Adobe Illustrator Training – Advanced

This advanced Adobe Illustrator training course focuses on the advanced features of Illustrator and power shortcuts to enhance your workflow. A methodical approach to using the vector drawing tools in Illustrator will be taught to help you unlock your creative potential. During this course we will explore filters, effects and object transformation as well as the web exportation tools Illustrator provides.

This course is instructor led, and involves working on a number of practical, hands on examples and exercises. Led by highly experienced Adobe Illustrator trainers with many years of experience our hands-on courses mean that you will leave with lots of practical experience as well as useful tips and tricks.

This advanced Adobe Illustrator training course assumes that you are a competent Illustrator user and have attended our Introduction / Intermediate Adobe Illustrator training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in that course.

  • Compound Paths
  • Cutting shapes using pathfinder
  • Outlining the stroke of a path
  • Creating offset paths
  • Introduction to clipping paths and opacity masks
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Creating opacity masks
  • Flow type
  • Linking type containers
  • Linking multiple type containers simultaneously
  • Wrapping text around items
  • Formatting body text
  • Setting document tabs
  • Inserting typographic characters
  • Using character Styles
  • Creating paragraph Styles
  • Editing Text
  • Proofing text
  • Replacing text
  • Managing font usage
  • Creating multiple fills and strokes
  •  Add colour to greyscale images
  • Creating a gradient mesh
  • Creating a pattern swatches
  • Applying patterns
  • Creating a seamless pattern
  • Transforming a pattern
  • Using the brushes palette
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Adjusting properties for an object that has a brush applied.
  •  Filters versus effects
  • Applying a filter to a raster image
  • Creating distortion effects
  • Applying distortion effects
  • Stylise effects
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Using the effect gallery
  • Editing effects
  • Creating graphic styles
  •  Creating vector versions of raster images
  • Auto tracing a raster image
  • Auto tracing scanned line art
  • Applying colour using live paint
  • Using live paint on vector art
  • Using the live paint selection tool
  • Printing Illustrations
  • Colour management
  • Conversion options
  • Making a crop area
  • Gradients, blends and colour considerations
  • Transparency flattening presets
  • Dealing with colour separations
  • Viewing artwork in pixel preview
  • Creating slices
  • Manipulating slices
  • Naming slices
  • Exporting web graphics