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Illustrator: Designing with Type

Instructor: Patrick Kalange
Duration: 10 Weeks

In this comprehensive course, Patrick Kalange demonstrates how to efficiently and effectively use Adobe Illustrator to it’s full potential. You will learn the powerful features that will speed up your design process, giving you the confidence to create new layouts without anxiety. Staring with basic document setup and tool usage, you will master the fundamentals of Illustrator, including the intimidating pen tool. You will learn all the tricks to master the type within your layouts, including proper use of the type tool for warping or curving text.

Patrick will show you how to manipulate glyphs, create graphic styles, and delve deep into the rich features of Illustrator’s often ignored tools. From artists who have never used Illustrator, to casual users, and even those switching from other applications, when you are finished with this course you will know how design competent vector designs quickly. Patrick will be there every step of the way answering any questions students have, and will spend quality one-on-one time, ensuring the knowledge is understood.

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Lessons

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Lessons in this course

1

Illustrator Setup and Tools

Proper document setup for optimal designing and layout work. Overview of the most used and important tools, their shortcuts, and settings.

6

Drop and Block Shadows

Learn how to create drop shadows from scratch for easy color manipulation. Learn how to create the most accurate and pleasing block shadows from scratch.

2

Mastering the Pen Tool

Starting from basics through advanced techniques, you'll learn everything you'll need to know about this easy, yet intimidating tool. Take a drawing from paper to vector with the pen tool.

7

Creating Graphic Styles

Learn how to create custom graphic styles including block shadow graphic styles. Learn how to save your graphic styles for later use on other projects.

3

Type Tool Fundamentals

Learn the type tool and all of the various panels and tools associated with it, including how to access all the features in your installed fonts.

8

Creating Illustrator Actions

Learn how to create Illustrator Actions to speed up tedious or repetitive design work, and save them for future projects.

4

Text on Path / Warping Text

Learn the proper use of the warp functions for text and when to use text on path instead of warp, for cleaner non-distorted type. Learn these skills with multiple layers of type (stacked fonts).

9

Advanced Tool Tips

Learn the usage and proper techniques of Illustrator's often ignored or hidden tools.

5

Creating Pleasing Insets

Learn how to create interesting inset designs for your type, including basic lined and colored insets, various gradients insets, scalloped insets, and more.

10

Cumulative Design Final

Create your own unique design using 4 or more of the skills you've learned throughout the course.

1

Illustrator Setup and Tools

Proper document setup for optimal designing and layout work. Overview of the most used and important tools, their shortcuts, and settings.

2

Mastering the Pen Tool

Starting from basics through advanced techniques, you'll learn everything you'll need to know about this easy, yet intimidating tool. Take a drawing from paper to vector with the pen tool.

3

Type Tool Fundamentals

Learn the type tool and all of the various panels and tools associated with it, including how to access all the features in your installed fonts.

4

Text on Path / Warping Text

Learn the proper use of the warp functions for text and when to use text on path instead of warp, for cleaner non-distorted type. Learn these skills with multiple layers of type (stacked fonts).

5

Creating Pleasing Insets

Learn how to create interesting inset designs for your type, including basic lined and colored insets, various gradients insets, scalloped insets, and more.

6

Drop and Block Shadows

Learn how to create drop shadows from scratch for easy color manipulation. Learn how to create the most accurate and pleasing block shadows from scratch.

7

Creating Graphic Styles

Learn how to create custom graphic styles including block shadow graphic styles. Learn how to save your graphic styles for later use on other projects.

8

Creating Illustrator Actions

Learn how to create Illustrator Actions to speed up tedious or repetitive design work, and save them for future projects.

9

Advanced Tool Tips

Learn the usage and proper techniques of Illustrator's often ignored or hidden tools.

10

Cumulative Design Final

Create your own unique design using 4 or more of the skills you've learned throughout the course.

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Course Features

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Video Tutorials

Every course features clear and concise, high quality video tutorials. Each video is designed to help you retain the information within, while complimenting the lesson assignments. Featuring real world examples.

Assignments & Quizzes

In addition to the in-depth videos, courses are comprehensive and contain multiple lessons, which include weekly assignments and routine quizzes punctuating the lessons.

One-on-One Interaction

Every course allows one-on-one time for video conferencing with the instructors. Instructors will use this time to answer any questions and can help guide the student through any course work if needed.

Certification

Upon course completion each student will receive a Certificate of Completion, certifying that they underwent the necessary requirements to complete and understand the course work assigned.

All Courses include

Video Tutorials

Every course features clear and concise, high quality video tutorials. Each video is designed to help you retain the information within, while complimenting the lesson assignments. Featuring real world examples.

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Assignments & Quizzes

In addition to the in-depth videos, courses are comprehensive and contain multiple lessons, which include weekly assignments and routine quizzes punctuating the lessons.

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One-on-One Interaction

Every course allows one-on-one time for video conferencing with the instructors. Instructors will use this time to answer any questions and can help guide the student through any course work if needed.

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Certification

Upon course completion each student will receive a Certificate of Completion, certifying that they underwent the necessary requirements to complete and understand the course work assigned.

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