Adobe Illustrator for Beginners | FREE COURSE -

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners | FREE COURSE

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► Learn more Adobe Illustrator with our free course, Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator: Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator for beginners in this free course. Start by mastering the Illustrator basics, and then learn to create effects, patterns, and more. This free Adobe Illustrator course is aimed at helping beginners learn how to use Adobe Illustrator easily and quickly. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the software, and you don’t need design or illustration skills. We’ll start right at the beginning and work our way through each topic step by step. If you’ve never opened Illustrator before—or maybe you’ve opened it and struggled—this course is for you! By the end, you’ll know how to draw in Adobe Illustrator, how to make a pattern in Illustrator, and so much more.

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1 Introduction
00:00:00 1.1 Welcome to the Course
00:01:43 1.2 Getting Started

2 How to Draw in Illustrator
00:07:42 2.1 Setting Up Our Document
00:12:10 2.2 Drawing With Shapes and Lines
00:33:30 2.3 Grouping and Arranging
00:46:54 2.4 Drawing With the Shape Builder Tool
01:01:12 2.5 Exercise: Draw a Custom Logo
01:11:31 2.6 How to Use the Curvature Tool in Illustrator
01:29:14 2.7 How to Use the Pen Tool in Illustrator
01:40:58 2.8 How to Use the Pencil Tool in Illustrator
01:51:23 2.9 Using Brushes

3 Color
01:58:55 3.1 Working With Color
02:07:04 3.2 How to Use the Gradient Tool in Illustrator

4 Type and Fonts
02:13:39 4.1 How to Use Type and Fonts in Illustrator

5 Effects and Patterns in Illustrator
02:23:47 5.1 Liquifying and Distorting in Illustrator
02:35:05 5.2 Bending and Warping Shapes and Text
02:41:59 5.3 How to Make a Pattern in Illustrator
02:53:44 5.4 How to Vectorize an Image in Illustrator

6 Exporting
03:04:33 6.1 Exporting for Print and Web

7 Conclusion
03:15:39 7.1 What Next?

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  1. Hi i love your content. from hong kong much love ❤😁

  2. تعلم التركية مع عمرو says:

    thankyou very much

  3. The best I've ever seen. It's crazy how good this video is..

  4. You are awesome. Thanks a lot. I have a weird question:). Where can i find or how can i call the letter in the 2.00 hours? Thank you so much for everyone

  5. Is there a way to select a point(for radius) using AI CC 2015? I can't select it with just one click (I'm in selection tool too)

  6. Thank you so much Dan! My first time using Illustrator and this video have given me a lot to start making logo.👍👍👍

  7. Please my version of AI doesn't have the curve line under the Type tool. Where do I find it

  8. i don't understood how to remove pencil art . please help me any easy way

  9. thanks so much, it was actually very helpful to me. before when I downloaded this app, I didn't know what to do at start, but when I saw your video, it helped me allot. thanks so much.!!

  10. I Have spent my entire day watching these videos. They are FANTASTIC! I start school in 2 weeks to go for a graphic design degree. Ive watched so many other videos of these adobe apps and have struggled to understand alot of whats going on, but you sir are a great teacher. Already watched the inDesign course as well as this one and i went into the inDesign course not even knowing what the software was used for. Now i feel like i could confidently go into it and create layouts. Great job sir, thank you for your contribution. 👌🏻

  11. This application is harder than I thought, I can't learn it in just a few days. It's harder than Photoshop.

  12. Very good tutorial, easy to follow Thanks.

  13. no need we have.. ehm we have A:I.. yaay., finaly this thing can leave to oblivion XD

  14. Regarding the 'Working With Color' part, if you can't find 'Color Themes' on your program right now, it's because this option is no longer supported by Adobe.

  15. This is a great video. What software do you use for screen sharing and editing?

  16. Hey Dan, thanks for this tutorial, it has really been helpful. I am having a hard time making my image fit the drawing paper in Ilustrator. Whenever i place the image it usually exceeds the space provided by Illustrator. How can I rectify this problem? Thanks again for the video

  17. Does anybody know why my arch tool and several other tools are gray?

  18. This is an excellent course! Dan is fun and laughs with you as you learn. The video isn't stiff or boring and I really enjoyed it. Is there a new version for the color section? Color Themes doesn't exist in my version of Ai so trying to navigate thru it was a little tough, but I'm giving it a go. Thanks Dan!

  19. Best 2 days of my illustrator learning career right here

  20. Hi Dan: My daughter and I are getting stuck at the very beginning. We have AI, but don't seem to have the "getting started" file. We have other filed downloaded with AI, but not a folder related to getting started. Can you please help us understand where we are going wrong? Thank you.

  21. Hello Dan, I'm trying to follow your Adobe Illustrator for beginners video, but I can not find the source files link.
    I know it's been a couple of years since this post, can i still download the source files?

  22. Hey Dan, I just started this course on my Windows PC, for some reason it's not letting me pull up some of the files in the Illustrator software. When I try to open the downloads while I'm in the software, it just says gaining acess to files on a neverending loop.

    Not sure if this is the case for other PC users here, but I'd really would love to continue on learning.

  23. this helps me a lot thank you so much for this video!!!

  24. I try to create logos for my company and here for the basic. Dan explains the steps very well. Thank you for this free course!

  25. Always Daniel… easy to follow. So so useful!

  26. Finished the course in one sitting albeit taking multiple 10-30 min breaks in between as my ADHD was not allowing me to stay focused but I did it and I appreciate all the detail and extra files provided to help exercise the new information I was learning as most videos I watch skip very good fundamentals and its almost impossible to follow along with but for this course it was well put together and had plenty of info much thanks I look forward to learning a lot more advanced topics! 😀

  27. Please send me how I download illustrator

  28. Thank you very much for this course and i am so grateful for you
    and what i should do next

  29. can you please tell me which version of AI you used for this video? or anyone please guide me thanks

  30. Thank you sooooooo much ! This video is great 😊

  31. Thank you for the nice description.

  32. Thansk man another video level

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