Our next project will challenge the following skills:
- Learning basic skills in Illustrator (pen tool, drawing on a path, installing a typeface)
- Creative expression through Self Portraiture
Two things you need:
- A photo of your face
- Text – could be a series of words, song lyrics, a poem, a combination of all
Once you gather your photo and the text you will be using, we will go over basic Illustrator pen tool skills.
The PEN tool – the pen tool is one of the most important tools to master in Illustrator. Throughout the semester you will get better at the pen tool, but only with lots of practice!
Selection vs. Direct Selection
Pen tool basics: add, subtract, convert, handlebars, curves, pencil
More pen tool resources:
Really good Type on a Path tutorial video