Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
April 24, 2017
Duration
2h 3m
Description

Learning how to create technical drawings can be a great addition to your Illustrator tool set. Throughout this course, Illustrator CC Technical Drawing, you'll learn techniques that make technical drawing very easy by using photography, the pen tool, and the shape builder tools. You'll also learn how you can speed things up with the Appearance and Graphic Styles panels. You'll explore best practices for organizing your layers and how to save time by not duplicating effort in the drawing process. Finally, you'll finish up by learning how to translate a grayscale drawing to color and bitmap. This will ensure you know how to get any kind of drawing for any kind of intended media use. By the end of this course, you'll be able to take any photo and break it into manageable sections that can quickly and easily be translated to a technical drawing using the drawing methods learned here. Required Software: Adobe Illustrator.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi my name is Laura Hawk and I’ll be your guide in this course on Illustrator Technical drawing.

Throughout the course we’ll learn techniques that make technical drawing very easy by using photography, the pen tool, and the shape builder tools.

We’ll also learn how we can speed things up with the Appearance and Graphic Styles Panels.

We’ll take a look at best practices for organizing your layers and how to save time by not duplicating effort in the drawing process.

We’ll finish up by learning how to translate a grayscale drawing to color and bitmap.

This will ensure you know how to get any kind of drawing for any kind of intended media use.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to take any photo and break it into manageable sections that can quickly and easily be translated to a technical drawing using the drawing methods learned here.

I can’t wait to get started so let’s jump into module 1 where we’ll begin organizing and outlining the drawing.