City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

Course Dates: 13/07/20 - 22/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

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 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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.

This is a live online face-to-face 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...

• Recognize how to work within a professional print workflow
• Manipulate and enhance images using Adobe Photoshop
• Create graphic designs in Illustrator
• Create single documents and a multiple page document 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 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 workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance.
Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this class you will need:
- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign on your computer

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

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

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.

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

You can develop your skills further in City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive 2.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Really good for all round intro to Adobe photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator. It gives you a great understanding of the basics. Course tutor is energetic and very knowledgable
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Review by blueeyedwonder / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
its intense but useful
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/02/2020)
Fully recommend this course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/11/2019)
That it is intense but great to learn the basics of Adobe. It's so valuable to have the understanding of the tools rather than self learn where you miss things.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/11/2019)
Yes, I would recommend
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 30/09/2019)
Fantastic course in a very nice building - the trainer was patient and knowledgeable. I loved every minute of the course!
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Review by Grant / (Posted on 27/09/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Gita Hahn

Gita’s practice as a graphic designer and illustrator spans many years and disciplines within the field. She has worked in print and screen-based media across major broadcast, corporate, NGO, publishing and state sectors. Gita went digital in 1991. She brings her experience and knowledge to teaching Adobe Creative Cloud apps for design and Illustration in different departments within Visual Arts at City Lit. She started teaching evening and weekend courses at City Lit in 2006, having previously provided bespoke workplace-training for companies and organisations. Her classes are regarded as fun, friendly and challenging, with extensive resources for both in-and-after course study.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VK519

Please choose a course date 

Mon-Wed, day, 13 Jul - 22 Jul '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £579.00
Senior fee: £579.00
Concession: £579.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

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