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Introduction to Illustrator

Teacher: Steve Hutchison (Ottawa)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $60.00
2 students: CAD $35.00
3+ students: CAD $25.00
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Learn 2D Graphics

Introduction to Illustrator

Course description:

Students will learn how to use Illustrator functions, tools and effects, allowing them to create posters, flyers, web graphics and various marketing material. They will know the basic shortcut keys and basic techniques necessary to work fast and efficiently.

Teaching approach:

Classes are optimized with the student’s goal in mind. They can choose to tailor their class according to whether they would like to use Illustrator for print, web, multimedia, video games, film or social media.

Course program:

- The student will learn how to create, set up and save documents
- The student will have an understanding of the tools and shortcut keys
- The student will learn to manipulate layer, layer effects, blending modes and other layer options
- The student will learn to organize Illustrator files
- The student will be equipped to do a full project using Illustrator
- The student will have an understanding of symbols and animation techniques that are available in illustrator

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $60.00*
2 students:CAD $35.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $25.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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Online: Not available

In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Steve Hutchison

Spoken languages: French, English


I teach with the student’s goal and expectations in mind. Teaching is a chance for me to share my experience and discoveries, and to see someone evolve from them. It warms my heart to see students turn their curiosity into passion as they learn, and their vision into a tangible product.

I am a freelancer for various video game distribution and development companies. I work with different outsourcers and with programmers from different countries. I own a web design and video game firm and am a film critic.

During my career, I managed, integrated and created art for PacMan, Bejeweled 1&2, Tetris, Street Fighter 2, Skip-Bo, classic Disney games and about thirty other titles on different platforms, namely XBox, Playstation, iPhone, Android, Virgin Galactic technologies, airplane, hospital and prison consoles, for Archos, PC and embedded Flash. I am both a print and screen designer, having studied in graphic design, multimedia and 3D Animation with a focus on filmmaking.


2007 - DEC, 3D animation, La Cité collégiale, Ottawa, ON
1999 - DEP, graphic design, Compétences Outaouais, Gatineau, QC
1999 - Certificate in multimedia (90h), Compétences Outaouais, Gatineau, QC


La Cité collégiale, 3D Animation, Ottawa
Teacher in image processing, texturing and matte painting
Taught Photoshop, Maya, texture, matte painting and initiated to graphic design techniques; for a semester

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