This Friday, April 16th begins my new Adobe Illustrator class! If you're interested in diving into the world of vector graphics, there's still time to sign up and join us at ReneePearson.com. This is a beginning course, with some intermediate techniques in the mix. It's aimed at digital crafters and scrapbookers, but it's a great way for anyone to get up and running with the program.
Over the 4 weeks of class, you'll have access to the video lessons week by week and can take them at your own pace. Each week also includes PDF course pack of lesson summaries, with new concepts highlighted and additional information included. Every Monday during the 4 weeks, I'll host an online video chat forum on ReneeTV where students can stop by and ask questions and chat about Illustrator. The chats take place on April 19th, 26th and May 3rd, 10th. Chat times are 3pm and 9pm EST each Monday.
Some of the things we'll cover in class include: Week1: Shape drawing, the Workspace, Gettin' around, Starting and saving new documents. Week 2: Color and the Swatches Panel, Swatch Libraries, Grouping, Direct Selection, Simple Elements, the United Shapes. Week 3: Layers, Stripes, Drawing in Illustrator, Pencil, Brush, Blob Brush and Pen Tools. Week 4: Type, Editing Stock art, Transferring your work to Photoshop. The class is taught in CS4 with support for CS3 in both Mac and PC.
So go check out my class page on ReneePearson.com for more details and a sample video. Renee's online school is an amazing place for learning about software, digital art, creative photo editing and more in a fun and friendly environment that draws fans from all over the world. I hope to see you in class!