Adobe Illustrator - Advanced

Category: Graphics & Web Design, Adobe Illustrator

Advanced Drawing and Path Editing

  • Drawing complex Bezier shapes
  • Setting anchor point and handle display preferences
  • Manipulating paths, points and direction handles
  • Outlining strokes
  • Using the Blob brush

Editing colours

  • Replacing and merging swatches
  • Using the Colour Guide panel
  • Using Live Paint
  • Modifying colour in artwork

Using effects and the appearance panel

  • Document raster effect settings
  • Targeting object attributes
  • Adding multiple attributes
  • Applying Live Effects

Displaying transparency

  • Applying transparency to simple objects, groups and layers
  • Applying transparency to individual object attributes
  • Working with opacity masks
  • Using Clipping Masks

Graphic Styles

  • Creating and modifying graphic styles

Working with symbols and patterns

  • Creating patterns and pattern swatches
  • Creating and using symbols
  • Creating symbol libraries

Getting ready for print

  • Print printer’s marks
  • Package the file
  • PDF Export options

Exporting assets

  • Exporting individual assets
  • Exporting artboards

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realise their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for users who want to learn more advanced artwork creation tools and techniques. 


Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Illustrator and be able to create and manipulate designs, including Creating basic artwork using shapes,Modify paths, Work with colour, fills and strokes, Use Illustrator’s Pen tool, Save files as different formats to export from Illustrator.

Course Objectives

This course will cover Creating complex shapes using the Shape Builder and Pathfinder tools, Import raster images and convert them to editable vector graphics. Create and manage Illustrator symbols, Work with clipping and opacity masks, Apply blends to objects, Apply Illustrator effects, including 3D. Use tools to help create artwork in perspective.

Course Details

Duration: 1 Day

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Wirral, Merseyside, Liverpool, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.


To discuss course contents and booking arrangements, please call SquareOne on:

T: +44 (0)151 650 6907


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