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Illustrator Training News from American Graphics Institute.

What is Adobe Illustrator

  • Published on November 20, 2019
What is Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork using a Windows or MacOS computer. Illustrator was initially released in 1987 and it continues to be updated at regular intervals, and is now included as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Illustrator is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional illustrators throughout the world to create high quality artwork. Illustrator includes many sophisticated drawing tools that can reduce the time need to create illustrations.

Best way to learn Illustrator

  • Published on January 30, 2018
Best way to learn Illustrator

Designers working across a range of fields need to know the best way to learn Illustrator for creating artwork and product designs using Adobe Illustrator. The best way to learn Illustrator depends upon your specific requirements, and includes in-person classes, online courses, books, video training, and private lessons.

How to Learn Illustrator

  • Published on January 29, 2018
How to Learn Illustrator

There are several ways to learn Illustrator, including classes, private training, online courses, books, and video tutorials. Learning Adobe Illustrator is useful for creative, design, and marketing professionals. Adobe Illustrator primarily used to create logos, artwork, icons, and illustrations. It can also be used to create postcards, flyers, and website mock-ups. Adobe Illustrator is a versatile design tool and is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. As the first desktop program released Adobe Systems, different training materials and programs have developed for learning Illustrator.

Using Adobe Illustrator in architecture and building design

  • Published on January 28, 2018
Using Adobe Illustrator in architecture and building design

Architects can use Adobe Illustrator to create digital designs.

Icon design with Adobe Illustrator

  • Published on January 27, 2018
Icon design with Adobe Illustrator

Icon design is increasing in importance as the number of applications being developed grows and the number of internet connected devices is also expanding rapidly. Although icon design was once limited to applications on desktop and laptop computers, it has spread well beyond phones and tablets. From self-service check-in kiosks at airports to watches, portable fitness monitors, and Internet connected appliances in the home, the need for icons is everywhere.

Creating great logos: Ivan Chermayeff

  • Published on December 5, 2017
Creating great logos: Ivan Chermayeff

Creating great logos and brand identities requires more than learning Illustrator or taking Creative Cloud classes. Many of the most iconic logos and brand identities were created long before digital design tools were available, with many created by the graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff.

Best City for Shoe & Sneaker Design Jobs

  • Published on April 3, 2017
Best City for Shoe & Sneaker Design Jobs

Based upon the number of companies hiring sneaker and shoe designers, the best city for shoe design jobs is Boston. The diversity of companies filling shoe designer jobs in and around Boston is second to none. While most shoe companies have moved their manufacturing from the mills of New England to Asia, the shoe design positions have remained and even grown in the Boston area. The importance of Boston as the shoe design capital of the world was further cemented this week as yet another company announced they are opening a shoe design center in Boston.

Illustrator CC 2017 Review and New Features

  • Published on November 10, 2016
Illustrator CC 2017 Review and New Features

Adobe has updated their professional drawing and illustration tool. As you will find in this Illustrator CC 2017 review, the new features borrow heavily from capabilities previously available in Adobe InDesign. Many InDesign users will see more convergence between the apps, which are now providing very similar functionality. As these are mostly incremental updates, they will be rolled into the Illustrator courses offered at American Graphics Institute.

Emoji Designed with Illustrator Expand Diversity

  • Published on July 20, 2016
Emoji Designed with Illustrator Expand Diversity

This week started with Emoji Day which is based upon the date visible on the calendar used in certain Emoji in the Apple iOS. Emoji are the small icons available for sharing in messaging apps, used to convey emotions and ideas with simple pictures. For this reason, Emoji are often referenced as Emoticons as well.  In connection with this, Emoji designers working with Illustrator and other tools are creating more Emoji to represent the diverse range of society at large.

Logo design process helps Google refine identity

  • Published on September 4, 2015
Logo design process helps Google refine identity

The logo design process that Google went through this week shows how an effective design process in creating a logo helps to produce successful results. As they created the fifth variation of their logo since they started in 1998, they had a significant undertaking. The Google logo and brand identity is reflective of a creative company that maintains a focus on creating a delightful experience for their users. The simplicity of their user interface for search, which is little more than a white page with a search phrase, needed to be carried into their logo design.

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