Graphic Design using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a comprehensive and hands-on course which will introduce you to digital design in the shape of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will also discover how seamlessly the 3 programmes can work together.
You'll gain an appreciation of bitmap and vector graphics too, and learn when it's best to use the different image file formats. We will also give you some tips on using basic keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow.
You will explore a variety of processes including design and layout, workspaces, tools and palettes, importing files and saving files for onscreen and print output.
- Understand the similarities/differences between each application and exactly when to use them in design projects.
- Confidently use and understand all the fundamental tools and techniques available in all 3 tools.
- Create new work using a combination of all three applications.
- Gain confidence in your technical and creative capabilities.
- Aspiring Graphic Designers and Illustrators.
- Anyone just starting out in the creative industry looking to gain technical skills.
- Anyone who wants to learn about the three main tools of Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
- Designers who want to strengthen their current knowledge.
- Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. What it does best is manipulate graphical objects to create things like logos, line art, and icons. So, if you want to learn both Illustrator and Photoshop, my suggestion would be to start with Photoshop. Once you've got it down, then head over to Illustrator.
- 10 Weeks
- Understanding the rudiments of design and layout
- Looking at the difference between bitmap and vector graphics
- Understanding the range of image file formats
- Setting up and working with a multi-paged InDesign document
- Exploring Illustrator and Photoshop workspaces, tools and palettes
- Using InDesign to import/lay out text and images (created in Photoshop and Illustrator)
- Saving files for onscreen and/or print output