"Vector Art for Beginners" will cover:
- Setting artwork print size, colors, register marks, and essential information you need to set up your graphics in preparation to print
- An overview of the main "Tools" in your software and basic instruction on how to use those tools
- Creating vector-based artwork and using vector designs from outside sources (example: clip art or vector services)
- Learning about printing needs like the Choke, Butt, and Trap in registration, and how and where to use these features.
- Step-by-step follow-along instructions for creating an under-base or ink-primer layer, and understanding the overlaying colors
- Working with customer-provided artwork, including a step-by-step follow-along sample job provided to the students
- Creating quality film positives using the RIP software
- Working with screen printing limitations on the graphics
Students will be given set-up files and practice-job files to use in a follow-along style of learning.
Students are expected to bring their working laptop with Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw and RIP software installed, tested, and functioning.
Classes will start at 9:00 am and typically run until 4:30/5:00 PM with a lunch break.