Post # 1
Our wedding is April ’09 so I’ve got a bit of time, but I am trying to think about ways to save on the planning. I’m very computer saavy but have never used Adobe Illustrator before. I’ve used Publisher before but I just don’t see it allowing me to be as creative as I’d like. I just downloaded the 30 day trial to play around.
Does anyone have any helpful tips for that program or know of any good how to books/program guides?
Post # 3
I learned just by trial and error mostly. You can google it otherwise to get some tutorials; I did a lot of that. I had to use it to make a lot of illustrations for my adviser in grad school, and I’m in science, so I didn’t even know what Illustrator was. I just decided what I wanted to do and googled how to do it until I was able to figure things out on my own. I never bought any books; the internet had plenty. If you think more hands on would help, you could see if a community college or any community rec programs offer classes.
Post # 4
The best thing to do is just keep playing around with it. If you have a specific question you can try to look for the answer on the internet or you can post here and we can try to help.
Post # 5
if youre very computer saavy, it should be a breeze to learn how to use. i learned how to use it for my portfolio a few years back- it only took me a few days to get proficient at using the program.
a good book to use is: Adobe Illustrator CS2 (or CS3- whichever version you have) Classroom In a Book by Adobe Creative Team. (you can prob get it for cheap on amazon or ebay- esp if you use cs2 since its the older version). i believe that it also comes with a tutorial cd. and if you get stuck, you can always google it and a tutorial will surely pop up.
i like illustrator but i use photoshop way more. if you know how to use one program, you can pretty much use the other so you should just get both! good luck~