Creating a Coffee Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator for Beginners: Design Process - Sketch to Vector

Anne Bracker, Graphic Designer, Adobe Max Speaker

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13 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:09
    • 2. Creating a New Document in Illustrator

      2:25
    • 3. Setting up Your Workspace

      5:08
    • 4. Illustrator Layers and Appearance Palettes

      6:01
    • 5. Colors, Color Guide, Swatches, Brushes, Symbols, Align, & Pathfinder Palettes

      8:17
    • 6. Tools Used in Icon 1 - Coffee Packaging

      6:47
    • 7. Creating Icon 1 - Coffee Packaging

      11:42
    • 8. Tools Used in Icon 2 - Tall Coffee Cup

      5:22
    • 9. Creating Icon 2 - Tall Coffee Cup

      14:44
    • 10. Tools Used in Icon 3 - Coffee Pot

      3:58
    • 11. Creating Icon 3 - Coffee Pot

      11:39
    • 12. Collecting Graphics and Exporting

      5:55
    • 13. Wrap Up

      0:40

Project Description

For the class project, you’ll be choosing a few related items, sketching them out, and designing a simple vector set of those items. Of course, you can use the coffee icons we use in class, and feel free to put your own spin on them!

Complete your project in 4 easy steps:

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  1. Sketch a few simple icons. Need ideas? Various food-related items can be fun, or you can try art-related items (pencil, palette, brush). You can also use my coffee sketches for your project (of course)!
  2. Take a picture with your phone or scan it in
  3. Vectorize the set!
  4. Post your Illustrator work in progress OR final artwork to your class project

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