Adobe Illustrator Hands-On
What You'll Learn
Create crisp, stunning vector graphics like a seasoned professional with Adobe Illustrator, a must-have for your graphic design toolkit! Illustrator is the industry-standard program for creating logos, graphics, posters, and digital artwork with clean lines and bold, solid colors or gradients, whether for print or web.
This in-depth but user-friendly class uses hands-on exercises to teach you Illustrator's core concepts and features. As the day progresses, you'll learn powerful tools for creating and manipulating digital illustrations.
What This Class Will Cover
- The difference between vector and raster graphics
- Using Layers to composite shapes into simple and complex graphics
- Using the pen tool and its variants
- Creating organic Bezier-curves
- Working with paths, strokes, and brushes
- Using the Gradient, Color, and Symbol panels
- Imaginative effects like the Symbol Sprayer Tool
- Transforming scanned drawings to vector art with Live Trace
- Bendable and dynamic text
- Organizing and saving your files
What To Expect
- This is a beginner-level, hands-on class that is perfect for those who are looking to get started with Adobe Illustrator!
This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing". Therefore you'll need a computer. If you need any particular software installed, that will be detailed below. Not all programs require special software so if there isn't any detailed listed below you will only need a computer with a up-to-date web browser. We always recommend that if you have one, that you bring your own computer if at all possible. However, if you need one, we have several Apple iMac workstations with all the necessary software that are available by reservation for only $20 per day. You can reserve a computer rental using this form but you must complete your registration first. In most cases, the class will be taught with the Macintosh version of the software but generally the only difference between the Mac and Windows version is the keyboard shortcuts, using the Command key on Mac and the Control key on Windows.
If you would like to take your class work and sample projects home, please be sure to bring a Mac compatible portable drive with 4GB of free space.
Adobe Creative Cloud
This class will be presented from the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you are using your own computer for the class, it is important that you have the latest version installed! Adobe offers a free 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud.
Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.
Who Should Take This
Beginners and Newbies to the world of Adobe Illustrator who are looking to create digital graphics and designs. You should learn Illustrator if you want to create logos, posters, and other bold graphics, or use text in your designs.
Taking Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator as an overview is helpful, but not necessary.
Presented By Michael Coronado
Michael's work experience includes Creative Director of a museum, full-time instructor of a technical college, & freelance proprietor. His life experience includes husband, father, dog-owner, vintage motorcycle enthusiast and general curious tinkerer. As a designer, artist & teacher, Michael has grown to appreciate and love the building process. Seeing users interact with the finish product and "get it" is satisfying, and absorbing a concept, exploring options, then editing down to the most effective idea is a special process. Michael's clients, colleagues and students understand the concept of creating a mood and a culture behind an experience. Every brand develops a personality. Michael enjoys empowering others to learn how to define, mold or extract that personality, then broadcast it to the world. To learn more and see samples of his work, please visit www.coronadoartdesign.
BDA Members: $249.00
Wes Price is my new favorite teacher. I love the way he teaches this class and leads students on a journey of discover of the Illustrator world. Giving special attention to working with the pen tool and other tools that can be frustrating to learn. I was regretting that I had signed up for an all day class before I came, but my attitude quickly changed when Wes started teaching. Thank you for a most enjoyable day.LauraRead All Comments