Making a Coloring Page with Illustrator: From iPad to Desktop Part 1 - L6142a


Join 2D Illustrator Dan (“Delta Tango Mike”) Flores in this follow-along lab as he shares the creative process behind his alphabet coloring page created with his favorite apps: Illustrator on the iPad and Illustrator on the desktop. Discover how easy it is to start an illustration from a blank page, and then master the Pen tool and explore your creativity. Learn how to harness the power of Creative Cloud documents that sync between the iPad and the desktop in this lab, a Surface Pro 7. Finally, you’ll finish your own alphabet coloring page by saving it in JPEG format to share on Behance and with the world.

In Part 1 of this three-part lab, you’ll learn how to create drawings with the Pen tool by:

  • Building your Pen tool superpowers
  • Using the Selection, Pencil, Blob Brush, and Direct Selection tools to help shape your drawing
  • Saving and storing your brand-new illustration using cloud documents in Illustrator on the iPad

Technical Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Type: Lab

Category: How To, Mobile

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Print Designer, Illustrator