Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator

, Designer + Illustrator

About the Class

Great news everyone! No longer do you need to struggle making your artwork digital, and forego even a Skillshare course because you have no experience with Adobe Illustrator.

This course is designed to teach you all the ins and outs of Illustrator, so that you can become comfortable and efficient with the program. Whether you have never even opened Illustrator, or have but are still intimidated by it, you are in the perfect class. With a multitude of short video tutorials, I will help you setup your project and workspace, demonstrate tool functions, and also share some incredibly helpful keyboard shortcuts and other tips that will save you hours on your project. 

What You'll Learn

  • Form Building. You'll learn how to build forms using shapes, the pen tool, lines, and brushes. 
  • Form Stylizing. You'll learn how to stylize your objects by using color and text manipulation tools.
  • Advanced Topics. You'll learn advanced illustration techniques using bitmaps, textures, clipping masks, and more.


Student Ashley Perk's final project.

What You'll Make

You will be recreating one of your favorite print ads from history. The point of this project isn't simply to copy another artist's work, but rather to help you build something from the knowledge you learn in the course. I want you to focus on the tools rather than design principles, though hopefully you take something away from reconstructing great work and studying why it was successful. I will give you all you need to be able to come away with a finished digital piece of artwork. You will come away more confident and capable with the truly amazing program that is Adobe Illustrator. To ensure this, you have your classmates to help each other, who will be sharing resources, answering questions, and giving feedback all along the way.

Image Resources:  http://www.pinterest.com/bradwwoodard/advertising/

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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

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At a Glance

  • 11 Video Lessons
  • 7.3K Students
  • 99% Positive Reviews (219)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

Class Project

Reproduce your favorite print ad using Adobe Illustrator

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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...

99% Positive Reviews

Sensi Quintero

Sensi Quintero

Really clear explanations and the content very useful

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