Domestika Basics 6 courses Best Seller

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design

By Valeria Dubin
Art Director and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2019
, Art Director and Graphic Designer

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

  • Domestika Basics 6 coursesBest Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 49250 students

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


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 49250 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 35 lessons (7h 31m)
  • 7 downloads
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

Having a graphic communication strategy is the foundation of any project, and the best tool for developing its entire visual and graphic universe is Adobe Illustrator, the most popular and indispensable program for designers around the world.In this six-course Domestika Basics, graphic designer and art director Valeria Dubin teaches you how to use the software from scratch to create graphic projects from start to finish.

Valeria, with her extensive experience working with brands like Barceló Hoteles, La Xunta de Galicia, and the CCCB as well as on projects such as Pixar: 25 Years of Animation at the Caixa Forum in Barcelona, Spain, teaches you to use the program to create a logo and corporate stationery, as well as design patterns, textures, and a promotional poster.

Start by familiarizing yourself with the basic elements of the Illustrator interface and how to adjust them to your needs. Learn the difference between a pixel and a vector, discover how to create a document, and get to know the general workspace including key components like the properties panel and the toolbar.

After finishing up a tour of the text tools, learn to create and edit vectors. Design a brand’s logo from a specific typeface and convert it into an editable vector.Then, do a small illustration of a symbol with basic lines and, once it is ready, join both elements with the path and shape modifying tools before giving your design an identity using the Symbols panel.

Move on to design an advertising poster. Learn to work with photographs and see how to convert them into vectors and create special paints, gradients, and strokes for a stunning poster. Now it's time to edit bodies of text, organize your piece using layers, and prepare the final artwork.

To wrap up this Domestika Basics, explore all the possibilities that Illustrator has to offer for storing and exporting projects. See the different settings and options for creating PDF files and learn how to configure the print settings of your files.

Finish this Domestika Basics by Valeria Dubin with all the skills you need to create professional-grade work for any graphic design project using an efficient workflow in Adobe Illustrator.

Technical Requirements


⦁ A computer with Windows 7 (or higher) or macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
⦁ Adobe Illustrator CC (you can buy it or download the seven-day trial version on the Adobe website).
⦁ A graphics tablet is also recommended although not essential.


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Valeria Dubin

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Art Director and Graphic Designer

São Paulo native Valeria Dubin studied visual communication (graphic design) at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. She refers to her profession as such because she considers that the most important thing in graphic design is to communicate by expressing ideas, values, and concepts visually. Starting out in architecture and graphic design simultaneously has given her a dual perspective and heightened her ability to visualize and understand the dimensions of curious spaces.

She has more than 20 years' experience working on multiple projects in the most diverse areas of graphic design, such as branding, labeling, product graphics, packaging, editorial design, record design, and infographics, among others. As a partner and art director at Estudi Canó, Barcelona for over 15 years, she did projects for Barceló Hotels, Gat Rooms, Hotel Ciutat Barcelona, and Hotel del Teatre in Regencós, as well as design work 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, and the permanent exhibitions at the Borne Cultural Center and the Interpretation Center for Castreña Culture in Galicia, among others.

She is currently self-employed and works as a teacher at Elisava (Barcelona University School of Design and Engineering) and the Istituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona.


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.

  • Certificates New

    Certificates included in all courses: get a custom certificate signed by your teacher whenever you complete a course so you can share your achievements.

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.
Joined March 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 49250 students