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Adobe Illustrator Advanced

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Adobe Illustrator Advanced

Duration: 2 Days

US Price: $1050

Delivery Option: Courses are delivered via online live remote attendance option 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Students receive digital course materials prior to the start of the course.

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Unlock all of Adobe Illustrator's software with this immersive hands-on advanced course designed to provide an experienced user with high-end professional skills. The course explores complex drawing functions and how to colorize intricate line art. Attendees will also learn about applying dynamic effects, complex seamless tiling patterns, and work with 3D and perspective grids. After acquiring this knowledge and know-how, Graphic Artists will be able to fully realize their potential and will only be limited by their imaginations.

Course taught by an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

If you don't own the software, a free 30-day trial can be downloaded here.


Completion of the course Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals or equivalent experience.

Course Overview

Illustration of Scan Images

  • Drawing Basic Design Elements
  • Colorizing Elements
  • More Colored Elements for Detail
  • Creating Color Variations

Illustration of Scan Images

  • Drawing Basic Design Elements
  • Colorizing Elements
  • More Colored Elements for Detail
  • Creating Color Variations

Illustration of Black and White Design

  • Drawing the Outline and Basic Details, using the Pen Tool
  • Creating Geometric Shapes Using the Ellipse Tool
  • Drawing Free Form Shapes Using the Blob Brush Tool
  • Creating a Custom Calligraphic Brush
  • Creating a New Calligraphic Brush Variation
  • Editing Shapes with the Eraser Tool
  • Varying Stroke Weights using the Width Tool
  • Creating a Custom Art Brush
  • Applying an Art Brush to Paths
  • Creating and Applying an Additional Art Brush
  • Applying and Editing a Gradient
  • Adjusting Layer Order and Adding Last Details

Seamless Repeating Pattern Creation

  • Reflect, Scale and Groups to make the Base Design
  • Blends to Repeat to Design Elements
  • Reflect, Scale and Groups for Design Elements
  • Complex Blends to Repeat to Design Elements
  • Aligning Shapes for Tiling Patterns
  • Creating a Tiling Pattern
  • Applying and Modifying a Pattern
  • Checking Pattern Accuracy

Logo Design Techniques

  • Setting up a New Document
  • Creating a Custom Color Gradient
  • Creating the Logo Elements
  • Adding Anchor Points and Splitting Paths
  • Adding Line Segments and Aligning Paths
  • Arranging and Joining Paths
  • Editing and Expanding Path Appearances
  • Editing Shapes with Pathfinder
  • Splitting Paths
  • Creating Shape Interactions with Pathfinder
  • Adding Effects to the Logo

Creating Designs with Typography

  • Working with Type and Sampling Image Colors
  • Creating Shapes from Type
  • Creating Paths to Enhance Letter Shapes
  • Expanding Strokes and Combining with Letter Shapes
  • Drawing and Reshaping Other Design Elements
  • Reflecting and Copying Shapes
  • Extending and Editing Letter Shapes
  • Copying Design Elements and Organizing Layers
  • Combining Shapes with Pathfinder
  • Creating Custom Gradients and Filling Shapes

Converting Image to Vector Artwork

  • Using Image Trace
  • Editing Traced Vector Art in Illustrator
  • Copying Artwork to a New Layer
  • Recoloring Artwork

Creating Intricate Designs

  • Transforming Strokes and Managing Appearance


  • Using the Color Guide Panel
  • Recoloring Objects
  • Preparing Objects for Duotone Print
  • Using Blend Modes


  • Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes
  • Creating and Editing Art Brushes
  • Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes
  • Updating Existing Brushes
  • Using Images in Brushes


  • Advanced Appearance Settings
  • Applying Effects to Text without Outlining
  • Copying Appearances
  • Using Live Effects
  • Graphic Styles
  • Libraries
  • Saving and Applying Styles

3D and Perspective

  • Using the 3D Filters
  • Editing 3D Objects
  • Outlining 3D Objects
  • Using the Perspective Grid
  • Changing the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing Objects in Perspective
  • Discussing Options and Limitations

Advanced Distortions

  • Using Warp Distortions
  • Using Mesh Distortions
  • Using Top Object Distortions

Combining Illustrator with Other Software

  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Exporting to Photoshop
  • Linking to Photoshop

Related Training

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Captivate
Adobe Cold Fusion
Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Muse
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Adobe Photoshop Advanced
Adobe Premiere Pro

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