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Draw Your Friends! Design a One-of-a-kind Greeting Card and Learn Basic Skills in Illustrator

Julia Taylor, Artist, Designer, Illustrator

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11 Videos (56m)
    • Draw Your Friends! - Introduction

    • Supplies & Tools You Will Need

    • Choosing a Reference Photo

    • Using the Provided Greeting Card Template Files

    • Optional: Adjust the Illustrator Template for a Different Sized Card

    • Placing the Reference Photo

    • Tracing Your Photo

    • Finishing Your Design

    • Optional: Adding a Message to the Inside

    • Printing Your Card

    • Show Off Your Work, and Thank You!


About This Class

Don't think you can draw? You can! Learn to create silhouetted shapes in Illustrator by tracing a photo of your friends or family members (or even pets!). 

Learn Illustrator basics like using Layers, the Pencil Tool, the Pathfinder Panel, and Clipping Masks, as well as other beginner-level skills. 

This class is perfect for students who are new to Illustrator or who have limited experience. 

Bonus: download a greeting card template perfect for printing your own greeting cards at home! Use with or without completing this class project.

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Learned a lot of great tips for Illustrator.





Julia Taylor

Artist, Designer, Illustrator

Hi there! I am a graphic designer and artist from Breckenridge, Colorado. I love to create both digital art and traditional paintings. I am excited to share my skills with others!

Check out my Etsy shops here: - Personalized Mountain & Beach Art Prints - Printable Painting Patterns

And check out my fine art website here:

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