What Adobe Illustrator Is:
Industry standard software used by graphic designers, web designers, photographers, web content providers, illustrators game designers, character designers and much more. Main file format is VECTOR.
Files are Scaleable, meaning they can be enlarged or reduced to any size and remain crisp and clean.
Students New To Adobe Illustrator, Start Here:
If this is your first time using Photoshop, these beginning tips, techniques and projects will help you get started using some of the design industry's most popular software.
Practice & Production
THURSDAY - FRIDAY January 23rd - 24th
Practice | Adobe Illustrator Character Skill Builders
Watch this video and follow along with, attempting to recreate his character.
Pick two or three objects or game characters and practice making them using
Illustrator and the tips you've just picked up.
GAMING CLASS - Make Dominic Into A Flat Character Design (Extra Credit 1 pt)
Using the four photos in the class resource folder, turn Dominic into a 2D flat character caveman. (Due Tuesday Jan 28th)
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY January 21st - 22nd
Practice | Adobe Illustrator Skill Builders
Watch this great video and pick up some basic tips for using tools in the Adobe
Intersect, Exclude, Divide, Trim, Merge, Crop, Outline, Minus Back
Increase your Illustrator skill set by understanding what the Pathfinder tool does.
Pre-Production | Adobe Illustrator Character Design
1. Creating Characters using Adobe Illustrator.
Your job is to find two video or web tutorials that will help you create characters in
MONDAY - TUESDAY January 13th - 14th
Project | Adobe Illustrator - Portrait Instructions - Trace Someones Face (Practice)
- Task Sheet | Portrait Project - Trace Anyone's Face Sheet (Turn this in) 3 pts
TUESDAY - FRIDAY January 14th - 17th
Project | Adobe Illustrator - Portrait Instructions - Trace Your Face
- Task Sheet | Portrait Project - Trace Your Face (Turn this in for a grade) 3 pts
What You Should Know About AI So Far
Select & Direct Select Tools
Stroke vs Fill
Where to find and make color swatches
Where to find and apply textures and patterns
How to make Graphic Style effects
What .AI Format is
Swatches and their Libraries
2D Flat Design
TUESDAY January 7th
What Is Adobe Illustrator (These show you what the software can be used for)
1. Preview These Adobe Illustrator examples
2. Read Pages 1 - 4 | What Is Illustrator?
Start with Number 1 Overview — Take a one-minute tour, the, work your way through 2 - Essentials for beginners
TUESDAY January 7th
Step 1 | Pre-Production: Adobe Illustrator - Skill Builders (These introduce you to using the software)
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY January 7th - 8th
Step 2 | Pre-Production: Adobe Illustrator - Getting Familiar (Further clarification on the software use) (use some headphones for the videos)
WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY January 8th - 9th
Step 3 | Project - Beginners Pen Tool Exercises (Practice) 1pt
Exercise 1 Pen Tool Exercise - Basic Shape Tracing - 1 (Turn in this training)
Exercise 2 Pen Tool Exercise - Basic to Intermediate Tracing Exercises (Turn in this training)
THURSDAY - FRIDAY January 9th - 10th
Step 4 | Project - Intermediate Pen Tool Exercises (More Practice and Effects) 1pt
Exercise 3 Advanced Shape Tracing (Turn in this training)
Exercise 4 Advanced Complicated Shapes and Effects (Turn in this training)
Adobe Illustrator Resources