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0h06m

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial Overview

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

0h14m

Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Ep1/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this tutorial I am to going to introduce you to the Adobe Illustrator interface.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:03:24 The tool panels
00:07:40 The control panel
00:09:55 Workspace Panels
00:13:30 The document area

Enjoy

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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:
Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
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TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:
Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ

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This video is part of a 19 part course:

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ



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GD Studio

"I'm

0h09m

Panels

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

In this video I am going to show you how to customise the panel layout to create a more comfortable workspace. Also I will also be recommending my the workspace that I use that I find really effective.

Topics Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:00:05 Panels review
00:03:45 How to create a workspace


Enjoy


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PROJECT FOLDER:
Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
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TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:
Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ

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This video is part of a 19 part course:

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illus

0h09m

Artboards in Adobe Illustrator Ep3/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to take a closer look, at art boards in Adobe illustrator.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:14 The Artboard panel
00:05:40 Artboard tool

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

V - Selection Tool

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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:
Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
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TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:
Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ

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This video is part of a 19 part course:

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ



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GD Studio

0h17m

Vector basics | Selection

In this tutorial I am going to talk about how creative elements work and how we can begin to operate in illustrator. In this video you will get a good understand of the basics so we can move on later and start building our own creative elements.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:00:00 Vector Overview
00:02:05 The Selection tool
00:06:23 The Scale tool
00:07:47 The Rotate tool
00:09:05 Multiplying
00:10:35 The Direct selection tool
00:12:20 Anchor points
00:15:00 Anchor handles

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Selection tool
S - Scale tool
Press

0h10m

Fill

In this tutorial I am going to talk about Fill

0h17m

Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone's | Gradients

In this tutorial, I am going to talk about colour and demonstrate some colour effects and tools in adobe illustrator.

In Illustrator there are many ways to use colour. It all really comes down to what exactly you're using the colour for.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:07:57 Swatches panel
00:09:55 Pantones
00:11:10 Picking colours from an image
00:13:40 Gradient bar
00:16:12 Transparency

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:
V - Selection tool


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:
Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:
Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ

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This video is part of a 19 part course:

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ



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GD Studio

"I'm Gareth David, a fre

0h11m

10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners Ep7/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video I am going to cover 10 details in Adobe illustrator that you should know and be up to speed with before starting a project. The things I am going to cover in the next few minutes are things that are going to improve your workflow and help you create your artwork.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Tips Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:01:22 Tip 1 Zooming
00:02:36 Tip 2 Manoeuvring
00:03:06 Tip 3 Duplicating Objects
00:03:33 Tip 4 Select Multiple Objects
00:04:15 Tip 5 Aligning
00:05:10 Tip 6 Rulers

0h18m

Creating shape vectors in Adobe Illustrator Ep8/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to be focusing on shape vectors. We are going to be creating a range of vector shapes then later look at how to manage multiple vectors in groups and then look at how to compound vectors.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:55 Rectangle shape tool
00:08:00 Deleting anchor points
00:08:52 Ellipse shape tool
00:10:49 Free transform tool
00:11:57 Star shape tool
00:14:10 Free transform tool
00:15:36 Polygon shape tool
00:17:08 Rounded rectangle shape tool

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Selection tool
A - Direct selection tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) Z - Undo
cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste

Press

0h15m

Grouping | Compounding vectors

In this video we are going to be using some of the shapes created in episode 7 and learn how to create groups and compound vector shapes.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:03:07 Arranging Objects
00:05:20 Grouping vectors
00:07:51 Compounding vectors
00:09:52 Shape builder tool
00:11:39 Cutting shapes out of vectors

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Selection tool
A - Direct selection tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) G - Group selection

Press

0h42m

Drawing with the Pen tool, Pencil tool

In this video we are going to be covering the drawing tools. Along the way i'll be demonstrating some techniques so you can get a good understanding of the possibilities you have in this programme and what tools you may want to use for any given task.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:04:18 Pen tool
00:12:50 Click

0h08m

The Blob brush tool

In this video we are going to be taking a look a the blob brush tool and the eraser tool. Now the blob brush tool allows us to draw similar to the brush tool by drawing freehand strokes.

Tho unlike the brush tool, the blob tool does not work along a vector path, the blob tool essentially creates and builds vector shapes.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:01:45 Blob Brush Tool
00:04:23 Eraser Tool
00:05:40 Combination


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Selection tool
J - Eyedropper tool
Shift B - Blob

0h12m

Type tools in Adobe Illustrator Ep12/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to be focusing on type in Adobe Illustrator. It would be pretty tedious and difficult to create brochures, magazines, newspapers or books in this program but illustrator does offer a range of tools to be creative with type which you may find useful for logos, T-shirt designs, posters or book covers.

In this tutorial we are going to be looking at the the Type tools on offer, and how we might use them.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered:

00:00:00 Start
00:01:50 Type tool
00:05:05 Type area box's
00:06:45 Type as outlines
00:08:09 Touch type tool
00:09:37 Vertical type
00:09:55 Area type tool
00:11:00 Type on a path tool

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

T - Type tool
A - Direct selection tool
V - Selection tool
Shift T - Touch type tool
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste


Enjoy

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0h08m

Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch Ep13/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to begin our project by setting up a document in Adobe illustrator for our poster and T-shirt design. Then we will be placing in a previously scanned drawing, and arranging the layers in such a way to prepare us to begin tracing it.

I will be taking you through some of the details you need consider as we set up a new document.

Later In this project we are going to convert the scanned drawing into vector artwork by using the drawing tools in illustrator. Once converted into vector artwork we will be able to apply stroke and colour effects in future.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:35 Set up a new document
00:05:20 Place in a sketch
00:06:30 Apply transparency
00:07:15 Prepare Layers


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0h12m

Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator Ep14/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video I will be showcasing a particular tool called the image trace tool, known in earlier versions of illustrator as the live trace tool..

We will be taking a look at this tool, how it works, and later on I will be discussing its pro and cons and why we may, or may not want to use it.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:36 What is the image trace tool?
00:02:25 Why use the image trace tool?
00:04:45 How do we use the image trace tool?
00:10:55 Why use drawing tools instead of image trace tool?


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste


Enjoy


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


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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:


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
http://youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

Ep 1 - Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
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0h50m

Tracing a hand drawn sketch

In this video, we are going to use the drawing tools in Adobe illustrator to trace a drawing. We are going to be using the pen tool, the brush tool, the blob brush tool and the Eraser tool to convert a scanned in sketch drawing into vector artwork.

By the end of this tutorial you will be very familiar with the drawing tools and equipt with the knowledge to create your own artwork. I will also be sharing some of my tips and tricks.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:03:20 Commence Tracing
00:44:25 Create a custom brush


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

P - Pen tool
A - Direct selection tool
V - Selection tool
S - Scale tool
N - Pencil tool

Shift C - Anchor tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) R - Show rulers
cmd (Ctrl PC) ; - Show guides

Press

0h11m

Compounding vector shapes

In this video I am going to demonstrate how we can take the vector drawing composition created in the previous video and compound it into a single flat vector.

There are many good reasons to use this technique. The main reason why we are going to compound our vector is to help us add colour to the artwork in the next tutorial.

In this video I will be also be demonstrating how to use the compounded shape vector as a stencil.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:17 What does compounding a vector mean?
00:01:39 Why compound vectors?
00:02:30 How to compound vectors
00:06:30 Using a compounded vector as a stencil


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste



Enjoy


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0h19m

Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator Ep17/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to carry on from where we left off in the previous video and add colour to our vector drawing. Now for this project we are creating artwork for both a printed poster and a T-shirt.

In this video we are going to deal with CMYK colors and pantones colours and look at the approach for both the Poster design and the T-shirt design. What you will soon discover is that there are various technicalities we need to keep in mind to provide the right artwork for the printers.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:45 Colouring Poster design
00:13:55 Colouring the T-Shirt Design
00:14:40 Using Pantone colours


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

I - Eyedropper tool
G - Gradient tool
V - Selection tool
A - Direct selection tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) G - Group selection

Press

0h18m

Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator Ep18/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to carry on from where we left off in the previous episode and using the type tools, continue to add some type elements to our poster and Tshirt design.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:35 Adding type
00:12:25 Using Touch type tool


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

T - Type tool
S - Scale tool
I - Eyedropper tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) G - Group selection
cmd (Ctrl PC) A - Select all
cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) R - Show rulers
cmd (Ctrl PC) ; - Show guides

Press

0h15m

Prepare and export ready for print in Adobe Illustrator Ep19/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

In this video we are going to prepare the artwork for print. Getting your artwork complete to your design is one thing, tho making sure the printer receives your artwork to print it exactly to your design is another.

Before I send my artwork to print, there are a few things I need to prepare, review and be certain are correct before sending the artwork off to be printed.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:05 What is a PDF?
00:04:34 Review Checklist
00:10:40 Export PDF


Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

Y - Magic wand tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) X - Cut
cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy



Enjoy


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