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Adobe Illustrator - Advanced

Course Overview

Adobe Illustrator is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In Advanced Illustrator Training course, which is a combination of instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will learn the advanced techniques of working with Illustrator so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Course Content

What is New CS5 and CS6  

  • Patterns
  • Gradient on a stroke
  • Image Trace
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Variable Width Options
  • Perspective drawing
  • Bristle brush
  • Multiple artboards enhancements
  • Shape Builder tool

Basics of Illustrator Objects   

  • Advanced understanding of Illustrator Objects
  • What Object can become what Object?
  • Advances uses of the Blend Object
  • Gradient or Mesh
  • Advanced use of the Symbol Sprayer
  • Advanced use of the Variable Width
  • Expanding
  • Compound Shape vs. Compound Path
  • Breaking it all a part
  • Layers Panel

Mesh and Other Tools   

  • Mesh tool
  • Mesh as opacity mask
  • Lasso tool
  • Warp tool
  • Twirl tool
  • Pucker tool
  • Bloat tool
  • Scallop tool
  • Crystallize tool
  • Wrinkle tool
  • Width tool
  • Polar grid tool
  • Rectangular grid tool
  • Flare tool
  • Free transform tool
  • Graph tools
  • Scissor tool
  • Knife tool

Working with Perspective Drawing   

  • Perspective
  • Perspective Grid
  • Using a preset grid
  • Editing the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing objects in perspective
  • Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
  • Attaching content to perspective
  • Editing planes and objects together
  • Adding and editing text in perspective
  • Working with symbols in perspective
  • Adding symbols to the Perspective Grid
  • Transforming symbols in perspective
  • Releasing content from perspective
  • Horizontal plane

Applying Effects   

  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Editing an effect
  • Styling text with effects
  • Editing shapes with a Pathfinder effect
  • Applying the Offset Path effect
  • Working with a 3D effect
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
  • Where to put the Effect

Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles   

  • Using appearance attributes
  • Editing and adding appearance attributes
  • Adding another stroke
  • Adding another fill
  • Reordering appearance attributes
  • Applying an appearance to a layer
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating and spacing a graphic style
  • Applying a graphic style to an object
  • Replacing graphic style attributes
  • Applying a graphic style to a layer
  • Editing a graphic style applies to a layer
  • Applying an existing graphic style
  • Applying multiple graphic styles
  • Applying a graphic style to text
  • Copying and removing graphic styles
  • Creating web graphics
  • Aligning content to the pixel grid
  • Slicing content
  • Selecting and editing slicesUsing the Save For Web command

Working with Symbols   

  • Symbols
  • Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing a symbol
  • Replacing symbols
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Editing symbol options
  • Editing with the Symbolism tools
  • Copying and editing symbol sets
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Symbols and Flash integration


  • Creating a Graph
  • Types of Graphs
  • Making a Design for Columns and Markers
  • Updating the Data

Advanced Masks   

  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask

Combining Illustrator Graphics with Other Adobe Applications   

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Combining artwork
  • Vector versus bitmap graphics
  • Placing Photoshop files
  • Transforming a placed image
  • Embedding a Photoshop image with layer comps
  • Applying color edits to a placed image
  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Image links
  • Finding link information
  • Replacing a linked image
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Web Designers
  • Illustrator and Print Designers
  • Illustrator and Interactive Designers
  • Illustrator and Video Compositors

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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