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Do you want to learn Adobe Illustrator this year?
In an EASY format?
And for FREE?
Maybe you’re dying to create beautiful, branded graphics for your blog or business. Maybe you’ve even hired someone to create these things for you, but 1) it’s expensive, and 2) you never quite get the result you were hoping for — even after five revisions.
And I totally get it, because I’ve been there.
You envision amazing graphics in your head. You sketch them out on paper – but that free graphic design software you’re using (or the guy you hired from fiverr) just ain’t makin’ it happen.
But what if you could take creative control by learning Adobe Illustrator completely FREE?
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What is Adobe Illustrator?
Illustrator is powerful software by Adobe that produces vector-based illustrations and graphics.
Hold up a second – what do you mean, vector-based?
Vector-based simply means graphics that are made of paths and not pixels (such as a photograph).
The benefit of vector graphics is that they are infinitely scalable, meaning they will retain their shape no matter how large you make them. Even from 5 inches to 50 feet — they’ll always appear crisp and sharp.
Pixel-based (also called raster) graphics, on the other hand, will get blurry if you blow them up too large.
We’ve all experienced this with photographs, right? You find a beautiful image online, print it off your computer to fit the 8.5 x 11 inch page, and it comes out looking all sad and pixelated.
Now don’t go thinking I’m trash-talking pixels here, because pixel (raster) graphics are 100% necessary – they’re just different is all.
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So where would you use vector-based graphics that you create in Illustrator?
Illustrator is certainly powerful for fine artists who want to digitize their drawings and paintings and all that jazz.. but how is it relevant for the rest of us?
Well, if you have a brand, a business, or a blog — one place you definitely want to use a vector-based graphic is in your logo design.
I’m sure we can all agree that a good logo is an essential part of your marketing strategy. But if your logo is a .JPEG image – you’re going to run into trouble!
Making a vector logo is equivalent to helping your logo reach it’s full potential in life! It will be all of this and more:
- provide infinite freedom to you (or your designer!)
- easy to edit or recolor
- never appear pixelated
- able to be digitized for embroidery
Vector Graphics versus Raster Graphics
It may not be immediately obvious whether a graphic is vector or raster, and truth be told – it doesn’t really matter…. until you want to use or edit that file.
The best way to know a vector graphic from a raster graphic is by the file extension.
Common vector file extensions are:
Common raster file extensions are:
How To Learn Adobe Illustrator FREE
Now for the fun part.
Let’s learn Adobe Illustrator together!
Well technically I’m going to be your teacher. But I’m not just gonna tell you how to do things – I’m going to be showing you literally every. single. step. to go from ZERO to Illustrator EXPERT with my Easy & Free Illustrator Tutorials.
Ok – maybe not expert, because even after working in Illustrator for 10 years, I still learn new things all the time.
But easy? I’ll do my best!
And free? You got it, dude.
But enough rambling.
We’re going to learn by illustrating this vector Christmas Village together. I have 12 tutorials in this series – all FREE- and all less than 20 minutes per day. Or– feel free to binge watch them all at once 🙂
Click the picture to start learning right now!
What to Expect from these Tutorials
Look – I won’t sugarcoat this.
I know there’s lots of tutorials out there already, touting promises like “Learn All there is to know about Adobe Illustrator FAST! In just 20 Minutes You can create anything!”
Well – I hate to break it to you, but that’s probably not the case.
What you will leave these tutorials with is:
- Working knowledge of the tools in Illustrator
- How to look at things, break them down, & recreate what’s in your head
- Tips & tricks to speed up your workflow
- Tips to improve your graphics
- How to optimize your files when saving
- Basic animation skills with Illustrator & Photoshop
Ready to learn Illustrator with these EASY-to-follow Step-by-Step video tutorials?
Click Here to Get Started Today.
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