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Alexi Politis

Creative Director + Artist

BEGINNER Skill Level

44 MINS Duration

You can purchase this class as part of our Creative Designer Bundle

along with two other classes for $82 (valued at $117).

You'll need Adobe Illustrator for this class as well!


  • How to arrange and customize your workspace
  • How to use various Adobe Illustrator tools and modes
  • How to create shapes, repeating objects and backgrounds
  • How to prep your work for print

In this class, you’ll learn the basics ofAdobe Illustrator from self-taught graphic designer Alexi Politis. You’ll learn new skills like manipulating images, working with color tools, creating shapes and adding gorgeous typography. At the end of this class, you’ll have a custom invitation for your next celebration, and the skills to make your own cards, art prints, blog layout and more!

STUDENT PERK: Get exclusive access to 15% off an Adobe Creative Cloud Membership. You'll be able to use ALL Adobe apps for just $42.49 per month. Access link is in the course downloads.

Adobe Illustrator is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. Neither the class offered, the instructors presenting the materials, nor Brit + Co are in any way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.

All you need to complete this course are a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed and a few class downloads created by Alexi (available in your class downloads).


  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Course Extras
  • Tips + Tricks

Don’t have Adobe Illustrator? Try Illustrator FREE for 7 days.

Intro To Adobe Illustrator Class

Learn how to create adorable birthday invitations from start to finish with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

Purchase this course individually

Please note you will not be refunded if you decide to upgrade to our B+C All Access Pass.


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Recent Reviews

  • Valuable and Recommended

    Love this valuable course! Highly recommended!

  • Love it

    Great useful class, very happy I took it.

  • So fun and I feel like a bonafide pro!

    I really thought this was out of the scope of what I could EVER do but I'm so glad I took this class cause I can do so much cool stuff for fun and work now! The illustrations you can make are super cool you wont believe what you can use for A JUMP OFF POINT!

  • Another great course for beginners

    I thought creating these invitations would be difficult but it wasn't! She made it easy. This is a great way to learn Illustrator because the project is fun and easy to follow.

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