Type in Illustrator: Introduction to Project

Some say you shouldn’t use the type tools in Illustrator, that programs such as InDesign have much stronger type tools. That might be true but Illustrator’s type tools are very strong and the ideal program to use when laying out small documents like business cards and brochures.

Click here to download the project files.

Video 1: Introduction to project
Video 2: The Character Panel
Video 3: Area Type
Video 4: Character Styles
Video 5: Display Type

Type In Illustrator: The Character Panel

Some say you shouldn’t use the type tools in Illustrator, that programs such as InDesign have much stronger type tools. That might be true but Illustrator’s type tools are very strong and the ideal program to use when laying out small documents like business cards and brochures.

Click here to download the project files.

Video 1: Introduction to project
Video 2: The Character Panel
Video 3: Area Type
Video 4: Character Styles
Video 5: Display Type

Type In Illustrator: Area Type

Some say you shouldn’t use the type tools in Illustrator, that programs such as InDesign have much stronger type tools. That might be true but Illustrator’s type tools are very strong and the ideal program to use when laying out small documents like business cards and brochures.

Click here to download the project files.

Video 1: Introduction to project
Video 2: The Character Panel
Video 3: Area Type
Video 4: Character Styles
Video 5: Display Type

Type In Illustrator: Character Styles

Some say you shouldn’t use the type tools in Illustrator, that programs such as InDesign have much stronger type tools. That might be true but Illustrator’s type tools are very strong and the ideal program to use when laying out small documents like business cards and brochures.

Click here to download the project files.

Video 1: Introduction to project
Video 2: The Character Panel
Video 3: Area Type
Video 4: Character Styles
Video 5: Display Type

Type In Illustrator: Display Type

Some say you shouldn’t use the type tools in Illustrator, that programs such as InDesign have much stronger type tools. That might be true but Illustrator’s type tools are very strong and the ideal program to use when laying out small documents like business cards and brochures.

Click here to download the project files.

Video 1: Introduction to project
Video 2: The Character Panel
Video 3: Area Type
Video 4: Character Styles
Video 5: Display Type

Drawing In Illustrator: Part 3 – Exploring Brush Libraries

Illustrator’s drawing and brush tools are fabulous. We can map any artwork along a path and then customize it endlessly. In this four part series of tutorials we’ll examine how to manipulate brushes from Illustrator’s brush libraries as well as how to create our own custom brushes.

Click here to download some Illustrator brush strokes.

Drawing in Illustrator: Part 4 – The Blob Brush

Illustrator’s drawing and brush tools are fabulous. We can map any artwork along a path and then customize it endlessly. In this four part series of tutorials we’ll examine how to manipulate brushes from Illustrator’s brush libraries as well as how to create our own custom brushes.

Click here to download some Illustrator brush strokes.

Drawing in Illustrator: Part 1- Setting Up to Draw/Paint

Illustrator’s drawing and brush tools are fabulous. We can map any artwork along a path and then customize it endlessly. In this four part series of tutorials we’ll examine how to manipulate brushes from Illustrator’s brush libraries as well as how to create our own custom brushes.

Click here to download some Illustrator brush strokes.

Suburban Dream 1 – Creating Layers

In this series I will take you through all the steps necessary to complete an illustration in Illustrator. We will begin with the basics, setting up layers, using primitive geometric shapes to create our imagery, using the fill and stroke features etc. But along the way we will discover some of Illustrator’s more powerful features, such as the Appearance panel, the alignment functions, expanding an object and some cool effects. By the end of this series you will have seen how Illustrator can not only create this simple image but also how it can create much more complex images as well. I encourage you to follow along.

Download “House1.ai”