Teen Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a program that allows you to create various types of illustrations that can be used in graphic design.

Graphic design is ubiquitous today: from the logo of the Olympic Games, to the logo of famous sneaker companies, cell phones, video games, comics – everything that children love and follow.
In this course, children will be introduced to Illustrator tools and ways to use them in creating their own objects and text. Also, through practical examples, they will learn how to use the graphics created in Photoshop for better results and faster workflow. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator makes a complete circle in terms of obtaining the final product.
Benefits for your child:
● The knowledge gained in the course helps direct the child’s energy in a creative direction
● It helps children acquire knowledge they can use for school projects
● It introduces children to the world and potentials of computer graphics
● It teaches children to express their ideas in a creative way by using the new technologies
The course syllabus is a well-balanced combination of lectures, demonstrations and independent work led by a certified Adobe instructor.

Introducing the workspace
• Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
• Examples of Illustrator works (logo, illustrations, UI design)
• Starting Illustrator and opening files
• Display manipulation tools
• Live paint technique
• Exercise: Live illustration painting with the use of live paint technique

Graphic object selection techniques
• Hiding and locking objects
• Outline mode
• Aligning objects
• Selecting objects and parts of objects with Selection and Direct Selection tools
• Object grouping and Isolation mode
• Exercise: Making your own logo

Using the Shape Object Creation Tool
• Working with simple shapes (rectangle, ellipse, circle, polygon, star)
• Live corners option
• Changing the line width
• Image vectorization
• Exercise: Abstract illustration for desktop wallpaper

Changing and combining Shape objects and paths
• Changing the paths and objects Shape
• Connecting the paths
• Using the Eraser and Path eraser tools
• Combining objects – Shape builder

• Changing objects (size, reflection, distortion and skew)
• Changing objects with the Free Transform tool

Creating illustrations with drawing tools
• Drawing straight and curved lines with Pen tool through a game
• Adding arrows to the path
• Drawing free paths with Pencil

Working with colors
• Saving Color as a sample (Swatch)
• Using Color Picker to create colors
• Changing object colors with Recolor Artwork option

Adding text
• Adding Point Type text
• Adding Area Type text
• Changing font family and style
• Changing the text size and color
• Changing the text with Touch Type tool

Exporting files in different formatss
• Export option for screens

Organizing graphics using layers
• Creating layers and sublayers and their positioning
• Moving objects between layers

Gradients, blend objects and textures
• Application of linear gradient
• Changing and saving gradients
• Adjusting the linear gradient fill
• Creating and changing your own textures

Working with brushes
• Working with brushes
• Using and Changing Art Brush brushes
• Using and Changing Pattern Brush brushes
• Working with Blob Brush tool
• Exercise: Abstract illustration for desktop wallpaper

Creative application of effects and graphic styles
• Working with the Appearance panel
• Working with effects (applying and changing effects)
• 3D Effects – Cube

Final work
• Poster with motivational text

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Adobe Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate.

Stefan Lakić
Graphic Designer @ Freelance
Scholarship: Young Talents of Belgrade
Scholarship: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Member of Association of Film Artists of Serbia (UFUS)

Film and TV Camera graduate turned graphic designer, Stefan holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media from the Bremen University of Arts in Germany and an Adobe Expert certification for Adobe Illustrator. Starting as a camera assistant during his university years, he was awarded Best Student Award for Academic Year 2005-06 at the Academy of Arts Belgrade and went on to receive a talent scholarship from the city of Belgrade. In 2010, he became a Member of Association of Film Artists of Serbia (UFUS) thanks to his work as a director of photography in documentary movies. After having an internship at Lifestream Creations GmbH in Bremen, Germany, he returned to Belgrade and started working as a freelance graphic designer. He teaches Illustrator, Teen Illustrator, Graphic Design and Printing, InDesign and Architecture Student Module 1 at Crater VFX Training Center.


90 EUR for classes in Serbian
135 EUR for classes in English cat. 1*
180 EUR for classes in English cat. 2*
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes
* Country category list

18 classes

basic computer skills