Fundamentals of Illustrator I: The First Steps to Becoming a Pro Illustrator Premium class

Brad Woodard, Designer + Illustrator

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7 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Class Trailer

    • Introduction: Create a custom workspace

    • Document Setup

    • Navigation

    • Workspaces

    • Basic Tools

    • Saving


About This Class

Adobe Illustrator is an incredible design application, one that has limitless potential for translating your creativity into beautiful graphic formats. The sheer amount of tools and effects can be daunting, however, leaving beginners intimidated and confused without a starting point. This class will not only provide a foundation for working with Illustrator, it will get you started on the path to harnessing the application's power!

This class, which is the first of a four part series on the Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, will provide in-depth insrtuction and understanding into the tools in Illustrator.

Be sure to enroll in my complete Fundamentals of Illustrator Series: Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator II: Paths, Shapes & Type, Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator III: Working with Color, Fills & Strokes, and Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator IV: Appearance, Layers, Images & Symbols.

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Great class for beginners. Short, but full explanation. Thanks a lot!
Marina Selezneva

Postcard Artist

This is such a friendly introduction to Illustrator! As a beginner I've found Brad's explanations very easy to follow, I appreciate his pace and the fact that there are no assumptions about one should already know.
A really good overview of the things you want and need to know before diving into AI. I've taken a basic class before but this was a great refresher and included some tips I didn't know! Looking forward to the next class. Thanks Brad!





Brad Woodard

Designer + Illustrator

I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Austin, Texas with my wife and little boy. 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 sell art prints, tees, children's books and more at our shop, Brave Outpost

You can also find me on DribbbleTwitterFacebook and Pinterest