In this Beginning Illustrator course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of working with vectors and gain a solid understanding of the basics of how Illustrator operates.

Everyone is welcome! Whether you’re a total beginner with zero experience—or you’ve poked around long enough to decide  you’re tired of stumbling through it all, and you just want Illustrator to finally make sense.

The key is understanding that working in Illustrator is more about *building* graphics than *drawing* them. To get a feel of how that works, you’ll start  with the basics of shape building. Soon after,  you’ll have created a custom brush, discovered Illustrator’s incredible tools for experimenting with color, and learned a fool-proof and 100% frustration-free technique for working with the Pen tool.

By the end, in addition to your completed illustration, you’ll have a solid understanding of the basics of Illustrator and an awareness of features and power tips that some who’ve been using Illustrator for years still don’t even know about!

Everything you need to complete the course is included, along with a guide to the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts (and some tricks for remembering them). There’s even versioned course files so you can jump in anywhere along the way and follow along!

This product is part of Photoshop, Illustrator And InDesign For Beginners

Included in this set:

Practical Lessons: 
  • Course Introduction
  • 1. Illustrator Fundamentals
  • 2. Simple Shapes
  • 3. Blending + Shape Building
  • 4. Transformation Trickery
  • 5. Recolor Magic
  • 6. Pencil Power
  • 7. Rocking the Rotate Tool
  • 8. The Allure of Appearances
  • 9. Growing Your Skills with Scatter Brushes
  • 10. Pain-Free Pen Tool Technique
  • 11. Saving and Exporting
  • 12. Wrap Up, Class Project, and Next Steps
Bonus Assets:
  • Keyboard Shortcut Guide
  • Versioned Course Files (Jump in anywhere and follow along!)

Course Duration: 2 hours 0 mins

  • Permanent Access – No time limit for undertaking the course
  • Lessons available to stream from your Design Cuts account
  • High Quality Video

Zipped File Size: 189.2 MB

File Types Included: AI, JPG, PDF, RTF, SWATCHES

Software Compatibility: Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 (and higher).

Illustrator For Beginners – Easily Work With Vectors

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    I had played in Illustrator some and thought I knew the basics of how it worked. I bought this thinking I might learn a thing or two and the rest would be things I already knew. Interestingly, the first thing the presenter did in Illustrator caused me to say.. “uh..what? really?” Apparently, I didn’t know nearly as much as I thought. The class is excellent and I learned quite a bit from this “beginners” class. Khara presents the information well and keeps it interesting. The class is in bite-sized lessons allowing the user to do one or two and then come back later to do more, which is very helpful if you don’t have a lot of time to do it all at once.

    I hope there are more of her tutorials coming.

    • Gina Tomes

      It’s wonderful to hear you have enjoyed working through your course lessons, Jeffrey :). I hope you continue to have fun learning within Illustrator!

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    Tammy Clarke

    I just wanted to pop on and say a huge thank you to Khara. Although I’ve been using Illustrator for more years than I care to think about, I have learned SO much from this course. It was also refreshing to have someone give a passionate lesson with no robotic voices or scripted content. It’s so nice these days to have someone with a genuine personality, and who clearly loves what they do, walk you through an experience.

    Even if you’re not new to Illustrator, I would highly recommend this course, because I learned a heck of a lot more than I thought I would. And if you’re new to Illustrator, you need this course.

    Thanks again, Khara, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next :)

    • Gina Tomes

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, Tammy! It’s awesome to hear that you have enjoyed working through the lessons, and I really hope the tips helps for your upcoming projects 🙂.

    • Carolyn

      Same reason why I purchased her course! I’ve only been using Illustrator for a couple of years but I purchased Khara’s course because I always end up learning a lot more. I love her teaching style.

      • Gina Tomes

        That’s great to hear you are learning so much, Carolyn! Happy designing to you 🙂.


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