Adobe Illustrator Level 1: Intro to Illustrator

Description

Illustrator is a vector-based graphics software in the Adobe arsenal of software products. Adobe Illustrator offers advanced 2D and 3D graphics manipulation and configuration to increase efficiency in the design workflow. The purpose of this Adobe Illustrator training course is to get you acquainted with the basics of Illustrator and to rapidly familiarize you with all the possibilities of the software. This course will also train you to use Illustrator regularly in the workplace and/or help you develop a competitive portfolio. Students will learn to use Illustrator for creating web graphics, printables, and much more! Participants will also explore creative effects with layers, brushes, and other tools.

Topics

  • Getting to know the User Interface (UI) and tools
  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Layer basics
  • Using the pen tool
  • Using shapes to build graphics
  • Using Typography
  • Using brushes
  • How to select and organize artwork
  • How to save projects for print vs the web

Duration

24 hours (3 days)

Prerequisites

Open mind and an interest to communicate with illustratrions and/or graphic design. Knowledge of color theory and composition is helpful but not necessary.

Discussion

Understand how to prepare images for web vs. print, discuss how to move back and forth between different Adobe software and learn tips and tricks to make for successful illustration and graphic design!

Saving images in Illustrator

Goals

  • Become familiar with the Illustrator workspace.
  • Learn selection techniques.
  • Learn to create your own business card
  • Learn to create your own logo
  • Learn how to create your own character
  • Learn to create your own poster or brochure
  • Learn to prepare final art for web and print.