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Illustrator for the iPad. Create shapes, floral illustrations & lettering

teacher avatar Angèle Kamp, Artist & Graphic Designer

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:22
    • 2. The Basics

      7:50
    • 3. Drawing shapes

      5:27
    • 4. Floral illustration

      5:07
    • 5. Lettering

      4:26
    • 6. Repeat tool

      2:58
    • 7. Export artwork

      1:14
    • 8. Final thoughts

      0:38
    • 9. Bonus - Sell your Art

      2:00
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About This Class

If you are brand new to the illustrator iPad then this class is for you. If you are familiar with Illustrator for the desktop then you will get used to this app in no time. It is very intuitive and works seamlessly with Illustrator for your desktop.

 What you will learn

  • The basics
  • Creating a new document
  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing a floral illustration
  • Lettering
  • Repeat tool
  • Export your artwork

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  • Camera or scanner
  • Computer
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

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About Angèle
I am an artist & graphic designer from the Netherlands and creating art is one of my biggest passions in life. I love creating, watercolor art, illustrations, and hand-lettering. My designs are inspired by nature and Botanics and my style is feminine and delicate with a soft, neutral color palette.

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I'm Angèle, an artist & graphic designer from the Netherlands and creating art is one of my biggest passions in life. I love creating, watercolor art, illustrations, and hand-lettering. My designs are inspired by nature and Botanics and my style is feminine and delicate with a soft, neutral color palette.

 

 

 

