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Creating Infographics with Illustrator

with Mordy Golding

Video: Welcome

Learn the basics of what goes into creating an infographic.
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  1. 2m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. What to know before watching this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 18m 10s
    1. The infographic vs. the presentation
      4m 4s
    2. Finding stories in data: Questions and answers
      4m 39s
    3. Visualizing data vs. presenting data
      2m 24s
    4. The infographics toolset
      2m 53s
    5. The five keys to a great infographic
      4m 10s
  3. 20m 39s
    1. An overview of the Illustrator graph functions
      7m 33s
    2. The anatomy of an Illustrator graph
      4m 16s
    3. Formatting and using data with Illustrator
      8m 50s
  4. 36m 39s
    1. Modifying Illustrator graph settings
      8m 40s
    2. Defining the value scale for a chart
      7m 29s
    3. Defining a design for Illustrator charts
      7m 12s
    4. Applying a chart design to a column
      1m 49s
    5. Applying a chart design to a marker
      2m 14s
    6. Adding numeric values with column designs
      4m 44s
    7. Designing your own chart
      4m 31s
  5. 2h 56m
    1. The data, the story, and the sketch
      8m 22s
    2. Reviewing the infographic document
      5m 38s
    3. Adding and customizing a stacked bar chart
      13m 8s
    4. Creating simple icons for power sources
      26m 19s
    5. Finalizing the total energy chart
      12m 59s
    6. Adding and styling a line chart
      12m 16s
    7. Adding custom markers to the line chart
      9m 52s
    8. Finalizing the renewable energy chart
      8m 43s
    9. Adding a table using threaded text
      22m 21s
    10. Creating a solar-panel-pattern background
      11m 44s
    11. Adding graphical data points for wind and solar
      7m 3s
    12. Adding a sliding column chart for wind power
      13m 20s
    13. Adding a matching-scale chart for solar power
      5m 54s
    14. Creating a layered PDF infographic for distribution
      11m 50s
    15. Using multiple artboards for flexible export options
      7m 23s
  6. 2m 14s
    1. Next steps
      2m 14s

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Creating Infographics with Illustrator
Video Duration: 0s 4h 16m Intermediate


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Infographics provide a unique way to visualize your data and trace the story behind it. Join author Mordy Golding in this course as he introduces you to designing charts, graphs, and other infographics in Adobe Illustrator. Mordy reveals five key components to a great information design, and shows how to determine which of the types of graphs available in Illustrator is right for your data. The final chapter takes you step-by-step through the creation of an infographic about renewable energy, using charts, tables, patterns, and text. Plus, Mordy demonstrates how to maximize your export options by creating a file with multiple layers and artboards.

Topics include:
  • Visualizing data vs. presenting data
  • Understanding the anatomy of an Illustrator graph
  • Formatting data with Illustrator
  • Defining the scale for charts
  • Adding numeric values
  • Designing your own chart from scratch
  • Creating simple icons
  • Building line, bar, column, and matching-scale charts
  • Adding a table with threaded text
  • Creating a layered PDF for distribution


Hi there! My name is Mordy Golding and I'd like to welcome you to Creating Infographics with Adobe Illustrator. You know, at first blush, math and design seem to be polar opposites. But when carefully brought together the result is often a powerful image that clearly conveys information in a beautiful way. Readers are mesmerized and become engrossed in the details making it possible to communicate a large amount of information to audiences across both print and interactive mediums.

In this course, we'll start by exploring some key concepts that will help you understand what it takes to build beautiful and effective Infographics, then we'll dive into Illustrator and discover the often misunderstood and underused graph and charting features. Finally we'll work together on a project, building infographics step-by-step, so that you can get some real-world experience while you learn. Join me as we learn all about creating beautiful Infographics with Adobe Illustrator.

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