link to my Instagram here

Spoon Graphics: Their page on legal usage & the  Creative Commons.

How 31 Holiday Cards (Holiday Inspiration)

Japanese Graphic Design from the 1920-1930’s (So beautiful. Inspiration .pdf)

The First Six Books of Euclid with Coloured Diagrams by Byrne (Beautiful Illustrations)
The Elements of Euclid (website)

My Modern Net: Leonardo Da Vinci Notebooks are online (article)

 

Adobe:

Adobe Illustrator Product (Video 1:13)

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (Video 2:58min)

Adobe: Daniele De Nigris (Illustration Process Video 1:16)

Link to Adobe Features (Video’s Menu)

Adobe Illustrator Global Edits

Color: (for more links – see bottom of page)

Adobe Color

Colors
(app to generate color schemes)


Learn the pen tool with:

Pen Tool Intro Video

The Bezier Game (http://bezier.method.ac)


Shapes:

Create and Edit Shapes (Adobe help video series: Draw Simple Shapes 4:43, Create Lines 3:44, Combine Shapes 3:35, Trace to Make Shapes 4:25)

Helen Bradley: Learn to Draw Zig-zag Lines (Youtube video: 8:24min)

Learn to draw anything with Adobe CC (Video 43:00min/applied: curve tool, shaper tool, Keltic knots, color, Re-color Artwork)


Texture & Layer Masks:
How to Texture a Shape Using an Opacity Mask in Illustrator (Helen Bradley Video 6:56min)


Blend tool:

Helen Bradley for DesignCuts: How to Create Geometric Art and Gradient Lines in Illustrator (Blend Tool)

Spoon Graphics: Replace spine and how to line up concentric circles made with the blend tool. (4 min. video)

Spoon Graphics: How to create Digital Particle Waves in Adobe Illustrator (article)

Intricate Circle Patterns with the Blend tool. (4:09min)


Type:

Beginning Graphic Design: Typography
(Introductory Video: type classifications, hierarchy, leading, tracking, kerning, 6:32)
(also listed below under Videos)

Typography Vocabulary Cheatsheet (Interactive)

Kahn Academy: Origins of Written Language (video7:19min)

Kahn Academy: History of the Alphabet (9:22min)

Evolution of the Alphabet (B&W Poster)

Typography Posters 108 (designyourway.net blog post)

The Shape Tool (Game: To look closely at type and shape.)

Type Games:
Kern Type: A Kerning Game

TypeFlashGame

Fun type interaction: Text Particles (In the tool bar try changing the word and refreshing.)


Isometric Designs:

florian-3
Caprivating Geometric GIFs by Florian de Looij

Creative Boom: Richard Keeling (pdf isometric images: bright, bold, beautiful)

Pinterest Isometric Category

Coen Pohl  (Behance: Isometric Personal identity, shows excellent process)


Isometric Drawing:

Isometric Drawing learning game (Start here)

Link to site with basic example (teaching resources)

images

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Isometric Tutorials: 

Isometric Tutorial By Flow Graphics (8 min, set up guides in isometric perspective, snap to guides as you build)
Isometric Grid Tutorial (YouTube, 6min)
Tutorial Isometric cube (7min Lynda.com lots of quick commands)

Cube with Type on it (19 min) Effect- 3D-Rotate
Isometric Video (Youtube 4 min)

How to make an Isometric city (effect 3D extrude, very different working method, but interesting)

Example of an isometric design used in a t- shirt design (Shows design through finished product)

Digicorps_Illustrator Practice (Practice lessons and sheets, basic)

Posters:

Designyourway.net:
How to Print Poster Flawlessly (article with helpful guidelines)

Typography Posters: Tips, Best Practices, And 108 Examples (article)


Selfportraits:

Saatchi Art
(Worth a look in here to see developed surfaces.)

Patterns:

Patterned Wallpaper Making Video From 50’s

Hotel Marrakech, Morocco

Video that explains sizing a pattern in Illustrator and using the thilde key.
By: Laura Coyle (She has a bunch of good tutorials on you tube.)

Lynda.com (Pattern Generator | pattern tile tool)

Pattern Design Speed Art (6:45min video, not tutorial, but very interesting
insight into the whole pattern generation process, through application.)

Brushes:

Teela Cunningham: How to create a seamless repeat pattern brush. (14min. video)

Icon Design:
Animal Logos (Good example of how to build with vectors)

Illustrator Extra Resources:

Vintage Style Guides and Free Vector Graphics

5 Top Illustrator Tools for Typography | Satori Graphics
(Appearance Panel, Pathfinder, Direct Selection Tool, Gradient tool, Warp tool)(Video 10min)

Skillshare Class: 10 Tips to speed up workflow

How to rotate an object around a circle. (Youtube 4 min) (Create a dotted circle or a square dashed line.)

How to make a circle graph in 2 min. (video 2min)

Video that explains sizing a pattern in Illustrator and using the thilde key.
By: Laura Coyle (She has a bunch of good tutorials on you tube.)

Drawing a linear spiral in Illustrator: Deke’s Techniques (Spiral Tool)

Aaron Draplin: Working efficently in Illustrator Vectors
(works and talks very fast-not for everyone’s taste)

Shape Builder Tool: Creating a keltic knot in Illustrator

Spoon Graphics Blog (50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See.)

Spoon Graphics: Vector Polygon Logo (Video: Fast example of pen tool, quick commands, gradients.)

Map:
SpoonGraphics: How to create flat style vector map (article)

AIGA Artists Video Series: Paula Scher (Video)

Spirograph Lines:
Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a continuous, single line, spirograph | lynda.com,
Deke’s Techniques. YouTube Hyprotocoids


Color:

Colors (app to generate color schemes)

Examples of old B&W photos colorized emphasizes the role of color in photography.

Color from Iconic Movies (Palettes)

CreativeBoom article on Color Theory

color_wheel_lecture

Adobe Color

Color test with triads etc

Pantone Color match

Color game, eye test, speed.

Elements of Design:

Grafix – Elements: line, shape, value, texture, color, form/space

Grafix – The Colorwheel: A Brief History

Create your own prezi,by DaniellLockhear: Interactive slideshow on texture and value

Textures:
Creating, shooting, stamping and scanning own surface textures.
Creativemarket (Check out free download section)