Easy Beginner Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Building with Shapes

In this Easy Beginner Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial we will use the anchor point guide to assist drawing the character using the shapes and the shape builder tool. We will go nice and slow for brand new users of Adobe Illustrator can follow along at home or in the classroom.

Full Tutorial: https://www.jasonsecrest.com/easy-beginner-adobe-illustrator-tutorial-using-shapes/

We will start inking by adding shapes and modify using round corner, scissor tool, or combining them with shape builder. This is an easy to follow strategy for beginners. We will Add colors using Live Paint, add Offset Paths, add a transparent gradient layer, and 1 pathfinder shadow. If you have questions going through please put them in the comments and I will do my best to get back to ASAP.

All of our resources can be found on https://www.jasonsecrest.com/

To Get Challenges, Resources, Brushes, and Anchor Point Guides:
Our resources, brushes, and anchor points can be found on the tutorial pages and on https://www.jasonsecrest.com/ Each tutorial page also has a contact form at the bottom and a link at the top. There is an autoresponder email that will send you the link to our resource folder. This will give you access to all the current files as well as all the future resource files.

View more Full Tutorials: https://www.jasonsecrest.com/step-by-step-adobe-illustrator-tutorials/

Recommended Use:
Use a Phone or Tablet to view the video as a second viewing device. This removes the toggling back and forth on your computer from YouTube to Illustrator.

Copyright & Legal: All characters, artwork, and tutorial videos are copyrighted by Jason Secrest and jasonsecrest.com. Tutorial, character, and artwork use is for educational purposes only and should not be sold or distributed without expressed written consent.


George Rivera says:

DONE AND DONE!! Pretty clever. Thank you.

Edward Larson says:

Love your Tutorials!!! Coming back to the basics always helps me find new ideas!

time soldier says:

Big thanks for tutorial. When subscription is really paying off. Rare thing now

MrGod Nova says:

Or can you make a project for CS6 for people like me

MrGod Nova says:

I try to do this project for CS6 I can’t do it I need to update to a later version let me know I do not see the tools I follow the steps to the T it won’t select and curved shapes help me

Esteban Lopez says:

Love it


Hey wish you a lot of success and please dont stop making these videos they’re great. Ive learned so much from you. Youre an awesome teacher.

ken2GDTV says:

can’t download resources sir 🙁 there is no “GET TUTORIAL RESOURCES” in your website.

Esrael Rosales says:

Thank you! I have a basic understanding of illustrator but I hadn’t used it in awhile so this is a good refresher and also learned some new things too !

viết ngọc says:

thanks your tutorial 🙂

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