Beginners Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design Online | BAJ

Beginners Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design Online

COURSE OVERVIEW

Learn the fundamental skills you need for transferring your hand drawing abilities to Adobe Illustrator in order to produce eye-catching fully rendered jewellery designs.

BAJ’s innovative virtual classroom allows students to participate in hands-on, live tutoring sessions in small groups, meaning that you can benefit from personalised feedback in real time from our world-class teaching staff.

Led by Jack Meyer, a senior lecturer in CAD at BAJ, our Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design for Beginners (Online) course is ideal for working or aspiring jewellery designers looking to make a move into CAD, an invaluable skill for the contemporary jewellery industry.

GREAT REASONS TO BOOK

Learn the fundamental skills you need for transferring your hand drawing abilities to Adobe Illustrator in order to produce eye-catching fully rendered jewellery designs.

BAJ’s innovative virtual classroom allows students to participate in hands-on, live tutoring sessions in small groups, meaning that you can benefit from personalised feedback in real time from our world-class teaching staff.

Led by Jack Meyer, a senior lecturer in CAD at BAJ, our Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design for Beginners (Online) course is ideal for working or aspiring jewellery designers looking to make a move into CAD, an invaluable skill for the contemporary jewellery industry.

Course Content
Course Content

By the end of this course, students will have an effective Adobe Illustrator workflow to enable those already knowledgeable about jewellery design drawing to use their skills to take their scanned jewellery drawings and turn them into hand-rendered jewellery images.

Part 1 –

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
  • Navigation and controls
  • Building Basic Shapes
  • Controlling shapes with selection and direct selection
  • Colours, Strokes and Fills
  • Stacked Objects and Groups
  • Pathfinder and Align tools
  • Using the Pen Tool

Part 2 –

  • Using guides to build 2 and 3 way orthographic drawings
  • Controlling layers
  • Laying out professional quality design diagrams and specifications
  • Methods for converting pixel images into vectors
  • Using Pattern Brushes to build milligrain and chains
  • Controlling shading with Gradients
  • Controlling Type in Illustrator
  • Building a gemstone using precision placement of vector lines
  • Using gradient rendering techniques to colour metal and gemstones

Part 3 –

  • Precision jewellery design techniques using Transform tools
  • Measurement tools and techniques in Illustrator, and tolerance considerations for jewellery
  • Exporting vector lines to laser engraving or 3D CAD
  • Adding texture to Illustrator drawings with clipping masks
  • Advanced vector shading with Gradient Meshes
  • Converting photos to vector lines with Live Trace
  • Importing Illustrator designs into Photoshop with Smart Objects
Key Information
Key Information

Course dates: Tuesday July 21st to August 26th

Course duration: Six weeks, weekly on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm GMT (6 sessions of 3 hours each).

Start date: July 21st through August 26th 

Number of hours: 18 hours

Time: 10am – 1pm

Delivery: Online – This course is taught through Zoom video-conferencing.

Price: £650

Progression
Progression

On completion, learners can consider progression to BAJ’s Jewellery Fundamentals Diploma or our short courses in jewellery manufacturing.

PC AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
PC AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS PC AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

This course is taught through Zoom video-conferencing.

You will need your own computer (PC or Mac) in order to run this course. To determine the specifications required for your PC or Mac check here.

Adobe Creative Cloud software is not included.

Students will need to purchase Adobe Illustrator CC prior to the start of the course, and also preferably Adobe Acrobat CC as well.

These can be purchased from Adobe.com

Contact Us

Morley House,
26-30 Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2AT

+44 (0)20 7405 0197

info@baj.ac.uk

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