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Illustrator: Quickstart

Learn the Basics of Adobe Illustrator
In this course you will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator by creating logos, business cards, letterhead and will practice drawing with vector tools.

The easy way to learn Illustrator is by starting to use it!

Details & Requirements


Length: 2 Hours 31 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

Tags: Specialties Most Popular Workflow On Sale

Required Software: Illustrator

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets

Applying Fonts

Varying Formats

Alignment

Global Colors

Shortcuts

Vector Outlining

Lessons


6m 40s

Lesson 1: The Basics of Illustrator

Vectors, workspace and tools defined


10m 16s

Lesson 2: Creating Type-Based Logos

Managing fonts, creating documents and creating text


13m 32s

Lesson 3: Creating Type-Based Logos

Advanced text editing, using color, applying effects and logo design basics


14m 1s

Lesson 4: Creating Business Cards 1

Making shapes, arranging type & objects and how to layout text & graphics in Illustrator


3m 21s

Lesson 5: Creating Business Cards 2

Rotating & scaling shapes and making a horizontal business card


3m 12s

Lesson 6: Creating Business Cards 3

Designing a square business card and working with strokes


9m 16s

Lesson 7: Creating Business Cards 4

Grouping objects, designing with effects & gradients and working with different units of measure


3m 21s

Lesson 8: Creating Business Cards 5

Using opacity with gradients, using the eyedropper tool with text and economical design concepts


5m 57s

Lesson 9: Creating Business Cards 6

Editing & managing artboards, advanced shape editing and design concepts


14m 23s

Lesson 10: Creating Stationery 1

How clipping masks work, multiple artboards & documents, layer basics, importing & using images and opacity control


7m 10s

Lesson 11: Creating Stationery 2

Saving files, artboard tips & tricks, controlling copy/pasting locations and controling colors professionally


7m 24s

Lesson 12: Creating Stationery 3

Organizing with layers, using coordinates to positon objects and working with global colors


8m 37s

Lesson 13: Creating Stationery 4

Advanced layer management, getting advanced with clipping masks and more design concepts


8m 16s

Lesson 14: Creating Stationery 5

Moving objects from layer to layer, navigating through layers and creating our final design


9m 49s

Lesson 15: Shortcuts 1

Shortcuts: the basics, tips & tricks and creating your own shortcuts keys


6m 1s

Lesson 16: Shortcuts 2

Shortcuts for tools, expanding on tools, tips & tricks and how to find the shortcuts for tools


9m 49s

Lesson 17: Shortcuts 3

Object manipluation, compoound path basics, using groups, hiding & locking objects and color shortcuts


3m 16s

Lesson 18: Shortcuts 4

Manipulating values, coordinates, text and palette options quickly


6m 50s

Lesson 19: Shortcuts 5

Pen-tool specific shortcuts for drawing, outlining objects and manipluating paths as you create them


Source Files

Contains Illustrator files for the completed business card, stationery and logo designs as well as photographs and Illustrator shortcut guide


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