Domestika Basics 6 courses
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Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Design for Beginners

By Gilian Gomes , Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Joined April 2020

Learn the fundamental tools to create graphic pieces like a professional

Domestika Basics 6 courses
Best seller
99% positive reviews (767)
40268 students
Audio: Portuguese
Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch

Learn the fundamental tools to create graphic pieces like a professional

Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Discover the endless possibilities graphic design offers by exploring Adobe Illustrator’s full potential. Learn, step by step, how to apply the tools and techniques most used by professionals like Gilian Gomes, designer and illustrator who relies on this software to create strong and meaningful design concepts.

In this 6-course Domestika Basics, see how to master Illustrator in a simple way. Immerse yourself in the universe of illustration, logos, and icons, and learn with practical exercises how to use each tool to design professional graphic pieces.

To begin, explore the main features and tools in Illustrator. Create your first document, get to know the program's interface, and learn how to manipulate basic features, such as guides and layers.

In the second course, Gilian shows you how to work with preset, geometric, and free shapes. See how to organize, align, transform, and merge objects, and learn how to work with rounded corners, outlines, and other features.

In the next course, discover how a special color combination can make a big difference in the outcome of your project. See the different color modes, how to apply and modify them, and learn about gradients.

Next, Gilian explains how designers communicate their messages through words. Learn how to use text as a design resource, understanding the best practices and the main Illustrator tools.

The fifth course is very practical, in it you start to assemble a graphic piece. Also, start creating the first logo and label for your portfolio.

In the final phase of this Domestika Basics, learn how to share your designs. Review the latest guidelines for exporting your files for printing or digital publication.

Technical requirements

⦁ Basic graphic design knowledge is recommended but not required.
⦁ A computer with Adobe Illustrator installed (you can download the trial version of the software from Adobe's website and use it for 7 days).

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  • 99% positive reviews (767)
  • 40268 students
  • 39 lessons (4h 47m)
  • 6 courses
  • 39 downloads (27 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


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Gilian Gomes

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Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Gilian Gomes is a designer and illustrator, as well as a typography and art direction enthusiast. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he holds a degree in design and a postgraduate degree in branding. He has more than 15 years' industry experience under his belt and now focuses on branding and packaging.

His creative process explores designs that express powerful and singular meanings. Through use of his illustration and typography skills, Gilian seeks unique and impressive results.

Throughout his career he's worked with large corporations, advertising agencies, and design studios like Sweety & Co. and Raison Pure. Some of his biggest clients include O Boticário, Sebrae, Grupo Zaffari, Enjoei, and Wordbank. He currently works as a freelance professional collaborating with clients all over the world.


Content

Course 1: Know Your Tools

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    Creating your first document

    • Creating your first document
  • U3

    Knowing your interface

    • Knowing your interface
  • U4

    Setting up your workspace

    • Setting up your workspace
  • U5

    Artboards and layers

    • Artboards and layers
  • U6

    Essential tips: guide lines, zoom and screen movement

    • Essential tips: guide lines, zoom and screen movement
  • U7

    Difference between vector and pixel

    • Difference between vector and pixel
  • U8

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Shapes, a World of Possibilities on Your Screen

  • U1

    Geometric shapes and groupings

    • Geometric shapes and groupings
  • U2

    Organize, align and distribute

    • Organize, align and distribute
  • U3

    Duplicate and Transform

    • Duplicate and Transform
  • U4

    Rounded corners, contours (strokes) and transparency

    • Rounded corners, contours (strokes) and transparency
  • U5

    Pathfinder

    • Pathfinder
  • U6

    Free forms

    • Free forms
  • U7

    Blending

    • Blending
  • U8

    Clipping mask and library symbols

    • Clipping mask and library symbols
  • U9

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3: Bring Your Designs to Life

  • U1

    Color modes

    • Color modes
  • U2

    Panels and library

    • Panels and library
  • U3

    Droppers and gradients

    • Droppers and gradients
  • U4

    Recolor Art

    • Recolor Art
  • U5

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 4: Express Yourself through Words

  • U1

    Creating texts

    • Creating texts
  • U2

    Character and paragraph

    • Character and paragraph
  • U3

    Spacing (Kerning)

    • Spacing (Kerning)
  • U4

    Text inside form

    • Text inside form
  • U5

    Text aligned to the path

    • Text aligned to the path
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 5: Discover Your Style

  • U1

    Inserting files

    • Inserting files
  • U2

    Image trace (Trace)

    • Image trace (Trace)
  • U3

    Vectorizing letterings

    • Vectorizing letterings
  • U4

    Vector illustration (with study of various effects)

    • Vector illustration (with study of various effects)
  • U5

    Creating a logo with a symbol (using Shape Builder)

    • Creating a logo with a symbol (using Shape Builder)
  • U6

    Good graphic design practices

    • Good graphic design practices
  • U7

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 6: Show Your Work to the World

  • U1

    Printable files

    • Printable files
  • U2

    Saving to PDF

    • Saving to PDF
  • U3

    Web files

    • Web files
  • U4

    Practice

    • Practice

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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: Graphic Design for Beginners. Design & Illustration course by Gilian Gomes Best seller

Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Design for Beginners

By Gilian Gomes
Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Joined April 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (767)
  • 40268 students