Use Adobe Illustrator

The information on this page is intended to help members of the Boston University community utilize their Adobe Creative Cloud license, specifically the Adobe Photoshop application. For instructional pages on other Adobe products, please visit our main How-To index.

Adobe Illustrator LogoWhat is Adobe Illustrator?

Illustrator is Adobe's powerful art-creation app that houses everything BU educators and students need to create web designs, print graphics, logos, icons, and even presentation materials. By combining shapes, drawings, text, and images, Illustrator can be used on a desktop or iPad to cultivate a variety of static materials for courses.

Get Started with Adobe Illustrator

If you've never used editing software before or are already a high-performing user, Adobe Tutorials will bring you a variety of different Adobe Illustrator tutorial videos and example projects from beginner to expert level. These resources will allow you to get started creating vector artwork and hone your existing skills for curating course materials.

To view a variety of videos and tutorials, visit Adobe Illustrator Learn & Support.

View other video tutorials via Boston University's MyMedia Adobe Channel.

BU Educators: Connect with a Learning Community

Digital Learning & Innovation is committed to building learning communities and creating gathering places for Boston University leadership, faculty, and staff technology users to share ideas, meet and connect with colleagues, and discuss platforms designed to improve students’ learning experiences. All of our communities of practice meet via Zoom or in-person and are supported by Digital Learning & Innovation, Educational Technology, and Center for Teaching & Learning staff.

Trainings & Workshops

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator and view upcoming trainings and workshops: BU TechWeb Trainings.

Technology Support for Adobe Illustrator

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Teaching Guides & Resources

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