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Adobe Illustrator Advanced Course

Course Description

This advanced class consists of 6 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 master Illustrator.

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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.

2 Days | $895.00

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Detailed course outline

  • Radial Symmetry and Symbols

In this exercise, you will learn how to use the Appearance Panel in depth.

    • Working with Transformation Tools
    • The Layers Panel for Dynamic Attributes
    • Applying Attributes in the Appearance Panel
    • Creating Depth using Translucent Strokes
    • Adding, Layering, and Offsetting Strokes
    • Duplicating Entire Groups of Attributes
    • Turning Stacked Stroked into Editable Paths
    • Simplifying a Multi-Stroke Effect
    • Dynamic Effects
    • Repeating a Series of Transformations
    • Adjusting and Updating a Dynamic Effect
    • Improving the Performance of Drop Shadows
    • Applying a single effect multiple times
    • Saving Graphic Styles
    • Working with the Symbol Panel

  • Create a Typography Based Poster

In this project, you will learn Illustrator's advanced text and typography features.

    • Type Features in Depth
    • Kerning and Tracking
    • Illustrator's logo-making features
    • Customizing a Single Character of Type
    • Combining a Letter form with a Path Outline
    • Creating Logo Type along an Open Path
    • Vertical Alignment, Orientation, & Spacing
    • Working with Touch Type
    • Layer Organization
    • Blending Modes

  • Creating a Logo and Branding (5 samples)

In this project, you will design a logo using image tracing, type, special effects, symbols & artboards.

    • Choosing Typeface and Font
    • Creating Symbols for the Type
    • Placing an Image and Working with the Links Panel
    • Working with Image Trace Panel
    • Saving Presets
    • Changing the Image in Photoshop
    • Expanding the Trace
    • Saving Colors in the Swatch Panel
    • Recoloring Artwork using Live Paint
    • Recoloring Artwork using the Color Guide
    • Creating a Client Presentation
    • Packaging the File for Print
  • Painting with Brushes

In this exercise, you will learn Illustrator's painting tools. You will create your own brushes and patterns.

    • Creating Vector Brushes
    • Creating Pixel Brushes
    • Creating Border Brushes and Pattern
    • Working with Photoshop - Linking
    • Layer Organization
    • Blending Modes

  • Product design: Wine Bottle, Label and Packaging

In this exercise, you will be designing a label and packaging for a winery.

    • Creating a Label
    • Creating a Symbol
    • Working with 3D Effects
    • Using the Perspective Tool
    • Prototyping with the Perceptive Tool
    • Designing the Bottle
    • Creating a multi-board Presentation

  • Event Poster: Art in the Park

In this project, you will design a Poster for an event. You will use Blending, Transparency, Opacity Masks, Symbols and Brushes.

    • Working with Masks
    • Opacity Masks
    • Blending Modes
    • Blends and Gradients
    • Working with Transparency
    • Creating Knockout Effects
    • Using Special Effects and Warp Tools
    • Width Tool
    • Tracing Images

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



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