Course Description: Adobe Illustrator is used to create the high-resolution illustrations essential for contemporary print, web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Participants learn techniques for developing professional images and working effectively with various modes, panels and settings. Projects utilize the full range of selection, organization, drawing and editing tools used to create quality vector artwork. Color and typographic libraries are explored along with basic design principles for both.
Project Description: Here students receive instruction in the creation of vector based graphics and the exporting of such for use in PowerPoint. They are challenged to generate a visual report on a topic of interest and create all of the graphic content.
Student: Felicity Angle
Project Name: 12 must have hair care products
Comments: Like Jill *(see below) the highest compliment I can give Felicity here is that I couldn't have done this much better myself. Felicity, like Jill, is one of those rare students who just picked up the material right away and ran with it. Felicity worked really hard to give her package designs a real sense of volume. Her wonderful attention to detail here can't be overlooked, check out the airbrush like quality to her highlights *(this is achieved using the blur filter by the way). As a teacher I was so proud of her as I watched her work diligently ever week on improving her technique and not just settling for whatever seemed to work at the moment. This is the mark of a truly outstanding student and something I can't teach *(a work ethic that is ;) Its hard to believe looking at these images Felicity is not a graphics major huh! Enjoy!
Student: Jill Dembinski
Project Name: What are we drinking?: Interesting tidbits about our most beloved beverages
Comments: Jill is one of those rare students who just picked up the material right away and ran with it. Check out the attention to detail in recreating all of these familiar icons, truly inspiring job here!