Illustrator CC Creating Business Collateral

Great looking business cards and letterhead are important for your company. In this course, you'll learn important tools needed in Illustrator CC to help you create your very own unique business collateral.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 14, 2017
Duration
54m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 14, 2017
Duration
54m
Description

Are you looking to design your business collateral? In this course, Illustrator CC Creating Business Collateral, you'll learn the key tools necessary for creating your own materials for business in Illustrator CC. First, you'll dive into the process of creating your document. Next, you'll explore how to create shapes, sample colors, and place objects. Finally, you'll discover how to format text, and maintain character and paragraph styles. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only be prepared to create your custom business collateral, but also create templates and output your files for print. Software required: Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. I'm Alex Hernandez, an illustrator, designer, and animator, and welcome to Illustrator CC Creating Business Collateral. In this course, we'll be learning necessary skills for creating common print pieces needed by business professionals. While working with letterhead, we'll learn how to place files, create shapes, and sample colors. Next, we'll learn how to customize artboards and work with character styles while creating a business card template. Then, we'll be putting a one sheet together and learning to format text with paragraph panels and creating clipping masks for artwork in our document. And finally, we'll take a look at some best practices for sending files to print and who should print them. Let's go ahead and jump into module 1 where we'll be creating business letterhead.

Creating Letterhead
Hello, and welcome to the first module of Illustrator CC Creating Business Collateral. In this first module, we'll be creating company letterhead. Some of the things we'll be going over are creating a new document that is set up for print, placing and resizing graphics on our artboard, creating shapes and learning how to resize and edit their dimensions, and finally, we'll learn how to sample colors in our document and save swatches to our Swatch panel for later use. Join me in the next clip where we'll get started with creating a new document.

Making a Business Card Template
Welcome to the second module where you'll be learning how to create a business card template. Some of the things we'll be going over are setting up customized artboards, adding a bleed to an already existing document. We'll also be using character styles for consistency and to speed workflow. And finally, we'll save our document as a template. Join me in the next clip where we'll get started with customizing artboards.

Designing a One-sheet
Hello and welcome to our third module, Designing a One-sheet. Some of the things we'll be going over are using the Paragraph and Tabs panel to format text. We'll also be using paragraph styles to save our formatting, and we'll learn how they're different than character styles. And finally, we'll be creating clipping masks for objects and learning how to create a text wrap. Join me in the next clip where we'll be using the Paragraph and Tabs panel.

Printing Solutions
Hello, and welcome to our fourth module, Printing Solutions. Some of the things we'll be going over are setting up a document for in-house or local printing, collecting fonts and linked files for our document, and lastly, we'll take a look at what to expect when using online printing services. Join me in the next clip where we'll be setting up a document for print.