Illustrator is the leading vector drawing program. It is often used to draw illustrations, cartoons, diagrams, charts and logos. Unlike bitmap images that stores information in a grid of dots, Illustrator uses mathematical equations to draw out the shapes. This makes vector graphics scalable without the loss of resolution.
Full Cay Course Price: €720
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Newcomers to the world of digital imaging who wish to acquire the most basic principles of vector image generation, including graphic designers, map/plan makers, fashion and textile designers, illustrators.
While no previous knowledge in vector image editing is required, an understanding of the scope of the programme would be desirable. Proficiency in basic file management and general computer usage is required.
Intermediate, Advanced and Bespoke courses also available, please contact us.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To familiarize students with the most basic techniques of vector image creation and editing:
- Open and Save images in a variety of formats (vector and bitmap)
- Understanding the difference between bitmap and vector images
- Creating basic and compound shapes
- Adding colour fills and strokes (understanding colour groups)
- Creating and editing paths (pen tool)
- Working with graphic objects
- Adding bitmap images
- Adding and editing text
Create new documents
Vector v Bitmap Images
Rulers, grids and guides
Info panel overview
Recovery and undo
Drawing with the Pen tool
Drawing simple lines and shapes
Tracing artwork with Live Trace
WORKING WITH OBJECTS
Selecting and arranging objects
Moving, aligning, and distributing objects
Rotating and reflecting objects
Cutting and dividing objects
RGB, CMYK & Grayscale Systems
About spot and process colors
Resize a text area
Area type options
Wrap text around an object
Creating type on a path
Place (import) files
Links panel overview
Embed a linked file
Unembed or relink an embedded file
Save in Illustrator format
JPEG export options
Create Adobe PDF files