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. Note: Find the project files and project files in the "Class Project Section". More about Adobe Illustrator:
Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics application that lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile devices.
Its time saving features allow users to create work quickly and efficiently at the highest professional standard.
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.