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Illustrator CC, Part 3: Gradients and Patterns

with expert John Wiley & Sons


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Release date Release date 2/20/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 59m
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files N/A
Exams Exams N/A


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Course description

Adobe Illustrator is the leading drawing and illustration software used to create artwork for a variety of media. Illustrator CC is packed with the tools you need to create stunning images and fun artwork for print and online projects. In this five part learning series, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing Illustrator CC – from using basic drawing tools to adding special effects and beyond – with Illustrator CC Essentials. Work with pencil, type, liquefying, painting, and other Illustrator tools. Explore different effects, utilize layers, and unleash your creative side. Save, organize, and share your projects with the world.

Prerequisites

This course assumes very little familiarity with Adobe Illustrator CC. This course is part of 5 courses; Illustrator CC: Artboard &Work Space, Transform & Objects; Illustrator CC: Artboard, Live Paint; Illustrator CC: Gradients & Patterns; Illustrator CC: Layer Concept & Symbols; and Illustrator CC: Saving and Tools. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

Meet the expert

John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.


Course outline



Gradients & Pen Tool

Swatchs and Gradients (14:55)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Working with Swatchs (04:16)
  • Pantone (03:48)
  • Working with Gradients (04:04)
  • Gradients Category (02:29)
  • Summary (00:08)
Pen Tool (19:58)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Pen Tool (04:53)
  • Convert to Curves (05:06)
  • Curved Paths (05:17)
  • Straight to Curve (01:00)
  • Editing Paths (03:24)
  • Summary (00:08)
Tracing (12:42)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Tracing Images (03:43)
  • Tracing a Curve (04:39)
  • Cloning (04:03)
  • Summary (00:08)

Drawing Tools & Text

Trace and Drawing Tools (25:30)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Image Trace Feature (03:26)
  • AutoColor (03:58)
  • Drawing Tools (03:28)
  • Spiral Tool (03:47)
  • Pencil Tool (03:54)
  • Eraser, Knife, Scissors (01:52)
  • Arrows (04:47)
  • Summary (00:08)
Shape Builder and Patterns (22:50)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Shape Builder Tool (03:25)
  • A Fish (02:38)
  • Scale Tool (03:03)
  • Patterns (02:39)
  • Apply Pattern (03:49)
  • Editing Patterns (04:47)
  • Rotating a Pattern (02:11)
  • Summary (00:08)
Working with Text (23:59)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Formatting Text (02:50)
  • Text Tool (03:48)
  • Styles (02:25)
  • Create Paragraph Style (02:14)
  • Column Formatting (03:36)
  • Advance Type (03:25)
  • Circle Text (05:23)
  • Summary (00:08)