Bestseller!! Learn Illustrator CC in 1 Hour
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Getting comfortable with Adobe Illustrator CC is quick and easy. I will show you how to get up and running in not time.
4.1 (107 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,461 students enrolled
Created by Jason Buff
Last updated 7/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Edit and create beautiful logos.
  • Understand how vector art is created
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Requirements
  • You will need a computer and probably a copy of Illustrator on your computer.
Description

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful vector-based programs in the world. It is the industry standard for creating beautiful logos, packaging design, artwork and more recently website layouts.

I have been using Illustrator for over 15 years and I designed this class to focus only on the specific things you need to learn to get up and running with Illustrator quickly. Within the first few classes you will already have what you need to open Illustrator and start working.

This isn't going to be one of those boring classes where we walk through every single tool and your mind starts to drift. There are plenty of classes out there that will show you every bell and whistle included with Illustrator. But let's be honest, nobody needs to know everything to be a professional graphic designer. Some of the most successful designers I know only use about 25% of the program's full potential. The key to becoming a graphic designer is to learn how to effectively use the tools to bring your vision to life.

Do I need to know how to draw to use Illustrator?

No! I am a mediocre artist at best. Of course it doesn't hurt to be able to draw, but most of the graphic designers I know are bad to terrible artists.

Some of the things we cover:

  • The Most Important Parts of Illustrator.
  • Creating shapes
  • Ways to create complex shapes with the Shape Builder tool.
  • Stokes and fills
  • Practical use of effects and the appearance panel.

I know it is frustrating to try and learn a new program, and my goal is to show you exactly what you need. We won't waste time on tools and parts of Illustrator you don't really need to know. Just like Photoshop, Illustrator is a program that has added lots of new tools. But in the process of adding things, it has also held onto a lot of the older tools that are now obsolete (like the Pathfinder tool).

I hope you will join me.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who want to learn Illustrator quickly.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:22:34
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Stop looking at Facebook and let's get started!
2 Lectures 11:24
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Let's Make Some Shapes! Working with vector graphics.
4 Lectures 41:01
Creating Basic Shapes
10:28

The Pen Tool: Let's just get it over with.
09:19

The Shape Builder Tool and the death of the Pathfinder Tool.
08:19

Creating the Twitter Logo with the Shape Builder
12:55
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Working with Colors
2 Lectures 15:09
Different Strokes and Dr. Fills
09:40

50 Shades of Gradients
05:29
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Level Up
1 Lecture 15:00
Appearance Panel and Effects
15:00
About the Instructor
Jason Buff
4.1 Average rating
252 Reviews
11,784 Students
4 Courses
Award-Winning Graphic Designer, Filmmaker & Screenwriter

I am the owner of JABU Studio and have been a freelance graphic designer for almost 20 years. My design work has won various awards including a Webby and I currently make a living working for large graphic design firms as well as working directly with clients. I have also been featured in a number of design magazines.

I am also the founder of the Indie Film Academy, an online resource for filmmakers including the Indie Film Academy Podcast available on iTunes.