Advanced Illustrator Course

Create anything you can imagine in Illustrator

You'll soon be an Illustrator Master!

Join the vector royalty!

You will learn and build your confidence

On this advanced Illustrator course, you will build upon your knowledge from the Illustrator fundamentals course or if you’re already a competent user this will take you to new heights. With the sound knowledge of Illustrator that this course provides, you can create truly spectacular graphics for print and web.

Lots of high quality content


Learn how to create complex vector graphics using advanced features such as filters and effects, explore in-depth typographical adjustments, and consider the printing process of your layouts. You will also learn about the seamless way that Illustrator integrates with InDesign and Photoshop.


Lots of support


1 year unlimited support by phone or email


Course materials and notes


A certificate of completion

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Would you like to see the Illustrator Fundamentals course, or other courses?

What type of course would you like?

Private one-to-one customised course at your office

Covering your exact needs, this one-to-one bespoke course will allow you to work on your own files and go at your own pace.


We offer a free consultation service with your trainer, to help build your perfect course.


1 year free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate included.


*from £385!


*Travel / accommodation expenses might be added depending on distance.

Private Group Courses at your office

If you have a number of staff who require training, contact us for group training rates.

Advanced Illustrator Course Outline

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  • Use the Pen tool
  • Use the Appearance panel
  • Work with Compound Paths
  • Use the Expand Appearance command
  • Use the Outline Strokes command
  • Create and use Graphic Styles
  • Use Envelope Distort
  • Create Clipping Masks
  • Use the Width tool
  • Use Pathfinder
  • Create Transparency and Opacity Masks
  • 3D shading with the Gradient Mesh tool
  • Use the Perspective Grid Tool


Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Create Symbols
  • Organise Objects with Layers
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Apply Colour Using Live Paint
  • Recolour Artwork


Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Path
  • Create Blend
  • Share Graphic Styles
  • Create 3D Effects


Create Custom Brushes

  • Calligraphy brushes
  • Scatter brushes
  • Pattern brushes
  • Art brushes
  • Bristle brushes


Graph Tool

  • Create graphs
  • Modify graphs
  • Create and apply Graph designs


Use Live Tools

  • Generate a colour group
  • Recolour artwork with colour guides
  • Trace bitmap images
  • Improve the trace result


Outputting Documents

  • Create an Artboard
  • Set Up Colour Management
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colours
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Colour Separations
  • Create an Adobe PDF File


Brush Effects

  • Creating Calligraphic, Art, Pattern, and Scatter Brushes
  • Modifying the brush options
  • Editing existing and creating new brushes
  • Working with patterns
  • Creating simple patterns
  • Defining artwork as a pattern



  • Applying Warp and Mesh Envelopes
  • Expanding and releasing
  • Edit Envelope contents
  • Creating custom Envelope shapes


Use Live Tools

  • Use Live colour
  • Trace bitmap images
  • Improve the trace result
  • Create custom Gap closers


Drawing in Perspective

  • Choosing a Perspective Grid preset
  • The Perspective Grid tool
  • The Perspective Selection tool
  • Setting Perspective Grid options
  • Setting Plane options
  • Adjusting the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing new Objects in perspective
  • Attaching art to a Perspective Plane
  • Mapping a Perspective Grid to a photo or drawing
  • Using the Plane Switching widget
  • Defining and editing grid presets
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up drawing



  • Creating and applying Masks
  • Modifying and updating mask content


Working with Layers

  • Creating and understanding Layers
  • Selecting and arranging Layers
  • Duplicating Layer content
  • Applying Layer Options
  • Releasing and flattening Layers
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