INTRODUCTION – GRAPHIC DESIGNER to ILLUSTRATOR to TYPE DESIGNER

INTRODUCTION – GRAPHIC DESIGNER to ILLUSTRATOR to TYPE DESIGNER


Hello, my name is Ian I’m a Font Designer Maybe in Indonesia it still a few people that know about the profesion but i’ll try to explain that a lil bit, so Maybe, for you who got a job that involved the computer things typing things on keyboard, you must be wondering which font that will suitable with your stuff maybe it can be a thesis graphic designer food menu or maybe a ready sell product usually you use a fonts on that things for the example like maybe some of the famous font in the world like Arial Times New Roman Helvetica Comic Sans thats what we called fonts and my job is, making those kinda fonts and sell it on the internet And now i’ll tell you how From the first time I learned About Design (Graphic Design) till i decided to totally “all-in” this Font Design things Sorry 🙂 So, to be honest i not graduated in any college even any Graphic Design college or maybe some kinda art school or university of art, just like that. So i graduated from Senior High School in 2009 And then i’m doing an common things for the money so many things Then i learned bout Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw at the moment and then i make myself available for hire for any job based on those software to be honest i just dont understand what is the real Graphic Design jobs at the moment in my mind just, as long as it can be made by Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw i accept that kinda job based on that conditions i’m proclaiming myself as a Freelance Type Designer ahhh…sorry i mean, proclaiming myself as a Graphic Designer Freelance Graphic Designer The first time being Graphic Designer, my jobs are so random i just work on anything like, making a school’s yearbook and then some printed banner for things a digital printing stuff and then the path that i through leads me to an clothing line (apparel, merchandise) stuff like Tshirts, the good thing is a long long time ago i basically love to drawing then it leads me more to an illustration things i draw for tshirt designs, then.. it tooks me pretty much long time in this Tshirt and clothing line stuff started from 2010 and then i’ve ever work as a inhouse designer in one of major Clothing or Apparel brand in here (Jakarta, Indonesia) and then i decided to get back to basic as a Freelance Illustrator to be focused on working on some for a clothing line and apparel stuff, just like that. and then gradually i feel like i just kinda forcing myself to be an illustrator like to be honest, i can do it but its like i forced myself its like i forced myself it feels like i’m not enjoying it anymore and finally back in late 2012 i met a friend from Bandung, Indonesia. His name is GILANG PURNAMA he’s one of the finest and famous Type Designer (Font Designer/Font Maker) in here in Indonesia. He started to make fonts since circa 2008 some of them are free and some are for sale when i first knew him, he suggest me to “cmon man, lets make fonts” it will be a big things in the future and i said “oh yes i wanna do it man” but i realized that making fonts took a long time to learn at the moment, my personal financial situation is kinda low to be honest, the decision to change myself into a Type Designer took a very long time back in that day i feel pretty confused to let go the title as an illustrator and then moved into being Type Designer or Font Designer just like what i told before because, me personally dont want it to be like i can do so much things like Illustrator (slash) Graphic Designer (slash) Type Designer for me it doesn’t look cool because everywhere, what i know is The Specialist, are more credible better than someone that can do so many things here i give you an example, when we learn about one thing for 5 years, compared to learning 5 things in 5 years it must be better for the 1things5years than the 5things5years Thats what i though about being a specialist in my personal opinion thats what i wanted and i want to be like that in every kind of situation that i work for and then, i think about how i can move myself to be a Font Designer but at the moment, i need to constantly making money for a living everybody knews that when we sell something for the first time, it must be not highly sold as we expect it needs to be totally prepared learning so many things, learn about the market lets take aside the learn about the market, i still didn’t know how to make fonts back in the day. and then i came up with a strategy, just like this *my tongue just slipped at the moment* when i’m still being an illustrator, i accept all of the orders and jobs from anywhere as much as i can handle, even though its cheap or expensive i accept all of them till i get some “safe money” for a living for a 1 or 2 months next. and then after the money is there, i stopped all of that kinda orders and illustrations job then i focused to learn about how to make a font with the money that i get before for my daily needs when i’m learning, in making fonts and then.. finally i can make one font and then i try to sell it unfortunately almost nobody buys it and my money getting drained so i repeat those steps before find a new jobs and orders, tshirt design, illustration anything i’m designing so much stuff till i get that “safe money” and then i use that for my daily things and i learn to make a new font again again and again untill one day, the fonts that i made before, gradually started to make my financial condition safer and then, gradually i just let go all of the illustration and graphic design jobs and orders till i finally not working on any kinda orders even graphic design or illustration at all in 2013. and totally focused only just making fonts for a living. one of the things that make my decision stronger to be a Type Designer is its a “product-selling” based not a “work-by-orders” when we selling a digital product like this, to be honest making font takes a long time its like maybe a month, 2 months even like a couple years. it depends how the quality of the font is. what’s on my mind is, its kinda investment, a product investment. so we only make it once, but it can be sell forever the more we created, the products being much much more variative. So the long term of investments are gone longer and way more far. compared to when i’m work for one “order-based” job which is maybe the rate are high and some of them are cheap but its just stop right there, no continuity. i think if it repeated again and again just like that, its only making myself tired and exhausted. repeating those same things are pretty tiring and then i find out how to make these energy spends are optimal so i try to find a way how to make all of these as a passive income. which is we sell a digital product, and we make it by ourself, even though it takes a long time to make it, but the profit is a long-term which is someday maybe i didn’t do anything in one or two months it still gives me (lets just say like) salary in every month. even though i didn’t make anything new at the moment. that’s one of the reasons why i changed myself to be a type designer and then, finally when i can feel more relax, when everythings being steady and then i can track how much money that i can earn every month, then i started to realize like how much font that i can make in a month, how much font that i can make in 2 month, then i realized that, “these-kinda” job are more relaxing and enjoyable. i can improve myself better in every aspect of the business, and i can learn much more different things about the business, that’s because we’re not tied by the deadline, and not being pushed by other people, and all of the decisions in the business are depends on me myself and i as a one man show, back in the day That’s what i found really fun to do and thats another reason why i choose this Type Design things actually, if you wanna sell something digital as a Graphic Designer or maybe an Illustrator. Its not only fonts that can be sell online just like this as a digital product and a passive income i have some of illustrator friends doing the similar things like this almost have the same system to make the passive income, they jump in to Shutterstock 123RF, Fotolia Graphic River there’s some of the marketplace website that have a lot of digital products to sell not only fonts there are Templates, Brochure template, Website template or maybe a Vector illustration a piece by piece illustration, that can be used a couple times after. i think that’s enough for the moment, here’s the short story that i can tell you for the first as an introduction and in the future, i wanna make more of “these-kinda” videos maybe i’ll share about the process about how i make the fonts or maybe as a sharing about about the font business environtment or maybe about a digital products and stuff about the marketing movement or maybe how to promote on Social Media and if you can suggest me, i dont wanna say “just ask me a question” cause it looks like i’m the one who knows everything where both of us are still learning so, maybe if you wanna know something and you need a buddy to learn together just let me know what the thing is and i’ll try to learn on that too which is maybe still related with what i’ve been doing to improve myself better thank you for all of your interest, I’m really sorry about the lack of video quality, and so ordinary and so many annoying cats cause i have 4 cats thank you and see you later hope you enjoy this video and still interest to watch the next video 🙂

