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1 . Each day you'll receive a challenge.
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Watch the daily live show to get started and ask questions.

3 . Watch the daily live show to get started and ask questions.
Finally, share your work to get feedback from mentors and other participants!

4 . Finally, share your work to get feedback from mentors and other participants!

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  • February 6, 2024
    Shapes unleashed : Vector Art Foundation
    Shapes unleashed : Vector Art Foundation
    In this week's graphic design challenge, we're going back to the basics with Stormy! No matter your skill level it's always good to strengthen your foundational knowledge! In this episode, you will delve into the essential artistry of vector creation with a focus on foundational shape techniques. You'll will gain a comprehensive understanding of shaping elements, from basic forms. We're going to use this knowledge to being a character portrait!
  • February 13, 2024
    A splash of colour : Colour tool basics
    A splash of colour : Colour tool basics
    In this week's graphic design challenge, we're going back to the basics with Stormy! No matter your skill level it's always good to strengthen your foundational knowledge! In this episode, You'll be using the character we created last time to create a poster. We will learn proficiency in choosing and applying colours effectively, including exploring colour palettes and the recolour function.
  • February 20, 2024
    Text Magic : Text manipulation and sticker creation
    Text Magic : Text manipulation and sticker creation
    In this week's graphic design challenge, we're going back to the basics with Stormy! No matter your skill level it's always good to strengthen your foundational knowledge! In this episode, you will learn how to add format and manipulate text elements to create a unique sticker design.
  • February 27, 2024
    There's a pattern! : pattern tool basics
    There's a pattern! : pattern tool basics
    In this week's graphic design challenge, we're going back to the basics with Stormy! No matter your skill level it's always good to strengthen your foundational knowledge! In this episode, you will you will delve into the basics of creating versatile patterns, using your previously crafted designs. From characters and stickers, learn how to seamlessly weave your unique creations into captivating patterns that can elevate your brand or product line!
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Explore Past Challenges

  • Brand Discovery
    Brand Discovery
    Create a brand statement, and develop a moodboard, colors, and fonts based on your statement. Explore color palettes using blends and recolor art.
  • Logo Ideation, Sketching to Final
    Logo Ideation, Sketching to Final
    Use shapes and guides to plan your logo composition, and create variations using shapes to “fit” your logotype or logo mark into the space.
  • Building a Logo Family
    Building a Logo Family
    Design a consistent set of logos for a brand identity including different type lock-ups, a submark, 1-color, full-color, light, dark, and mid-tone variations.
  • Product Concept Mock-ups
    Product Concept Mock-ups
    Use your own photos or Adobe Stock with the mock-up tool in Illustrator to apply your logo to products or packaging concepts that align with your brand’s services.
  • Text To Vector
    Text To Vector
    Use Text To Vector and style matching to create a moodboard and sketch for a marketing campaign.
  • Appearance Panel 101
    Appearance Panel 101
    Learn how to use the appearance panel to apply effects without destroying your anchor points and type!
  • Holiday Illustrations
    Holiday Illustrations
    Use warps and effects to create unique, stylized holiday illustrations to use as stickers on social media.
  • Community Recap
    Community Recap
    Join Andrew Hochradel as he recaps the challenges of the week, reviews your work, and gives you feedback on how you can improve your skills.
  • Exploded Layered Type Effects
    Exploded Layered Type Effects
    Create a unique letter that's layered with Effects. Then, use 3D tools and perspectives to create an exploded diagram of all the design elements.
  • 80s Inspired Type Lockup
    80s Inspired Type Lockup
    Leopard print and neon zebra stripes are IN! Layer shapes, colors, and complex clipping masks to create a totally rad design.
  • Animating Illustrations
    Animating Illustrations
    Use Adobe Stock to customize vector illustrations. Then, import your .ai files directly into Adobe Express to add subtle animation.
  • Create A Coloring Page
    Create A Coloring Page
    Learn how to use the Live Paint and swatches features to create the perfect color schemes for your illustrations.
  • Connect the Dots Illustration
    Connect the Dots Illustration
    Create a unique activity by using the pen tool to map our the key points of your illustration. Then, connect them using the line tool.
  • Animating an Activity Sheet
    Animating an Activity Sheet
    Take your Illustrator file directly into Adobe Express and add animation to bring your design to life.
  • Coloring Your Illustrations
    Coloring Your Illustrations
    Find the difference between two illustrations and create a side-by-side comparrison using generative recolor.
  • Substance Materials & 3D
    Substance Materials & 3D
    Pick your flavors and make your own ice cream in Illustrator! Use shapes, the 3D panel and Substance Materials to create realistic illustrations in a few easy steps!
  • Mockups Made Easy
    Mockups Made Easy
    Create realistic mockups without leaving Illustrator, stay focused on your work and try your logo and vector art on any object as you go!
  • Animate Illustrator files in Adobe Express
    Animate Illustrator files in Adobe Express
    Create engaging content using the new animation features in Adobe Express to animate Illustrator layered files. Making your vectors move has never been so easy!
  • Advertising Campaign in Adobe Express
    Advertising Campaign in Adobe Express
    Transform a single Illustrator vector file into a full campaign ready to be shared with the world thanks to Adobe Express!
  • Infographics Made Easy
    Infographics Made Easy
    Learn the basics of information design by using graph tools, 3D effects, and typography.
  • Creating Logo Variations
    Creating Logo Variations
    Pair your logo with typography and learn how to balance logo variations with propper spacing and hierarchy.
  • How to Use Artboards
    How to Use Artboards
    Set you and your clients up for success by learning how to use artboards to your advantage. Export multiple files and multiple formats to deliver everything your client needs.
  • Texture & Effects
    Texture & Effects
    Transform your type with custom textures and effects to make sure your letters POP!
  • Retro Poster Design
    Retro Poster Design
    Create your own retro poster design using color, typography, and warp effects.
  • Substance Materials & 3D
    Substance Materials & 3D
    Take your creations to a new dimension by adding materials and dimension with the 3D tools in Illustrator.
  • Linked Objects
    Linked Objects
    Use Creative Cloud Libraries to create a design that is easy to change accross files with Linked Objects.
  • Level Up Your Skills
    Level Up Your Skills
    Grow your creative skills with this creative challenge!
  • Illustrating Flat Icons
    Illustrating Flat Icons
    Create icons using basic shapes and effects! Learn to use the power of the shape builder tool to turn simple shapes into stunning icons.
  • Creating Custom Badges
    Creating Custom Badges
    Create a unique sticker badge by using type on a path and clipping masks. Then, add some unique gradients for a pop of color!
  • Illustrating Fruit Characters
    Illustrating Fruit Characters
    Learn how to bring your characters to life with the pen tool, shape builder tool, and basic illustration techniques.
  • Illustrating with 3D Effects
    Illustrating with 3D Effects
    Learn how to turn your flat illustrations into 3D works of art, complete with lighting effects and high quality renders.
  • Making Colors POP!
    Making Colors POP!
    Find the perfect color combinations by using the swatches panel, color picker, and gradient tools.
  • 3D Type
    3D Type
    Take your typography to another dimension by using 3D effects such as inflate and extrude.
  • Create A Custom Poster
    Create A Custom Poster
    Learn how to create a poster and get the file ready for print by using bleeds and custom save settings.
  • Designing Custom Packaging
    Designing Custom Packaging
    Use grids and guides to create a four-sided package that you could print and assemble at home!
  • Creating A Blueprint
    Creating A Blueprint
    Use the grid repeat to create a layout for a vegetable garden, mix radial repeats to create plants, and grid repeats to lay them out.
  • Patterns for Surface Design
    Patterns for Surface Design
    Create custom pattern swatches that can be applied to a variety of products, and explore pattern options and editing mode to adjust the layout.
  • Simplified Illustration
    Simplified Illustration
    Create an endangered species stamp by using a photo reference and illustrating with simple shapes.
  • Line Art and Flat Color
    Line Art and Flat Color
    Create a flat style illustration starting with line art using the pen tool, and then use live paint to add color. Bring your work into Photoshop to add a filled corner style to the lines.
  • Kinetic Type Animations
    Kinetic Type Animations
    Combine Illustrator with After Effects to add motion to your type using paths created in illustrator for the start and end points of your animation.
  • Abstract 3D Illustrations
    Abstract 3D Illustrations
    Layout a grid with 2D shapes and then apply 3D effects with multiple lights to the mix to add depth and emphasis.
  • Interwoven Line Logo
    Interwoven Line Logo
    Create a simple line art logo and then use offset path and blends to add multiple lines, use different line weights, and use intertwine to add depth to the logo.
  • Accessible Design Basics
    Accessible Design Basics
    Put together a style guide that can be used for graphic design, branding, illustration projects and more, using accessibility tools to ensure your project is legible to a wide audience.
  • Create a Portal
    Create a Portal
    Use lines and shapes along the rotate tool to create a portal in Adobe Illustrator and get ready to be teleported!
  • Explore Textures
    Explore Textures
    Use the Appearance panel to explore Adobe Illustrator default textures and learn how to use images to create your own!
