Adobe Illustrator


And the wonderful world of vector graphics!


Adobe Illustrator is the leading vector drawing program in the world! Graphic Designers, Illustrators and Artists use the program to create everything from logo and branding designs, postcard, package and T-shirt designs to illustrations and fine art.
We will be exploring the many tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator while creating a variety of designs and illustrations in the field of commercial art & graphic design.
Then we will learn how to combine Illustrator with Photoshop and InDesign to unleash the graphic powers of the Creative Suite!

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Potential Projects:

Logo / Branding design

Pizza Box design

Playing Cards

Toy Package design

Creature T-shirt design

“I am…” Poster design

Burger King Crown design

Objectives: (Students will Learn)

The basics of Vector graphics
Adobe Illustrator
Limited Color design
Advanced vector techniques
Varied Graphic Design fields: Logo design, Illustration and Package Design

Read how "Wormwood" was created in illustrator:


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Links to learn by:

Designer Today
http://www.designertoday.com/Tutorials/Illustrator.aspx

http://www.adobeillustratortutorials.com/index.php

Smashing Magazines “Best of illustrator tutorials”
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/05/illustrator-tutorials-best-of/

Illustrator World
http://www.illustratorworld.com/

Points and Paths
http://www.pointsandpaths.com/index.php

Adobe Support Center (mainly CS5)
http://www.adobe.com/support/illustrator/

Layers Magazine – for all things Adobe
http://www.layersmagazine.com/category/tutorials/illustrator

N.Design Studio
http://www.ndesign-studio.com/tutorials

Examples of Illustrator artwork
http://digitalartempire.com/2010/04/209-stunning-and-hilarious-illustrator-designs-by-glenn-jones/

Naldz Graphics ~ Illustrator tutorials
http://naldzgraphics.net/tutorials/33-new-high-quality-adobe-illustrator-tutorials/

Just type in Illustrator tutorials in Google, and you will find many more!



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