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Adobe Illustrator Level 2

Suitable for versions CC / CS

Whether you are an intermediate user or have been using Illustrator for years, this course will vastly increase your understanding of Illustrator. Existing users will learn how to get the most out of Illustrator, break any bad habits, learn shortcuts and discover a massive range of hints and tips from our expert Adobe Certified Instructors.

This class is for intermediate users of Illustrator with firm understanding of all the general concepts of using the application.  A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the subjects covered in our Adobe Illustrator Level 1 course is neccesary.

This course will teach you the techniques needed to improve further your artwork. We will be teaching you the tips and tricks professionals use to create designs that are not only impressive but also ready to be published in multiple formats.

At the end of the course you’ll be able to create logos, promotional materials and illustrations. You will learn new techniques for creating complex artwork, apply design principles to create graphic compositions with stunning effects and put your creativity into practise.

Advanced Illustrator projects

  • Learn to solve problems through deconstruction
  • Create infographics
  • Create an artistic logo
  • Advance effects using the Appearance panel
  • Create and modify graphs
  • Working with Pantone, spot and web colours
  • Masking objects
  • Transforming and duplicating
  • Using the Transform Again command

Creating logos by combining shapes

  • Using the pathfinder
  • Combining shapes to form new objects
  • Creating more complex shapes
  • Turning text into outlines
  • Blend objects, shapes and colours

Working with Bezier curves

  • About Bezier curves
  • Understanding anchor points and handles
  • Drawing accurate curves
  • Creating ‘hinged’ corners
  • Using the Convert Anchor Point tool

Creating a technical drawing

  • Using Shape Builder
  • Using Outline Mode
  • Creating patterns
  • Creating and modifying gradients
  • Convert bitmap images to vector
  • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
  • Introducing Gradient Mesh
  • Art Brushes

Publish artwork

  • File formats and how to choose the right one
  • Export for Web
  • Export for Print
Prices below are for scheduled courses held in our Edinburgh Training Centre or Live Virtual Classroom. Major discounts available for onsite or private courses: click General Enquiry button below to enquire about private courses.
Group discount
1 place £ 355 n/a
2 places £ 710 n/a
3 places £ 1065 £ 1010
4 places £ 1420 £ 1210
5 places £ 1775 £ 1410
6 places £ 2130 £ 1610
7 places £ 2485 £ 1810
8 places £ 2840 £ 2010