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Illustrator vs. Photoshop; Understanding Platform Differences 1:46
Raster vs. Vector Graphics 2:30
Implementing Illustrator in Art Room 4:05
Setting Up Your Workspace 3:05
Using Selection Tools 2:29
Creating With Shapes
Building Shapes with the Pen Tool 12:18
Editing with a Shape Builder Tool 5:07
Fill and Stroke 5:34
Selecting Color with the Eyedropper Tool 2:27
Editing with a Shape Builder Tool 7:22
Introducing the Type Tool 7:46
Utilizing the "Area Type" Tool 6:51
Shape Tool Emoji Project 12:04
Pen Tool Robot Project 13:04
Text Tool Poster Project 10:41
Presenting Student Work
Practical Strategies for Saving and Turning in Work 2:36
Printing and Displaying Digital Work 1:27
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
4 PD Hours
1 Learn the differences between Illustrator and Photoshop and when to utilize each program.
2 Explore Illustrator’s tools, practicing directly on the provided resources.
3 Discover simple skill-building projects designed to build student confidence.
Adobe Illustrator is an industry standard for digital design, but how can art teachers utilize it effectively in the classroom? Join Rich Stachon as he provides a comprehensive overview of all that Illustrator has to offer. Learn the program basics, gain practical tips and tricks for introducing skills to your students, and observe several successful entry-level projects. No matter whether you are a beginner or have dabbled in Illustrator before, Rich will show you how to make this program accessible to your art students.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
E. Selects technology resources to supplement instructional strategies
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
Middle School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Rich Stachon is a middle school art teacher in Glen Ellyn, IL. He believes in providing students with a safe environment where they can confidently create by merging traditional and digital art-making techniques. Rich earned a master’s degree in education media design and technology from Full Sail University.