Illustrator for Beginners Part 1 - Beginner's Guide to Adobe Illustrator / Design an Illustration | Chad Neuman, Ph.D. | Skillshare

Illustrator for Beginners Part 1 - Beginner's Guide to Adobe Illustrator / Design an Illustration

Chad Neuman, Ph.D., Professor, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Expert

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16 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Trailer - Welcome to Adobe Illustrator Course!

      0:55
    • Workspace and Panels

      4:19
    • Navigating and Zooming

      1:55
    • Creating New Documents

      3:51
    • Working with Multiple Documents

      2:59
    • Guides and Grids

      3:28
    • Understanding Paths and Points

      2:15
    • Fills and Strokes

      7:30
    • Selection, Direct Selection, and Isolation Mode

      8:31
    • Using the Pen Tool

      6:19
    • Using the Curvature Tool

      2:43
    • Using the Line Tools

      5:11
    • Using the Shape Tools

      6:01
    • Using the Brush Tools

      6:40
    • Using the Pencil Tools

      5:15
    • [ACTIVITY] Trace and Stylize a City Landscape

      7:40
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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

Instructor Qualifications:

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. 

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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Chad Neuman, Ph.D.

Professor, Graphic Designer, Digital Media Expert

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!

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