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XChange Training Location Cardiff

Use AI to create stunning Digital illustrations User Interfaces 3D printing designs Motion graphics Branded designs

Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced 2 Day - Cardiff

Key Course Details:




- 10am to 5pm


£495 + vat

Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading vector-graphics program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of Illustrator's advanced tools and help you to become a more proficient and confident digital artist.

With our help, you will take your existing Illustrator know-how and enhance it as you learn how to master paths, points, and curves. You will learn advanced techniques for adding transparencies and special effects. This course is a great way to step up to expert level, helping you produce pin-sharp, scalable graphics for the web and for print.

Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading vector-graphics program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of Illustrator's advanced tools and help you to become a more proficient and confident digital artist.

With our help, you will take your existing Illustrator know-how and enhance it as you learn how to master paths, points, and curves. You will learn advanced techniques for adding transparencies and special effects. This course is a great way to step up to expert level, helping you produce pin-sharp, scalable graphics for the web and for print.

  • Illustrator Advanced 2 Day

    Course Details

    This 2-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe Illustrator CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes graphical design to a new level. You will already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as enhanced control of Bézier curves, creating custom brushes, and automating workflows.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Enhance control of Bézier curves by creating compound paths
    • Apply gradients and patterns
    • Edit paths and anchor points
    • Set attributes in the Appearance panel
    • Measure objects and place them with precision
    • Trace and colour your hand-drawn artwork with Live Trace, Live Paint, and Live Colour
    • Define custom brushes and graphic styles
    • Add transparencies, drop shadows, and other effects
    • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
    • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

    Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of Illustrator and for you to become a confident power user.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of Illustrator and who work as graphic designers and textile/fashion designers. The course will also suit anyone else who has visual-design responsibilities.

    You will need basic experience in using Illustrator. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction 2 Day course.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Creating Complex Illustrations
    • Make use of Outline Strokes technique
    • Explore Shape Modes and Pathfinder palette - create Compound Paths for trendy grunge effects
    • Use Expand Appearance to modify individual elements
    • Create your own Custom Brushes: Calligraphy Scatter or Art, to place objects along a path
    • Keep your paths Simple & Cleaned Up
    • Graphs - use your own artwork instead of a simple bar
    Modifying Artworks
    • Envelope Distort & other forms of Warping objects
    • Clipping Mask for advanced design
    • Transparency for more polished look
    • Create drop shadows, glows and more using the Stylise Live Effects
    • Share the appearance attributes with Graphic Styles
    • Explore Gradient Mesh & its ability to add realistic 3D shading and highlights to 2D graphics
    • Learn the difference between Filters & Live Effects
    • Blend shapes or groups for advanced compositions
    Advanced Typographical Features
    • Character Palette - adjust the kerning, baseline shift, horizontal & vertical scaling
    • Paragraph Palette - Justification and Hyphenation options
    • Use the 3D feature to extrude text and other Illustrator objects
    Printing your Artwork
    • Simulate multiple pages in Illustrator using the artboard and document setup
    • Flattening Transparency for raster effects like drop shadows, glows and blurs
    • Creating separations with Spot colour vs. Process colour
    Enhancing your workflow
    • Explore Links & Actions palettes
    • Export to Flash (SWF)
    • Use Symbols to create elements used repeatedly in animations and complex artworks
    • Use the Release to Layers command to distribute all of the objects on a layer onto separate, individual layers for quick web animations
    • Creating Smart objects, Dragging-and-dropping and exporting layers into Photoshop
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:

    Brunel House
    2 Fitzalan Road
    CF24 0UY

    The Cardiff training centre is located in Brunel House which is only 3 minutes on foot from Cardiff Queen Street train station. Trains to/from Cardiff Central station run every 10 minutes. Directly opposite the building is a convenient NCP car park.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

    XChange Training Location Cardiff

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  • Illustrator Advanced 2 Day - Upcoming Cardiff Course Dates

    Next 07 Aug - 08 Aug £495 + vat
    Next 09 Oct - 10 Oct £495 + vat
    Next 04 Dec - 05 Dec £495 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Very accommodating environment, friendly staff, excellent instructor and added extra benefits from the course i.e food vouchers, resource books and contact information."

    Abbie Hulson, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

    "This is my third class, they have all been excellent. Earning my Adobe Illustrator qualification with you has made a big difference in my job hunting. Thank you."

    Velo Mitrovich, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was very good indeed. We got a lot out of the experience and will book again for more training in the future."

    Neil Cleverley, TTS Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Migration

    "Hugely helpful and really appreciated the amount of tailoring and personalisation of the content of the course to what I would be doing in my role. Will definitely recommend. "

    Emily Radforth, Octopus Healthcare, Adobe Illustrator - One Day Introduction

    "Highly enjoyable session - having had no previous experience with Illustrator it proved very easy to pick things up under guidance. Thank you XChange!"

    William McPhail, Sothebys, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

    "The Illustrator course was well-organised, well-paced, informative, and I learned many new features and ways to use the software for potential real-world applications."

    Megan Wolf, Makro, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

    "I am very pleased with the course and its contents. I feel it will generally enhance my abilities to undertake tasks which previously I would not be confident with. Highly recommended and would have no hesitation in suggesting the course to anyone with a professional interest in graphics."

    David Sparkes, Brady, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was fantastic, we covered a lot of material but at a pace we could all keep up. He really tailored the course to our company's specific needs and was really helpful when we asked loads of questions!"

    Charlotte Mew, TPP, Bespoke InDesign and Illustrator Introduction

    "Very relaxed atmosphere & friendly atmosphere. Trainer very informative, knowledgable and willing to help with any questions or difficulties. Offices in a good central location. An enjoyable and informative course."

    Kerry Duguid, Plant Integrity Mgmt., Illustrator - Two Day Introduction

    "Very well presented course, delivered at the right pace for for both beginners and those with a bit more knowledge. I feel much more confident to use this product now. "

    Michael Knight, Offshore Marine Safety, Adobe Illustrator - Two Day Introduction