07/11 Empire State Building — Graphic Design: Illustrate a Flat Style City_ENG

07/11 Empire State Building — Graphic Design: Illustrate a Flat Style City_ENG


On this lesson, we’re going to work on the Empire State Building. So the first we’re going to do, is go here and see how the shape of the building is. So what I’m going to do is to go to my Rectangle tool by clicking here or pressing M on my keyboard and make a rectangle that’s around this size. And if you remember, I sometimes prefer to work with only the stroke, so I’m going to do that. Then I’m going to do another one that is smaller. Then I’m going to do an another one. that’s a little bit smaller, and another one that is just like this. I’m going to select all the shapes and align them with Horizontal Align Center. And now I think this is looking okay. So what I’m going to do is select all of this before this. And move them to the right a little bit by, sorry, to the left by pressing Alt and Shift. And I think that’s ok, so what I’m going to do right now, is select the ones that I created first. Select them all and Unite them. So now this is going to be the main shape of my building. I’m going to create another rectangle here on the top. And another one that is smaller and this… place it right here kind of a thiner. And I’m going to do the same that I did with this two shapes, but while moving them I’m going to press Alt and Shift. Ok, so what I’m going to do is fill this one with our white color, remove the stroke. Then go to these three and Unite them because I want them to have the same color. So probably grey would work fine for them. Then I’m going to right click>Arrange>Send to back, or you can use the shortcut. And again just as before with a Statue of Liberty, we can move this a little bit to the bottom. So we can see that we don’t have them behind our other things, so remember to remove the stroke. And we’re going to have this one, I’ll have it yellow. And just sent it back. Then… I think I’m going to use the same yellow, I could use the Eyedropper by selecting here or pressing I on my keyboard. Then right click>Send to back. And then for this one, I’m going to use a darker, send it to back. Then probably the same color for this one. And just make sure that for this other one you pick one that is darker, maybe that one. Make it like that, make a little bit thicker and center it to this rectangle and now remember to send it to back. And you can actually center it, the both of these. Not make it as all. So you’remember with your Direct Selection tool or you can press A on your keyboard, you can make this smaller and maybe a little bit wider. Okay, so this is kind of the shape that I am trying to replicate here. Now you can see that it has a lot of windows and I want to do that as well, so I’m going to go here to my Rectangle tool. And then create while pressing Shift, so I create the square. I’m going to use this dark blue as the window color. And I’m going to make another copy by pressing Alt + Shift. And then I’m going to press Ctrl +D to make the same copy with the same distance again. I’m going to select them all and group them and move them a little bit here probably. Yeah I think that’s okay. And I’m going to make a copy again while pressing Alt and Shift around there. Then I’m going to press Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D…until I have enough copies there. Then I’m going to do the same with Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, until I get almost to the top, I think right there is ok. So what I’m going to do right now, is just select this Rectangle here because they are going outside, and I don’t want to do that or to mask them. So what I’m going to do is you could ungroup them or go inside the group by double clicking. And then just remove this one and then go outside. But other way you can get around this is with the Direct Selection tool, you can select all the squares. And you press delete. Make sure that you are selecting them all, and that’s it. I think this is looking okay. You can select all of them and again, if you don’t have any other element that is using this dark blue, you can select this and make sure that you are selecting similar objects. And you’ll have them right there. ANd I want to actually move them a little bit to the bottom. So around there, I think it’s okay. And I’m going to select them all again and group them. And then I just want to make a copy for the other side, so I’m going to go right click>Transform>Reflect. Make sure you’re reflecting on the vertical axis and make a copy. And I’m goig to move it to this side. And finally, I want to create some other windows here in the middle. So and I actually think that this is not as tall as in the proportion with the one that I have here. It is not as tall and probably not as wide. So I’m going to fix that by selecting everything, except the windows and scaling them a little bit, probably like that, maybe not make it that wide. Make sure that you are making a little bit taller. And then let’s select the windows and move them here on the bottom. And probably I’m going to have to delete this one because I’m going to have to repeat some of the windows here because they didn’t… they don’t work for this new lay out. So that’s okay, I can go double click on the group. And let’s just double click here and make any… Select one of these, press Ctrl+ C, go one level of the group to the top and press Ctrl + Shift + V, so you place it on the exact same place. Now I’m going to move it a little bit or right and again, just as before by pressing Alt + Shift, move these windows to fill those spaces you need it and go outside the group. And now I want to… These two to have the same distance as the other ones, so I move them, again Ctrl + D. Right until I think it’s okay. Now I’m going to do what I did before, right-click>Transform>Reflect. And make sure that I’m reflecting on the vertical axis and make copy, move it to this side. And now you have.._ I think now the proportions are better, so I’m gonna add some windows here on the middle. So to do that again, I’m going to copy one of these squares, I’m going to pres Ctrl + C. Then is one I can paste it wherever I want by pressing Ctrl + V. And then just move it around here. I think that it looks nice, make a copy by pressing… by dragging and pressing Alt + Shift. Release them, group both of these. Make sure that you center them. Now let’s make a copy around there. And then I want to make a lot of copies until I get to the top by pressing Ctrl+ D, remember that repeats the last action. I think that these ones on the top doesn’t look like, so that’s it. And with this, we have a building that resembles our reference. And as I told you before, if your city has different buildings, make sure that you try to capture what is unique about them. So for example, here you can see the different levels that we have been trying to recreate, how it kind of looks like a stairs, right here on the border. So now that I have this, I’m going to go Ctrl + G to group it and put this buildinging on my map. I’m going to scale it of course because I think it’s too big, and move it around here. So probably a little bit smaller, and move it, probably around there I think it would work fine. So now we have a building there and on the next lesson, we’re going to keep populating this map by adding some other buildings here and some trees and houeses. So see you on the next lesson.

VINTAGE VECTOR LOGO | How To Add Texture In Illustrator | Satori Graphics Illustrator Tutorial

VINTAGE VECTOR LOGO | How To Add Texture In Illustrator | Satori Graphics Illustrator Tutorial


in today’s Illustrator tutorial we’re
going to make a vintage vector logo design and I will show you how to add
texture to any design in Adobe Illustrator how’s it going everybody welcome back to
satori graphics home of graphic design content. if you’re new here and
you enjoy my content subscribe for my five weekly graphic design uploads and
if you have them already hit that Bell icon to turn on your expectations so you
never miss an upload now on with today is a vintage vector logo tutorial the
first thing we need to do for our vintage logo design is to make the
outline of the shield hit command or control R to open up your rulers
and then drag some guides onto your art board like I’m doing here we want one in the
middle with two equally apply on the left on
the right and then two to help us with the bottom on the top of the shield and
choose the stroke and grab the pen tool using the pencil draw an outline of your
shield using the guides like I’m doing here after you are done you can use a direct
selection tool to edit the anchor points and the handles also the selection tool
to edit the size on the shape of your outline once happy go ahead and with the stroke
thicker to something similar as mine here this will be the outline of a
vintage vector logo design and next we’re going to add a detail and finally
the texture next select the polygon tool and double-click the artboard in
Illustrator type in three sides and generate the shape we can hold down the alt/option key and
duplicate the triangle eating you too we’re going to make mountain peaks while
shield logo design we need to open up the Pathfinder window and then hold down
shift to select both triangles and then unite them together now select the color you can see over
black and using the pencil through two shapes that are going to resemble snow make sure that both shapes are fill and
then unite them together once the United selected both the snow and the mountains
and use the option in Pathfinder window to cut the snow into the mountains move
the mounting over to a shared outline and place it where you think looks best it will help to have a guide on the
center of your shield for this next part use the pen tool to create shape that
will continue the mountain down the shield like I’m doing here once happy to let a new shape and the
mountain and join them together in the Pathfinder window
we are nearly ready tailored extra in Illustrator to make a little design
vintage but first we can add a shape at the top filling the negative space of
our like the design let me know what you guys think do you prefer the leg a with
or without the shape let me know in the comment section below you can use the
Ren collection to any stage to move and edit your logo design via the anchor
points and I just mentioned which lady designed
Eva fair I’m going to add a vintage texture effect to the one on the left
simply because it has more black areas that occupy the vintage style open up
the transparency window in Illustrator but also make sure that all of your
shapes United is one in the path under window there’s a link in the description
below for these grand directors here but once you’ve opened them pick one of them
in command or ctrl C to copy it so let the logo design and then the
transparency window click the show options uncheck booth boxes and then click the
right-hand box this is where you can then paste your vector in with command
or control V you can then add as many vectors as you want using this method
but the more you add the slow your computer is going to become once happy
you simply need to select the left box here when you’re done your vintage
vector load design is complete with texture you can edit and change the
color as you wish here’s how my funnel is design came out
and because it’s a vector is going to retain quality and scale so what did you
think of my vintage bike a little design in Illustrator let me know in the
comment section below and leave a like on your way out subscribe my five weekly
graphic design uploads and until next time design your future today peace

