Centre for Continuing Education

Adobe Illustrator Course: Level 2

Adobe Illustrator. Vector graphics and illustration.

Design everything from logos and branding to graphics for advertising, packaging or websites. Learn Adobe Illustrator the smart way with Adobe Illustrator courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This course is delivered using Adobe Creative Cloud
This course is delivered using the latest versions of Adobe software from the Adobe Creative Cloud. Courses are suitable for users of Adobe product versions CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and all CC versions. Older versions of Adobe products may not include some features available within Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 versions and some visual and functional differences may exist. Project files created in Adobe Premiere Pro as part of training may not be compatible with earlier versions.

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This Adobe Illustrator Level 2 course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to create illustrations. Extend your knowledge beyond Level 1 and take your skills to the next level.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • create 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.


The Adobe Account

  • The Adobe Website
  • Signing in to your Adobe Account
  • The Creative Profile Home Page
  • Managing your Adobe Account
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager
  • Working With Apps
  • Understanding Library Assets
  • Understanding Typekit
  • Add Fonts from Typekit
  • Understanding Adobe Colour CC
  • Understanding Behance

Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The Libraries Panel
  • Adding Elements to The Libraries Panel
  • Adding Peoples to Your Library

Working Collaboratively

  • Uploading a file to Creative Cloud
  • Creating a folder In Creative Cloud
  • Working With Files and Folders
  • Viewing a file in Creative Cloud
  • Adding Collaborators
  • Making Changes to a Shared File
  • Commenting on a Shared File
  • Deleting Comments

Adobe Mobile Apps

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps
  • The Adobe Capture Apps
  • Adobe Illustrator Mobile Apps
  • The Creative Cloud Library and Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Application Help and Support

The Transform Tools

  • Understanding The Transform Tools
  • Scaling And Rotating Objects
  • Reflecting Object
  • Shearing Objects
  • Changing The Perspective Of An Object
  • Understanding The Distortion Tools
  • Distorting Objects

Advanced Colour

  • Understanding Colour Themes
  • Navigating to Adobe Colour
  • Using The Colour Wheel
  • Working With Colour Rules
  • Saving a Colour Theme
  • Exploring Colour Themes
  • Working With Colour Themes in Illustrator
  • Understanding The Colour Guide


  • Understanding Patterns
  • Creating Different Types of Patterns
  • Applying a Pattern Swatch
  • Scaling and Moving a Pattern
  • Creating a New Pattern
  • Editing a Pattern

Brushes and Symbols

  • Understanding the Paintbrush Tool
  • The Brushes Panel
  • Understanding Brush Libraries
  • Using the Paintbrush Tool
  • Applying a Brush Stroke to a Path
  • Creating different kinds of Brushes
  • Creating an Art Brush
  • Creating a Scatter Brush
  • Using The Blob Brush
  • Using The Eraser Tool
  • Deleting a Brush Style
  • Understanding Symbols
  • Placing a Symbol Instance
  • Editing a Symbol
  • Understanding The Symbolism Tools

Advanced Objects

Understanding Pathfinder
Creating A Compound Shape
Modifying Compound Shapes
Understanding Pathfinder Effects
Applying Pathfinder Effects
Creating Compound Paths
Understanding Envelopes
Reshapes Objects Using Envelopes
Blending Shapes
Cutting And Dividing Objects


  • Understanding Effects
  • Understanding 3D Effects
  • Applying The 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect
  • Applying The 3D Revolve Effect
  • Applying The Outer Glow Effect
  • Understanding The Appearance Panel


  • Understanding Clipping Masks
  • Creating A Cliping Mask
  • Creating An Opacity Mask

Live Paint

  • Understanding Live Paint
  • Preparing For Live Paint
  • Simplifying Paths
  • Creating Live Paint Groups
  • Live Paint Gap Options
  • Applying Live Pant Fill
  • Adding Paths To A Live Paint Object
  • Using The Live Paint Selection Tool
  • Adding Gradients To Live Paint Objects


  • Understanding Tracing
  • The Image Trace Panel
  • Using Image Trace
  • Expanding Paths In A Traced Image
  • Tracing An Image Manually

Intended Audience

Suitable for anyone wanting to advance their understanding of the Adobe Illustrator software.


Prior to attending, you should have completed Adobe Illustrator: Level 1 or have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery Style

Presented as practical, instructor-led computer-based training. You will have dedicated access to a computer so you can follow the instructor and work through in-class activities.


You will be provided with a link to access and download your own personalised eBook prior to class.

Additional Information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Statement of completion

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Adobe Illustrator Course: Level 2

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