Adobe Illustrator Wedding Invitations
Ever since my Vistaprint STD post, I have been getting lots of messages from hive members asking me how I created my Adobe Illustrator wedding invitations. Learning how to use Adobe Illustrator was NOT easy, mostly because I taught myself. I learned how to use it for work to make figures for academic publications, but the same skill set works for wedding stationery design.
Now, first things first: Adobe Illustrator is expensive. It comes in a package called “Creative Suite 5” (or CS5 for short). It includes things like Photoshop and InDesign as well. Right now, it is listed on the Adobe website for $1,299 USD. Yikes. I purchased my CS5 Design Standard for around $200 at the university I attend, with an education discount. If you’re in the market to purchase CS5, try to use this discount. It literally saves you hundreds of dollars. But: The website does offer a free 30 day trial. So if you can teach yourself how to use the program and design your Adobe Illustrator wedding invitations in under 30 days, you can avoid purchasing it.
The most important thing to understand about Illustrator is that it is a vector-based design program.
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