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    Adobe Illustrator for Beginners | FREE COURSE

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    Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator for beginners in this free course. Start by mastering the Illustrator basics, and then learn to create effects, patterns, and more. This free Adobe Illustrator course is aimed at helping beginners learn how to use Adobe Illustrator easily and quickly. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the software, and you don’t need design or illustration skills. We’ll start right at the beginning and work our way through each topic step by step. If you’ve never opened Illustrator before—or maybe you’ve opened it and struggled—this course is for you! By the end, you'll know how to draw in Adobe Illustrator, how to make a pattern in Illustrator, and so much more.

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    1 Introduction
    00:00:00 1.1 Welcome to the Course
    00:01:43 1.2 Getting Started

    2 How to Draw in Illustrator
    00:07:42 2.1 Setting Up Our Document
    00:12:10 2.2 Drawing With Shapes and Lines
    00:33:30 2.3 Grouping and Arranging
    00:46:54 2.4 Drawing With the Shape Builder Tool
    01:01:12 2.5 Exercise: Draw a Custom Logo
    01:11:31 2.6 How to Use the Curvature Tool in Illustrator
    01:29:14 2.7 How to Use the Pen Tool in Illustrator
    01:40:58 2.8 How to Use the Pencil Tool in Illustrator
    01:51:23 2.9 Using Brushes

    3 Color
    01:58:55 3.1 Working With Color
    02:07:04 3.2 How to Use the Gradient Tool in Illustrator

    4 Type and Fonts
    02:13:39 4.1 How to Use Type and Fonts in Illustrator

    5 Effects and Patterns in Illustrator
    02:23:47 5.1 Liquifying and Distorting in Illustrator
    02:35:05 5.2 Bending and Warping Shapes and Text
    02:41:59 5.3 How to Make a Pattern in Illustrator
    02:53:44 5.4 How to Vectorize an Image in Illustrator

    6 Exporting
    03:04:33 6.1 Exporting for Print and Web

    7 Conclusion
    03:15:39 7.1 What Next?

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    1. Adobe lost me. Adobe on beginning was also garbage and after all THIS years buying software's, Adobe give us now pain in ass. You need to pay fee for cancelation, annualy month paying. It is looking now like PRISON.

    2. Soooo I had to take over a project for a client bc her Graphic designer got too busy with school to finish the project…therefore I have a bleed version on google drive and have downloaded it into indesign, its asking all kinds of font questions etc ….I need help with that and basically how to work with an imported file,not a new one. Do you have any advice or know anyone who could zoom or fb me about this?

    3. Wow, I can't believe I just finished a 3.3-hour course on YouTube! Thank you so much for this, Dan! I was looking around for a quick introductory tutorial on Illustrator as I'm one of the Creatives members of my uni org and I really learned a lot from this! Am looking forward to learning more about Photoshop by watching your other video in the future <3

    4. Thank you sir, Your tutorial is very helpful to every beginner like me, I hope you have also the continuation videos for higher graphic designs. Thanks Sir, you're awesome. God bless

    5. Hi, i really need some help as this is the first time ever that i have worked on adobe illustrator and i dont get what or where it went wrong. So i drew by hand a drawing and then upload it on laptop and then open it in Adobe so i can transform it into an illustrations. Everything went ok until the point where i tried to colour the shapes it would go horribly wrong, as in it wouldn't fill the background but only the shapes…. i dont know how to finish this illustration now. Could someone help please?

    6. Thanks so much for this. I have recently enrolled onto a degree and having to teach myself Adobe Illustrator etc. This video has been amazing. half way through and can't wait to do the rest 🙂

    7. Hey Dan, Thanks for the free course. I have been trying to do the exercise. I'm stuck as I am unable to get the "Blank Document Presets" under PRINT. I can only see the template came in with the downlaod. How to get a blank document in AI?

    8. Hello, I'm having an issue around the 21:17 mark, where we're supposed to change the pt value. My curved line will not change even after I've selected the shape, changed the pt value and ensured that every previous step was done correctly. I've reset the essentials layout, changed the pt all the way to 100, ensured I had the curved line selected, and I've even tried drawing new curved lines with different pt settings and they still come out very thin. Please help! Thank you! 🙂

    9. I'm still going to watch the remainder of the course, but after 45 minutes I knew enough to be able to modify files at work as requested by my boss. Thank you!!

    10. Thank you so much for this video I really needed it
      Im having a little bit of an issue, I cannot seem to change the stroke color or size can anyone help me out with that please?

    11. Hi Dan! Thanks for the course. It's very helpful. But there is one part I'm stuck at. I can't add the profile at the wings in the exercise with the shoes. I tried a couple of things but I didn't succeed so far. Would it be possible to help me with this. Thanks!

    12. thank you a millllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllion indeed, I am just a new illustrator user, and I decided to switch my career due to the recent pandemic issue, where I lost my job, but I will always have hope to help myself and also inspire others as you did with us. Thank you (again )= In Arabic (Shokran 🙂 )


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