Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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22 Videos (1h 19m)
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users need to know Introduction

      1:35
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Grouping Matters

      2:41
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 Why the appearance panel is important

      3:13
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Save file formats

      2:40
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Hidden Gradients Patterns Brushes and Symbols

      5:42
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Find Options hidden in flyout menus

      2:09
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 6 Scale effects when scaling shapes

      3:05
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 7 Effects work differently with text and shapes

      3:34
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 8 CMYK vs RGB

      2:40
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 9 Quick and easy recoloring

      2:07
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 10 Rotation points on shapes

      2:41
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 11 Reveal hidden tool options

      1:41
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 12 Differences between Expand and Expand Appearance

      8:21
    • lllustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 13 Make Guides from Any Object

      4:03
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 14 Multiple places for tool options

      3:22
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 15 Point type and Area type

      3:30
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 16 Select Shapes

      4:19
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 17 Distort and Transform

      6:54
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 18 Clean up the workspace

      3:56
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 19 Save assets so you can resuse them

      5:09
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 20 Use Shape builder to work with multiple shapes

      4:24
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Project and wrapup

      1:10
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About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn 20 things about Illustrator that new users need to know. I'll explain why certain things happen in Illustrator and how to manage them, how to find tools and settings and how to tame Illustrator to work better for you, and how to perform everyday tasks in Illustrator. By the end of the class, you'll have learn techniques and skills you can use immediately in your everyday work in Illustrator. While I have used Illustrator CC 2018 most of these techniques and skills can be applied to any version of Illustrator.

More in this series:

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in Pattern & Irregular Repeating Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Block and Half Drop Repeat patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Flat and Dimensional drawing techniques

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create with bends and blends - techniques for icons, logos and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Plaid or Tartan Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Recolor Artwork tips in (around) 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Complex Art in the Appearance Panel

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Appearance Panel Tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Retro Landscape Illustration

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 5 Cool Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Whimsical Tree

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Seasonal Ornaments - Learn new skills while making seasonal art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs to Sell or Share

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Floral Alphabet character

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Reflect and Rotate tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Range of Triangle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Perspective Cube design and Bonus 3D star.Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Gradient tips in 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - All you need to know about Brushes in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Nighttime Cityscape Image

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern of Lines and Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Pathfinder, Crop and Cutout tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Roaming Square Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Braids, Rick Rack and More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Hi-Tech HUD rings

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Guilloche Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Color tips in 20 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Creative with Blends and Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Using Other People's Art 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes, 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks & Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi Transparent Flowers - Scatter Brushes, Opacity, Blend Modes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes and Nested Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Vector Halftone Tracing & Houndstooth Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes and Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In Your Face - Pen Tool Practice 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel Tips & Tricks 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame - Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk! - Shapes, Rotation, Textures 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On (a pattern making) Safari - Repeating Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Retro TV - Shapes, Texture & Sunburst

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

33 of 33 students recommendSee All

Very didactic, thanks for this course!
Very knowledgeable instructor. Explains everything very clearly.
Lovely jewels of wisdom!

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Helen Bradley

Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

Helen teaches the popular Illustrator for Lunch, Photoshop for Lunch and ACR & Lightroom for Lunch series of courses. Each course is just the right length to take over a lunch break and is packed with useful and fun techniques. The projects are designed to reinforce what is taught so they too can be easily completed over a lunch hour or two.

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