Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork (2nd Edition)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Von Glitschka
- Publish Date: 2015-10-08
Attention, designers, itâs time to get serious about your creative process. For too long youâve 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, heâll 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 youâll use over and over again. Youâll 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 youâre creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, youâll be able to use Vonâs 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, youâll learn:
- The tools and shortcuts that make up a design proâs creative arsenal
- How to use âThe Clockwork Methodâ 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