Illustrator Tutorial with Ricardo.
Friday lunch time was dedicated to learning some essential new skills using Illustrator. Ricardo took us through a 60 minute tutorial teaching us tools and the step by step process of mapping our local area.
Step by step process
- Open Document – A4 – Colour Mode | RGB – Landscape – OK
- Open Artboards
- Double click artboard to resize to original
- Create 5 New Layers
- Layer 1 – Map
- Layer 2 – Data
- Layer 3 – Text
- Layer 4 – Key
- Layer 5 – Colour
- Using the map layer, place the image on this layer, resize to a reasonable size
- Moving to data layer, add route to map using the line tool
Moving to key layer, create a key with shape symbols (we used circles) each circle at a different size for example smallest circle – 5 people, small circle – 10 people, medium circle – 15 people, big circle – 20 people. Using the colour layer, create a new colour palette, using one already made titled Nature we colour coded our key and map data. This lesson has helped me to learn how to map data in a digital form using Illustrator.