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Plymouth College of Art - 10 Week Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

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Tavistock Place

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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: 09/01/2018

End Date: 20/03/2018

Day: Tuesday

Fee: £200


Course Content

Week 1
Introduction Presentation, setting up and saving a document, basic shape tools, basic
pen tool


Week 2
Introduction to slightly more advanced pen tool functions, working over images,
grouping, reflecting, duplicating and basic path editing


Week 3
Digital font and typography, text editing and arrangement, text tasks (visualising the
words meaning and logo mini task)


Week 4
Image trace for typography and image, hand rendered to digital typography,
combining image trace with pen tool, image trace city task


Week 5
Drawing with a graphics tablet, creating/editing custom brushes, household item
digital drawing task, pen tool drawing task (time permitting)


Week 6
Repeat pattern making, creating custom fills, pattern task, pattern fill task, reflection
on work created so far, briefing on final task (time permitting


Week 7
Setting up custom colour swatches, basics of using gradients, align tool, time to work
on final task


Week 8
Working on final task, refining and consolidating skills learnt over previous weeks,
time available to go over any previous areas or catch up on areas missed


Week 9
Working on final task, refining and consolidating skills learnt over previous weeks,
time available to go over any previous areas or catch up on areas missed


Week 10
Finish working on the final task, 1 to 1 feedback, chance to present and talk about
the work created over the 10 weeks


Entry Requirements -

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.


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