Vector Icons Made Easy with Adobe Illustrator

Mike Pickett, Graphic & Web Designer with a passion for Vectors

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9 Videos (25m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Document Setup & Preferences

    • Icon Construction: The Shape Tool

    • Icon Construction: Aligning The Shapes

    • Icon Construction: Creating The Final Shape

    • Icon Construction: Adding Colour

    • Icon Construction Finishing Touches

    • Recap On Learning


About This Class

Icons and icon packs or sets are something that most designers are going to have to make at some point in their career. The icons in this image were created using the same techniques taught in the class.


In this class I will walk you step by step through the process I used to create a PokeBall icon using Adobe Illustrator. As you can see from the image above though these same techniques can be applied for created a variety of different icons. We'll cover just a few tools in Adobe Illustrator CC including:

  • shape builder
  • align 
  • live paint bucket 
  • ...and more

This class, although intended for novice users, is great for anyone looking to learn new methods and techniques for creating icons and other graphics in Adobe Illustrator as the skills you'll learn can be applied to may other designs. 

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14 of 15 students recommendSee All

Good introduction to the basics. I've been doing this for 8 years and still learned some things! Also, it's really creepy that I got a email popup from Pokemon international about #PokemonDay while watching this. Haven't played the game in months ;D
Really a right to the point course. I like to get into concret stuff right away, and Mike certainly does guides you into that. 25minutes, simple proyect yet he delivers a lot of information that you can actually learn from and apply later!
Its a great video that covers a lot of basics if you are into illustrator. Strongly suggest. Once you finish this video, it will opens up your mind to draw in illustrator.
Jenny Lee

Graphic Designer + Illustrator





Mike Pickett

Graphic & Web Designer with a passion for Vectors

As graphic and web designer with over 20 years experience, I am passionate about everything design related and hope to pass some of my skills on to a new generation of designers.

I designed my first logo at the age of 19 and first website at the age of 20. Now 41 - I work on multiple platforms including Skillshare, YouTube and Creative Market - producing art, tutorials and other forms of media based around the graphic and web design fields.

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