City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

Course Dates: 09/04/24 - 11/04/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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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 be introduced to some of the key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design. Students should be comfortable with a fast-paced learning environment and have good computer skills.
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City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1
  • Course Code: VG511
  • Dates: 09/04/24 - 11/04/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Tue-Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Gita Hahn

Course Code: VG511

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Tue-Thu, day, 09 Apr - 11 Apr '24

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.

What will we cover?

The key tools in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and the main differences of each software

Adobe Photoshop:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• Set up documents with correct file size & resolution
• Using a range of intelligent tools to select areas of an image
• 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
• 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 workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, and by completing practical exercises on Computer. Computers are provided for each student with all the necessary software installed. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. Notes will be provided.

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

To participate on this course you will need access to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. As a City Lit student, you may be entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Please visit the Adobe website Creative Cloud for education webpage for full details.

You will need to create an Adobe account using your City Lit email address which includes your student number. (This is in the format 123456@student.citylit.ac.uk). You can access your City Lit email through your supplied Office 365 account.

Please check the suitability of your computer system here: Adobe system requirements Adobe Creative Cloud for Students - system requirements

*Please note that your Adobe account is not accessible to City Lit and no technical support can be provided. At renewal, you will need to create another Adobe account using your personal email.

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

Please click here to view our flowchart which outlines all courses in the Adobe area and their progression courses.

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.