Adobe Illustrator CC – Essentials Training Staff Pick

Daniel Scott, Adobe Certified Trainer & UI/UX Expert

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40 Lessons (5h 54m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:38
    • 2. Course Exercise Files for Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials

      0:53
    • 3. Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC

      7:34
    • 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

      7:29
    • 6. How to draw a fox using the shape builder tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

      10:10
    • 7. How to draw custom logo shapes easily in Adobe Illustrator CC

      4:53
    • 8. How to draw anything using the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator

      13:09
    • 9. How to draw using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

      13:19
    • 10. Drawing with the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

      13:11
    • 11. How to use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC

      12:56
    • 12. How to draw lines with the Width Tool in Adobe Illustrator

      9:15
    • 13. How to use Type & Fonts in Adobe Illustrator to design a postcard

      14:17
    • 14. How to curve type around a badge using Adobe Illustrator CC

      12:52
    • 15. How to break apart & destroy text & fonts using Adobe Illustrator CC

      3:55
    • 16. What is RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

      3:58
    • 17. How to steal colors from an image using Eye Dropper in Illustrator

      3:41
    • 18. How to find amazing colors in Illustrator using Color Theme

      4:50
    • 19. How to make Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CC

      6:04
    • 20. How to mask an image inside text in Adobe Illustrator CC

      7:08
    • 21. How to cut holes in shapes using Compound Shapes in Illustrator CC

      10:39
    • 22. How to use CC Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CC

      10:28
    • 23. Making things liquid & distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC

      8:01
    • 24. How to bend & warp shapes & text in Adobe Illustrator CC

      5:32
    • 25. Drawing amazing repeating shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC

      5:11
    • 26. How to create repeating patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC

      8:53
    • 27. How to how to vectorize an image in Adobe Illustrator CC

      11:53
    • 28. How to use Adobe Capture App with Adobe Illustrator CC

      11:23
    • 29. Using Free Templates in Adobe Illustrator CC

      3:46
    • 30. Exporting for Print

      5:59
    • 31. How to save your Illustrator Files as Jpegs for websites

      5:21
    • 32. How to redraw the MasterCard Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      4:50
    • 33. How to redraw the Instagram Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      7:50
    • 34. How to redraw the Kodak Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      11:23
    • 35. How to redraw the eHarmony Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      10:40
    • 36. How to redraw the Tinder Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      6:08
    • 37. How to redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC

      7:47
    • 38. Cheat Sheet for Adobe Illustrator CC

      9:43
    • 39. BONUS: Software Updates

      33:10
    • 40. Course Conclusion for Adobe Illustrator CC

      1:50
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Project Description

Download the exercise files here.

Download the completed files here.

Project 1: Simple Shaped Animal

For this project you are to create an animal using on simple shapes & lines in Illustrator. The tools used are the ones mentioned in video 04 of the series. [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

Example:

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Project 2: The Ugly Duckling

In this project, you are to redraw & color the swan using the shape builder tool. Techniques for this course can be found in the 05 video.

[Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

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Project 3: Redrawing the owl

In this project you are to finish the 4th drawing from video 08 in the series – the owl. You’re required to use the curvature tool. Give the owl some color and post your project.  [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

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Project 4: Freehand Drawing & Brushes

Using the file Drawing 2.jpg from the exercise files your goal is to create hand drawn magic. You can use a mixture of the brush and stroke techniques learnt in video 11. [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

Example:

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Project 5: Love redraw

Using the width tool, you have to complete the Love lettering we started in video 12 of the series. [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

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Project 6: Badge for Pet Obesity Prevention

This project is to create your own badge using your own text or the text supplied in ‘Type on a path exercise.txt’ of your exercise files. You’ll use the type on the path techniques as learnt in video 14. [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

Example:

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Project 7: Flowers

In this project, I want you to start with your very own shape & colors. Then scale, spin & repeat you’re way to amazingness! You can check out video 25 in the series for specific details on how to do this.

[Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

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Project 8: Patterns

Pattern time! Take your own drawing and create a repeating ‘wallpaper’ style pattern. For more information on how to do this, see video 26 in the series. [Share it with me here and on Instagram @bringyourownlaptop & @skillshare]

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