Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick & Easy Unique Illustration - CPD & IAO Accredited


Program Description

Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick & Easy Unique Illustration - CPD & IAO Accredited


What Will I Learn?

  • Create powerful custom illustrations in minutes using Adobe Illustrator or any similar free or paid program (Photoshop, GIMP, Painter, etc) using simple techniques and basic principles.
  • Understand image creation best practices regarding copyrights and using free stock images, original photos, and royalty-free images.
  • Develop the ability to make illustrations that can be used online, in videos, or for print, even if you CAN’T DRAW.
  • Make unique and inexpensive illustrated gifts for friends and family.
  • Save and make money creating your own illustrations for yourself and others.
  • Avoid headaches if and when you lose your work by learning the proper way to save your files.


  • This mini-course requires no special equipment aside from a computer and an appropriate software program like Illustrator. (Free 30 days trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe).

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for newcomers to Illustrator as well as beginners interested in learning simple and basic techniques for getting started illustrating on the computer.
  • Advanced traditional fine artists and illustrators looking for ways to take their natural drawing talents from their sketchbooks to a computer environment will appreciate this easy, step by step approach.
  • Please note this is NOT an in-depth Adobe Illustrator course. Students looking for intermediate to advanced Illustrator training would be better off taking a longer, comprehensive course.



  • Welcome! Introduction to this Illustrator Course
  • New to Adobe Illustrator? Here’s the Crash Course to Get You Started.

Getting Set Up: All About Copyright Issues and Using Photos in Your Projects

  • Important Copyright Issues You Need to Know & Choosing a Photo as a Guide

Let's Do IT! Make a Custom Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

  • Placing Your Photo as a Guide in Illustrator
  • Setting Up Your Brush and Making a “Drawing” Layer in Illustrator
  • Draw the Black and White Line Drawing in Illustrator
  • Pause Here to Learn How to Save Properly and Save Yourself Pain and Suffering
  • Adding Color: Option #1. Coloring With the Brush Tools in Illustrator
  • Adding Color: Option #2. Use The Live Paint Bucket Tool in Illustrator
  • Adding Color: Option #3. Cheat and Go Color It In Photoshop
  • Saving a Final Web Version in Illustrator
  • Saving a Final Web Version in Adobe Photoshop


Last updated September 6, 2018
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United Kingdom - London, England
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