The Pen Tool: Design A Pin Premium class

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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5 Videos (40m)
    • Intro

      0:55
    • The Basics

      5:30
    • Practice Drills

      16:31
    • Vectorizing Your Work

      14:04
    • Thank You!

      2:43

About This Class

The pen tool is arguably the most important tool in Adobe Illustrator. Once you know how to properly and effectively use it, it will unlock the ability for you to create almost anything! The best part is, it is extremely easy to use and master. Not to mention it behaves nearly identically in Photoshop and other Adobe apps.

In this class I will show you each aspect of the pen tool and proper techniques to get the most accurate bezier curves and shapes. I will give you a few small exercises to practice from and then show you how to vectorize your own illustration or lettering.

The project for this class is to create your own custom soft enamel pin. Thanks to my good friends at Apple Metal, 3 lucky winners will receive 50 Soft Enamel Pins with their design! 

Enroll today! And don't forget to check out my other great classes as well!

249 of 256 students recommendSee All

Great class! Learn a lot and had some fun. : )
Chris V

Artist, Designer, Founder of cdesignjewelry.com

Amazing.............
Nice class with specifics to help you really master pen tool skills.

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Jon Brommet

Graphic Designer

Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet