Adobe Illustrator CC – Print Design for Beginners
What you’ll learn
create a project from scratch and understand the important aspects that need consideration from the beginning.
manage art boards and leverage efficient methods for print design.
manage files including fonts, images, colors, and production files.
understand proficient workflows to begin, process, and complete a print-design project.
correctly place images in a file and manipulate those images to conform to the intended design.
troubleshoot file linkage issues that can result in projects with various embedded files.
manipulate anchor points to ensure fidelity and perfection in design
consistently use the pen tool to create perfect shapes for their design.
understand vector graphics and the value they offer in your designs.
recognize the value in using layers in their projects.
arrange content on an a page in a manner that is pleasing to the eye.
efficiently place content on the art board to ensure a smooth workflow.
create perfectly symmetrical designs.
understand and use clipping masks and compound paths.
package up the project to deliver to a printing service.
trace images to convert them to vector graphics for editing.
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In this course we’ll discover the fundamental tools and best practices that are crucial for your success in Adobe Illustrator. Our efforts will culminate with focus on real-world projects designed for printing.
Master Illustrator’s Essential Tools and Panels Using In-Depth Application
- Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create amazing artwork
- Create wonderful text using the Type Tool and Character Panel
- Understand the power and efficiency of layers in your workflow
Discover Powerful Techniques to Improve Your Artwork
We’ll learn how to trace images, so that we can scale them to any size without losing quality. We’ll also look at methods to obtain perfect symmetry when tracing mirrored objects. You’ll also discover how to clean up your artwork with Compound Paths and Clipping Masks, which will help produce higher-quality deliverables for your clients.
We’ll also learn how to avoid design mistakes by recognizing common areas that tend to trip up Graphic Designers. You’ll realize the value in transforming, copying, and arranging existing elements in a project to improve your proficiency in Adobe Illustrator.
I’ve built this course with a strong focus on the core tools that are essential to Adobe Illustrator. In the beginning of the course, we’ll look at setting up a new document, editing our art boards, and enabling a key setting that affects an object’s outline.
We’ll then take an in-depth look at the most commonly used tools in Illustrator. Pay close attention to the Pen Tool lectures – understanding this powerful tool will unlock your creative potential in Illustrator. After learning these tools, we’ll discover the editing panels that help you fine-tune your designs. I’ll then share with you some helpful tips and tricks that will make your creative life much simpler. Each of these sections conclude with a three-question quiz.
We’ll finish this course by building real-world creative pieces including, posters, coupons, and business cards. You’ll walk away with a firm foundation in Adobe Illustrator on which you can continue building your success as a Graphic Designer.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for newbies that want to use Illustrator to create engaging designs for print materials.
- This course is also great for people who have experience with Photoshop, but need some help with the transition to Illustrator.
- This course may give intermediate users some helpful techniques to make their workflows more efficient, but advanced users should move along.
- Adobe Illustrator CC – It’s a Whole Lot of Awesome!
- Here We GO!
- Tips and Tricks
- BONUS: Packaging Deliverables
- Thank You!