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Take your Illustrator skills to the next level in this advanced course

  • Apply advanced colors & swatches.
  • Learn how to shape buidings and import graphics.
  • Understand masking.

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is the premier drawing program used by artists and graphic designers to create vector images. In this advanced course, students will learn advanced type options including converting text to outlines, using type styles, working with area type options, threading type and wrapping text. Students will also learn to create swatch groups, recolor artwork, create and use blends, apply the gradient mesh and use Live Paint. In addition, students will transform shapes using various methods, work with the Symbol tools, import and trace images, create clipping masks and opacity masks. Finally, students will also learn how to create Actions, which are used in Illustrator to automate repetitive steps. Instructor: Deb Uscilka

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Advanced Color and Swatches
  • Shape Building
  • Importing Graphics
  • Understanding Masking

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

 Adobe Illustrator Introduction or equivalent knowledge

Who should take this course? Who should not?

Any student with at least a beginner's understanding of Illustrator who wants to learn more advanced features


Module 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction
Resource 1 Student Data Files

Module 2: Advanced Type Options

Lecture 2 Converting Type to Outlines
Lecture 3 Using Type Styles
Lecture 4 Placing Type from Files
Lecture 5 Using Find and Replace
Lecture 6 Working with Area Type Options
Lecture 7 Threading Type
Lecture 8 Wrapping Text

Module 3: Advanced Color and Swatches

Lecture 9 Creating Swatch Groups
Lecture 10 Using the Color Guide Panel
Lecture 11 Recoloring Artwork
Lecture 12 Creating Patterns
Lecture 13 Working with the Gradient Tool
Lecture 14 Using Blends
Lecture 15 Applying a Gradient Mesh
Lecture 16 Using Live Paint

Module 4: Shape Building 

Lecture 17 Using Advanced Pen Features
Lecture 18 Transforming Shapes
Lecture 19 Working with Effects and the Appearance Panel
Lecture 20 Adding 3D Effects
Lecture 21 Using Graphic Styles
Lecture 22 Working with the Advanced Pathfinder Operations
Lecture 23 Understanding the Shape Builder Tool
Lecture 24 Using an Envelope
Lecture 25 Working with Symbols
Lecture 26 Using the Symbol Tools

Module 5: Importing Graphics

Lecture 27 Placing Raster Images
Lecture 28 Tracing Over Raster Images
Lecture 29 Using Image Trace
Lecture 30 Recoloring Traced Raster Images

Module 6: Understanding Masking

Lecture 31 Understanding Clipping Masks
Lecture 32 Using Opacity Masks

Module 7: Understanding the Perspective Tool

Lecture 33 Creating a Perspective Grid
Lecture 34 Adding Objects to the Grid
Lecture 35 Attaching Shapes and Images to the Grid

Module 8: Using Actions

Lecture 36 What is an Action?
Lecture 37 Creating Your First Action

Module 9: Illustrator Productivity Tools

Lecture 38 Mastering the Align Panel
Lecture 39 Layer Tips and Tricks
Lecture 40 Saving and Sharing Sets

Module 10: Conclusion

Lecture 41 Course Recap