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Adobe Illustrator CC Level 2

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Get more in depth with the skills you have already mastered in Adobe Illustrator CC Level 2. You will create more complex and exciting illustrations for use in print or web in this 2-day, instructor led class. Learn advanced techniques with gradients, layers, custom brushes, and how to prepare your artwork for the web!

Key Adobe Illustrator CC Level 2 Takeaways:

  • Working with Layers
  • Blending colors and shapes
  • Work with gradients
  • Working with brushes
  • Using Live Effects
  • Creating custom brushes
  • Using Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Working with Symbols
  • Preparing artwork for the web



Lesson 1: Organizing Artwork with Layers

  • Using the layers panel
  • Creating, locking and rearranging layers
  • Merge layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Applying appearance attributes
  • Creating clipping masks

Lesson 2: Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating and Applying a Linear Gradient to a Fill
  • Adjusting the Direction and Angle of a Gradient Fill
  • Applying a Gradient to a Stroke
  • Editing a Gradient on a Stroke
  • Creating and Applying a Radial Gradient
  • Editing the Radial Gradient Colors
  • Adjusting the Radial Gradient
  • Applying Gradients to Multiple Objects
  • Adding Transparency to Gradients
  • Working with Blended Objects
  • Creating a Blend with Specified Steps
  • Modifying a Blend
  • Creating and Editing Smooth Color Blends

Lesson 3: Working with Brushes

  • Using Calligraphic Brushes
  • Editing a Brush
  • Using a Fill Color with Brushes
  • Removing a Brush Stroke
  • Using Art Brushes; Drawing with the Paintbrush Tool
  • Editing Paths with the Paintbrush Tool
  • Creating an Art Brush
  • Editing an Art Brush
  • Using Bristle Brushes
  • Changing Bristle Brush Options
  • Painting with a Bristle Brush
  • Using Pattern Brushes
  • Creating a Pattern Brush
  • Applying a Pattern Brush
  • Working with the Blob Brush Tool
  • Drawing with the Blob Brush Tool
  • Merging Paths with the Blob Brush Tool

Lesson 4: Using Effects and Graphic Styles

  • Using the appearance panel
  • Adding multiple strokes and fills to a path
  • Using live effects
  • Applying raster effects
  • 3d effects
  • Using graphic styles
  • Scaling strokes and effects

Lesson 5: Working with Symbols

  • Working with Symbols
  • Using Existing Illustrator Symbol Libraries
  • Creating Symbols
  • Editing a Symbol
  • Replacing a Symbol
  • Breaking a Link to a Symbol
  • Editing Symbol Options
  • Working with the Symbolism Tools
  • Spraying Symbol Instances
  • Editing Symbols with the Symbolism Tools
  • Storing and Retrieving Artwork in the Symbols Panel

Lesson 6: Preparing Content for the Web

  • Using the Save for Web command
  • Adobe Web Fonts
  • Using the Pixel Grid
  • Using the Slice Tool
  • Creating CSS code

Additional Lesson: Working with Perspective Drawing

  • Understanding Perspective
  • Understanding the Perspective Grid
  • Working with the Perspective Grid
  • Using the Preset Grid
  • Editing the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing Objects in Perspective
  • Selecting and Transforming Objects in Perspective
  • Attaching Content to Perspective
  • Editing Planes and Objects Together
  • Adding and Editing Text in Perspective
  • Working with Symbols in Perspective
  • Adding Symbols to the Perspective Grid
  • Transforming Symbols in Perspective
  • Releasing Content from Perspective
  • Working with the Horizontal Plane


Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe® Illustrator® Level 1 course, or have equivalent knowledge.


This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals and marketing communications professionals. It is also for people switching to a design job or taking on new design responsibilities who have already completed the Level 1 offering or have equivalent experience.


1 Day Course

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