Illustrator techniques

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Swiss flag
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Tools

In order to learn different techniques and tools in Adobe Illustrator, we re-created flags such as Switzerland, (above) Greece and South Africa.

We learned how to use different tools like the pen tool, the shape tool and the quick-selection tool in order to re-create these flags accurately.

Although it was the first time that I used Illustrator, I have easily picked up the essential skills. I feel comfortable using the tools and some of the basic techniques.

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South African flag

This South African flag was more challenging due to the more complicated pattern of shapes and putting the yellow outline around the black triangle was pretty time-consuming.

 

When we had progressed in re-creating flags,  we were told to create a flag that we had chosen, and I decided to re-create the Nepalese flag

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Nepalese flag

 

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Basket design

 

Afterwards, to show an example of a graphic design commission, we were asked to design our own shopping baskets using tools such as grouping, distort and transform, and circular rectangle, which I used to to create a star-patterned design, with an orange colour.

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