05/06 Lines and solid colors — Graphic Design: Learn to design weather icons_ENG

05/06 Lines and solid colors — Graphic Design: Learn to design weather icons_ENG


On this lesson, we’re going to work on our next style and we’re going to base it on what we did on our previous lesson. So first thing you have to do is, you have this style that is right there. But as I said, we’re going to base ourselves on what we did before: So all we’re going to do is, have this that we had here with the lines and add some color. So do that, I’m going to go here and I ungroup my shapes. Then I’m going to ungroup each individual group that I had here. Again by selecting them all or you can go individually and ungroup it. So you can add different colors to these different shapes. And I’m going to select this, remove the stroke because we just want to fill for now. You’re going to see how I change that, and change it to this color. Then I’m going to do the same for all the suns by selecting both of them and going to my Eyedropper tool by going here to my Tool’s panel or pressing I on my keyboard. Now I’m going to change the color of the clouds and maybe these two on the rain drops to something like this. I think this is okay. And then I’m going to the same for this clouds, so again, just the Eyedropper and in the case of these clouds, I’m going to actually change this color to white. Right now, you don’t see anything because we don’t have a background, but we’re going to change that. To this, I’m going to change my color to some gray and the thunder is going to have the same color ff the sun. And I’m going to do the same for this one. Now, you’re going to say okay, when are you going to combine these two? I’m going to do it right now. So now that I have all the colors or the base colors there, all I have to do is just go here to my previous style, make sure that I click on this so I am on the Artboard 1 copy, that is actually this style that we did before. We’re going to select them all and press Ctrl + C to copy them. Now, we’re going to go back to our Artboard. In this case is this Artboard 1 copy 3, and you can click again to make sure that you’re on the right Artboard. And now, all you have to do is, go to Object… Sorry, Edit and select Paste In Place, or you can go Ctrl + Shift + V. Now, once you do that, you can see that it has placed what I did. And I’m going to actually group this just that you see that I can select them everything easilly, just Ctrl + G. Now you can see how both styles have been applied in this. Now, if you don’t want to accidentally move these strokes around because they are not going to have any changes, all you have to do is, go here to Object>Lock>Selection, or press Ctrl + 2 on your keyboard, that way you are not going to be able to change the strokes, but only the shapes that you had before. And now to make this rain icon stand out a little bit more, I’m going to actually add a background. I’m going to send it back. And I’m going to change the color to a very very light… Maybe this one is better. I think this is working better, and it is going to be like that. And now, you’re almost done, but you can also add some little accents to this sun. Especially to the sun because it’s shining. So to make a difference from the rest of the elements, all you have to do is go here to your Basic Shapes tool, select your rectangle, go here to find the center, or you can do a rectangle, sorry, a circle wherever or not the place. And make sure your press Alt and Shift, so that the place where you clicked first becomes the center, and make our stroke… Sorry, our circle around the size. And when I swap it, it’s actually need a stroke then change this one to… I think 5 would work nice. Now, I’m going to change the color to a very very light yellow, maybe something lighter. Now, I’m going to go here and use again my Scissors tool by clicking here or pressing C on my keyboard. And go and make a point here, and then another point around here. Now I’m going to delete what I don’t need. And I’m going to select this and change my cap to round cap, so I have something like this. And to make this even more interesting, I’m going to press C again here, and then C againt here to remove this little piece and delete it. And you could actually remove more, but it think it’s too less, something like this. And now you have a little reflection here on this sun. And you can group it and then you can just simply move it by pressing Alt + Shift and move it around the same distance for the sun. We’re gonna do the same for all the suns on this icon set. And now you can see that the sun is standing out because it’s… the reflect is here. Now with this, we have our third different set. And we’re going to work on the next lesson on our final set of icons with a difference.

How to get started with digital art

How to get started with digital art


– I started doing web comics about eight years ago and my style now is
almost unrecognizable from what it used to be. I drew with a ball point pen on paper, scanned it and it looked like this. Then I started drawing digitally and it changed everything. There’s a ton of options out there and with the right tools anyone can learn how to do digital art. So this is my main set up and this is just a standard, entry
level Wacom bamboo tablet that you just plug into a laptop with a USB cable. And I’ve had this for a few years and it has never given
me any issues considering how badly I treat it. Wacom sells a ton of different models ranging in price but the
new 80 dollar Intuos should have more than enough features for anyone just starting out. I recently got a nine
point seven inch Ipad Pro and Apple pencil. Mainly so I can work while I’m traveling but really I just use it to draw in bed. I do wish I went slightly bigger but it’s not a deal breaker. A lot of artists say that 10.5
inch is like the perfect size ’cause it makes all the
toolbars accessible. But I think this works
just fine for me and also the new 329 dollar Ipad
works with the Apple pencil so it makes portable drawing more affordable than ever. If you don’t want to spend 99 dollars on an apple pencil or you’re
older ipad doesn’t support it keep in mind there are other
stylus options out there. You just have to look for
features like pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, tilt support, maybe some short cut buttons. And this will make the move to digital feel a lot more natural. Let’s take a step back and talk
about the basics of drawing. To draw this bubble head of Will our art director, start
with a rough sketch laying out the proportions
with simple shapes. His head is an oval, his body is more or a rectangular oval and his arms and legs
are like thick noodles. Then I’ll go back and
add details like his eyes connecting the ovals
with more precise lines. Now you can start the inking layer. This is basically going over
the rough sketch in a more precise way and you have to be a little bit more careful here as this is the final version of the drawing that you’ll color in. For me the biggest
advantage of digital art is the ability to work in layers. Think of it like drawing on tracing paper. Layer allow you to stack the many parts of your image on different levels to form the whole drawing
which makes editing the final image easier. So once I have the full
outline of what I’m drawing, I just fill in the colors
on another layer underneath and for shading I’ll
add a layer over that. Shading can be daunting but
it’s pretty easy if you think about light in the physical world. First decide where your light source’s coming from and use that as
your guide to determine which parts are the shadows and which parts will be the highlights. So for the shadows I take a black brush which allordo passe to darken one side of the drawing and
highlight the other side in white where the light
is hitting the subject. The end result is this
lovely drawing of Will drawn in four separate layers. If you’re concerned about how drawing on glass might affect you, you can always look into
matte screen protectors that will mimic the feeling
of drawing on paper. I tried one out from a
company called Paper Like and it really helped bring
some resistance to drawing on the ipad. So once you have
all your tools we’re gonna move on to software. On my MacBook I like to use software like Adobe Photoshop but on the ipad I use Clip Studio Paint because
it’s most like a desktop app. There’s all these other drawing apps on the ipad like Procreate or Adobe Draw but these apps kind of
have a learning curve because you have to learn
each app’s gesture controls like double tapping to undo. If you’re not happy with any of these apps there’s
always other options. There’s software like
Astropad or Duet Display that lets you connect your ipad to a computer so you can use it as a second display. And if you’re in the market for a new laptop altogether there’s always two in one devices like
the Microsoft Surface Pro so everything’s on there. You can use the desk
top version of Photoshop and there’s no transferring of files like you would have with an ipad. Since I’m most comfortable
with the Macos interface, using a Wacom tablet
just make sense for me. If you’re in a position
where you’re trying to decide what’s best for you. Think more about the apps you want to use and for what purpose. But ultimately, making art is a personal experience so play around and find
your favorite options. Thanks for watching, this is from my new series work flow and for more tips on how to incorporate tech into your life check out Youtube.com/the verge.

DOMINATE The Logo Design Sector in 2020! (LOGO TIPS)

