Tutorials for creative minds

TrappCG is the New revision of Traptcg.com.  The tutorials on TrappCG will be complete projects.  This direction is to teach not only the tools of each software, but also to develop the skills and Imagination to create your own projects.  Each project will be broken down into multiple videos.


Programs covered: Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects

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Vector Drawing

Introduction To Adobe Illustrator


Download 6 Part Tutorial Series:

Part 1:Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will cover:

• Introduction to starting a new Adobe Illustrator file for vector drawing.

• Introduction to Adobe Illustrators Interface and customizing the layout for any project.

• Importing an image into Adobe Illustrator and setting it up as a reference layer.

• Work with the Vector Pen tool to draw parts of the reference image

• Use Vector Pen tool to draw vector lips.

• Use Vector shapes to draw the right vector eyeball.

• Work with sold colors and Gradient colors.

Part 2: Vector Drawing and brushes

This tutorial will cover:

• Learn to copy and past vector objects

• Vector draw the left eyeball

• Work with brushes to vector draw the eye lashes

• Create a custom brush in Adobe Illustrator

• Change settings on brushes

Part 3: Create Custome Brushes

This tutorial will cover:

• Create vector hair using custom made vector brushes.

• Learn to use masks in Adobe Illustrator.

Part 4: Highlights and shadows for shape

This tutorial will cover:

• Vector draw the highlights and shadows to form the shape of the face.

• Use masks in Illustrator to control the highlights and shadows.

Part 5: Create a painted look

This tutorial will cover:

• Use Effects to add blur to create a softer painted vector look for your vector art.

• Use masks in Illustrator to control hard edges of the blur effect.

• Add more shadows and highlights to bring more detail to the face.

Part 6: Create a Magazine Cover

This tutorial will cover:

• Create a new Adobe Illustrator document with two Art Boards.

• Learn what Art Boards are in Adobe Illustrator.

• Create two different magazine covers featuring the vector drawing you created.

• Work with the Type tool in Adobe illustrator.

• Learn how to Conform type to a shape using the Area Type Tool.

• Learn how to type along a Path using Type on a Path Tool.

• Learn how to Create a type box.

• Convert type to an editable vector shapes using create outlines option.

• Learn how to use Twirl and other vector distortion brushes.

• Learn how to change settings on the distortion brushes, like brush size, strength, direction and more.

• Use Adobe Illustrator spell check.

• Learn how to save as a PDF doc to send to clients.

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