The Adobe Illustrator Masterclass

For the designer who wants to unleash their creativity.

Avoid wasting years watching free tutorials, and learn everything in a matter of days and hours!

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Master Adobe Illustrator and unleash your creativity

Hello, my name is Daniel White. I've worked with Adobe Illustrator for over 17 years as a professional designer, and this masterclass will teach you everything I've learned, in the most efficient way possible.

Is this familiar?

  • You want a successful career as a designer.
  • You want to develop your design skills in the faster way possible, rather than spending years watching endless tutorials.
  • You want to learn Adobe Illustrator, but it's overwhelming and difficult to learn.
  • You are self-taught, and would like to plug the gaps in your knowledge with some structured training from the ground-up.

If even one of these sounds right, this course was designed for you.

The most efficient way to learn Adobe Illustrator in 2024

This course will teach you everything you need to know to master Adobe Illustrator. This includes all of the essential tools and techniques that I've learned over the last 17 years working as a professional designer, and this is hands-down the fastest way on the planet to learn Adobe Illustrator, in it's entirety from the ground-up.

Learn from my mistakes instead of repeating them yourself.

This was my biggest mistake, trying to learn Adobe Illustrator by myself, and by just watching free tutorials. Sure it's worked out pretty well... 17 years later! However, it absolutely does NOT take 17 years to learn what I'm able to teach you right now. So with this course and my full support, you will learn virtually everything I know about this incredible design software in a matter of days and hours - rather than spending years watching endless tutorials.

Learn

Whenever and wherever you want.

The course has been recorded to be mobile-friendly, so you can continue your progress through each of the 70+ lessons; either on your computer, or by downloading the Kajabi mobile app for iOS or Android, and taking the course on the go!

    Create

    Put your new skills into practice.

    In addition to creating a variety of different graphics throughout the course, many modules include a challenge at the end, so you can try out everything you've learned up to that point.

      Share

      Learn faster with design feedback.

      Share your work in the student-only community, or message me directly to receive actionable feedback to help you progress even faster.

        What will you learn?

        Here is a snapshot of what we will be covering in the course, with a more detailed curriculum a bit further down the page.

        The Fundamentals

        We begin the course by installing Adobe Illustrator for the first time, before learning how to navigate the workspace, whilst creating a variety of different shapes.

        Drawing Techniques

        The course demonstrates a wide variety of tools and techniques for drawing, including the Pencil Tool and the infamous (but often feared) Pen Tool.

        Text and 3D Graphics

        Whether it's getting creative with fonts, typing along a path, or making a typographic design into a 3D graphic - this and so much more, is covered in the course.

        Brushes and Patterns

        Brushes and patterns aren't just for artists! There's a lot of clever ways to use brushes in Adobe Illustrator that will save designers a lot of time and frustration.

        Advanced Effects

        Adobe Illustrator is capable of creating an array of visually impressive effects, whilst still keeping things like the text and font properties fully editable.

        Images and Exporting

        Working with images, integrating with Adobe Photoshop, or turning sketches into digital vector art, these are all features that are unique to Adobe Illustrator.

        What will you achieve?

        Get ahead in becoming a professional designer.

        Master Adobe Illustrator in a fraction of the time. Now you can spend your days doing what you love.

        Confidently be able to bring your creative ideas to life.

        No more technical limitations, with your new found skills, the only limit will be your imagination.

        Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge to employers.

        Confidence and proficiency with Adobe Illustrator will help you to stand out from other candidates.

        Showcase a collection of unique designs that you've created.

        This course offers unique opportunities to make creative decisions and try out your new skills.

        Take your design work to the next level in a fraction of the time.

        Learn the best way to create things that previously seemed challenging or even impossible.

        Give yourself the best chance of success

        Invest in your future and give yourself the best chance of winning on your creative journey.

        Learn 70+ tools to create your best design work in 2024

        There's a lot to learn in Adobe Illustrator, and it can be overwhelming at first. However, this course will introduce new tools and features one-by-one at a steady pace.

        Discover the secret to eye-catching graphics, styles and effects

        Adobe Illustrator is powerful industry-standard design software, and once you learn the secrets behind some of the more advanced features and effects, what you will be able to create is virtually limitless!

        What will you learn?

        1 Getting Started

        What is Adobe Illustrator?
        Installation
        Creating and Saving Documents
        User Interface
        Artboards
        Navigation
        Grids and Guides

        2 The Basics

        Basic Shapes
        Transformations
        Combining Shapes
        Making Selections
        Organising Objects
        Aligning Objects
        Challenge: Icon Design

        3 Colour and Effects

        Swatches and Tints
        Strokes
        Gradients
        Appearance and Effects
        Recolor Artwork
        Challenge: Product Illustration

        4 Drawing

        Drawing Tools
        Drawing Assistance Tools
        Pen Tool
        Pen Tool Alternatives
        Distorting Objects
        Blending Objects
        Intertwining Objects
        Drawing and Symmetry
        Challenge: Pen Tool Game

        5 Type

        Adding Text
        Glyphs and Ligatures
        Type on a Path
        Text Wrap
        Warp Text
        Challenge: Logo Design

