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Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator

Brad Woodard, Illustrator + Designer

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11 Videos (2h 19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Getting Started

    • 3. Preferences

    • 4. Free Form Building

    • 5. Building with Shapes

    • 6. Strokes and Lines

    • 7. Color

    • 8. Typography

    • 9. Exporting and Final Words

    • 10. Bitmap Textures

    • 11. Vector Patterns


About This Class


Learn from a real-life illustrator. Build your portfolio.

Struggle through boring software tutorials no more. Learn all the Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, and tricks you'll ever need to start producing your own digital artwork. In just about 2 hours, you'll learn how to recreate any digitally illustrated ad of your choosing—from scratch. Not to mention, all the keyboard shortcuts will save you hours on your artwork in the future. Learn fast, and create better work faster.

Learn by doing. 

Recreate one of your favorite prints from advertising history to give yourself a first-hand look at why the piece was so successful. Come away with a finished piece of artwork of your own. Check out some image resources here

Watch 11 video lessons. 

  1. Welcome to Class   (7 minutes)
  2. Getting Started   (10 minutes)
  3. Preferences   (8 minutes)
  4. Free Form Building   (15 minutes)
  5. Building With Shapes   (21 minutes) 
  6. Strokes With Lines   (19 minutes)
  7. Color   (14 minutes)
  8. Typography   (12 minutes)
  9. Exporting Final Words   (13 minutes)
  10. Bitmap Textures   (7 minutes)
  11. Vector Patterns   (13 minutes)


881 of 892 students recommendSee All

Constructive and thoroughly. Very good and in detail for basic use of basic tools.
Crisp and to the point, yet covered a great deal. I consider myself at mid level as an AI user, and I learnt a lot of finer points. Highly recommended, especially if you are a beginner. Thanks Brad.
Sibtul Hasnain

Visual Artist

Whilst only half way through finishing my poster, I've watched the class a couple of times over and it's fantastically clear about what section teaches what skill. I'm a complete newbie to Illustrator and I have also been doing the Adobe classes which are good but this class just seems a good deal more practical and challenging. Love it. Thank you





Brad Woodard

Illustrator + Designer

I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Boise, Idaho with my wife and two little kids. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started my career as an information designer and illustrator at Column Five Media. The digital illustration courses I took in college paid off, as I found that more and more clients were requesting illustration work in their designs. Merging both skills together I have been able attract all types o...

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