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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork, 2nd Edition

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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork, 2nd Edition

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• How-to guide on creating precise vector graphics updated to cover the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, plus a brand new chapter on illustration best practices
 
• Teaches a unique process for easily creating vector-based graphics that will enable design students to improve their skills and expand their creativity

• Book includes access to all-new video tutorials, worksheets, and source files for each chapter—a great resource for both students and teachers

 

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-417673-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417673-4

Attention, designers, it’s time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book.


In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you’ll use over and over again. You’ll also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process.

Whether you’re creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you’ll be able to use Von’s techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse.


In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition, you’ll learn:

  • The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative arsenal
  • How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time
  • When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design
  • How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins
  • Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire
  • Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations

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