Adobe Illustrator tutorials for the complete beginner (19 Eps)

A 19-part series.  These videos are designed for the complete beginner with no previous Adobe Illustrator knowledge, and details all of the features available that Illustrator offers.  Users will first learn to become comfortable with the interface, then moving onto basic features and functions, eventually being able to use all of the tools available and finally learning how to export the finished product.

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION

Tutorial Breakdown and Introduction

Ep 1 – Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Ep 2 – Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 3 – Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 4 – Vector basics | Selection & Direct selection tool

Ep 5 – Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 6 – Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone’s | Gradients &

Ep 7 – 10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners

SECTION 2 – ESSENTIAL PRACTICE

Ep 8 – Creating shape vectors

Ep 9 – Grouped vectors, Compounding vector shapes & Using the shape builder tool

Ep 10 – Drawing with the Pen tool | Brush tool | Pencil tool & more

Ep 11 – The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool

Ep 12 – Type tools in Adobe Illustrator

SECTION 3 – CREATE A PROJECT CHAPTER 1 – SETUP & IMAGE TRACE

Ep 13 – Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch

Ep 14 – Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator

CHAPTER 2 – DRAWING

Ep 15 – Tracing a hand drawn sketch & converting to vector artwork

Ep 16 – Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Use the Pathfinder Tool & more

CHAPTER 3 – COLORING & ADDING TYPE

Ep 17 – Coloring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 18 – Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator

CHAPTER 4 – FINISHING & EXPORTING

Ep 19 – Prepare and export artwork ready for print in Adobe Illustrator