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Adobe Illustrator CC : Intermediate

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Two Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!

Overview

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.

These are the 5 things you will get out of this course:
• Manage colours, appearances and effects efficiently
• Apply complex drawing and painting techniques
• Using CC libraries effectively
• Work with shapes, symbols, patterns, transparent art and in 3D
• Clean up files for exporting and printing

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

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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.

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

  • 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

    Questions and answers
  • 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

    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 surveyed20536
  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 Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback




"Really enjoyed the training and Ian was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I am excited to go away and practise my new skills :)"



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"Everything, it was so useful, I feel a lot more confident in Illustrator now, thank you. "



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"Matt was really helpful, he has great knowledge and experience to be able to help me grow my own understanding. What Matt has shown will be help me everyday at work & has reignited my digital art degree & that i want to do more. Fantastic two days. Thank you Matt!!"



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