1 Hour Button Master

The fastest way to create and organize buttons in Adobe Illustrator CC
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (17 ratings)
2,013 students
1hr 4min of on-demand video

creating your own buttons super fast in any style
organizing buttons in one document
to keep your buttons in a consistent style
to use the appearance panel in Illustrator
exporting batches of your buttons in one click


  • You need a version of Adobe Illustrator CS or CC
  • Have some experience with vector graphics


Still using Adobe Photoshop or another raster graphics editor to create your buttons? Try this faster and more organised way. Using Adobe Illustrator is not that hard as you will find in this course. Get your workflow up to date in one hour!

In the end of this course you will not only be able to create beautiful buttons but also know how to keep them consistent in style. You will know easy ways to organize and export batches of buttons for your app, game or website with tremendous speed. My methods are so streamlined that you do not need an innumerable amount of layers. The only thing you need is the text of your button to create a complete button! Let’s not wait any longer and get started.

My name is Ludwig and I am your tutor. I am a graphic designer for over 25 years and I have worked for top design companies making projects for the Dutch Government, Dutch railways, Educational editors and a lot more. I also worked for Quark. When you are an older designer you will know them from Quark XPress, the industry standard for graphic design in the eighties and nineties. Since the dawn of HTML I have been making web pages and since the last eight years I have been working on video games and game art. I have created thousands of buttons and I found it can be a lot of work to create buttons with a consistent style. That is why I have created a way to streamline this process and would like to share this with you.

Who this course is for:

  • Web designers
  • Game developers
  • Game artists
  • UI designers
  • UX designers
  • anyone who needs buttons


Ludwig Heijden
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 17 Reviews
  • 2,196 Students
  • 1 Course

Ludwig is working in the Game Industry with Blender since 2009. He started creating games and making 3D assets got him hooked to Blender. Now he is creating assets for games in Blender, like environments, characters and animations. Being a Blender evangelist he wants to share his knowledge in the best possible way.
He has helped game developers all over the world with their code and art with success. One of these games even won an award! (Amico Ragnolo). Ludwig likes to teach students in a fun and inspiring way. 

Before working in the game industry Ludwig was a graphic designer working freelance for editors and design studios making textbooks and other printed and online material. Adobe CC has little secrets after working on a daily basis with Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and also Premier Pro and After Effects.

He sings and drums in rock/metal bands, loves dogs (beagles) and parakeets. He has a son (who is working in the game industry too) and is married to Inge.

Come and join me on an adventure! Don't be afraid, it's great fun!

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