Lynda Illustrator CC Tutorial Series

Lynda Illustrator CC Tutorial Series


You can accomplish a wide variety of design tasks with Adobe Illustrator. This course focuses on core concepts and techniques you can apply to workflows for print, the web, and many other destinations.

First, author Justin Seeley explains the basic elements that make vector graphics-paths, strokes, and fills-and shows how to use each of the program’s powerful drawing tools. Then he shows how to create documents and liven up a project with color, plus build complex shapes from simple paths and trace bitmap images and line art. The course also explores the benefits of using layers and symbols, and shows how to edit text, draw in perspective, and much more. The final chapter explains how to output your work in multiple formats and use Illustrator files in Photoshop and InDesign.

Topics include:

  • Understanding vector graphics
  • Creating documents for different contexts
  • Organizing artwork with rulers, guides, and grids
  • Making detailed selections
  • Resizing, rotating, and transforming objects
  • Creating swatches and color libraries
  • Working with fills and strokes
  • Using the Shape Builder and Image Trace features
  • Drawing and editing paths
  • Understanding the difference between point and area type
  • Adjusting the appearance of artwork with live effects
  • Printing, saving, and exporting artwork

Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates:
Want to stay up to date with the latest Creative Cloud to offer? In this course, Justin Seeley tackled Illustrator, keeping you informed about all the latest enhancements and new features. New releases will be added every time Adobe releases a major update. To start, Justin reviews Live Rectangles, the new Pen and Pencil tool behaviors, and the ability to find the missing fonts with Typekit. Check back often for new tutorials.

Topics include:

  • Welcome
  • using the exercise files
  • How to send feedback
    June 2014 Updates:
  • Using Live Rectangles
  • Working with Pencil tool fidelity
  • Working with the Pen tool preview
  • Working with anchor points
  • Using Typekit to find missing fonts

Adobe Illustrator Variable Data:
Have you ever changed the data manually to make multiple copies of the same design? If so, you know it can be tedious and time consuming. Learn how to dynamically populate new information into a design and quickly generate multiple versions of Adobe Illustrator Variable Data.

Designer John Garrett appreciates many different types of variables and their practical uses, including generating business cards and direct mailers. In this course, he explains how to use variable data, including managing linked images, graphics, tables of data, and graphs. He covers the entire workflow, from setup to exporting dynamic batches.

Table of Contents:

  1. Exploring Variable Data
  2. Setting up Illustrator Files
  3. Setting up a CSV Document
  4. Importing using Variable Importer Script
  5. Working with the Variables Panel
  6. Exporting and Reviewing


Illustrator CC Essential Training


Illustrator: 2014 CC Updates June, 2014

Adobe Illustrator Variable Data