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Adobe Illustrator to render jewelry ideas


#1

I would like know if anyone uses Adobe Illustrator to render their
jewelry ideas to full illustrations with different perspectives (as
opposed to hand drawn/painted).


#2
I would like know if anyone uses Adobe Illustrator to render their
jewelry ideas to full illustrations with different perspectives
(as opposed to hand drawn/painted). 

Yes,

It is really easy to use once you get the hang of it and it is very
helpful to manufacturers. The only problem is if you are doing
organic things - like animals - this gets a bit trickier but, if you
are good on Illustrator it is not difficult.

Hope that helps!


#3

Hi Susan,

You can use Illustrator to draw up designs, but it’s a 2D
illustration system. Doesn’t keep track of objects or linkages, so
you’d have to draw the other perspectives yourself, manually. Copy &
paste would make that a little easier, but not a whole lot simpler
than doing it by hand with a pencil. It is very good for doing
line-art for etching, and other high-precision artwork that only has
one perspective.

Much as Rhino annoys me, I’d look at that for 3D perspective
rendering.

Regards,
Brian


#4

I have never used Illustrator, but I have used Power Point and
Corel. I used Power Point mostly on my old system 7.6 Mac and I use
mostly Corel on my PC. I have used Power Point on PC too, but I
mostly use Corel.

I don’t know if others have “developed” my method on Power Point
(which I transfered to Corel), but I “developed” my method based on
my experience with painting that I learned at FIT back in the 1970s.
It used to take me daysto render a design with paint on paper; It
takes me around 1/2 hour or so to do the same on my computer.

Debbie


#5

Hi Susan,

I do with nearly all my custom design work. I use it in combination
with Corel Painter and or Photoshop to show scales of stones relative
to the object of design. You can see some examples of what I do at
pbase.com/tomdesgn. This is not cad work, strictly two dimension
renderings to show my clients what I have in mind.


#6

I often use Corel Draw for initial design.


#7

Can you explain how you use Power Point?

Thanks


#8
Can you explain how you use Power Point? 

I do a background of a medium gray (the color of the paper I was
using in class and beyond), using color variagation functions to
create the gold or silver (or pink gold) colors, and made one design
per panel. I could then create a portfolio of designs as a slide
show (using cool wipes and all).

Debbie


#9

I have been using Photoshop for years, and I love it.

Janet Kofoed


#10

I only just ‘relearned’ how to sketch and draw, which has helped me
come up with new designs a’plenty. It never did occur to me that my
background in Photoshop could come in handy making jewelry! Yet it’s
been years since I really delved into the software, I’m sure much has
changed.

I’m tempted enough though, to try again. As far as using it for
jewelry, are there any recommended tutorials, videos or inexpensive
books? I chiefly used PS for brochures, pamphlets and media material
in the past, but I can already picture myself relearning the software
just as I am with sketching.

Both ways, to me, are just extra tools in my bench for getting work
done, and I love it!

Cheers,
Becky