Adobe Illustrator Advanced (1 day – £595, plus VAT)

Our Advanced Illustrator course shows experienced Illustrator users how to include special effects and other advanced features in graphics and illustrations for publication and for the web. The course is suitable for experienced users of Illustrator wishing to master advanced techniques.

Drawing techniques

Mastering the pen tool

Creating paths with the paintbrush tool

Using calligraphic mode

Using variable width mode

Radial symmetry and its uses

Creating blends and tiles

Effective use of layers

Creating custom views

Special Effects

Masking techniques

Transparency effects

Blending modes

Using the blend tool

Creating a blend within text

Mastering compound paths

3-D simulation through shading

Isometric representation of objects

Understanding filter operations

Creating re-usable resources

Using pathfinder operations

Creating text effects

Applying envelopes

Customising graph design

Page Layout

Illustrator and page layout

Importing text

Linking text boxes

Mixing text and graphics

Text wrap

Web

Creating web designs

Creating slices

Defining hyperlinks

Creating image maps

Pixel preview mode

Creating Flash movies

Output

Printing and output options

Preparing graphics for separation

Optimising graphics for the web

Exporting navigation buttons

Exporting slices