Digitals of an Undergraduate

Chloe, 19 from Hertfordshire, UK. First year Digital Media Design student at Bournemouth University

Adobe Illustrator Workshop 20/11/2014


To help with our latest assignment, we had workshops in Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. Our outcome was to get used to the programme and to use shortcuts to help us achieve things more quickly. My first impressions of AI was that it looked a lot like other Adobe programmes; the same shortcuts worked and the layout/colour scheme was very similar to Photoshop (for example).

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Adobe Illustrator


We followed our lecturer, drawing random shapes whilst learning all the different tools, effects and colours. I grouped two rectangles and a circle together and used {pathfinder – unite} which created an outline of the grouped images (the shapes in yellow). After this I created a circle on top of the yellow shapes and used {pathfinder – minus-front} to cut the shape out.

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Adobe Illustrator


I wanted it to look a bit different so I changed the brush definition to {charcoal-pencil} on the blue rectangle and black circle and increased the stroke weight to 10pt and 25pt. For the yellow shape, I kept the brush definition to {cats tongue} and changed the stroke weight to 2pt which created a faded effect:

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Adobe Illustrator

In my next post, I will be showing you what I created using Inkscape.



Author: Chloe Rose Hutchings

Chloe, 20 from Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Digital Media Design student studying at Bournemouth University.

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