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.
To Learn More About Jewellery CAD/CAM
If this whets your appetite for learning more about how to use Adobe Illustrator for your jewellery design work, I can provide you with two options:
I offer one of the world’s only bespoke Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop courses for Jewellery Technical Drawing and Digital Painting, taking many of the elements of the standard Illustrator and Photoshop courses and tailoring them to suit a jewellery designer’s particular needs. Contact me directly to find out more about bespoke private tuition in Adobe Illustrator to suit your business needs and timetables.
Alternatively, I have collected a series of tutorial videos below which can both help you get a feeling for what the software is like to use, and also how to perform certain key tasks in the software.
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