The Illustrator Explainer Series | Every Tool & Feature Explained

Adobe Illustrator course

Become A Master Of Adobe Illustrator!

The Illustrator Explainer Series is a comprehensive series of 100+ videos where I go over every tool, feature and function in Adobe Illustrator and explain what it is, how it works, and why it’s useful. Think of it as a guided tour, in video format, that you can refer to any time you want and can sign in to ask questions.

By the end of this course you will have a complete understanding of Adobe Illustrator and its features.

Video Lessons

Each lesson is in 1080p video format where I share my screen with you, explain each feature, and demonstrate how it works. Videos can be streamed from any device with a web browser and can be downloaded for offline viewing as well!

Here’s a sample lesson on using View Modes

Ad-Free Experience

The tutorials that I publish to YouTube and this website are usually paid for with third-party advertisements. That is not the case here though! Since this is a premium video series, there are no ads and no self-promotion.

This allows me to focus on providing the most useful information possible without having to worry about appeasing the YouTube algorithm or basing my lessons on what gets the most clicks.

Personalized Support

When you enroll in the Illustrator Explainer Series you will be granted access to our private community and I can personally answer any questions you may have about the course contents if you’re having trouble understanding it.

Since you are a paying customer, you are entitled to my assistance if needed. No questions or comments go unanswered.

Course Contents

Here’s an outline of the subjects covered along with the length of each video.

Course contents are up-to-date as of CS 2022

Getting Started

Introduction To Illustrator(5:31)
Workflow Setup & Overview(8:37)
Basic Controls(9:08)
View Modes(7:45)
Saving & Exporting Your Work(11:50)

Organizing Objects

Snapping(7:08)
Grids(1:31)
Guides(3:27)
Align & Distribute(10:00)
Grouping(3:01)
Layers(5:31)

Transforming Objects

The Selection Tool(7:38)
Transform(5:28)
Color(6:21)
Stroke(10:45)
Gradient(9:44)
Pathfinder/Boolean Operations(5:40)
Compound Paths(4:29)
Expand/Expand Appearance(5:14)
Clipping Masks(2:30)
Masking (Transparency Menu)(4:41)

Tools

Direct Selection Tool(4:02)
Group Selection Tool(2:06)
Magic Wand Tool(4:47)
Lasso Tool(1:44)
Pen Tool(8:16)
Add/Delete Anchor Points Tool(2:30)
Anchor Point Tool(1:51)
Curvature Tool(2:55)
Type Tool(6:30)
Area Type(4:06)
Type On A Path(5:38)
Vertical Type(3:33)
Touch Type(2:15)
Line Segment Tool(3:32)
Arc Tool(2:59)
Spiral Tool(4:35)
Rectangular Grid(4:46)
Polar Grid(4:24)
Rectangle Tool(2:18)
Rounded Rectangle(2:05)
Ellipse(1:13)
Polygon(1:54)
Star(2:49)
Flare(3:44)
Paintbrush Tool(5:13)
Blob Brush(2:06)
Shaper(1:20)
Pencil(3:30)
Smooth(2:50)
Path Eraser(2:07)
Join(1:39)
Eraser(2:42)
Scissors(1:07)
Knife(1:30)
Rotate(3:28)
Reflect(1:22)
Scale(2:49)
Shear(1:22)
Reshape(1:23)
Width(2:08)
Distortion Tools(2:36)
Free Transform(3:01)
Puppet Warp(2:03)
Shape Builder(2:50)
Live Paint Bucket(2:20)
Live Paint Selection(1:29)
Perspective Grid & Selection(4:00)
Mesh(4:05)
Eye Dropper(1:49)
Measure(1:46)
Blend(5:45)
Symbol Tools(5:34)
Charts and Graphs(10:38)
Artboard Tool(4:28)
Slice Tool(3:34)
Hand & Rotate View(2:35)
Zoom Tool(1:40)

Misc. Transformations

Envelope Distort(6:45)
3D(7:24)
Distort & Transform(4:49)
Stylize(5:24)
Recoloring Your Artwork(3:15)
Text Wrapping(4:07)
Creating Patterns(2:57)

Misc. Features

Actions(2:37)
Appearance(2:52)
Asset Export(2:06)
Color Guide(2:18)
Image Trace(7:20)
Info(2:22)
Links(1:23)
Navigator(1:37)
Properties(2:19)

Lifetime Access

Enrolling in the Illustrator Explainer Series will grant you lifetime access. There are no monthly or yearly charges. You’ll be able to re-watch lessons and stop in to ask questions whenever you want!