Digital Design for Graphic Designers
This course will provide you with an overview of digital image-making and demonstrate how images 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: Jake Hopwood, Nicolas Burrows.
This course will provide you with an overview of digital image-making and demonstrate how images 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 familiarise with the interface and creative 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 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 working within creative industries, wishing to enhance their digital design skills or for developing graphic designers, interested in pursuing a career in graphic design. Alternatively you may be 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
Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.
Jake Hopwood is a London-based graphic designer & educator. A partner of graphic design studio work-form alongside Charlie Abbott & Alex Hough. work-form was established in 2013, designing books, websites and identities for artists, musicians, cultural organisations and businesses. Jake currently teaches across the 1st Year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, the Foundation diploma at the CCW Progression Centre and the 2nd year of the FDA Graphic Design Course at Camberwell College of Arts.
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
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
|Date||Day of Week||Time||Duration||Cost||Status||Location||Action|
|07/11/2016 - 12/12/2016||Mondays||18:00 - 20:30||6 Evenings||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|25/02/2017 - 11/03/2017||Saturdays||10:00 - 16:00||3 Days||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|22/04/2017 - 06/05/2017||Saturdays||10:00 - 16:00||3 Days||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|07/06/2017 - 12/07/2017||Wednesdays||18:00 - 20:30||6 Evenings||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|03/07/2017 - 05/07/2017||Monday - Wednesday||10:00 - 16:00||3 Days||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|
|11/09/2017 - 13/09/2017||Monday - Wednesday||10:00 - 16:00||3 Days||£499||Available||Atterbury St - SW1P||Add to Basket|