Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

Explore new paths with the essential vector tool

Adobe® Illustrator® is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for designing across media. Express your vision with shapes, color, effects, and typography—driven by the new Mercury Performance System so you can make fast work of your most complex creations.

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per person if you register at least one week prior to a class.

$795 per person if you register less than one week prior to class.


Course Description

As with all of our classes, our Adobe Illustrator classes are hands-on and project-driven. In this 2-day advanced class, the projects include creating several posters, a flyer, some illustrations and a couple of t-shirts. For more details on the specific features covered, see the list under Class Topics.

Because students will work along with the instructor to complete a series of projects, we recommend using two displays in our online classes (this could be two monitors, two computers or a computer and a tablet), so that the student can keep one eye on the instructor’s screen as they work.

A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class. The coursebook for this class is available as a paperback or as an eBook.

Who Should Attend the Advanced Adobe Illustrator class?

This class is designed for someone who has either completed the Introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, or has been using Illustrator long enough to feel comfortable designing basic documents. The focus of this class is to locate and fill in the gaps in your knowledge while streamlining your workflow using the more advanced features of Illustrator. Layout is a deadline-driven business, and this class will help you get your documents to the printer in a timely manner and still have your nights and weekends for yourself. As with all of our advanced classes, we welcome all of your questions, so feel free to bring a list to class and your instructor will try to work in as many into the class as possible.


Students attending this training class should have completed the introductory class, or have equivalent experience. Students should take a look at the course objectives for the Introduction to Adobe Illustrator class to make sure that they have met the objectives. If they are not sure, they should reach out to us at 303-319-9817 or email and we will help them find the right class.

Class Topics

Adding Type to a Poster

Discover how to create basic text and interesting text effects using point type and area type; Touch Type; styles; text wrap; warp; and type on a path.

Organizing Artwork with Layers

Work with the Layers panel to create, rearrange, lock, merge layers and sublayers; move objects between layers; & make a layer clipping mask.

Gradients, Blends and Patterns

Explore gradient fills and strokes; stepped and smooth color blends; and how to paint with a pattern.

Using Brushes to Create a Poster

Illustrator brushes allow you to create myriad effects. Learn to use the Blob Brush and the Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, Bristle, and Scatter brushes.

Exploring Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles

Change the look of an object without changing its structure with attributes in the Appearance panel. Save the attributes as graphic styles for resuse.

Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt

Explore symbols, the Symbols panel and the Symbolism tools along with the new Creative Cloud Libraries.

Using Illustrator with Photoshop

Master the Links panel; place, edit & replace images; create clipping masks, opacity masks and text masks.

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