Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started
Viewers: in countries Watching now:
This course is a streamlined introduction to Adobe's popular vector drawing application. Expert Deke McClelland shows how to create professional-quality illustrations for print and electronic output, in the shortest time possible. The course covers the basics of setting up artboards, formatting type, drawing and combing path outlines, and applying dynamic effects.
Hi! I am Deke McClelland. Welcome to Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator lets you create smooth line drawings, type treatments, and product artwork to make the slickest graphics in the business. The purpose of the following movies is to get you Up and Running with Illustrator in the shortest amount of time possible. I make no attempt to cover every feature in the software, far from it; instead, I show you just those features that you need to know to make your first professionally designed illustration.
Specifically, I'll show you how to use Illustrator's wealth of drawing tools, both the easy ones and the hard ones to create smooth line graphics. I'll show you how to modify your lines and shapes, or what Illustrator calls path outlines to get the precise effect you're looking for. Note that I assume no prior knowledge of Illustrator. If you do happen to know a thing or two about the program, great! In the end, if you feel like there is more you would like to learn, I'll point you in a couple of directions.
In the meantime, here is how to make the most of Illustrator.
There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with Illustrator.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.