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FEEL STUCK USING OTHER DESIGN TOOLS?

WANT TO LEARN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

You're in the right place.

Especially if you feel like you need a computer science degree to use Illustrator to it's fullest. 

Truth is, Adobe Illustrator is the best and most trusted graphic design software in the world...

But it's not easy to grasp or learn how to use, unless you have an experienced user to guide you.

Adobe Illustrator enables you to create professional vector artwork (images that can be scaled to any size without losing quality) for both print and web graphics.

"Thank you for making this so accessible and easy to understand. You are a great teacher!"

Candis

"This was such a fun class! Thank you for the instruction and all the examples. It was all so helpful! I’ll be sure to recommend it to friends in the future."

Laura

"This was so far my best investment this year, it saved me a ton of time and hassle. I’m not sure if i could figure it out all by myself. I was a bit concerned if i can follow through, because i don’t use my english very often & is not that perfect, but you made it as easy as pie, you truly are a blessed teacher."

Noa

"I enjoyed the Illustrator class and just purchased the trial that I had downloaded to take the class. I plan to go back over and over the lessons until I can do everything without having to go back to prompt my memory. I had used an older version of AI some time ago, so some was the same, but you took me further than what I already knew how to do. Thank you for all that you do!"

Lois A.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for putting the class together. In the past I had stumbled through teaching myself paint.net and GIMP but neither really ever did the things I really wanted it to do. Having someone to actually teach me the basics of Illustrator was wonderful! I feel like I was able to hit the ground running and spent SO MUCH time just playing—it’s so much fun!I also want to thank you because this class has finally given me the confidence I needed to move forward with my business, The Seasonal Supper. This is our first attempt to monetize the blog and while I joke that I have zero business sense, I do have pretty high standards for cute design so I knew that our product at least had to be cute!"

Lauren B.

LEARN FROM A FRIENDLY EXPERT WHO KNOWS HOW IT FEELS TO START FROM SCRATCH

"I understand how frustrating Adobe Illustrator can feel when you're first starting out. After using Illustrator for 15 years as a professional blogger and designer I can say that learning graphic design has been a cornerstone skill that I come back to almost every day. Now, I can share with you all the little shortcuts and tricks I've picked up in Simplified Graphic Design."

Emily's creative work at Jones Design Company has been featured on HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Magnolia Journal and more. 

A quick story...

After years of designing invitations, Christmas cards and artwork in cookie cutter design programs, I finally decided to go for it and learn Adobe Illustrator. Like you, I heard it was the best program for graphic design and the only thing ‘real’ designers used, so if I was going to take myself seriously as a graphic designer, I might as well use the correct tools.

A little unsure and intimidated, I purchased a copy, installed it on my computer and opened it up.

It was even more complicated than I imagined.

I tried clicking on a few familiar looking tools, but ended up with criss-crossing lines and an oddly sized workspace.

After just a few minutes, I decided I was, in fact, not ready for the real deal.

For the next year or so, I stuck with my less-professional, but much less-intimidating programs to continue designing projects.

Those programs were not giving me the results I wanted or the tools I needed and so out of necessity, I gave Illustrator another try.

This time, a friend gave me a few pointers that helped immensely and made all the difference.

Simple things like: here’s how to open a new document, and here’s what the pencil tool does.

Little by little, I clicked around trying out different tools, read forum conversations when I was stuck, and most of all, practiced.

What was once super intimidating became very comfortable to navigate and soon all my designing was done in this once foreign program with better results and an easier workflow than with those previous programs.

The real test came five years later when my best friend and I decided to take an Illustrator class at our local community college. I was a bit nervous that I was using everything incorrectly, missing major functions and tools and just hacking my way through a very powerful design software and thus totally insulting everyone who actually called themselves graphic designers.

As it turned out, I had taught myself Adobe Illustrator quite well.  

What I’ve learned is that to create the graphics and printed items we use on a regular basis, you don’t need to be an expert in the ins & outs, every tool and shortcut and function of the program. You just need to practice, get comfortable with the different tools and develop your own style.

Now it’s your turn to give graphic design a try. 

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own artwork, design your family’s holiday cards, create a personalized invitation, customize your blog with one-of-a-kind graphics or brand your small business, learning to use Illustrator will open up all of those doors for you. 

The best part is, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Is this class an exhaustive look at Illustrator?

Not at all.

If you are anything like me, you don’t need an exhaustive index of every function and feature of Illustrator. You just need the basics. The essential tools. The best functions. The common shortcuts.

That's why I created Simplified Graphic Design for you.

Join me today and discover how to use Adobe Illustrator easy to use for all of your graphic design needs.

 

HERE'S HOW TO LEARN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR:

You don't need a computer science degree to get started. You can learn Illustrator in your spare time from any device following simple step by step HD video tutorials.

1. Join This Class

Join over 3,600 people who have already enjoyed Simplified Graphic Design.

2. Follow Along

Get step by step tutorials on how to use Illustrator so you can enjoy creating new graphics every time.

3. Enjoy Making Graphics

You'll feel confident knowing how to use Illustrator to make graphics for any occasion in your work or just for fun.

GET ACCESS TO 12 LESSONS INCLUDING:

  • INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATOR: Become acquainted with the basics of the tool bar and panel menus as well as how to set up an artboard.
  • THE MOST USED COMMANDS: Learn how to use, tips and shortcuts for the most common functions.
  • WORKING WITH COLOR: transform your designs with color and create your own custom color palettes.
  • CREATING TEXT: Find out how to use fonts, glyphs, change cases, layer text and more.
  • USING CLIPPING MASKS: Combine shapes, lettering and backgrounds with the use of clipping masks.
  • ILLUSTRATING: Learn four different techniques for illustrating (minimal drawing skills needed!)
  • IMAGE TRACE: Turn anything into a vector graphic with this powerful tool.
  • SAVING + PRINTING: Learn how to save your work, best practices for printing, resizing and adding crop marks.
  • STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS: Put your skills to work by creating an invitation and website graphic.

GET HELPFUL SHORTCUTS SO YOU CAN DESIGN FASTER

In addition to the teaching videos, you'll receive a printable shortcut guide. Print out a copy and keep near your computer for easy reference.

WATCH A SAMPLE LESSON

Click the image below to watch this video to get a sneak peek into the teaching style and pace of the class (and for 4 great ways to create illustrations):

 

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

Work quickly and confidently in Adobe Illustrator.
Use the most common functions and shortcuts for any design.
Create, transform and design with text.
Use clipping masks and digital paper to create art.
Turn hand-drawn doodles into vector graphics.
Create shapes, templates and tags.
Save and print your work for optimal results.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

We know you'll enjoy the class, but if for any reason it's just not the right fit, let us know within 30 days and we'll gladly refund your purchase. 

SIMPLIFIED GRAPHIC DESIGN

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS

1. A COMPUTER OR LAPTOP

All of the lessons take place online and you can watch anytime. A Mac or PC work equally well.

2. ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

You will need Illustrator in order to follow along and complete the projects. Try Illustrator for 7 days for free or join the monthly subscription here.

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