Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced

Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Adobe Illustrator CC is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this course, which is a combination of Adobe Certified Instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn the advanced techniques of working with Illustrator CC so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Next Class Dates

Dec 21, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Feb 8, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Mar 29, 2018 – Mar 30, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
May 17, 2018 – May 18, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

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Intended Audience for this Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced Course

  • » Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CC

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Course Prerequisites for Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced

  • » Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows skills
  • » Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator class or equivalent experience
  • » Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended

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Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced Course Objectives

  • » The Basis of Illustrator Objects
  • » Mesh and Other Tools
  • » Working with Perspective Drawing
  • » Applying Effects
  • » Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • » Working with Symbols
  • » Graph
  • » Advanced Masks
  • » Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications

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Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced Course Outline

      1. What is New CC
        1. Creative Cloud Libraries
        2. Curvature tool
        3. Join tool
        4. Area-type auto-sizing
        5. Integration with the Illustrator family of mobile apps
        6. Live Shapes: Rectangles and Rounded Rectangles
        7. Pen tool preview
        8. Anchor point enhancements
        9. Typekit integration
        10. Custom Tools panels
        11. Perspective drawing enhancements
        12. Touch Type tool
        13. Images in brushes
        14. CSS extraction
        15. Auto corners for pattern brushes
        16. Unembedded images
        17. File packaging
        18. And More
      2. The Basis of Illustrator Objects
        1. Advanced understanding of Illustrator Objects
        2. What Object can become what Object? More confusing than you think
        3. Advanced uses of the Blend Object
        4. Gradient or Mesh: Changing one object to another
        5. Advanced use of the Symbol Sprayer
        6. Advanced use of the Variable Width
        7. Expanding: When and How
        8. Compound Shape vs. Compound Path: Who is better
        9. Breaking it all apart
        10. Just know your object: Look to the Layers Panel
      3. Mesh and Other Tools
        1. Mesh tool
        2. Mesh as opacity mask
        3. Lasso tool
        4. Warp tool
        5. Twirl tool
        6. Pucker tool
        7. Bloat tool
        8. Scallop tool
        9. Crystallize tool
        10. Wrinkle tool
        11. Width tool
        12. Polar grid tool
        13. Rectangular grid tool
        14. Flare tool
        15. Free transform tool
        16. Graph tools
        17. Scissor tool
        18. Knife tool
      4. Working with Perspective Drawing
        1. Understanding the perspective grid
        2. Working with the perspective grid
        3. Using a preset grid
        4. Editing the perspective grid
        5. Drawing objects in perspective
        6. Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
        7. Attaching content to perspective
        8. Editing planes and objects together
        9. Adding and editing text in perspective
        10. Working with symbols in perspective
        11. Adding symbols to the perspective grid
        12. Transforming symbols in perspective
        13. Releasing content from perspective
        14. Working with the horizontal plane
      5. Applying Effects
        1. Using live effects
        2. Applying Photoshop effects
        3. Working with 3D effects
        4. Creating a revolved object
        5. Changing the lighting of a 3D object
        6. Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
        7. Where to put the Effect
      6. Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
        1. Using the Appearance panel
        2. Using graphic styles
        3. Saving content for the web
        4. Creating CSS code
      7. Working with Symbols
        1. Working with symbols
        2. Working with the Symbolism tools
        3. Replacing symbols
        4. Breaking a link to a symbol
        5. Editing symbol options
        6. Editing with the Symbolism tools
        7. Copying and editing symbol sets
        8. Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
        9. Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
        10. Working with symbols and Adobe Flash® integration
      8. Graph
        1. Creating a Graph
        2. Types of Graphs
        3. Making a Design for Columns and Markers
        4. Updating the Data
        5. Graphics for the Column and Marker
      9. Advanced Masks
        1. Masking an image
        2. Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
        3. Editing a mask
        4. Masking an object with a shape
        5. Masking an object with multiple shapes
        6. Creating an opacity mask
        7. Editing an opacity mask
      10. Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
        1. Combining artwork
        2. Placing image files
        3. Masking an image
        4. Sampling colors in placed images
        5. Working with image links
        6. Replacing a linked image
        7. Packaging a file
        8. Exploring Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Flash

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Do you have the right background for Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics


Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.


Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Really liked the teaching style of the instructor. Exercises felt relevant and we created full works vs. just practicing and following steps in the book.
Diana C.
Course(s) Taken

» Adobe Illustrator CS6 Combo

Excellent Instructor! Very clear instructions, easy to understand, patient and a good sense of humour
Vijayanti R.
Course(s) Taken

» Adobe Graphic and Web Designer CS5 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)

I would highly recommend NetCom because they are professional and I learned so much in the classes. The instructors are amazing. I think like the classes where some so I felt it was a very personalize situation, therefore I got so much more out of it. Classes are not easy but very professional and I love that you can retake the course and view online (webinar) nothing bad to say.

-Jodine R.
Course(s) Taken

» Adobe Illustrator CS6 Combo

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