Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course Description:

Design with speed and precision in ThinkBIG’s Advanced Adobe Illustrator training course, the ultimate vector-drawing environment for creating graphics across media. Work with color and type in more powerful ways, and paint with a brush made from a photo.

• Work with text in frames, including overflow text, text reflow, threading text, & importing text from Microsoft Word.
• Create and format type on a path.
• Modify individual letters with the new Touch Type tool.
• Understand how to create and use Layers, and how to select, view, and move objects on layers.
• Be able to draw using a perspective grid, and add and edit shapes and text on the grid.
• Create, apply, and adjust a gradient applied to a fill or stroke.
• Create, apply, and adjust a smooth blend or a blend with specified steps.
• Learn how to use, create, and edit brush strokes.
• Understand the Appearance panel and be able to create, modify, and apply graphic styles.
• Create and modify symbols, and use the symbolism tools.

Prerequisites for Attending Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course:

Students need to have completed our Adobe Illustrator Introduction class or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction course outline. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Illustrator:

Artists
Graphic Designers

Projects That Use Illustrator:

Creating Vector Images
Creating Illustrations such as Logos, Charts, Graphs, Diagrams
Infographics

Locations for Advanced Adobe Illustrator:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Advanced Adobe Illustrator:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Illustrator Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course Reviews:

“I definitely recommend training at Think Big to my co-workers. You all teach quality material. The instructors are knowledgeable and personable. I’m not going to lie, the snacks and lunch are a great bonus!” – Melissa T. – SSA

“I have had Jane before as a teacher and she always provides the best quality and is very friendly. I loved her Advanced Adobe Illustrator class! Also I love the new facility and the friendly staff!” – Meghan M. -Aerotek

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, not only about Illustrator CC, but also about all the Adobe products. I don’t think I’ve ever been trained by someone quite so knowledgeable!” – Dianna F.

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Illustrator Intro
Illustrator ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intro
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
InDesign Advanced
InDesign Intro
InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Course Outline

1. Working with Type
Converting between point and area type
Importing a text file
Working with overflow text and text reflow
Threading text and creating columns of text
Formatting text: changing typeface, size & color
Modifying text with the new Touch Type tool
Inserting special characters or glyphs
Reshaping text and applying text wrap
Creating and editing type on a path
Creating text outlines

2. Working with Layers
Creating, selecting, moving, and locking layers
Selecting, viewing, moving content on layers
Creating a layer clipping mask
Merging and locating layers
Applying appearance attributes to layers
Using Isolation Mode with layers

3. Working with Perspective Drawing
Using and editing the perspective grid
Drawing, selecting & transforming objects in perspective
Adding and editing text in perspective
Working with symbols in perspective
Releasing content from perspective

4. Blending Colors and Shapes
Creating and applying a gradient to a fill and stroke
Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill
Applying gradients to multiple objects
Adding transparency to gradients
Creating and modifying a blend

5. Working with Brushes
Creating, using, and editing brushes: Calligraphic, Art, Bristle, and Pattern brushes
Removing and editing a brush stroke
Understanding tints & hue shift colorization methods
Working & drawing with the Blob brush & Eraser tools

6. Applying Effects
Using, applying, editing, and deleting effects
Styling text with effects
Applying pathfinder, offset path, & transform effects

7. Applying Appearance Attributes & Graphic Styles
Editing, adding, and reordering appearance attributes
Adding another stroke and fill to an object
Applying an appearance and graphic style to a layer
Creating, saving, applying, & updating graphic styles
Applying a graphic style to objects, text, and layers
Creating Web graphics
Creating, selecting, and editing slices
Generating CSS code with the new CSS panel

8. Working with Symbols
Using existing Illustrator symbols libraries
Creating, editing, and replacing symbols
Breaking a link to a symbol
Working with symbol sets: spraying and editing
Storing and retrieving artwork in the symbols panel

9. Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe
Applications
Working with Adobe Bridge
Placing multiple images into Illustrator
Applying a clipping mask to an image
Embedding and un-embedding images
Using the Links panel
Packaging a file

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students. To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

This video from Adobe will show you more information about Illustrator. This video is to explain more about the product and is not a reflection of how our online courses are conducted.

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Class Reviews From Our Students

“Over the past two weeks, I took both Advanced InDesign and Advanced Illustrator course with this instructor. I was already familiar with each program, but learned many new tips and tricks that I know will be valuable in my day to day work as a Graphic Designer. These courses were extremely helpful and I hope to take more in the future!” – Rebecca O. – NSA

“I would absolutely recommend this training for many reasons. The instructor, Jane, was very knowledgeable and the entire staff was very accommodating. After completing the Adobe Illustrator course, I feel completely prepared to use this program in my workplace. I was given excellent training which I will definitely recommend to coworkers.” – Ashley P. – TESSCO

“A lot of work goes into setting up an environment for creative people to be effective when they do work. Think Big understands that concept and gives us more than everything we need to help our work and products.” – Rodney R.  – Department of Homeland Security

“I definitely recommend training at Think Big to my co-workers. You all teach quality material. The instructors are knowledgeable and personable. I’m not going to lie, the snacks and lunch are a great bonus!” – Melissa T. – SSA

“I have had Jane before as a teacher and she always provides the best quality and is very friendly. I loved her Advanced Adobe Illustrator class! Also I love the new facility and the friendly staff!” – Meghan M. -Aerotek

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, not only about Illustrator CC, but also about all the Adobe products. I don’t think I’ve ever been trained by someone quite so knowledgeable!” – Dianna F.

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IllustratorACA

Get Certified! Validate Your Skills!

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities. ACA Certification is valid for three years after you complete each exam. Plus, if you earn 3 ACA Certifications you automatically be awarded an ACA Specialist Certificate, proving your competencies in 3 different digital media categories!

Adobe Illustrator CC is the industry-standard illustration application for print, multimedia, and online graphics, providing hands-on real world exercises. Whether you are a designer or a technical illustrator producing artwork for print publishing, an artist producing multimedia graphics, or a creator of web pages or online content, Adobe Illustrator offers you the tools you need to get professional-quality results. Vector graphics can be scaled up or down without loss of quality. Illustrator is also used for creating Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), charts, logos, flyers, and more. New in CC is the ability to copy and paste to create SVG images and CSS.

ThinkB!G makes getting ACA Certified in Illustrator CC easy!

Just purchase one of our ACA Certification Packs!

For only $1550, you will receive everything you need to Get Certified:

Illustrator Intro-Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)
Self-Paced Online Test Prep Tool (Mapped to the exam objectives & simulates the actual test)
Testing Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)
Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Click here for a list of all the ACA Certification Packs we offer.

 

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017 Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 02, 2017 Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017 Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register