  • 3D and 2D Composition
    3D and 2D Composition
    Combine 3D objects with 2D drawings using shapes, the 3D panel and the pencil tool to create a unique look and elevate your style!
  • Exciting Moodboards
    Exciting Moodboards
    Use shapes, images and the Libraries panel to create excciting moodboards that will ignite your marketing strategy.
  • Enhance Your Photos
    Enhance Your Photos
    Give your photos a creative look by experimenting with Adobe Illustrator drawing tools. Explore the pencil tool, the pen tool and the swatches panel to inject creativity into your photos.
  • Logo Presentation
    Logo Presentation
    Learn how to present your logo on social media by creating an exciting carousel tha features your logo and its usage thanks to Artbords, masks and the CC Library.
  • Working with Colors
    Working with Colors
    Learn how to efficiently work with colors by discovering how to transform any image into a color palette and combining Adobe color and Libraries with Adobe illustrator.
  • Geometric Logo Design
    Geometric Logo Design
    Use shapes and secret shortcuts to create a grid that will help you to swiftly develop a geometric logo!
  • Shapes & Symbols
    Shapes & Symbols
    Using basic shapes to create icons and symbols. Then, use the shape builder, color picker, and swatches tools to make it pop!
  • Isometric Illustration
    Isometric Illustration
    Create elements for a Bento Box using an isometric illustration style.
  • Custom Candies
    Custom Candies
    Explore effects and custom strokes as you create unique candies in Illustrator.
  • Custom Character
    Custom Character
    Create a custom character by using basic shapes, color, and the pathfinder tools.
  • Retro Video Game
    Retro Video Game
    Create a mobile game concept using grids, typography, and swatches.
  • Icons in Perspective
    Icons in Perspective
    Create a 2D "blueprint" and then use extrude, revolve, and inflate to create icon designs in different perspectives. Use lighting settings to create a consistent style.
  • 3D Type and Texture Poster
    3D Type and Texture Poster
    Combine 3D typography with gradients, warp, roughen, grain, and other effects.
  • Custom Coffee Mug Mock-up
    Custom Coffee Mug Mock-up
    Create a 3D coffee mug and use the graphics panel to add a logo, fun message, art, or stickers to your mug.
  • Retro Video Game Lettering
    Retro Video Game Lettering
    Create a 16-bit inspired lettering design by using grids, lasso tools, and layers.
  • Mid-Century Modern Illustrations
    Mid-Century Modern Illustrations
    Use basic shapes and the pathfinder tools to create a Mid-Century Modern inspired design.
  • How To Use Effects
    How To Use Effects
    Discover the best effects to use in your designs and illustrations. Understand how each effect changes your design and how to combine them for maximum impact!
  • Floral Typography
    Floral Typography
    Use the intertwine tool and custom brushes to create custom typography with vines, leaves, and flowers.
  • Custom Valentine's Cards
    Custom Valentine's Cards
    Get ready to share the love by using type, color, and printing tools to create custom Valentine's Day cards.
  • Top 5 Typography Tricks
    Top 5 Typography Tricks
    From font pairings to custom glyphs, learn the best ways to take your type to the next level!
  • Top 5 Color Hacks
    Top 5 Color Hacks
    Explore how to find the perfect palette and create endless variations of your designs with these color hacks!
  • Top 5 Efficiency Hacks
    Top 5 Efficiency Hacks
    Speed up your design process to work smarter, not harder, with these efficiency hacks!
  • Design An Enamel Pin | Illustrator Logo Challenge
    Design An Enamel Pin | Illustrator Logo Challenge
    Create a simple logo and then convert it to a realistic mockup of an enamel pin.
  • Create A Monogram | Illustrator TypographyChallenge
    Create A Monogram | Illustrator TypographyChallenge
    Use embellishments, custom styles, shadows, and more to create an ornate monogram inspired by the art deco style.
  • Holiday Recipe Card | Illustrator Typography Challenge
    Holiday Recipe Card | Illustrator Typography Challenge
    Design a holiday inspired card by finding the perfect type pairings and applying a unique color scheme to your favorite recipe!
  • Making A Snowflake Ornament | Illustrator Foundations Challenge
    Making A Snowflake Ornament | Illustrator Foundations Challenge
    Use transform and repeat tools to create custom snowflake ornaments for the holiday season! Apply drop shadows, effects, and custom colors to create your own ornament.
  • DIY Gift Tags | Illustrator Marketing Challenge
    DIY Gift Tags | Illustrator Marketing Challenge
    Design labels that you can write on for your holiday gifts. Use the blend tool, pen tool, custom colors, and more to create the perfect gift tag.
