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The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial Overview & Breakdown

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Published on Feb 16, 2014

Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Illustrator.

On this course I will be introducing you to the program and covering some essential practise exercises.

Then I will be demonstrating how to create a small project in Adobe Illustrator from start to finish.

To help break down the process I have structured the course in 3 main sections:

SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

SECTION 2 - ESSENTIAL PRACTISE

SECTION 3 - TEST PROJECT

CHAPTER 1 - SETUP & LIVE TRACE
CHAPTER 2 - DRAWING
CHAPTER 3 - COLOURING & ADDING TYPE
CHAPTER 4 - FINISHING & EXPORTING FOR PRINT

Along the way we will be covering many topics, such as how to set up your document, understand how the program works, use text in Illustrator, prepare and import images into Illustrator and finally export your document ready for print.

Enjoy



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GET THE PROJECT FOLDER HERE:
http://garethdavidstudio.com/tutorial...


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


Dia De Los Muertos | Speed Art | Sugar Skull Artwork | Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/Nz0s5GFHOIk


This video is part of a 19 part course:


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

Ep 1 - Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/QKWnkIPur2Q

Ep 2 - Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/2E9oGKd0Ayg

Ep 3 - Artboards in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/9GbLm_WXWwk

Ep 4 - Vector basics | Selection & Direct selection tool
http://youtu.be/GFY0_EMVYDw

Ep 5 - Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/xhATZA88zC4

Ep 6 - Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone's | Gradients & more
http://youtu.be/MX67tVC8f3s

Ep 7 - 10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners
http://youtu.be/wRL9rPO2SYk


SECTION 2 - ESSENTIAL PRACTISE

Ep 8 - Creating shape vectors
http://youtu.be/FH4-WIkHnd4

Ep 9 - Grouped vectors, Compounding vector shapes & Using the shape builder tool
http://youtu.be/aGFWmYHUQOU

Ep 10 - Drawing with the Pen tool | Brush tool | Pencil tool & more
http://youtu.be/mApJiURbBAg

Ep 11 - The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool
http://youtu.be/wnXDboK7FH8

Ep 12 - Type tools in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/9mj57YnpJPk


SECTION 3 - CREATE A PROJECT

CHAPTER 1 - SETUP & IMAGE TRACE
Ep 13 - Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch
http://youtu.be/1QLJmHxQqVA

Ep 14 - Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/4X1uc4dUoC0


CHAPTER 2 - DRAWING

Ep 15 - Tracing a hand drawn sketch & converting to vector artwork
http://youtu.be/_PDgoisoCwo


Ep 16 - Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Use the Pathfinder Tool & more
http://youtu.be/-gXH5G2vD-k


CHAPTER 3 - COLOURING & ADDING TYPE

Ep 17 - Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/0MDns4AP4Qw

Ep 18 - Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/ppGdjmpuqBc

CHAPTER 4 - FINISHING & EXPORTING

Ep 19 - Prepare and export artwork ready for print in Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/TM-Blz_Mnqc


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Content may be distributed freely for educational purposes only
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