Designing with Basic Shapes and Outlines in Adobe Illustrator

——   Created by Usman Yousaf

The workflow of designing illustrations using Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

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Course
9
Lessons
1h 22m
Lesson time
intermediate
Skill level

More about this course

In this class you'll learn designing vector illustration of anything using basic shapes & outlines in Adobe Illustrator. No matter how simple or complex artwork you want to create, this class covers everything in detail that you need to get there, and teaches basic and in depth process and workflow to help you to design illustration in your own style.

[READ THIS, BEFORE YOU ENROLL INTO THIS COURSE: THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR BEGINERS, ITS FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF ILLUUSTRATION FROM BEGINING TILL THE END OF A VECTOR DESIGN. MOREOVER, THIS COURSE COVERS MORE ABOUT THE TIPS AND TECHNQUES INSIDE OF THE ILLUSTRATOR USING THE TOOLS. SO UNDERSTAND THE INTRRO VIDEO BEFORE YOU ENROLL. THANKS IN ADVANCE]

The course project

Class Project

Class project is something that will help you to track your progress for what you have learnt in the class. By doing regular practice and work on project, it will help you to enhance your skills. I highly recommend students to go through the class project and do some practice, by following the steps taught in the class, and share your work in the assignment area.

I have attached 3 class project assignments. I want you to go through them and use them as a reference example, and recreate them in your own art style following the process explained in the lectures

To make your assignment, follow the workflow as explained in the class and make sure you follow the step by step process as mentioned below;

Observe your environment, & pick an object that you like

1- Make a rough sketch using basic shapes (as shown in the class)

2- Bring your rough sketch to Adobe Illustrator (Refine sketch using outlines and basic shapes)

3- Add colors to the outline artwork illustration

4- Apply highlights and shadows to the design

5- Make some final touches to make your work unique

Share your work with everyone in the class

9 Lessons

0:02:21
Introduction
0:02:42
Basic Structure and Brainstorming
0:05:06
Drawing Rough Sketch
0:21:10
Designing Outline of Sketch in Illustrator
0:16:53
Designing Outline Illustration from an Image
0:09:17
Adding Colors to the Artwork
0:09:17
Applying Highlights & Shadows to the Design
0:15:34
Making Final Touches to the Artwork
0:00:37
FINAL THOUGHTs
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 1h 22m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

Senior Motion Graphics, UI/UX & Graphic Designer, Instructor, Charcoal Design Art


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