City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

Course Dates: 08/08/22 - 10/08/22
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 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.
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Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £225.00

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Finished Mon-Wed, day, 08 Aug - 10 Aug '22

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 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, but you should have good computing skills with some knowledge of Mac or Windows systems and be confident in using the keyboard and mouse in using either the Microsoft Word processing program or with text based creative software. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create, copy and save files.

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

You will be taught by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises.One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout. Notes will be provided.

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

No costs. Should you wish to practice outside class time, you will need to have access to your own licensed Adobe® Creative Cloud software.

Pen and notepad for note taking. 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 will be provided electronically and 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.

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.

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

Please click here to view our courses in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

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.