• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Digital Arts & Photography

This introductory level course focuses on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the industry standard software programs used by artists and designers alike. All aspects of Illustrator will be introduced, and students will learn how to create vector illustrations, edit and import image files, design layouts for graphic posters, magazine spreads, book covers, packaging, pattern making, perspective drawing, typographic design, etc., and how to set up files for professional output. All available Illustrator tools will be thoroughly explained in an ongoing per-project basis. Photoshop will also be addressed. It is used by many industries/professions and outputs to a wide range files types. Among the options explored in Photoshop are: editing image files from a variety of sources; creating digital paintings and/or illustrations; laying out and designing projects for print, web and/or devices; distressing images and text; and creating and applying batch actions to folders of images.

12-weeks: Base Tuition: $475 | Lab fee: $40 | Total: $515

10-weeks: Base Tuition: $405 | Lab fee: $40 | Total: $445

Notes: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Digital image properties
  • Introduction to Photoshop basics for illustration and photography
  • Use of Wacom tablet
  • Introduction to Illustrator basics for illustration and design
  • Preparing files for print and web
  • Workflows for working between different adobe software (Illustrator/Photoshop)

Materials to Bring

  • USB memory stick to save and transfer your files each week.