Adobe Illustrator
Level 2: Creative Techniques

We provide you with the right training solution to help you understand and use Adobe Illustrator to create your own spectacular logos, line art, and comps. Check our schedule for class dates and prices for Illustrator training in Dallas, Texas or call us for private training at your site.

This course in Dallas, Texas focuses on advanced Illustrator tools and techniques to create more complex designs and special effects. You will be introduced to features new to Illustrator.

Topics covered in this two-day class are:

Compound Paths

  • Combining Objects As If They Were One
  • Selecting Compound Paths
  • Making and Releasing Compound Paths
  • Expanding Compound Paths

Clipping Masks

  • Making and Releasing Clipping Masks
  • Masking With Text
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Compound Paths and Clipping Masks


  • Blending Shapes and Lines
  • Blending Complex Compositions
  • Understanding Blending Options
  • Expanding Blends
  • Replacing the Spine of a Blend
  • Using Curved Paths to Control Blends

Effects and Appearances

  • Exploring the Appearances Panel
  • Creating Gradient Text
  • Adding Additional Fills and Strokes


  • Controlling Transparency
  • Utilizing Opacity Mask

Graphic Styles

  • Building Graphic Styles
  • Using Appearance Panel Settings
  • Graphic Styles Libraries

Gradient Mesh

  • Using the Mesh Tool
  • Adding and Removing Mesh Points
  • Points vs Patches