Created for teachers, students, or anyone who wants to learn Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Tutorials for Technology Students - Level 1 is an "eworkbook" of ten individual Adobe Illustrator tutorials I created for complete beginners. The goal was to make Adobe Illustrator easy and fun to learn for students. The activities are created as "worksheets" rather than long chapters often found in a textbook and students generally have an easy time with them.

As a full-time teacher (with a web and logo design business on the side), I know students sometimes need step-by-step assistance. With these short and simple instructions that have abundant screenshots and "Click Here" guidance, your students can get started using the basic drawing tools right away in Lesson 1. It's a great supplement to your technology curriculum.

Many teachers ask, "Will your lesson work with CS4 or CS5?" These lessons just teach the basic tools in Illustrator. Here is a comparison chart of features. Higher versions have additional tools and enhancements so you shouldn't have a problem. But feel free to try out the sample lessons to make sure they work for you.

The Level 1 eworkbook covers these Illustrator skills:

Level 1

Level 1 Book Cover

  • Basic Drawing Tools
  • Swatch, Brush, and Graphic Style Libraries
  • Working with Symbols
  • Adding an Effect
  • Working with Layers
  • Aligning Objects
  • Custom Brushes
  • Typing on a Path

    Single User Version -  $11.95

    Classroom Version - $34.95

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Lesson Samples from the eworkbook:

Note: These sample PDF files are protected and may not be printed, but they show exactly the type of activities found in the eworkbook.

Lesson 1 - Intro to Illustrator(.pdf)

Lesson 5 - Flowers for You Logo (.pdf)

Table of Contents (.pdf)

Gallery of Lesson Activities (.pdf)

What teachers are saying:

"My high school students love the Illustrator level 1 books. The step-by-step directions are short and illustrated and the practices and fun and relevant to the industry.  I love the books because they teach Illustrator for me!  All I have to do is walk around and watch and them learn Illustrator."

"I just wanted to let you know that we LOVE your eworkbook.  It is just what we were looking for."

"They loved it--great results, easy to understand--done in record time."

Level 2


 

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Illustrator Level 2

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  • Graphic Style Libraries
  • Pathfinder Tools
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Transparency and Opacity
  • Glyphs
  • Clipping Masks
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Live Trace
  • Live Paint

Single User Version -  $11.95

Classroom Version - $34.95

Lesson Samples from the Level 2 eworkbook:

Note: These sample PDF files are protected and may not be printed, but they show exactly the type of activities found in the eworkbook.

Lesson 11 - Ice Cream Menu (.pdf)

Lesson 16 - Cell Phone (.pdf)

Table of Contents (.pdf)

Gallery of Lesson Activities (.pdf)

 


New! Photoshop - Beginner eworkbooks

Developed by high school technology teacher, Marie Harpin, these 10 lessons are great for students who are using Photoshop for the first time. Simple, "Click Here" instructionsand guidance  will have students creating projects in Photoshop right from Lesson 1!

Level 1

 

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Photoshop Level 1

Photoshop Level 2 now available!

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Photoshop Level 2

  • Making Selections
  • Working with Layers
  • Image Effects
  • Working with Filters
  • Using Layer Styles
  • Blending Modes
  • Using the Text Tool
  • Working with Opacity



     

    Single User Version -  $11.95

    Classroom Version - $34.95

Lesson Samples from the eworkbook:

Note: These sample PDF files are protected and may not be printed, but they show exactly the type of activities found in the eworkbook.

Table of Contents

Lesson 0 - Photoshop Essentials.pdf

Lesson 1 - Tomato Tree.pdf
Images Needed: Purple Tree.jpg, Tomatoes.jpg

Lesson 2 - Race Car in the Desert.pdf
Images Needed: Desert.jpg, Race Car.jpg

Lesson 3 - Wolves at Sunrise.pdf
Images Needed: Sunrise.jpg, Wolf.jpg


 

Some Questions You May Have:

How do I get the eworkbook?

I will personally email you the PDF eworkbook along with any source files required. I will make every attempt to do so within 24 hours of your order. You will only need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the eworkbook. No additional software is necessary. I have researched this a lot and my emailing the eworkbook is the cheapest, fastest, and easiest way for me to get you the files while maintaining some security on my end. If you really want a CD though, I will be happy to send you one but I can only do that if you have a PC and you are willing to pay shipping costs.

Can I Trust You Will Email It?

I have put a lot of time and effort into this eworkbook and I am proud of it. I want people to buy it, so any dishonesty on my part would not be good for my business. Also, I am going to be creating Levels 2 and 3 for Illustrator as well as a Photoshop series, so I want customers to come back.

What if I want a refund?

Well, I have researched this a lot too and due to the digital nature of the eworkbook, there's no way I can verify that any files I have sent will be destroyed on your end, so I will not be offering refunds. I have tried to show you exactly what you will be getting by posting two sample lessons, the Table of Contents, and a gallery showing the activities in each lesson. If you still have more questions, just contact me.

Single User or Classroom Edition?

Single User Edition: You may use the eworkbook on 1 computer only. Printing capability will be disabled.

Classroom Edition: You may use the activities with your students in your classes only. You may make the eworkbook accessible on a network and also print out lessons for your students only. Please don't share them with colleagues.

Site License: For district-wide use, please contact me for site license information.

Sales Tax: If you are in Texas, I must charge you sales tax.  If you are a tax exempt organization in Texas, just contact me and I will invoice you without the tax.

 

Contact: Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information. Also, if you have found the eworkbook helpful, drop me a line if you can. Thanks!

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