Discover the versatility of vector illustration and design in this advanced Adobe Illustrator course. Go beyond the basics of digital illustration, such as advanced 3D effects, perspective drawing, and combining Illustrator with other Adobe applications.
Explore developing digital graphic design projects and mastering the colour harmonies, professional logo design, gradient mesh, and graphs and pictographs. Finally, develop your creativity in designing Web interface, wireframe, colour and graphics, Web style guidelines, and banner animation.
This course is designed for those intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills in working with Illustrator. The Instructor will assume you have already mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop and Illustrator as advanced topics will be covered.
- ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator
- Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.
All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course Level Learning Outcomes
- Construct perspective drawings
- Apply blend, symbol, drawing, painting, and brush tools
- Design info-graphics and charts
- Design branding and logo web and devices
- Implement design principles, elements, and composition
Topics of Instruction
- Perspective Drawing
- Blending Colours and Shapes
- Exporting a Document
- Mastering the pen tools
- Mastering Opacity and Blend Mode
- Acquiring and Embedding Images
- Using the brush tools for drawing and painting
- Advanced Blend Commands
- Gradient Mesh
- Clipping Masks
- Creating Patterns
- Using Symbols
- Designing Types
- Logo Design
- Illustrator for Web Design
- Designing Infographics
- Designing for the Web and Devices
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.
Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.
- The software used in this course is Adobe Illustrator CC which may be downloaded from Adobe.
- If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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