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

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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