        6 Images

        Working with Images
        Clipping and Opacity Masks
        Prepping Images for Tracing
        Image Trace
        Live Paint Bucket Tool
        Challenge: Business Card Design

        7 Brushes

        Brushes
        Calligraphic Brushes
        Scatter Brushes
        Art Brushes
        Bristle Brushes
        Pattern Brushes
        Challenge: UI Design

        8 Advanced Features

        3D (Classic)
        3D
        Envelope Distort
        Puppet Warp
        Symbols
        Symbol Tools
        Making Patterns
        Graphs
        Gradient Meshes
        Perspective Grids
        Scripts
        Challenge: Poster Design

        9 Popular Shapes

        Sparkles
        Droplets
        Shields
        Plectrum
        Linear Spirals
        Wi-Fi
        Hearts
        Squircle

        10 Exporting

        Exporting Files for Print
        Exporting Files for Digital Use
        Packaging Files for Distribution
        Libraries

        11 Advanced Effects

        Lightning
        Neon

        Illustrator 2024 New Features

        Text to Vector Graphic
        Mockup
        Retype
        Smooth Slider
        Shareable PDF Links

        Access a student-only community

        Everyone who enrols in the course receives instant access to a private student-only community, where you can chat with other students or ask me questions directly. There's even a community app called Kajabi Communities for iOS and Android!

        Plus 1-2-1 support from me

        By enroling in my course you are also supporting me on my journey as a teacher, and in return, I will always be here to support you.

        Meet your instructor

        Hello, my name is Daniel White, AKA Dansky.

        I've worked as a professional multi-disciplined designer for over 17 years, and my mission in life is to help others, by sharing everything that I've learned myself. I started my own business working as a freelance designer in 2010, and also started a YouTube channel back in 2014, and now have the pleasure of teaching other aspiring designers with regular videos and livestreams.

        I'm a father of two boys, love cats, and drink way too much coffee!

          See what other students think about the course

          Excellent, real-world examples of how to use the numerous tools in Illustrator, all presented in a logical, friendly manner. Responses to questions are handled promptly—highly recommended course.

          Paul
          UK

          Super cool!!! This course is great for people at all levels. I’m a beginner and I’m learning a ton. I was trying to piece together info from videos and tutorials online but I wanted more structure, and this is it! He packs so much info into his lessons. The information builds throughout the modules in a natural way. He is also very active and responsive and supportive in the forum. Great value!

          Brandon
          US

          Dansky's Adobe Illustrator Masterclass is not just any ordinary course. It offers an abundance of value with 71 comprehensive lessons that provide in-depth instruction. Dansky has done an exceptional job in putting together this course, and the community support he provides is excellent. As a relatively new Illustrator user, this course has been a game-changer for me, and I highly recommend it. The investment is well worth it.

          Tom
          UK

          This course is a fantastic resource for both beginners with no prior knowledge or experience in designing in Illustrator as well as those more experienced designers looking to enhance their knowledge of the application. Dan is a very charismatic instructor. He does a fantastic job of comprehensively going over all the different tools and techniques in Illustrator (old and new), when and how to best utilize those tools, and the best ways to combine different techniques to create your own magic. The course is structured really well. The lessons are easy to follow and each lesson is full of valuable insights and feels fun and engaging. Dan is also very active on the course's community platform and regularly provides feedback and answers questions posed by the members. I can’t say enough good things about this course and what a great return on investment it’s been personally for me.

          Ali
          US

          This is the best course ever! I learnt everything I needed to know for Adobe illustrator and Dansky's voice is as smooth as organic butter from cows on a hill in Switzerland!! He teaches in a way that is super easy to follow and speaks very clearly. I especially love that there are challenges to take part in and Dan is there to give his feedback and any extra help if needed. Looking forward to hopefully more courses by Dan in the future.

          Poppy
          UK

          I love the instructor how he give us all the information we need to develop our experience. I will give a high recommendation for this course for any junior or anyone need to develop their skills.

          Maryam
          Kuwait

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          Frequently asked questions

          Why should I learn Adobe Illustrator?

          Adobe Illustrator is industry-leading software for designers. It's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and when paired with apps like Photoshop, will empower you to create virtually anything as a designer.

          What do I need to be able to complete the course?

          Adobe Illustrator CC 2023
          A computer running MacOS or Windows
          Plenty of tea or coffee

          Older versions of Adobe Illustrator can also be used for most of the course. However, certain features won't be available on older versions of the software, eg. CS6, which will prevent you from following along with the lesson yourself, and elements like the user interface may look considerably different.

          Is there a trial of Adobe Illustrator available?

          Yes! You can download a free 7 day trial of Adobe Illustrator from their website, or you can simply search on something like Google to find the correct page for your region.

          What if the course isn't right for me?

          Anyone who purchases the course has 14 days to request a refund, no questions asked, and for pre-orders the 14 days starts from 21st April 2023, once the course has gone live.

          How long will I have access to the course?

          Everyone who purchases the course will have lifetime access.

          What payment options are available?

          Payment by card (using Stripe as the payment processor) or PayPal is accepted.