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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

  • 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 per day

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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.

Comfort + Location
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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 18645 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed18645
  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%

  Recent Feedback

"Class sizes are great!"

"Excellent good, good trainer, no IT issues at all!"

"well structured day. Enough breaks that it gave you time away from the screen. immersive. "

"I feel like I know much more than I did when I arrived yesterday. Thank you."

"Got to know quite a few tips to be able to use. Thank you"

"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!!"

"Matt was really knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. Really enjoyed the course. Thanks! "

"Fantastic training"

"Matt was very friendly and approachable, he is a great teacher! I would recommend this course to a friend. "

"Really delicious food, relaxed atmosphere....Matt was great!"

"great trainer, great class, thank you so much"

"Peter was brilliant and he tried to cover as much as he could, thanks so much"

"Great staff and course was very informative. Thank you!"

"Ian was great at explaining things and answering any additional questions that we had."

"The trainer was excellent at showing us short cuts and explaining things we had questions about that weren't necessarily on the itinerary. "

"Really great at explanation, speed and approachability! Always have such a lovely time here, the staff are wonderful, the food is amazing and the environment is super chilled, accessible and lovely."

"Great class sizes, relevant email contact beforehand, scope covered in course, lots of times to personalise to group for any specific questions and, of course the lunch."

" Friendly and very knowledgable trainer, Ian Scaife, with lots of practical examples demonstrated throughout the two days. Lovely lunch with lots of variety and training room was well equipped. Overall venue feels informal, trendy and friendly, would definitely recommend again."

"Very clear and patient when explaining processes. Very friendly environment. Great hospitality "

"The trainer was so friendly and made us feel at ease the entire way through the course. She clearly knew all of the software like the back of her hand and was willing to be flexible to anything we wanted to learn. I especially liked the time at the end where we could practice our new skills with her guidance. "

"Such friendly staff"

"Enthusiastic teaching and obvious subject matter knowledge"

"Really great system, combining time to be social with your group, plenty of breaks to keep you brain going and brilliant tutors! Very friendly staff, food and facilties"

"Great facility, trainer and content. Really enjoyed the 2 day course and have learnt a lot that I will use again in future. Trainer was really knowledgable and helpful."

"Absolutely great examples, and the trainer well prepared for the course. Can't wait to do another!"

"Really like the smaller training rooms, felt almost like one to one training. Paul the Illustrator trainer was excellent, friendly & very knowledgeable. Food that was provided was excellent."

"Lots of things: - Food and Drinks are spot on! -Chilling area was great for chatting. -All staff very friendly. I was nervous to come here but now I will be attending more courses! Excellent! Thank you!"

"to feel students comfortable and teach very useful things. i did the indesign course last week and both the courses were great."

"The environment and space for the training was great - teaching was very good and we could ask any questions we wanted to about illustrator at the last part of the course which I found useful. "

"I like how the teacher explained everything, he answered back all of our questions and also responded to some specifics one that each one of us got. Food, center, cleaning...everything was amazing. Thanks! "

"being flexible to needs of people in the class, environment, breaks and refreshments "

"Everything, this was my 2nd course, would love to come back for more."

"Providing a great environment and very knowledgable trainers"

"pretty much everything "

"Almost everyone I spoke to had already trained with you – that in itself speaks volumes. Everyone comes back! "