What is the course about?
This intermediate course leads to more advanced techniques and efficient workflows when using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students will work using up-to-date software in one of our well-equipped and fully accessible studios at our Covent Garden site.
Students will learn to create and manipulate smart objects and advanced filters in Photoshop; integrate type and design using Photoshop and Illustrator, manipulate complex layouts and tables.
This course is ideal for those who have a good working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and would like to advance or review their practice. This course will enable you to use your learned skills in photography, web and print whether working as a company employee, freelance or creating your own personal projects.
Although this is a non-accredited course, students successfully completing the course will be awarded our CityLit Certificate - based on achievements of the course outcomes and attendance.
What will we cover?
- Creating and manipulating smart objects.
- Working with Masks
- Smart Filters (Blur, Artistic and Sharpening)
- Blend Modes
- Liquify filter
- Compound graphics
- Appearance and Graphic Styles
- Effects and expansion
- Converting pixel images into vector graphics
- Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator
- Manipulating master pages in InDesign
- Importing Data
- Anchored Objects
- Fast Text editing
- Using Paths with text
- Object styles
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
You will learn in a relaxed environment with a small group of up to 8 people.
-Create complex images
- Apply advanced filters on your images
- Blending images
- Transform layers with liquify
- Create complex graphics
- Create Patterns
- Apply effects to your graphics
- Create complex multipage documents
- Design tables
- Create Styles
- Add images within text and text flow
- Revise text effectively.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign or having completed City Lit Pro Adobe Creative Cloud Intensive course.
If you are new to using Apple computers you might find one of our introduction to Apple Mac courses 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 workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises and tutorials.
Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Digital arts, Film, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web design.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to). Notes are provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can further develop your skills and interest in Graphic design, photography and illustration through a range of courses at the City Lit. You can download a PDF of all our courses on offer, view a calendar and see a virtual tour at
http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Art_and_design/890, search on the web site or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details