Early last year, I had an opportunity to take a class in Adobe Illustrator. It was pretty great. Prior to taking the class, I was quite leery of Illustrator and InDesign. For the most part, I’d been doing most of my work in Photoshop, including typeface.
What I learned from my Illustrator experience is Photoshop is the oddball out while InDesign and Illustrator have more similarities. Now, I’m not an expert after my Illustrator class, but I found it a valuable experience, which has allowed me to use Illustrator somewhat effectively. I’m hoping I can squeeze in time to take an InDesign course, cause I have to admit, that program still baffles me in many ways. Yet I know it’s the right tool for book covers and even putting together books.
Moving on… One of my favorite projects was trying to put together an advert. I have to be honest, I struggled with this assignment. In fact, I struggled so much, I tossed my original idea, which was quite tame… an advert for account software training. I decided to go for something a bit more racy….