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Digital Graphics with Illustrator 1

This course is for the design student who needs a comprehensive and intensive introduction to Illustrator. Learn to draw, delineate, and design electronically with this standard vector-based illustration and graphic design program. Create curves, lines, and shapes to make objects that can be colored, manipulated, moved, duplicated, scaled, and rotated, generating smooth-lined, clean, scalable graphics or artwork for both print and the Web. Use this course to make Illustrator an integral part of your digital graphics tool kit. Prerequisite: Mac or PC basics. Some prior exposure to Illustrator or Adobe products is desirable.

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  • Format: Online
  • Section: X1
  • Course Number: CRN 5088 - PCDD 1404 X1
John Jay Cabuay
John Jay Cabuay
         John Jay Cabuay is a visual artist and educator from New York City. He majored in illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. His illustrations have been published in book covers, magazine covers, advertisements and promotions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His illustration and profile will be included in the new book “100 illustrators” by Tas...
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Jan 22 - Mar 31
Spring 2019
CRN 5088
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What you will learn
  • Incorporate and display text around or with in the object.
  • The basic tools of Illustrator
  • How to create, open, and save a file.
  • How to create a document, and ARTBOARD, a basic image using simple shapes, selecting and editing, and how to use the Shaper Tool.
  • How to use the Pen Tool and Brushes.
  • How to create a logo: the principles of Type.
  • Image Tracing.
  • Pattern Art: making patterns.
  • Infographics: a pie chart, column/bar graphs, a layout, 3D effects.
  • How to create an animated GIF.
  • Gain confidence with the software,
  • Build expertise in drawing techniques,
  • Learn how to analyze, organize and build graphics, complete exercises and projects that extend your skills.
  • Understand the process required to start and complete a digital production.
  • Express ideas using vector art.
  • Create and initiate your own personal Logo idea(s).
  • Improve and understand the role of hand drawing skills within illustrator.
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