Illustrator Advanced: Practical Techniques

Upcoming Dates

Thu-Fri, August 10-11, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM*
Trainer: Chana
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*All times are in the US/Pacific timezone.

Quotes from our Illustrator students

  • "I had a wonderful experience in this 3 day training. I felt like I learned a tremendous amount of information, tips and tricks. The instructors were focused, patient and extremely competent. The Illustrator Day 2 & 3 instructor was quite funny and I appreciated the 80's movie references he used, it brought a sense of lightness to very intense software instruction. I would take courses from you again and would recommend to others, thank you very much."
    - Emily Brandt, Graphic Design & Yearbook, Scotts Valley USD

Class Details

Price per person:$795
Length of class:two days
Version covered:CC 2017


In this two-day Adobe Authorized training class, you will learn from an Adobe Certified Instructor how to practically employ a wide range of advanced Illustrator techniques as you create challenging real-world designs and learn hands-on how to approach your work strategically.


This class is ideally suited for people who have attended Level 3 or who have more than one year of experience using Adobe Illustrator.


Applying Effects and Styles
- using the Appearance panel
- applying effects, saving graphics styles
- working with the Graphics Style panel
- applying effects to type
- using effects: drop shadow, scribble, pucker & more

Brushes and Strokes
- using calligraphic, scatter, and art brushes
- using the Blob brush
- new bristle brushes
- using the new Width tool
- looking at the new Brush Alignment

- using, editing and creating new patterns
- creating seamless tiling patterns
- creating border brushes

- applying and editing symbols
- improved symbol editing
- align to pixel grid
- enable guides for 9 slice scaling

Gradient Mesh Tool
- using the Gradient Mesh tool
- creating water color effects using the Mesh tool
- adding opacity to an anchor point

Using art as a template
- create a vector drawing manually based on art
- advanced image trace

Advanced typography

Projects may include:
- logo design
- book cover design
- poster design
- graphic design illustration
- type project
- 3D project
- brushes project
- appearance project

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