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MDIA 2260 - Adobe Illustrator 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This hands-on course expands on the skills and knowledge that gained in Adobe Illustrator 1 by using different tools, drop-down menus, and panels to create a more complex series of projects. To complete the projects, you will use a perspective grid for creating 3D artwork that fades to a vanishing point. You will create a clipping mask, rotate objects around a fixed point, create patterns, use different drawing modes, use the scissors tool to cut and join paths, use pathfinder tools to divide graphics, and transform and move objects precisely on both a horizontal and vertical axis point. You will work with live corners, use key objects for aligning graphics, create colour groups, and use brushes to paint and spray graphics for visual effects.


MDIA 1160




$496.09 - $506.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 31390

Tue Oct 27 - Tue Dec 01 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 27 - Dec 01 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery


Andrew Sugianto

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



CRN 31623

Thu Oct 29 - Thu Dec 03 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery


Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Create 3D artwork using a perspective grid that fades to a vanishing point.
  • Align and distribute multiple objects relative to each other using a key object.
  • Manipulate layers and sub-layers to arrange artwork.
  • Paint and spray objects on artwork with different brushes.
  • Demonstrate the use of the pathfinder tools including; unite, minus front, intersect, exclude, divide, trim, merge, crop, outline and minus back.
  • Create exact matches of paths using paste in front.
  • Globally change the fill and stroke, fill colour, stroke colour, stroke weight, and blending modes using different selection options.
  • Draw and paint graphics using a draw inside mode.
  • Average points mathematically on both a horizontal and vertical axis point.
  • Apply and adjust live corners to artwork.
  • Create new colour groups to organize and control colour use.
  • Transform objects using scale, rotate, reflection, and shear from a central reference point.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 2260 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Mobile App Tools
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  5. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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