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Building Infographics with Illustrator

Skill Level 2

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

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Class Description

Next class is scheduled for November 2, registration will begin August 1: please contact us for earlier registration.

This hands-on class will teach you how to visually tell a story using Adobe Illustrator. Find out more impactful ways to convey your ideas graphically as you progress through structured exercises. We'll conceptualize, plan and create a set of infographics, working though some interrelated projects.

Class participation is mandatory: We'll be looking at and discussing all students' work, creating several layouts for each project and reviewing them as a group on-screen. You'll bring home all of your class files at the end of the workshop. Bring paper and pencil for sketching, plus a willingness to experiment.

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who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Fundamentals
  • The seven basics: line, color, shape, size, space, texture, and value
  • Using color
  • Creating mood and tone through color
  • Applying fills, strokes and shading for visual impact
Typography
  • Kerning, spacing and sizing
  • Selecting fonts that best express the tone, purpose, and readability of the design
Editing shapes
  • Using the selection and direct selection tools, rotate, shear and flip.
  • Using the Pathfinder tool, grouping and arranging functions.
Hands-on projects—Creating:
  • Containers and shapes
  • Borders and strokes
  • Fills, custom lines, patterns
  • Custom shapes, editing existing shapes, adding dimension and shading to objects.
Building the designs
We'll start with some rough sketching to explore and plan out our ideas, eventually creating 4 digital icons/infographics—plus a logo—that convey a visual cohesiveness. We'll then begin incorporating them into a collateral piece (as time allows), adding type and color to convey a clear, easy to read message.

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This is a "Level 2" class

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

All of our classes require basic computer skills

Teachers: the following session(s) are eligible for clock hours: June 27

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