$ 20.00   USD
  • Course Code:  KP01

  • Term:  Open

  • Open for Enrollment

  • Self-paced

  • Course Author(s)
    Kristen Palana

Original Price:   $ 20.00   USD
Adobe illustrator create a quick and easy unique illustration

Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick and Easy Unique Illustration


Design / Graphic Design

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    Kristen Palana



Adobe Illustrator: Create a Quick and Easy Unique Illustration


This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom illustrations using Adobe Illustrator (or any similar program) in just a matter of minutes that look professional and can be used online, in videos and animations, or for print purposes such as on a poster, letterhead, even a T-shirt or other products.


Please note that free 30 day trial versions of Illustrator are available for download from Adobe's website.


Save money making your own illustrations (and stop paying others to do them for you) and develop skills that can help you start making money illustrating for others. You can also use these simple techniques to make unique illustrations as free gifts for friends and family.


You also don't need to know how to draw. There are actually a HUGE number of graphic designers who CAN NOT draw... but they make up for it by using techniques like the ones in this course and naturally, learning more about layout design, composition, color, typography, and other fundamentals of visual literacy.


You can decide how much time you will spend on each illustration which will then affect your end results. As you do more and more, you can be cranking these out in a matter of minutes and could actually make a little illustration business creating these for others on websites like Fiverr, Elance, and other freelancing websites.


I'm a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome and a practicing award-winning multimedia artist.


I have over 15 years of experience teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately to your art, work, and everyday life.


New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely design advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.


Empower yourself now by enrolling in this Illustrator course and join our growing learning community! 


What are the requirements?

This mini course requires no special equipment aside from a computer and an appropriate software program like Illustrator. (Free 30 days trials of Illustrator are available from Adobe).


What am I going to get from this course?

Create powerful custom illustrations in minutes using Adobe Illustrator or any similar free or paid program (Photoshop, GIMP, Painter, etc) using simple techniques and basic principles.

Understand image creation best practices regarding copyrights and using free stock images, original photos, and royalty-free images.

Develop the ability to make illustrations that can be used online, in videos, or for print, even if you CAN'T DRAW.

Make unique and inexpensive illustrated gifts for friends and family.

Save and make money creating your own illustrations for yourself and others.

Avoid headaches if and when you lose your work by learning the proper way to save your files.


What is the target audience?

This course is for newcomers to Illustrator as well as beginners interested in learning simple and basic techniques for getting started illustrating on the computer.

Advanced traditional fine artists and illustrators looking for ways to take their natural drawing talents from their sketchbooks to a computer environment will appreciate this easy, step by step approach.

Please note this is NOT an in-depth Adobe Illustrator course. Students looking for intermediate to advanced Illustrator training would be better off taking a longer, comprehensive course.


Instructor Biography

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, & Digital Do-Gooder


My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.


I'm a multimedia artist and educator based in Rome, Italy and a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media at The American University of Rome where I also run its Film and Digital Media Program. I have over 15 years of university teaching experience in Rome as well as in and around the NYC area. From July 2016 I'll be based in Yangon, Myanmar and look forward to new adventures.


I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.


I'm a dual American/Portuguese citizen and have offered art and multimedia courses in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I received my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.


I love taking complex topics and making them simple. I'm currently researching 21st century learning methods and technologies and am enjoying exploring the world of online teaching and connecting with diverse groups of students from all over the world.


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