Full program description

Poster Design Using Adobe Illustrator

What's In It For Me

- Gain a quick overview on Adobe Illustrator.

- Be familiarised with Illustrator's functions and techniques.

- Learn to create, design and edit graphical posters.

Course Overview

The following courses are scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2017. To express your interest to enroll in this course, please write to pme@nextu.com.sg. We will contact you when we get closer to course launch date.

This masterclass is designed for learners to get a quick overview of designing in Adobe Illustrator.  Participants will learn how to set up Illustrator documents, use colours and fills, drawing paths and objects, manage artwork with layers and create and edit type.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

Setting up

  • Defining Illustrator documents
  • Managing documents
  • Using Guides, Smart Guides & Grids
  • Placing assets

Colour

  • Working with coloursSelecting coloursCreating & saving custom colours
  • Fills, Strokes, Gradients & PatternsUnderstanding the attributesApplying Fill & Stroke attributesApplying & changing gradient attributesApplying & defining pattern swatches

Drawing Techniques

  • Drawing Basic ShapesThe Shape ToolsDrawing & editing shapesLive Corners & Live Shapes
  • The Pencil ToolDrawing with the PencilSetting Pencil preferencesSimplifying paths
  • Creating complex shapesUsing the Shape Builder toolThe Pathfinder

Layers & Objects

  • Illustrator’s Layers
  • Object Transforms: Rotate, Dis
  • BlendsUnderstanding Illustrator’s Blend ToolCreating the blendWorking with blends

Typography

  • Creating, importing & editing type
  • Text formatting

Pre-requisites

No prior knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required. Some prior experience in the software would be advantageous but not absolutely essential. 

Learners are only expected to demonstrate familiarity with the computer – such as the opening and saving of files, navigating the Windows operating system and mouse usage.

Price