This advanced level course in Illustrator starts with the effective management of layers, clipping groups and swatches so as to swap out colours and content; and follows on by building complex gradients with transparency and dynamic effects.
Illustrator is a software application that lets the user ‘create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile’ (adobe.com).
This course can be successfully completed by anyone who has prior experience of Illustrator or who has completed BRD Illustrator (Level 1): any version of Adobe Illustrator, preferably the CC (Creative Cloud) version. An introductory knowledge of Illustrator is necessary (i.e. familiarity with simple icons and a knowledge of anchor points).
Who is the target audience?
This course is for people who already know Illustrator and want to take their skills and speed to the next level.
This is an advanced Illustrator course: you will need a basic Illustrator skills set.
- - Layers and Groups
- - Swatches and Stacking Order
- - Strokes, Dashes, and Arrows
- - Gradients and the Gradient Tool
- - Seamlessly Repeating Patterns
- - Align and Distribute
- - Live Paint and Interlocking Paths
- - Placing Photoshop Images
- - Saving for the Web (and PowerPoint)
- - Summary
ACA certification is an industry-recognised design credential that can be used to effectively validate your skills in Adobe Illustrator software. It represents the creative skills in demand today by industry and academia and reflects well when presented on a resume or college application. Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for visual communication. Adobe.com This exam can be completed by anyone who has completed our 2-day Illustrator introduction course.
Certificate of Completion presented to all learners who have completed our courses.
DEL TORO RESTAURANT
“BigRockDesigns was recommended to us by a friend who had previously attended a course delivered by the company. We are in the restaurant trade and with constantly changing menus, promotions, advertising etc. we felt that with the ability to amend menus and produce artwork-ready material we could ultimately be more self sufficient in-house. From the outset Peter was very accommodating and provided a range of training options to cater for our needs. He also offered to deliver the training on-site and provided Macs for the purpose. We opted for a 1-day course that incorporated some Mac and InDesign training; 5 staff attended. Peter provided a very well structured and practical training day that was delivered in a very relaxed and common sense manner. His style is easy yet effective. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter to anyone seeking to learn about InDesign and wish Peter and BigRockDesigns well-deserved continued success. Many Thanks for a job well done!!”.”
NATIONAL MUSEUM NORTHERN IRELAND
“The training was designed to enable me to train the staff within my organisation to give quality PowerPoint presentations with good use of images. After a refresher course in both the applications Peter helped prepare the training material necessary to deliver the in-house courses. It was an intensive few days with quality, well-paced and excellently tailored training..”
No, but we do provide refreshments during our training courses.
Yes we provide 12 months' telephone, email and video support.
We can only customise our closed courses; however if you have a specific requirement we will try to incorporate it into the course.