Illustrator Nuggets For Surface Designers

Esther Nariyoshi, Surface Designer | Illustrator

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9 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

      1:33
    • 2. Setting Up, Colors, and Other Hidden Gems

      13:49
    • 3. All About Shapes

      19:14
    • 4. Silky Smooth Paths

      5:49
    • 5. Thoughtful Curves

      7:32
    • 6. Selections (aka Herding Cats)

      14:36
    • 7. Actions and POD Export Tips

      6:32
    • 8. Thank you

      0:12
    • 9. Bonus

      2:08
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About This Class

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This class is designed for Illustrator users with a special focus on surface design. Esther Covers some of the essential functions that designers use, and she also goes the extra mile to walk through alternative methods to achieve similar results. This class is great for someone who has some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, and wants to grow in fluency.

Some of the functions covered:

  • Setting up optimal workspace
  • Global Edit (selection tool)
  • Effortless color picking
  • Selection by lasso, magic wand, same attributes and beyond
  • Making compound shapes (shaper tool, pathfinder, etc)
  • Creating Custom Actions
  • Precise Alignment
  • Puppet Warp Tool
  • Recolor
  • Smoothing curves
  • Curvature tool
  • and much more

If you are a beginner in Illustrator, you are welcome to check out two other beginner friendly classes Esther offers