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Vector Illustration for Beginners

A course by Aarón Martínez
Illustrator and 3D Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015
, Illustrator and 3D Designer

Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (923)
  • 18801 students
Vector Illustration for Beginners

Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (923)
  • 18801 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 12/09/2020
  • 36 Lessons (8h 3m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Designer and illustrator Aarón Martínez's portfolio is full of incredible projects that he has created under the premise that simplicity shouldn’t be at odds with having a personality. Using basic shapes, meticulous line-work, and fun color palettes, he has forged a style that has won over brands such as Apple, Domino's Pizza, Volkswagen, and Coca-Cola, among many others.

In his previous courses—3D illustration with Cinema 4D and Design of Characters in Cinema 4D: from the Sketch to 3D Printing—he focused on the three-dimensional universe, while in this one, he teaches you the basics of vector illustration, helping you understand the most important tools to create incredible illustrations.

If you need to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics, you can take his Introduction to Adobe Illustrator course, in which he teaches how to use the software from scratch.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Interface
  • U3
    U3. Pathfinder and color
  • U4
    U4. Creation of complex elements
  • U5
    U5. Composition
  • U6
    U6. Illustrated identity
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Aarón’s work, his influences, and then gives you an introduction to Illustrator, the most used digital illustration program.

Get to know the artboards and their main tools. Aarón teaches you how to work with geometric shapes to create your first illustrations.

Learn how to work with texts, converting their forms to curves, in order to modify the structure as you wish.

Discover the Pathfinder tool, an essential in the world of digital illustration, and use it to divide and combine objects. In addition, see the different coloring modes, for both solids and gradients.

Once you master the tools, start to use shapes to create everyday objects, food, animals, and even people.

Finally, make a composition and choose the most appropriate color palette for your project.

What is this course's project?

Design an illustrated branding project using the vector illustration knowledge that you will acquire during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For designers, illustrators, and anyone else looking to get started in vector illustration.

What you need

No previous knowledge of any kind is required, as Aaron teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the world of vector illustration.

As for materials, you will only need a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed.


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Aarón Martínez

A course by Aarón Martínez

Illustrator and 3D Designer

Aarón Martínez is an illustrator and product designer. With his creations, he aims to achieve both functionality and pleasing aesthetics, by observing the environment, materials, and textures around him. His work encompasses several disciplines, from creating 3D characters for advertising or design objects to designing machines that are capable of detecting cancer.

He works freelance for various brands and agencies such as Autodesk, Nexus studio, Enormous Brands, Cisco, Grupo W, Volkswagen, Flock, Moi, BBmundo, Usbek & RIka, History Land, and more. He also teaches 3D modeling and vector illustration.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • What is Illustrator?
    • Formats and work tables
    • Toolbar
    • Geometric forms
    • Text
  • U3

    Pathfinder and color

    • Pathfinder
    • Color in plasta
    • Gradient
  • U4

    Creation of complex elements

    • Creation of everyday objects 1
    • Creation of everyday objects 2
    • Creation of everyday objects 3
    • Creating food 1
    • Creating food 2
    • Creating food 3
    • Creating animals 1
    • Creating animals 2
    • Creating animals 3
    • Creating people 1
    • Creating people 2
    • Creating people 3
  • U5


    • References of compositions
    • Conceptualization
    • Composition
    • Color palette 1
    • Color palette 2
    • Export my files
  • U6

    Illustrated identity

    • References of illustrated identities
    • Conceptualization of identity
    • Selection of color palette
    • Stroke
    • Text
    • Variants 1
    • Variants 2
    • Presentation of the identity
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Vector illustration for beginners

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Vector Illustration for Beginners. A Illustration course by Aarón Martínez Best Seller

Vector Illustration for Beginners

A course by Aarón Martínez
Illustrator and 3D Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015
  • 99% Positive reviews (923)
  • 18801 students