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Make Creative Assets in Adobe Illustrator Masterclass

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What you’ll learn

  • Make a range of creative assets in Illustrator including photo overlays, scrapbook papers, text objects and more
  • Create a scrapbook collection including papers, text objects and digital illustration
  • Create marketing materials for a digital collection
  • Package a collection for delivery including copyright and licence information
  • Work more confidently in Illustrator
  • Know handy shortcut keys and techniques
  • Draw shapes, use Illustrator tools and effects
  • Create designs suitable for print on demand products, digi-scrapping, and stock sites
  • Reinforce everything you learn with practical exercises

Are you ready to make digital items you can sell online or give away as collateral to readers,  subscribers and followers? Are you ready to learn Illustrator in a practical way – actually making things?

Great! Welcome! This course is for you. It’s a fun and a practical way to learn Illustrator and start building collections of assets you can monetize. These can be sold online to digital scrapbookers (digiscrapping), to designers for use in their design projects, for social media use and printables.

In this course, you “learn by doing” as you make a range of creative assets suitable for scrapbooking, digital projects and social media marketing purposes.  You will learn to make scrapbook papers, seamless repeating patterns, type elements, graphic photo overlays for social media, digital art, and much more. These designs can be sold on Etsy or other online market places, they can be uploaded to Spoonflower to make fabric and wallpaper, they can be used at print on demand sites as book covers and mugs, and can be sold as vector or bitmap stock images. There are so many ways to monetize the designs you’ll make in this course.

Who is your trainer?

I’m Helen Bradley and I’ve taught thousands of students to use Illustrator and Photoshop. I don’t fluff about and I’m focused on helping you learn to use Illustrator in a practical and smart way. My workflows are carefully structured for maximum success and I explain everything so you know the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of any process.

I have a huge commitment to my students’ learning – I answer all student questions and I often add extra videos to a course to help students with questions that others might also benefit from learning from.

What will you learn?

When you complete this course, you’ll:   

  • be able to create scrapbook papers, type elements and ancillary graphics in Illustrator

  • be able to color coordinate a collection of items

  • know how to package a product line for sale

  • have extended your knowledge of Illustrator tools

  • have learned new tips and techniques that you can use every day

  • be able to confidently create graphic assets for a range of design and commercial uses

  • have developed new graphic design skills and workflows

Do I hear you say “…but I don’t know how to use Illustrator (and frankly, I’m scared of it)”?

I understand!    

I’ve been there.

Illustrator can be really scary to use when you first start out.   

… but I’ve created a better way to learn Illustrator. One that makes it a lot less scary and a lot more fun.   

You see, you’ll learn to make items you can sell, give away on your blog, and use yourself. So you’ll be making designs that you can do something with at the same time that you are learning Illustrator. There’s no waiting! There’s no hours of learning before you can get started doing something. In fact you can start today. Complete the first few lessons and you’ll have your first scrapbook paper made!    

Do I hear you say “… but I hate the Pen tool!”?

I understand! Most people hate the pen tool. You are not alone!

… I believe that Illustrator is so much more than its (dreaded) Pen tool – so we’ll use the pen tool only when we have to (which is practically never) and you’ll see just how much you can achieve without it.    

Do I hear you say “… but I can’t draw”?

No problem! If you can use a mouse you can complete this course.

Quite simply, you don’t need to be able to draw. In fact many designers can’t draw and yet they make fantastic designs and great products. 

If you can draw – great! If you can’t draw – don’t worry, you’ll be able to do succeed in this course even if drawing isn’t a skill you have mastered.  In those sections of the course where you learn to digitize hand drawn sketches I will give you some of my sketches you can work with so you can master the skills even if you don’t  yet have drawings you can use.

Are you ready to extend your Illustrator skills?

If you already know the basics of using Illustrator, taking this class will elevate your skills to a new level. You’ll learn to use tools and techniques in a practical situation. No laboriously making shapes just to learn what the pathfinder tool does. No! In this class you’ll learn the pathfinder because you need it, you’ll draw shapes intrinsic to the design you are making – you’ll be putting your skills to practical use from the first lecture. You’ll reinforce your existing knowledge as you apply it to real world designs. And if we use tools you’ve never used before – great! You’ll learn to use them fast and easily so you understand how you can put them to work in your daily workflow.    

Do I hear you say “Please don’t waste my time”?

If there is one thing I hate it’s wasting time and you probably do too. 

So, I don’t say “um”, I don’t fluff about, I don’t make mistakes, I know my stuff and I show you how to do things efficiently and effectively. I speed up the videos where appropriate so you don’t get bored or distracted. 

I’m 100% focused on helping you learn.   

In short, I’ll get straight to the point and I’ll maximize what you learn in every class.   

Do I hear you say “… but I can’t afford the latest Illustrator version”?

Again, I understand. I teach thousands of students who can’t afford the monthly Creative Cloud payment. If you’re using practically any version of Illustrator you should be able to complete most of this course.  That said, a small number of the designs we’ll make require the use of the Pattern Make tool which was introduced in Illustrator CS6 (and which is in Illustrator CC). So, if you are using Illustrator CS5, or earlier you may want to skip those sections.

Will I just learn to make things?

Well Yes, and No! 

Yes, you’ll learn to make all sorts of creative assets, but you’ll also learn to use tools such as the Transform tools and Type tools and you’ll learn techniques and tips for working everyday in Illustrator.

You’ll get plenty of practice using Illustrator and you’ll grow in confidence with every lecture.

How will I learn?

This course is made up 100% of video content. You’ll watch my screen as I show you how each design is made. I’ll explain what I am doing and why so you can learn as you watch. At the end of each section is an optional assignment you can do to test and reinforce your learning.

Join me… 

I hope you will join me in this Illustrator class. I look forward to meeting you and I invite you to contact me if you have any questions as you work through the lectures.  

cheers!

Helen

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to make digital assets for scrapbooking and social media use
  • Anyone wanting to create saleable assets and asset collections for sites like Etsy and Spoonflower
  • Anyone who wants to gain insight into the process and requirements for creating saleable digital designs
  • Beginner Illustrator users who want to learn Illustrator in a fun and practical way
  • Anyone who knows a bit about Illustrator and who wants to advance their knowledge, and learn to design using a smart workflow
  • Self taught Illustrator users will gain value by extending their knowledge of tools and techniques

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Create a Patterned Scrapbook Paper
  • Basic Pattern Making Skills
  • More Advanced Patterns
  • Journalling Text Boxes and Labels
  • Type Effects
  • Photo Overlays
  • Digitize Hand Drawings
  • Additional Advanced Skills and Effects

12 reviews for Make Creative Assets in Adobe Illustrator Masterclass

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.

    Cheers.

  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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