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Illustrator CC, Part 2: Artboard and Live Paint

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 2/20/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 17m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
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.


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

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

Artboard, Live Paint

Working with Artboard (27:12)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Navigating the Workspace (03:45)
  • Fit All Artboards (04:14)
  • Customizing Illustrator (03:17)
  • Plug-ins and Scratch Disks (03:30)
  • Working with Artboards (02:55)
  • Single Artboard (03:56)
  • Align Panel (05:16)
  • Summary (00:08)
Working with Shapes (25:21)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Creating and Resizing Shapes (03:52)
  • Common Pitfall (01:07)
  • Fill and Stroke (04:30)
  • Selecting Artwork (02:52)
  • Grouping common shapes (05:06)
  • Transforming Artwork (02:59)
  • Creating a Triangle (04:36)
  • Summary (00:08)
Layers, Live Paint (24:51)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Using Layers (04:57)
  • Exploring Possibilities (05:11)
  • Changing Appearance (02:56)
  • Adding Stroke (04:28)
  • Live Paint (03:16)
  • Outlined Stroke (03:44)
  • Summary (00:08)