You’ve tried and failed to get good results when using Illustrator.
You’ve spent money on business cards in the past and they didn’t look how you hoped.
You are frustrated that working in Illustrator is taking too long.
This course is designed for users of all experience levels who want to take their design skills to the next level.
I’ll start with the basics so you can really understand the interface, workflow, tools, and preferences and I’ll explain the difference between Illustrator and Photoshop in their use of vectors vs. pixels.
Once you have mastered these basics you will follow along and learn how to create logos, business cards, letterheads and you’ll learn how to draw with the vector tools.
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Vectors, workspace, and tools defined.
Managing fonts, creating documents, and creating text.
Advanced text editing, using color, applying effects, and logo design basics.
Making shapes, arranging type & objects, and how to layout text & graphics in Illustrator.
Rotating & scaling shapes and making a horizontal business card.
Designing a square business card and working with strokes.
Grouping objects, designing with effects & gradients, and working with different units of measure.
Using opacity with gradients, using the eyedropper tool with text and economical design concepts.
Editing & managing artboards, advanced shape editing, and design concepts.
How clipping masks work, multiple artboards & documents, layer basics, importing & using images and opacity control.
Saving files, artboard tips & tricks, controlling copy/pasting locations, and controlling colors professionally.
Organizing with layers, using coordinates to positon objects, and working with global colors.
Advanced layer management, getting advanced with clipping masks, and more design concepts.
Moving objects from layer to layer, navigating through layers, and creating our final design.
Shortcuts: the basics, tips & tricks and creating your own shortcuts keys.
Shortcuts for tools, expanding on tools, tips & tricks, and how to find the shortcuts for tools.
Object manipulation, compound path basics, using groups, hiding & locking objects, and color shortcuts.
Manipulating values, coordinates, text, and palette options quickly.
Pen-tool specific shortcuts for drawing, outlining objects, and manipulating paths as you create them.
“I’ve been scared of Illustrator for ages. The interface is confusing and whenever I’ve tried in the past I’ve never managed to create something I like. With this training I’m flying around the program and able to create awesome graphics very quickly. Thank you!!”
“I created some business cards online and they were expensive, looked below average and I just wasn’t happy with them. I’m so thankful I found this course as I now have business cards and logo templates for emails and letters that truly represent me as a photographer!”
“Another incredible course from Kelvin Designs! It’s really easy to follow along and practice alongside Kelvin and he breaks down things I’ve been confused by for years in a way that I can really understand and then use.”