5 Illustrator CC Essentials for Beginners

Pixel & Bracket, by Spencer Martin

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7 Videos (46m)
    • Welcome

    • Lesson 01: Selection & Navigation

    • Lesson 02: Creating Shapes

    • Lesson 03: Pen Tool

    • Lesson 04: Shape Builder & Pathfinder

    • Lesson 05: Artboards

    • Project: Create a Letterform

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About This Class


Create interesting and complex shapes with Adobe Illustrator CC!

In this free course, we'll be learning 5 Essentials in Illustrator CC. To best follow along, make sure you're updated to the latest CC 2018 version. The following are just some of the skills you'll be learning:

  • New Essentials Workspace
  • Navigating using Zoom & Hand Tools
  • Selection & Direct Selection Tools
  • Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon Tools
  • Modifier Keys while Creating Shapes
  • Custom Shapes with the Pen Tool
  • Combining & Dividing with Shape Builder
  • Creating & Exporting Artboards

Learn about all of these awesome essentials tips and more by watching this course!


You can also find me on my YouTube channel, Pixel & Bracket. I post tons of tutorials and other creative content. Free (emoji) high-fives to anyone that lets me know in the comments they found me on Skillshare!


Check out LAKEY INSPIRED on Soundcloud and Youtube. He does some awesome music, and I featured one of his tracks in this course.

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Spencer goes into essentials of illustrator without getting too deep to bore a beginner. He keeps the basics short and concise but covers up every important point. As this is a course on illustrator basics, do not expect advance stuff, however also do keep in mind that the basics are neatly covered. I am from photoshop background and am quite expert in photoshop, so definitely some of skills are transferred from PSD to AI, however there were many new features quite specific to Illustrator, and this course covers some of them. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend any absolute beginner to AI to see this course.
Great intro course for understanding the basic tools!





Pixel & Bracket

by Spencer Martin

Hey guys!

My name's Spencer Martin and I'm a multimedia designer from Indianapolis, Indiana. I also run a YouTube channel called Pixel & Bracket where I share tutorials, livestream my process, and educate other creatives.

Skillshare is a place that I can build and develop structured courses and I'm excited to share those with you! I hope that you'll gather little nuggets of information from my lessons, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned designer.


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