Illustration: Create Volumes with Gradients

Learn the use of gradients in Adobe Illustrator and see how your works pop out of the screen!

About this course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use gradients in Adobe Illustrator? Well on this course I will teach you how to use gradients to create a photorealistic illustration. We'll be using Adobe Illustrator to learn the tools behind the magic of vector gradients.

The course is divided into different steps that you need to take in order to build your illustration. Each step is explained very carefully so you can easily follow along.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course, we'll use Adobe Illustrator to create an origami illustration based on a photo. As an example, a paper crane is created but you can create any piece of origami you like.

Who’s this course for? Requirements

For this course you don't need any previous skills, all the concepts are explained in a basic way so you can easily follow along even if you have little experience.

We will be using Illustrator CC but if you use a previous version it shouldn't be a problem; while the layout may be different, the changes shouldn't impact the concepts behind each lesson. 

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Course Details

Beginner level 39m 7 lessons 112 users


Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator


Maria Keller
Maria Keller
Maria Keller Teacher

Maria Keller is a Mexican freelance motion designer and illustrator working with companies around the world. Her clients include Slyce, SnipSnap, Kittyrama, Advanced Medical, United Inc. and many more. She enjoys working hand in hand with her clients to produce all kinds of creative results.

To learn more, visit http://www.mariakellerac.com/