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Class Project

Reproduce your favorite print ad using Adobe Illustrator

About the Class

Learn from a real-life illustrator. Build your portfolio.

Struggle through boring software tutorials no more. Learn all the Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, and tricks you'll ever need to start producing your own digital artwork. In just about 2 hours, you'll learn how to recreate any digitally illustrated ad of your choosing—from scratch. Not to mention, all the keyboard shortcuts will save you hours on your artwork in the future. Learn fast, and create better work faster.

Learn by doing. 

Recreate one of your favorite prints from advertising history to give yourself a first-hand look at why the piece was so successful. Come away with a finished piece of artwork of your own. Check out some image resources here

Watch 11 video lessons. 

  1. Welcome to Class   (7 minutes)
  2. Getting Started   (10 minutes)
  3. Preferences   (8 minutes)
  4. Free Form Building   (15 minutes)
  5. Building With Shapes   (21 minutes) 
  6. Strokes With Lines   (19 minutes)
  7. Color   (14 minutes)
  8. Typography   (12 minutes)
  9. Exporting Final Words   (13 minutes)
  10. Bitmap Textures   (7 minutes)
  11. Vector Patterns   (13 minutes)

More Information

Software Requirements: Adobe Illustrator (If you don't have either one of these, you can download a free trial version of the Creative Suite 6 Design Suite at Adobe.com)

Level: Beginner

School: Design

Related Subjects: Advertising, Vectorizing, Digital Illustration, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design

At a Glance

  • 11 Video Lessons (2h 19m)
  • 10.9K Students
  • 98% Positive Reviews (313)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Brad Woodard

Brad Woodard

Designer + Illustrator

I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Austin, Texas with my wife and little boy. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started...

98% Positive Reviews

Maui Dls

Maui Dls

This is an amazing tutorial for beginners in Illustrator. Brad explained everything very well, his voice is clear, simple words, and covered the basics. Thanks Brad! You're a great tea...

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