Learn how to make original illustrations step by step from scratch in Adobe Illustrator for the web, video, and print.
COURSE UPDATED ON: March 22, 2015 at 12:45PM GMT+1.
*Please note that the special $1 introductory price in no way represents the true value of this high-quality, power-packed mini course.
This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom illustrations in just a matter of minutes that look professional and can be used online, in videos and animations, or for print purposes such as on a poster, letterhead, even a T-shirt or other products.
Save money making your own illustrations (and stop paying others to do them for you) and develop skills that can help you start making money illustrating for others. You can also use these simple techniques to make unique illustrations as free gifts for friends and family.
I start from the very beginning using Adobe Illustrator. Free 30 day trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe's website BUT the techniques I show you in this course are applicable to any other free or paid software program you might be using such as Photoshop, GIMP, Painter, etc.
As long as your program allows you to draw over photographs, then these simple techniques will easily work for you in whatever program you already feel most comfortable in. You also DO NOT need the latest version of your software to get started making your own illustrations right away.You also don't need to know how to draw. There are actually a HUGE number of graphic designers who CAN NOT draw...but they make up for it by using techniques like the ones in this course and naturally, learning more about layout design, composition, color, typography, and other fundamentals of visual literacy.
You can decide how much time you will spend on each illustration which will then affect your end results. As you do more and more, you can be cranking these out in a matter of minutes and could actually make a little business creating these for others on websites like Fiverr, Elance, and other freelancing websites.
I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.
I have over 14 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.
New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely design advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.
Please Note: All students who enroll in this course also will receive periodic free and discounted access to my other top-rated current and upcoming courses.
You have a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with no questions asked so you have nothing to lose. I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need specific feedback along the way.
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What are the requirements?
* This is mini course requires no special equipment aside from a computer and an appropriate software program like Ilustrator. (Free 30 days trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe).
What am I going to get from this course?
*Over 17 lectures and 53 mins of content!
*Create powerful custom illustrations in minutes using Adobe Illustrator or any similar free or paid program (Photoshop, GIMP, Painter, etc) using simple techniques and basic principles.
*Understand image creation best practices regarding copyrights and using free stock images, original photos, and royalty-free images.
* Develop the ability to make illustrations that can be used online, in videos, or for print, even if you CAN'T DRAW.
*Make unique and inexpensive illustrated gifts for friends and family.
*Save and make money creating your own illustrations for yourself and others.
*Avoid headaches if and when you lose your work by learning the proper way to save your files.
What is the target audience?
*This course is for newcomers to Illustrator as well as beginners interested in learning simple and basic techniques for getting started illustrating on the computer.
*Advanced traditional fine artists and illustrators looking for ways to take their natural drawing talents from their sketchbooks to a computer environment will appreciate this easy, step by step approach.
*Please note this is NOT an in-depth Adobe Illustrator course. Students looking for intermediate to advanced Illustrator training would be better off taking a longer, comprehensive course.
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