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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Complete beginners 
  • Art hobbyists and novices 
  • People who have all but given up on the idea that they might be creative 
  • People who think they can’t draw at all 
  • People who used to draw but have forgotten how 
  • People who like easy tips and tricks that give impressive results fast (*like a super easy recipe that looks like you spent hours slaving in a kitchen when really you whipped up something quite easily in minutes) 
  • Traditional artists who’d like to get started also working digitally
  • Children who want to learn introductory illustration techniques 
  • Art educators who want to learn tried and true techniques that build confidence in students and that will get them making beautiful and unique illustrations in just over an hour with big smiles on their faces. 
  • Any artist at any skill level who is open-minded and wants to learn a few cool new tips and techniques to add to their bag of tricks 
  • Anyone who wants to learn the most important tools that can be found in virtually ANY imaging program, not just Adobe Illustrator (layers, brushes, erasers, transparencies, colors, etc.) 

What you’ll learn: 

  • Step by step digital illustration


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

I’m so glad you are taking this course! A warm welcome. 

Before we get started, please make sure you’ve chosen the right course for your goals, skill-level, learning style, and personality type. Why is this important? Because I want you to be happy and I want you to get the most value for your time and money. So making sure this is the right course for you is the first step. 🙂 

This course is not for: 

  • People who only want to focus on drawing from life or imagination. (*One of my favorite books for improving hand-eye coordination and drawing from life without photos as a guide is the book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. So I recommend it for EVERYONE.) 
  • Professionals who want to learn the most advanced, very specific/specialized, or very complex illustration techniques 
  • People who want to know every feature of Illustrator. In this course, I only focus on the most important tools you can start with right away that are also found in virtually every other decent imaging program and tools that will still be around 20 years from now. 
  • For best results, I recommend you go through all the sections in order, especially if you are a beginner and brand new to Illustrator. If however, you are already familiar with Illustrator, (it’s windows, settings, and tools, etc.) then please feel free to skip Section 2 and jump right ahead to Section 3 where we get into making a simple digital illustration step by step. 

If you don’t already have Illustrator, you can get a free trial from 

Also please note that even if you use another software program that is not lllustrator, you can still apply the techniques and skills in this course to whichever program you feel most comfortable in.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to create simple illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about illustrating in Adobe Illustrator.

Course Curriculum

1h 25m

Section 1 - Introduction
Welcome! Introduction To This Illustrator Course 00:00:00
New To Adobe Illustrator? Here’s The Crash Course To Get You Started 00:00:00
Section 2 - Getting Set Up: All About Copyright Issues And Using Photos In Your Projects
Important Copyright Issues You Need To Know And Choosing A Photo As A Guide 00:00:00
75+ Resources To Get Free Images, Music, And Videos For Your Projects 00:00:00
Section 3 - Let's Do It! Make A Custom Illustration In Adobe Illustrator
Placing Your Photo As A Guide In Illustrator 00:00:00
Setting Up Your Brush And Making A “Drawing” Layer In Illustrator 00:00:00
Draw The Black And White Line Drawing In Illustrator 00:00:00
Pause Here To Learn How To Save Properly And Save Yourself Pain And Suffering 00:00:00
Adding Color: Option #1 Coloring With The Brush Tools In Illustrator 00:00:00
Adding Color: Option #2 Use The Live Paint Bucket Tool In Illustrator 00:00:00
Adding Color: Option #3 Cheat And Go Color It In Photoshop 00:00:00
Saving A Final Web Version In Illustrator 00:00:00
Saving A Final Web Version In Adobe Photoshop 00:00:00
Section 4 - Extras, Resources, And Conclusion
Extra: Timelapse Illustration (In Photoshop) – Review And Case Study 00:00:00
Extra: 5 Easy And Free Tools That Will Free Your Creative Soul 00:00:00
Extra: The Only “Evergreen” Tools You Need To Know In Any Imaging Program 00:00:00
Extra: Take Your Best Digital Paintings And Start Selling Them Online (Case Study) 00:00:00
Extra: Link Your Online Store To Your Website And Social Media Pages 00:00:00
Extra Audio Mp3: Color Tips For Your Images, Website, And Presentations 00:00:00
Keeping Sketchbooks And Journals: Enhance Your Creative Process 00:00:00
Photographer Credit For The Hamster Image 00:00:00
Thanks For Visiting My Online Classroom. Please Review And Don’t Be A Stranger. 00:00:00

Course Reviews


1 ratings
  1. Anne Davison

    Drawing with Adobe Illustrator


    A nice quick and basic course that gives you a good overview of how to get started using Adode Illustrator.

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