Learn Shading and Depth in Adobe Illustrator
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Learn Shading and Depth in Adobe Illustrator

Add Atmosphere and Life to Graphic Design in Illustrator
3.6 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
547 students enrolled
Created by David Miller
Last updated 10/2017
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This course includes
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • utilize a variety of shading/ depth tools to create more fully realized environments.
  • be able to apply a stippled shading effect and know where to place shadows
  • use shortcuts taught in the class to quickly shape perspective and scale in artwork
  • understand depth of field as it applies to vector art
Requirements
  • Students should have access to Adobe Illustrator and some basic knowledge of the drawing tools.
Description

Adobe Illustrator is an amazing design program that can execute resizable vector graphics with ease, but many beginning vector artists in Illustrator often struggle with the flatness of their vector designs, be they illustrations, graphic shapes or typography.

This course focuses on the unique set of tools within Illustrator to give the impression of a three dimensional space, shading and adding atmospheric depth to make your characters pop off of their backgrounds, and breathe a new life into the flat vector look.  

We will cover:

  • Gradients

  • Stippled shading

  • Camera blurs

  • Cast shadows

  • Position coloring

  • Atmospheric lighting

  • and more!

All you will need for this course is Adobe Illustrator!

Check out the trailer and free lectures to learn more, and see you in class!

Who this course is for:
  • The beginning Adobe Illustrator artist or designer who wants to add dimensionality to their work.
Course content
Expand all 9 lectures 31:49
+ Position and Perspective
3 lectures 09:55
Position Coloring
03:19
Perspective and Scale Shifts
02:51
+ Lighting and Shadows
2 lectures 06:55
Lighting Effects and Highlights
04:29
Cast Shadows
02:26
+ Sample Speed Drawing
1 lecture 07:19

I show you how I used some of these techniques in a completed work.

Preview 07:19