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Adobe Illustrator Course with Keith Bailey

Date: Thursday 29th & Friday 30th September (9.30am – 4.30pm).
Venue: Galway Film Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark road, Galway City.
Cost: €170 members/ €180 non-members. Participants also have the option of purchasing ADOBE Course Books for €40.
Contact: Course admin@galwayfilmcentre.ie or phone 091 770748.

Aim of Course:

This two day course suits new and novice users of Adobe Illustrator. It aims to ensure attendees understanding the foundations of vector graphics and methods of creation and manipulation within Illustrator. Students will learn some the tools and features of Adobe’s vector graphic drawing application aimed at constructing, manipulating and colouring vector shapes. A highlight will be a thorough lesson on the use of the ubiquitous Pen tool.

Attendees will learn how to set up documents, manage objects via layers, incorporate typography, create colour palettes (swatches) and packaging Illustrator files for distribution or interaction with other Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop or Indesign.
All demonstration media will be available for re-use and practise after the training.

Day One:

  • Getting to Know Illustrator
  • Setting up a Document and working with Pages
  • Selecting and aligning objects
  • Creating and editing shapes
  • Transforming Objects

Day Two:

  • Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
  • Colour and Painting
  • Working with Type
  • Working with Layers
  • Packaging Illustrator files for distribution

About the tutor:
Keith Bailey is all-Ireland’s only Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor. He is uniquely placed to inform on current workflow trends and the best way to utilise Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor or Adobe’s powerful Creative Cloud applications whether you are a standalone designer, education professional or broadcast editor.

His knowledge of workflows and round-tripping through the various post-production software products brings a holistic approach to training courses delivered by him. He continues to in-source edit and animation jobs for corporate video and broadcast television clients as it allows him the opportunity to apply the best-practice techniques he evangelises in his classes. In 2014, Keith was appointed an Adobe Community Professional for the UK/Ireland charged with sharing his product expertise with the world-wide Adobe community.

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