Featured Workshop: Scientific Drawing with Illustrator

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Featured workshop of the month: Scientific Drawing with Illustrator

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Register for this virtual workshop*

In scientific manuscripts, visual communication is essential, as illustrations can help to deliver the right information or messages clearly and concisely. Scientific illustrations allow ideas, theories, and details to be conveyed in a compelling and informative approach. The artwork requires that both technical and aesthetic skills be incorporated with scientifically-informed conclusions to create precise depictions of the subject. In this intermediate-level workshop, participants will work hands-on with Adobe Illustrator to create shapes and drawings to be used in figures for publications and presentations.

Attendees will recreate custom figures like a bacterium with 3D shading and a drawing of an endoplasmic reticulum. They’ll also learn how to work with tools in Illustrator (pen, curvature, shape, mesh) as well as change color and outline properties. Eligible students and faculty may also qualify for Pitt IT-provided Adobe Creative Cloud access. Practicing along in Illustrator is strongly encouraged, but optional for attendees.

If you are unable to attend, this scheduled session can also be repeated upon request. Request a customized session of “Scientific Drawing with Illustrator” and other HSLS workshops for your course, group, or department.

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*HSLS classes are open to University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students, as well as UPMC residents and fellows. A valid email address is required to register.

~Marissa Spade