  • How To Share For Review | Illustrator Foundations Challenge
    How To Share For Review | Illustrator Foundations Challenge
    Create your own labyrinth in Illustrator and then use share for review to allow others to draw their solution!
  • Create A Custom Avatar | Illustrator Illustration Challenge
    Create A Custom Avatar | Illustrator Illustration Challenge
    Use simple shapes and shading techniques to create a custom avatar for your Behance profile or other social media platforms!
  • How To Create A Style Guide | Illustrator Branding Challenge
    How To Create A Style Guide | Illustrator Branding Challenge
    Create a basic branding style guide that includes brand fonts, colors, and templates.
  • What's New In Illustrator Part 1
    What's New In Illustrator Part 1
    Learn how to use the new Intertwine tool and practice layering objects, typography, and more.
  • What's New In Illustrator Part 2
    What's New In Illustrator Part 2
    Discover the new quick actions in Illustrator and learn how to share your work with collaborators with share for review.
  • Creating Layered Typography
    Creating Layered Typography
    Use effects and layers to create custom type that jumps off the screen!
  • CC Libraries 101
    CC Libraries 101
    Create custom CC Libraries to standardize your colors, logos, design elements, character styles, and more.
  • How to Recolor Artwork
    How to Recolor Artwork
    Create color variations of your design by replacing colors, or extracting a custom color scheme from a photo reference.
  • Creating Custom Candy
    Creating Custom Candy
    Learn to use basic shapes and the pathfinder tool to create your own candy for Halloween!
  • Custom Tote Patterns
    Custom Tote Patterns
    Design a fall inspired elements and use them to create a seamless pattern to put on a custom tote bag.
  • Lighting Effects with Gradients
    Lighting Effects with Gradients
    Create shimmering glass and liquid effects using custom gradients and blending modes.
  • Top 5 Time Saving Techniques!
    Top 5 Time Saving Techniques!
    Speed up your process and work more efficiently with these 5 Adobe Illustrator tricks and techniques.
  • Creating Frames for Social Media
    Creating Frames for Social Media
    Design custom frames to overlay on your videos, posts, reels, and more!
  • How To Use Creative Cloud Libraries
    How To Use Creative Cloud Libraries
    Export assets in Illustrator and use them in other Creative Cloud programs with ease.
  • Designing Promo Flyers
    Designing Promo Flyers
    Use bullets, numbering, and type hierarchy to build a promotional flyer for your event or business.
  • Experimental Typography Poster
    Experimental Typography Poster
    Use blends, distorts, and effects to create modern experimental typography. Add color, shapes, and backgrounds to complete your poster design.
  • Hypnotic Business Cards
    Hypnotic Business Cards
    Design custom business cards with a hypnotic twist using warp tools & repeat patterns.
  • Flat vs. 3D Icons
    Flat vs. 3D Icons
    Use 3D inflate tools to take your icons from flat to fab in a few easy steps!
  • Design A Display
    Design A Display
    Learn to understand color settings, bleeds, and perspectives to design and mock up a custom product display.
  • Design A Print-Ready Menu
    Design A Print-Ready Menu
    Sharpen your print design techniques by creating a fun double-sided menu! Learn how to set a document intent to print, adding bleeds, and using shapes and Paragraph and Character panels to style the text.
  • Creating A Custom Album Cover
    Creating A Custom Album Cover
    Design an exciting album cover using images, textures and blend modes then add the final touch thanks to Adobe Font!
  • Draw Using Shapes and 3D
    Draw Using Shapes and 3D
    If you think you don’t know how to draw, think again! Learn how to use shapes to create anything you want thanks to the magic shape builder tool and then push the third dimension boundaries using the magic 3D features in Illustrator!
  • DIY Social Media Templates
    DIY Social Media Templates
    Use artboards and layers to create a document with the latest social media sizes. Work smarter by saving your file as a template to keep at your fingertips!
  • How To Create Your Own Font
    How To Create Your Own Font
    Create your own font by using grids, shapes and the pathfinder tool then use the font self extension for Illustrator to quickly turn any lettering into OpenType fonts!
  • Recolor Your Art With A Click!
    Recolor Your Art With A Click!
    Speed up your workflow by extracting color palettes using color.adobe.com and add it to your library. Then give it a spin by picking up a new palette from any image using the Recolor Artwork features!
  • Custom Stickers
    Custom Stickers
    Design an exciting sticker! Use the pencil tool, knife tool, swatches panel and type on a path to out together the perfect attention grabber to stick anywhere!
