7 Awesome Online Courses for Illustrator Beginners

7 Awesome Online Courses for Illustrator Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to learn Illustrator but don’t know where to start? Check out these great Illustrator courses and tutorials for the absolute beginner.

If you don’t have illustrator and want to try it out, you can get a 30-day free trial from Adobe.

Free Resources

1. Learn Adobe Illustrator in 30 Days Crash Course

Vector Diary’s 30 Day Course is actually where I started. Although the course was created back in 2014 and uses Illustrator CS5 it will work for any version.

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How to Make a Plaid Pattern

How to Make a Plaid Pattern in Illustrator

In this quick and easy tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a plaid pattern in Adobe Illustrator. This is another seamless pattern that I use in the social sharing graphics on my blog. You can follow along using the colors I have chosen or create your own color scheme.

Step 1:

Open up Illustrator and create a 600px x 600px document. If you are going to be using your pattern for online graphics only, you can set your ppi to 72 and your color mode to RGB.

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How to Make Simple Seamless Patterns in Illustrator

How to Make Simple Seamless Patterns in Illustrator

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make simple background patterns in Adobe Illustrator. I use these seamless patterns for all of the social sharing graphics on my blog. You can follow along using your own blog colors, or pick your own color scheme.

Setting Up Your Document

Step 1.

Open up Illustrator and create a new 600px X 600px document.

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