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This Course teaches you to use this industry-leading vector graphic application as a creative professional. The whole course content, including examples, techniques, exercises and quizzes have been carefully selected and refined to offer the most efficient and enjoyable way to master Adobe Illustrator.
This course has been purposely designed for users of all experiences, from complete beginners to existing Illustrator users, who want to take their skills to the next level. Being able to confidently work in Illustrator is an essential skill for any Graphic Designer or Illustrator, but it is an equally useful tool for Product Designers, Fashion Designers, UI/UX designers and various other areas within and outside of the creative industry.
What you’ll learn:
✓ Designing logos
✓ Creating vector illustrations
✓ Turning photographs into vector artwork
✓ Vectorizing and colorizing traced hand drawings
✓ Preparing graphics for web and print
✓ Designing infographics
✓ Working with type in creative ways
✓ Mastering advanced Illustrator tools and techniques
✓ Learn useful keyboard shortcuts and best practices
✓ Practice everything you learn with provided Exercise Files
✓ Test your knowledge with quizzes at the end of each chapter
✓ Learn Illustrator from the start the way a professional would use it
A closer look at what you will learn:
✓ We will start with the basics, so you feel totally at ease with the interface, preferences, setting up new documents. We will also cover fundamental principles like the difference between vector and pixel graphics.
✓ The next two chapters will teach you everything you need to know about working with objects in Illustrator. These are the buildings blocks of all vector graphics so these initial lessons will help you to understand and work with more complex tools later on.
✓ Next up, in the drawing section of the course, master drawing modes, the Pen tool, Curvature tool and all the different ways you can draw and manipulate paths.
✓ Next learn about the different types of Brushes and how to make the most of their unique features. You will also learn how to create your own custom brushes.
✓ In the next chapters you will learn about tracing photographs with a powerful feature called Image Trace and everything you need to know about adding type to your illustrations.
✓ Once you are comfortable with all of that you can move onto the Advanced Techniques section, which will introduce more complex features like Symbols, Graphs, Gradient Meshes, Perspective Drawing, Recolor Artwork and workflows like Masking.
✓ Finally, discover how to correctly export your work for print and screen, and ways to share and archive your projects.
Skills you will gain:
✓ Producing vector graphics for print and screen
✓ Using all the time-saving features of Illustrator and work efficiently
✓ Designing logos and brand identities for clients
✓ Creating vector illustrations, infographics and icons
✓ Tracing scanned drawings and sketches and turning them into scalable vector graphics
✓ Producing repeatable patterns for product packaging, apparels and stationaries.