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Published on 17 Feb 2014 | over 3 years ago

In this tutorial I am going to talk about how creative elements work and how we can begin to operate in illustrator. In this video you will get a good understand of the basics so we can move on later and start building our own creative elements.

**FYI**
In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered:

- Vector Overview 00:00:00
- The Selection tool 00:02:05
- The Scale tool 00:06:23
- The Rotate tool 00:07:47
- Multiplying 00:09:05
- The Direct selection tool 00:10:35
- Anchor points 00:12:20
- Anchor handles 00:15:00

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

V - Selection tool
S - Scale tool
Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale object (with scale tool active)
R - Rotate tool
Press & hold shift + click & drag - Snap rotate (with rotate tool active)
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste
A - Direct selection tool
Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple objects (with selection tool active)
Press & hold shift + click - Deselect objects (with selection tool active)


Enjoy


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


Dia De Los Muertos | Speed Art | Sugar Skull Artwork | Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/Nz0s5GFHOIk


This video is part of a 19 part course:


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

Ep 1 - Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/QKWnkIPur2Q

Ep 2 - Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/2E9oGKd0Ayg

Ep 3 - Artboards in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/9GbLm_WXWwk

Ep 4 - Vector basics | Selection & Direct selection tool
youtu.be/GFY0_EMVYDw

Ep 5 - Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/xhATZA88zC4

Ep 6 - Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone's | Gradients & more
youtu.be/MX67tVC8f3s

Ep 7 - 10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners
youtu.be/wRL9rPO2SYk


SECTION 2 - ESSENTIAL PRACTISE

Ep 8 - Creating shape vectors
youtu.be/FH4-WIkHnd4

Ep 9 - Grouped vectors, Compounding vector shapes & Using the shape builder tool
youtu.be/aGFWmYHUQOU

Ep 10 - Drawing with the Pen tool | Brush tool | Pencil tool & more
youtu.be/mApJiURbBAg

Ep 11 - The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool
youtu.be/wnXDboK7FH8

Ep 12 - Type tools in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/9mj57YnpJPk


SECTION 3 - CREATE A PROJECT

CHAPTER 1 - SETUP & IMAGE TRACE
Ep 13 - Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch
youtu.be/1QLJmHxQqVA

Ep 14 - Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/4X1uc4dUoC0


CHAPTER 2 - DRAWING

Ep 15 - Tracing a hand drawn sketch & converting to vector artwork
youtu.be/_PDgoisoCwo


Ep 16 - Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Use the Pathfinder Tool & more
youtu.be/-gXH5G2vD-k


CHAPTER 3 - COLOURING & ADDING TYPE

Ep 17 - Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/0MDns4AP4Qw

Ep 18 - Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/ppGdjmpuqBc

CHAPTER 4 - FINISHING & EXPORTING

Ep 19 - Prepare and export artwork ready for print in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/TM-Blz_Mnqc


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