Illustrator 2020 Essential Training

Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 5h 41m | 1.54 GB

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard in vector drawing—for everything from minimalistic logos to full-blown illustrations. This course teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow, including digital and print publications. Instructor and professional illustrator Tony Harmer explains the essentials of Illustrator 2020, including artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. Tony shows how to make selections, draw and build complex shapes using the Illustrator drawing tools, and precisely color artwork with tools like swatches and gradient fills. He also covers how to organize artwork into groups and layers, combine and clean up paths, work with type and effects, leverage CC Libraries, export your work, and much more.

Topics include:

  • Navigating the Illustrator interface
  • Making selections
  • Drawing lines and shapes
  • Working with swatches and other color tools
  • Creating strokes and fills
  • Saving selections
  • Aligning and distributing objects
  • Transforming objects
  • Building with compound paths and shapes
  • Drawing with the Pen, Pencil, and Eraser tools
  • Creating gradients
  • Turning artwork into patterns
  • Working with the Appearance panel
  • Creating and editing type
  • Embedding, cropping, and tracing images
  • Working with artboards
  • Customizing Illustrator
  • Exporting artwork
Table of Contents

1 Welcome to the essentials of Illustrator 2020
2 How to send feedback
3 Installing Illustrator
4 Walkthrough setup
5 Walkthrough
6 Touring the interface
7 Scaling the interface
8 The Toolbox
9 Panels
10 The Properties panel
11 Panning and zooming
12 Using the Navigator
13 The Selection tool
14 The Direct Selection tool
15 Drawing basic shapes
16 Drawing polygons and stars
17 Drawing with the Line tools
18 Drawing with the Grid tools
19 Color models in Illustrator
20 The Swatches panel
21 Global swatches
22 Spot colors
23 Using tints
24 Color groups
25 The Color Guide panel
26 Stroke attributes
27 Creating dashed lines
28 Creating dotted lines
29 Creating arrowheads
30 Variable width strokes
31 The Lasso tool
32 The Magic Wand
33 Saving selections
34 Aligning objects
35 Aligning points
36 Distributing objects
37 Using key objects
38 Changing the stacking order
39 Using the draw modes
40 Working with groups
41 The Group Selection tool
42 Using Isolation Mode
43 Using layers
44 Targeting objects using layers
45 Using the specific Transform tools
46 Using the Free Transform tool
47 Using Transform Again
48 The Transform Each command
49 Transforms as an effect
50 Compound Paths and Shapes
51 The Pathfinder panel
52 The Shape Builder
53 Clipping masks
54 The Pen tool
55 The Curvature Pen tool
56 The Shaper tool
57 The Pencil tool
58 Drawing with the Eraser tool
59 Improving paths
60 Creating and removing guides
61 Making guides from objects
62 Linear gradients
63 Radial gradients
64 Freeform gradients
65 Gradients on strokes
66 Creating a pattern
67 Pattern strokes
68 Transforming patterns
69 Static symbols
70 Dynamic symbols
71 Using blends
72 Replacing a blend spine
73 Using blending modes
74 Using opacity masks
75 The power of appearances
76 The Appearance panel
77 Illustrator effects
78 Photoshop effects
79 Editing or removing effects
80 Graphic styles
81 The Brush tool
82 The Eyedropper tool
83 Using point type
84 Using area type
85 Character options
86 Paragraph options
87 The Touch Type tool
88 Using Type on a Path
89 Outlining type
90 Placing images
91 Embedding images
92 Cropping images
93 Using Image Trace
94 Using Photoshop with Image Trace
95 Recolor artwork
96 The Puppet Warp tool
97 Working with artboards
98 Arranging artboards
99 Packaging Illustrator files
100 Export as other file types
101 Asset Export
102 Legacy Save for Web
103 PDF files and Illustrator
104 Creating your own workspaces
105 Keyboard shortcuts
106 Custom views
107 Custom toolboxes
108 Using Creative Cloud libraries
109 Exporting an ASE
110 Mobile tools and Illustrator
111 Next steps