Adobe Illustrator Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

Adobe Illustrator Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

Adobe Illustrator short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Learn the art of digital illustration with our Adobe Illustrator courses in Sydney.

In our Adobe Illustrator courses, learn to use the industry-standard vector graphics app that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile. Millions of designers and artists use Adobe Illustrator to create everything from web icons and product packaging to book illustrations and billboards. Learn Adobe Illustrator with our Adobe Illustrator courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Adobe Illustrator course is an advanced Illustrator course that will expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Adobe Illustrator Course: Level 1 (Beginners) and enable you to work with various advanced aspects of Illustrator CC including working with the Creative Cloud, colour guides, brushes and symbols, Live Paint, tracing and much more.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Adobe Illustrator course you should be able to:

  1. Understand and work with your Adobe account.
  2. Understand, modify and create Creative Cloud libraries.
  3. Collaborate and work with others effectively.
  4. Understand how Adobe mobile apps work.
  5. Understand and work with the transform tools.
  6. Perform advanced colour tasks using colour themes and colour guides.
  7. Understand, create and work with patterns.
  8. Understand what brushes are and how they can be used.
  9. Use advanced tools and methods when working with objects.
  10. Apply and modify effects.
  11. Create and work with different kinds of masks.
  12. Understand, apply and work with Live Paint.
  13. Trace images manually or by using the Image Trace feature.

Course Content

This Adobe Illustrator course will cover the following content:

The Adobe Account

  • The Adobe Website.
  • Signing in to Your Adobe Account.
  • The Creative Profile Home Page.
  • Managing Your Adobe Account.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager.
  • Working With Apps.
  • Understanding Assets.
  • Understanding TypeKit.
  • Add Fonts in Typekit.
  • Understanding Adobe Colour CC.
  • Understanding Behance.

Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The Libraries Panel.
  • Adding Elements to the Library.
  • Adding People to Your Library.

Working Collaboratively in Adobe Illustrator

  • Uploading a File to Creative Cloud.
  • Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud.
  • Working With Files and Folders.
  • Viewing a File in Creative Cloud.
  • Adding Collaborators.
  • Making Changes to a Shared File.
  • Commenting on a Shared File.
  • Working With Comments.

Adobe Mobile Apps

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps.
  • The Adobe Capture Apps.
  • Adobe Illustrator Mobile Apps.
  • The Creative Cloud Library and Mobile Apps.
  • Mobile Application Help and Support.

The Adobe Illustrator Transform Tools

  • Understanding the Transform Tools.
  • Scaling and Rotating Objects.
  • Reflecting Objects.
  • Shearing Objects.
  • Changing the Perspective of an Object.
  • Understanding the Distortion Tools.
  • Distorting Objects.

Advanced Colour in Adobe Illustrator

  • Understanding Colour Themes.
  • Navigating to Adobe Colour.
  • Using the Colour Wheel.
  • Working With Colour Rules.
  • Saving a Colour Theme.
  • Exploring Colour Themes.
  • Working With Colour Themes in Illustrator.
  • Understanding the Colour Guide.

Adobe Illustrator Patterns

  • Understanding Patterns.
  • Creating Different Types of Patterns.
  • Applying a Pattern Swatch.
  • Scaling and Moving a Pattern.
  • Creating a New Pattern.
  • Editing a Pattern.

Brushes and Symbols in Adobe Illustrator

  • Understanding the Paintbrush Tool.
  • The Brushes Panel.
  • Understanding Brush Libraries.
  • Using the Paintbrush Tool.
  • Applying a Brush Stroke to a Path.
  • Creating Different Kinds of Brushes.
  • Creating an Art Brush.
  • Creating a Scatter Brush.
  • Using the Blob Brush.
  • Using the Eraser Tool.
  • Deleting a Brush Style.
  • Understanding Symbols.
  • Placing a Symbol Instance.
  • Editing a Symbol.
  • Understanding the Symbols Tools.

Advanced Objects in Adobe Illustrator

  • Understanding Pathfinder.
  • Creating a Compound Shape.
  • Modifying Compound Shapes.
  • Understanding Pathfinder Effects.
  • Applying Pathfinder Effects.
  • Creating Compound Paths.
  • Understanding Envelopes.
  • Reshape Objects Using Envelopes.
  • Blending Shapes.
  • Cutting and Dividing Objects.

Adobe Illustrator Effects

  • Understanding Effects.
  • Understanding 3D Effects.
  • Applying the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect.
  • Applying the 3D Revolve Effect.
  • Applying the Outer Glow Effect.
  • Understanding the Appearance Panel.

Adobe Illustrator Masks

  • Understanding Clipping Masks.
  • Creating a Clipping Mask.
  • Creating an Opacity Mask.

Adobe Illustrator Live Paint

  • Understanding Live Paint.
  • Preparing for Live Paint.
  • Simplifying Paths.
  • Creating Live Paint Groups.
  • Live Paint Gap Options.
  • Applying Live Paint Fill.
  • Adding Paths to a Live Paint Object.
  • Using the Live Paint Selection Tool.
  • Adding Gradients With Live Paint.

Adobe Illustrator Tracing

  • Understanding Tracing.
  • The Image Trace Panel.
  • Using Image Trace.
  • Expanding Paths in a Traced Image.
  • Tracing an Image Manually.

Intended Audience

This Adobe Illustrator course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Illustrator and requires some knowledge of the Illustrator software package. This Adobe Illustrator course is ideal for new or existing Illustrator users seeking to learn Illustrator tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Adobe Illustrator course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in an Adobe CC environment. In this Adobe Illustrator course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

Course Prerequisites

This Adobe Illustrator course assumes some knowledge of Illustrator. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

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Bring Your Own Device Option

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Windows or Mac devices. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.


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