Learn how to create vivid vector graphics with Illustrator's powerful vector editing tools.
Since its release in 1986, Adobe Illustrator has firmly established itself as a market leader in digital illustration and "infographics". Everywhere you look there are examples of how Adobe Illustrator has shaped the way branding and advertising has evolved over the decades. From cereal box design, to multi-national corporate logo and identity. Adobe illustrator is at the heart of global visual communications.
Those working with logos, information graphics and other forms of illustrative artwork as part of their job role occasionally, or on a day-to-day basis. Learning how to use professional vector editing software correctly can be hugely rewarding, cost effective and time-saving. This course looks at not only the fundamental skills required to create manage and edit vector artwork, but also a sound introduction to the concepts of vector graphics and their implementation within the design process. If you are a complete beginner you have the opportunity to acquire good habits and avoid time consuming and costly mistakes. If you are self-taught and have found getting the results you want frustrating or have struggled to navigate the Illustrator interface this course is ideal.
The fundamental characteristics and concepts of vector graphics • Learn to open and define specifications for new document settings, as well as saving and exporting artwork • Navigate, modify and save changes to the user interface that better suit your workflow • Create simple shapes and objects with shape and line tools, and explore how to use the pen tool to create custom shapes • Work with colour, styles and effects to characterise your artwork • Format type characters and paragraphs • Work with layers to maximise your workflow efficiency • Export to print quality PDF and on-screen viewing, and output artwork for use in websites.
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This module looks at the characteristics of vector graphics and how they differ from digital photographs. Become familiar with the interface and how to modify its appearance to suite your workflow requirements.
Learn how to open, setup and manage document size, orientation, format and page properties.
Before you can edit vector graphics you must first know how to select, place and arrange them on the artboards. Including techniques for hiding, locking and duplicating objects.
One of the fundamental skills of authoring vector graphics is an ability to master "The Pen" tool. In this module you will explore ways in which custom shapes can be drawn and edited efficiently. Learn how to create simple shapes, lines and grid objects with preset line tools
This module looks at techniques specifying and applying colour strokes and fill swatches, applying multiple object attributes.
Learn techniques for proofing, and outputting completed projects to Print, web, and devices.
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