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August 8, 2013 @ 07:38 AM
chief

Post: 6536

Join Date: Feb 2008

Location: WA

i'll just give you the cliffs:

-recently graduated ad major
-want to do creatives
-don't feel my illustrator skills would be on par with job requirements

is there anywhere I can go practice or get tutorials to better my skill in illustrator? I currently don't have illustrator on my mac but I know finding it for free isn't difficult

any help is appreciated

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August 8, 2013 @ 01:50 PM
Samrai

Post: 644

Join Date: Jan 2010

Location: Toronto, ON

http://www.lynda.com/
or
youtube

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August 8, 2013 @ 02:02 PM
Gilly Suits

Post: 2245

Join Date: May 2011

Location: 617/781/508

You could just buy CC and get plenty of Adobe tools. I only pay 20 a month due to using my student email. Though it is a semi waste if you don't use many of their programs. I use Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom, Muse, and Dreamweaver. Here is a site you may like as well as Lynda:

http://vector.tutsplus.com/
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/ (they are mostly a web design site however have lots of illustrator stuff)

I also go buy magazines that have a tutorial I think may be fun to do. Hope this helps.

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August 8, 2013 @ 05:19 PM
Black Jew

Post: 370

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Los Angeles

http://abduzeedo.com/    (tutorials are at the top, then click on illustrator)
I havent done any of these tutorials yet, but I have skimmed thru them. They're less like tutorials and more like little mini-assignments to refresh your memory.

I'd also recommend following Adobe Illustrator on Facebook, they post some pretty useful shit on there.

definitely youtube as well.
August 8, 2013 @ 10:51 PM
ak

Post: 1345

Join Date: Apr 2008

lynda and vector tutsplus is a good reference. 

also get a drawing tablet for your computer if you can, drawing with a mouse can suck. 

creative cloud is awesome, good deal imo if you are constantly using the product. 

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