Course Description

You have created simple artwork in the Level 1 Illustrator® course.  Level 2 will teach you how to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork.  In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using the painting options.  You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

See specific content information below in the section "Attend and You Will Learn."


Who Should Attend

The target students for this course are graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job, or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. You should have Illustrator Level 1 prior to taking Illustrator Level 2.

Attend and You Will Receive

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from NC State University


Understanding of the Windows Operating System and familiarity with design

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Attend And You Will Learn

Customizing the Illustrator Interface

  • Setting user interface preferences
  • Working with the grid and guides
  • Managing workspaces

Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Combining objects to create complex illustrations
  • Working with layers
  • Creating a perspective drawing
  • Trace artwork

Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Painting objects with fills, strokes, and gradients
  • Painting objects using live paint groups
  • Painting with custom brushes
  • Adding transparency and blending modes
  • Applying meshes to objects
  • Applying Patterns

Customizing Colors and Swatches

  • Managing colors
  • Customizing swatches
  • Managing color groups
  • Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Formatting Type

  • Setting character formats
  • Applying advanced formatting options to type
  • Adjusting hyphenation

Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Applying effects to an object
  • Creating graphics styles
  • Applying a mask to an object
  • Creating symbols
  • Working with symbol sets and symbolism tools

Preparing a Document for Print Output

  • Setting up artwork for printing
  • Preparing transparent artwork for printing
  • Managing colors in printing

Preparing Graphics for the Web

  • Creating slices and image maps
  • Saving artwork in the SVG format
  • Saving graphics for the Web

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Section Title
Illustrator Level 2
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Nov 05, 2020 to Nov 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Standard Registration Fee non-credit $545.00