Drawing Hacks in Illustrator CC for Non-Artists
with Erica Gamet
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01 Class Introduction02:45
06 How to Merge Shapes07:06
About The Class
Anyone can draw if they have the right tools
- How to look at images as a series of shapes
- Building images from pre-made shapes
- Creating custom shapes with the pen and pencil tools
- Using the Pathfinder and Shape Builder tools
- Adding color, gradients, and using Live Paint tool
Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
Introduction to Creating Shapes24:59
Draw Using Pen & Pencil Tool06:11
How to Use Reflect & Rotate Tools08:38
Make a Simple Badge11:59
How to Merge Shapes07:06
Create Animal Icons11:09
Draw Using Blob Brush05:51
How to Create a Layered Icon29:43
Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for an unbelievable 30 years! She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s PePcon and InDesign Conferences, and has spoken at ebookcraft in Canada and Making Design in Norway. When she isn’t staring at her computer, she can be found exploring her new homebase of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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Erica is a fantastic instructor. As always, she provides clear instructions with helpful demonstrations, all while covering *a lot* of material (i.e., good bang for the buck here). I also appreciate her cheerful demeanor and fun sense of humor. I have experience with other creative cloud applications, but I haven't used Illustrator much yet simply because I didn't want to confront the learning curve. After this class, though, I'm excited to get started. Thanks for another great course, Erica!
Very informative class for a total newbie like me, and Erica is delightful. There are some very basic concepts that I have to figure out for myself though since she did move very quickly through some of the steps, i.e., how she zoomed in and zoomed out, etc. Otherwise, I learned a lot and recommend it especially for newbies like me.
Great presentation. Really lively and full of great stuff for an Illustrator beginner. I've attempted to use Illustrtaor before and been completely stumped. This makes it all seem possible. I tried to follow along by scribbling in Illustrator as we went along. I think it will take some practice to embed what I learned and also some time to play with the tools and their variations. I can finally see that Illustrator has some really useful possibilities.
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