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Illustrator is...

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.

Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points, which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes. Each of these points has a definite position on the x- and y-axis of the work plane and determines the direction of the path; further, each path may have various properties including values for stroke color, shape, curve, thickness, and fill. Vector graphics are commonly found today in the SVG, EPS and PDF graphic file formats and are intrinsically different from the more common raster graphics file formats of JPEG, PNG, APNG, GIF, and MPEG4.

Is Illustrator Free?

Unfortunately NO!

Adobe Learning

Basics and Fundamentals

  • Tour of Illustrator (4:12)
  • How to Pan and Zoom (3:48)
  • Create a new document (4:10)

Create and Edit Shapes

  • Draw simple shapes [5:02]
  • Create lines [4:36]
  • Combine shapes [3:42]
  • Trace to make shapes [4:06]

Transform and Edit Artwork

  • Transform artwork [5:00]
  • Work with groups of content [3:50]
  • Align content [3:29]
  • Cut and erase artwork [4:44]

Color Basics

  • Change the color of artwork [4:18]
  • Create color swatches [4:12]
  • Add dashed lines and arrows [4:17]
  • Create color gradients [4:23]
  • Recolor artwork [3:06]

Text Basics

  • Add a line of text [3:14]
  • Add paragraphs of text [2:27]
  • Format text [3:58]
  • Place text on or inside a path [2:12]
  • Reshape text [3:44]

Drawing tools

  • Understand curves and paths [3:33]
  • Draw with the pencil tool [5:12]
  • Draw with the curvature tool [4:52]
  • Edit paths and shapes [4:19]
  • Join artwork together to combine paths [5:00]

Organize Content with Layers

  • Change the order of content [3:36]
  • Understand layers [3:41]
  • Create and edit layers [4:20]
  • Organize content with layers [4:04]

Artboard Basics

  • Understand and navigate artboards [2:52]
  • Create artboards [4:03]
  • Edit artboards [3:50]

Image Effects Basics

Sharing Basics

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