Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum

Illustrator Fundamentals

Apps Used: Adobe Illustrator

This is a summative assignment which includes all the Illustrator skills you've learned to date. Follow the instructions on this page carefully.

This is a summative assignment

It evaluates your mastery of the skills in this instructional unit. This assignment contributes to your final grade in the course. You will earn a letter grade.

Your Grading System


Your Assignment

Drawing with Shapes

Replicate the objects using the shape tools in the provided document.

Dawing with Shapes Summative

There may be more than one way to get to the same result. As long as you’re using shape tools, it’s fine. Once you’re done, save and close the document.

Pen Tool

Trace the provided image with the Pen Tool only. Use strokes only. Once you’re done, duplicate the illustration with strokes, then colour fill it, as shown below. The goal is to create the most accurate paths possible with the fewest anchor points.


This is much like a real-life scenario, where you would draw something by hand, then trace it in Illustrator to create scalable vector artwork.

Draw the sprinkles with the Pen Tool too.

All of your shapes need to be closed in order for them to fill with colour properly.

Once you’re done, simply save and close the document.

Type in Illustrator

Create a new Illustrator document with the specifications shown below. Use point type and area type where appropriate. Create paragraph styles for all the text. The will need a character style for the .ca.

Save the file into the exercise folder named:

Illustrator Type Summative

All the text is set in Proxima Nova font:

Set the slogan and URL:

Colour Spaces

Assign colours to the provided logo adhering to the guide images.

  1. Pure black and white, no grey.
  2. Only these two spot colours.
  3. All CMYK. Round numbers.
  4. No, there's no RGB logo.
  1. Your Swatches panel should look like this when you're done.
  2. Make sure to use your Separations Preview panel to check your work.

Make sure to save your document where it is. Don’t rename.

What you'll submit:


Once you've completed your work, save and close each document. Rename the provided assignment folder as LastName-FirstName-Group-Nº-Assignment-Name. So,

Appleseed-Johnny-1-Illustrator Fundamentals

Right-click, then choose Compress... to create a zip file for submission. So...


The zip file is what you submit.

Failure to submit your files as directed will incur a proportional loss of points. If your file/folder is not named with your name, you will earn a zero. Why?