Digital Illustration In Adobe Illustrator

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Overview
Becky Simpson
Instructor

Get ready to bring your sketches to life! In this class, you’ll learn how to digitize drawings and create custom artwork in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll start by covering basic sketching techniques. Becky will then show you how to upload and digitize your hand-drawn images. Along the way, you’ll master tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create custom illustrations.

And the best part is that your sketching skills don’t need to be perfect! By using basics tools in Adobe Illustrator, Becky will teach you how to touch-up, edit and polish illustrations to really make your designs pop!

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Turn an inspired sketch into a digital illustration (and ultimately a custom design!)
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to trace, paint, and modify your design until it's just right
  • Apply Becky's shortcuts and techniques for working in Adobe Illustrator like a pro

This class is perfect for the doodling and sketching lovers out there. You can now turn your unique artwork into digital designs! After taking this class, you can share your fun illustrations on Instagram. Or even create custom cards, desktop wallpapers and more. The possibilities are endless! Just check out some of the illustrations that Becky has created below. A few are even available in her online shop Chipper Things!

Adobe Illustrator is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. Neither the class offered, the instructors presenting the materials, nor Brit + Co are in any way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.

Beginner
Skill Level
59 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to complete this course are a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed and a few files created by Becky that you can access in your course downloads.

THE CLASS DOWNLOADS + WORKBOOK INCLUDES:

  • Class Supplies + Bonus Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator Hints + Tricks
  • Adobe Illustrator Tools By Lesson
  • >Illustration Inspiration
  • ">Color Swatch File
  • Final Project (For Reference)
  • Adobe Illustrator Working File

Don’t have Adobe Illustrator yet? Try Illustrator FREE for 7 days.

Digital Illustration In Adobe Illustrator

Turn your doodles and drawings into illustrated cards, art prints, Instagram photos and more!
Instructor: Becky Simpson
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
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1. Intro

Learn more about your instructor, Becky, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
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2. Warm ups and Inspiration

Becky will go over the supplies and various warm-ups that will not only help drive inspiration but also get you to think outside the box when it comes to sketching.
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3. Drawing planter and pattern

Let's draw! Becky will go over the ways she picks her final sketches that will become a part of the final design.
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4. Illustrator terms & tools overview

Time to start digitizing! Your teacher will walk you through the basic tools you will use in Illustrator to create the final project.
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5. Creating Plant Elements in Illustrator

In lesson five, you'll learn how to create shapes with the ellipse tool and anchor points to make leaf shapes. Becky will also teach you some shortcuts to help you navigate through the program.
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6. Scanning and digitizing drawing

Lesson six is about digitizing your drawing. Becky will show you how to scan your drawing using your smartphone and cleaning up the image on Illustrator.
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7. Color

Let's color! In this lesson, Becky will teach you how to color your final project using color palettes and swatches.
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8. Backgrounds

Becky will go over backgrounds and how to use patterns to create one.
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9. Putting it all together!

This lesson is all about putting it all together. Your teacher will show you how to group and resize the final design and lock the background.
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10. Preparing for print & saving for web

It's ready for the web! Becky will go over how to save your final project with the correct color settings for either the web or print.
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11. Final Thoughts

You did it! Finally, Becky will go over best practices to continue your new digital illustration skills!
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  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Becky Simpson
Instructor

Get ready to bring your sketches to life! In this class, you’ll learn how to digitize drawings and create custom artwork in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll start by covering basic sketching techniques. Becky will then show you how to upload and digitize your hand-drawn images. Along the way, you’ll master tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create custom illustrations.

And the best part is that your sketching skills don’t need to be perfect! By using basics tools in Adobe Illustrator, Becky will teach you how to touch-up, edit and polish illustrations to really make your designs pop!

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Turn an inspired sketch into a digital illustration (and ultimately a custom design!)
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to trace, paint, and modify your design until it's just right
  • Apply Becky's shortcuts and techniques for working in Adobe Illustrator like a pro

This class is perfect for the doodling and sketching lovers out there. You can now turn your unique artwork into digital designs! After taking this class, you can share your fun illustrations on Instagram. Or even create custom cards, desktop wallpapers and more. The possibilities are endless! Just check out some of the illustrations that Becky has created below. A few are even available in her online shop Chipper Things!

Adobe Illustrator is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. Neither the class offered, the instructors presenting the materials, nor Brit + Co are in any way affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.

Beginner
Skill Level
59 mins
Duration
Materials

All you need to complete this course are a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed and a few files created by Becky that you can access in your course downloads.

THE CLASS DOWNLOADS + WORKBOOK INCLUDES:

  • Class Supplies + Bonus Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator Hints + Tricks
  • Adobe Illustrator Tools By Lesson
  • >Illustration Inspiration
  • ">Color Swatch File
  • Final Project (For Reference)
  • Adobe Illustrator Working File

Don’t have Adobe Illustrator yet? Try Illustrator FREE for 7 days.

Digital Illustration In Adobe Illustrator

Turn your doodles and drawings into illustrated cards, art prints, Instagram photos and more!
Instructor: Becky Simpson
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

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53 secs
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Now Playing

1. Intro

Learn more about your instructor, Becky, and what you’ll be learning in her class.
lock
Now Playing

2. Warm ups and Inspiration

Becky will go over the supplies and various warm-ups that will not only help drive inspiration but also get you to think outside the box when it comes to sketching.
lock
Now Playing

3. Drawing planter and pattern

Let's draw! Becky will go over the ways she picks her final sketches that will become a part of the final design.
lock
Now Playing

4. Illustrator terms & tools overview

Time to start digitizing! Your teacher will walk you through the basic tools you will use in Illustrator to create the final project.
lock
Now Playing

5. Creating Plant Elements in Illustrator

In lesson five, you'll learn how to create shapes with the ellipse tool and anchor points to make leaf shapes. Becky will also teach you some shortcuts to help you navigate through the program.
lock
Now Playing

6. Scanning and digitizing drawing

Lesson six is about digitizing your drawing. Becky will show you how to scan your drawing using your smartphone and cleaning up the image on Illustrator.
lock
Now Playing

7. Color

Let's color! In this lesson, Becky will teach you how to color your final project using color palettes and swatches.
lock
Now Playing

8. Backgrounds

Becky will go over backgrounds and how to use patterns to create one.
lock
Now Playing

9. Putting it all together!

This lesson is all about putting it all together. Your teacher will show you how to group and resize the final design and lock the background.
lock
Now Playing

10. Preparing for print & saving for web

It's ready for the web! Becky will go over how to save your final project with the correct color settings for either the web or print.
lock
Now Playing

11. Final Thoughts

You did it! Finally, Becky will go over best practices to continue your new digital illustration skills!
lock