Adobe illustrator Crash Course - The Ultimate Starter Course
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Adobe illustrator Crash Course - The Ultimate Starter Course

Learn one of the most powerful tools available for design and graphic creation
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Created by Lindsay Marsh
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be familiar with the Adobe illustrator program and learn the basic functions. Make shapes, use the pen tool, work with type, set up files for print and digital formats and work with gradients and vector formats.
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Requirements
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge
  • Free trial or full version of Adobe illustrator (any version, but preferably CC)
Description

I designed this course for someone who has had limited time in illustrator® but wants to learn the program. This course is less about graphic design theory (although there is theory sprinkled throughout) and more about learning the basics of Adobe illustrator. This is the prefect starter course for someone interested in become a freelance graphic designer or a small business owner interested in doing their own graphic and promo materials. 

What Can I Expect?

I designed this course for someone who has had limited time in illustrator®, but I do recommend acquiring the software before starting the course to familiarize yourself with the basic functions and buttons. There is a free trial of Adobe creative suite available on adobe.  I also move at a quick pace, there is so much to pack into this course, so I designed the videos with playback in mind, and I expect and encourage you to re-watch videos. This is a starter course so not everything can be covered, but this course will give the the essentials to get started.

What we will review

What’s your Vector Victor? 

Getting Comfortable with Illustrator   

How to Set Up Your File (Digital and Print) 

The Mighty Pen Tool! 

Creating Shapes like a Boss 

Typography and Fonts Working with Photos in Illustrator®   

Transparency Gradients Creating Different File Formats (Digital and Print) and resizing 

Let's Create a Flyer!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning and working with the Adobe illustrator program.
  • The small business owner interested in learning how to create their own graphics, and work with design files.
  • Anyone looking to become a graphic designer and want a starting point with Adobe illustrator
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:53:30
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10 Lectures 01:53:30

Designing in the vector format is incredibly powerful. It gives you the ability to scale things larger and smaller without loosing quality or have pixelation. You can essentially design everything using illustrator and export those designs to other programs as needed (InDesign, and Photoshop) and have no problem with image quality. 

Preview 05:00

There are two main color settings in Illustrator. CMYK and RGB mode. This video will review both and when you should use each setting. CMYK is for anything print related, business cards, flyers, t-shirts. RGB is used for anything digital, mobile, web, social. 

How to Set Up Your File (Digital and Print)​
07:07

The most important tool you can use in illustrator is the pen tool. Learn how to create shapes, edit shapes and potentially create complex graphics. 

Preview 11:50

Learn how to create shapes, align shapes, fill shapes with color and use layers! 

Creating Shapes like a Boss
11:38

Just as important as the pen tool is text! What is an ad without text? Learn how to align text (left, right, center align), change colors, change font types and sizes! We will also review how to create curved or rounded text. 

Typography and Fonts
17:48

Working with Photos in Illustrator®
14:56

Learn about different blending modes and gradients to add that extra something. 

Fun With Gradients
08:33

Blending and Transparencies
11:34

Creating Different File Formats (Digital and Print) and resizing
12:25

Let's Create A Flyer Now!
12:39
About the Instructor
Lindsay Marsh
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10+ Years of Design and Marketing Goodness

I have have had many self-made titles over the years: Brand Manager, Digital Architect, Interactive Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer and Social Media Expert, to name a few. My name is Lindsay Marsh and I have been creating brand experiences for my clients for over 11 years. I have made more than a half million dollars as a freelance graphic designer and have worked on a wide variety of projects both digital and print. 

I have had the wonderful opportunity to be able to take classes at some of the top design schools in the world, Parsons at The New School, The Pratt Institute and NYU. I am currently transitioning to coaching and teaching.