  • Creating Custom Gradients
    Creating Custom Gradients
    Design a beautiful gradient to use as a backdrop for all your branded document, presentation and social media design. Use the Gradient tool, and Recolor Artwork panel to create the perfect match for your brand!
  • Livestreaming Assets
    Livestreaming Assets
    Customize your livestream by designing your own camera frames, backgrounds, and more!
  • Create Your Own Constellation
    Create Your Own Constellation
    Design your own constellation by using gradient mesh, overlays, opacity, and freeform gradient tools.
  • Dimensional Type Poster
    Dimensional Type Poster
    Use the perspective grid tools to create an event poster that jumps off the page.
  • How To Make Custom Icons
    How To Make Custom Icons
    Create a set of simple icons with clear visual communication by using the pathfinder and shape tools.
  • Custom Patterns From Your Logo
    Custom Patterns From Your Logo
    Design a custom pattern featuring your company logo. Then, use this pattern on mockups to wrap a vehicle or create a mini brand guide.
  • Chalkboard Effects
    Chalkboard Effects
    Use custom brushes and textures to create a custom menu that appears to be written in chalk.
  • Lighting For Beginners
    Lighting For Beginners
    Learn the basics of illustrating using lighting. Discover your own process by using gradients and light adjustment tools.
  • Custom Logo Illusions
    Custom Logo Illusions
    Combine typography and iconography to create a logo with a subtle or hidden image.
  • Create A 3D Character
    Create A 3D Character
    Create a fun and exciting 3D character by enhancing simple shapes with the help of the magic 3D technology preview in Illustrator!
  • Branding Foundations
    Branding Foundations
    Build solid foundations for your brand by creating a mood board that will help refine your vision. Use clipping mask to hide part of the images and the eyedropper tool to create a color palette.
  • Unique Seamless Patterns
    Unique Seamless Patterns
    Design a beautiful and seamless pattern by using vector illustration and leveraging the power of the layers panel and the swatches panel!
  • Get Your Files Ready For Print!
    Get Your Files Ready For Print!
    Learn how to set up a file ready for print in Illustrator. Learn about bleeds, margins and how to best export a document ready for the printer!
  • Design Your Own Thank You Cards
    Design Your Own Thank You Cards
    Say thank you in style by creating a card in Illustrator! Learn how to add and mask images and to browse Adobe font packs, activate and select the best font to match your style!
  • Design Using Gradient Overlays
    Design Using Gradient Overlays
    Explore the power of gradients inside Illustrator. Learn how to use gradients as a background or as an overlay by combining objects and colours using the blend modes.
  • Experimental Text Effects
    Experimental Text Effects
    Take your message to the next level by learning how to map text by using the appearance panel, curved lines and the 3D classic effects!
  • Custom Graphics for Promoting Your Business
    Custom Graphics for Promoting Your Business
    Discover how to cross promote your channels by creating an Instagram card using shapes, text and Adobe Stock professional vector assets.
  • Distorting Type
    Distorting Type
    Let's break some typography rules by using envelope distorts and grunge effects to create unique, distorted type.
  • How to Find The Right Font
    How to Find The Right Font
    How do you find the right font? Join us as we learn how to use fonts to communicate for your brand.
  • Brushed Lettering
    Brushed Lettering
    Bring some elegance to your custom lettering by using the width tool to create a brushed effect.
  • 3D Lettering
    3D Lettering
    Create lettering that jumps off the screen with 3D effects and materials in Illustrator.
  • Create A Modern Logo
    Create A Modern Logo
    Use sleek type and simple shapes to create a your own modern logo.
  • Designing Business Cards
    Designing Business Cards
    Use Type Tools to make a strong impression with a refined business card.
  • Branding Essentials
    Branding Essentials
    What makes a brand? Join us as we build color palettes, type hierarchy, and logos for a brand.
  • From Photo to Illustration
    From Photo to Illustration
    Transform your photo into a stylized vector illustration using the curvature tool.
  • Understanding Color Theory
    Understanding Color Theory
    From complimentary to compound, we'll explore how to find the right colors to make your design stand out.
  • Adobe Fonts & Adobe Stock
    Adobe Fonts & Adobe Stock
    Kick-off 36 Days of Type by creating merging fonts and vector graphics by combining the power of Adobe Fonts and Adobe Stock!
  • Using Textures and Gradients
    Using Textures and Gradients
    Add depth to your flat art by adding interesting texture using gradients, grain effects, and blend modes.
  • Holographic Blend Effects
    Holographic Blend Effects
    Give your drawings a lush look by transforming them into holographic vectors using the Gradient tool, the Blend tool, and Blend options.