Domestika Basics 6 courses Best Seller

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design

By Valeria Dubin
Art director and graphic designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/21/2019
, Art director and graphic designer

Learn how to use Illustrator to develop any graphic design project from scratch

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (714)
  • 30044 students
Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design

Learn how to use Illustrator to develop any graphic design project from scratch


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (714)
  • 30044 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 35 Lessons (7h 31m)
  • 7 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Having a graphic communication strategy is the pillar that starts any project, and your best ally to develop the entire visual and graphic world of it is Adobe Illustrator, the most popular and indispensable program for designers worldwide. In this 6-course Domestika Basics, graphic designer and art director Valeria Dubin will teach you from scratch how to use software to create graphic projects from start to finish.

With his extensive experience working for brands such as Barceló Hotels, La Xunta de Galicia, the CCCB and projects such as 25 years of Pixar at the Caixa Forum in Barcelona (Spain), you will learn to use the program to create a logo, a corporate stationery, the design of patterns and textures, and the design of a promotional poster.

In the first course you will familiarize yourself with Illustrator by knowing the basic elements of the interface to adjust it to your needs. You will understand the difference between a pixel and a vector, you will discover how to create a document, you will see the workspace in general and the key elements, such as the properties panel and the toolbar.

You will continue in the second course knowing the text tools and, also, you will learn to create and edit vectors. To do this, you will create a brand by designing a logo from a specific typeface and converting it into an editable vector. Then you will make a small illustration with basic lines to make a symbol and, once ready, you will join both elements with the tools for modifying paths and shapes, and then give your design identity with the symbol panel.

The third course will deal with the creation of patterns and textures. You will draw basic geometric shapes to create the visual base. You will learn everything you need to know about color in Illustrator and use the resources to transform, duplicate, align, combine, group, among others, until you create your pattern . You will see how the guides, rules and grids are used, because the good design is in precision, and then, from a global point of view, edit the colors until it is perfect.

You will continue in the fourth course with the corporate applications of your design. You will create and prepare the presentation of an identity on letter paper, business card, postcards and three-dimensional signage elements. All this you will learn by using the work tables, importing graphic elements and illustrations to your project and working with text styles and effects.

For the penultimate course you will design an advertising poster. You will learn to work with photographs, how to turn them into a vector, create special paintings, gradients and strokes to create a very attractive poster. You will edit text bodies, organize your work through layers and prepare the final art.

To end this Domestika Basics you will see all the possibilities that Illustrator offers for storage and export of your projects. You will see the different settings and options to create PDF files and learn how to configure the print settings of your files.

At the end of this Domestika Basics by Valeria Dubin you will know everything you need to carry out any graphic design project in Adobe illustrator in an optimized and professional way.

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).
⦁ It is recommended you have a graphics tablet, but it is not mandatory.


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Valeria Dubin

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Art director and graphic designer

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Valeria Dubín trained in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) at Mackenzie University and refers to her profession as such, because she considers that the most important thing in graphic design is to communicate expressing ideas, values and concepts visually. Its beginnings in architecture and in parallel in graphic design, give it a duality and a capacity of visualization and dimension for the special spaces.

With more than 20 years of experience working on multiple projects and in the most diverse areas of graphic design such as strategy and brand creation ( branding ), labeling , product graphic , packaging , editorial design, record design, infographics, editorial design, among others. As a partner and art director of Estudi Canó de Barcelona for over 15 years she made projects for Barceló Hotels, Gat Rooms, Hotel Ciutat Barcelona, Hotel del Teatre de Regencós and also design works for exhibitions such as Pixar - 25 Years of Animation at the Caixa Forum, Metropolis Barcelona at the DHUB, Univers Gaudí at the CCCB, Nonument at the MACBA, the permanent exhibition of the Borne Cultural Center, that of the Interpretation Center of the Castreña Culture in Galicia, among others.

He is currently autonomous and teaching at Elisava (University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona) and the European Design Institute of Barcelona (Spain).


Contents

Course 1 – Introduction

  • U1

    Pixel vs Vector. Why Illustrator

    • Pixel vs Vector. Why Illustrator
  • U2

    First load of the program and Creation of a new document

    • First load of the program and Creation of a new document
  • U3

    Your workspace

    • Your workspace I
    • Your workspace II
  • U4

    The properties panel. From the idea to the canvas!

    • The properties panel. From the idea to the canvas!
  • U5

    Your toolbox

    • Your toolbox

Course 2 – Brand Design

  • U1

    The text. Designing a logo

    • The text. Designing a logo
    • The text. Designing a logo II
  • U2

    The drawing. Designing a symbol.

    • The drawing. Designing a symbol
    • The drawing. Designing a symbol II
  • U3

    Creating a brand Modification of shapes and strokes.

    • Creating a brand Modification of shapes and strokes.
  • U4

    The symbol library. Your brand always the same.

    • The symbol library. Your brand always the same.

Course 3 – Pattern Creation

  • U1

    Geometric shapes and the base of your pattern.

    • Geometric shapes and the base of your pattern.
  • U2

    Paint and color: the color in Illustrator.

    • Paint and color: the color in Illustrator.
  • U3

    Organization and transformation of objects. Creating the base unit of your pattern.

    • Organization and transformation of objects. Creating the base unit of your pattern.
    • Organization and transformation of objects. Creating the base unit of your pattern II
  • U4

    The tracer and clipping masks.

    • The tracer and clipping masks.
  • U5

    Rules, guides and grids. The design is good when necessary.

    • Rules, guides and grids. The design is good when necessary.
  • U6

    Edit colors globally. If you don't like how it looks ... change it!

    • Edit colors globally. If you don't like how it looks ... change it!
  • U7

    Other reasons to create a pattern

    • Other reasons to create a pattern

Course 4 – Design of Corporate Apps

  • U1

    Defining the applications of your identity. The work tables.

    • Defining the applications of your identity. The work tables.
  • U2

    The graphic elements of your corporate identity. Import other illustrations.

    • The graphic elements of your corporate identity. Import other illustrations.
  • U3

    A text with character! Working with style

    • A text with character! Working with style
  • U4

    Ready to present! Work with effects and graphic styles.

    • Ready to present! Work with effects and graphic styles.
    • Ready to present! Working with effects and graphic styles II

Course 5 – Design of an Advertising Poster

  • U1

    Blessed picture. Working with images

    • Blessed picture. Working with images
  • U2

    Image tracing. From pixel to vector.

    • Image tracing. From pixel to vector.
  • U3

    Gradients, transparencies and blending modes

    • Gradients, transparencies and blending modes
  • U4

    The client has the word. Working with external texts.

    • The client has the word. Working with external texts.
  • U5

    Get organized and work with layers

    • Get organized and work with layers
  • U6

    The final art

    • The final art

Course 6 – Export, Storage and Printing

  • U1

    Export and storage

    • Export and storage
    • Export and storage II
  • U2

    Adobe PDF file creation

    • Adobe PDF file creation
  • U3

    Print

    • Print

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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 courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
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 on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, 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.

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design. A Design course by Valeria Dubin Best Seller

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design

By Valeria Dubin
Art director and graphic designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/21/2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (714)
  • 30044 students