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: A respected industry expert, Nicolas Burrows.
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.
- 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
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.
Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.
Nicolas Burrows is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist.
Since 2006, he has worked as part of the multi-disciplinary practice Nous Vous, working across a range of design and visual art projects for clients including the New York Times, Tate, British Heart Foundation and Domino Records.
He has lectured and taught at many art colleges and Universities in the UK including Kingston, Leeds, Camberwell College of Arts and Central Lancashire.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Notebook and Pen
- USB memory stick
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'.