Three topic specific classes that show you key design skills you can add to your toolbox. Design Icons, create Infographics with your data, and apply effective color techniques to your projects, all using Illustrator.
Part 1: Designing Icons
Icons have the ability to convey a lot of information in a single graphic. If you need a custom icon and have Adobe Illustrator, this class is for you. Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will take you through the icon creating process and demonstrate this by creating a set of over twenty icons around a central theme.
- Using a Grid structure for alignment
- Setting up Object Styles
- Using the Scale Stroke options for consistency
- Alignment and Spacing tips
- Create simple yet effective drop/slip shadows and great highlights
- Best ways to save/export icons for the best display and use
Part 2: Understanding Color
Even the most seasoned Adobe Illustrator users don’t know all the available color features, or how to use them. This class will clarify all the options for working with color, so you can take full control of your designs and work efficiently. Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will show you how to use the right tools for picking palettes and creating harmonious color combinations.
Global and non-global colors and when/why to use them
Understanding color panels, how to create tints, and colors harmonies
The most efficient ways to create usable (and universal) color swatches for use in other Adobe applications
Creating custom color panel to replace the default list of color swatches
Accessing all of Illustrator built in color libraries
Making sense of the Color Panel, Color Theme Panel, Color Guide Panel and Swatches Panel
Adding colors to the Swatches Panel based on existing artwork
Part 3: Data Visualization Using The Charts & Graphs Tools
Create data-driven infographics with Illustrator’s easy to use built-in tools. In this beginner-friendly class Adobe certified instructor Jason Hoppe will show you how to use Illustrator’s chart features to create compelling visuals faster and more effectively than you ever thought possible.
Radial, pie, line charts and graphs
Simple and easy-to-apply tips for fonts, colors and graphics
Dos and don’ts of data visualization
Breaking apart chart data and format content into cutting-edge graphics
Formatting infographics for print and web
Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1