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Beginner's Guide to Vector Drawing in Illustrator
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Released Jan 28, 2013
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we'll be teaching you essential workflows, terms, and techniques to help you get started with Vector Drawing. We'll start off by learning the difference between pixel based art and vector art. From here we'll break down the anatomy of vector art learning about each important component.

Next we'll move forward and learn about object selection and transformation before mastering the manipulation of anchor points. After that, we'll focus on creating and assigning attributes to our vector shapes before wrapping things up by learning about object organization and layering and converting raster graphics to vectors.

After completing this training, you will have a good understanding of the basic terms, tools and techniques you'll need in order to be successful with vector drawing.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:13
Understanding the difference between pixel and vector art
2

Understanding the difference between pixel and vector art

 
08:07
Anatomy of a vector
3

Anatomy of a vector

 
10:14
Object selection and transformation
4

Object selection and transformation

 
13:06
Anchor point manipulation
5

Anchor point manipulation

 
07:19
Attributes for vector objects
6

Attributes for vector objects

 
11:00
Creating vector shapes
7

Creating vector shapes

 
12:18
Mastering the pen tool
8

Mastering the pen tool

 
10:48
Understanding object layering and organization
9

Understanding object layering and organization

 
11:09
Changing raster graphics into vector
10

Changing raster graphics into vector

 
08:21