Short course – Adobe Illustrator for 2D Jewellery Design

Adobe Illustrator for 2D Jewellery Design

Learn all the secrets of using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to take your scanned in hand jewellery drawings and photographs, and perfect them using photo-retouching, technical drawing, and digital painting techniques.


Tutor: To be confirmed

Topics include:

  • An introduction to Adobe Illustrator’s tools, including vectors, fill and stroke colours, gradients, pathfinder tools, brushes and graphic styles
  • How to use traditional 2D rendering techniques in Illustrator, such as 3-way diagrams, isometric drawing, and hand painting.
  • An effective series of techniques to allow you to combine Illustrator and Photoshop to create digital paint-ups of jewellery designs.
  • Ways to take advantage of Illustrator’s speed, such as modifying designs, making chains and creating a findings and gemstones library.
  • How to export Illustrator vectors for use in 3D CAD programs and laser engraving machines.


Who should take this course?

  • Working professionals in the jewellery industry
  • Current students in jewellery related courses

Level: Beginner


Entry requirements:

  • Basic level of using Adobe Illustrator.
  • Basic level of Adobe Photoshop knowledge – students must understand how selection tools work as well as how to create and merge layers. It also helps if they have used brushes and image colour adjustments before.
  • Some understanding or background in jewellery design drawing, whether it is sketching or technical drawing


Course Dates: Enquire now for future course dates


Duration: 4 days


Location: London


Price: £995


Qualification: British Academy of Jewellery Adobe Illustrator for 2D Jewellery Design Certificate

Progression: The British Academy of Jewellery offers a diverse range of specialist intensive courses to help individuals develop their jewellery knowledge and skill set in area such a CAD, gemstone studies and enamelling. We also provide a Jewellery Diploma Programme, which will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to design, make and sell jewellery.


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