[Digital Tutors] - Creating Photo Inspired Vector Artwork in Illustrator CS5
In this collection of lessons we will learn about the process of creating photo inspired vector artwork. We will begin this process by learning how to recognize and target shapes in a realistic form which we can recreate here in Illustrator. While beginning to target shapes, we will also learn how to use 3 of the tools in Illustrator for creating different types of vector shapes including the pen tool, the pencil tool and the blob brush.
[Tutsplus] 30 Days to Learn Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and popular tool for illustrators and designers, but can be intimidating if you've never worked with vector before. Don't know about anchors, brushes, symbols or meshes? Never fear! Experienced illustrator Ryan Quintal takes you from newbie to Illustrator pro in just 30 days. Once you're up and running, Ryan will work through a final project, a product case design, to show how it all goes together.
[Tutsplus] Creating Vector Art
This course by veteran illustrator Von Glitschka takes you through the entire creative process from drawn design to final vector illustration. Glean valuable tips from time proven methodology that will help and enhance your own workflow by implementing a systematic approach to building vector shapes and elements.
[Tutsplus] Character Design
Quick, name a character! Memorable characters are part of our culturefrom the Simpsons to Mickey Mouse, creating a unique and likeable personality is a powerful way to make your work memorable. But creating good characters isnt easy! In this information-packed 13 lesson course, Ian Yates walks you through the basics of designing a memorable character illustration and the important steps of a character project.
Adobe Creative Team - Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 choose Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS5.Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, they'll learn how to integrate their artwork with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe InDesign layouts, and Adobe Flash Catalyst software to add interaction to their designs.This completely revised CS5 edition covers new perspective drawing tools, variable-width watercolor strokes, multiple artboards with video-specific presets, the new realistic Bristle brush and Shape Builder tool, and the ability to maintain consistent raster effects across media.
[Digital Tutors] Painting Skateboard Graphics in Illustrator CS5
In this Illustrator tutorial we will focus on creating hand painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. For many designers, Adobe Illustrator is a program they use daily for tasks such as building logos. While its tools and vector results make it perfect for these type of projects, as you might have guessed, its also a powerful painting program.
[video2brain] Adobe Illustrator CS6: Learn by Video - Master the Fundamentals
Whether youre new to Illustrator or an old hand who needs a refresher and a guide to the new features in CS6, this course from expert trainers Chad Chelius and Angie Taylor will teach you what you need to know. Youll learn the fundamentals of Adobes vector-based drawing and illustration program and be introduced to the features that are new in the CS6 version. Youll also have the opportunity to learn advanced techniques for working with shapes, transformations, perspective, color, typography, and more. This Learn by Video course is presented in partnership with our friends at Peachpit Press.
This Learn by Video course offers in-depth training on the interface, workflow, and features of Adobe Illustrator CS6.
[Tutplus] Producing and Selling Vector Stock
Think youre ready to start selling vector stock art? Illustrating for stock and selling your work on sites such as GraphicRiver can be very rewarding, whether youre doing it for fun, for extra income, or as a full-time job.
But theres a lot more to it than simply uploading some files then kicking back and watching the money roll in. Cheryl Graham gives you an in depth guide to the world of selling vector stock and to best prepare and submit your vector art for sale. Cheryl will walk you through the entire sale process and get you up and running.
The course includes:
- Exploring and joining various stock marketplaces, including GraphicRiver, iStockphoto, and others
- Understanding specific requirements for submission
- Preparing your vector art for submission
- Understanding copyright and licensing laws
- Submitting your file and understanding the review process
- Understanding and responding to feedback
- What to do once your files been accepted
- and more!