Author: Aarón Martínez
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Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator
For Aarón Martínez, illustrator and designer specialized in character creation, simplicity is not the enemy of personality. In fact, his portfolio is overflowing with amazing projects that prove it. Using basic shapes, meticulous line work and fun color schemes, he’s developed a personal style that has won over big-name brands like Apple, Domino’s Pizza, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, and many more.
While he focused on the three-dimensional universe in his previous courses, 3D illustration with Cinema 4D and Design of Characters in Cinema 4D: from the Sketch to 3D Printing, in this one, he teaches you the basics of vector illustration and how to master the tools in Adobe Illustrator to create stunning illustrations.
If you’re new to vector graphics and want to learn how to create them in Illustrator, Aarón teaches you how to use the program from scratch in his course Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.
What will you learn in this online course?
Meet your teacher for the course, Aarón Martínez. He tells you about his work and the influences that have shaped his style before giving you an introduction to Illustrator—the leading digital illustration software on the market.
Discover what artboards are and explore the program’s main tools and features. Aarón then teaches you how to work with geometric shapes, the building blocks for your first illustrations.
Move on to working with text and learn to bend shapes into curves to create custom letters loaded with personality.
Discover the Pathfinder tool, a must-have for digital illustration, and see how to use it to cut and join paths. Then, find out how to brighten up your designs with both solid colors and gradients.
Once you’ve got the hang of the tools, get some practice by designing everyday objects like food, animals, and even people.
Wrap up the course by composing an entire piece and bring it to life with the perfect color palette.
What is this course’s project?
Design a visual identity for a brand using the vector illustration tools and techniques you learned throughout the course.
Who is this online course for?
Designers, artists, illustrators, and anyone who wants to learn the basics of vector illustration.
Requirements and materials
No previous knowledge is required, as Aarón teaches you everything you need to know to get started in vector illustration.
The only materials you need are a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed.