Adobe Illustrator 101 – Introduction

Illustrator 101 - Introduction Course Description

In this 2-day class, participants will learn the basic functions and tools to help them design and illustrate vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator.  The instructor will cover Artboards & Workspaces, an in-depth discussion with hands on practice of the Tool Palette and all its functions, using the Pen Tool, Live Paint, basic patterns, taking participants Illustrator designs from the computer to print and much more. Participants will be able to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and impressive designs that channel the artistic potential within!

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Illustrator 101 - Introduction Course Benefits

Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, students will deepen their familiarity with Illustrator concepts, whilst gaining hands-on skills in developing, evaluating, and optimizing their work for visual appeal and productivity!

  • Understanding vector versus bitmap graphics
  • Working with symbols and Adobe Flash® integration
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Working with character and graphic styles and CSS code
  • Editing shapes with a Pathfinder effect
  • Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
  • and much more!

Suggested Prerequisites

This class is appropriate for novice users of Illustrator. This course focuses on the fundamentals of using Illustrator’s diverse tools and creating complex shapes from simple ones. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Illustrator software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site.

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