Adobe Illustrator Masterclass: Learn from an Expert Designer
Do you want to learn Adobe Illustrator from an expert designer with over 13 years of practical real world experience? Do you like to learn by creating "real world" projects instead of just learning endless tools without knowing how to use them? Than this class will be for you.
This class is designed to include 5 common project types. We will learn a wide variety of tools as we go in detail creating these projects.
The first section is for those with little to no experience in Adobe Illustrator. I wanted to make sure there was a section for those who feel they need to start at the very beginning, reviewing basic tools and mastering the Pen tool.
The next section we hop right into our first Project. We will learn how to create various geometric shapes, including Diamonds, Polygons and cool 3-D cube patterns. This will help us learn the grid tool and the snap to point feature.
Next, we will create a large Poster for a music festival. We will learn layout and how to work and master typography in Illustrator.
Illustrator is my main tool for creating logos, so we will create our very own coffee themed logo and learn how to create several different versions for different situations including for cups, t-shirts and digital images.
T-shirt design can be incredibly fun, so of course I included a section where we create our own t-shirt with custom drawn icons using the pen tool and we even discover how to apply that cool textured effect.
Adobe Illustrator is an excellent program to create social media graphics, we will learn the artboard system, and how we can create different sized graphics for a variety of social platforms. Will will conquer more than just one type of social media graphic and will master blending modes, cropping photos, typography and layering.
This class is dynamic, with content and projects that will be added frequently.
- Access to Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 version or higher preferred, but not required. I will be using the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) throughout this course.
StartCourse Introduction (2:49)
PreviewIntroduction to Adobe Illustrator - Set up, Basic Tools and the Pen Tool (3:11)
StartSetting Up Illustrator (5:34)
StartIntroduction to The Pen Tool - Part 1 (12:30)
PreviewIntroduction to The Pen Tool - Part 2 (8:01)
StartIntroduction to The Pen Tool - Part 3 (12:34)
StartStudent Question: How do I use the Curvature Tool? (4:07)