Adobe Illustrator® Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)

Adobe Illustrator® Classroom in a Book , published by Pearson, shows students how to create vector-based artwork for web and print. Lessons cover shapes, paths, drawing tools, and a range of collateral built on modern graphics.

  • Official training series for Adobe products
  • Flexible learning format
  • Insightful content from industry experts
  • Calls out enhancements in the most recent Illustrator release
  • Adobe Certified Professional exam prep
  • Newly updated for 2023

Adobe Illustrator CTE Program

Learn to create logos, flyers, and other collateral in Adobe Illustrator through an easy-to-follow CTE program.


Practical Assignments

The activities and assessments mimic actual tasks designers encounter, from laying out a postcard to creating artwork for a t-shirt.


Step by Step Instructions

Each lesson provides students with step-by-step instructions for creating a specific project as well as opportunities for creative exploration and experimentation.


Up-to-Date Illustrator Coverage

Our program was developed with input from Adobe’s product experts. They checked to ensure the textbook aligned with the most recent version of Illustrator, including the tips and callouts.


Built-In Assessments

Every lesson ends with a review section that allows teachers to gauge their students’ progress. From there, they can make adjustments to the curriculum so everyone remains caught up.

Adobe Illustrator Teaching Solutions

  • Instructional Videos
  • Complete eText

Instructional Videos

  • Key Functionality
    Created to follow the text and illustrate key functions
  • Video Icons
    Video-only content marked with a video icon

Complete eText

  • Online Availability
    Accessible through any device with an internet connection
  • Student Independence
    Allows for flexible independent study

Interactive eText Overview


Tour the engaging features of the Bookshelf by VitalSource® Student eText.

Interactive eText for your Adobe Illustrator Program

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The Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText platform features include search and navigation, bookmarking, note taking, creating personalized study tools and more. Students can access content anytime, anywhere, including 100% offline access.

Instructor Notes

The downloadable Instructor Notes include support for each lesson with teaching guidance and additional questions to check for understanding.

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Frequently asked questions about Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book

  • What topics are covered in the table of contents?

    Getting Started

    What’s New in Adobe® Illustrator® (2023 Release)

    A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator (2023 Release)

    • Getting to Know the Work Area
    • Techniques for Selecting Artwork
    • Using Shapes to Create Artwork for A Postcard
    • Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
    • Transforming Artwork
    • Using the Basic Drawing Tools
    • Drawing with The Pen Tool
    • Using Color to Enhance Artwork
    • Adding Type to A Project
    • Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
    • Gradients, Blends, And Patterns
    • Using Brushes to Create an Ad
    • Exploring Creative Uses of Effect and Graphic Styles
    • Creating Artwork for A T-Shirt
    • Placing and Working with Images
    • Sharing Projects
    • Index

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 9-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for introductory arts and design courses.
  • Does the course align to any industry certifications?

    This program prepares students for the Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) certification exam.

  • What are the digital license options?
    The Student Edition can be purchased with 1 year access to the eText.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the print Student Edition and access to the eText on the Bookshelf by VitalSource® platform.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    The downloadable Instructor Notes are available to support instructors with each lesson.

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