Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

Duration: 1 Day


This intensive, hands-on training course is designed to teach delegates how to create complex illustrations, manage colour across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile device.


Existing competence in Illustrator, at least to the level of the Transmedia Fundamentals course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Using the Shape Builder tool
  • Offset Paths
  • Erase Shapes

Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Create Symbols
  • Organise Objects with Layers
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Apply Colour Using Live Paint
  • Recolour Artwork

Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

  • Trace Artwork Automatically using Image Trace
  • Adjust the Results of Tracing
  • Create a Custom Preset
  • Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Path
  • Create Blend
  • Share Graphic Styles
  • Create 3D Effects

Working with Graphs

  • Create a Graph
  • Format a Graph

Working with Variables

  • Create Variables
  • Create Data Sets

Outputting Documents

  • Create an Artboard
  • Set Up Colour Management
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colours
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Colour Separations
  • Create an Adobe PDF File

Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

  • Work with Actions
  • Export a File as an SWF File
  • Create Slices
  • Add Interactivity to an SVG File
  • Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Illustrator® ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Illustrator.

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