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Illustrator for Beginners

Maggie Hobson-Baker, Art and Design

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22 Videos (1h 3m)
    • An Overview of the Illustrator Workspace

      3:05
    • Shapes

      5:22
    • Grouping and Ungrouping

      1:41
    • Arranging Objects in Illustrator

      4:56
    • The Shapebuilder Tool

      2:00
    • Free Transform Tool

      2:41
    • Making Selections

      1:25
    • Color and Color Guide

      1:59
    • Color Groups

      1:24
    • Draw Inside, Draw Behind, Draw Normal

      2:52
    • The Blob Brush

      2:24
    • Layers

      1:50
    • Lines, Arc, Spirals

      2:46
    • The Curvature Tool

      1:30
    • The Paintbrush Tool

      3:05
    • The Pathfinder Tool

      2:58
    • The Pencil, Path Eraser, Smooth and Join Tool

      3:34
    • Strokes

      2:29
    • Symbols

      5:52
    • Type

      6:07
    • Creating Outlines from Type

      1:37
    • Saving your Files

      1:45

About This Class

This course provides and overview of the Illustrator Workspace and the tools inside of Illustrator.  This course is perfect for the beginner to start to unleash the power of vector graphics.  You can watch this course in its entirety or skip to different videos to refresh your memory on specific tools inside of Illustrator. Use this course as a starting place and a refresher of the tools and techniques inside of Illustrator.  

In this course you will learn about the following and more!

  • The Workspace
  • The Tools on the Toolbar
  • Pathfinder
  • Saving Files
  • Color
  • Type
  • and so much more!

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Maggie Hobson-Baker

Art and Design

Maggie is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor in Studio Art, living and working in the Philadelphia Area. Her work reflects her love of shape, color, nature and design. She loves drawing on her iPad, and Bamboo Tablet as well as working with traditional materials. You can often find her with her camera and sketchbook in the woods. She is especially interested in the dialogue between traditional and digital platforms in the creation of art and visual images.

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