Creating shapes in Adobe Illustrator

by Design Workshop Sydney

Unlike bitmap programs like Photoshop, Illustrator works with what are called vector images. Creating shapes in Illustrator is done mathematically, for example the size and position of a circle, its colour and width are all defined and stored as mathematical data. Vector files are very small and are known as being “resolution-independent”. This means that they can be enlarged to... Read more...

Illustrator workspace

by Design Workshop Sydney

When working with this industry-leading program it’s important to feel confident with the various tools, panels and menus of the Illustrator workspace. Getting familiar with a few keyboard shortcuts will also help speed up your workflow and efficiency. These are topics which are covered in our one-day Illustrator Basics courses. There are four main elements to the Adobe Illustrator interface:... Read more...

Illustrator basics

by Design Workshop Sydney

Over the last 25 years Adobe Illustrator has become the industry leading program for creating vector graphics. The program has many applications, from creating artwork for print to web graphics. Although it can be complex and requires time to truly master, it’s quite easy to learn Illustrator basics and create professional looking artwork. Designing Illustrator artwork does not require any... Read more...