Illustrator CC 2017 - Master Adobe Illustrator CC
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Illustrator CC 2017 - Master Adobe Illustrator CC

A complete course on mastering Adobe Illustrator. Learn all the Illustrator tools and a productive workflow.
4.5 (34 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,415 students enrolled
Created by Chris Parker
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use all the tools within Illustrator CC
  • Be able to use the Pen tool
  • Over 60 lectures
  • Stylize type
  • Be able to use Image Trace to turn your hand drawn illustrations into vector
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  • PC or Mac
  • Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator CC 2017 for beginners and no previous Illustrator experience required. In this Illustrator training course, you will learn everything you need to know about using Illustrator and all the tools available. Plus, I'll show you the same time saving techniques I use for a fast and productive workflow.

RAVE REVIEW! This testimonial (from my Lightroom course) sums up all the courses I provide...

"The content of the course is perfectly structured and expertly delivered. The flow of the content builds knowledge and skills in a logical fashion. Chris has a really good presentation style. Of key importance, when students ask questions, Chris answers them in a thorough and comprehensive manner. Highly recommended. Regards." ~ Mick

The course starts of with the basic foundations and proceeds to more advanced tools. A course worksheet is included. Use to follow along with and practice what you learn. Stuck? No problem, I'm available for continued discussions relating to the course material. Throughout the course, I encourage students to practice what they learn and post their work in the discussion area for any type of feedback (or additional questions).

What will you learn? Here is a list of just some of the Chapters in this course on mastering Illustrator CC...

  1. The Illustrator Pen tool
  2. Be More Productive in Illustrator
  3. Color Management
  4. Illustrator Image + Masks
  5. Illustrator Anchors + Paths
  6. Creating Vector Shapes in Illustrator
  7. Effects + Appearance Panel in Illustrator
  8. Typography in Illustrator
  9. Output
  10. Image Trace in Illustrator <-- I love this one!
  11. an much more...

Once you've completed this comprehensive course on Adobe Illustrator CC, you'll be comfortable with the tools, how to apply them and have the skill set for a fast and productive workflow.

Plus, this course will be updated when Adobe Illustrator CC releases new features. Stay up to date on all the latest revisions at no additional cost!

At some point, the Udemy system will ask you for a review about this course. Please understand that it is Udemy asking and not me (Chris Parker, your instructor). I do not agree with asking for a review so early (it's out of my control) in the course and ask that if you're not ready to give a review, please do so only when you're ready. I appreciate all feedback and use it to improve my courses.

I Hope your enjoying the course thus far. Please contact me anytime for additional questions/support. I'm here to help you achieve your learning goals and looking forward to your success.

Yes, I really do care AND answer ALL questions. :)

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic Designers
  • Artists
  • Course is designed for beginners
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Curriculum For This Course
82 Lectures
Getting the Most From This Course
5 Lectures 11:15

A brief discription of some of the artwork you can create with Adobe Illustrator.

Preview 01:56

Find out how to get a 30 day trial of Adobe Illustrator.

Preview 02:46

Learn how this course is setup and what to expect. Also, download the course resource file. With it, you'll be able to follow along and use the worksheets to practice what you learn.

Preview 04:34
3 Lectures 15:33

Introduction to Layers in Illustrator.


In this lesson, we'll explore the layers panel within Illustrator. Even Photoshop pro's should watch this lesson. The layers panel in Illustrator is different compared to Photoshop. Did you download the course resource file in the previous lesson? If not, please go back and download to follow along.

Illustrator Layers 101

Discover additional layer panel options for Illustrator.

Illustrator Layer Panel Options
Basics + Getting Started
6 Lectures 34:47

Check out this lesson to learn the differences between Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Illustrator vs. Photoshop

Setup Illustrator preferences for a fast and productive workflow.

Illustrator Preferences

Where's Waldo? Well, not quite. But, knowing where everything is leads to a fast and productive workflow.

Illustrator Interface

Gain some control and learn all about the Options Panel. This panel is your new best friend. Well, almost. But, knowing where it is and what's available will help you with a fast and productive workflow.

Options Are Nifty

Utilizing existing or customizing your own Workspace will help you do what? You guessed it! Workspaces, will help you with a fast and productive workflow.

Illustrator Workspaces
Be More Productive!
8 Lectures 53:46

What is the question? That is the question? But what is the question? Found out in this lesson. Learn what you need to ask yourself prior to creating a new document. Then, and only then, can you decide how to setup your document. Oh, doing this will help you streamline your workflow!

You Must Do This First!

Working with multiple documents can help streamline your workflow. Find out how.

Work With Multiple Documents

Tips and techniques to help streamline your workflow.

View & Navigation

More Tips and techniques for streamlining your workflow.

Illustrator Grids & Guides

Extra tips for guides and rulers.

Bonus Tips for Guides & Rulers

Using artboards can and will help you streamline your workflow. Learn how to add multiple artboards, resize and more.

Illustrator Artboards

Learn the techniques I use to maximize my productivity. In fact, you could save 1 hour of work for every 8 hours worked. What would you do with an extra hour per day? Work and earn more? Spend more time with family and friends? Some "me" time? It's entirely up to you. However, you must master this lesson. In fact, if you skip this lesson you may be lost throughout the rest of the course and it will take you longer to finish (the course). So, buckle up, watch and re-watch and take notes. For the remainder of the course, I will continually refer to the "secret technique" I use as a successful graphic designer.

Warning, Do Not Skip! HINT; this lesson alone is worth the price of the course.
Color Management
6 Lectures 29:08

Ok, so, you need to answer this question too, prior to setting up your document.

Another Question

Learn how to setup Colorsync settings.

Colorsync Settings

Everything you need to know about the swatches panel. A must, for a fast and productive workflow.

Illustrator Swatches Panel

Using global colors will streamline your workflow. Learn how.

Global Colors

Having artist block? Can't decide on the colors for your artwork? Need a little inspiration? Then check out this lesson for all the inspiration you'll need.

Color Theme Inspiration
Image + Masks
5 Lectures 18:02

Link & Embed Placed Images

Illustrator Links Panel

Non Destructive Editing in Illustrator

Illustrator Basic Clipping Masks
6 Lectures 22:02

Selecting With Preferences

Group & Direct Selection Tips

Illustrator Lasso Tools

Selecting With the Magic Wand Tool

Illustrator Isolation Mode
Create & Manipulate Objects
8 Lectures 45:33

Illustrator Basic Shapes

Illustrator Math

Illustrator Re-size, Scale + Rotate

Illustrator Distort Tools

Illustrator Object + Stroke Fills

Create + Modify Patterns

Illustrator Live Corners
Anchors + Paths
5 Lectures 19:53

Illustrator Paths vs. Strokes

Illustrator Open vs. Closed Paths

Illustrator Join & Average

Illustrator Scissors & Knife Tools
Creating Vector Shapes
6 Lectures 31:49

Drawing Modes

Pathfinder Tools

Shape Builder Tools

Symbol Sprayer

Blob, Paintbrush & Pencil Tools
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Chris Parker
4.4 Average rating
628 Reviews
16,230 Students
19 Courses
Best Selling Photoshop Instructor & Pro Photographer

As a photographer and graphic designer for 27+ years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.  All my courses are structured in a way to maximize your learning and retention.

A lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).

Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.