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Adobe Illustrator: Mastering the Fundamentals

Illustrator tutorials that are perfect for beginners.
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47,518 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2013
English
Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
To learn Adobe Illustrator from scratch
To learn only the tools and techniques you will actually use
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Requirements
  • Adobe Illustrator (free trial or student version are fine)
Description

Throughout each of the many lessons in this series titled, Illustrator: Mastering The Fundamentals, students are introduced to this powerful vector image creation program, which is a staple for professional designers everywhere. After becoming familiar with the Illustrator's user interface, students will go on to learn step-by-step how simple it is to create complex vector shapes using the powerful tools available within Illustrator.

About Martin Knapp

Martin is a Creative Director who has been working in the 3D industry for over 10 years. He has worked for major 3D companies such as Pixologic and has taught classes at major film and game studios like Industrial Light and Magic and Ubisoft. He has served on the advisory board for the LA Film School and the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School. In addition to creating award winning work in the areas of advertising, web, and games, he has a passion for sharing his deep knowledge of the digital arts with others, and has created hundreds of hours of online training. He is an Autodesk and Pixologic certified instructor and self-admittedly is always a student himself as he never stops learning the latest tools and techniques.

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic designers
  • Aspiring graphic designers
  • Artists
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 30 Lectures Collapse All 30 Lectures 01:45:47
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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
4 Lectures 09:07
Learn what's new in Illustrator CS6 to get an idea of what it can do. 
What's new in Illustrator CS6
02:12

Where to download Illustrator

This video tutorial shows you where you can download the latest version of Adobe Illustrator.

* You can download the project files for this course here.

Where to download Illustrator
01:17

Creating a new document

This training video will show you how to create a new blank document in Illustrator.

Creating a new document
02:42

Navigation

This chapter shows you how to navigate around your document or art board.

Navigation
02:56
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Illustrator Basics
13 Lectures 47:19

Shapes

In this chapter you will learn to create and merge different vector shapes together.

Shapes
06:27

Guides

Here you will learn how to set up guides in Illustrator.

Guides
02:12

Brushes

This training video will show you the many different brushes you can use in Illustrator.

Brushes
03:03

Text

In this video tutorial you will learn how to create text in Illustrator.

Text
03:27

Text on a path

This training video will show you how to create text along a custom path.

Text on a path
03:07

Appearance Panel
02:00

Gradients

In this training video we review how to create and modify custom gradients.

Gradients
04:13

Shape builder

This tutorial video will show you how to use the shape builder tool to create and combine shapes.

Shape builder
03:58

Grouping

In this chapter we review how to group different objects together.

Grouping
03:20

Layers

In this video tutorial you will learn how to create different layers in Adobe Illustrator.

Layers
06:21

Rotate and scale

In this training video you will learn about using the rotate and scale tools to edit your vector shapes.

Rotate and scale
03:50

Edit path

This tutorial video will show you how to edit points along paths that you have created.

Edit path
01:55

Pen tool

This tutorial video shows you how to use the pen tool in Illustrator.

Pen tool
03:26
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Intermediate Illustrator
13 Lectures 49:21

3D

This training video will show you how to convert flat objects in Illustrator into 3D shapes.

3D
04:00

3D

This training video will show you how to convert flat objects in Illustrator into 3D shapes.

3D revolve
01:57

Rounded corners

This training video will show you how to adjust the corners of the vector objects you create.

Rounded corners
01:45

Feather blur

This training video will show you how to apply feather blur to your vector objects in Illustrator.

Feather blur
01:51

Artistic effects

This video tutorial will show you the many different artistic effects that you can use in Illustrator.

Artistic effects
03:07

Pucker bloat

This training video will show you how to use the pucker bloat effect on your vector objects

Pucker bloat
02:12

Pucker text

Here you are shown how to apply the pucker bloat effect to text.

Pucker text
07:18

Roughness

This video tutorial will show you how to apply the roughness effect to your vector objects.

Roughness
02:46

Roughness

This video tutorial will show you how to apply the roughness effect to your vector objects.

Shadows
02:49

Scribbles

This training video will show you how to apply the scribbles effect to your vector objects.

Scribbles
03:01

Warp

This chapter will show you how to use the warp effect on your vector objects.

Warp
02:32

Creating a flag part 1Here you will learn to import a reference image that you will add vector images on top of.

Creating a flag part 1
06:01

Creating a flag part 2Finish things off by adding in the final vector shapes to complete the flag.

Creating a flag part 2
10:02
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The School of Game Design was created to provide in depth, current industry education in the area of interactive arts. We have our finger on the pulse of the tech industry and keep our curriculum up to date so our students are some of the most sought after artists and designers available. We arm you with the tools needed to thrive as designers, coders, 3D animators, game developers, web designers, and UI / UX artists.

WE TEACH ONLY THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Unity3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, GameSalad, Maya, and several powerful programming languages are just some of the many topics we cover here at The School of Game Design. We pay close attention to the latest tools and techniques that are being utilized by the tech and gaming industries, and we make sure that what we teach keeps you on the leading edge of technology. We are constantly developing new training videos which make our students leaders in their chosen fields.

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All of our instructors here at The School of Game Design are experts at what they do and are currently working in the game, film, and tech industries with over 15 years of experience. Not only have we taught at major schools and studios like Ubisoft and the LA Film School, but our instructors have worked on Films like Lord of the Rings, and Rango. Our dedicated team has won major awards for their films, and innovative web designs and combined have launched over 30 apps to the iTunes App Store and Android Market. We are pros at what we do and we have a passion for sharing our industry knowledge with our students.

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