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Adobe Illustrator CC : Advanced

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


This Adobe Authorised course is for those who want to harness the full power and productivity of Adobe Illustrator.

You will learn new techniques for creating complex artwork, explore more sophisticated ways to work with colour and type and radically improve your productivity by using clever ways to integrate Illustrator with Photoshop and InDesign.

This course can also be run as a private course, so if you wish to tailor this outline to your exact requirements, please call or email.

The 5 things you will get out of this course:

• Using panels and advanced applications of colour
• Creating complex artwork using fills, pen and pencil tools, brushes and more
• Learn controlling type techniques
• Drawing in perspective
• Integrating Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

You should have attended the Introduction and Intermediate Illustrator course at Media Training or have an equivalent level of experience.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

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

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 per day

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Course Outline

  • Advanced use of colour
    • Using the Colour Theme panel
    • Sharing colours between applications
    • Using Recolour Artwork
    • Overprinting colour with the Attributes panel

    Creating complex artwork
    • Advanced use of Effects and the Appearance panel
    • Using pattern fills and JPEG images to create texture and transparency
    • Pen and Pencil tool enhancements
    • New ways to join and trim paths
    • Using images in Brushes
    • Introducing Live Shapes
    • Adding new strokes and fills via the Appearance panel
    • Toggling the Transparency Grid
    • Loading new texture into the Texturizer Effect
    • Utilising the magic wand tool

    Controlling type
    • Options for auto-sizing Area Type
    • Defining Paragraph and Character styles
    • Saving Styles to the CC Library
  • Drawing in perspective
    • Drawing new objects in perspective
    • Attaching art to a perspective plane

    Integrating Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
    • Guidelines for creating and sharing artwork between the applications
    • Exporting Assets
    • Packaging a document
    • Preparing layers for After Effects
    • Defining an Illustrator Template
    • Setting Artboard sizes for social media content
    • Productivity enhancements
    • Creating guides from shapes
    • Defining a new Tools panel
    • Setting new views
    • Customising the Keyboard short‐ cuts
    • Building Actions for editing and Exporting
    • Deciding when to Rasterize content
    • Building Graphic Styles

    Overview of recent CC updates

    Questions and Answers
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 more than 7 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 surveyed20735
  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
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"Trainer was very good at explaining techniques and useful shortcuts to us all. Really enjoyed the course."

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"Explaining a wide range of different shortcuts, effects and tools"

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