Learn Adobe Illustrator: Fundamentals for Beginners | Anne Bracker | Skillshare

Learn Adobe Illustrator: Fundamentals for Beginners

Anne Bracker, Graphic Designer, Adobe Max Speaker

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15 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:18
    • 2. Setting Up Your Workspace

      8:13
    • 3. Optimizing Your Workflow

      5:06
    • 4. Creating and Editing Shapes

      4:45
    • 5. Building Objects with Shapes

      9:15
    • 6. Adding Colors and Swatches

      6:27
    • 7. Creating Paths

      5:20
    • 8. Drawing with Paths - Part 1

      5:25
    • 9. Drawing with Paths - Part 2

      7:38
    • 10. Coloring in Paths

      2:52
    • 11. Working with Type

      3:51
    • 12. Customizing Type

      13:25
    • 13. Exporting

      4:48
    • 14. Final Thoughts

      0:33
    • 15. Explore More Classes

      0:33
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About This Class

Want to create clean and professional graphics? Learn how with designer Anne Bracker in this beginner’s guide to Adobe Illustrator!

In this concise and comprehensive introduction, Anne walks you through everything you need to know in order to get started with Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to customize your workspace and speed up your workflow with keyboard shortcuts, then you'll dive straight into the three core elements of Illustrator: shapes, paths and type. By the end of the class, you’ll have the essential tools and techniques needed to create any type of graphic. Key skills include:

  • Building objects with simple shapes
  • Applying colors and creating swatches
  • Drawing curves with the Pen Tool
  • Making designs with custom type

Whether you’re opening up Illustrator for the first time or need a refresher on the basics, this class is for you. By the end, you’ll know how to navigate the platform and take advantage of its powerful features so you can start your own projects.