How to Design in Adobe Illustrator: Complete Guide

The BEST complete video guide for beginners. Covers everything you need to start & succeed with Adobe Illustrator CC.

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  • Lectures 59
  • Video 5.5 Hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Course Description

In this Adobe Illustrator CC training course, expert Vlad from Motion Sea Designs walks you through all of the tools and techniques in this amazing program. Adobe Illustrator is the perfect solution for artists, graphic designers, web designers, business owners, advertisers, marketers, promoters, or anyone else that needs to illustrate their own images and branding on the computer.

Some of the topics included in this course are:

  • Illustrator layout and interface
  • Each tool explained
  • Panel usage and settings
  • Starting your first project
  • Effects such as 3D and stylizing
  • Basic workflow
  • Output and saving
  • and much more!

By completion of this video tutorial course for Adobe Illustrator CC, you will have the knowledge to create any project, artwork, vector image, or design.

A VERIFIABLE CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION is presented to all students who complete the course.

All course materials are downloadable for viewing on any device. We will also show you how to download a free trial of Adobe Illustrator CC, so you do not need to purchase to learn.

I can't wait to see you in this course! Let me know if you have any questions about the course.

Cheers,

Phil

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What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac
  • Free Trial of Adobe Illustrator to follow along

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 59 lectures and 5.5 hours of content!
  • Learn all the tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator

What is the target audience?

  • New and experienced Adobe users
  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Motion Graphics Artists
  • Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
01:43

In this quick video, learn about the benefits of taking this amazing course.

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How to get a FREE trial of Adobe Illustrator CC

  1. Go to www.adobe.com/downloads
  2. Under Illustrator CC, click ‘try’
  3. Click ‘Download trial’ at the top
  4. You will have to sign up for a free account and submit your email address to download.

Once you have downloaded Adobe Illustrator CC, install it on your computer.

You now have 30 days to try Adobe Illustrator CC for FREE!

Section 2: Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction
05:16

In this lesson, Vlad will take you through the many menus of Adobe Illustrator.

05:06

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to customize the layout of Adobe Illustrator CC.

04:18

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to make a new file.

09:23

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you save files in Illustrator.

Section 3: Learning the Basics: Tools and Panels
06:27

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you about all of the Selection Tools.

08:07

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you about the pen tool.

05:35

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you the Paint, Pencil. and Blob tools.

06:55

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the line tools.

07:47

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the shape tools.

05:57

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the Symbol Tool and Panel.

03:49

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the eraser tool.

07:26

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the rotate, scale, and reshape tools.

01:27

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the free transform tool.

03:50

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the width and distort tools.

06:36

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the shape and live paint bucket tools.

02:31

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the perspective grid tool.

05:17

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the gradient mesh tool.

06:03

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the gradient tool and panel.

06:15

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use eyedropper, measure, and blend tools.

06:18

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the graph tools.

05:36

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use artboards and the slice tool.

01:49

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the hand and zoom tools.

08:59

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the type tools.

06:31

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the type panel.

09:46

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the pathfinder and align tools.

06:37

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the stroke and brush panels.

Section 4: Effects and Panels
07:50

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the 3D effects.

03:50

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the appearance panel, graphic style panel, and document rasterize tool.

08:36

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the distort effects.

04:17

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the path effects.

03:42

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the stylize effects.

03:33

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the warp effects and SVG effects.

07:31

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use some of the Photoshop Effects.

04:26

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use some of the Photoshop effects.

Section 5: Advanced Techniques
04:26

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to make a mosaic.

06:00

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the layer panel.

06:26

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use clipping, composite paths, and opacity maps.

09:07

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use colors.

06:55

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use blend modes.

03:20

In this lesson, Vlad teaches you how to make patterns.

02:02

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use color settings and proofing.

03:03

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use envelop distort.

07:42

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the transform panel, drawing modes, and path options.

03:26

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the type menu.

04:44

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you about advanced selections and other options.

04:17

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the preferences menu.

05:07

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use the guides and grids.

03:41

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to use image trace.

Section 6: Output, Saving, Exporting, Printing
05:20

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to save for the web and other applications.

03:22

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to print from Adobe Illustrator CC.

02:41

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you about final settings and an intro to Adobe Bridge.

Section 7: BONUS: Using Your Knowledge to CREATE!
10:45

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to make your own logo in Adobe Illustrator CC.

09:24

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to make a web button in Adobe Illustrator.

08:56

In this lesson, Vlad will teach you how to make your own infographic in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Section 8: Course Wrap Up
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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 125,000+ Students, Video Creator

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

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Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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    • I. D. Juan Nicolás González Fajardo

    A bomb of knowledge waiting to explode

    I gotta admit that even with my previous months experiencies with the program I learnt A LOT, at first I didn´t believe the potential of the course, but in retrospective, men this course was deeply developed.

    However, I need to point out that it was thanks to my previous experience that I could get many of the lectures, in some cases you used a lot of keyboard commands that for newbies would drive them crazy to figure out how you manage to do something, of course a in specific lecture you mention some of those commands, but again it's really hard to memorised them at once. A display in a corner of the video showing the commands that put in your keyboard would help in this situation.

    Also I would like to denote that because of the huge knowledge that the course aboard there are many things that right now I can't remember, of course I practice the lecture in my computer, but even though there was too much information to handle; I think that a video to practice, like the ones you put at the end of the course, but for each section would help a lot to get each topic, a video that sum up the things that were explained, maybe standing out at the end of each video a quick summary in the program interface just to remember where the command can be found and the things that were talked or perhaps a little paper that would help us to remember in the future. Maybe this is not a common thing for other course but for this one I would really suggest to think about it.

    Again, thank for the course it was fun to learn all the things you can do, never realised of this true potential.

    • Hilton Collins

    Informative course

    Vlad gives a thorough overview of Illustrator's tools and menus throughout most of the course, and the bonus lessons at the end of the course let you apply what he's shown you so you can create your own basic shapes and elements within Illustrator. A good course to make you feel more comfortable with the program.

    • Zedar Thokme

    Not worth the money.

    Presentation so tiny that it is either not clear or you get a headache after awhile.

    • Tom Clancy

    Short, sharp and straight to the point

    Good course. Does not pfaff around wasting time. Gets straight into each tool and makes it easy for someone who knows a few tools to skip over them and focus on the tools they don't know. Each lecture is short (avg 6mins) and makes for very easy and quick learning

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