From Shapes to Complex & Beautiful Illustrations
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From Shapes to Complex & Beautiful Illustrations

Learn how to take advantage of Adobe Illustrator’s powerful tools to create effective illustrations with an efficient workflow.

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From Shapes to Complex & Beautiful Illustrations

Learn how to take advantage of Adobe Illustrator’s powerful tools to create effective illustrations with an efficient workflow.

  • 4.7 (165 Reviews)
 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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    Reach out to our customer support team within 30 days to receive a full refund.

  • Unlimited access, anywhere, anytime

  • Learn from hand-vetted instructors, experts in their field

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Course Introduction
Chapter 2
Getting Started
  • 5. Concept Development (9:11)
  • 6. Tips for Pencil Sketch (18:11)
  • 7. Shape Tool Basics (6:58)
  • 8. Shape Tool Advance (8:35)
  • 9. How to Control Shapes by Different Movements (4:49)
  • 10. How to Control Shapes By Reflect Skew and Rotate Tools to Create Complex Shapes (5:44)
  • 11. Combine Multiple Shapes with Pathfinder Tool (4:19)
  • 12. Create Complex Shapes with Pathfinder Tool (6:50)
  • Quiz - Getting Started
Chapter 3
Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic
  • 13. Case Study 1 Overview (Stand Alone Design) (2:04)
  • 14. Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic (3:29)
  • 15. Create a Group of Shapes to be Used as a Base of the Illustration (13:02)
  • 16. How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result (5:43)
  • 17. Adding Colors (11:11)
  • 18. How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It (3:27)
  • 19. Exercise (0:51)
  • Quiz - Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic
Chapter 4
Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern
  • 20. Case Study 2 Overview (Illustrative Pattern) (1:41)
  • 21. Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic (1:38)
  • 22. Create a Small Unit of Complex Shapes to Use as a Base of the Whole Illustration (14:00)
  • 23. How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result (1:49)
  • 24. How to Introduce Foreground Middle and Background Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve More Depth (9:55)
  • 25. Adding Colors (7:27)
  • 26. How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It (6:38)
  • Quiz - Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern
Chapter 5
Conclusion
  • 27. Conclusion (0:59)
Chapter 6
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
Junichi Tsuneoka

Graphic design and illustration expert with an established “California Roll Style”; worked with Google, Nike & Adidas

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Draw simple shapes and transform them into intricate designs fast
  • Master basic and advanced design principles used to create professional illustrations
  • Achieve an instant visual impact with your professional illustrations
  • Visualize, plan and develop your illustration concepts before stating your project
  • Use basic and advanced shape tools confidently
  • Create an environment for converting pencil sketches into editable vector graphics
  • Work with color and achieve depth and detail in your designs
  • Finalize your designs by professionally fine-tuning them
About This Course

In a world where everything has been done before, there is something to be said for creating your own work from scratch. Basic shapes are a strong tool for communication because of their familiarity and simplicity. They can, therefore, act as a basis for powerful designs and illustrations.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to create original, complex graphics from basic shapes. You’ll learn each step of the illustration process from concept development to creating sketches, vectorizing, perfecting composition and color right down to fine-tuning and final delivery.

You will cover two case studies, showcasing the workflow of creating a captivating illustration. By the end of this course you’ll be able to create stand-alone graphics and illustrative patterns with ease.

About This Course

In a world where everything has been done before, there is something to be said for creating your own work from scratch. Basic shapes are a strong tool for communication because of their familiarity and simplicity. They can, therefore, act as a basis for powerful designs and illustrations.

This course will teach you everything you need to know to create original, complex graphics from basic shapes. You’ll learn each step of the illustration process from concept development to creating sketches, vectorizing, perfecting composition and color right down to fine-tuning and final delivery.

