ADILCS5L2 – Adobe Illustrator CS5: Level 2

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  • Code: ADILCS5L2
  • Duration: Days 1
  • Price per delegate: £325.00 +VAT

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Course Description

You will be able to create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Target Student

This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They will have some previous experience with Illustrator.


Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe® Illustrator® CS5: Level 1 course (ADILCS5L1), or have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery Method

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create complex illustrations.
enhance complex illustrations.
create a vector version of a raster graphic.
create special effects.
work with graphs.
work with variables.
prepare documents for composite and commercial printing.
export graphics for the web and mobile devices.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Complex Illustrations
Topic 1A: Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
Topic 1B: Create Perspective Drawings
Topic 1C: Create Compound Paths
Topic 1D: Offset Paths
Topic 1E: Erase Shapes
Lesson 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations
Topic 2A: Organize Objects with Layers
Topic 2B: Create Symbols
Topic 2C: Create a Pattern Swatch Topic 2D: Create a Mesh
Topic 2E: Create Custom Brushes
Topic 2F: Apply Color Using Live Paint
Topic 2G: Recolor Artwork

Lesson 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
Topic 3A: Trace Artwork
Topic 3B: Adjust the Results of Tracing
Topic 3C: Create a Custom Preset
Topic 3D: Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Special Effects
Topic 4A: Apply Effects
Topic 4B: Create Masks
Topic 4C: Simplify Paths
Topic 4D: Create Blends
Topic 4E: Share Graphic Styles
Topic 4F: Create 3D Effects

Lesson 5: Working with Graphs
Topic 5A: Create a Graph
Topic 5B: Format a Graph

Lesson 6: Working with Variables
Topic 6A: Create Variables
Topic 6B: Create Data Sets

Lesson 7: Outputting Documents
Topic 7A: Set Up Color Management
Topic 7B: Preview an Overprint
Topic 7C: Apply Spot Colors
Topic 7D: Print a Composite Proof
Topic 7E: Create Color Separations
Topic 7F: Create an Adobe PDF File

Lesson 8: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
Topic 8A: Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
Topic 8B: Work with Actions
Topic 8C: Export a File as an SWF File
Topic 8D: Create Slices
Topic 8E: Add Interactivity to an SVG File
Topic 8F: Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices