Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create Vector images. The advantage of these over Raster images (used by programs such as Adobe Photoshop) is that vectors can be scaled to any size without loss of quality.
Whilst a raster image is made up of a huge number of pixels, vector graphics are defined by geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons This makes these images perfect for company logos, buttons on web-sites and line-art in general.
Attendees of our Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator training course will learn how to draw basic shapes and combine them together to create art-work. Moving on from this, the powerful Pen tool is used to draw and edit the Paths which make up the image.
The use of colour, applied to both the Fill (the interior of an object) and the Stroke (the line which encloses an object) is explored. Effects such as Drop-shadow and Glow are introduced as well as filters which can enhance or distort an image.