Illustrator CC 2019 One-on-One Advances, Too

Not to be left behind by its Photoshop cousin, Deke’s course Illustrator CC 2019 One-on-One: Advanced has now been updated over at LinkedIn Learning.

The real jewel of this update to both Illustrator itself and Deke’s course, is the Freeform Gradient option.  Deke celebrates this feature by creating the dekeMoji you see above. Here he is with all his freeform gradient points in place:

Deke's memoji with points deliniating the freeform gradient that colors his face

We unlocked this movie to show you how Illustrator’s new ability to set gradient points in a freeform manner in order to add volume and contour to things like EmojiDeke’s face.

Working with freeform gradients from Illustrator CC 2019 One-on-One: Advanced by Deke McClelland

(Note, to see a different application of the Freeform Gradient feature, check out Deke’s Techniques Episode 776, in which he applies it to a background for showing off vegetables.)

New/Updated Movies in Illustrator One-on-One: Advanced

Here are the other updated bits of the Illustrator Advanced course with links to get you straight to the new stuff if that’s all you need over at LinkedIn Learning:

Chapter 17 Pathfinder Operations

17.10 Repeating the last Pathfinder operation

Chapter 18 Layers and Stacking Order

18.05 Adjusting the stacking order

Chapter 20 Scaling and Rotating

20.04 Making Global Edits

Chapter 21 Align and Distribute

21.02 Snapping and smart guides
21.03 Aligning a group to the artboard

Chapter 22 Gradients and the Gradient Tool

22.02 Assigning and modifying a gradient
22.03 Lifting a color from a pixel-based image
22.04 Designing and saving linear gradients
22.05 Using the Gradient tool and annotator
22.06 Working with radial gradients
22.07 Offsetting the center of a radial gradient
22.08 Combining gradients with clipping masks
22.09 Adjusting the opacity of gradients
22.10 Working with freeform gradients
22.11 Painting lines of freeform gradients
22.12 Painting gradient hair
22.13 Assigning a gradient to an entire layer
22.14 Assigning gradient strokes
22.15 Combining multiple gradient fills

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  • Your Dekemoji looks dope. Gonna learn more in your course. Cheers!
  • Hey, It looks like a very working and quality option. Thanks.

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