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Illustrator Intermediate | Training Course

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

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Illustrator Intermediate | Training Course

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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
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How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 179 reviews



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 & 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

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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 & 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

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"Peter was very friendly and helpful, and very knowledgable of Illustrator. He had all examples ready and was very easy to follow along. Course has definitely improved my skills"
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