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Illustrator Advanced Course Details

This advanced course will take novices to the next level by exploring new techniques and tools including tracing, 3D, adding effects, and much more


Desktop publishers, graphic designers and aspiring digital artists.


Illustrator Basic-Advanced or equivalent knowledge


2 Days


$450.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.

Note: information may change without notice.

About Illustrator Advanced

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector graphics design tool, useful for corporate identity creation, including company logos and marketing/advertising artwork.

Course Outline

Working with Transparency

• Opacity & Blending Modes

• Feathers, Drop-Shadows & Glows

• Opacity Masks

• Isolate Blending & Knockout Groups

• Flattening Preview Panel

• Assigning, Exporting & Importing Flattening Settings

Working with Graphs

• Graph Types

• Importing external Data

• Editing Graphs

Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles, Filters & Effects

• Using, Adding & reordering Appearance Attributes

• Using & Editing Live Effects

• Creating, Saving & Previewing Graphic Styles

• Applying Graphic Styles & Appearance Attributes to Layers

• Warp Effects

• Specifying Resolution of Filters & Effects (Print vs web)

• Raster Effects Settings

Live Trace & Live Paint

• Using Live Trace & Live Paint

• Applying Live Paint

• Editing Live Paint Regions

• Gap Detection

Live Colour, Recolour Artwork

• Live Colour Dialog Box

• Creating & Editing Colour Groups

• Assigning Colours to artwork using Live Colour

• Reducing Colours in artwork for Repro

Working with Meshes

• Create & Apply Mesh

• Editing Meshes

• Warping Mesh

• Adding Transparency to Mesh Object

Working with Brushes

• Working with the Pattern Brush

Perspective Drawing

• Defining Vanishing Points

• Controlling Perspective-defining parameters

• Creating Objects directly in perspective

• Bringing existing objects into perspective

• Transforming objects in perspective (move & scale objects)

3D Effects

• Revolving Effect

• Rotate Effect

• Extrude & Bevel

• Mapping Images

• Adjusting Lighting & Offset

• Adjusting & Editing Final 3D object

Colour Management

• Colour Models & Gamuts

• Setting up Colour Management

• Assigning Profiles

Printing & Colour Separations

• Soft Proofs

• Colour Separations & Separations Preview

• Converting to RGB, CMYK, Greyscale

• Adding Crop Marks

• Saturate & Adjsut colours

• Editing & Separate Spot Colours

• Traps & Overprinting

Web & Flash

• Creating & selecting Slices

• Linking Slices to URL

• Save as HTML

• Save for Web & Devices

• SVG & SVG-t graphics & interactivity

• Exporting for Flash (animations, swf & symbols)

Working with Video

• Action Safe /Title Safe

• Video Export formats

• Animating Layers to Frames 


Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.

Scheduled Dates

To apply for a booking, click on the relevant "Book Now" button below.
Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

Start Date Duration  
Thu 22 Feb 2018 2 Days Book Now
Thu 21 Jun 2018 2 Days Book Now
Thu 30 Aug 2018 2 Days Book Now
Thu 22 Nov 2018 2 Days Book Now