DOMINATE The Logo Design Sector in 2020! (LOGO TIPS)


so 2020 is soon approaching and today
I’m going to divulge some tips that are going to allow you to dominate and
succeed as a Logo designer in 2020 many of these points designers and
collectively forgets and so they remain at a low level of work and their career
you can use these tips to expand your career and improve your designs as a
whole the last tip is a hugely important one but everything in today’s video is
gonna help you dominate a logo designing in 2020 so the first tip for dominating
the Lego design sector in 2020 is to stay away from graphic design and logo
design trends every single year they appear and this year of 2019 apparently
so things such as bright colors geometric shapes minimal typography and
so on to be honest this is utter BS when it comes to the logo design a logo
design should stand the test of time and it needs to be relevant to the client’s
needs briefs and their business throughout the years so stay away from
logo design trends at all costs when it comes to logo designing the next tip on
how to dominate logo design for 2020 is to remember to do your research mainly
at the very start of your projects now this is so important it cannot be said
enough times on my videos on this channel if you’re going to write an
essay on say Albert Einstein you wouldn’t simply sit down and start
writing you’d look into his life his work his background and so forth so as such with a Lego design project
you need to research the client’s background their business and
importantly their target markets get to know this very deeply and then you can
understand the direction for the lego design as a whole
throughout the project it is technically possible to sit down and just like kind
of wing it without doing research but that’s not gonna happen every single
time and it could leave you discouraged and frustrated also with your career
being set at a pace where it’s not going to evolve that fast or at all the third
tip today on dominating logo design is discussing things with your clients as
much as you can find out everything you can about their business read the brief
400 times over and just keep having discussions with them about the projects
ask them what their dislikes are where the company is headed what the goal is
with the logo and how they want to represent their business so when you
look at certain Lego designs such as say Firefox you may think the design agency
simply slap together fire and Fox the likelihood is they had a long discussion
with people from that team and had several concepts that were evolved over
a period of time so do talk to your clients as much as possible about that
direction of the projects so let’s find out some more tips on how to dominate
logo designing in 2020 so like I said about the Firefox logo they were most
likely several different concepts in the development stages of that project you
should ideally generate your concepts after the research phase and then stick
to maybe three strong concepts that you follow through and then you completely
evolve into the final you know design outcome
it’s never a good idea to stick to one concept because probably going to end up
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you need to keep refining the design into it’s actually a finished product an
effective later design this also mean evolve discussing and/or sharing our
works with a clients but I would suggest not sending our bure that is clearly
unfinished as they might think this is what your design skills are composed of
many designers would only share the client as their work when they know for
sure they’ve refined and completed the logo design effectively another key
aspect for dominating logo design in 2020 is the key thing simple this is not
a logo design tip really it’s more of a principle a lady should be memorable and
it should stick in the minds of whoever consumes it visually speaking keeping it
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now smartphones and iPads become more and more popular Lego designs need to
optimize themselves for such devices this means keeping the label mark itself
simple without making too much fine detail this is because the detail will
be lost on screen when scaled down keeping things simple is also just
visually pleasing quite simply so so remember to keep the
luteal simple in the refinement process exclude what is not needed and what’s
not going to drive the message of the logo home to the end user if a client
wants a highly detailed overworked Lego try to explain to them why this is not
gonna work as a designer part of your job as a professional is to persuade and
explain to a client why certain things work or do not work
in this situation the client is not always the boss you need to have a
degree of control and authority but in their polite and a kind of tactful
manner this is done via email or maybe a Skype call or something like that but
just try and drive the logo in the right direction so the Big Bang the crucially
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stay safe and the next time there’s any future today peace

HOW MUCH I CHARGE CLIENTS!? + MY DESIGN PROCESS | Studio Vlog

HOW MUCH I CHARGE CLIENTS!? + MY DESIGN PROCESS | Studio Vlog


hello welcome to a studio vlog I have a
hair change and I don’t think I’ve filmed a studio vlog since I had it done
but it’s darker now and shorter and straight which is a very strange but I
am enjoying it so in today’s studio vlog I need to go to the post office I’ve got
some orders to post and some returns to take and then I’ve got hair on my face
I’ve got a logo to finish and I’ve also got a commission to start and hopefully
finish today or at least finish and send to the client so I thought in today’s
video I could show you mainly how I speak to clients how I kind of get a
client and what happens when they first inquire and how it kind of progresses
into a final piece I thought I’d show you that all the way through but first I
need to go to the post office I always seem to be in a rush when I go to the
post office cuz I leave it too late and I need to beat their last pickup
time so I’m gonna go now I literally am in my cozy clothes I’ve got black
joggers on a black top and then my Cadbury’s Freddo shirt from the event look
at that so cute like at this point the post office have seen me in every every
scenario they’ve see me fully dolled up all the way down to this so yeah right let’s go
to the post office and then I will get back here with the Commission stuff and
also let’s not forget I’ve spent two hours already editing this video and
it’s not even like a quarter of the way done so I’m just leaving that there
whilst my laptop overheats I’m gonna go to the post office and hopefully when I
get back it is calmed down just been to the post
office look at this just sent a parcel to Belgium
how exciting so if that’s you you got a parcel from
me hope you like it how exciting you made my day thank you very much back from the post office and I’ve just
done it a little bit of editing actually was a lot of editing I think I’ve been
editing for like five hours now and I think it’s done
but we’ll see whilst I wait for the video to save I am gonna get started on
this commission so prime example of my life always multitasking so I’m actually
doing it for a lovely girl called Emily so Emily actually messaged me after I
posted on my Instagram stories I was doing Commission’s if you don’t have a
lot of kind of people watching your stories and stuff I recommend posting on
your own Facebook or telling your friends and family that you’re doing
these drawings and you’re looking to get more experience and you’re happy to do
them for them for a little little fee and that’s how I got started basically
so when I first started doing design or photography or whatever whenever I first
started I used to share it on Facebook and then word of mouth kind of got
around and that’s how I got work in the beginning so obviously now I do have a
little bit of a following online so I get to share it that way so we just
spoke in Instagram DMS sometimes I ask people to email me because I find it
easier but in this case we did it in DMs so she just asked me if I’m still doing
them and then the first question I always ask is what is it you’re after
because I do do logos and drawings and digital cartoony things I
needed to make sure what she was after so she let me know here I sent a image
of an example and told her the price so I said that I could add all the bits
that she wanted in the background and on the banner and it would be seventy pounds
including an a4 print that I post first class over to her so then she basically
sent me the photos I usually because it is an old-fashioned photo obviously
there’s only one version of this but if I was drawing a couple from nowadays I
would ask for multiple photos just so I can gete an idea of hair color and kind
of facial expressions and stuff but for this one it’s gonna be a little bit
different so we’re gonna give that a go together I will share the journey with
you so then once I’ve got the photos I let her know how
the payment works so what I do is I ask for 50% of the money beforehand and then
50% after this is so I kind of can save a slot for people and I am ensuring that
I’m gonna get paid and also it gives people the chance to kind of make
amendments before they send me the full price
so yeah 50% before 50% after via PayPal or bank transfer for those of you that
don’t know PayPal do a service called PayPal.me
I’ll link in the description and that is so helpful for stuff like this definitely
recommend and so yeah we’re just talking about the names that she wants in the
banner and talking about things and then she decides to pay on PayPal so I passed
her my paypal email which I will cover up so then yes she sent me the payment
and now it is time to get the drawing done it’s taking me a little while to
get round to her Commission because I did have that many to get through but I
use my iPad pro and it is the older version of the iPad pro so I don’t think
they sell it anymore but I bought it on Amazon refurbished so it was like 2 200
300 pounds cheaper then it would have been if I bought it directly from Apple
and then obviously I use the Apple pencil which is the first generation
model not gonna lie I have been eyeing up the new iPad for a long time but I
feel like that’s an expense I don’t need to make unless this thing
breaks I don’t think I need to buy a new one so I’m gonna keep telling myself
that so I don’t so this is my iPad love that I’ve got this in the background and I
use procreate which is down here and on procreate I design a bunch of things I
do the sketches for my logos that I design I drawings themselves I’ve done
this before little kind of cartoony style things I
do a lot of things on procreate one of which is couples portraits so I have a
folder for couples portraits and in here are like the most recent ones that I’ve
done and we’re gonna just start a new file I think I opened one yesterday so
then in here I am going to import the photos that she sent me so I’ve got them
to look at there we go so these are the photos that I am going to use as
reference let’s just do this so you can see and the
first step is to sketch things out just using my pencil so I’ll do that now and
I’ll show you a quick little quick little time-lapse bear in mind that my
sketches are always very very bad it takes a lot of refinement to get it to
look like it does in the end so just trust me before I start the time-lapse
I’ve decided to get rid of the photos off the canvas and do it a different way
so if any of you have an iPad I think all iPads do this I’m gonna open it
as a split screen so I just swipe up from the bottom click my photos drag it
over and then I have a little screen that’s next to me with the photos in that
I need to use so I can kind of flick between which one I need and zoom in and
stuff whilst I’m working on it on this side so as you can probably tell by the light
is now dark it actually makes me so sad that it’s dark at this time of day it’s
25 past 6 and it’s already dark but I have finished the first draft of that
Commission it actually took me an hour and 51 minutes according to my like
screen recording thing that you’ve just watched so what I do now I’ve just sent
it back to the client she’s actually usually quite speedy at replying which is
great for me because once I get started I just want to get it finished
and usually a lot of the time hearing back from clients is the bit that takes
the longest and that’s that frustrates me a lot so I sent her a
message and all I said was here’s the basic drawing just wanted to check and
see what you think so far and it still needs shadows and the writing added but
what do you think – the colors I didn’t attempt to draw it in black and white as
you probably saw but it looked really weird so I decided to do it in color and
then I just need to know the color of the hair and the color of the guy’s tie
and so I’ve asked for that and hopefully she can find that out with me but yeah
I’m happy with that so far I think I need to change well I definitely need to
change the color of the banner and the heart in the background I just kind of
did that for now I feel like it needs to be a bit softer but that is the process
so far while we wait for her to reply I thought I would show you what I do
then so once I have finished the drawing I will send it to my laptop and just
adjust it in Photoshop so let’s pretend that this is the finished drawing and
this is one that I did a while ago and I’m just gonna send this straight to my
laptop so I’m just going to airdrop it to my macbook and then up here I’m going
to open Photoshop and then in Photoshop you’ll be able to see the image itself
so actually I’ve totally done this wrong so usually I open it up in an a4 size
because I print on my prints in a4 so I’m just going to open a new page and
put it like that and then
I’ll drag the drawing over so I usually position it however I might make a
little bit smaller or bigger and to be honest the prints that I make fit really
nicely in frames like this this isn’t my print this is what I bought but prints
that I print in a4 fit really nicely in a frame like that without the mount
so that’s why I print in a4 because it means you can either frame it a4
or frame it in a square frame and that frame is just from Wilko so they’re
really easy to get hold of so I print on a4 paper and I do have to
outsource my printers but I am looking into getting a printer of my own that
will print a4 and A3 I just need to look at the price and kind of
work out whether that’s doable because I feel like that’ll be good for my
commissions and also my shop if you guys follow what’s going on with my shop
anyway back to work so I’ve inserted the photo I’ve made it smaller let’s just pretend
I did all that and then usually it’s in the wrong color format so to view photos
on a screen your photo in image and mode up here image mode is going to be in RGB
but for print I need it to be in CMYK so I change it to CMYK then it will flatten
the image and then that is now ready for print so I’ll file and save that as a
new photo I usually save it with the same name and just put print on the end
so if I ever come back to it I know what’s what and yeah so that’s that and
then I just upload it straight to the printers hopefully by the time I get
around to editing this vlog I will have finished that drawing so I’ll be able to
insert it on the screen now I’ll put it here if not head over to my website it
should be on my portfolio very soon but it’s been fun to draw so far right I
need to now edit another video so I’ve got another studio vlog to edit and I
also have a logo to finish so that is how I’m gonna spend my evening but I do
feel like this video has got really long already so I’m going to end it here
thank you so much for watching another studio vlog please do let me know what
you like the best in my studio vlogs which kind of parts you like to see I’d
love to hear that and yeah thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you soon
the floor another vlog bye

