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Creating a vector illustration using Adobe Ideas and Illustrator

Ideas + Illustrator: Creating a vector illustration from scratch

 

In this three-part video tutorial series, we'll create a complex vector illustratration using Adobe Ideas, and then take it into Illustrator CS6 to add some finishing touches. We'll cover advanced techniques on how to facilitate a smooth workflow between the two applications, enhanced by integration with Creative Cloud. The end result is a complex layered illustration, ready to be used in various other creative projects.

 

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PART 1: Starting a sketch in Adobe Ideas

In this video, we'll go through a brief tour of the features of Adobe Ideas, before creating a sketch and prepping the workspace for our final illustration.

 

 

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PART 2: Creating a finished illustration in Adobe Ideas

Next, we'll take our sketch and turn it into a multi-layered colored illustration. We'll also cover some techniques to facilitate a smooth transition into Illustrator, allowing for maximized editing ability.

 

 

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PART 3: Modifying an Ideas file in Illustrator

Finally, we'll use Creative Cloud to bring our Ideas file into Illustrator CS6. From there, we'll learn some techniques on how to clean up and edit our artwork.

 

 

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Helpful links:

Adobe Ideas forum

Adobe Illustrator forum

Creative Cloud forum

Learn more about Creative Cloud

Learn more about Adobe Ideas

Tips for opening Ideas file in Illustrator

 

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Note: These tutorials were created using Adobe Ideas for iOS devices. Users on Android tablets will have an interface that is slightly different in appearance, as well as several discrepancies in features including:

  1. Restriction to one draw layer
  2. Absence of the eyedropper tool
  3. Integration with Adobe Kuler
  4. Absence of the themes panel
  5. Limited color selection tools via the color panel
 
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