Illustrator CC Advanced



In this course, you will learn how Adobe Illustrator CC is used to visually express ideas in print, on the web, and other media.


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


  • Working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

Learning Objectives

Advanced techniques of Illustrator CC

1. What is New CS6 & CC

  • Images in brushes
  • Enhancements for touch-based devices
  • Automatic corner generation
  • Multiple file place
  • Settings in the cloud
  • Share on Behance
  • Kuler panel
  • Generate and extract CSS code
  • Export SVG graphics styles in CSS
  • Enhancement: White overprint
  • Indic support
  • Enhancement: Search colors and swatches
  • Enhancement: Search fonts
  • Enhancement: Separations Preview panel
  • Enhancement: Guides
  • Enhancement: Perspective Grid usability
  • Support for AutoCAD libraries
  • Package files
  • Unembed images

2. The Basis of Illustrator Objects

  • Advanced understanding of Illustrator Objects
  • What Object can become what Object? More confusing than you think
  • Advances uses of the Blend Object
  • Gradient or Mesh: Changing one object to another
  • Advanced use of the Symbol Sprayer
  • Advanced use of the Variable Width
  • Expanding: When and How
  • Compound Shape vs. Compound Path: Who is better
  • Breaking it all apart
  • Just know your object: Look to the Layers Panel

3. Mesh and Other Tools

  • Mesh tool
  • Mesh as opacity mask
  • Lasso tool
  • Warp tool
  • Twirl tool
  • Pucker tool
  • Bloat tool
  • Scallop tool
  • Crystallize tool
  • Wrinkle tool
  • Width tool
  • Polar grid tool
  • Rectangular grid tool
  • Flare tool
  • Free transform tool
  • Graph tools
  • Scissor tool
  • Knife tool

4. Working with Perspective Drawing

  • Understanding the perspective grid
  • Working with the perspective grid
  • Using a 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

5. Applying Effects

  • Using live effects
  • Applying Photoshop effects
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
  • Where to put the Effect

6. Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles

  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Using graphic styles
  • Saving content for the web
  • Creating CSS code

7. Working with Symbols

  • Working with symbols
  • Working with the Symbolism tools
  • Replacing symbols
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Editing symbol options
  • Editing with the Symbolism tools
  • Copying and editing symbol sets
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Working with symbols and Adobe Flash� integration

8. Graph

  • Creating a Graph
  • Types of Graphs
  • Making a Design for Columns and Markers
  • Updating the Data
  • Graphics for the Column and Marker

9. Advanced Masks

  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask

10. Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications

  • Combining artwork
  • Placing image files
  • Masking an image
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Working with image links
  • Replacing a linked image
  • Packaging a file
  • Exploring Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Flash