Aaron Draplin on Working Efficiently in Illustrator with Free Vectors

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Playing with Shapes #4 Aaron Draplin | Customizing Type with Draplin Creating Wordmarks That Work

Join design icon Aaron Draplin #Me as he shares tried and true techniques for customizing type – an essential skill for graphic designers of all levels. In this 90-minute class, you'll follow along as Draplin digs for antique typographic references and then creates several type treatments of his own to design merchandise for Portland, his beloved hometown. The lessons cover: Discovering reference material Kerning - owning the space between characters Customizing letterforms Sketching type from scratch Prepping a file for print (and even finding a good promotional item vendor to work with!) PLUS bonus segments on adding texture and rebuilding typefaces from scratch Draplin teaches you to avoid "default" typeface settings and to take ownership of your design by managing the forms, in-between spaces, and relationships of the letters you're working with. Once you master customizing type, you'll have a powerful skill in your design toolkit for every branding, logo, and visual styling project that comes your way. Support here- https://www.patreon.com/aarondraplin

This One Step Will Make Your Logo Designs Better Every Time

Hey design champs! Happy Friday, if you’ve been waiting for the weekend then congrats! In today’s video I complete logo design challenge number 21. I start by sketching four ideas. I make the drawings in illustrator with my wacom tablet and they are very rough. I chose one of the designs to continue with as I thought it had the most potential. With my logo direction in mind, I created a vector outline version of my new logo and adjsted the width of the lines. By creating lines with varying thickness we can create more visually interesting logos. I filled the logo with color and added the typography. Here is where the most important part of logo design comes in. I took time away from the design to do something else, then I came back to the design 20 minutes later. It’s extremely important to evaluate your design and give yourself a gull design round. Try to see the logo with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective, pretend that it is the first time you’e looking at it. Then I made a list of the changes I wanted to to make and I went on to round two. Normally I would have a third and fourth round trying to see the logo fresh each time. I finished with a fun and colorful logo that I mocked up with a photoshop mockup. I hope you enjoyed this logo design process and have a fun weekend! Come pre-sign up for our awesome design club at rtweek.com Here's my tablet: https://amzn.to/2PmmytS Here's my camera: https://amzn.to/2vTpuG8 Find me around the web and on your phone at http://www.zimrimayfield.com/ https://www.facebook.com/zimrimayfield/ @zimmayfield Music: Frozen Star Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... The Forest And The Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... [Solidarity] composed [Rick DIckert] provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com

How To Vectorize Anything Using Illustrator Brushes

Watch my latest video: https://youtu.be/g2k0OYWAz6c Instagram: https://goo.gl/WcVFCw Twitter: https://goo.gl/z3bjxx Take my T-Shirt Design Masterclass https://www.udemy.com/tshirtdesignmasterclass/learn/v4/overview I strongly dislike my presentation in this video but it’s online so oh well haha. Check out my latest videos and thank you for watching! This tutorial is intended for beginners. I show my process of how I use the brush tool and pencil tool to create a vector out of an axe. The method used in this tutorial is perfect for getting a hand drawn feel on all your designs. Have you ever wanted to learn how to vectorize any image using Illustrator but found it too hard? This is the perfect video for you! This is a step-by-step tutorial so even beginners can learn fairly easy. After watching this tutorial you should be able to take any image you want and create a unique vector out of it. In this episode I take a picture of an axe and create a simple, yet really cool vector out of it.I'm using the latest version of Illustrator CC but you can use older versions as well. Music by: Joakim Karud Song: Waves Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/FXT2wz

Design, Typography & Layout Tips

Is your poster layout working? Want some quick tips and tricks on how to make your design better? Watch Master Chris Do design on the fly to come up with solutions for design problems you might be having. He shows how to break items down into groups and why/where he places elements on the page to enhance the design. Original poster designed by Darian Rosebrook https://darianrosebrook.com/ This video is a cut down from: How To Improve Your Layout and Typography Critique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjAQ5CK4oqg&t=275s ___ This is the Futur of Education— Disrupting the design education paradigm. Want a deeper dive? Typography, Lettering, Sales & Marketing, Social Media and The Business of Design courses available here: https://goo.gl/bRt5qd — Love the content? Become a sustaining member for $5/mo today. https://goo.gl/uKcJ3N Our BOOKLIST: https://goo.gl/onrdxr Kits & Proposals: https://goo.gl/mSjuWQ Visit our website: https://www.thefutur.com FREE resources: https://goo.gl/Qh6gHr — OUR AFFILIATE LINKS Skillshare: https://goo.gl/YCo2uT Amazon: https://goo.gl/K1bIhg Creative Market: https://goo.gl/g4jlTE — Futur Podcast on iTunes: 🎙 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-futur/id1209219220?mt=2 — Connect with us online: https://www.facebook.com/theFuturisHere/ https://twitter.com/thefuturishere https://www.instagram.com/thefuturishere/ — Credits: Executive Producer– Chris Do Host– Chris Do Director– Erica Pead Cinematography– Aaron Szekely, Mark Contreras Editor– Stewart Schuster, Erica Pead Futur Theme Music – Adam Sanborne http://www.adamsanborne.com Annotations– Isaiah Nwukor Typefaces: Futura, Din, Helvetica Neue Futur theme song— Adam Sanborne

How to Scan + Clean Up Illustrations in Photoshop

Please welcome back Robin Schneider, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop expert, teacher, and author! ROBIN'S INFO: Website: https://www.adobeforfashion.com Facebook: https://www.fb.me/AdobeRobin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AdobeforFashion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RobinSchneider Lynda/LinkedIn Courses: https://www.Lynda.com/Robinschneider Come find me at https://zoehong.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/zoehong Shop my product recommendations! I make a little money but the prices for you remain the same! I'm a fashion designer and illustrator who used to teach university fashion classes until my YouTube channel took over my life! I love my YT students! I make videos about design, illustration, color theory, industry real talk and FAQ, fashion business, art supply hauls and reviews and I have all my videos organized by playlists. I believe hard work and dedication is more important than "talent" when it comes to having a successful career. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.patreon.com/zoehong Help me grow my channel by donating to my Patreon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/zoehong This is my etsy store where I sell flats templates, coloring pages, fashion figure templates, tech pack templates, and practice packs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/920367461450543/ Come join our group, make friends, network with likeminded creatives! https://instagram.com/zoehong/ http://zoehong.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/zoehongteaches https://www.pinterest.com/zoehong/ https://twitter.com/zoehong ******* In this video, Robin will show us how to scan in an illustration painted by hand, clean things up, and finesse things to make your illustration pop! She'll also show us to to merge scanned parts of a big illustration, how to create a gradient background, how to manipulate color saturation and levels, and all kinds of other Photoshop tips and tricks! RELATED/MENTIONED VIDEOS: On the Computer playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwQq1-SdsNvYpGdb0B5ED3j5lwn4Kpoly Robin's video on moodboards: https://youtu.be/AbkTjdHlGJY Working with Opaque Gouache on a Colored Paper Background: https://youtu.be/G6ppkroMpg4 How to Illustrate Pleats & Ruffles (the big pink gown): https://youtu.be/bDDyDvUYJoI How to Illustrate Fur: https://youtu.be/TQbAHRTE764 How to Illustrate Chunky Knits: https://youtu.be/irqmjK-zMB8 How to Illustrate Denim: https://youtu.be/HiZZDkJmg2c How to Illustrate Tweed: https://youtu.be/kkxmJWZOohQ CONTACT: teaching@zoehong.com

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Aaron Draplin is a designer and founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC), located in the mighty Pacific Northwest. The DDC has rolled up its sleeves on a number of projects related to print, identity, web development, and illustration. Priding itself on raftsmanship and quality, the DDC has made stuff for Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Red Wing, Burton Snowboards, Ford Motor Co., Hughes Entertainment, and even the Obama Administration.

In this video, watch Aaron create a laurel in a few moments and see how he is able to work so quickly in Illustrator. "Vectors are free."

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