This course will be taught using a combination of live (synchronous) sessions on Zoom and tasks to be completed in between live sessions on the Slack platform.
This course intends to give a hands-on overview of the most current technological advances in the field, such as basic computer graphics applied to science illustration.
Practical examples will be selected based on the applicants’ interests and suggestions. The course will be focused on how to translate traditional drawings into an improved digital version.
This course is of intermediate level, some basic experience with illustration is strongly recommended.
Participants of the course Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration 1: Traditional Techniques can benefit of 20 % discount in this course. If you are taking both courses please add that information in the registration form for this course.
This course is of intermediate level, some basic experience with illustration and basic knowledge in computer graphics software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator) and in personal computers is strongly recommended.
All participants must have a computer (Windows, Macintosh) with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator installed. if you do not have a license you can get a temporal trial license. Webcam is strongly recommended, and a good internet connection.
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- Drawing basics: Halftone rendering, textures, transparency object shadows, reflected light and cast shadows.
- Drawing tools and media:
- Line and ink: Basic techniques, rendering styles.
- Pencil: Basic techniques, examples.
- Introduction to computer graphics.
- Vector vs. bitmap (raster) drawing.
- Bitmap (raster) graphics software: Adobe Photoshop© basics, Main tools, layer workflow.
- The use of colour in digital media: Chromatic diagrams, bit depth, image corrections.
- Vector graphics software: Adobe Illustrator© basics, Bezier-curve drawing, pattern filling, examples.
- Examples and subjects of scientific illustration.
- Illustrating plants, animals and geological features.
- Illustrating animals in their habitats.
- References in scientific illustration.
- Use of 3D scanned specimens as a reference for scientific illustration.
- Other sources of information: photography, microscopy, camera lucida.
- Course Fee
- Early bird (until August 31st, 2021):
- 330 €
(264 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- Regular (after August 31st, 2021):
- 420 € *
(336 € for Ambassador Institutions)
- The price is VAT included.
After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.
Participants of the course Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration 1: Traditional Techniques (https://www.transmittingscience.com/courses/scientific-communication/naturalistic-and-scientific-illustration/) can benefit of 20 % discount on this course.