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Illustration: From Sketch to Finish, Create a Detailed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Erica Ilene, Designer and Artist

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17 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Intro

    • Setting up: Setting up the work space for efficient work flow and editing

    • Brushes and Texture Swatches. Load the brushes and textures swatches provided with the class

    • Sketch:

    • Illustrator Basics: Tools and keyboard short cuts used in the class demonstration illustration

    • Pen Tool 1: Defining when and where to plot anchor points

    • Pen Tool 2: Working with handles and anchor points.

    • Pen Tool 3: Working with unique corners

    • Pen Tool 4: Using the pen tool and reducing opacity to illustrate over a sketch

    • Color: Picking color

    • Color: Color guide

    • Coloring and resizing texture swatches

    • Lettering 1: Illustrate a simple sans serif type

    • Lettering 2: Customizing a a font

    • Illustration: Putting it all together

    • Wrap up: Finding inspiration and project instruction

    • Bonus: Using texture and pattern swatches in a repeating pattern tile


About This Class

This class will cover how to use color and applying texture in illustrator.

You Will Learn:

- Basic illustrator tools

- Adding depth wil color

_ Color Guide and color harmonies

- Applying texture with artistic, scatter, and pattern brushes

- Coloring, resizing, and applying texture swatches 

- Pen tool basics

- Lettering tricks

You will need:

- Adobe illustrator

- Paper, pencil, and eraser 

25 of 25 students recommendSee All

great details, loved the class
Great class ! I've learned a lot . Thank you so much !
This class is AMAZING! It is chock full of great tips and tricks and Erica does a great job explaining her process. She gets a HUGE SHOUT OUT for providing several free textures and brushes which is incredibly generous! I highly recommend this class and can't wait to see what Erica teaches next!
Anne LaFollette

It's Never too Late to Create