Illustrator More In-Depth

2 full days classroom training, 180 days free email and phone support, lunch and refreshments, course materials and a certificate – all for £385!


1 day private 1 to 1 course at your office covering your exact needs, working on your files and going at your pace, 180 days free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate – *all for £385!

*Travel / accommodation expenses might be added depending on distance.

Illustrator can really radically change the way you work and you will wish you could have learned it sooner! On this Illustrator Intermediate course, you will build upon the knowledge from the Illustrator Introductory course and learn how to create complex vector graphics using advanced features such as filters and effects, explore in-depth typographical adjustments, and consider the printing process of your layouts.

Adobe Illustrator Screenshot for training by Red Memory Box

With the sound knowledge of Illustrator that this course provides, you can create truly spectacular graphics for design and web development.

Who is this course for?

Graphic Designers, Artists, anyone with any design responsibilities who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, infographics, advertisements, newsletters or other graphic document. A knowledge of the topics covered in the Introductory course is required.


Have already taken the Adobe Illustrator Introductory training course or have solid knowledge of topics covered in that workshop.

Some of the benefits of coming on a Red Rocket Studio training Course

  • 180 days support: There is nothing worse than leaving a course and feeling left on your own. We like to ensure our customers have all the support and backup they need which includes 180 days unlimited support by phone or email.
  • Course Materials – We typically supply detailed course notes or a manual, or in some cases both. Either way, we try to provide sufficient supporting material so that you can return to your work place with sufficient confidence to permit further learning.
  • Lunch
  • We also provide chilled water, hot drinks and biscuits.
  • A certificate of completion.

Course Outline

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  • Use the Pen tool
  • Use the Appearance panel
  • Work with Compound Paths
  • Use the Expand Appearance command
  • Use the Outline Strokes command
  • Create and use Graphic Styles
  • Use Envelope Distort
  • Create Clipping Masks
  • Use the Width tool
  • Use Pathfinder
  • Create Transparency and Opacity Masks
  • 3D shading with the Gradient Mesh tool
  • Use the Perspective Grid Tool

Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Create Symbols
  • Organise Objects with Layers
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Apply Colour Using Live Paint
  • Recolour Artwork

Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Path
  • Create Blend
  • Share Graphic Styles
  • Create 3D Effects

Create Custom Brushes

  • Calligraphy brushes
  • Scatter brushes
  • Pattern brushes
  • Art brushes
  • Bristle brushes

Graph Tool

  • Create graphs
  • Modify graphs
  • Create and apply Graph designs

Use Live Tools

  • Generate a colour group
  • Recolour artwork with colour guides
  • Trace bitmap images
  • Improve the trace result

Outputting Documents

  • Create an Artboard
  • Set Up Colour Management
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colours
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Colour Separations
  • Create an Adobe PDF File

Brush effects

  • Creating Calligraphic, Art, Pattern, and Scatter Brushes
  • Modifying the brush options
  • Editing existing and creating new brushes
  • Working with patterns
  • Creating simple patterns
  • Defining artwork as a pattern


  • Applying Warp and Mesh Envelopes
  • Expanding and releasing
  • Edit Envelope contents
  • Creating custom Envelope shapes

Use Live tools

  • Use Live colour
  • Trace bitmap images
  • Improve the trace result
  • Create custom Gap closers

Drawing in perspective

  • Choosing a Perspective Grid preset
  • The Perspective Grid tool
  • The Perspective Selection tool
  • Setting Perspective Grid options
  • Setting Plane options
  • Adjusting the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing new Objects in perspective
  • Attaching art to a Perspective Plane
  • Mapping a Perspective Grid to a photo or drawing
  • Using the Plane Switching widget
  • Defining and editing grid presets
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up drawing


  • Creating and applying Masks
  • Modifying and updating mask content

Working With Layers

  • Creating and understanding Layers
  • Selecting and arranging Layers
  • Duplicating Layer content
  • Applying Layer Options
  • Releasing and flattening Layers