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1. Intro: Hello and welcome. I'm ando camp. I'm an artist and a graphic designer at I create watercolor art, fonts and illustrations for products and companies all over the world. In this class, we'll take a look at the illustrator app for the iPad. If you're familiar with illustrated for the desktop, then you will get used to this app in no time. It is very intuitive and works seamlessly with illustrator for your desktop. First, we'll go over the basics of this app. Next, I will show you how to draw a shape using the pen tool. I'm also going to show you how to draw Laurel illustration with the pencil tool. And how to create hand lettering using the blob brush will also go over how to use the repeat tool and how to export your artwork. Let's get started. 2. The Basics: Now let's go over the basics and how to get started with this app. So over here you can see your work and if you have any documents in the Cloud, you will find them here. And the great thing about this is that you could also access these documents on your desktop if you have an adopt subscription. Then down here, you will find some videos that you can watch on how to get started with this app. And then let's go back to home. And we can create a new document. So up here you can see some sizes already made, or you can choose a custom size. Or you can go down here and click Create New. So here you will also see some different options that Illustrator provides with some sizing that you can choose from. But what I like to do is I like to choose a custom size. And then over here, you can choose whether you want pixels or inches or centimeters. I'm just going to choose inches and then twos, ten by eight Size. And then I'm going to leave this on RGB. But if you're creating something specifically for print, you can choose CMYK. And you can also save the size of this is something you're going to be using more often and then create file. Okay, so this is our art board. And then here on the left side you will see all of the different tools. So this is the selection tool. We have the direct selection tool, the Pen tool, pencil, and then also the bulb brush. And then here we've got the eraser, the shape tool, the text tool. And here you can change the preset of your art board if you want. And you can also import a photo or a file. So if you want to trace over an image, then you can do so here. And then we have this circle here called the touch shortcut. And you can move it around by holding it down. And the easiest way to explain this is that the shortcut acts the same way as the command or the control key on your keyboard. So if you will it down, it will give the tool you're using a different function. For example, let's just draw something real quick with the pencil tool. Also, if you want to undo, just hit two fingers like that. And I'm just going to select the black arrow here. And then I will show you what this does. See how if I want to scale this hard, it doesn't do so proportionally. But then if I hold down the shortcut, you can scale it proportionally. Also, if you go up here, you can view the touch shortcuts. So it has a primary function and also a secondary. So some of the tools, depending on which tool you're using, it will have a different function. And some of them have one, and some of them also have two different functions. So over here you can see all of the different ones and that it does, you can check those out there. As you can see, if you have an object selected, the common actions tab will show up here. So these are different actions or functions that you will use most commonly. So for example, this one is do change the opacity. Or you can lock it if you like, or change the the stroke width. I'm just going to undo. You can undo with two fingers here. You can also go back here. If you wanna duplicate something, see how it's duplicated and it's automatically pasted it onto your art board. So it's pasted it on top of the other one. So I'm going to hold down the shortcut and then just move it to the side. And here in the common actions bar, you'll also see an option to delete. Okay, let's select this one more time. Then let's take a look at the right side. Over here, we have the layers, so you can add layers. You can hide layers or delete layers, or change the name of the layer. And here you can see all of the properties. So depending on what you have selected here, you can see the properties. So you can scale it here if you have an exact size that you want to make it. Or you can change the fill here or the stroke color or removed the stroke altogether. I'm just gonna choose black. And then here you have different options. You can make a dash, stroke or change these options here, which you'll probably recognize from the normal illustrator. And then here you also have some options to show the grid. This is a more subtle grid, which is also nice. I don't work with the grid. And also this is turned on by default, but I like to turn it off so you can draw more precise and the points that you have here, let me just show you with the direct selection tool. These won't snap to the grid. So you have more control if you turn that off. And then down here in this task bar, you will find additional actions for you to use when you're drawing or you're typing something. So depending on what you have selected, here, you'll find more options. So you can combine shapes. If you have two objects selected, you can use these. Or you can edit or copy the appearance. Or here we've got the align tool. And you can also flip your object. Or here you can expand or group different objects. And these are some options for the type tool if you're using the Text tool. And then here's also some options for the path. So if you're using the direct selection tool, you'll have these options which you can use. So if you, I'm just gonna select that one here. Here you can also see that these have changed now and you'll see that you can snap this to curve or a snap it to a point. And you also have the same options here. And then down here, which is also a nice tool. This is the repeat or the pattern tool. The easiest way to show you all of the different functions is to just show you how I use it. So let me show you how to draw some shapes, some illustrations, and then also had lettering. 3. Drawing shapes: Let's start by drawing a shape. So there's different ways that you can draw a shape. But first let's just start a new layer. I'm just gonna hide this previous layer and then create a new layer here. Close it. And then here if you press dominance square, you'll see that the shape tool pops out. So you can see that you can draw a square, a circle, a triangle, or a star-shaped. Let's just choose the circle. And down here I'm just gonna choose a, a color. And you can draw your shape. So if you don't hold down the touch shortcut, it will create an oval. But if you want to create a circle, then hold down the touch shortcut. And you'll create the perfect circle. Let's try another one. Pulled it down. Let's create a triangle. Alright, now let's select both of these. So you can do that by selecting them both with the selection tool. Or you can click on this layer and it'll select all of the objects on the layer. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to align them both. So I have them both selected and I'm going to align them to the middle. You can also choose different alignment options. If you like. I'm just gonna choose the middle. I'm just gonna go back and choose the middle. And something else you can do with these shapes. If you have two or more shapes, you can either group them or make a clipping mask. Or what I want to show you is the combined shapes. So here you can combine different shapes. So this is the most commonly used ones. So you can group all of them together, but you also have some different ones so you can extract, but this one adds them both together. So that shows you that you have one whole shape now. Okay, I'm going to turn off this layer and then create a new one. Close ed. And now I'm going to show you how to create a shape using the Pen tool. We can just leave the colors as they are. And if you have the pen tool selected, you can click your art board and then click it once more and then hold it down. And then by dragging it, see these handles here, you can create a curved shape. So let's just draw our heart and then drag the handles. Don't worry if it's not perfect, will touch it up later on. And then if you want to close your path, just click on this anchor down here. And now we're going to edit our shapes. So let's click on the direct selection tool. And you can move the handles and the anchor points individually. So the difference between the selection tool is that it selects all of your object. And this one you can select the different anchors individually. Another thing I want to show you that if you want to remove, let me just make an extra anchor here. If you want to remove one of the anchors to select it with the direct selection tool. And then down here in the common actions tab, you don't want to click on this little icon here as that will open up your shape. Just gonna undo. You can undo with two fingers or use the tools up here, which will undo and redo. So with this selected, what you wanna do is click on the little x here. So that will remove the anchor only and then keep your path closed. Now, if you want to resize it, just select it. And then hold down the touch shortcut and you can resize it proportionally. And another option that you now see available down here in the common action is bar is the stroke. So you can change the stroke width or you can remove it altogether. And that's it for the shapes. 