Tony Harmer

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2020.

Illustrator Deep Dive

Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Central

Taking some strong fundamental skills, developing and building on them is what this Illustrator Deep Dive is all about.

In one continuous illustration workflow you’ll cover a range of topics that aim to boost your productivity and improve your confidence in working in the Illustrator environment, including working with perspective planes, 3D effects, freeform gradients, opacity masks, symbols, brushes, appearances and more. You’ll find out how to make artwork-specific guides, learn how (and why) to use linked document workflows, create flexible compound shapes and apply textures. The techniques and tips in this session can be applied to almost any Illustrator workflow.

Covered in this session

  • Adding and working with art in perspective
  • Opacity mask techniques including multi-level and layer transparency
  • Using Live Paint to refine a drawing
  • Creating art and scatter brushes
  • Understand freeform gradient points


Basic understanding of Illustrator and a sense of humour.