插画教程:提高技能的最佳课程

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+$The best Illustrator tutorials will help you get more from Adobe's flagship vector art programme. Whether you’re designing a simple icon set or a complex illustration, Illustrator has a feature set to help you. We've rounded up the best Illustrator tutorials to guide you through different use cases and help you expand your skills.

+$Illustrator remains the industry's favourite tool for vector-based design, despite increasingly strong competition from the likes of Sketch and Affinity Designer. For more about what it can do, take a look at our插画家CC 2019年评论

+$Whether you’re a novice or a veteran, you’ll find high quality, free Illustrator tutorials here for you. Use the quick links opposite, or the drop-down menu above to navigate to the right level for you.

+$Once you've got to grips with how to use Illustrator, it's worth thinking about how you can boost the software. Take a look at our roundups of custom插画家画笔+$or And插画家插件+$to help customise the tool to suit you.

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初学者插图教程

这个入门级的Illustrator教程系列教您学习软件入门所需的基本工具和技术。了解Illustrator工作区的细节,了解如何打开和保存图像。

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01.插画家基础知识在3分钟内完成

对插图完全陌生吗?然后首先得到一个快速的概述,它可以做什么和如何使用它,在这个简短的视频教程从丹尼尔怀特,又名丹克西。三分钟内起床跑步。

+$02. 10 essential Adobe Illustrator CC2017 tips

尽管这个优秀的技巧集合在设计时考虑到了2017年版Adobe Illustrator,但它具有超出该版本的相关性(但请注意,以前的版本不支持教程中使用的圆角和连接工具)。正如YouTube用户'博回'的评论:“惊人的提示。即使经过19年的使用,我也学到了一些新东西。”

+$03. Drawing with the Pen tool

钢笔工具是Illustrator中功能最强大的绘图工具之一。有了它,您可以创建和编辑构成路径的锚点。在本教程中,您将学习使用钢笔工具精确绘制的基础知识,以创建直线和曲线路径。

+$04. Create and edit shapes

Illustrator tutorials: create and edit shapes

本教程+$introduces you to the process for creating and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC using the Shape tools. Learn how to draw, combine, and trace shapes using the sample files provided.

+$05. Create with drawing tools

Illustrator tutorials: Create with drawing tools

本教程+$walks you through the concepts of Paths and Curves in Illustrator CC and introduces the tools you need to create and edit them, including the Pencil and Curvature tools.

+$06. How to use the Color Picker

Illustrator tutorials: colour picker

+$The Color Picker allows you to select and apply colours to your artwork in Illustrator CC. This+$six-step Tutorial+$demonstrates how to do so.

+$07. Add text to your designs

Illustrator tutorials: add text to your designs

这个+$beginner-level Illustrator Tutorial+$introduces you to the basics of using text in Illustrator CC. You’ll learn how to add text, apply formatting, reshape and style it, and place it on or inside a path.

创作技法

+$08. Masking In Illustrator

+$Masking, ask you probably know, is how you hide or reveal different parts of an image or graphic. In this Illustrator tutorial, you'll learn about three different masking techniques: Clipping mask, opacity mask, and draw inside.

+$09. Transform and edit artwork

Illustrator tutorials: transform and edit artwork

本教程+$you’re walked through the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC. Learn how to resize artwork, use groups, align objects and more using the Selection tool, Transform panel, and other transform tools.

+$10. Get to know drawing tools

Illustrator tutorials: drawing tools in Illustrator

+$Illustrator has a wide variety of drawing tools found in the Tools panel, each allowing you to create in different ways. In本教程+$, you’ll gain an understanding of the Pen tool, Pencil tool, Curvature tool and Paintbrush tool.

+$11. Practise creating with the Pen tool

Illustrator tutorials: Pen tool

+$Once you’ve covered the fundamentals of the Pen tool,+$these Exercises+$will help you practise your Pen tool skills by creating new artwork.

+$12. Change colour and strokes

Illustrator tutorials: Change colour and strokes

+$Discover how to apply colours to your artwork in this Illustrator教程+$. You’ll also be introduced to how to change an object’s colour, create swatches and recolour artwork.

+$13. Draw and edit curves using the Curvature tool

Illustrator tutorials: draw and edit using curvature tools

+$The Curvature tool in Illustrator CC enables you to draw smooth, refined curves and straight lines easily.本教程+$offers five simple exercises to help you understand how to use it.

+$14. Add images and artistic effects

Illustrator tutorials: add images and artistic effects

本教程+$begins by explaining the basics of adding images to your projects in Adobe Illustrator CC. It then walks you through how to add and edit effects, apply brush strokes, and more.

+$15. How to duplicate objects around a circle

SpencerMartin,又名Pixel&支架,在教程中给出了一些很好的初学者技巧,其中描述了如何使用转换效果复制圆圈周围的对象,从而创建一个非破坏性的重复形状。

+$16. Create and Edit Gradients

Illustrator tutorials: create and edit gradients

这个+$introduction+$to working with gradients in Illustrator CC explains how to create different types of gradients and modify options such as colours, position, and opacity. This is great for creating basic gradient effects. Note that new freeform gradients have been added in the 2019 Illustrator update, and these aren't covered here.

+$17. Create art with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools

Illustrator tutorials: Paintbrush and Pencil tools

+$With the Paintbrush tool, you can draw a path and apply a brush to the stroke at the same time to give paths an artistic look.本教程+$explains how to use the Paintbrush and Pencil to create expressive, freeform drawings.

+$18. Edit paths in Illustrator CC

Illustrator tutorials: edit paths

学习+$how to edit the paths+$in your artwork using a variety of tools and options, including the Pen tool, Curvature tool, Anchor Point tool, and others.

+$19. A guide to Pathfinder Shape modes

插图中基本形状的组合有四种不同的方式:统一、减法、相交和排除重叠。在这两分钟的教程中,丹斯基详细介绍了如何使用每个教程。

+$20. Combine shapes in different ways

Illustrator tutorials: combining shapes

+$Shapes are the building blocks of an illustration.本教程+$explains how to create complex shapes by combining simpler ones, using the Shape Builder tool and Pathfinder effects.

+$21. Overlap artwork with drawing modes

Illustrator tutorials: create artwork

本教程+$, you'll learn how to use the drawing modes, Draw Inside and Draw Behind, to easily and quickly add interest to your artwork.

工作流程

+$22. Organise content with layers

Illustrator tutorials: Organise content with layers

+$Here’s a great+$beginner-level Introduction+$to layers in Adobe Illustrator CC. You’ll discover how they work, what they’re for and how to use them to create, edit and organise content.

+$23. Explore the Essentials workspace

Illustrator tutorials: explore the essentials workplace

学习+$how to customise your workspace+$using the Properties panel in Illustrator CC, allowing you to find and use the right controls when you need them.

+$24. Arrange Artboards

这个超级快速的视频教程,从丹斯基走过如何轻松地安排您的艺术板在插图。如果你想保持整洁和有组织,并且把你的注意力集中在你的设计工作上,这是一项基本的技能。

+$25. Work With Artboards

Illustrator tutorials: work with artboard

本教程+$explains the function of artboards in Illustrator CC, which are similar to pages in InDesign CC or Microsoft Word. Watch the three videos and you’ll soon learn how to create multiple artboards and edit them.

+$26. Shortcuts to speed up your workflow

Illustrator tutorials: Illustrator shortcuts

+$If you’re not using shortcuts, you’re not maximising your productivity. Here’s a great+$list of Illustrator shortcuts+$for handling layers, selections, text and more, along with some handy hints for brushes, saving and closing, and viewing options.

出口和分享工作

+$27. Shortcut your logo design exports

+$In this helpful video tutorial, Dansky walks through how to streamline the process of exporting your logo designs. Creatives will be well aware of the hassle of exporting logos in a range of different sizes and formats for different client needs, but Dansky has created a helpful free pack to make things easier.

+$28. How to share artwork

Illustrator tutorials: how to share artwork

+$Learn the basics of sharing in Adobe Illustrator CC in this tutorial. Topics covered in本指南+$include how to share files, how to save them as PDFs, and how to export your images.

+$29. Export high-quality, optimised SVG

Illustrator tutorials: export SVGs

+$Once you’ve created your vector artwork in Illustrator CC, you need to export it.本教程+$explains how to export lightweight, modern SVG (scalable vector graphic) files.

+$30. Export assets for web and app design

Illustrator tutorials: export assets for web

+$It’s important to be able to share your assets with others in different formats. Since 2015, Illustrator CC has offered an option to export higher quality SVG artwork for use in web and app projects.本教程+$explains how to do so.

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