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Advanced Illustrator 1 Day | 7 hours | $499 PLUS TAX

This course teaches you techniques that help you work faster and smarter. You’ll also work with advanced features that make it easier to create schematics, infographics, graphs, 3D comps, floor plans, or architectural elevations. Prerequisite: Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience. Prerequisite: Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience. 

Basic review of essentials

  • » The Workspace
  • » Appearances
  • » Automated procedures (rotate, resize)
  • » Lock, Hide
  • » Preview mode

3D drawing

  • » Draw 3d objects
  • » Change lighting
  • » Map art

Perspective drawing

  • » Drawing in perspective
  • » Customing your perspective grid
  • » Adding type to the grid
  • » Transforming objects using the grid

Creating any object

  • » Think “basic shapes”
  • » Creating icons
  • » Using Pathfinder filters
  • » Outline Stroke and offset Path

    Using the power of Blends

    • » Morphing objects
    • » Smooth colour blends
    • » Smooth steps

    Designing Type & Layout

    • » Types of Type
    • » Working with Threaded Text
    • » Wrapping Area Type Around Objects
    • » Converting Type to Outlines
    • » The Glyphs Panel
    • » Fitting Type to Curved Paths
    • » Transforming Type with Warps & Envelopes

    Working with transparency

    • » Opacity and blending modes
    • » Transparency effects

    Using gradient mesh

    • » Create and modify gradient mesh
    • » Convert shapes to mesh
    • » Modify gradient colour in mesh
    • » Add, remove and modify mesh anchor points

    Live Trace

    • » Converting raster files to vector

    Working with graphs

    • » Create various types of graphs
    • » Import and export graph data
    • » Create custom graphs

    Colour

    • » Create colours
    • » Recolour Artwork
    • » Colour Rules
    • » Kuler Colour

    Preparing Art for Commercial Printing

    • » Crops, bleed
    • » File menu, Package

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of Illustrator at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

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  • Runs on request