Illustrator for Beginners Part 1 - Beginner's Guide to Adobe Illustrator / Design an Illustration
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Trailer - Welcome to Adobe Illustrator Course!0:55
Workspace and Panels4:19
Navigating and Zooming1:55
Creating New Documents3:51
Working with Multiple Documents2:59
Guides and Grids3:28
Understanding Paths and Points2:15
Fills and Strokes7:30
Selection, Direct Selection, and Isolation Mode8:31
Using the Pen Tool6:19
Using the Curvature Tool2:43
Using the Line Tools5:11
Using the Shape Tools6:01
Using the Brush Tools6:40
Using the Pencil Tools5:15
[ACTIVITY] Trace and Stylize a City Landscape7:40
About This Class
Learn Illustrator and start creating logos, infographics, vector art and more illustrations today!
In this beginner's course, students learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector software, including
- formatting and stylizing type
- creating custom shapes
- applying effects and styles
- drawing with the brush and pen tools
- tracing over photos
- creating basic logos
- using the various tools in Illustrator, including when to use certain ones
- creating patterns, blends, and more
I've used Illustrator for years as a freelance graphic designer, and I've also used Illustrator when I was Internet Development Director at an award-winning advertising design firm. While I was Managing Editor of two international graphic design magazines, one of the magazines I oversaw focused on Illustrator. That's me running the Illustrator booth years ago at Photoshop World:
For the past eight years, as I've continued freelance work, I've taught students Illustrator and logo design in classes such as Layout and Design, as a full-time university professor. My students have become full-time graphic designers and creative specialists after graduating.
I have a BA in Communication, an MA in Journalism and Media Studies, a PhD in Communication, and a passion for teaching.
Enroll now and let's get started learning and illustrating!
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Highly recommend this class. Great instructions given at a perfect pace. Easy to follow along.
A true beginners course. This is an excellent beginning for anyone who has zero skills of far with Illustrator. Everything is explained clearly and the instructor makes no assumption that you know where, what or how, so he takes it all step by step. It's also very interactive which keeps the course fun and interesting. Thank you.
I love seeing students succeed in their designs, writings, productions, and careers!
I'm currently a full-time university professor of graphic design and digital journalism. I've taught classes on design, photography, and writing for the past eight years. My university students have become full-time, award-winning photographers, web designers, creative specialists, reporters, and layout designers.
And now, you can learn from me as well!
Get started by enrolling in my courses and learning new skills. I've worked as internet development director at an award-winning advertising design firm, as managing editor at two graphic design magazines, as webmaster at a regional newspaper, and have been a freelance graphic designer and writer for the past 20 years. I have a B.A. in Communication, an M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, and a Ph.D. in Communication.
My combination of professional real world experience, formal education, and experience in teaching have all enabled me to produce quality courses that help students become better at digital media and communication.