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Course: Adobe Illustrator Essentials for Character Design

Adobe Illustrator Essentials for Character Design

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

Do you want to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to Design and Present your characters?

Well, what can I say, you are reading this, and that means that you are interested in learning Adobe Illustrator. It also means that probably you looked for free tutorials on the internet on how to use it, and picked up some tips here and there, but you are looking for an organized course that guides you through this awesome software step by step.

This course is for either character designers or animators who want to learn the basics of this software to use the new set of skills on their projects.

You will learn all the essentials you need to trace images, turn paper drawings into presentable products that you can sell, and everything you need for character design.

If you are a beginner, you will love it, you will go from zero to hero if you follow along practicing the exercises. And if you are a savvy user, then you might as well benefit from some secret gems here and there, missed tools and techniques that you probably knew they existed.

How do I know that? Because of the reviews from early testers, my designer friends who checked this course to give it the thumbs up, who have been using Illustrator for years, and they confessed they didn’t know about 30% of the techniques covered in this course.

You will learn:

  • All the basic interface, and navigations.
  • All the essential panels.
  • Then the drawings tools.
  • What tools to use if you have a Wacom Tablet, or for those who don’t have a drawing tablet, then what tools to use when designing with a mouse.
  • All the basic drawing tools in detail
  • How to create a color palette
  • How to paint your work using the live paint feature
  • How to add shadows and highlights easily

This course has many exercises that you can follow to understand every bit of knowledge.

Enroll today and start developing a new skill that can help you sell your work and get some extra income.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for animators or designers who want to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to design their characters
  • For beginners or people who don't know how to use Adobe Illustrator
  • Artists who want to learn how to trace their paper drawings into digital form
Basic knowledge
  • No prior knowledge is required
  • You need a Laptop or Desktop Computer with Internet connection
What you will learn
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to transform your paper drawings into finished products that you can sell
  • You will be able to master techniques to design with a drawing tablet or, achieve the same awesome results with a mouse
  • You will learn to the Overshoot Technique, in which you color your artwork with fine lines and then add shadows easily
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 39
Common duration: 02:05:33
Introduction
  • Introduction and Overview  
  • Downloading Illustrator  
  • Download Project Files  
  • Setting up the Workspace  
  • Creating a New Project  
  • Zoom and Navigation  
  • Difference Between Vectors and Pixels  
Essential Tools and Options
  • Selection Tools  
  • Transforming Shapes With The Selection Tools  
  • Paths, Fills and Strokes  
  • Stroke Caps and Corners  
  • Variable Stroke Width  
  • Anchor Points  
  • Bezier Handles and Anchors  
  • Expanded Strokes  
  • Layers Panel  
  • Layer Contents and Groups  
Drawing Tools
  • The Pencil Tool  
  • Modifying a Line with the Pencil Tool  
  • The Pen Tool  
  • The PaintBrush Tool  
  • The Blob Brush Tool  
  • The Smooth Tool  
  • Text Tool  
  • Convert Text to Path or Vector  
Painting Tools
  • Creating a Color Palette  
  • Expand Appearance  
  • Live Paint  
  • Convert Live Paint into Paths  
  • Recolor Artwork  
  • Adding Shadows with the Knife Tool  
Tracing a Character Tutorial
  • Introduction to Tracing a Character Tutorial  
  • Importing Images  
  • Prepare Image for Tracing  
  • Outlining a Character  
  • Cleaning The Lines  
  • Coloring the Character  
  • Shading the Character - Adding shadow and Highlights  
  • Challenge  
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