Adobe Illustrator - The Academy of Film, Fashion & Design

Adobe Illustrator

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Are you interesting in learning how to create vector graphics?

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Course Information

Create beautiful vector art. Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. Vectors are drawings consisting of points and fills. The advantage of vectors is that they can be resized in any way, from the size of a postage stamp to a billboard, without losing any image quality. This Adobe Illustrator course will focus on the workspace and exploring the various tools in Illustrator. You will start with the basic tools and work with shapes and use fills and strokes. Demonstrations using pencil, pen, and brush tools which will familiarize you enough with the program so you will be able to create more intricate projects. Those types of projects include; creating a logo, creating a caricature from an old photo, recreating a Picasso painting, all of which will be featured in this video series. And once you’ve finished your project, the various types of exporting methods will be shown so you can export your drawing in the best file type for use for print, web, or to use in other Adobe software.

During this course, our instructor will guide you step-by-step through the following topics:

  • Illustrator Overview
  • Exploring the Workspace
  • Using the Shape tool
  • Applying Fill and Strokes
  • The Pencil Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Brushes
  • The Path Finder Tool
  • Layers and Groups
  • Transparency and Graphic Styles
  • Transforming and Moving Objects
  • The Type Tool
  • Blending Shapes and Colors
  • Basic Effects
  • Image Trace Tool
  • Wonka Bar Demo
  • Caricature Demo
  • Academy Logo Demo
  • Picaso Demo
  • Exporting Demo

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Meet our expert

  • Bobby Marinelli

    Bobby Marinelli is a Floridian born filmmaker. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Telecommunication Production. Soon after he began working in television, with production credits on Discovery Channel’s Miami Ink and Dual Survival and TLC’s What Not to Wear. In 2010, he received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts. His thesis film “Waking Eloise” won, among other honors, a College Television Award for comedy short, the Grand Jury Prize for a short at Dances With Films and inclusion in the 2011 American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. Bobby’s feature film work includes Production Designing 2012’s Roswell FM, 2014’s Altitude, 2015’s The Accident and Art Directing the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Selection, The Rambler.


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