Explore ways to work faster and more efficiently while enhancing the style and realism of your Illustrator projects. Take advantage of non-destructive techniques that gives you more control of your designs, illustrations and typography with symbols, styles, actions and color guides. Make custom brushes and patterns, apply variable width strokes, use advanced shading and color techniques with a gradient mesh and add dimension to designs with the 3D tool. Additional topics cover planning and organization, such as managing links, using guides, creating custom artboard layouts and exporting methods. Prerequisite: 56213.