Laser Basics & Beyond – Adobe Illustrator
What you'll learn
- Use Adobe Illustrator for designing, cutting, and engraving anything.
- Custom contour cuts
- Multi-layered laser cut designs
- Workflow tips and tricks
- How to create inlayed designs
- Adobe Illustrator
- Laser cutter/engraver
In this course we’ll be learning Adobe Illustrator, with a particular emphasis on its use as a design software for laser cutters. Although I’ll primarily be referencing Trotec lasers, we’ll cover a wide variety of useful tools, tips, tricks and techniques that you can use, regardless of the brand or wattage of your personal laser machine.
This course is for anybody who has a laser machine, regardless of skill level. From beginner to advanced users, wanting to learn more about Adobe Illustrator! These classes have been specifically designed to increase your productivity, make you more confident when working in AI, and able to comfortably create (and recreate) personal and/or professional projects with a laser.
The only things you’ll need for this course are a laser machine (of course) and Adobe Illustrator. I recommend buying the Adobe Creative Cloud suite if possible. The CC suite is a monthly subscription that gives you access to AI, as well as the greater library of adobe programs and other useful add-ons.
You might also want to have laser-safe materials, although this isn’t mandatory to benefit from the course content. Any material that interests you is fine - wood, acrylics, lamacoids, paper, you name it. Your creativity will be the driving force throughout this course.
Who this course is for:
- Laser owners looking to learn the tools that Adobe Illustrator can offer to improve production and design.
Trotec was formed in 1997 from a research branch of Trodat and has since become a world leader in laser technology. Trotec develops, manufactures and markets laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving.
We serve customers in more than 90 countries and more than 500 employees worldwide. Trotec Laser Canada has been operating as an independent subsidiary in Canada for over 10 years servicing coast-to-coast, with 4 locations including: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. In 2015, for the first time the turnover exceeded 100 million.
High technology laser machines rely on the on-going expansion of its technological lead and customer orientation. The in-house Academy continues to improve the qualifications of all our staff. With 17 subsidiaries worldwide, Trotec is internationally active