You have created simple artwork by using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Adobe® Illustrator®. You now want to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web. This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Professional in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam. This course may earn a Credly Badge.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.
You will:
Draw complex illustrations.
Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
Customize colors and swatches.
Format type.
Enhance the appearance of artwork.
Prepare content for deployment.
Set up project requirements.

  • Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel

    Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations

    Topic C: Organize Artwork with Layers

    Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing

    Topic E: Trace Artwork

  • Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
    Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
    Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
    Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
    Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
    Topic F: Apply Patterns

  • Customizing Colors and Swatches

  • Topic A: Manage Colors

    Topic B: Customize Swatches

    Topic C: Manage Color Groups

    Topic D: Adjust Color

  • Formatting Type

  • Topic A: Set Character Formats

    Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

  • Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
    Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
    Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object
    Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

  • Preparing Content for Deployment

  • Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing
    Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
    Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps
    Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web
    Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video
    Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications

  • Setting Project Requirements

  • Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs

    Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use

    Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities


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.




To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths, is highly recommended. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following course: Adobe Illustrator CC: Part 1

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Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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