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Adobe Illustrator: Intermediate

Adobe Illustrator: Intermediate

London College of Communication
Taught by
Robert Aldous, A respected industry expert


This course will teach you the advanced functionality of Adobe Illustrator that will allow you to make the most of the software to meet your creative potential and bring your ideas to life.

Taught through a series of tutor demonstrations and exercises, this course is ideal for you if you already have some prior experience of using the software, but want to get the most out of your package

Topics Covered

  • Custom shapes
  • Compound paths
  • Shape builder tool gradients
  • Compound strokes and fill effects
  • Examining the pattern mode
  • The perspective grid
  • Understanding layers and grouping
  • Expanding appearances in image trace
  • Creating masks
  • Isolation mode
  • Text-threading text boxes
  • Text styles
  • Text wrap and options
  • Exporting and printing artboards
  • Gradient mesh tool
  • Creative cloud options

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Create complex and professional gradients
  • Trace bitmap images and manipulate these in Illustrator
  • Add text to images for integrated design
  • Create 3D images - ideal for package design and architectural imaging

Who Should Attend
This course is for artists and designers wishing to expand their application of Illustrator. The course builds on previous knowledge to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the programme.


Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your Adobe education with Adobe After Effects and Animation: Beginners.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke Adobe courses and animation courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view Gardiner & Theobald, UK: Digital Adobe Training case study.

Related Courses
We offer a wide range of Adobe courses for Adobe Creative Suite - find out more on our Digital Skills page.

Tutor Description

Robert Aldous trained at Ravensbourne College of Art where he qualified with a degree in Fine Art. He has a Masters Degree in Creative Entrepreneurship from the University of East Anglia. He is an experienced teacher and trainer with a PGCE from Goldsmiths and a cert Ed in Education.

Robert is an accomplished fine artist and has an extensive exhibiting portfolio; often using the combination of text and images. He works as a painter and poet often using installations to create works that make use of the exhibited environment.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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