Maps and Mapping (Adobe Illustrator)

5 Nov 2009 – 10 Dec 2009

Event times

Thursday evenings

Cost of entry

£179 / 159 concession


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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With the vector graphics environment, Adobe Illustrator, you will learn how to design diagrams and maps. Responding to the everyday ordinary, get inspired to transform your daily routes into a map. This course is about visual thinking.


Course Outline Introduction THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 6—9PM First few words... History of Maps — an overview The Illustrator workarea · working with panels · using the selection tool · using basic shape tools Exercises Colour & Code THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 6—9PM Thinking about maps Illustrator Review | Creating Layers · moving objects and layers · locking layers · colour fundamental · creating a spot colour · creating a gradient fill Exercise Drawing a map Shapes & Planes THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 6—9PM Thinking about collecting & organising data Illustrator Review | Selecting and aligning · Transforming objects · scaling · reflecting · rotating · distorting · Positioning objects · multiple transformations · Pencil tool · applying colour Exercise An Op Art-Experiment Lines & Directions THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 6—9PM Thinking about diagrams Illustrator Review | Bezier · Pen tool · straight lines and curved paths · curves and corner anchor points · split lines · select and adjust curve segments · adding arrowheads · graph tool · working with text Exercise Visualising data Type & Description THURSDAY 03 DECEMBER 6—9PM Thinking about mapping time Illustrator Review | Creating and editing symbols · the Symbols panel · importing a text file · changing text attributes · styles · creating text on paths and shapes · wraping text around a grafic Exercise 24 hours mapping Index THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 6—9PM Thinking about visual language Illustrator Combining vector and bitmap graphics · Working with brushes and effects · When using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Inkscape or Processing? Outlook

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