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Adobe Illustrator Advanced

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

Adobe Illustrator is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this course, which is a combination of Adobe Certified Instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn the advanced techniques of working with Illustrator so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Who Should Attend?

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator.


Upcoming Course Dates

Adobe Illustrator Advanced | Starts on 04/20/2023


Adobe Illustrator Advanced | Starts on 06/22/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: The Basics of Illustrator Objects

  • Overview of Object Types
  • Understanding Illustrator Objects
  • Using the Layer and Appearance Panel with Objects
  • Converting Objects into Different Types
  • Expanding Objects

Lesson 2: Object Construction

  • Shape and Line Tools Review
  • Using the Pathfinder Panel
  • Working with Compound Paths
  • Drawing in Normal, Behind, and Draw Inside Modes
  • Aligning, Joining, and Averaging
  • Reshaping Paths with the Pencil and Pen Tool
  • Using the Curvature and Pen tools
  • Using the Variable Width Tool
  • The Recolor Artwork Panel
  • Working with Live Paint Groups
  • Drawing with the Shaper Tool
  • Using the Shape Builder Tool
  • Creating Objects Repeats
  • Image Tracing
  • Using the Eraser Tools & the Bob Brush

Lesson 3: Effects and Graphic Styles

  • Using the Appearance Panel
  • Adding Additional Strokes and Fills
  • Reordering Appearance Attributes
  • Using and Editing Effects
  • Applying Photoshop Effects
  • Rasterizing Objects
  • Using and Creating Graphics Styles
  • Applying Appearances to a Layer

Lesson 4: Working with Symbols

  • Using Existing Illustrator Symbol Libraries
  • Creating and Editing Symbols
  • Working with the Symbol Tools
  • Using Multiple Symbol Groups
  • Breaking a Link to a Symbol

Lesson 5: Creating Artwork with Perspective Grids

  • Working with the Perspective Grid Tools
  • Choosing and Adjusting a Perspective Grid
  • Drawing Artwork in Perspective
  • Selecting and Transforming Objects in Perspective
  • Moving Planes and Objects Together
  • Moving Objects in a Perpendicular Direction
  • Moving a Plane to Match an Object
  • Releasing Objects with Perspective

Lesson 6: Using Strokes

  • Using the Stroke Panel
  • Creating and Editing Multiple Strokes
  • Applying Brushes and Patterns to strokes
  • Using the Variable Width Tool and Stroke Profiles
  • Gradient Stroke Options

Lesson 7: Color Transitions and Blends

  • Creating and Editing Gradients
  • Using Gradient Meshes
  • Advanced Blend Options

Lesson 8: 3D and Materials

  • Using the 3D and Materials Panel
  • Creating 3D Objects
  • Applying Adobe Substance Materials
  • Creating Custom Materials
  • Using Lighting Options
  • Using and Editing Ray Tracing Options

Lesson 9: Reshaping Dimensions

  • Creating and Editing Warps & Envelopes 
  • Using the Classic 3D Effect
  • Free Transform Effect
  • Transforming Objects with Effects

Lesson 10: Pattern Making

  • Creating and Editing Patterns
  • Applying Transformations to Patterns
  • Working with Layered Patterns

Lesson 11: Working with Opacity Masks and Clipping Paths

  • Using Clipping Masks
  • Creating Layer Clipping Masks
  • Creating and Editing Opacity Masks

Lesson 12: Combining Apps

  • Placing Photoshop files
  • Saving Layered Photoshop Files
  • Placing PDF Files
  • Placing Multiple Images
  • Working with Image Links
  • Embedding and Unembedding Images

Lesson 13: Exporting Artboards and Assets

  • Exporting Artboards
  • Packaging a File
  • Exporting Individual Assets
  • Creating Artwork for Devices and the Web
  • Saving SVG Files
  • Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
  • Aligning new Artwork to the Pixel Grid
  • Aligning Existing Artwork to the Pixel Grid
  • Creating CSS from the Design
  • Copying and Exporting CSS

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