Feb. 6th, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Four week course on Adobe Illustrator for Digital Fabrication

€60 for students/€100 for professionals

Illustrator For Digital Fabrication has been designed for new and inexperienced users. Adobe Illustrator is a standard vector graphics program that allows you to create graphics, logos, patterns, typography and illustrations for print, web or digital fabrication. These can be drawn from scratch, within the program, while using various tools, or they can be produced from existing hand-drawings or photographs.

We will focus on making and preparation of vector files that can be further cut or engraved on our laser cutter machines. During the course you will understand the program’s interface, learn to use essential tools, effects and actions in order to be confident in realizing your own ideas and creating your own work. You will also familiarise yourself with a laser cutting process that transforms vector file into cut and engraved 3D object.

The cost of the full course is 60 euros for students and 100 euros for adults. Capacity of this course is 12 people and classes will be on four consecutive Tuesdays from 19:30 - 21:30 starting Tuesday 6th of February. It is essential to have an Illustrator app already installed on your computer, otherwise contact us in advance, and we can provide a 30-day trial version.

Week 1

Introduction to various projects that have been realised in Fab Lab by using the Adobe Illustrator in conjunction with laser cutting machines. Installation of the program and introduction of the program’s interface.

Week 2

We will be covering all the essential tools that are commonly used so that you can get started and have a feel of how Illustrator works.

Week 3

Further exploration of various vector-creating techniques like drawing, shape building, typography and tracing.

Week 4

Final stage of digital fabrication where we will realise everyone’s individual project of choice created through out the course, on a laser cutter. Material will be provided by Fab Lab Limerick and each learner will be able to take home their individual projects.

You can book your place here