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Get to know Illustrator—the industry-leading drawing program—and immediately start making smooth vector-based drawings and type treatments, with no experience required. Acclaimed Illustrator instructor Deke McClelland efficiently introduces you to those Illustrator features you'll need to create your first vector-based drawing projects, focusing only on the core features and skills that you need to get started.
Hi, I'm Deke McClelland welcome to Adobe illustrator. Now whether we're talking about smooth line drawings, text treatments, or product art, Illustrator allows you to create the slickest graphics in the business. Walk into any retail store or online marketplace, and just about everything you see was created in illustrator. In the world of commercial art, this program reigns supreme.
The purpose of these movies is to introduce you to Illustrator in the shortest time possible. I make no attempt to cover every feature in the software. In fact, far from it. Instead, we'll focus our attentions on those features you need to create professional quality designs and illustrations. Specifically, I'll show you how to use Illustrator's wealth of drawing tools, both the easy ones, and the more demanding 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 effects your looking for. And I'll show you how to combine path outlines, text, and other objects to create fully realized works of art. Note, that I assume no prior knowledge. If you happen to know a thing or two about Illustrator, great, but if not, no problem. And if you've ever wanted to hone your graphic art skills, but you weren't even sure what questions to ask.
This is the place to start. In the end, if you want to learn more, I'll point you in a couple of directions. In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to Adobe Illustrator.
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