4. Floral illustration: Alright, now I'm gonna show you how to create an illustration using the pencil tool. So I'm just gonna go back to my layers here and then I hit the previous layer and create a new layer and just hide these. And then I'm going to choose the pencil tool. And as you can see, I have some new options that popped out here. So what this does is it makes your line smooth or, or less smooth. And let me just show you the difference. I'm going to put this to eight and I'm going to choose a stroke color. And then for the fill, I'm gonna leave it blank. And I'm just gonna zoom in a little bit. And now we can draw a shape, See how it is smoothing my line. And if I want to make it less smooth, I'm just going to undo that. I'm going to turn this down a little bit. Let's put it at three. And then if I draw its, it'll be less smooth. So little create more angers and give it more of a hand-drawn look. So let's just draw a floral illustration. I'm just going to draw a really simple flower like that. And then if you want to move around some of the objects, you can do so by choosing the Direct Selection Tool. And I'm just going to clean up some of these points. And if I use the selection tool, I can move the whole area. Let's see, let's make this curves. I'm going to select this anger only and then make it curved. And then move this down a little bit. And what I wanna do is I want to make these strokes have a rounded edge, so I'm going to select those and then hold down the shortcut key and select the others as well. And then go over to Properties. And then I'm going to choose this round one here. So what that did is it gave it some round edges, which looks a bit better for this illustration. And another thing you can do is let's just select everything. And you can also change the size of your stroke here. Or if you want an exact size, you can change it here. Or what you can do is change it down here in the common actions tab. Let's just put it at two. And if you also want to go back and add a filter, you can do that here. I'm not going to add a fill with these lines here, but you can select these ones. And if you want, you can also group these together. So let's just find that here and then group it. Or you can also just go down here and group it and group them together. So if you unselected and then select it, it's a whole group. And what you can do is you can add a fill to all three of them. No, let's not go green. Let's keep it like that. So that's just a quick illustration to show you how to use the pencil tool. 5. Lettering: Now I'm going to show you how to create some lettering. So go back to our layers, hide this, and then open a new one. And what we're gonna do is we're going to use the blob brush. So hold this down, it's underneath the pencil tool. And this is our blob brush. So you have a few options. So you can choose from you can choose flat round chisel or terminal. I'm just going to choose basic round. And then down here you also see some more options. So what we can do is adjust the size. And here you can also choose the smoothness like with the pencil tool. And then down here we have even more options. So you can choose the roundness. You can also choose the angle. And then down here other pressure dynamics. So if you have an iPad and you're using the Apple pencil, which is pressure sensitive, that means that you can draw thin and thicker lines, then you can use these dynamics. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to put it to around 70. Let's just keep this color. And then I will show you what it does. So if I give more pressure, the wind will get thicker, and if I draw with less pressure, the line will get thinner. See how this is not released MOOC on going to undo this and then choose a higher smoothness. That's better. I'm gonna make this a little thinner, so I'm going to give it a little less pressure. And the same goes for the shape. If you want to edit some of this shape, then you can move around the angers. Or let's make this a little bit thinner and make this around curve. Well, this is two points. That's why. Let's remove this anchor here. We don't need it. I want to make this a little thinner over here and this just a little bit bigger. And let's make this one a little thinner as well. I'm gonna make this a little bit smoother. Maybe we can just move, remove that one altogether. Like how this turned out. Here's a little bit. We don't need this one either. Remove that. Okay, and that's better. And that's it. That's how you create lettering on the iPad in Illustrator. 6. Repeat tool: Now let's also take a look at the pattern or the repeat tool. I'm just going to turn off this layer and then show you with this layer. If you want to select the whole layer, you can also just click on the layer. And it'll select all of the objects on that layer. And let's just group this. So now it's one object. And then I'm gonna close this. Let's look at the repeat options here. So this is a really fun one. If you're making a wreath, you can use that. Lets us see what that does. Is that. And if you hold down this little arrow down here, you can reduce the amount of repeats. I'm just going to go back and undo. And the next option is that you can create a grid repeat. So let's just resize it to our art board. And then let's duplicate it one more time. And that's just a bit too much. So I'm going to remove those and those as well. And there it's created a repeat pattern for you. And then for this last option here, let's just create a new layer from this one off. And I'm just going to draw 1.5. Just use the pencil tool here. So I'm just going to draw 1.5 of a hard. Select it. And then you can use this option here. Draw it in a little bit closer. And then you can see that it's mirrored it. So if you're drawing a symmetrical or geometric shapes, this is a good option, so you only have to draw one side and then you can mirror it with this option over here. 7. Export artwork: And once you're done with your illustration or with your lettering, what you can do is exported. So up here you have the choice to Quick Export as PNG, or you can click publish on export. And this will give you a whole bunch of different formats that you can choose. So this is I0, which will keep it in vector format, PDF and SVG as well. And then we've also got PNG and PSD. What those do, this will rasterize it. So you won't be able to edit the vector file anymore if you have it in the cloud on your desktop. But if you want to save it with a transparent background, I always choose PNG and then you can export it. I'm gonna save it to my iPad. And that's it. So now you've got your lettering exported as a PNG and then you can use it and post it on Instagram. Or you can use it for a new project, for creating a card or whatever you like. 8. Final thoughts: This class was made using the very first release of the illustrator app for the iPad. At, even though it is already amazing to use, it's still missing some very important features like image trace, the repeat pattern tool, and more options for brushes like a sketch brush Illustrator has let us know that they are working on new features. So hopefully we will see some of these features in the next update. 9. Bonus - Sell your Art: Are you an artist or a graphic designer? And do you want to sell your art as digital products online? Then I have the perfect course for you. I'm endo camp. I'm an artist and a graphic designer. And I create watercolor art, fonts and illustrations for products and companies all over the world. I've been selling my designs online since 2012 and I can help you do the same. Let's take a look inside of my course, sell your art as digital products. We will start with the basics on how to start a creative career and get organized. Each class consists of a video with actionable steps that you can take or a class project for you to complete. Now in this course, we won't be going over how to create the digital products, but we will go over which products you could make and how to prepare them for sale, how to test out the market and how to launch a product. We will go over where to sell them online. And we will focus on the marketplaces that have worked for me, like Etsy, Creative Market, and of course, your own webshop. As a final step, you will learn how to promote and market your products online using social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And you will also learn how to create newsletters to promote your products and to grow your business. I will share all of the things that I've learned over the years and share the story of how I was able to quit my job to grow a thriving six-figure business. I will help you with this journey and show you the exact steps that you need to take. Enroll in these cellular art course today and start your creative career.