Illustrator Intermediate

Illustrator Intermediate

Audience

This course is for those who want to boost their existing Adobe Illustrator skills.

Prerequisites

You should consider attending Illustrator Introduction before taking this course.

Duration

2 days. Hands on.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to boost your existing Adobe Illustrator skills. Explore more difficult creative capabilities and dramatically improve your productivity.

Delivered by an Adobe Authorised training provider.

What will I learn?

  • Complex drawing skills
  • Advanced painting techniques
  • Transparency and blends
  • Patterns and effects
  • Workflow improvements
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free helpdesk support for 28 days

Course Content

Day One

The Pen Tool
• Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
• Mastering the Pen Tool
• Editing Paths
• Editing Anchor Points
• Direct Selection Tool Shortcuts
• Shortcuts for Related Tools
• Pencil & Eraser Tools

Strokes and Paths
• Outlining Paths
• Offsetting Paths

Artboards
• Setting up Documents
• The Artboard Tool
• Artboard View
• Editing Artboards
• Rearranging Options
• Best Practice
• Artboards & Advanced Guides
• Artboards & Interface
• Artboards & Smart Guides

Appearance
• The Appearance Panel
• Making new Strokes
• Making new Fills
• Layering
• Applying Filters
• Object Attributes
• Multiple Attributes
• Applying Live Effects
• Graphic Styles

Graphic Styles
• Overview
• Graphic Style Libraries
• Creating Graphic Styles
• Saving Graphic Styles
• Graphic Styles & Appearance

Brushes
• Overview
• Working with Brushes
• Using Brush Libraries
• Brush Types
• Editing Brushes
• Creating a Calligraphic Brush
• Creating a Scatter Brush
• Creating an Art Brush
• Creating a Pattern Brush

Transparency and Blends
• The Transparency Panel
• Blend Options

Symbols
• Working with Symbols
• Using Symbol Libraries
• Editing Symbols
• Creating Symbols
• Symbol Sprayer Tool

Image Trace
• Settings
• Adjustments
• Editing

Live Paint
• Live Paint Overview
• Live Paint Tools
• Live Paint Explored
• Selecting Areas
• Selecting Paths
• Gap Detection

Advanced Patterns
• Working with Patterns
• Pattern Libraries
• Creating Patterns
• Editing Patterns
• Modifying Patterns

Recolour/Live Colour
• Colour Editing Overview
• Live Colour Overview
• Modifying Colour in Artwork
• Using Colour Libraries
• Extracting Colours from an artwork

Questions and answers

Day Two

Advanced Gradients
• Gradient Tool
• Gradient Panel
• Creating Gradients
• Editing Gradients
• Using Gradient Libraries
• Gradient Annotator
• Freeform Gradient Tools
• Gradients & Transparency

Separations Preview
• Overview
• Using Separations Preview
• Options

Creating Blends
• Overview
• Blend Options
• Creating a Basic Blend
• Expanding a Blend

Effects
• Distortions
• Drop Shadow
• Feathering
• Stylize Effects
• Scribble Effects
• Warp Effects
• Other Filters
• Warp & Distortion Tools
• Expanding Appearance

3D Functions
• Extrude & Bevel Effect
• Revolve Effects
• Transforming Effects
• Other Filters

Warp and Distortion Tools
• Using Warp Effects
• Expanding Appearance

Gradient Mesh
• Overview
• Gradient Mesh Tool Selecting
• Editing

Graphs
• The Graph Tool
• Creating Graphs
• Inputting Graph Data
• Editing Graphs

Envelope Distort
• Using Warp
• Using Mesh
• Envelope Distort Options
• Uses and Limitations
• Releasing and Expanding

Advanced Type Functions
• Style Sheets
• Touch Type Tool
• Area Type
• Colouring Type & Frames
• Type on a Path

Perspective Drawing
• Switching On & Off
• Grid Options
• Editing the Grid
• Perspective Tools
• Drawing in Perspective

Shape Builder Tool
• Overview
• Relationship to Pathfinder

Questions and answers

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