Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 4, 2013
Duration
2h 57m
Description

Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics program that many artists believe is just for logos. We're here to tell you this just isn't the case. As we'll see in this training, we can create some really great, powerful illustrations all right inside of Illustrator. While working through this illustration, we will learn several different methods for quickly creating a variety of custom shapes including the pen tool, the pencil tool and the blob brush. We'll learn how we can utilize Photoshop's brush engine to create shapes for noise or structure that we can use in Illustrator. We will also learn how we can include things like gradients, transparency and blend modes in our illustrations. After completing this Illustrator tutorial, you should have a strong understanding of the tools and techniques as well as my thought process in creating a strong narrative illustration all inside Adobe Illustrator. Software required: Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating narrative illustrations in Adobe Illustrator presented by Digital-Tutors. My name is Eddie and I'll be walking you through the process of creating this finished vector illustration starting with only a quick sketch. Now, Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics program that many artists believe is just for logos. I'm here to tell you that this just isn't the case. As we'll see in this course, we can create some really great, powerful illustrations all right inside of Illustrator. While working through this illustration, we'll learn several different methods for quickly creating a variety of custom shapes including the pen tool, the pencil tool, and the blob brush. We'll learn how we can utilize Photoshop's brush engine to create shapes for noise or structure that we can also use inside of Illustrator. We'll also learn how we can include things like gradients, transparency and blend modes in our images. After completing this course, you should have a strong understanding of the tools and techniques as well as my thought process in creating a strong narrative illustration all inside of Adobe Illustrator. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.