SO MANY COMMISSIONS & WORKING IN THE HAIRDRESSERS | Studio Vlog

SO MANY COMMISSIONS & WORKING IN THE HAIRDRESSERS | Studio Vlog


hello welcome to a studio vlog so today
I am basically in the office all day I do have a hairdressers appointment at
1:00 it’s currently almost 10:00 so I’ve got a couple of hours before that and
then I’m gonna have to take my iPad with me and do some work there because I’ve
got so much to do today however this morning I am all set up and
ready to film a video I will turn this around so I’m trying a different setup
actually I’ve got my little like bendy arm thing clipped onto my shelf as always
but I’ve pointed it straight towards me usually when it clips on the shelf I
have it pointed to the like to floor / to the desk but I figured I try a
different different tactic so what I’m filming today is a logo redesign video
it should be up by the time you watch this I hope it is because if it is not I
have done something wrong but it’s gonna be a redesigning pizza logos video and
I’m excited I was heavily heavily inspired / copying Kel Lauren she’s
amazing so I’ll be linking her video in the description of the video but I need
to get started because I know these videos take a long time to film I very
much enjoy them but I do enjoy them more when I’m not in a rush so trying to stay
zen but I will take you along for the day as usual I can’t find my tripod
currently so I’m gonna just have to prop you up I think I took it on holiday with
me so I need to find it but for now I’m gonna put it in the drawer and I’m gonna
get to work all right so I have done a two of the
pizza logos which I’m very happy about I’ve got them done a lot quicker
than I thought are you dirty there is literally a finger print right in the
middle of my screen wow I love being a professional it is now almost 10 to 12
so I am going to actually wait it’s half 11 what have I lost my mind
either way I’m hungry so I’m gonna go to the garage and get myself a pizza
good old Chicago town video is filmed I’m gonna edit that later I need to
reattach my microphone to the stand I kind of DIY it today because it was too tall
but now I need to go to the hairdresser’s so I’m gonna go get my
iPad and I’m gonna do a little bit of work in the hairdresser’s perks of the
the job I do you I can work from anywhere just about obviously it’s a bit
awkward when there’s someone playing with my hair but I’m going to do some
commissioned drawings whilst I wait for the hair dye to settle in I am done in the hairdressers look at
how shiny my hair is it’s so healthy and nice
it’s obviously darker but it’s perfect I feel like myself again
and we just did it straight because it’s that clean and soft gonna stay stay
curly because that’s what happened the other day
but it is now I think it’s about 4 p.m. quarter past 4:00 so I’ll get home about
half past four and then I’ve got to go back in the office although I did finish
that that Commission which I will show you when I get back I just got to do a
few color tweaks I messaged the client and she’s sent me some feedback so I
will show you that and then do that and then I’ve got two more I’ve got one logo
to do and another Commission to do so it’s all go I’m going to be
working very late tonight but for now let’s go home
alrighty I am home opening the blind I’ve just been filming another video
hence the t-shirt change but as you can see my hair is still freshly done and I
thought I’d show you this commission my desk is such a mess I have made progress
with this commission I think I showed you a little sneak peek of it whilst I
was in the hairdresser but here it is so this is what I sent to the client so the
client is actually the sister of this girl here she’s called Alice great
name and she asked for their guinea pigs to be involved in the photo which I’ve
never done before but I actually really liked how they turned out I didn’t want
to just do all four facing forwards also have never drawn a guinea pig in my life
so yeah I think it worked out good the feedback I got was that she would like
the boy to have a beard on because he’s growing a beard and their house color
scheme is blue and gray so I’m gonna kind of change I think I’m gonna change
the house to blue and then the banner to gray maybe the other way around we will
see but overall she said that the hair was a good colour and everything else
and oh she also asked for an engagement ring because they’re recently engaged
so cute I actually love this I am gonna quickly make those changes now and
get it back to her so she can see and hopefully that means this commission is
done tonight commission is done I have just sent it
to the client and I’ve just got an order from Belgium Belgium I think this is my
second international order I had on from the United States when I very very
first launched but I’ve not had one for Belgium that is insane so I’m gonna ship
that now it’s a stationary bundle so I need to build a box because I got
through that initial stack of boxes and which means I have to build one every
time which I’m fine with it saves a lot of space Belgium all right so as you have just seen I
have been a sat working on that logo and if you watched a studio vlog a couple of
weeks ago you’ll have seen that I designed that logo before and I got some
feedback from the client and it turns out she wanted to go in a different
direction so we’ve changed things up a bit and hopefully that is kind of the
vision she had that’s the job of a graphic designer to kind of interpret
what the client wants because a lot of the time a client hires you because
you’re creative and they aren’t well maybe you’re creative in different ways but yeah I
am I’m really happy with how that turned out but yeah that’s it for today it is
very late is like 8 p.m. and I am very much ready for some R&R
I’m very tired but I’ve got another busy day coming up tomorrow so I will be
vlogging another studio vlog soon actually whilst were here let me know
what you would like to see in studio vlogs and like what’s your favorite bit
of a studio vlog is it time lapses logo design commissions talking to
you let me know I’m intrigued but yeah thanks so much for watching all the way
to the end I really really appreciate it thanks for your time don’t forget to
subscribe and I’ll see you soon for another video

