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Illustrator for the Non-Designer

This class takes inexperienced users into the world of vector art. Explore how to edit existing illustrations and create original art through the creation, editing, and manipulation of basic shapes and lines. Other objectives are to learn how to add and edit text in art, apply colors and patterns, take advantage of the program's effects, and prepare art for use in print and on the web.

Illustrator for the Non-Designer may be taken as a 1-day stand alone class or as part of our larger 4-day Workshop for the Non-Designer that covers the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Design Fundamentals.

Introduction to Illustrator and its Workspace

vector art explained

overview of the menus panels and tools

using the help system and other support functions

zooming, panning and navigating

Editing Existing Art

selecting the things you want to change

applying color changes

making text edits

modifying shapes

adjusting line widths

making dashed lines

Beginning Vector Drawing

mastering the pencil tool and blob brush

constructing a drawing with basic shapes

join constructions with the shape tool

create lines, arcs, spirals and grids

basics of the pen tool and demo

Transforming Vector Objects

rotate shapes and lines

scale objects larger and smaller

duplicating objects

duplicating AND transforming objects

Creating Text Objects in Illustrator

overview of the different types of type ;)

creating and linking text frames for layouts

using point type and type effects

putting type into custom shapes

putting type along the edge of an object

Applying Special Effects

overview of the effects menu

applying effects to objects

shadows, scribbles, glows, etc.

using the appearance panel to edit effects

Putting it All Together

creating logos

creating custom clip art

creating a cartoon drawing

Preparing Vector Art for Print or Web

using the 'save for web' feature

using the save for microsoft office feature

choosing appropriate file formats