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CreativeLive

Building Infographics in Illustrator

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Overview



AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Create basic shapes and icons

  • Add dimensions, textures, and effects to your infographic design

  • Build a grid structure and design within the grid

  • Design a pie chart


ABOUT JASON’S CLASS:

You see them everywhere—magazines and newspapers, websites and blogs, social media platforms and TV news shows. Infographics have become one of the most popular data visualization tools used to explain complex information and make a point. But while infographics might appear simple and straightforward at first glance, creating a truly effective and beautiful infographic takes thoughtfulness and skill.

Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor Jason Hoppe will show you how to make an infographic using Adobe® Illustrator®, the industry standard design tool for creating powerful, compelling and beautiful infographics that stand out from the crowd.

This class will help you:

  • Organize and explain complex data sets with infographics.

  • Use color to express the tone and ideas behind your graphic.

  • Explore typography and use it to advance your concept.

  • Tie all of your elements together in a unified, beautiful infographic.

In this intensive course, you’ll learn to use Adobe Illustrator like a pro—no graphic design skills required. Whether you're a designer or non-designer, you’ll learn to create icons using basic shapes, fills, strokes, and textures; learn how to choose easy-to-read fonts and typefaces that make a statement and tie ideas together, and build a wireframe for your layout and transform it into a finished infographic. By the end, you’ll know everything there is to know about using Adobe Illustrator to create infographics that engage viewers, share information, and tell stories.


WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • People at all levels (designers and non-designers) who want to get specific, intensive instruction in building infographics with Adobe Illustrator.

  • Those who know the basics of Adobe Illustrator, but not well enough to design a professional-looking infographic.

  • People who don’t know how to access and use all of the helpful tools and effects in Adobe Illustrator that can take their graphics to the next level.


SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

Syllabus

  • What Is an Infographic?
  • Creating Adobe Illustrator Shapes
  • How to Edit Shapes in Adobe Illustrator Part 1
  • How to Edit Shapes in Adobe Illustrator Part 2
  • Simple Adobe Illustrator Icons
  • The Pathfinder Tool and Adobe Illustrator
  • How to Create an Icon Part 1
  • Icon Design Tutorial
  • Rotate Tool and Adobe Illustrator
  • The Shear Tool
  • Adobe Illustrator Swatches
  • Adobe Illustrator Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator 3D
  • Typography and Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustrator and Text
  • How to Make a Grid in Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Illustrator Grid
  • 3D Icons
  • Pie Chart and Adobe Illustrator
  • Bringing It All Together and Becoming an Infographic Maker Part 1
  • Bringing It All Together and Becoming an Infographic Maker Part 2

Taught by

Jason Hoppe

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