Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator
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Welcome to Class7:17
Free Form Building14:30
Building with Shapes21:07
Strokes and Lines19:03
Exporting and Final Words12:43
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.
- Welcome to Class (7 minutes)
- Getting Started (10 minutes)
- Preferences (8 minutes)
- Free Form Building (15 minutes)
- Building With Shapes (21 minutes)
- Strokes With Lines (19 minutes)
- Color (14 minutes)
- Typography (12 minutes)
- Exporting Final Words (13 minutes)
- Bitmap Textures (7 minutes)
- Vector Patterns (13 minutes)
I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Austin, Texas 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 of work, including my work in advertising at Arnold Worldwide.
Now, my wife and I run our own design and illustration studio full-time, named Brave the Woods. We also started the company Artists for Education, which brings artists together to create beautifully designed, educational artwork for teachers' classrooms and your living room.