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Adobe Illustrator Level 2: Intermediate

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In the Illustrator Level 2 course, you will strengthen your production and illustration skills by working on real-world projects, such as creating a logo, building a package, and creating photorealistic illustrations. You'll see how simple tools, such as gradients and shadows, can add depth and realism to simple objects.

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Recommended Book

Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2022 release)

The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2022 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

    • Understanding layers
    • Creating layers and sublayers
    • Editing layers and objects
    • Pasting layers
    • Viewing layers
    • Applying appearance attributes to layers
    • Creating a clipping mask
  • Lesson 2: Gradients, Blends and Patterns

    • Working with gradients
    • Working with blended objects
    • Painting with Patterns
  • Lesson 3: Using Brushes to Create a Poster

    • Working with brushes
    • Using Calligraphic, Art ,Bristle, and Pattern brushes
    • Working with the Blob Brush tool
    • Creating brushes
  • Lesson 4: Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles

    • Using the Appearance panel
    • Using live effects
    • Applying a raster effect
    • Using graphic styles
  • Lesson 5: Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt

    • Working with symbols
    • Working with the Symbolism tools
    • Understanding the perspective grid
    • Working with the perspective grid
    • Editing symbols in perspective
  • Lesson 6: Using Illustrator CC with Other Adobe Applications

    • Combining artwork
    • Placing image files
    • Masking images
    • Sampling colors in placed images
    • Working with image links
    • Packaging a file
  • Lesson 7: Preparing Content for the Web

    • Saving content for the Web
    • Creating CSS code
    • Saving artwork as SVG

Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Create and modify layers
  • Use and create gradients, blends and patterns
  • Work with brushes
  • Employ creative uses of effects and graphic styles
  • Work with and create symbols
  • Work with the perspective grid
  • Combine Illustrator images with Photoshop images
  • Create and save content for the web

Course Schedule


Adobe Illustrator Level 2: Intermediate

Contact Hours
13 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $695.00