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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Class Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC for Beginners

02:15
2

Class Exercise Files for Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials

01:20
3

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC

07:34

Drawing

4

How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator CC with Shapes & Lines

22:34
5

How to Draw Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:29
6

How to Draw a Fox Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator

10:10
7

Drawing - Quiz

CC

8

How to Draw Custom Logo Shapes Easily in Adobe Illustrator CC

04:53
9

How to Draw Anything Using the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator

13:09
10

How to Draw Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

13:19
11

Drawing with the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

13:11
12

How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC

12:56
13

How to Draw Lines with the Width Tool in Adobe Illustrator

09:15

Type & Fonts

14

How to Use Type & Fonts in Adobe Illustrator to Design a Postcard

14:17
15

How to Curve Type Around a Badge Using Adobe Illustrator CC

12:52
16

How to Break Apart & Destroy Text & Fonts Using Adobe Illustrator CC

03:55

Color

17

What is RGB & CMYK Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:59
18

How to Steal Colors from an Image Using Eye Dropper in Illustrator

03:41
19

How to Find Amazing Colors in Illustrator Using Color Theme

04:50
20

How to Make Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:04
21

Color - Quiz

Masking

22

How to Mask an Image Inside Text in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:08
23

How to Cut Holes in Shapes Using Compound Shapes in Illustrator CC

10:39
24

Masking - Quiz

CC Libraries

25

How to Use CC Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:28

Effects & Patterns

26

Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:01
27

How to Bend & Warp Shapes & Text in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:32
28

Drawing Amazing Repeating Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:11
29

How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:53
30

How to Vectorize an Image in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:53
31

Effects & Patterns - Quiz

Capture App

32

How to Use Adobe Capture App with Adobe Illustrator CC

11:23

Free Templates

33

Using Free Templates in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:46

Exporting

34

Exporting for Print

05:59
35

How to Save Your Illustrator Files as Jpegs for Websites

05:21
36

Exporting - Quiz

Real World Exercises

37

32. How to Redraw the MasterCard Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

04:50
38

How to Redraw the Instagram Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:50
39

How to Redraw the Kodak Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:23
40

How to Redraw the eHarmony Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:40
41

How to Redraw the Tinder Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:08
42

How to Redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:47

Next Steps

43

Cheat Sheet for Adobe Illustrator CC

09:43
44

Course Conclusion for Adobe Illustrator CC

01:14

Final Quiz

45

Final Quiz

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Set up and navigate the Adobe Illustrator interface like a pro.
  • Drawing with the pen, pencil & curvature tool.
  • How to mask images & graphics.
  • Create stencil style images from real drawings.
  • Work with color like a seasoned designer.
  • Draw in Illustrator with shapes and lines and create custom logos easily.
  • Master the use of Type and Fonts to create a postcard and other designs.
  • Use CC libraries, free templates and the Adobe Capture App confidently.
  • Work with and create advanced effects and patterns.
  • Save and export your work for a range of different outputs.

ABOUT DANIEL'S CLASS:

Adobe Illustrator is celebrated as one of the top design tools by industry experts globally. Its versatile features have been carefully created with professionals in mind, allowing the program to be used for any design project imaginable. Now, you can go from first-time user to Illustrator pro as you move through the chapters of this fundamentals class taught by a world-renowned expert.

This class covers all of the Illustrator need-to-know basics including drawing with shapes and lines, using tools like curvature, brushes, pen and pencil, type and fonts confidently, the ins and outs of RGB and CMYK, advanced masking and how to save and export your designs.

The class is filled with practical, real-world projects that you can start using straight away to build your portfolio and advance your career as a designer.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to set up your workspace for an efficient workflow
  • How to draw using the shape builder, pen, pencil and curvature tools
  • How to use brushes and draw lines like an expert
  • How to curve type around a badge and break apart or destroy text and fonts
  • The basics of RGB and CMYK, how to use the dropper to pick up colors, find colors using Color Theme and how to create interesting gradients
  • How to mask an image inside text and cut holes in shapes using compound shapes
  • How to distort, bend, warp and vectorize an image

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • People who have no to little experience with Adobe Illustrator
  • People who need a refresher class on Illustrator’s features
  • Illustrators who want to fortify their existing skill set
  • Professional artists who want to move their art to a digital platform
  • Designers who want to add Adobe Illustrator designs to their offering
  • Logo designers who want to learn how to create killer logos in Illustrator
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator CC
  • All levels of experience

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Illustrator CC

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

An influential media designer, Advanced Adobe Certified Instructor and dedicated teacher to thousands of students for over 15 years. Daniel is a speaker and multi-award winner at the prestigious annual Adobe Max conference.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Exercise Files
Completed Files

Ratings and Reviews

Roz Fruchtman
 

BIG COMPLAINT... I'm just starting this course. I have Illustrator CS6. My BIG/HUGE Complaint and I only watched 2 1/2 brief lessons... Is that the FiVRR LOGO (top right) is RIGHT ON TOP of the Illustrator Panels and YOU CANNOT SEE what is under it. IF one is just learning, they need to see what everything looks like in Illustrator (or any class). I STRONGLY suggest that FIVRR and CreativeLive find a better place to put the FIVRR Logo instead of putting it where it BLOCKS ESSENTIAL course visuals! Not sure I can get through this, but I'm not giving up quite yet. I like the course previews and IF I can learn how to get around Illustrator I will be thrilled... I am a Photoshop person, and Illustrator makes me feel like an incompetent! ;) Perhaps IF I can learn Illustrator I can use it for some of the visuals I create! Thanks in advance. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find a better place and size for the Fivrr Logo. ~Roz Fruchtman aka @RozSpirations

Christi Peace
 

This class is AMAZING!! Daniel is a very thorough, entertaining and easy to follow instructor. You DO NOT need to take any college course on Illustrator because this is the whole thing right here!! You will be a pro once you complete it. I only wish that Creative Live could send me a diploma for it once I complete it! BUY THIS CLASS! IT’S WORTH EVERY PENNY!!

Melissa
 

Such a great course! Daniel made learning easy and fun. Can't wait to go on to the Illustrator Mastery course next!

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