Illustrator Intermediate

Media Training
Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
449 GBP excl. VAT 299 - 449 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses

Course description

Illustrator Intermediate

This course is designed to boost your existing Adobe Illustrator skills. Explore more difficult creative capabilities and dramatically improve your productivity.

Designed for those already familiar with Adobe Illustrator who need to get the most from this leading graphics application, this is a two-day Adobe authorised "power user" course.

The course has been developed for those who wish to increase their productivity and explore more creative options when using Adobe Illustrator.

This practical, hands-on course explores the most efficient ways of producing professional artwork for both print and the web and will enable you to realise your creative and productive potential.

You should have attended the Introduction to Illustrator course at Media Training or have an equivalent level of experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Complex drawing skills
  • Advanced painting techniques
  • Transparency and blends
  • Patterns and effects
  • Workflow improvements

Training Course Content

Day One

The Pen Tool

  • Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
  • Mastering the Pen Tool
  • Editing Paths
  • Editing Anchor Points
  • Direct Selection Tool Shortcuts
  • Shortcuts for Related Tools
  • Pencil & Eraser Tools

Strokes and Paths

  • Outlining Paths
  • Offsetting Paths


  • Setting up Documents
  • The Artboard Tool
  • Artboard View
  • Editing Artboards
  • Rearranging Options
  • Best Practice
  • Artboards & Advanced Guides
  • Artboards & Interface
  • Artboards & Smart Guides


  • The Appearance Panel
  • Making new Strokes
  • Making new Fills
  • Layering
  • Applying Filters
  • Object Attributes
  • Multiple Attributes
  • Applying Live Effects
  • Graphic Styles

Graphic Styles

  • Overview
  • Graphic Style Libraries
  • Creating Graphic Styles
  • Saving Graphic Styles
  • Graphic Styles & Appearance


  • Overview
  • Working with Brushes
  • Using Brush Libraries
  • Brush Types
  • Editing Brushes
  • Creating a Calligraphic Brush
  • Creating a Scatter Brush
  • Creating an Art Brush
  • Creating a Pattern Brush

Transparency & Blends

  • The Transparency Panel
  • Blend Options


  • Working with Symbols
  • Using Symbol Libraries
  • Editing Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Symbol Sprayer Tool

Image Trace

  • Settings
  • Adjustments
  • Editing

Live Paint

  • Live Paint Overview
  • Live Paint Tools
  • Live Paint Explored
  • Selecting Areas
  • Selecting Paths
  • Gap Detection

Advanced Patterns

  • Working with Patterns
  • Pattern Libraries
  • Creating Patterns
  • Editing Patterns
  • Modifying Patterns

Recolour/live Colour

  • Colour Editing Overview
  • Live Colour Overview
  • Modifying Colour in Artwork
  • Using Colour Libraries
  • Extracting Colours from an artwork

Day Two

Advanced Gradients

  • Gradient Tool
  • Gradient Panel
  • Creating Gradients
  • Editing Gradients
  • Using Gradient Libraries
  • Gradient Annotator
  • Freeform Gradient Tools
  • Gradients & Transparency

Separations Preview

  • Overview
  • Using Separations Preview
  • Options

Creating Blends

  • Overview
  • Blend Options
  • Creating a Basic Blend
  • Expanding a Blend


  • Distortions
  • Drop Shadow
  • Feathering
  • Stylize Effects
  • Scribble Effects
  • Warp Effects
  • Other Filters
  • Warp & Distortion Tools
  • Expanding Appearance

3D Functions

  • Extrude & Bevel Effect
  • Revolve Effects
  • Transforming Effects
  • Other Filters

Warp & Distortion Tools

  • Using Warp Effects
  • Expanding Appearance

Gradient Mesh

  • Overview
  • Gradient Mesh Tool Selecting
  • Editing


  • The Graph Tool
  • Creating Graphs
  • Inputting Graph Data
  • Editing Graphs

Envelope Distort

  • Using Warp
  • Using Mesh
  • Envelope Distort Options
  • Uses and Limitations
  • Releasing and Expanding

Advanced Type Functions

  • Style Sheets
  • Touch Type Tool
  • Area Type
  • Colouring Type & Frames
  • Type on a Path

Perspective Drawing

  • Switching On & Off
  • Grid Options
  • Editing the Grid
  • Perspective Tools
  • Drawing in Perspective

Shape Builder Tool

  • Overview
  • Relationship to Pathfinder

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

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25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 120 reviews.

Superb training as ever, really knowledgeable and easy to work through examples!
Peter was very friendly and helpful, and very knowledgable of Illustrator. He had all examples ready and was very easy to follow along. Course has definitely improved my skills
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Very good & efficient. Easy to follow depsite being on Zoom. Peter was very clear & patient. Thank you.
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