Adobe Illustrator Training – Class 9- Learn Pathfinder and make Icons

Adobe Illustrator Training – Class 9- Learn Pathfinder and make Icons


[Urdu song playing in the background ] Assalam O Allaikum! Wish you happy Eid and Welcome to GFXMentor. [ GFXMentor cool intro ] I hope you all have enjoyed EID well and have collected a lot of Eidi So today is our 9th class Today we will learn path finder you already have learned shape builder. we will go forward from shape builder. we will make complex shapes in something easy way. By the help of path finder. so we will se what are the differences and what are the similarities in path finder and shape builder. right… so come…
we will start.. so…
mmm.. At first i will show you
small previous work. regarding shape builder
right.. one student asked me what i tressed
at that time i was brought a shape from outer to inner. and how i was errased
by the help of shape builder. now i will that.
then we will proceed to path finder. i hope you will understand this. now I have a shape of rectangle and…lets say Iam making something extra from pen tool And like this so this thing I am making I only want on edges so after making this complete like that and like this now i am taking it outside Right so basically I have made an extra shape Which is outside the rectangle This strange Thing that you are seeing inside I want this to be inside the rectangle so I will select these both Path finder sorry i will take shape builder tool As you can see by default there is a plus sign I will simply press Alt key As you can see now there is a minus sign on shape builder I have selected both But I will click only on outside one by while pressing Alt key This whole part(which was outside) will be deleted These two are not combined. Both are seperate We fill it with some color like orange And on the outside there is also orange In both I am removing stroke Now I am darkening the outside one Like this I am darkening this more so you can see the difference more clearly For this purpose shape builder is very helpful So this was shape builder. I have told you another thing in shape builder that is you can merge shapes by it For example these are two circles. If I take shape builder And drag over them Then they will be merged Like that if I have to minus so I will press Alt key and click It will be removed If you want to drag It will be removed in this way also so what is path finder First I will tell you where it will come from In the windows menu down below There is path finder There is shortcut also Shift+Ctrl+F9 This (on the screen) is path finder You people have seen shape builder’s functions Same you will find here So for example I have these two circles I have selected these both And in path finder I united them. This button (I have pressed )is for unite Unite means same as in shape builder to merge same like that In it you do not have to drag anything It does not matter how many shapes you take For example I will make more copies I have undo it Oh My keyboard indicator is off I will go turn it on Now my keyboard indicator is on So I hope it will be helpful Now it is coming down So I have taken four circles here I have selected these four. And now I will click unite These four will be converted into one shape ok As you can see there is only one outline for all four Now at its side you have Subtract or minus front Now what is its purpose If I have made these two things and the top one is this so it will minus this one from this one means it will minus the front one from the back one So if will click here As you can see the top has been subtracted From this you can also make moon So I have selected these both and did minus front Here you go your moon Which is a crescent is created Now the third option in it which is intersect So I select these both The common area between these both will remain And the remaining one will be deleted after intersecting So it is like that if you have studied in school’s math book A chapter sets So there was union, intersection and subtraction this is the same thing That is why I have taken circles may be you remember that But at that time we have not studied on the basis of illustrator We have studied it in a very strange way But it is the same thing The first one is unite It joins multiple shapes together The second one is minus front It subtracts the front object from back object The third one is intersect now I will take these three I have to explain you something in these three The first one is very simple you can make a lot shapes and make them one object So For example I am making some circles Like this. I am trying to make a cloud like shape These are a lot of circles. If I unite them As you can see. An interesting cloud shape is formed I know it is very bad But it was just to give you an idea how to use unite Minus front I will give you an very interesting example for minus front I have this circle and Lets say I have drawn an oval I will place this oval at this place At its center. If you want you can align And I will rotate and make its copies at its center Like this And its center I am making a circle with shift and Alt key Why Shift and alt I am using alt because it will keep the circle at the center Alright what will be made Select these all Come in path finder and do minus front See this. this is the icon which is made on settings in phone I have made these a little big You can make these small so lets try it. I will make a little smaller I will do the same thing again I have selected it I will take rotate tool And rotate it with Alt and Shift And copied I will not spend a lot of time at it You have learned the rotate class very well Right this and this It is very bad. This is not in center Select these two Click this again and make it at center This is done and minus front That’s it Now it is much better Right Usually you have seen a lot of icons which are in your self phone or websites At many places you have seen simple flat icons And The special thing about flat icons is that they should be one colored We will see all those things today It is possible that this class will be long Trust me it is very important. Do not miss it So this was simple It was very easy In three you can note another thing So when cross my mouse over from any tool Oh I will tell you this last tool also. It is exclude It is the opposite of intersect. so for example I have these two shapes And I have selected these both and excluded I have done exclude overlapping area or exclude Now it will remove the overlapping area As you can see this part has become hollow or has become empty so In these four shape modes There is also another thing. if I mouse over it is saying unite and the Alt click to create compound shapes and add to shape area now what is this Alt click See it is very useful So for example I have these two shapes And when unite them Without pressing Alt They will become one shape If I click with Alt. It will still be united I will restore the default colors These are two separate objects If unite them you can see single outline And it is a single path If I click with alt on it Even in this way You can see single outline But If you select you can see It’s path is still there It means that with direct selection If you want to move an object You can do it outline will remain same It means the stroke you are seeing will remain same It will act like that it is a single object But it has been joined So if I move it completely inside. It will vanish If you put it out it is like that You can do a lot of interesting things with it. At times it happens that when we are placing an object, but we are not sure whether it is the right place or not. And later on we can expand it to confirm that, yes, it is absolutely correct now. So, if you are on testing purpose…so then whatever you are doing in the starting. you are not sure what you are making will turn out to be accurate… then, friend, I would suggest, click Alt So that the object is visible. And if you need to move something a little backward or forward Then move it using Direct Selection. And then, when you feel it is fine now. After that go Expand it from here. Now, what does Expand do? Expand breaks it. Which means it is no more editable now. Now you can not use Direct Selection to move it inside or outside. O.K? Likewise, in Minus Front you have got the same option. If you make an object Look, I am clicking Minus Front along with Alt. The moment I did it, it cut this. But if you look closely, you can still see this path. If you select the whole thing. Look, this path is also visible. So, if you want you can move it further inside. Or even you can…selection tool… Look, what I have done is that, I selected it using Direct Selection. And then I made it bigger using Selection Tool. So you can do it this too. Simple! Right? And when you feel it is finalized now, then go and Expand it. That’s it! It’s very easy. Very interesting and complex shapes can be made very easily. O.K. Now… After Minus Front comes Intersection. Which has got the similar method. I am not repeating these two. You already know if we click it along with Alt then what will happen. O.K? I believe you all understood so far. Right So, what do we have next? Down there we have Pathfinders Well, this whole panel is called Pathfinder. The ones above are Shape Modes. These are the Pathfinders. And among them only 2 or 3 will be used more frequently. So, the first one is Divide. O.K then… So, what does Divide do? it divides any overlapping paths of an object. So, For example, Here have made 2 circles. I selected both. And then divided. O.K Now after dividing you can see this path inside it. what has happened is that they are now 1..2..3.. separate pieces. Right! So, if I need to separate them then it needs to be ungrouped first. Right click and Ungroup. Or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+G while it is selected. And just when you press Ctrl+Shift+G, your object will be ungrouped. Right! So you now have 3 separate objects. Now you can also do it another way, just Divide an object using just a simple line. So, take the Line Tool from here and place it like this. Right! and select both and Divide. So this path will disappear. You don’t need it now. It has cut it into 2 pieces. So now if you want to cut any kind of complex shape make it using Pen Tool. So for example, like this. Right O.K, but make sure your path has no Fill. O.K In case if Fill is there, then…look closely, white Fill is here. If you want, use any colour as to make Fill visible. Select it. Now, it has got colour. Right. You are not going to make such a path that has got fill in it. Because if you are going to divide it with this then that division will come out really bad. Because it will first close the shape and then divide it. So see this.. this one is separate…this one is separate. So many tit bits. So, instead what we had to do? We