Training Courses

Adobe Illustrator CC : Intermediate

Two Day Course


Designed for those already familiar with Adobe Illustrator who need to get the most from this leading graphics application, this is a two day Adobe authorised "power user" course.

The course has been developed for those who wish to increase their productivity and explore more creative options when using Adobe Illustrator.

This practical, hands-on course explores the most efficient ways of producing professional artwork for both print and the web and will enable you to realise your creative and productive potential.
You should have attended the Introduction to Illustrator course at Media Training or have an equivalent level of experience.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


    Discount Info
  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Drawing and Path editing
    • Drawing complex bezier shapes
    • Setting anchor points and handle display preferences
    • Using the Control Panel to edit paths
    • Outlining strokes

    Managing colours efficently
    • Use of colour
    • Editing colours using menu commands
    • Extracting colours from artwork
    • Using the Color Guide panel
    • Using the Color Theme panel
    • Creating ASE Swatch libraries

    Using CC Libraries effectively
    • Sharing assets between applications
    • A link to your library with other users
    • Collaborating with other users
    • Controlling Edit permissions for other users

    Appearances and effects
    • Document Raster Effects settings
    • Applying resolution independent raster effects
    • Targeting object attributes
    • Adding multiple attributes to a single object
    • Manipulating the appearance stacking order
    • Applying Live Effects
    • Editing Live Effects
    • Expanding Appearances and Artwork

    Using Clipping Masks
    • Working with clipping masks
    • Modifying clipping masks

    Complex painting techniques
    • Painting with the Paintbrush
    • Using the Bristle brush
    • Setting Bristle brush characteristics
    • Painting with Images in Brushes
    • Creating custom Variable Width profiles
    • Creating custom brushes
    • Using Drawing Behind and Drawing Inside
    • Working with Gradients
    • Working with Gradient Meshes
    • Working with Blends
  • Compound Shapes and paths
    • Using Shape Builder to combine, edit and fill shapes
    • Creating shapes with Pathfinder options

    Working with Symbols
    • Creating and editing symbols
    • Managing symbols
    • Creating symbol libraries
    • Updating symbols

    Manipulating type and objects with Envelope distortions
    • Understanding Envelope Options
    • Uses and limitations of Envelope Distort
    • Applying Warp, Mesh and Top Object distortions
    • Editing Envelope distortions
    • Releasing and expanding distortions

    Creating Transparent art
    • Displaying transparency
    • Applying transparency to attributes, objects, groups and layers
    • Working with opacity masks
    • Adding texture using Opacity Masks
    • Using blending modes
    • Guidelines for successful output

    Creating Patterns
    • Working with the Pattern Options panel
    • Creating symmetrical patterns
    • Creating asymmetrical patterns
    • Saving pattern swatches

    Working in 3D
    • Creating custom 3D shapes
    • Creating 3D type
    • Using lighting effects
    • Mapping symbols onto surfaces

    Creating high resolution PDFs
    • Creating PDFs
    • Global PDF export options

    Exporting and printing
    • Cleaning up your files
    • Advanced printing concerns
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Our Clients

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When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 4999 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed4999
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

"I think everything is super, Matt was very patient with us and accommodating to helping us learn things useful to us. I hope to do more training in the future with you guys"

"Great Training, Great Environment , great hospitality."

"Vicki, my trainer, was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely come back and do further extension classes if they were with Vicki"

"I thought Vicki was a brilliant trainer - very friendly and knowledgeable, and she made the two days super fun. She also knew when we were flagging and needed a break! She made illustrator seem far less scary than I thought it would be, and broke everything down into manageable steps. Providing a pen & notebook is great - so useful. The lunch provided is really great quality too. I would definitely return for more courses here."

"There was a really good mixture of examples and practical exercises throughout, and the instructions were always clear and easy to follow. We had a small class (5), which was great - there was plenty of individual help as well as group instruction. I was given a notebook when I arrived which was handy - I'll be able to hold onto it for any future Illustrator notes. I really enjoyed it overall, and it is definitely going to be helpful for me going ahead!"

