Course Outline

Course Outline

Managing the Adobe Photoshop Environment

  • Exploring default Workspace and Bridge
  • Introduction to the Toolbar
  • Palette management and Screen real estate
  • History Palette and Undoing Actions
  • Navigation shortcuts

Working with Selections

  • Creating Selections using Magic Wand
  • Adjusting Selections
  • Quick Selection and Lasso tools
  • Combining Selection tools for complex objects
  • Saving and Reloading a Selection

Enhancing an Image

  • Using Levels and Curves
  • Compensate for flash with Shadow and Highlight
  • Variations to quickly decide about a colour cast
  • Hue and Saturation controls
  • Blurring and sharpening using
  • Filters

Painting and Retouching Images

  • Digital darkroom techniques
  • Clone Stamp and Heal tools
  • Creating
  • Saving and loading custom colours
  • Painting with Paintbrush
  • Pencil or Paint Bucket tool
  • Introduction to Gradients and painting with Gradients
  • Working with Quick Mask mode and Layer Masks

Working with Layers

  • Importing images
  • Layers and Selections
  • Transforming Layer Objects and using the Smart Objects
  • Starting to build layered compositions
  • Applying Transparency
  • Basic Blending Modes
  • Other goodies as Text Layers
  • Adjustment Layers and Layer Styles

Outputting your artwork

  • Colour modes
  • Resolution and Image Size
  • Cropping an image vs Extending the Canvas
  • File formats and optimizing artwork for Web

Setting Up Your Document

  • Be precise with Rulers and Guides
  • Add, move and shuffle Pages in your Document
  • Paginate Spread Pages
  • Using Bridge to organise your creative assets
  • InDesign Libraries to share them

Working with Frames

  • Place Text and Graphics on the Document Pages
  • Applying Colours
  • Tints and Gradients
  • Get creative with the Stroke panel
  • Shapes and Corner options inside of InDesign
  • Transforming Frames Content
  • Changing the default Transparency
  • Share the Appearance attributes with Object Styles

Importing and Editing Text

  • Flowing Text and multiple Columns design
  • Formatting with Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Leading
  • Spacing
  • Tracking and Kerning
  • Create Bulleted and Numbered lists
  • Explore decorative Fonts and special Characters with Glyphs panel

Working with Graphics

  • Image quality and Display options
  • Fitting or Clipping graphics with Frames
  • Share Colours across the with Swatch Exchange Format
  • Manage linked files and automate updating of your content
  • Vector artworks inside of InDesign
  • Goddies inside of the Effects panel

Page Layout tools

  • Using Placeholders Eyedropper and Master Pages for different workflow
  • Aligning multiple Objects and working with Object Groups
  • Wrap text around inline Objects while making use of Alpha Channels
  • Be a professional with Baseline Grid alignment

Outputting and

PDF

Export

  • Understanding Bleed and Slug
  • Differentiate between Spot and Process colours
  • Create a Package to share InDesign Documents
  • Manage missing Fonts
  • Preflight for Prepress

Creating basic Documents

  • Explore the prebuilt Document Profiles
  • Shortcuts to navigate the Artboard effectively
  • Create custom Workspaces

Drawing in Illustrator

  • Draw Paths with the Pen tool
  • Add, delete or adjust points along a path
  • Understand how B»zier Curves work
  • Freeform Drawing tools
  • Live Trace to transform images or hand drawn sketches into vector artworks that can be further adjusted Create Logo using simple Shapes
  • Discovering basic Blends
  • Symbols in Illustrator and Symbol Sprayer options

Modifying Objects

  • Lasso select and the other goodies in the Select Menu
  • Be precise using Smart Guides
  • Grids and Guidelines
  • Align, Group and Duplicate to achieve better results
  • Transform objects with Twirl
  • Bloat and other Warp tools
  • Layers palette: Hide and Lock Objects
  • Intro to Isolation Mode for effective editing

Working with Colours in Illustrator

  • Difference between Swatches and Colour palette
  • Applying colour to Stroke and/or Fill
  • Adjusting Stroke attributes with Stroke panel
  • Introducing Gradients and Patterns

Text in Illustrator

  • Point
  • Area and Type on a path
  • Import Body Type and fix Spelling Errors
  • Find and Replace Text or Insert Typographic Characters
  • Create Text Outlines to design your own fancy headlines

Outputting your Artwork

  • Defining cropping area
  • Saving your artwork in vector formats
  • Save for Web and Devices

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