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!


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:


Links to learn by:

Designer Today

Smashing Magazines “Best of illustrator tutorials”

Illustrator World

Points and Paths

Adobe Support Center (mainly CS5)

Layers Magazine – for all things Adobe

N.Design Studio

Examples of Illustrator artwork

Naldz Graphics ~ Illustrator tutorials

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