Duration: 4 weeks
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This class is held every other month and generally starts the first Monday of that month and continues for 4 weeks.
Illustrator is an incredible program that creates vector graphics. But if you’re interested in 102, you already know this! Take your mad Illustrator skills to the next level with this intermediate course. Illustrator 102 covers a variety of tricks, tips, and techniques that the instructor, Alma, has collected over years of working in the program. Students will learn new techniques as well as how to work in Illustrator more efficiently. (Alma made note of any time another designer said, “I didn’t know Illustrator could do that!” and included it in this course!)
Instruction includes more pen tool practice (admit it, you need it), essential techniques such as creating symmetrical objects, enhanced type features, using transform functions to save time, creating blends, using clipping masks and isolation mode, organizing and customizing palettes and your workspace, recoloring artwork, working with opacity and gradients, enhanced strokes, enhanced brushes, and lots more tips and tricks that are difficult to describe in a list like this.
The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 4 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though there are scheduled chats with the instructor and homework is due every Sunday night. Students also have email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible and fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!
Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience is required before taking this course. Illustrator CS3 or higher must be installed on your computer. If you own CS2 or lower, you can download a free 30 day trial of the latest version on from Adobe.
Alma Loveland is a graphic designer whose passion for Illustrator has driven her to learn all the ins and outs of the program. Seldom is a student able to stump her with a question! With her husband, Alma owns an art and design company, Ollibird, and is known for her clean, cheerful style. She uses Illustrator to design mobile apps, and products and identities for a variety of companies. Get a sense of her teaching style by watching a few of her free tutorials and reading a few Illustrator-related blog posts here at Nicole’s Classes! Feel free to drop her a line if you have any questions about taking this course!