City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

Course Dates: 20/04/21 - 22/04/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
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City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace.On this Adobe Creative Cloud course,covering Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign,you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and
design.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £225.00

Course Code: VK536

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Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

On this practical course you will develop skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, following a professional print workflow. You will enhance and manipulate photographs with Photoshop, create designs and typography in Illustrator and lay out single and multiple page documents in InDesign. You will also learn how to integrate these programs throughout the course.

You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at computing@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow this link to do so: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

Please note that versions older than CS6 are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform some of the same functions on their own computers. You can request a temporary license from us, however, installing new versions of applications may require you to update the operating system of your computer to support it. These changes can be irreversible, and students must take personal responsibility should they chose to do so.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The key strengths of and differences between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Photoshop:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• Working with pixel based images
• Cropping and straightening images
• Isolating and working on specific areas of an image using selections
• Composing images using Layers
• Applying tonal and colour adjustments to correct or modify images
• Basic retouching of photographs
• Saving and exporting files from Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• Working with Vector graphics
• Creating simple and complex shapes
• adding colour using the colour picker, fill and stroke
• Working with type creatively
• Tracing and converting bitmaps into vector images
• Creating graphics for icons and logos
• Integration with Photoshop
• Saving and exporting files from Illustrator

Adobe InDesign:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• What is desktop publishing?
• Creating single and multi-page documents
• Layout and manipulating text and images
• Creating swatches and applying colour
• Integration with Photoshop and Illustrator
• Preparing work for print.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

•Identify how to work within a professional print workflow
• Manipulate and enhance images using Photoshop
• Create designs in Illustrator
• Create single and multiple page documents with text and images in InDesign
• Prepare work for print.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is required. However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC and be proficient with a mouse and keyboard in either a creative software, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or equivalent and should be able to download, upload, save, open and retrieve files. Some awareness of design for print or any other art/design practice would be useful.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at computing@citylit.ac.uk to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow this link to do so: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

Please note that versions older than CS6 are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform some of the same functions on their own computers. You can request a temporary license from us, however, installing new versions of applications may require you to update the operating system of your computer to support it. These changes can be irreversible, and students must take personal responsibility should they chose to do so.

A pen and paper to take notes. You may also find that having a couple of sheets of A4 paper and a ruler to hand would also be useful. Handouts for this course are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader (or, if you have full Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC) so may want to have Acrobat on your computer.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further in Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You may also be interested in looking at our graphic design and illustration courses.

Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.