Adobe Illustrator: Design with Gradients

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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9 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:22
    • 2. BONUS GIVEAWAY!!!

      0:36
    • 3. Sketching Spaceships

      4:48
    • 4. Setting Up Illustrator

      3:25
    • 5. Building Shapes

      25:42
    • 6. Choosing Colors

      10:19
    • 7. Designing With Gradients

      21:28
    • 8. Details and Glows

      23:20
    • 9. Wrapping Up

      4:58
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About This Class

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Gradients are one of Adobe Illustrator's most powerful tools. When applied correctly, it's possible to take very simple shapes and turn them into realistic, stunning illustrations. After many years of experimentation applying gradients to illustrations, I have prepared this class to share my start-to-finish workflow for using them. If you are looking for a way to add more dimension and impact to your flat illustrations, this is the class for you.

We'll be covering:

  • Sketching a spaceship design for use in a real game
  • Setting up Illustrator for working efficiently
  • Using simple shapes and tricks to build your design
  • Choosing colors that will make your design stand out
  • Applying gradients and effects that imitate real lighting
  • A workflow that allows you to make big changes at any point in the design process

I hope you enjoy the class!