Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018).

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

Advanced Adobe Illustrator Training Course Description:

ThinkB!G’s hands-on, two-day Illustrator Advanced Training is for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release). Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Expand your knowledge with Advanced techniques including using color to enhance signage, adding type to a poster, using Layers to organize artwork, creating gradients, blends, and patterns, using brushes, symbols, and more!

Adobe Certification Available For This Course:

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications are available for Illustrator. ThinkB!G offers all-inclusive ACA Certification Packs that will give you everything you need to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator.

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 [this instructor] 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. Using Color to Enhance Signage
Working with color
Creating and applying color
Using global swatches
Creating Spot colors
Working with Live Paint

2. Adding Type to a Poster
Adding point type and area type
Converting between point type and area type
Formatting type
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Creating and applying text styles
Wrapping text around artwork
Inserting special characters (glyphs)
Warping text
Working with type on a path
Creating text outlines

3. Organizing your Artwork with Layers
Creating and editing layers and sublayers
Moving content between layers
Hiding, showing, locking layers
Creating a layer clipping mask

4. Gradients, Blends, and Patterns
Creating, editing, and saving gradients
Creating a gradient that fades to transparency
Creating and editing blended objects
Using and creating pattern fills

5. Using Brushes to Create a Poster
Using Calligraphic brushes
Using Art brushes
Using Bristle brushes
Using Pattern brushes
Working with the Blob Brush tool

6. Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
Using the Appearance panel
Editing appearance attributes
Adding multiple strokes and fills to an object
Applying and editing effects
Creating and using graphic styles
Scaling strokes and effects

7. Symbols and Creative Cloud Libraries
Creating, using, and editing symbols
Understanding dynamic symbols
Working with Creative Cloud libraries

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

Instructor was completely knowledgeable of program and very thorough.” – Yolanda J., DMA

Had a great experience; very thorough and informative; excited to use what I learned at work.” – Kimberly R., CareFirst

Incredible facility, knowledgeable instructors and very interactive.” – Arael L., US Dept. of Energy Richland Operations Office.

“I have been to a few different training facilities, and ThinkBig is by far the best! Christine goes above and beyond to make sure all the students are comfortable and happy. I will continue to come back here for all my training needs. Their class selection and trainers can’t be beat! (And let’s not forget about the awesome food and coffee) Thanks so much guys!” – Melanie H., DHS

The staff at ThinkB!G is so helpful! So friendly and ready to help with any question you may have.” – Adam D., FDA

Great tips and tricks. Great training opportunities for professional designers.” – Antonio T., DMA

“Really great experience at Think BIG. Enjoyed the training environment with like minded designers and instructors.” – Antonio T., DMA

“I would absolutely recommend this training for many reasons. The instructor 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

“The Instructor is wonderful! The whole experience is fantastic!” – Amy W., Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission 

“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 [this instructor] 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.

“I got a lot more crazy not-covered-by-the-book questions answered and it was great to get that sort of extra insight! The function of the broader Illustrator toolset is huge to me – My experience with vector work is largely basic and tied to manual construction of paths and shapes. Now I have the knowledge to put together vector art literally in a quarter of the time, it’s crazy.” – John L., General Dynamics Mission Systems

 

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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 BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018 Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 03, 2018 Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 Friday, Jan 25, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 Friday, Feb 22, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 Friday, Nov 15, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register