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Adobe Illustrator 2023: Online Learning Resources

About Adobe Illustrator

Would you like to create a logo for your newsletter, or a drawing of a DNA strand for a scientific article you are writing? Adobe lllustrator allows you to create vector-based illustrations, logos, and other artistic designs. We offer here both comprehensive learning tools and quick how-tos that you can easily follow.

When Should I Use Adobe Illustrator?

How Do I Access Illustrator? Is it Free?

The Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other creative applications, is available for free to all current GW students, faculty, and staff. Follow GW IT's instructions to download onto your university-owned or personal device. You may download to a maximum of two devices at a time.

Free Online Illustrator Courses and Tutorials

The following websites offer access to online courses and tutorials designed to get you started with Illustrator or, if you are already familiar with with the software, to master new skills. Many additional resources are available via online search.

Tutorials on Individual Topics in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator for Scientists

Check out the Illustrator YouTube channel that offers tutorials geared specifically toward scientists. Learn how to draw a synapse or a lipid bilayer. Or create a simple DNA strand.

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