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In this workshop Adobe Certified Instructor Russell Viers distills his vast knowledge of Adobe Illustrator into 11 simple things that open up a whole world of possibilities. Before you know it you'll be playing around with art and logos and creating intricate designs by combining paths with the Pathfinder.
(MUSIC). Greetings. I'm Russell Viers and I'm an Adobe Certified instructor in Illustrator. In fact, it's my favorite of all the Adobe products. I love it. I use Illustrator for fun. If you ever come over to my house for a party, yeah, we'll break out Illustrator and start designing logos. That's how much I love it. And I really love to teach it. I get to speak at conferences as, as well as, speak on site at design firms, ad agencies, and corporations that use this software extensively.
The inspiration for this course was the number of people I meet who own Illustrator, but never use it because they don't know what it does, or they tried it and didn't understand it, or just find it too daunting to even try to learn. That's why I've narrowed it down to 11 things you need to know to learn and love Illustrator quickly. 11, that's it. Once you learn these 11 things, you'll be able to use Illustrator to create and edit art, logos, et cetera. And you're gonna love it.
I've seen it happen too many times. I'm gonna show you simple, yet powerful tools you're already familiar with, like the pencil, eraser, a knife. Then, we'll ramp up to combining paths into more complicated designs with the Pathfinder. We'll even take text and convert it to art, so you could play with letters for logos and really creative designs. When I teach Illustrator to a room of total beginners, in less than two hours they're having a ball. Playing and creating all sorts of designs.
You will too. (MUSIC)
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