"Friendly and approachable trainer, good pace, lots learnt - great course."

"This course has been better than I ever could have anticipated. The class size (4) for us allowed Emile to help us individually when we were stuck, without holding up the other course participants. Emile explains things really clearly, and could adapt his explanations to the differing levels of ability in the class. A+++++!!!! Also, great venue and facilities, and of course tea + food."

"Emile was very knowledgable and was able to answer all questions, and provide personalised training to cover things specific to me. Great facilities, nice environment. I learnt a huge amount, and will be looking in the future for more opportunities. Many thanks Josh"

"Emile took the class slowly and helped everyone at their own pace. the examples were all great and I learned loads!"

"Trainers are very knowledgeable, and the course options/choices are very good."

"Emile was incredibly patient. His pace was good and he gave lots of good examples to see how the different techniques could be used. He did well to tailor the course to each individual student. "

"Excellent lunches, really friendly and helpful trainer"

"small class, good teacher everything in between "

"It was grand. Very knowledgable and helpful trainer. I only hope I can remember it all. "

"Lunch, clean environment, great tutors, kind staff"

"The examples were good, really positive energy and Emile was very good at his job."

"Fab feel and set up, great instructor, can't wait to come back."

"Really enjoyed the course and trainer. Course covered a lot and we got a lot of hands on experience which is great for learning. Food was excellent as well !!!"

"The food was absolutely delicious - many options always a bonus. Everybody was really friendly and easily approachable The trainer was fun and friendly, patient, and explained things well rather than doing it for you. I feel like I've learnt a lot - can't wait to further practice! "

"very patient explaining things clearly answered any questions and helped resolve problems from previous work"

"Teacher has been great, very helpful and patient with questions."

"Lovely, chilled out working environment. Great tutor"

"Teacher's knowledge and patience to explain and pay attention to each one of us."

"Very knowledgeable about program, fantastic examples and staff very easy to speak to."

"Very knowledgeable and friendly trainer. Good location of training centre near Borough tube station. Good lunch and refreshments"

"Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Comfortable environment to learn and work in. Food was amazing. Matt's was very knowledgeable, calming nature and willing to go through things again. "

"I really enjoyed the small class size and the environment. It was a very casual setting and a lot of breaks helped me concentrate. Free coffee was a giant bonus as well! Thank you!!"

"Really thorough look at the different tools available."

"knowledge of the software, friendly staff!"

"It was clean, the computers are good, it was easy to find thanks to the instructions"

"Organised, efficient, friendly"

"Small class, knowledgable tutor and interactive learning"

"Clear instructions, practical knowledge, interesting course. All in all, enjoyed the course and learned plenty"

"An excellent day. We zipped through the topics. Everything felt interesting and was taught at the right level."

"Explaining things clearly and patiently. "

"Fabulous lunches - need to come back just for the lunch"

"The trainer was incredible! thankyou! really good examples"

"The whole package is pretty good"

"Staff helpfulness, environment and openness to questions!"

"Knowledge of the course was excellent. Easy to follow and pick up despite struggling when trying on my own! A trainer helps a lot!"

"Peter was very outgoing and explained everything in a detailed and easy to follow manner. Thanks for the knowledge! "

"Excellent working space. Very knowledgeable staff."

"The trainer was very approachable and flexible with the course content"

"Very helpful and relevant. I learnt a lot in a short space of time. Facilities were great."

"Friendly environment, good trainer, helpful staff."

"Hazel is great relevant, fun, approachable, answering questions and individual help as needed so never felt I got left behind and gave up as so very often does happen. Thank you :-) Hospitatlity!"

"Vicki not only squeezed a lot into my course, but she patiently and attentively tailored the material to exactly my needs. Top course"

"Great course, learnt everything I wanted to. Really nice place with great relaxed atmosphere. Hazel was a great trainer!"

"The trainer was excellent and the reception team were so friendly and organisation was perfect"

"Vicki was great at explaining really complicated things in a way that I could understand them. She didn't mind having to repeat herself, especially with the shortcuts. "