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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

By Tina Touli , Creative Director and Graphic Communication Designer

Creative Director and Graphic Communication Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020

Learn how to use the leading design software from scratch to create a great variety of vector designs

  • Domestika Basics 6 coursesBest seller
  • 99% positive reviews (402)
  • 18016 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to use the leading design software from scratch to create a great variety of vector designs

Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Delve into graphic design and explore Adobe Illustrator’s full potential with this 6-course Domestika Basics. Learn to design high-quality vector graphics for branding, typography, web design, or any other digital project where eye-catching graphics are a must.

Adobe Illustrator is the most important tool in award-winning designer Tina Touli’s daily workflow, especially when it comes to creating designs for print and digital campaigns by Adobe, Dell, Tate, Converse, Kappa, and more.

Tina begins this Basics course by introducing you to the software’s interface and showing you how to set up your first document. She then shows you how to draw your first shapes and graphics with the program’s fundamental tools.

Discover how to expertly add color to your work in the second course. Learn the ins and outs of the tools, create a pattern design using your new skills, and see how to adapt a design to a product.

Get started with digital drawing in the third course, practicing Tina’s tricks for creating artwork with a handmade look and feel. Experiment with different effects and textures to explore the software’s illustration functions. Finish the course by learning how to convert your artwork into vector graphics.

In the fourth course, it’s time to get into typography, one of the most common uses for Illustrator. See how to select the ideal typeface, adapt it to a design, and use the effects offered in the software.

Tina’s vector design work stands out for its contemporary 3D feel. In the fifth course, she shows you how to create your own 3D look, diving into the three-dimensional tools of the software. Using her techniques, discover how to apply a contemporary edge to your design work.

Tina offers you a guide to saving and exporting your work for both digital and print, including how to send it to future clients. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create professional vector designs in a wide variety of digital and print formats.

Technical Requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 (or higher) or macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
    ⦁ Adobe Illustrator CC (you can either buy it or download the 7-day trial version on the Adobe website).
    ⦁ A graphics tablet is recommended, but not essential to take the course.
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  • 99% positive reviews (402)
  • 18016 students
  • 45 lessons (8h 7m)
  • 6 courses
  • 32 downloads (22 files)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Tina Touli

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Creative Director and Graphic Communication Designer

London-based creative director, graphic communication designer, maker, speaker, and educator Tina Touli is the founder of the multidisciplinary studio Tina Touli Design. She works in a variety of design fields including branding, typography, web design, and animation. She also teaches at her former university—Central Saint Martins— and has been invited as a guest speaker for events like Adobe Live Stream, FITC Amsterdam, Bump Festival, and the Birmingham Design Festival.

Her clients include Adobe, Dell, Tate, Converse, University of the Arts London, Kappa, BenQ, and Mulberry. She has also received awards from Adobe Creative Jam, The Transform Awards, and The European Packaging Design Association Awards.


Content

Course 1: Getting to Know Adobe Illustrator

  • U1

    Introduction to the Course

    • Introduction to the Course
  • U2

    Before You Start

    • Before You Start
  • U3

    Workspace

    • Workspace
  • U4

    Document Adjustments

    • Document Adjustments
  • U5

    Shape and Selection Tools

    • Shape and Selection Tools
  • U6

    Transforming Objects

    • Transforming Objects
  • U7

    Pen Tool

    • Pen Tool
  • U8

    Fill and Stroke

    • Fill and Stroke
  • U9

    Cutting and Merging Objects

    • Cutting and Merging Objects
  • U10

    Aligning Your Objects

    • Aligning Your Objects
  • U11

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase 1
    • Practical Phase 2

Course 2: Colors & Patterns

  • U1

    Colour

    • Colour
  • U2

    Gradients and Mesh Tool

    • Gradients and Mesh Tool
  • U3

    Symbols

    • Symbols
  • U4

    Pattern Making

    • Pattern Making
  • U5

    Pattern Transformation

    • Pattern Transformation
  • U6

    Working with Layers

    • Working with Layers
  • U7

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase 1
    • Practical Phase 2

Course 3: Drawing Tools

  • U1

    Brush Tool

    • Brush Tool
  • U2

    Puppet Tool

    • Puppet Tool
  • U3

    Imperfect Shapes

    • Imperfect Shapes
  • U4

    Blending Modes, Textures and Effects

    • Blending Modes, Textures and Effects
  • U5

    Convert Your Artwork into Vector

    • Convert Your Artwork into Vector
  • U6

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase 1
    • Practical Phase 2

Course 4: Typography

  • U1

    Type Tool

    • Type Tool
  • U2

    Selecting a Typeface

    • Selecting a Typeface
  • U3

    Type Panels

    • Type Panels
  • U4

    Convert Text into Shapes

    • Convert Text into Shapes
  • U5

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase 1
    • Practical Phase 2

Course 5: Working in 3D

  • U1

    Blend Tool

    • Blend Tool
  • U2

    Isometric Illustration

    • Isometric Illustration
  • U3

    Envelope Distort and Free Transform

    • Envelope Distort and Free Transform
  • U4

    3D Illustration - Extrude and Bevel

    • 3D Illustration - Extrude and Bevel
  • U5

    3D Illustration - Revolve

    • 3D Illustration - Revolve
  • U6

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase 1
    • Practical Phase 2

Course 6: Exporting Your Work

  • U1

    Save As

    • Save As
  • U2

    Export for Screen

    • Export for Screen
  • U3

    Export for Print

    • Export for Print
  • U4

    Alternative Export Panels

    • Alternative Export Panels
  • U5

    Practical Phase

    • Practical Phase

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who want to polish their skills.

Learn with the best Domestika teachers through practical lessons, tons of resources, and a progressive difficulty that'll allow you to see results from day one.

Domestika Basics will allow you to step up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started in a new creative field and become an expert in it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its main components, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

  • Certificates Plus

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners. Illustration course by Tina Touli Best seller

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

By Tina Touli
Creative Director and Graphic Communication Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined January 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (402)
  • 18016 students