Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Overview

Chapter 2

Drawing

  • 4. How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator CC with Shapes & Lines (22:32)
  • 5. How to Draw Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:29)
  • 6. How to Draw a Fox Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator (10:09)
  • Drawing - Quiz
Chapter 3

CC

  • 7. How to Draw Custom Logo Shapes Easily in Adobe Illustrator CC (4:53)
  • 8. How to Draw Anything Using the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator (13:08)
  • 9. How to Draw Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (13:18)
  • 10. Drawing with the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (13:10)
  • 11. How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC (12:55)
  • 12. How to Draw Lines with the Width Tool in Adobe Illustrator (9:15)
Chapter 4

Type & Fonts

  • 13. How to Use Type & Fonts in Adobe Illustrator to Design a Postcard (14:16)
  • 14. How to Curve Type Around a Badge Using Adobe Illustrator CC (12:51)
  • 15. How to Break Apart & Destroy Text & Fonts Using Adobe Illustrator CC (3:55)
Chapter 5

Color

  • 16. What is RGB & CMYK Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC (3:59)
  • 17. How to Steal Colors from an Image Using Eye Dropper in Illustrator (3:42)
  • 18. How to Find Amazing Colors in Illustrator Using Color Theme (4:50)
  • 19. How to Make Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CC (6:04)
  • Color - Quiz
Chapter 6

Masking

  • 20. How to Mask an Image Inside Text in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:08)
  • 21. How to Cut Holes in Shapes Using Compound Shapes in Illustrator CC (10:39)
  • Masking - Quiz
Chapter 7

CC Libraries

  • 22. How to Use CC Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CC (10:28)
Chapter 8

Effects & Patterns

  • 23. Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC (8:01)
  • 24. How to Bend & Warp Shapes & Text in Adobe Illustrator CC (5:32)
  • 25. Drawing Amazing Repeating Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC (5:11)
  • 26. How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC (8:52)
  • 27. How to Vectorize an Image in Adobe Illustrator CC (11:53)
  • Effects & Patterns - Quiz
Chapter 9

Capture App

  • 28. How to Use Adobe Capture App with Adobe Illustrator CC (11:23)
Chapter 10

Free Templates

  • 29. Using Free Templates in Adobe Illustrator CC (3:46)
Chapter 11

Exporting

  • 30. Exporting for Print (5:59)
  • 31. How to Save Your Illustrator Files as Jpegs for Websites (5:21)
  • Exporting - Quiz
Chapter 12

Real World Exercises

  • 32. How to Redraw the MasterCard Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (4:50)
  • 33. How to Redraw the Instagram Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:50)
  • 34. How to Redraw the Kodak Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (11:22)
  • 35. How to Redraw the eHarmony Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (10:39)
  • 36. How to Redraw the Tinder Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (6:07)
  • 37. How to Redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:47)
Chapter 13

Next Steps

  • 38. Cheat Sheet for Adobe Illustrator CC (9:43)
  • 39. Course Conclusion for Adobe Illustrator CC (1:15)
Chapter 14

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

Course Description

  • play 39 Videos
  • time 5.4 Hours

Whether you're brand new to Illustrator CC, or have played around with it but need some more practice, this course will help you feel confident and comfortable using the industry-standard, vector-based graphic application. This course is designed for the complete beginner, with tons of practice files and fun projects. Throughout this Illustrator CC course, you'll be designing your own real-world professional projects that will inspire you to do even more!

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  • Fredy Francisco

Awesome course! :), I've learned a lot!

  • Kimberley

Great course, the teacher is really interesting to listen to and the content is absolute gold. I have been looking for a course like this everywhere, where it just takes you back to complete basics and I have found it! Thank you very much :)

  • cheriftig

great experience ! i really liked shortcuts video . that's awesome

  • Hassan

thank you so much you help me (big hart) i learn new tools

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I really like this course.

  • Meka

Fantastic course! The Instructor was easy to follow, very specific/detailed, and had a great sense of humor. Wonderful experience!

  • univsolmc

I started out not knowing anything about illustrator and wanted to find out how to vectorize. The course gave me the fundamentals of Illustrator and so much more. Thank you Dan!

  • dhaka029

Awsome, Very informative and practical and object oriented.

  • Mohsin

The course was absolutely amazing.

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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does an illustrator do?

    Professional illustrators create beautiful artwork for their clients. This artwork can range from drawings for children’s books, through to logos and icons for corporate branding, as well as typography and even visual assets for use in animated videos. Most illustrators either work for agencies or as freelancers; many work right here on Fiverr! In the past, most illustrators worked with pen and ink, or pencil and paper; some still do, but many modern illustrators have switched to software like Adobe Illustrator.

  • What is Illustrator best used for?

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics program. Vector images can be rescaled without damaging their quality – unlike raster images created in Photoshop. This makes Illustrator perfect for creating assets like logos, icons, typography, illustrations, and digital drawings that need to be reproduced in different sizes. Generally, Illustrator is used for creating bold graphical work; often, the artist will start from scratch and create a fully finished image. Again, this is different to Photoshop, which is normally used to edit existing images like photographs.

  • Is illustration a good career choice?

    If you’re creative, and you love art and design, then illustration could be the perfect career choice! Many illustrators are freelancers – a great way of working if you want to set your own hours and choose which projects you work on. It’s important to practice and increase your skillset, in order to make a success of your career. Focusing on a niche can also help. You might love logo design, typography, or illustrations; by specializing in a niche, you could build your reputation and secure many orders here on Fiverr.

  • Are illustrators in demand?

    Yes – illustrators are always in demand. The rise of social media platforms like Instagram, and video-sharing platforms like YouTube means that businesses need more help than ever to develop their branding. The growth in online publishing also means many self-published authors need illustrators for their books. Our Logo Design category is one of the most popular on Fiverr; other popular categories include Poster Design, Brochure Design, and Portraits and Caricatures. There are also many offline opportunities to work for marketing or creative agencies.

  • Do I need the Adobe certification to work as a freelance designer?

    Not necessarily; many freelance designers have built successful careers on Fiverr without Adobe certification. Although completing this course won’t lead to you being Adobe Certified, you will earn a badge that will appear on your Fiverr profile. It will also enhance your illustration skills, help you work more efficiently, and improve the quality of your work. Ultimately, the key to success on Fiverr is delivering top-notch work along with exceptional customer service. This will ensure every buyer’s experience is positive, increasing the chances of repeat orders and 5-star reviews!

  • How can I start my illustration career with no previous experience?

    Starting a career in illustration can feel a little scary, but Fiverr is a great place to offer illustration services, and many sellers have built full-time careers on our platform. Taking this course is the perfect way to start; the badge you earn will show buyers that you are skilled and have experience of using Adobe Illustrator. Longer term, the most important thing is not to give up! If you’re committed to learning and practicing your new skills, then you could build an exciting career as a freelance illustrator!