Illustrator CC: Beyond the Basics By Corey Barker

1 hr 47 min

In this course Corey shows you how to take advantage of features in Adobe Illustrator in ways you may not have thought of. Not just learning what the tool does but also giving you what you need to know to experiment further. Corey also covers some features new to Illustrator CC.

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With this new addtion to Illustrator CC you can now turn raster images into certain types of brushes.
This feature allows you to create seamless patterns with images or graphics using a simple interface.
Illustrator has long had the capability to create 3D object from vector shapes. Learn how this feature works and see what it might be able to do for you.
The Appearance panel is much than meets the eye. While it lets you manage certain aspects of a selected element it is capable of so much more.
Illustrator's powerful image tracing tools make it easy to convert a low quality logo into clean vector art.
More techniques on converting a raster logo into vector, there's more than one way.
See how you can use image trace to stylize a photoby converting it vector art.
Masking in Illustrator is not so different from masking in Photoshop. Just a few things to be aware of.
The blend tool is still one of my favorite tools in Illustrator because despite the simplicity of its function, it still yields really interesting results with a little experimentation.
See how the intregration between Illustrator and Photoshop is smooth as ever whether going from Photoshop to Illustrator or vice versa.
See how you can sync your prefs and other settings via the creative cloud to keep your experience consistent on all your machines.
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Corey Barker


Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web desig...

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  1. Profile photo of yuliya.devina yuliya.devina

    Lesson 9: 404 Not found message!

  2. Profile photo of m.kingsley.53 m.kingsley.53

    Lesson 9 s broken… is there any source online to find this technique?

  3. Profile photo of Brent Brent

    This looked like a great tutorial on Illustrator, but the sound was so uneven that I had to turn it off. First Cory is speaking loud and clear, then he starts to trial off, so I turn up the sound. Then he goes back to speaking loud and clear and now the sound is blasting! It wouldn’t be a big deal if I were the only person in the house, but it was just too distracting to the others in the house. Plus there’s way too much bass in the audio. Perhaps listening with headphones is the way to go. Clearly this tutorial has a lot to offer!!!

  4. Profile photo of D. Lee Owen D. Lee Owen

    Loved this. More Illustrator please.

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