You will cover two case studies, showcasing the workflow of creating a captivating illustration. By the end of this course you’ll be able to create stand-alone graphics and illustrative patterns with ease.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to do flexible, hand-drawn sketches before starting your project
  • Expert tips for working with pencil sketches
  • How to duplicate basic shapes to create patterns and more complex shapes
  • How to use Reflect, Skew and Rotate tools to transforms shapes into complex designs and combine multiple shapes with the Pathfinder tool
  • How to import a pencil sketch in Illustrator and convert it into vector shapes
  • How to introduce large, medium and small design elements to your overall design
  • How to introduce foreground, middle and background elements to your design

Why learn with Junichi Tsuneoka?

Graphic design and illustration expert with an established “California Roll Style” - a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop and American urban cultures. His work possesses highly communicative, assertive graphics and contains clear signs pointing back to his strong design background.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Anyone who has already learned the basics of Adobe Illustrator
  • Designers wanting to brush up their illustrative design skills
  • Illustrators wanting to advance their careers and gain a competitive edge
  • Creatives wanting to learn advanced Illustrator techniques
  • Digital marketers and content creators with intermediate Illustrator skills
  • Intermediate level

Requirements

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Course Introduction
Chapter 2
Getting Started
  • 5. Concept Development (9:11)
  • 6. Tips for Pencil Sketch (18:11)
  • 7. Shape Tool Basics (6:58)
  • 8. Shape Tool Advance (8:35)
  • 9. How to Control Shapes by Different Movements (4:49)
  • 10. How to Control Shapes By Reflect Skew and Rotate Tools to Create Complex Shapes (5:44)
  • 11. Combine Multiple Shapes with Pathfinder Tool (4:19)
  • 12. Create Complex Shapes with Pathfinder Tool (6:50)
  • Quiz - Getting Started
Chapter 3
Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic
  • 13. Case Study 1 Overview (Stand Alone Design) (2:04)
  • 14. Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic (3:29)
  • 15. Create a Group of Shapes to be Used as a Base of the Illustration (13:02)
  • 16. How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result (5:43)
  • 17. Adding Colors (11:11)
  • 18. How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It (3:27)
  • 19. Exercise (0:51)
  • Quiz - Case Study 1: Stand Alone Graphic
Chapter 4
Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern
  • 20. Case Study 2 Overview (Illustrative Pattern) (1:41)
  • 21. Creating an Environment for Converting the Pencil Sketch into Editable Vector Graphic (1:38)
  • 22. Create a Small Unit of Complex Shapes to Use as a Base of the Whole Illustration (14:00)
  • 23. How to Introduce Large Medium and Small Design Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve Depth and More Detailed Result (1:49)
  • 24. How to Introduce Foreground Middle and Background Elements to the Overall Design to Achieve More Depth (9:55)
  • 25. Adding Colors (7:27)
  • 26. How to Fine Tune the Design and Finalize It (6:38)
  • Quiz - Case Study 2: Illustrative Pattern
Chapter 5
Conclusion
  • 27. Conclusion (0:59)
Chapter 6
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can Adobe Illustrator do?

    Adobe Illustrator is a graphic-driven software that is used primarily to create vector graphics. These graphics will then be used to create cartoons, fonts, banners, and unique logos that can range from animated to realistic static images. Adobe Illustrator is vital for any business looking to establish brand identity, and used by millions of designers and artists around the world.

  • What is difference between Illustrator and Photoshop?

    The main difference between Illustrator and Photoshop is that Photoshop is based on pixels, whereas Illustrator is based on vectors. This means that every graphic you design on Illustrator can be resized to any size you want without losing quality. Photoshop is primarily used for editing and creating photos or raster-based art, whereas Illustrator is used to create graphics, cartoons, fonts, and logos.

  • Is Photoshop easier than Illustrator?

    Photoshop is said to be an easier program to learn, but is not the best program to use for all types of graphics. Designing on Illustrator allows you to create images that will never lose quality when resized. This makes Illustrator the preferable program when it comes to creating logos, banners, fonts, social media graphics, and more. Vector graphic will never lose its quality if they are scaled up or down, which is what makes Illustrator preferable in the creation of logos, banners, unique fonts, social media graphics, and more.

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