Adobe Illustrator workshop

The 3 workshop sessions ideally will cover different things that Illustrator can do. Generally, the series is for Illustrator beginners. Difficulty levels may increase but not drastically so don’t worry if you miss the previous one and want to go to the next one!

If you have questions, you are also more than welcome to pass by the Digital Media Bar or email me at tnguyen19@wooster.edu.

Agenda of the session 1 is available.

Agenda of the session 2 is available.

 

Adobe Illustrator will be available on the lab computers in Taylor 205.

 


ILLUSTRATOR Session #1: FLAT DESIGN

Attendees will create a vector drawing of a rocket, and if we have time, planets using introductory tools.

Download files used in the workshop here.

  1. Introduction to AI
    • Vector graphics & common uses
    • AI User Interface
  2. Flat Design
    • Document setup
    • Select & Direct Select tools
    • Shape & Pen tools
    • Color guide
    • Pathfinder

Beginner tutorials:

  1. Learn to set up a new Illustrator file: x
  2. Learn to use pen, pencil, and flare tool: x
  3. Learn to work with shape tools: x

 


ILLUSTRATOR Session #2: DEPTH & TEXTURE

Attendees will continue with making the rocket and add texture to the model using basic pattern and gradient tool. Previous attendance is not mandatory.

Download files used in the workshop here.

  1. Review of AI
    • Vector graphics & common uses
    • AI User Interface
  2. Depth and Texture
    • Document setup
    • Select & Direct Select tools
    • Gradient tool
    • Graphic Pattern