Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design and 2D Technical Drawing
Adobe Illustrator is a long-standing graphic design tool that works with many of the same basic principles as the 2D elements of most CAD packages. It’s only natural, then, that it makes an ideal supplement for drawing 2D lines to be later turned into a 3D model, or even using it as a design tool in its own right for precise technical illustration or laser engraving images.
In addition, it contains tools for automatically making lines from existing bitmaps, making the transition from scanned image to 3D model even more efficient.
The bespoke Adobe Illustrator for Technical Drawing training is exclusive to Holts Academy of Jewellery, taking many of the elements of the standard Illustrator course and tailoring them to a jewellery designer’s needs.
Selected Tutorial Videos – Adobe Illustrator for Jewellery Design
Tutorial Videos of My Creation
Tutorial Videos From Other Users
- Drawing Vector Lines with the Pen Tool
- Tracing a Basic Key Shape (part 1)
- Tracing a Basic Key Shape (part 2)
- Basic Uses For the 3D FX Filter – Making a Simple 3D Wedding Band
- Making Type Along a Curve
- Using the Gradient Mesh Tool
Valuable Non-Video Tutorials
To Learn More About Jewellery CAD/CAM
If any of these tutorials whets your appetite for learning more about how to use Adobe Illustrator for your jewellery design work, take a look at the CAD courses or one-to-one bespoke training offered at Holts Academy of Jewellery.