In this ten week course you will become familiar with how to use Adobe Illustrator software. Some of the skills covered include learning the basics of drawing with the pen tool, using image trace to convert photographs and images into vectors, converting lines and text into shapes. By the end of the course, you will be able to create vector art and basic graphic designs for logos, advertising and posters.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 10/01/17
End Date: 21/03/17
Basic interface of Adobe Illustrator, tools, project setup, art boards, layers and creating basic usable vector shapes/logos
Layers, stroke placement and gradients to create a finished vector shield graphic
Setting text, outline type, type wrapping around objects and using rulers and guides
Design your own graphic/design on paper then use image trace to turn your art into digital editable vector art
Basics of digital drawing with Adobe Illustrator using a graphics tablet to design and experiment with the different brushes and colours
Use Adobe Photoshop alongside Adobe Illustrator to prepare and edit images and textures. We will look at creating an abstract piece of art. Scanning in materials and using image manipulation and the brush tools learned in previous session
Perspective grid and drawing in Adobe Illustrator
Basic gradient mesh creation and colour sampling
Student-led experimentation week where you can bring in sketches, materials to use with Adobe Illustrator to produce art that inspires you
Design an e-card
Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter according content according to student needs.
Basic computer literacy.
Materials and Equipment
Please bring a notebook, pen and USB memory stick.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.