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INTROD70N7_PhotoshopIllustratorIndesign

Adobe Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign Short Course

Course description

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a comprehensive and hands-on course which will introduce you to digital design. You will also discover how seamlessly the 3 programmes can work together.You'll gain an appreciation of bitmap and vector graphics too, and learn when it's best to use the different image file formats. We will also give you some tips on using basic keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow.You will explore a variety of processes including design and layout, workspaces, tools and palettes, importing files and saving files for onscreen and print output.Course outcomesBy the end of the course, you'll understand design principles, the dynamics of composition and colour, and the technical issues surrounding print and web distribution.Who should attendAnyone looking for a sound introduction to the capabilities of 3 leading industry-standard software programmes; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You could be a digital design student, home user or digital design professional. Please be advised that this is an intensive course and you will need to be confident using a computer and working with new software interfaces.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics covered

 

  • Understanding the rudiments of design and layout
  • Looking at the difference between bitmap and vector graphics
  • Understanding the range of image file formats
  • Setting up and working with a multi-paged InDesign document
  • Exploring Illustrator and Photoshop workspaces, tools and palettes
  • Using InDesign to import/lay out text and images (created in Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Saving files for onscreen and/or print output

Materials

Please be advised that during this course you will be using Adobe Creative Cloud. If you do not already have Adobe Creative Cloud, you can sign up for a free 7 day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. Please note a credit card is required to register for the free trial. The subscription must be cancelled on the date provided by Adobe if you do not wish to continue onto a paid account.

On campus short course materials:
  • Paper and Pen

Online short course materials:
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system 
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers, we recommend Safari and Google Chrome)
  • A headset with microphone/headphones is recommended 
  • Webcam  
Meet the Tutor:

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a hands on course introducing you to digital design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will also discover how seamlessly the 3 programmes can work together.

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