Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – The Very Basic

Adobe Illustrator is an effective way of designing your logo, icons, and other graphic area of designs. Practically it’s one of the most useful tools to get you deeper into the everything about designing. You know how Adobe products work. They are very complicated but yet packed with a lot of features. But once you get the hand of it, Adobe Illustrator will become your friend.

Actually all you need to do is to get familiar with these tools, the ones that were provided within the app. You don’t need to master all of them. Stop wasting your time. You will eventually get by as you practise more and more. If you would like to learn about it watch the tutorial by Philippa Berry Smith that I found very useful.

 

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial – Part 1

 

Learn to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial starts right at the beginning. Each step is explained clearly to help you understand and master this most powerful of drawing tools.

In this video the following topics are covered:

– creating straight lines
– open and closed paths
– anchor points
– combining the pen tool and direct selection tool
– using the Shift modifier key
– modifying your path
– creating curved lines
– how bezier curve handles work
– corner points, curve points, mixed curve-corner points, and reflex-curve points

The pen tool is great for creating illustrations and logos. It is the tool of choice when you need a complex shape, and it’s fantastic for converting your typographic lettering sketches into vectors.

Remember to check out part 2 where we will learn how to put all these techniques together to trace a letter.

 

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial – Part 2

 

This is the second part of a two part tutorial about learning to use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool.

These topics are covered:

– planning a trace of a sketch
– using a transparent fill versus a line
– extrema points (how to find them)
– tips on getting a nice smooth curve
– some common problems and how to fix them
– modifying your path
– using a minimum number of anchor points

The pen tool is great for creating illustrations and logos. It is the tool of choice when you need a complex shape, and it’s fantastic for converting your typographic lettering sketches into vectors.

 

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