Adobe Illustrator Advanced

2 Days

Description

In this two-day (or four evening) advanced Illustrator course you will discover the power and versatility of vector artwork. As the most advanced of our regularly scheduled Illustrator classes, this course takes you beyond the basics to learn the many capabilities available to you in Illustrator. This two-day course also covers troubleshooting for production personnel as well as advanced techniques for interesting design effects.

This Illustrator training class has been updated for Adobe Illustrator CC, but is suitable for users of versions CS6 and CS5 as well, and training for previous versions of Adobe Illustrator is also available. This Illustrator training class is available as a regularly scheduled class at our classroom location, or as a private class at your location or online. This Illustrator training class is delivered by the instructors who wrote the Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom, so you learn from expert instructors that have extensive experience designing and teaching.

What you’ll learn in this training course

  • Revisiting essential Illustrator tools and features
  • Working with symbols and instances
  • Using and applying effects and transparency
  • Exporting and saving files
  • Integrating with InDesign, Flash, Microsoft Expression Blend, Premiere and After Effects
  • Advanced blending techniques
  • Additional features in Adobe Illustrator

Audience for this training course

  • This advanced Adobe Illustrator course is designed for media professionals with prior knowledge of using Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of the skills covered in the introductory Adobe Illustrator course is highly recommended.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

  • Lesson 1: Essential skills revisited
    • Setting up the artboard
    • Creating a background shape
    • Combining shapes
    • Sampling a color
    • Applying a fill and stroke
    • Applying color and effects
    • Aligning and distributing shapes
    • Adding text
    • Distorting a shape
    • Importing an image
    • Working with color, color books and custom colors
  • Lesson 2: Using symbols
    • Understanding symbols and instances
    • Cleaning out the symbol library
    • Creating symbols
    • Editing symbols
    • Importing a symbol library
    • Modifying symbol instances
    • Using the symbolism tools
    • Editing nested symbols
    • Replacing symbols
    • Saving symbol libraries
  • Lesson 3: Effects & transparency
    • The Appearance panel
    • Applying effects
    • Editing effects
    • Using graphic styles
    • Creating and saving graphic styles
    • Object transparency
    • Experimenting with multiple opacities
    • Understanding blending modes
    • Saving and importing graphic styles
    • Applying graphic styles to layers
    • Applying graphic styles to symbols
    • Using opacity masks
    • Painting and editing opacity masks
  • Lesson 4: Exporting & saving files
    • Saving using the AI format
    • Saving an illustration with layers
    • Saving a layered PDF
    • Exporting for Photoshop
    • Integrating with InDesign
    • Integrating art with otehr applications
    • Saving as EPS
    • Saving for Web
  • Lesson 5: Advanced blending techniques
    • Using the Blend tool
    • Applying a gradient
    • Linear vs. radial gradients
    • Using Gradient Mesh options
    • Adjusting a mesh
    • Revisiting Blend Options
    • Selecting multiple mesh points
    • Overlapping images
    • Using the Mesh tool
    • Adding a highlight
  • Lesson 6: Additional features
    • 64-bit support
    • New, adjustable User Interface
    • Image Trace
    • Pattern Options panel
    • Gradients on strokes
    • Make Mask and Release button
    • Expandable color spectrum
    • Character panel enhancements
    • Transform panel addition
    • Redesigned Control panel

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date

Prerequisites

Adobe Illustrator Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date

Course Comments

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date