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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Video Description

Do you want to learn the best tool for design, digital illustration and prototyping? Perhaps you are a designer moving towards a digital practice? Maybe you are someone who wants to create beautiful artwork? Do you want to be able to create everything from logos, to realistic illustrations, to digital paintings? If so, then Introduction to Adobe Illustration is for you.

Join master designer Anne K. Mulligan to learn the fundamentals of the Adobe Illustrator tool.

Anne will take you through all of the important tools and features so that you are ready to use Adobe Illustrator for professional level work as soon as you complete this course

You'll start the course immediately by making your first graphic in illustrator. As you work through the course you'll work through activities that have you draw complex shapes, add depth to your designs, work with typography, create charts and create your own logo. This is NOT a course where you'll just watch the instructor-- You're invited to open Illustrator and complete every activity Anne demonstrated

If you're wanting to learn to be a PRO with Adobe Illustrator this is the course for you! Enroll now.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: A quick Overview of Adobe Illustrator
    1. Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool 00:01:31
    2. Getting Started in Illustrator 00:01:17
    3. About your Instructor 00:01:18
    4. Your first project in Adobe Illustrator 00:14:31
    5. Different types of graphics files 00:02:46
    6. Using the right tools for the job 00:03:06
    7. Different color systems for print jobs and web 00:04:39
    8. How Illustrators tools are different from other programs 00:03:29
    9. Pop Quiz on Illustrator 00:05:35
    10. You're ready to start making art 00:00:29
  2. Chapter 2: Let's Start a New File
    1. Start files and layers 00:01:04
    2. Launch Illustrator 00:00:56
    3. Start a new file 00:01:15
    4. A little bit about layers 00:04:28
    5. The tool palette 00:03:28
    6. A word about saving files 00:00:55
    7. Working with layers 00:03:26
    8. Layers-Check! 00:00:29
  3. Chapter 3: Shape Tools
    1. Working with the shape tool 00:00:44
    2. Cursor and Direct Selection Tool 00:03:11
    3. The Square Tool 00:02:05
    4. Other Shapes 00:05:45
    5. Types of Fills 00:05:27
    6. Strokes 00:07:22
    7. Drawing some shapes to make a basic graphic 00:05:00
    8. Now you know the basics 00:00:29
  4. Chapter 4: Starting to Draw
    1. Drawing in Illustrator 00:00:40
    2. The Pen Tool 1 00:02:53
    3. The Pen Tool 2 00:02:27
    4. Adding and Deleting Points 00:02:16
    5. Changing Points 00:02:29
    6. Paintbrush Tool 00:04:40
    7. Creating and Styling Shapes 00:04:52
    8. Simple Drawings 00:00:34
  5. Chapter 5: Combining and blending shapes
    1. Adding, Subtracting and blending shapes 00:00:37
    2. Adding/ Subtracting from a shape 00:04:19
    3. Making holes 00:03:25
    4. Creating multiples of a shape 00:05:34
    5. Blending Shapes 00:04:10
    6. Create Seperate Shapes 00:02:20
    7. Blending a crescent and star shape 00:06:25
    8. Adding Complexity 00:00:33
  6. Chapter 6: Custom Patterns and Gradients
    1. Gradients and Patterns 00:00:37
    2. Creating a Drop Shadow 00:05:45
    3. Creating a custom gradient 00:05:05
    4. Using pattern fills 00:05:02
    5. Making a custom pattern fill 00:10:37
    6. Resizing pattern fill 00:04:30
    7. Creating a custom pattern for your shape 00:11:18
    8. Gradients and patterns, oh my! 00:00:29
  7. Chapter 7: Working With Text
    1. Creating style with the text tool 00:00:40
    2. The Basic Type Tool 00:04:37
    3. The Paragraph Palette 00:03:42
    4. Type inside a shape 00:04:08
    5. Type on a curve 00:06:51
    6. Outlining Type 00:04:35
    7. Ready, Set, Type! 00:09:52
    8. Final Thoughts on Type Design 00:00:21
  8. Chapter 8: Chart's don't have to boring
    1. Creating custom charts in Illustrator 00:00:41
    2. Making a bar chart 00:05:01
    3. Making a line chart 00:05:02
    4. Changing your chart into a custom graph 00:04:09
    5. Area Graph 00:05:30
    6. Let's make this chart come to life 00:08:18
    7. Exploded Pie Chart 00:04:58
    8. Uses for your custom charts 00:00:40
  9. Chapter 9: Charts don't have to be boring
    1. Working with photos in Illustrator 00:00:31
    2. Bringing in Existing Photos 00:03:53
    3. Sizing and Cropping 00:02:10
    4. Distorting 00:05:41
    5. Adding Effects 00:05:11
    6. Putting Photo into shapes 00:02:58
    7. Putting a picture into a shape 00:06:11
    8. Photos can lead to interesting designs 00:00:33
  10. Chapter 10:Sending your files into the world
    1. Saving your files for different media 00:00:39
    2. Saving for print 00:04:01
    3. Saving for print 2 00:01:29
    4. Collecting files 00:02:08
    5. Saving as a PDF 00:03:27
    6. Saving for web 00:03:45
    7. Getting on the Web 00:09:04
    8. You're ready to play 00:00:26