Vector Attack Alert

Tonight we had a graded assessment sprung on us.  Not good when I’ve done stuff all work with Illustrator at home.

So, tonight’s three hours was spent trying to trace the words “gill sans” and “Times Roman” with not access to tutorial or the like.  PAINFUL!  I spent about 45 minutes trying to get the “g” of gill correct.  Bah!  By the time the class was over, I still had most of Times Roman to trace.  Luckily this assessment thing continues.  Another night of frustration and a room filled with sighing.

I am definately taking my laptop next week as I’ve just traced a few letters with minimal diffulty on my home rig.  My mouse must be better then the one in the classroom, or else CS5 is kinder to me than CS4.

Attack of the Vectors!

Man oh man.  Tonight we got to use a program called Adobe Illustrator.  Rather than doodle away using rasters, like in a paint program, the illustration proggy makes the user draw lines called vectors. The straight lines are easy, some curves are easy, but the wiggly curves such as those used to make umbrellas or waves are hard!

It was also my first use of an Apple computer, but despite some small differences, I could not see what all the fuss is about.

So, how did tonight pan out?

Well you’ll just have to read on to find out…