Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick & Easy Unique Illustration

Learn how to make an original illustration step by step from scratch in Adobe Illustrator for the web, video, and print.

This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom illustrations using Adobe Illustrator (or any similar program) 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.

What you’ll learn

  • 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..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 13min.
  • Getting Set Up: All About Copyright Issues, Layers, and Using Photos –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Let’s Do IT! Make a Custom Illustration in Adobe Illustrator –> 9 lectures • 32min.
  • Extras, Resources, and Conclusion –> 11 lectures • 1hr 22min.
  • Bonus: Freebies, Discounts, and Special Offers –> 1 lecture • 3min.

Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick & Easy Unique Illustration

Requirements

  • This mini course requires no special equipment aside from a computer and an appropriate software program like Illustrator. (Free trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe)..

This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom illustrations using Adobe Illustrator (or any similar program) 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.

*Please note that free trial versions of Illustrator are available for download from Adobe’s website.

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.

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 illustration business creating these for others on websites like Fiverr, Elance, and other freelancing websites.

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What Students Are Saying:

“What a wonderful course ! Kristen is a great teacher and quickly answers any questions that you might have. I’m really excited about applying the techniques that I’ve learned in the course.” -Diane Falck
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I’m a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film &
Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I’m currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at the brand new American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Since 2000 I’ve been 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.

 

 

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.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this Illustrator course and join our growing learning community! Click the “Take This Course” button in the upper right corner and let’s get started building your illustration, software, and design skills today.