had to cut it this way, but only along the line (without Fill). Right So now I will turn off the fill. Right Divide it and then Ungroup it. So now you will just get two pieces. That’s it! Quite Simple! Right? O.K After Divide you are going to have Trim. If we have many different coloured objects O.K And…sorry…Let me just allow colour. Right 1,2,3,4,5,6 And… I am giving them different colours. O.K. Fine. And I am also removing their Stroke. Right! Now if you see all these colours. They are all in separate circles. O.K… This thing I am about to tell you now is very useful if you are about to get screen prinitng done for you. So…Usually, in screen printing… If there is anyone among you who knows it… it so happens that… suppose if I want to get this single object screen printed on my T-Shirt… ah…this is weird! But suppose it just for a while that we want this done. So to make them we will… remember that for screen printing usually on T-Shirts it happens that a separate screen is prepared for each colour. And for the screen, it is mandatory for it (each colour) to have a particular shape. So, if you look closely at this shape… For example, if we just talk about this blue one. It is only visible to us this much. Right? But in reality how big is it? The whole thing is this much bigger So, for example if I wanted to get a screen prepared only for this one… O.K. after deselecting this one I am deleting the rest. So when we would need a screen prepared only for this one then there would be a whole circle on the screen. But we don’t need the whole circle (on the screen). We only need the part which is visible. So we need to remove the path hidden behind.Trim will do the same for you. Look, whichever overlapping paths are there, Trim will remove them all. O.K? So, now if you Ungroup, you will find what has happened. How much each thing is visible here, it is really that much only. No extra data or path exists now. And this thing is very important that if you want to get any screen printing or something similar. Besides this we will do a few more thing with it. InshaAllah (if Allah wills) if today we find time then definitely we will do it today. Otherwise in the next class. This is somewhat important. I would want to explain you in great detail. O.K? Alright…So you all have also understood Trim. And lastly, you have got here.. Merge . Now, I don’t use Merge that much. aah… Reason because… Look, if I have placed these two circles and when I Merge them Then it will exactly do what my Unite does. So, friend, if you use this or use that…both are same. Only on the condition that both objects got the same colour. Just like, for example, you can see both are of same colour. That’s why it is merging. But if the colour of one object is different, then what will happen? And when I select them and then click on Merge Then it will exactly work the same as our Trim was doing. Which means if we Merge… So look, these are separate colours And if I Ungroup to show you… So it has done the same which my Trim had been doing. O..K So…I believe now you can make the decision yourself, when to use which option. Friend, I would suggest this is quite useless. Because if I would want to trim then I would use this. If I want to merge them then I will use Unite. Right Alright Next, you have go Crop, Outline and Minus Back. Again, I would say these are not required that much. But, anyways I will tell you how they work. aah… Crop is a little bit strange. I mean…look what is happening. The moment I click Crop… just like Intersect, the result will be somewhat similar But it also gives an extra path. Why it does so, I haven’t understood even after so many years. Alright Mostly, if I want this result then I use Intersect. Right Then you have… May be it does something else. I swear to God that I have no idea about it. aah… If anytime in the future I come to know why it is given as a separate option, then I will definitely tell all of you. Then you have got Outline here. It makes for you very thin outline. Which again I don’t find any particular use. And lastly, Minus Back. aah… This is the opposite of Minus Front. If you ever want to delete back object from the front then… Like… Yes, the back object from the front one. Then you can use Minus Back. Now… So, these were the options. These were the options, which we use to chop out the objects. So just as I told you before that we can make icons. With the help of all these. But before that I want to teach you something else. Right One thing I told you in the class regarding Strokes All about strokes. In which I told you many things about Strokes. Today, I will take Strokes one more step ahead. aaah… I have got a little problem with Strokes. And in fact, not just me but everybody else has it too. For example, assume just for a while that we have got a logo Right And that logo is this one. Right And it has got wide stroke. And let’s say these are rounded corners. Right And with it I am placing a small star. Right And one here. And… I am bringing this to the front. Right. So… placing it this way…and placing it this way. O.K. Alright. I am aligning both. Alright. So, assume for a while that this is a logo. Done…Right I am removing it as we don’t need i Only focus on this one. Right This is our logo. Now, logo is something which is…. I am not telling about logo design. Please don’t ask me now. I am absolutely not discussing logo design. I am just giving an example. Right. So, assume that this is our logo. And it is with strokes. Right Logo is something, to which we can give whichever size we want. Very easily. Many a times it happens that we need a small one for a business card. But if we need it on a large billboard, then may be 10 to 12 feet… Sorry…Like… If 90 feet wide then we would need a huge… May be we would need almost 10 feet long logo. But the problem is whether we will be able to resize it. Right Since it is vector so it can be resized. But there is a small problem. So, if I turn it bigger. So, did you feel any difference. Here our stroke is appearing thinner right now. Right.I am pressing Undo. Rather, let’s take a copy. So that you can easily compare. Here I have turned it bigger. Now compare the two From no where it appears to be this same logo. Right O.K now let’s assume for a while, that we are not going to turn it bigger but smaller So let’s say, I am turning it smaller. Now look. So what the problem is the moment we turn any object having stroke, smaller or bigger. So the stroke does not scale up or scale down. Cant be turned bigger or smaller. But yes, there are settings available with which we can do it And which is that we can go change the preferences a little. Go to Edit From here go to Preferences. And now go to General. Right. And here, see that you have got an option: Scale Strokes and Effects. And if I check it and then click OK So yes, now my stroke can be turned bigger or smaller. And my design will stay absolutely balanced. The proportion, that my design has with its stroke, that will automatically be maintained. So yes, this is a solution But remember this solution is for my computer only. So if I send the same file to some other computer, and these settings (Preferences) are different there means if they have not placed a check on Scale Strokes and Effects, and then resized…..then destruction! Right So, I would recommend that whenever you give your completed work to your client. So give that thing which is easy to use. Look, the one who is hiring you to make it, is not that technical. If he was technical then he would have made it himself. Right. So, it is your duty that you give him your work so perfect, that he does not face much problem. Right So…aaa…What is the solution? Solution is, we will not keep Strokes at all! We will not keep Strokes in our design. yes, we will definitely make Strokes but will convert them into Fills. So how do we convert it into Fills. Look, just a while ago I showed you here, Expand in Pathfinder. Right Well, right now it is inactive. You can find Expand from here. Go to Object menu And here is Expand. OK as you Expand, it will ask you: what do you want to Expand? I don’t want this for Fill. I want to Expand Strokes. Right. Keep the check mark on the Strokes and click OK. This is Expand now. Right. O.K now that it has expanded, so what is its benefit? aaa… Its benefit is that this has converted into Fill. And look here…your Strokes are absolutely None. And a Question Mark is here. Of course here two colours have been selected. so that is why you can definitely see a Question Mark here. But interestingly… you make it smaller… or make it bigger… there will be no problem. O.K yes… here from Preferences go to General and remove this check. And please keep it removed, so that you don’t make any mistakes. By default this is off in Illustrator. Right. I would recommend that keep it off. Right. Well, the same thing can be turned on from here. Which we had done using Scale tool. Remember? Double click here. And here you have got the option: Scale Strokes and Effects. You can turn it on from here as well. But, don’t do this. You don’t do this. Right. Yes, instead what you are going to do is, that you will Expand it. Because of expanding your Stroke is now converted into Fill. And very easily your things can be adjusted. Yes now one thing… You must be wondering, why from Pathfinders, have I immediately jumped over to Strokes. It is because here I have to tell you something related to this. Look a while ago we talked about Trim. And if you look closely you can see so many paths. Right I tell you all one more thing… If you go to View You have got an option here: Outline view Ctrl+Y is the short cut. We can usually check our artwork with Ctrl+Y As we can only see the paths. Now look, how complex the paths are appearing. The path is appearing way more complicated then the design itself. Right. Design is quite simple. O.K And so if you want select this too and Trim. That’s it. Now the unnecessary things are gone You can also do this… Yes! At this point I find Merge a bit useful. Look if I Trim, this path here seems to be separated… I mean although these two are black,they could have become one shape. In such case this Merge will be useful. Not Unite. Because it you Unite everything will get the same colour. Don’t do that. Merge it. So the same colours will Merge. And different colours will separately trim. Right. O yes definitely Merge is useful in such cases. Right So…Yup… This has now become that single object, which has got no extra path. And now look if I show you by clicking Ctrl+Y… How clean and clear outline you have here! Right. So…Yes, it is very useful. Ctrl+Y…remember is your short cut, aaa… to comeback from outline to preview mode. Right. Here We are back now. So I believe you have understood so far. Right? Now, keep it aside. And I am bringing this here again. Now for example this was not your design. You had a