Pocket Pop 2: Intermediate Adobe Illustrator for the Pocket Scrapbooker with Danielle Younghidden
Let’s dig deeper into Adobe Illustrator’s amazing and complex tools! Pocket Pop 2: Intermediate Adobe Illustrator for the Pocket Scrapbooker with Danielle Young will continue your journey to becoming an Illustrator expert.
Danielle will walk you through the intermediate Illustrator functions at your own pace all while building six, colorful and coordinated pocket style journal cards. She’ll show you how to create multiple sizes of journal cards in one file, effectively use gradient color, build complex vector shapes, create your own custom patterns, and more.
This class is perfect for you if:
- You’ve taken Pocket Pop 1: Adobe Illustrator Basics and you know you need advanced skills for your digital design business.
- You know the frustration of trying to self-teach yourself Illustrator.
- You want to build more dynamic and original pocket style cards for yourself or for others.
Danielle is a professional graphic designer with formal Illustrator training and over 10 years of experience. With Danielle at your side, Pocket Pop 2’s high quality video lessons you can review at your leisure, in-depth full-color PDF guides, and a complete set of six journal cards, you’ll have all the Adobe Illustrator skills you need to feel like an Adobe Illustrator Pro!
Module 1: Getting Setup, Background Check and Gradients. Learn to set up your workspace with varying sizes of art boards and create your own independent swatch palette file. Then using Illustrator’s shape tools, Danielle will guide you through the Pathfinder options to create new, complex vector shapes. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of three different types of gradient color.
Module 2: All About the Patterns. Apply, edit, and create your own patterns. Then learn how to create your own custom brush pattern to maximize your style!
Module 3: Text Effects and Rounding It Out. In the final module, you’ll apply transparency and blend modes to objects and learn to offset a path. Danielle will guide you through placing and editing a downloaded vector object. You’ll learn the trick for generating arrows in Illustrator, and then create a multi-colored arrow pattern to tie it all together. Finally, you’ll round out your journal card corners with clipping masks and export your completed cards for sharing, selling and printing.
- High quality video lessons
- Set of 6 journal cards for at-home and professional printing
- Private forum access for questions
- In-depth, printable PDF reference guides
- Gallery for sharing your projects
|Recommended Software||Adobe Illustrator CS6+|
Q: What software will I need to complete the workshop?
A: You will need Adobe Illustrator CS6 or later to complete this workshop. If you have not yet purchased Illustrator, we recommend downloading a free-trial version of Adobe Illustrator CC.
Q: I’m a pocket scrapper/digital kit designer. Can I use these techniques and tools to build journal cards to sell? Can I use the steps to build other kinds of digital products for my design business?
A: Yes and sure!
Q: Do I need a pen tablet to take this class?
A: A Wacom Pen Tablet & Pen is recommended but not required. We recommend a Wacom Bamboo Pen for use with the Pen Tool, but you don’t need one to fully enjoy the class.
Q: I already purchased/enrolled, but I’m going on vacation or will be unable to participate right away. How long will I have access to the class?
A: Purchased Scrapaneer workshops will be available for the lifetime of the site.
Q: Will this class make sense to me if I am a beginner?
A: We recommend taking Pocket Pop: Adobe Illustrator Basics for the Pocket Scrapbooker before jumping into this class if you’re an Adobe Illustrator beginner.