City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 2

Course Dates: 17/06/20 - 01/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at an intermediate level. You'll learn advanced techniques and efficient workflows to create and manipulate photographs, graphics and page layouts.


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.

What will we cover?

- Creating and manipulating smart objects.
- Working with Masks
- Smart Filters (Blur, Artistic and Sharpening)
- Blend Modes
- Liquify filter

- Compound graphics
- Symbols
- Patterns
- Appearance and Graphic Styles
- Effects and expansion
- Converting pixel images into vector graphics
- Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator

- Manipulating master pages in InDesign
- Tables
- Importing Data
- Anchored Objects
- Fast Text editing
- Using Paths with text
- Object styles
- Gradients
- Effects.

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

- 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 develop your professional design profile with VG582 Graphic design professional portfolio. City Lit offer a range of courses in Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to enhance your Design practice.

Tutor Biographies
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.

Book your place

Course Code: VK369

Wed, day, 17 Jun - 01 Jul '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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