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Adobe Illustrator CC : Intermediate

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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.


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  • 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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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed8233
  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 Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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