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5 Sessions / 10 hours of work per session
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English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Illustration, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
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Introduction to Graphic Illustration

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Go at your own pace
5 Sessions / 10 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Illustration, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
Course Description

In today’s diverse consumer market, illustration exists through many forms of expression breaking with traditional roles of the illustrator. Through a series of projects, students will explore the translation, production and distribution of their visual ideas. Through the integration of design principles and drawing skills, students gain an opportunity to discover new possibilities for illustrated visual expression in the market.

A student should have basic drawing skills, basic digital tool skills (Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop) and understanding in fundamental design theory, in order to take this class.

schedule

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: What is good Illustration? (November 13, 2018)
How do you achieve originality? A good illustration should communicate the right message to the right audience. This session will focus on graphic design principles that make illustration effective for communication. We will also look at artistic expression—your illustration should show your passion!
9 lessons
1. Class Introduction
2. Case Study
3. What Makes Good Illustration? (Premium Exclusive)
4. Stylistic Approach
5. Conceptual Approach
6. Abstract Lines
7. Texture Pattern and Shape
8. Assignment Introduction Narrative Self Portrait (Premium Exclusive)
9. Session Recap
Session 2: Digital Tools Demos (November 20, 2018)
This session will offer several tutorials in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, covering basic to advanced techniques for professionally presentable images, including cover some of the most useful functions to create an image.
7 lessons
1. Digital Tools Session Intro
2. Case Study
3. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
4. Adobe Photoshop Tutorial (Premium Exclusive)
5. Adobe InDesign Tutorial
6. Digital Tools Assignment Introduction (Premium Exclusive)
7. Session Recap
Session 3: General Project Process (November 27, 2018)
This session will go over how to professionally execute an illustration project through a structured, workflow process.
6 lessons
1. Project Process Introduction
2. Case Study
3. General Process Breakdown: Thumbnails (Premium Exclusive)
4. General Process Breakdown: Pencil Comps
5. General Process Breakdown: The Final Composition
6. Assignment Intro and Recap (Premium Exclusive)
Session 4: Compositional Study (December 4, 2018)
In this lecture, using design principals, I will explain different ways to achieve effective composition in illustration.
5 lessons
1. Session 4 Introduction
2. Case Study
3. Compositional Study and Stylization Tips
4. Demonstration of Concepts
5. Assignment Introduction and Re-Cap (Premium Exclusive)
Session 5: Projects (December 11, 2018)
This session will focus on hand-drawn typography using illustration/illustrative typography. Illustrative poster. Illustrative trade ad using a product photo.
5 lessons
1. Session Introduction and Case Study
2. Assignment Introduction (Premium Exclusive)
3. Project Process
4. Art Direction
5. Class Outro and Recap
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Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

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What You Need to Take This Course

• Equipment: Computer with installation privileges, pencil, paper

• Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 

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