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Adobe Illustrator: From Shapes to Complex & Beautiful Illustrations

Junichi Tsuneoka

Adobe Illustrator: From Shapes to Complex & Beautiful Illustrations

Junichi Tsuneoka

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Course Introduction

1

Introduction

01:44
2

Basic Concept of the Course

00:58
3

Examples and Applications

00:39
4

Process Overview

01:44
5

Quiz - Introduction

Getting Started

6

Concept Development

09:12
7

Tips for Pencil Sketch

18:12
8

Shape Tool Basics

06:58
9

Shape Tool Advance

08:36
10

How to Control Shapes by Different Movements

04:49
11

How to Control Shapes By Reflect Skew and Rotate Tools to Create Complex Shapes

05:45
12

Combine Multiple Shapes with Pathfinder Tool

04:19
13

Create Complex Shapes with Pathfinder Tool

06:51
14

Quiz - Getting Started

Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic

15

Case Study 1 Overview (Stand Alone Design)

02:04
16

Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic

03:29
17

Create a Group of Shapes to be Used as a Base of the Illustration

13:03
18

How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result

05:43
19

Adding Colors

11:12
20

How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It

03:27
21

Exercise

00:51
22

Quiz - Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic

Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern

23

Case Study 2 Overview (Illustrative Pattern)

01:41
24

Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic

01:37
25

Create a Small Unit of Complex Shapes to Use as a Base of the Whole Illustration

14:01
26

How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result

01:48
27

How to Introduce Foreground Middle and Background Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve More Depth

09:56
28

Adding Colors

07:27
29

How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It

06:38
30

Quiz - Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern

Conclusion

31

Conclusion

00:59

Final Quiz

32

Final Quiz

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Draw simple shapes and transform them into intricate designs fast.
  • Master basic and advanced design principles used to create professional illustrations.
  • Achieve an instant visual impact with your professional illustrations.
  • Visualize, plan and develop your illustration concepts before stating your project.
  • Use basic and advanced shape tools confidently.
  • Create an environment for converting pencil sketches into editable vector graphics.
  • Work with color and achieve depth and detail in your designs.
  • Finalize your designs by professionally fine-tuning them.

ABOUT JUNICHI’S CLASS:

In a world where everything has been done before, there is something to be said for creating your own work from scratch. Basic shapes are a strong tool for communication because of their familiarity and simplicity. They can, therefore, act as a basis for powerful designs and illustrations.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to create original, complex graphics from basic shapes. You’ll learn each step of the illustration process from concept development to creating sketches, vectorizing, perfecting composition and color right down to fine-tuning and final delivery.

You will cover two case studies, showcasing the workflow of creating a captivating illustration. By the end of this course you’ll be able to create stand-alone graphics and illustrative patterns with ease.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to do flexible, hand-drawn sketches before starting your project
  • Expert tips for working with pencil sketches
  • How to duplicate basic shapes to create patterns and more complex shapes
  • How to use Reflect, Skew and Rotate tools to transforms shapes into complex designs and combine multiple shapes with the Pathfinder tool
  • How to import a pencil sketch in Illustrator and convert it into vector shapes
  • How to introduce large, medium and small design elements to your overall design
  • How to introduce foreground, middle and background elements to your design

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Anyone who has already learned the basics of Adobe Illustrator
  • Designers wanting to brush up their illustrative design skills
  • Illustrators wanting to advance their careers and gain a competitive edge
  • Creatives wanting to learn advanced Illustrator techniques
  • Digital marketers and content creators with intermediate Illustrator skills
  • Intermediate level.

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Illustrator CC

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Graphic design and illustration expert with an established “California Roll Style” - a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop and American urban cultures. Junichi Tsuneoka's work possesses highly communicative, assertive graphics and contains clear signs pointing back to his strong design background.

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