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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Restriction to one draw layer
- Absence of the eyedropper tool
- Integration with Adobe Kuler
- Absence of the themes panel
- Limited color selection tools via the color panel