Illustrator 2024

Advanced Training Course

This advanced class consists of 12 different projects that cover the more advanced features of Adobe Illustrator.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This hands-on training is a proven method for those looking to master Illustrator.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
2 Days $895.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face instructor

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

Students should have already completed our Fundamentals class or have the equivalent experience prior to attending this course. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of Illustrator training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Illustrator Advanced.

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Detailed Course Outline

Use gradients to power amazing-looking graphics that appear like they are designed in 3D.
  • Why fake 3D? Some of the best 3D isn’t 3D at all
  • Classic faux beveling with faux texturing
  • Simulated lighting / Violate the laws of reality
  • Faux glass and metal
  • 3D buttons, bars, icons, logos
  • Advanced layering management
Learn how to convert pixel-based artwork and graphics to amazing vector creations.
  • Converting your raster art to vector / Limitations
  • How the Image Trace panel work
  • Advanced Properties and tweaks
  • Advanced techniques when things go wrong
  • Being realistic about what will convert nicely
Learn some of the best and most advanced features to color your artwork.
  • Working with Shape Builder
  • Shape Builder settings and tweaks
  • Working with Live Paint and managing gaps
  • Live Paint settings and tweaks
  • Other techniques for coloring artwork
Look at the power tools and techniques to create many different types of infographics.
  • Exploring the Graphic Tools and Hidden Properties
  • Creating infographics manually / The Classics
  • Working with 3D infographics
  • Coloring and outputting infographics
  • 3rd Party Plugins and Extensions you should know about
Learn little-known techniques to create repetitive artwork like patterns and geometric artwork like clocks and beyond!
  • Why repetitive features are mostly hidden in Illustrator
  • Geometrically based designs using tools and transforms
  • Working with Patterns and management in Libraries
  • Offroad Effects and working with Repeat
Maybe not hidden but certainly features that are often over-looked in Illustrator.
  • What are Blending Modes and how do they work?
  • Troubleshooting blending modes in Print
  • Mesh Gradients: Art for Dummies tool exploration
  • Envelope Distortions
A pro guide on combining photos and raster art with vector art and the problems that you will face.
  • Raster Art dynamics in Illustrator
  • Features in Illustrator that were made for pixel art
  • Layering, labeling, and grouping strategies
  • Effects in a complex layer group
  • How to export layered artwork and maintain vector quality
Use special features in Illustrator to auto remap color both without and with AI.
  • Recoloring Artwork and Your Options
  • Mass conversion to Pantone Colors and more
  • Color reduction for production artwork creation
All the real 3D features in Illustrator and how best to use them in your projects.
  • New 3D versus Legacy 3D
  • Creating 3D with Textures and Lighting
  • 3D Revolve and how to use it
  • Exporting 3D in various formats / Illustrator to Dimension
Illustrator has so many amazing features and these are ones you might have missed.
  • Working with Intertwine
  • Working with Clipping Masks and Knockouts
  • Working with Retype (Beta)
Use the Perspective Grid to help you design perspective-ori-ented artwork like logos, symbols, product mockups, and more
  • What is the Perspective Grid and how does it work
  • The different types of grids: 1-Point, 2-Point and 3-Point
  • Perspective Grid design with graphics and text
  • Putting together a perspective logo
Use 3rd party AI services and Illustrator to create professional-level graphics.
  • Thoughts about the different AI services
  • Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Dall-E and more
  • Prompting ideas and formulas for getting usable media
  • Dynamics and roundtripping for better artwork

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.