3Detroit will present an Adobe Illustrator class by Matt Arnold at i3Detroit on Sunday, January 17, from 1 to 3 PM.
If you use the laser cutter, vinyl plotter, or other CNC tools, you need 2D paths that the tool will follow. This path, or “vector”, is described with various formats such as SVG (scalable vector graphics), AI (Adobe Illustrator), or DXF (digital exchange format). This class will teach you the basics of the premiere vector illustration tool, Adobe Illustrator, with an emphasis on how to prepare your file to be used as a tool path. We will not cover alternatives such as InkScape or CorelDraw, but with the basic concepts and skills of vector paths from this class, you can learn them on your own much more quickly.