Illustrator Advanced Training - Los Angeles

If you are looking for advanced techniques that will increase your productivity and take your graphic art to the next level, you will want to take our Adobe Illustrator Advanced course. Now that you have the fundamentals down, step up your productivity with real-world hands on lessons that will teach you all skills you need to effectively produce high quality graphics. In this projects based course you will learn:

Mastering the Appearance Panel

  • Leveraging the Transformational Tools
  • Utilizing the Layers Panel for Dynamic Attributes
  • Applying Attributes within the Appearance Panel
  • Creating Depth using Translucent Strokes
  • Adding, Layering, and Offsetting Strokes
  • Turning Stacked Stroked into Editable Paths
  • Creating, adjusting, and updating Dynamic Effects
  • Repeating a Series of Transformations
  • Fine tuning the Performance of Drop Shadows
  • Creating, saving, and reusing Graphic Styles
  • Working with the Symbol Panel

Advanced Text and Typography

  • Exploring Type Features
  • Kerning, Tracking, logo-making features
  • Customizing a Single Character of Type
  • Combining a Letter form with a Path Outline
  • Creating Logo Types along an Open Path and around Closed Circle
  • Utilize Touch Type

Image Tracing, Type, Special Effects, Symbols and Artboards

  • Typeface and Font selection
  • Creating Symbols for the Type
  • Placing an image and working with the Links and Trace Panels
  • Customizing and saving Presets
  • Expanding the Trace
  • Recoloring Artwork with Live Paint and the Color Guide
  • Project presentation with Artboards

Painting: Creating Brushes and Patterns

  • Creating Labels and Symbols
  • Using and Prototyping with the Perspective Tool
  • Prototyping with 3D Effects
  • Customizing a Single Character of Type

Blending, Transparency, Masks, Symbols and Brushes

  • Working with Masks
  • Blending Modes
  • Working with Blends, Gradients, and Transparency
  • Creating Knockout Effects
  • Utilizing Special Effects and the Warp Tools
  • Tracing Images


  • Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals: Basic navigation, formating text, drawing and manipulating paths, working with color, importing and managing graphics, exporting and printing graphics
  • Basic Mac or Windows skills: copying/pasting, right-clicking (contextual menus), finding files, switching between programs, exploring windows

* Note: This class description is for Adobe Illustrator Advanced training in Los Angeles. We also offer Illustrator Advanced training in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento.