Fundamentals of Illustrator IV: Appearances, Graphic Styles & Layers

Brad Woodard, Designer + Illustrator

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6 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction: Create a mixed media collage

      2:43
    • Appearance Panel

      7:32
    • Layers

      11:07
    • Actions

      4:52
    • Graphic Styles

      6:53
    • Masks

      10:28

About This Class

Adobe Illustrator is an incredible design application, one that has limitless potential for translating your creativity into beautiful graphic formats. The sheer amount of tools and effects can be daunting, however, leaving beginners intimidated and confused without a starting point. This class will not only provide a foundation for working with Illustrator, it will get you started on the path to harnessing the application's power!

This class, which is the fourth of a four part series on the Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, will provide in-depth insrtuction and understanding into the tools in Illustrator.

Be sure to enroll in my complete Fundamentals of Illustrator Series: Fundamentals of Illustrator I: The First Steps to Becoming a Pro Illustrator, Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator II: Paths, Shapes & Type, and Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator III: Colors, Swatches & Patterns.

75 of 76 students recommendSee All

I wish he'd explained WHY it's better to have artwork on multiple layers as opposed to a single layer, but other than that this was really good.
Chris Cambell

Communications Specialist

Lot's of information to save your time working in AI
Marina Selezneva

Illustrator. Artist

Outstanding series of videos. Extremely helpful and thorough!

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Brad Woodard

Designer + Illustrator

I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Austin, Texas with my wife and two little kids. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started my career as an information designer and illustrator at Column Five Media. The digital illustration courses I took in college paid off, as I found that more and more clients were requesting illustration work in their designs. Merging both skills together I have been able attract all types of work, including my work in advertising at Arnold Worldwide.

Now, my wife and I run our own design and illustration studio full-time, named Brave the Woods. We also started the company Artists for Education, which brings artists together to create beautifully designed, educational artwork for teachers' classrooms and your living room.

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