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AILADV: Adobe Illustrator – Level 2 & 3 / Advanced


(Available versions: CS4, CS5, CS6 & CC)

Course Description

You will create complex illustrations, trace graphics, add masks and effects, work with graphs, set advanced print, web and mobile device options, and add interactivity. This course is intended for people working in design or marketing professions who want to maximize their Illustrator skills.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create Complex Illustrations
  • Create a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
  • Work with effects
  • Prepare art work for commercial printing
  • Prepare graphics for the web


This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.


Prerequisites include an introductory course in Illustrator or equivalent working knowledge of the software.

Course Content


  • Use Bitmap Filters and the Filter Gallery
  • Use Color Filters
  • Rasterize Objects

Create Complex Illustrations

  • Use the Pathfinder Panel
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Offset Paths
  • Erase Shapes
  • Use Perspective Drawing
  • Use the Shape Builder Tool
  • Use the Draw Inside Mode
  • Select and Draw Behind
  • Use Symbols
  • Use the Symbol Panel and Symbol Sprayer Tool
  • Modify Symbols Using Symbol Sprayer Tools Flyout
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Modify Global Colours
  • Use the Appearance Panel

Create A Vector Version Of a Raster Graphic

  • Manually Trace
  • Live Trace
  • Adjust Tracing Results
  • Apply a Custom Preset
  • Convert a Tracing Object to Paths

Colour Artwork Using Live Paint

  • Apply Colour Using Live Paint
  • Correct Gaps in Objects
  • Convert Objects to Live Paint Groups
  • Colour Objects in Groups
  • Apply Colour Using Live Colour


  • Simplify Paths
  • Create, Edit and Remove Masks
  • Create and Use Clipping Masks
  • Modify Clipping Masks in Isolation Mode


  • Use the Effect Gallery
  • Edit Effects
  • Use Resolution Independent Effects
  • Create Blends and use the Blend Tool
  • Create 3D Effects
  • Share Graphic Styles

Working With Graphs

  • Create a Graph
  • Format a Graph


  • Use the Actions Panel
  • Record , Edit and Play Actions
  • Save and Load Sets
  • Resetting and Replacing Sets
  • Create Variables
  • Create Datasets

Creating Images For The Web And Mobile Devices

  • Use Web Safe RGB
  • Create Slices
  • Add SVG Interactivity
  • Create Web Page Headings
  • Optimize Web Graphics
  • Work in Raster View
  • Create JavaScript Rollovers 
  • Use Image Maps
  • Export Web Graphics
  • Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

Saving For The Web

  • Images for the Web
  • Saving in GIF Format
  • Saving in JPEG Format
  • Saving in PNG Format

Advanced Printing

  • Adding Bleeds and Crop Marks 
  • Tile Pages
  • Print Oversized Documents
  • Printing Oversized Documents
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Preview and Print Separations
  • Using Separations Dialog Box
  • Scale Documents
  • Trap Shapes and Text
  • Use Adobe Kuler, Live Colour and Separations Panels
  • Create Multiple Artboards
  • Add and Reorder Artboards

Advanced Exporting

  • Export Multiple Artboards
  • Edit PDF files
  • Export Bitmap Images
  • Export Methods
  • Export to PDF Files and Vector Images
  • Export Layers as an Animation
  • Exporting to a Flash Format
  • Use Scripts
  • Use Round Trip Editing for Adobe Flash Catalyst