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Course: Adobe Illustrator: A 100% Practical Art & Design Course

Adobe Illustrator: A 100% Practical Art & Design Course

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

I believe in learning through practice.

To that end, I am super excited to present to you this 100% practical course on Adobe Illustrator. The focus of this course is to teach you the technical skills you need to be an awesome designer. AND, to do that, I will walk you through the process of creating various designs.

You will learn to:

  • Design T-shirts using basic shapes and tools
  • Size and export the T-shirt designs for various online stores and platforms
  • Design clean logos, as well as how to present and export them like a pro
  • Design cool cartoon characters and the tools and techniques you need to create clean digital art

To accomplish these goals, you will get to learn a bunch of cool features and tools within AI, such as, but not limited to:

  • The selection tool
  • The direct selection tool
  • The pen tool
  • The knife, scissors and eraser
  • The brush tool
  • The blob brush tool
  • The various basic shape tools such as ellipse, rectangle and rounded rectangle
  • Layers and art-boards and how to use them efficiently
  • Live paint bucket
  • The gradient mesh tool
  • & much more...

Oh, one more thing: to help you in your freelance endeavors, I also added a few lectures on the online presence requirements for graphic art and design freelancers, as well as a bonus lecture on how to make the most of one of the more popular freelance platforms out there: Up-work.

I can't wait to see you on the other side!

Basic knowledge
  • You need to be conversational or better in English in order to go along with the content of this course
  • Must have access to Adobe Illustrator
  • Ideally, you would also have a graphic tablet
What you will learn

In this course, you will learn a wide array of skills, such as, but not limited to:

  • How to setup your work space in a way that fits your needs
  • How to create a bleeding area for your art-boards (useful in brochure, business card and other paper print designs)
  • How to use the primary tool box to its maximum potential
  • How to juggle between shapes and paths to create designs efficiently
  • Basic design principles for logo design
  • Basic design principles for T-shirt Design
  • How to create a complex design using basic shapes (this will help keep your designs cleaner)
  • How to draw cartoon characters with shading in 2 different ways as well as how to mix them
  • How to create awesome shading effects using the gradient mesh tool
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 34
Total Duration: 03:03:41
Why is Adobe Illustrator such an AMAZING tool?
  • Why is Adobe Illustrator such an AMAZING tool?  
Create a complex design using basic shapes
  • Section introduction  
  • Setup the workspace  
  • Setup the artboards  
  • Create your first T-shirt design using basic shapes  
  • The Select and Direct Selection Tools  
  • The elipse, rectangle and rounded rectangle tools  
  • The pen tool  
  • The type and type on a path tools  
  • The live paint bucket tool  
  • T-shirt design requirements for Amazon Merch  
  • Exporting in various formats  
  • The paintbrush tool  
Create your first clean logo design!
  • Section 3 Introduction  
  • A few points about the logo design process  
  • Creating the black & white version of the logo  
  • Adding the name and the tagline  
  • Colour palette tips  
  • Laying out the logo design professionally  
  • Super useful colouring tools and how to use them  
  • Adding effects to text  
Draw cartoons efficiently
  • Section 4 Introduction  
  • Drawing with pen tool  
  • Drawing with the paintbrush tool  
  • The smooth tool  
  • Colouring with the live paint bucket  
  • Shading with the knife tool  
  • Shading with the blob brush tool  
  • Shading with the paintbrush tool  
  • Combining blob brush and live paint bucket when colouring  
  • Finishing the shading  
  • Pros and Cons of Blob Brush vs Paint Brush  
  • Shading with the gradient mesh tool  
Freelance designer tips & tricks
  • Bonus lecture: freelancer tips  
Reviews (1)
1 week before
Good technique + explanations Instructor did seem to ramble at times