Course info
May 10, 2017
1h 57m

Have you ever needed to create flyers, postcards, or other promotional materials for your business? If so, this is the perfect course for you. In this course, Illustrator CC Simple Designs, you'll create, step by step, a polished design layout that's ready for printing. First, you'll learn how to bring your text into an Illustrator document, style it beautifully with fonts, and work with spacing and alignment. Next, you'll discover how to add images and stock illustrations to your design and how to work with color. Finally, you'll explore how to format your design for printing in-house or at a commercial printer. When you're finished with this graphics course, you'll not only have created a postcard and flyer, but you'll also have a working knowledge of Illustrator that will allow you to create your own designs, business cards, invitations, and more. Software Required: Adobe Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

Laura Coyle creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target,, Disney, and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Laura Coyle. I'm a freelance illustrator with clients like Target and Papyrus, and I'm excited to guide you through a design project I created especially for beginners because with Adobe Illustrator you can create amazing designs for printing and the web that will take you way beyond what you can do in a word processing program. In this course, we'll create a flyer and postcard for an electronics recycling day campaign. The major topics we'll cover include the interface and how to get around, importing text and styling it beautifully with type, layers and how to work with Illustrator's core tools, including color and swatches, and we'll touch on CMYK, RGB, and printer specifications. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation. It's a great place to start with learning Illustrator on Pluralsight. Before beginning, it's helpful to know basic word processing skills like copy, paste, how to select text and change its size, but no previous Illustrator experience is required. So I hope you'll join me in my Illustrator CC Simple Designs course on Pluralsight.