different design. I am just doing one thing. I am changing stroke colour to white. Suppose your design is something, which has got these yellow objects and nothing else. I mean this white which you can see appearing in between, for example it were transparent. But well this is not transparent at this moment. If I pick it and place it in this gray area, then it appears white to you. Now if I give it the same(background) colour, then you will see this. The problem is…now if I place it here, then gray stroke is visible. But the problem I have is, that I need as much gap in between them as actually the stroke size. Are you getting it? So, we can do one more thing. We are going again… and expanding… Remember this is the same stroke design…I have brought a copy. aaa… Not the Fill, but I need to Expand the Stroke. I have expanded. And then go Trim it. O.K but be mindful of one thing, while doing it you should pick such a colour for your stroke, which is no where else in your entire artwork. Right That is why I picked gray because right now I don’t have any gray objects here. Why? You will understand shortly. Let me Trim first. After trimming do one thing, take Magic Wand… What does Magic Wand do? It selects your same colours, whichever they are…all at once. So Simply if I click once on this gray, all the gray colour is selected. And press Delete from your keyboard. Now what it has done is… It has turned our star(stroke) transparent. All the remaining area is gap. Did you understand this? I hope you have understood. I will tell you a few more examples of the same, as to where we can use it. So for example we have got a circle. Right. And… let’s say it has got some copies. Right. And I need gaps in between them. Right. Just like this. I am simply keeping white stroke. And increasing stroke size. So that you can understand what I am trying to tell. I am trying to make a design something like this. Right. And which I mean don’t have circles, but gaps It should be having these…these…crescent type shapes and having a circle here. Right. But still we have the white stroke here. Right. I want gaps here. Right. Do this…change your stroke colour to any colour. That colour which is not in your artwork. And then after selecting your artwork, go and Expand. Right. And after trimming…will take Magic Wand, Will select blue… and…Delete.Right. Right. So you now have another object which has only got gaps. Right. Usually this trick, we use often, in so many icons and illustrations. So I am making one more icon. A simple notebook icon. O.K right now I am not talking about icon sizes. We would talk about it in great detail some other time inshaAllah (If Allah wills). inshaAllah (If Allah wills). If you have any confusions… Rather let us dedicate a whole class for icons. Right. Right now I am making a few things just to explain you Pathfinders. Right. So, first of all I am making a rectangle. And no problem, make it any colour you want. Here I am clicking Show Options. And… let’s say…ah…I am making gray colour object. Right. Now in here I am making some more rounded rectangles on it. Like this. And of course set some stroke size for it. Here I have set the stroke. And I have taken some copies of this. Like this. All 4 of these…I mean all 5 of these, I selected and then grouped. And now these two… Look this is now one object and this is working as another object. I have grouped it so that I can select both and Align. O.K right. Next thing… I need, some more, lines between it. Right. Now what you can see here, with white strokes is looking fine for now. Right. But if I place it here, it looks really bad. Right. Again, I have to make it such an icon which has got these white areas as gaps. So what you can do is select these…and all these. Apply some other colour, for example… Just keep in mind that pick a colour which is not in our artwork. Why? Because when you select with Magic Wand and then delete, then all the same colour objects will be deleted. So, I would not want any of your other artwork to be deleted. Right. So I have selected these two. I moved to Object and expanded. And… Simply moved to Pathfinder and trimmed it. Right. After trimming, we will take Magic Wand. Selected this blue colour. And delete. That’s it. I believe… so far these were very simple, simple objects. But are extremely useful. Right. These are used many a times. Many a times we use it to cut objects in different ways. O.K right. Let’s make one more… a small thing… I will make another item. One icon you all must have seen very often, Home icon. And…Well, it requires not that much of hard work. Simply I am making something using rounded rectangles. aaa… I have made a rounded square. I have placed this thing here. It is also rounded rectangle. I have rotated the both, like this. And… simultaneously these… Look right now I have kept my focus on this, the upper part. And I selected both and then Grouped. And along with this, I aligned them. Right. Of course this will go up a bit. Right. Now..aaa… Let’s say if I select them all and Unite here, Now this triangle…I don’t need it. Two methods are there. Either you delete this triangle. But how? Through Direct Selection, only this path, select and press Delete twice. Now, Why we have to delete twice? Because usually when you select an anchor point and delete it, then half or some path is still remaining there. We need to delete that too. Right. Another method is that you place any same colour object on it. And select them all and Merge. It will disappear this way. Right. Now I have to make an open door here. I have made one more rounded rectangle. And aligned them all. And now if you want, you can also do this with it. Right. Or if you want you can Minus Front. That’s it. So look, I am telling you about little things. These are not big things. These are those little things which if you keep on making, will lead you to bigger things. aaah… One more last icon, I would definitely like to make for you. Which is a chat icon. So I simply made an oval. And with the Pen tool, I have made this call out shape. Right. And… making it a little bigger, rather a little wider. Enough, it is O.K now. Right. So I selected this, and Unite. Right. I took a copy of the same. And… I Reflected this one. And I made it a little smaller. Right. Now placing this here, I am applying a stroke. And…Well choose any stroke colour. But please! as I told you before, pick any other colour which is not in your artwork. Right. Now here is a small problem. Look…suppose I have taken white stroke…for a while. Look what has happend is… the moment I applied stroke, this part here…which was a little pointed. This has become a bit smaller. Why did this happen? Because look our stroke is Center Aligned… I should take a bit darker colour. Should take red colour as to show you. Look our stroke is Center Aligned. And since now I have widened the stroke, it did not only extended outside but also inside. I have already taught you Stroke Alignments. So if I keep this stroke alignment to the center, then look this gray area has lessened. Right. Suppose if I remove the stroke, then look… it is till here. And if I keep the stroke, then instead of that point it has come to this point. Right. Solution? I am aligning the stroke towards Outside. Like this. But now there is a small problem. That I will tell you shortly. Look When I go select it and try to Expand it, then Expand is disabled. Expand Appearance is shown. Don’t worry click Expand Appearance. This is the same thing. This usually happens when you apply stroke other then normal stroke (center aligned stroke). Usually you get Expand Appearance. So do it. It will exactly work the same way. Click Expand Appearance. Look your stroke is expanded now. Here the colour has been removed from the stroke. That means now it is here. And this is Fill now. Right. I have selected both. Buddy, I am making it a bit smaller. O.K right. And placing it here. Well, it is O.K this way. Right. And selecting these two, now I am trimming. And simply using Magic Wand, I am selecting this red colour… And delete it. There you go! Your another simple, one colour icon! Look all these are one colour icon. Its benefit is, later on if you want to apply gradients, or any other thing. You can very easily… and since it is one colour so you can adopt any colour. Right. So let’s say, I place some colour on it, through swatches. aaa… Let’s take purple. Right. Took a copy of the same… made this a little darker. And here I have turned it a little lighter. Right. And now I am changing it from top. If you want change the colour of this one. I am placing green in it. Enough. O.K right. So I believe you all have learnt many things. Right? Let me pick the same colour for this. Because we all already know about gradients and everything. Right. If you want, you can place it alongside with this. Remember that especially when you are making icons etc, then try making them look like one family. Right. It should not happen that they all appear separate. O.K I am doing one more thing, which is… Buddy, I am selecting them all with direct selection, and deleting them. Why? Because the simpler it is, the more clearly it will be visible. Right If our icon was not this simple then it would not be visible.Right. Right. And also I am removing this light colour from the gradient. Right. So I hope that… aaa… So far these were little things. And…This is just a beginning. We have just started. And I will start teaching you very interesting things in great detail. And now gradually I am teaching you those things, which will be useful for you professionally. I…aaa…. Please don’t ask me to teach you face illustration or tell me this. I… will try to cover things for you as much as possible. And my main focus is, to teach you those things, which you need now. With which you can earn money online. Right? So… I… Buddy, asking to teach you to make a car… or teach you to make that. No one will give you such a project, like making a car for you. Right. So, please, please, please Stay focused on those things which I am teaching you. And trust me I am teaching you those things, which are actually being used in the market. And you will be needing them. Usually these icons etc are much needed in web designs or many mobile apps designs. Yes, I do know that you can download them for use. But come on yaar (buddy). When will you make it yourself? The ones you are downloading have been made by someone, buddy. So why can’t you make it yourself, brother. Definitely you can make it. And trust me you all will make it. And, I am keeping today’s class till here. And I hope that you will show me many icons. And that will be very soon. I hope you liked this class. If so, then please Like it. And if you haven’t subscribed till now then please subscribe. And keep watching and waiting, In the next class I will bring for you something really good. Right. Thank you.