Illustrator for Beginners Part 4 - Patterns, Effects, and Other Creative Functions

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

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Videos (32m)
    • Learn the Appearance Panel

    • Stylizing Shapes in Illustrator

    • Learn the Envelope Distort and Warp Tools for Illustrations

    • Design Patterns with Transform Each

    • Apply the Pathfinder Tool for Vector Shapes

    • [PROJECT] Warped Text on Radial Pattern

    • Saving Files in Illustrator

    • Printing Files in Illustrator


About This Class

In this fourth course of the Illustrator for Beginners Series, you will learn how to design patterns, effects, and other creative functions in Adobe Illustrator.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

excellent class to beginner
I went from zero knowledge of illustrator to competency via the four illustrator lessons.





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!

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.