Taught by a design professional, for developing graphic designers, this course will provide you with an overview of digital image-making and demonstrate how image can be manipulated across print and online platforms. Layout, illustration and image editing are central to the work of a designer, each perfectly executed with the aid of the key Adobe design packages: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign...

Taught by: Alec Doherty, A respected industry expert.

Description

Taught by a design professional, for developing graphic designers, this course will provide you with an overview of digital image-making and demonstrate how image can be manipulated across print and online platforms. Layout, illustration and image editing are central to the work of a designer, each perfectly executed with the aid of the key Adobe design packages: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will help you to familiarise with the interface and basic tools within each programme as you learn how to use these creatively and effectively. We will look at creating artwork for different printing methods and for use online. The course will cover a range of tools and methods, encouraging students to experiment with a combination of processes best suited to their individual aims and preferred application.

Topics Covered

  • Using the pen tool to create shapes
  • Drawing using a grid 
  • Using pathfinder tools 
  • Creating pattern brushes 
  • Importing and formatting graphics between programmes
  • Placing images into an InDesign layout
  • Integrating hand-drawn lines and textures with digital elements
  • Using basic layout tools (i.e. grids and guides) to compose an image
  • Creating and preparing artwork for print processes requiring colour separation, including screenprinting, risography and spot-colour 

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you'll be familiar with a range of basic image-making and manipulating tools throughout the three programmes. You will have a greater understanding of how to integrate the software to create and prepare images for print and digital application.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for those studying or working within a creative design field, new to digital design. Perhaps you are interested in pursuing a career in graphic design? Perhaps you are interested in learning how to use the integrated Adobe software packages as an image-making tool to create and prepare artwork for print and online platforms? This course will build your confidence to use software as a tool to present your work.

Course Level
Beginner





Tutor information

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Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB memory stick
Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
A free 30 day trial is available to download from the Adobe website.
Student discounts are also available should you wish to subscribe to the ‘Annual plan, paid monthly'.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/11/2014 - 15/12/2014Mondays18:00 - 20:306 Evenings£475Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
28/02/2015 - 14/03/2015Saturdays10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
25/04/2015 - 09/05/2015Saturdays10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
06/07/2015 - 08/07/2015Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket