Illustrator Advanced


  • Illustrator Intermediate

    Exceptional knowledge base and tailored to suit our requirements.

    RAF
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Intermediate

    The course was great and featured lots of new skills that I can use. The trainer was great at delivering each section and really attentive in making sure I was keeping up and getting the answers I needed.

    Lintbells
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    The course itself was really informative and trainer was excellent.

    Deborah M
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    I had an excellent training day with Tony learning about Adobe Illustrator. He was great at adjusting the pace to my needs and we covered a lot of ground. I would recommend Transmedia to anyone.

    Paul S
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    Probably the best course I have been on. Very thorough and entertaining.

    Cancer Research UK
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    The course was perfect. Great course, great trainer!

    Northgate
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Intermediate

    Brilliant. Exactly what was needed.

    NHS
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    Excellent course - Tony was fantastic and it was a great introduction to Illustrator. Many thanks to all involved in booking and running the course.

    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 2 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Appearance and Graphic Styles
  • Drawing
  • Brushes
  • Patterns
  • Shape Manipulation
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  • Illustrator Intermediate

    Exceptional knowledge base and tailored to suit our requirements.

    RAF
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Intermediate

    The course was great and featured lots of new skills that I can use. The trainer was great at delivering each section and really attentive in making sure I was keeping up and getting the answers I needed.

    Lintbells
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    The course itself was really informative and trainer was excellent.

    Deborah M
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    I had an excellent training day with Tony learning about Adobe Illustrator. He was great at adjusting the pace to my needs and we covered a lot of ground. I would recommend Transmedia to anyone.

    Paul S
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    Probably the best course I have been on. Very thorough and entertaining.

    Cancer Research UK
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    The course was perfect. Great course, great trainer!

    Northgate
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Intermediate

    Brilliant. Exactly what was needed.

    NHS
    March 2024
  • Illustrator Introduction

    Excellent course - Tony was fantastic and it was a great introduction to Illustrator. Many thanks to all involved in booking and running the course.

    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Dates


Date Location   Price (ex VAT)  
Mon 22 - Tue 23 Jul 2024 Live Online £545
Thu 1 - Fri 2 Aug 2024 London £545
Tue 20 - Wed 21 Aug 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Sep 2024 London £545
Thu 26 - Fri 27 Sep 2024 Live Online £545
Tue 1 - Wed 2 Oct 2024 London £545
Mon 21 - Tue 22 Oct 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 11 - Tue 12 Nov 2024 London £545
Wed 20 - Thu 21 Nov 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Dec 2024 London £545
Mon 23 - Tue 24 Dec 2024 Live Online £545
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Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.

Overview

This course is recommended as a follow up to our two-day Introduction to Illustrator course or our two-day Intermediate Illustrator course, depending on existing levels of knowledge. It is also suitable for those with equivalent experience through self-learning. The course includes topics such as special effects, filters, advanced techniques with the Illustrator drawing tools, layers work and advice concerning suitable settings for high-end output. We also teach a colour control section where you will learn to master a gradient mesh and all aspects of colour control. All our Adobe Illustrator courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools.
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Course Outline

Appearance and Graphic Styles

  • Understanding appearance
  • Adding new fills and strokes
  • Effects seen in the Appearance panel
  • Saving appearance as a Graphic Style
  • Style duplicating, overriding and breaking link
  • Style Libraries

Drawing

  • Getting full control of the pen tool
  • Amending, splitting, joining and manipulating paths
  • Using Shape Builder to combine, edit and fill shapes
  • Simplify

Brushes

  • Practical examples of Calligraphic, Art, Pattern, and Scatter Brushes
  • Modifying the brush options
  • Editing existing and creating new brushes

Patterns

  • Advanced pattern behaviour - transform pattern, object and both
  • Editing the pattern tile

Shape Manipulation

  • Clipping Masks
  • Compound Paths
  • Transformation, Align and Pathfinder with Shape Mode
  • Blob brush, Shape Builder
  • Live Paint

Envelope Distort

  • Makes with Top object, Warp and Mesh
  • Expanding and releasing

Tools

  • Brush and pencil tool customisation
  • Distorting and warping tools
  • Using effects and graphic styles
  • Polar and arc grids
  • Group Select, Magic Wand

Opacity Masking

  • Creating and applying Masks
  • Modifying and updating mask content

Working With Colour

  • Understanding Illustrators Swatches
  • Creating Gradient and Pattern Swatches
  • Colour Guide - Recolour Art and Harmonies
  • Colour Themes
  • Loading Pantone Libraries
  • Saving and exporting Swatches and ASE
  • Gradient Options

Effects and Filters

  • Distort & Transform, Stylise and other Illustrator Effects
  • Photoshop bitmap effects
  • Effect Gallery

Perspective Grid

  • Choosing a Perspective Grid preset
  • The Perspective Grid tool
  • The Perspective Selection tool
  • Drawing new objects in perspective
  • Attaching art to a perspective plane
  • Mapping a perspective grid to a photo or drawing

Working With Layers

  • Creating and understanding Layers
  • Selecting and arranging Layers
  • Duplicating Layer content
  • Releasing and flattening Layers

Text In Illustrator

  • Creating and threading multiple text containers
  • Modifying threaded text
  • Area Type vs Point Type vs Area Fill
  • Text on a Path Options
  • Using Text Wrap and options
  • Using Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Special characters with the Glyph Palette

Symbols

  • Manipulating and updating symbols
  • The Symbol sprayer and its properties
  • Other Symbol tools

The 3D Effect

  • Rotate, Extrude & Bevel, Revolve
  • Mapping Symbols onto Surfaces
  • Transparent surfaces

Print work

  • Setting up for professional printing
  • Understanding transparency flattening
  • Creating Crop Marks
  • Page Tiling
  • Exporting Multiple Page PDF
  • Using the Area Crop Tool to export pre-defined areas
  • Setting up the Document Raster Effect Setting

Web Output

  • Asset Export
  • Slicing and exporting
  • Multiple artboards output
  • Separations Preview
  • Flattener Preview

Misc.

  • Creating and recording Actions and saving Action Sets
  • Batch Processing
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Using Scripts
  • Preferences

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