Office Hours: Creative Basics 101 | Illustrator Basics

Office Hours: Creative Basics 101 | Illustrator Basics
New to Illustrator? Office Hours is here to give you the basics. Join Nick Longo and Andrew Hochradel as they help you get familiar with the workflow and tools of Adobe Illustrator.

Andrew Hochradel is a freelance brand identity designer based in Southern California:

Nick Longo is the Creative Director behind Longo Designs, a branding agency specializing in product launches, corporate identity, and more:

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Join us LIVE on Behance:

00:00 Start
03:14 Illustrator Basics – getting comfortable with Illustrator
04:01 Why use Illustrator
08:30 Vector vs. Raster
10:49 Dashboard and New Document menu in Illustrator
16:30 Setting up your workspaces
17:16 Basic shapes in Illustrator – shape building tools
20:41 Augmenting shape tools – transforming
28:22 Eyedropper Tool and applications
31:21 Selecting objects – grouping – alignment tools
35:07 Saving multiple workspaces
36:32 Transforming type
37:51 Type Tool and uses
41:07 Saving files – exporting files
46:19 Reviewing the Discord community’s work
52:29 Looking forward to next week’s Office Hours
54:24 Office Hours miniseries on logos