Illustrator CC - Master Adobe Illustrator CC the Essentials

A complete course on mastering Adobe Illustrator. Learn all the tools and a productive workflow.
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  • Lectures 82
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Illustrator CC 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 Pen tool
  2. Be More Productive
  3. Color Management
  4. Image + Masks
  5. Anchors + Paths
  6. Creating Vector Shapes
  7. Effects + Appearance Panel
  8. Typography
  9. Output
  10. Image Trace
  11. an much more...


Once you've completed this comprehensive course of 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. :)

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac
  • Adobe Illustrator

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Graphic Designers
  • Artists
  • Course is designed for beginners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting the Most From This Course
Introduction
Preview
01:31
01:56

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

02:46

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

Please read before continuing
Preview
Article
04:34

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.

Section 2: Layers
00:48

Introduction to Layers in Illustrator.

09:12

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.

05:33

Discover additional layer panel options for Illustrator.

Section 3: Basics + Getting Started
Introduction
00:56
04:00

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

11:13

Setup Illustrator preferences for a fast and productive workflow.

06:35

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

05:03

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.

07:00

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.

Section 4: Be More Productive!
Introduction
02:05
08:46

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!

03:11

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

11:08

Tips and techniques to help streamline your workflow.

12:50

More Tips and techniques for streamlining your workflow.

04:03

Extra tips for guides and rulers.

06:53

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

04:50

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.

Section 5: Color Management
Introduction
00:46
07:34

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

04:20

Learn how to setup Colorsync settings.

06:39

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

05:07

Using global colors will streamline your workflow. Learn how.

04:42

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.

Section 6: Image + Masks
Introduction
00:48
Link & Embed Placed Images
07:16
Links Panel
03:47
Non Destructive Editing in Illustrator
03:47
Basic Clipping Masks
02:24
Section 7: Selections
Introduction
00:51
Selecting With Preferences
04:26
Group & Direct Selection Tips
05:00
Lasso Tools
02:52
Selecting With the Magic Wand Tool
04:38
Isolation Mode
04:15
Section 8: Create & Manipulate Objects
Introduction
01:10
Basic Shapes
08:53
Math
01:48
Re-size, Scale + Rotate
07:11
Distort Tools
08:29
Object + Stroke Fills
08:59
Create + Modify Patterns
06:03
Live Corners
03:00
Section 9: Anchors + Paths
Introduction
00:36
Paths vs. Strokes
10:21
Open vs. Closed Paths
02:56
Join & Average
04:23
Scissors & Knife Tools
02:20
Section 10: Creating Vector Shapes
Introduction
01:09
Drawing Modes
06:32
Pathfinder Tools
07:35
Shape Builder Tools
01:58
Symbol Sprayer
06:07
Blob, Paintbrush & Pencil Tools
08:28
Section 11: Pen Tool
Introduction
01:07
Pen Tool 101
05:45
Create Simple Paths
03:14
Anchor Points
01:21
Gaining Control
05:40
Section 12: Effects & Appearance
Introduction
00:36
Control Effects
04:28
Appearance Panel
03:38
Section 13: Image Trace
Introduction
01:05
Image Trace 101
05:25
Image Trace Options
08:42
Live Paint
11:11
Gap Detection
04:06
Section 14: Typography
Introduction
00:40
Container & Point Type
09:08
Custom Type Containers
07:09
Straight & Curved Text
04:39
Character & Paragraph Panels
08:30
Character & Paragraph Styles
04:40
Text Threading
03:06
Section 15: Output
Introduction
00:37
Save an Illustrator Documents
06:10
Save for the Web & More
08:48
Direct Output to Print
06:31

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Instructor Biography

Chris Parker, Best Selling Instructor and Pro Photographer

As a photographer and graphic designer for 25 years I've learned one important thing; A productive workflow will allow you to earn more.

The goal of my courses is to help you master what you need to know in 1 day or less. Life is too short to spend on things you don't need to know. No Fluff. Learn what you need and apply. Spend less time in front of your computer and doing more of what you love.

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