Illustrator CC 2018 Essentials

$37.00

During this Illustrator CC 2018 Essentials training course, we won’t just learn how to use the tools… we will create real-world, practical projects together! Project Files included.

Length: 5 hrs 21 min

This title is available in the Total Training All-Access library.

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Description

This Illustrator CC 2018 Essentials course is aimed at people new to Illustrator and design in general. We’ll start right at the beginning, working our way through step-by-step. We’ll start with the techniques you’ll need to create just about everything in Illustrator – including icons, logos, postcards, and hand-drawn illustrations. We’ll explore lines and brushes. You’ll master how to use and manipulate type. I’ll show you the clever secrets Illustrator has, which will help you to discover and use beautiful color like a pro.

You’ll learn how to push, pull, cut, and repeat artwork. You’ll learn how to redraw real-world examples of famous logos. We’ll cover the essentials like correct saving and exporting, and so much more. If you’ve never opened Illustrator before, or you’ve opened it and struggled, come with me, I’ll show you the easy way to make beautiful artwork.

 

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What are the requirements?
You will need a copy of Adobe Illustrator 2018 or above. A free trial of the software can be downloaded from Adobe.com.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 39 lectures 5+ hours of well structured content.
  • Drawing with Shapes & Lines
  • Drawing with the Shape Builder
  • Creating a custom logo
  • Working with Brushes
  • Drawing with the pen, pencil & curvature tool
  • Learn how to work with type & fonts.
  • How to mask images & graphics.
  • How to distort, bend, warp & liquify illustrations.
  • How to make your own repeating wallpaper patterns.
  • How to create stencil style images from real drawings.
  • How to use free Illustrator templates.
  • How to save, print & export for Print, web & social media.
  • Lots of real world exercises for you to practice.
  • Loads or class projects for you to complete.
  • Printable PDF Cheat sheet.
  • You will get the finished files so you never fall behind.
  • Downloadable exercise files.
  • Techniques used by professional graphic designers.
  • Professional workflows and shortcuts.
  • A wealth of other resources and websites to help your accelerate your career.

What is the target audience?

  • No previous Adobe Illustrator experience is necessary.
  • This course is for people completely new to Illustrator. No previous design, drawing or illustration experience is necessary.
  • This is a relaxed, well paced introduction that will enable you to produce a large range of drawing, illustration and logo work. Only basic computing skills are necessary. If you can send emails and surf the internet, then you will cope well with this course.

When you’re done with this course, be sure to check out Illustrator CC 2018 Advanced!

 

CHAPTER 01: OVERVIEW
Introducing Adobe® Illustrator CC Essentials
Downloading the Course Files
Getting Started with Illustrator CC
 
CHAPTER 02: DRAWING
Drawing Shapes and Lines
Using the Shape Builder Tool
Drawing a Fox with the Shape Builder Tool
Drawing Custom Logos with the Shape Builder Tool
Using the Curvature Tool
Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator
The Pencil Tool and Advanced Stroke Options
Using Brushes
Using the Width Tool
 
CHAPTER 03: TYPE AND FONTS
Design a Postcard with Type and Fonts
Typing on a Curved Path
Break Apart and Destroy Text
 
CHAPTER 04: COLOR
RGB vs. CMYK
Sampling Colors with the Eyedropper Tool
Using the Color Theme Tool to Find Amazing Colors
Creating Gradients
 
CHAPTER 05: MASKING
Masking in Illustrator
Using Compound Paths to Cut Holes in Shapes
 
CHAPTER 06: CC LIBRARIES
Using CC Libraries in Illustrator
 
CHAPTER 07: EFFECTS AND PATTERNS
Liquifying and Distorting
Bending and Warping
Repeating Shapes
Creating Patterns
Vectorizing an Image
 
CHAPTER 08: CAPTURE APP
Using the Adobe Capture App with Illustrator
 
CHAPTER 09: FREE TEMPLATES
Using Free Templates in Illustrator
 
CHAPTER 10: EXPORTING
Saving and Exporting for Print
Saving and Exporting for the Web
 
CHAPTER 11: REAL WORLD EXERCISES
Redrawing the MasterCard® Logo
Redrawing the Instagram® Logo
Redrawing the Kodak® Logo
Redrawing the eHarmony® Logo
Redrawing the Tinder® Logo
Redrawing the BP® Logo
 
CHAPTER 12: NEXT STEPS
Illustrator Cheat Sheet and Shortcuts
Course Conclusion

Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

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