Adobe Illustrator Basics

Basic step-by-step lessons that equip you to create custom, one-of-a-kind graphics for your brand and business! I give away all my secrets on creating awesome content. 

If you've been in business longer than 2.7 seconds – you've realized that graphics are literally everywhere on websites, blogs, business cards, logos, branding, promo materials, pricing sheets, and the list goes on and on and on! I want to give you the tools and resources to create your own graphics and keep your money in your pocket. 

 
 

Introducing Illustrator 101: Video Series

This is a video series that goes over all the fundamental tools that you need to create your own graphics for your business and blog. It'll help you to create your own logo, brand, post graphics, and miscellaneous graphics for your business.

This video just scratches the surface! This will not go over every detail in Illustrator. Why? Because that video would be 187 hours long. So, this is about 5% of the functionality of Illustrator but don't let that stop you from investing in this course. We'll be going over everything that you need to know to create your own graphics for your business and blog. I'm giving you the tools and resources to have the ability to create your own graphics for your brand and business. If you're just starting up or tired of spending hundreds of dollars on designers, this video series is for you. 

 

Let's take a look at what's included in this series:

Instructional videos that cover the basics of Illustrator CC

One year of unlimited access to this video series

Comprehensive workbook with helpful tips and resources for you to print out and keep

Practice files for you to open and play along with in the video

 

So, what's covered in this course?

Module 1 / Opening up Illustrator
> Going over a new document
> Art boards
> RGB & CMYK

Module 2 / Navigating the Workspace
> Tool Bar
> Customizing your workspace

Module 3 / Creating Vector Graphics
> Using the pen tool
> Turning your artwork into vectors
> Editing those vectors

Module 4 / Working With Color & Typography
> Using the character panel
> Creating and formatting text
> Outline text
> Using gradients and swatches

Module 5 / Transforming, Aligning, & Grouping Objects
> Using guides and rulers
> Aligning, distributing, and arranging objects
> Creating clipping masks
> Grouping and ungrouping objects

Module 6 / File Finishing & Saving
> Preparing your file for saving
> Choosing the best option for saving (Web or Print)
> Setting up and creating templates
 

Why Illustrator?

Illustrator is by far my favorite tool to use when it comes to creating graphics. One of the many benefits of using Illustrator is the vector aspect. When using Photoshop, you're working with raster images. Raster are those tiny dots that make your image look blury when you zoom up on it. When it comes to logo and graphic elements that need to be large on the web or in print – Illustrator is your go to tool. 

So why listen to me anyways?

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. I have over 4 years of experience using this program and learning all of the beneficial aspects of this tool. I use Illustrator about 90% of the time when it comes to creating graphics for clients and even for my own content. I use Illustrator to design logos, brand style guides, blog graphics, additional elements when it comes to blogs, patterns, business cards, printables, presentations, social media graphics, and so much more!

What Students Are Saying About This Course

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Who is this course for?

Creative Entrepreneurs
Those who are go getters and bosses and ready to learn everything when it comes to creating graphics for their own business. You're ready to show up and jump full force into designing. This course will help you to create your own graphics so you don't have to invest in a designer from the get go.

Bloggers
You're ready to take control of the graphics that float across your blog. You want to have a consistant brand for your blog that will make it look more professional and set yourself apart from all of the other bloggers out there that are using the same stock photos.

Self-Taught Designers
Are you ready to jump into the basics of design and give yourself the skill set that will last a lifetime? I'm giving you the same tools that I paid thousands upon thousands of dollars for in a university. I want you to succeed in what you're trying to do for yourself without breaking the bank.

Artists of All Sorts
By taking this course, I'll teach you how to turn your works of art into digital elements. You'll be able to take your physical pieces of art and turn it into profitable prints that you can sell to thousands in the blink of an eye. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I just download Illustrator and watch instructional videos on YouTube?

You can definitely do that! But one of the biggest advantages of purchasing this course is that all of the information is compiled for you in an easy, step-by-step format. 

And chances are if you’re brand new to Illustrator, you don’t even know what to search for on YouTube or where to start. I’ve taken all the research and organization out of the equation for you; all you have to do is press play. 

I don’t have time to learn the ins and outs of design software!

“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” - Dr. Ralf Speth

First impressions are crucial, especially for budding new businesses. If you aren’t putting the time into making a positive, professional first impression through your brand and your visuals, you could be putting your business at a huge disadvantage. 

Adobe Illustrator seems a little overwhelming…

I hear you! Opening up Adobe Illustrator for the first time and looking at the tool panels can be totally overwhelming. Which is why I developed this course. With my 4+ years of experience using Adobe Illustrator, I’ll be breaking it down for you and walking you through the tools and functionalities that will be the most helpful for your creative business. 

After this course, you’ll no longer be intimidated or overwhelmed by Adobe Illustrator.

Are you affiliated with Adobe? Are they paying you for this?

Nope (although if anyone from Adobe is reading this, I wouldn’t say no to a collaboration...). I offer this course because I’ve witnessed firsthand just how helpful Illustrator is for those in the creative industry.

What are the purchasing options for Adobe Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator is available through a monthly subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud, I highly recommend this option because it's affordable and you'll always get the most up to date software that's out there. You have the option to purchase the single app or bundle it with other Adobe programs like Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom, download it to your computer, and receive the newest software updates as they’re made available.

Can I get a refund if I don’t like the course?

No, and here’s why. I’ve given you an in-depth look at everything included in the course, but there’s work required on your end, too. As with any new skill, it takes time and practice to feel comfortable using Adobe Illustrator. There’s no such thing as a “pen-tool natural” - you have to put in the work. 

If you want to learn the basics and fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, this course is perfect for you. However, you have to be willing to put in the time and practice the skills you’ll learn.

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