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Creating Infographics

In this one day class you will further refine your existing Illustrator skills by creating objects to be used in an infographic.

Upcoming Classes

Saint Paul, MN

  • Jul 30 - Jul 308:30am - 4:30pm$695Register
  • Aug 22 - Aug 228:30am - 4:30pm$695Register
  • Sep 24 - Sep 248:30am - 4:30pm$695Register
  • Oct 24 - Oct 248:30am - 4:30pm$695Register

This course is also offered as a Private Training. Please contact us to customize and schedule your individual or group event.

Course Outline

Why use Illustrator for infographics?

  • Vector artwork advantages
  • Scalable Vector Graphic format

Symbols

  • “Create once use many” artwork
  • Creating Symbols
  • Breaking links to master symbol
  • “9-point” scaling option

Dynamic Symbols

  • Affecting changes in symbol without affecting the master
  • Isolating parts to modify
  • Loading Symbols from another Illustrator Document

Illustrator Chart Components

  • Which chart should I use?
  • Inputting data into Illustrator
  • Graph settings
  • Utilizing Graphic Styles with charts
  • Using artwork to represent data in Column Charts
  • Data marker enhancement with graphic object
  • Donut chart tip

Infographic Creation

  • Planning your infographic
  • Document set-up
  • Adding chart types

Graphic Elements

  • Finding Graphics
  • Shapebuilder tool
  • Tracing/template layer
  • Auto Tracing
  • Color Themes
  • Appearance Panel

Repurposing Vector Artwork

  • Copying parts from a larger piece of artwork
  • Modifying the artwork
  • Puppet Warp tool
  • Faux 3-D artwork
  • Building a CC library of assets

Text

  • Font pairings
  • Adobe Type (formerly TypeKit)
  • Paragraph Styles / Character Styles