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Test driving & Review: Abode illustrator 2023 release by Brian Wood: 0 Lesson - A Quick Tour Of Adobe Illustrator (2023 release)

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Abode Illustrator 2023 release by Brian Wood

I got this book out and yes, I know 2024 is out but I thought this was good enough. My main goal is to make my new book cover using illustration. There are 16 lessons and one introductory one which I call lesson 0.

A Quick Tour Of Adobe Illustrator (2023 release) 

The introductory lesson is suppose to be a quick tour around the software with an image at the end. This is mine below.
Crafty supplies lesson 0

It was supposed to take only 30 minutes but took me longer, over three days but I didn't time it. Above is the result and a lot of things I had do to over and over again before it sunk it. 

However you can register the copy and get a digital version with the lesson files. I didn't because I need to run through it. I could have done this with social media - youtube and other platforms with tuturials but I find it difficult to watch and do at the same time. I'd rather work from a book and make notes in the margin.

I have photoshop experience but I've found Illustrator a bit hit and miss so I've decided to do it this way to see if I can get the results I want. Normally, I like working from tutorials but I am trying the classroom book this time. 

So far so good but too early to make any comments on how good it it. There are some annoying bits where I've had to google the answer because the instructions were unclear. Like the gradient section, I think the instructions were muddled up and also my brushes don't have labels but I don't know. 

Then again, I learn the proper terms and some things were explained in a simple way eg stroke, fill, gradients eg. People tend to over complicate these terms.

So far it seems okay. 16 more lessons to go.

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