Learn to Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator
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Want to learn how to create a Mandala in Illustrator if the answer is yes! then take this indepth course
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Not only will be able to create Mandalas but also other designs
  • Understand core features and functions of Adobe Illustrator
  • Build confidence in using Illustrator for design
  • Understand what you need to do next to develop your skills
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Requirements
  • Student should have Adobe illustrator CS6 or above to take this course I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC during this course there might be slight differences in the menu system.
Description

In this course "Learn to Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator " I will show you how to create a Mandala and also learn Adobe Illustrator this fun packed course will give a solid foundation in which to build your skills we will look at all the main tools and techniques you need to produce fantastic designs in this "Learn to Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator course".

This course will explore lots of the features you will commonly use to create Mandalas, including the path tool, rotations, aligning and the pathfinder tools, we will also look at a multitude of different tools and techniques during this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has been designed for all levels beginner through to advanced users of illustrator.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
04:27:33
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Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Welcome
1 Lecture 02:04
Lets check out what we will be doing during this course.
Preview 02:04
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Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - The Course
27 Lectures 04:25:28
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00:01

Short introduction to the course ahead.

Preview 04:20

Lets gather references to get some inspiration and ideas.
Preview 06:33

Lets first setup our Illustrator document.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Setting up Illustrator
04:21

Lets now setup our documents with guides for the start of the project
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Madala Setup
05:54

Strokes and paths can be modified quite heavily to give you a different look we can create a series of dots and dashes of different shapes and thicknesses.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Modifying strokes
07:56

Lets use the path tool to create the leaf shape in order to get it symmetrical we can duplicate and mirror a path and then join to create one shape this can then be further modified.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Pathh tool in Illustrator
11:00

Lets investigate the pathfinder tool and how we can use it in illustrator to do a variety of actions.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Pathfinder
12:22

Now we have created the central flower we now need to build outward to produce the next phase the rock layer, we will use concentric circles to do this.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Concentric Circles rock layer
13:27

Lets create another simplified flower and use the rotation techniques to revolve copies around an anchor.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Flower template
09:39

We will now start our cloud phase we will begin using the pen tool to build the basic shape and then use off set path to create outlines both inside and outside.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Offset paths
17:33

Lets finish our cloud by creating an inset this can be fitted exactly and trimmed using the pathfinder tool, we will also then produce the radials under the clouds.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Creating cloud inset
08:44

We will now use exclusively the path tool to create a wave like pattern, I will also show how to use the pathfinder tool to create a solid colour base.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Sea Base
22:05

Lets finish our Sea Layer by adding details and correctly arranging the pieces.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Finish our Layer
11:27

We want to create a series of images to represent the phases of the moon.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Moon Phases
15:07

We will now finish up our moon phase of the Mandala
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Finishing the Moon layer
05:34

Lets create the roots and the gates for our Mandala.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Roots and Gates
15:09

Lets add extra detail to the Mandala, also I want to show you how to use the brush tool in illustrator although I am not using it for this Mandala I think it is essential you understand how it works and how you can benefit from the pressure sensitivity of a graphics tablet.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Detailing and freehand
08:41

Now we will create the square enclosure to frame our Mandala in.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Creating the frame
08:44

Stroke and size a look at colour and stroke colour.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Stroke fill and colour
12:07

Over the next few lessons we will look at colouring our Mandala eventually we will move on to creating gradients inside illustrator.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Colouring our Mandala part 1
14:03

Colouring our Mandala part 2.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Colouring our Mandala part 2
07:54

Colouring our Mandala part 3.

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Colouring our Mandala part 3
06:12

Colouring our Mandala part 3.
Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Colouring our Mandala part 3
06:08

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - Adding gradients to our Mandala
14:49

Lets finish off our Mandala and also look at the image trace functions inside Illustrator.

A big well done for completing the course I hope you have had fun and learnt a heap of new skills in designing in Illustrator your now ready to go it alone!

Create a Mandala with Adobe Illustrator - End of course features
15:30

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UK Online Training Centre specialist in creative design and visualization software

Who am I? My Name is David Newton and I will be your course instructor, I have been training people online since 2002 with you tube and now I offer my skills to you on Udemy.

My skill sets range from Graphic design all the way through to 3D Concept, animation and rigging. I work professionally across all these fields today! so you can be assured your getting the latest skills from a professional!

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