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15 Students
82 Lessons
Beginner

What Will You Learn?

  • The difference between a raster file and a vector file
  • How to create a new document and use layers
  • How to use the functions of Adobe Illustrator
  • Different color systems

Curriculum

4h 57m
Section 1: A quick overview of Adobe Illustrator
38:41
Using the right tools for the job
03:06
Different color systems for print jobs and web
04:39
How Illustrators tools are different from other programs
03:29
Pop Quiz on Illustrator
05:35
You're ready to start making art!
00:29
Section 2: Let's start a new file
16:01
Start files and layers
01:04
Launch Illustrator
00:56
Start a new file
01:15
A little bit about layers
04:28
The Tool palette
03:28
A word about saving files
00:55
Working with Layers
03:26
Layers-check!
00:29
Section 3: The shape tools
30:03
Working with the shape tool
00:44
Cursor and Direct Selection tool
03:11
The Square Tool
02:05
Other shapes
05:45
Types of fills
05:27
Strokes
07:22
Drawing some shapes to make a graphic
05:00
Now you know the basics
00:29
Section 4: Starting to draw
20:51
Drawing in Illustrator
00:40
The pen tool 1
02:53
The pen tool 2
02:27
Adding and deleting points
02:16
Changing points
02:29
Paintbrush tool
04:40
Creating and styling shapes
04:52
Simple drawings
00:34
Section 5: Combining and blending shapes
27:23
Adding, subtracting and blending shapes
00:37
Adding:subtracting from a shape
04:19
Making holes
03:25
Creating multiples of a single shape
05:34
Blending Shapes
04:10
Create separate shapes
02:20
Blending a crescent and star shape
06:25
Adding complexity
00:33
Section 6: Custom Patterns and Gradients
43:25
Gradients and patterns
00:38
Creating a drop shadow
05:45
Creating a custom gradient
05:05
Using pattern fills
05:02
Making a custom pattern fill
10:37
Resizing pattern fill
04:31
Creating a custom pattern for your shape
11:18
Gradients and patterns, oh my!
00:29
Section 7: Working with text
34:46
Creating style with the text tool
00:40
The basic type tool
04:37
The type palette
03:42
Type inside a shape
04:08
Type on a curve
06:51
Outlining type
04:35
Ready, set, type!
09:52
Final thoughts on type design
00:21
Section 8: Charts don't have to be boring
34:19
Creating custom charts in Illustrator
00:41
Making a bar chart
05:01
Making a pie chart
05:02
Making a line chart
04:09
Changing your chart into a custom graphic
05:30
Making a chart come alive
08:18
Exploded pie chart
04:58
Uses for your custom charts
00:40
Section 9: Importing photos
27:09
Working with photos in Illustrator
00:31
Bringing in an existing photo
03:54
Sizing and cropping
02:10
Distorting
05:41
Adding effects
05:11
Putting the photo into shapes
02:58
Lab Exercise 9
06:11
End of Chapter 9
00:33
Section 10: Sending your Files in the world
24:59
Saving your files for different media
00:39
Saving for print
04:01
Saving for print 2
01:29
Collecting files
02:08
Saving as a PDF
03:27
Saving for web
03:45
Getting on the Web
09:04
You're ready to play!
00:26

Description

Requirements

  • Experience with the Adobe Illustrator is not necessary
  • Adobe Illustrator (trial version works as well)

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