Illustrator 2020 MasterClass
Master the industry leading application for creating top-notch vector graphics.
- Why learn Illustrator?
- Who is this course for?
- What's included?
Illustrator is an extremely versatile application used every day by creative professionals in the industry.
Knowing the application inside out will help you to create outstanding graphics including logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile devices.
There's nothing better than discovering that one tool you love to use!
This course, starts from the ground up. Beginning with the very basics of drawing, working with circles and using/combining other shapes Together to create Illustrations. After we have covered all of the basics it will move on to far more complex techniques. These will allow to produce your own illustrations, logos, business cards and so much more.
Don't worry if you are already familiar with Illustrator you can just skip over the basics or take a little refresher.
This MasterClass will teach you the best methods for working in Illustrator meaning you will always feel confident choosing a tool or feature to use in every design situation.
As well as the video lessons this course includes further resources to enhance your learning experience. Including the opportunity to take a more hands-on approach to your learning.
This course is up-to-date with the latest 2020 new features.
94 Videos lessons,
Adobe ACA Exam prep guide
50+ Exercise Files & Resources
12.0 Hours Total playtime
The course includes downloadable exercise files so you can work along with what you see on screen. This helps if you enjoy learning by doing plus you can start practising key board short cuts asap!
You can also test your knowledge with the quizzes at the end of each chapter. These are not there just to make sure you were listening. They help you identify the areas you feel most and least confident in.
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Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe MAX the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world.
As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press.
Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.
Things you will learn
Receive certificate upon finishing course
signed by Adobe Certified Instructor:
MASTER Illustrator to become
Learn to create vector artwork for print, web and mobile devices:
2. Basics (01:00:29) ⤓
- Illustrator documents
- Artboards (new in 2018)
- Working with vectors
- User interface
- Properties panel
- Basics quiz
3. Working with objects (01:14:45) ⤓
- Working with Objects
- Combining shapes
- Selection techniques
- Organising objects
- Aligning and Distributing objects
- Working precisely
- Working with Objects Quiz
4. Appearance of objects (01:05:48) ⤓
- Stroke settings
- Appearance panel
- Appearance of Objects Quiz
6. Brushes (57:27) ⤓
- Calligraphic Brushes
- Scatter Brushes
- Art Brushes
- Bristle Brushes
- Pattern Brushes
- Image Brushes
- Brushes Quiz
7. Working with images (59:49) ⤓
- Working with images
- Preparing Simple Images for Tracing
- Preparing Complex Images for Tracing
- Image Trace
- Improving and Colouring Traced Images
- Images Quiz
8. Type (01:31:41) ⤓
- Character Formatting
- Paragraph Formatting
- Using Text Styles
- FontsVariable and SVG Fonts (New in CC 2018)
- Touch Type
- Type on a Path
- Type and Shapes
- Warp Text
- 3D Type
- Create Outlines from Text
- Image within Text
- Text Wrap
- Type Exercise
- Type Quiz
9. Advanced Techniques (01:49:08) ⤓
- Introduction to Masking
- Clipping Mask
- Opacity Mask
- Masking Exercise
- Recolor Artwork
- Live Paint Bucket
- Envelope Distort
- Puppet Warp (New in CC 2018)
- Symbol Tools
- Blending Objects
- Creating Patterns
- Refining Pattern Design
- Gradient Mesh
- Perspective Drawing
- Advanced Techniques Quiz
10. Export and Integrations (41:40) ⤓
- Saving work for Print
- Saving work for Web
- Export for Screens
- Adobe Apps
- Integration with Bridge
- CC Libraries
- Archiving projects
- Export and Integration Quiz
11. New features of CC 2019 (25:38) ⤓
- Properties panel
- Puppet Warp
- Improved Artboards
- Variable and SVG Fonts
- Curvature Tool
What students are saying
Unbelievably organised and well delivered. An absolutely wonderful course. Beyond my wildest dreams. If you want to learn Illustrator, you have found the right course."
If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, this is the course you need to kick start your graphic design career. All in all it was a great learning experience!"."
This was a very well structured course. It was engaging and fun to follow. The examples were relevant and applied the just learned materials well, without getting repetitive.
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What do I need to start the course?
- It is recommended to have an active Creative Cloud account to be able to use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC while studying from this course.
- You will also need a PC or Mac computer that is strong enough to run Adobe Illustrator CC.
- A pen tablet is NOT required, a mouse is sufficient enough.
- You will also need a stable Internet connection as the video lessons can only be watched online (they are NOT available to download.)
Can I ask questions if I am stuck?
Yes, you can! We provide customer support to all of our students and premium support to our Pro Members. We aim to respond to all questions within 24 hours and provide bespoke feedback on assignment submissions by Pro Member students.
This course includes exercise files, which are available to download from the ‘Introduction’ chapter. They are organised into folders based on the chapters in the course and they are great for practising all the techniques demonstrated in this course. Most files are backward compatible and will work in older version of Adobe Illustrator.
There are 9 interactive quizzes included in this course, each with 20 multiple-choice questions. There is one test at the end of each chapter. They will help you fully understand every aspect of the subject you are learning and great for finding weak areas you may need to go back and work through again. We don’t make our quizzes easy so when you pass you really know your stuff!
Upon completing this course you will receive a certificate to mark your achievement and to help you demonstrate mastering Adobe Illustrator. The course certificate will include your name, the date of completion and the instructor's name, qualifications and signature.
Can I watch the course on mobile devices?
Yes, you can! This course can be accessed on any desktop and mobile device as long as you have a stable Internet connection. Video lessons are only available online, while exercise files can be downloaded and used offline (downloads will only work on desktop PC or Mac computers).