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5 Illustrator Basic Functions to Master

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Mon Jul 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200

This workshop will show you how to use the basic shape, shape-building, pen, and pencil tools in Adobe Illustrator to create custom illustrations and character designs.

Program Description

Requirements: Computer with latest version of Adobe Illustrator installed

By the end of this class, you would have had the opportunity to orient yourself to the essential drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator. Using skills gained, you will create your digital art scene and characters. You can then integrate your scenes and characters into messaging and communication to add personalized whimsy and flair.  

Learning Objectives

During this course, learners will have the opportunity to:
- Successfully navigate the Illustrator interface to set up a personalized illustration workspace
- Implement shape and shape building tools in Illustrator to create a background scene
- Use the pen, pencil, and brush tools in Illustrator to create a custom character

Topic Outline

- Illustrator tool and interface orientation
- Creating custom workspaces
- Drawing basic shapes
- Breaking complex objects into simpler shapes 
- Using the shape building tool
- Pattern tool overview and demo in Illustrator 
- Pen, Pencil, and Brush tools
- Considerations for combining characters and scenes



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