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Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator - Introduction
C01400

On this course, you will be introduced to the digital design field using the Adobe software programmes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. In a workshop environment you will form an understanding of how the three programmes are designed to work seamlessly. You will be introduced to the Adobe software through a series of tutorials and projects. Specifically, you will learn how to retouch photos and manipulate images on Photoshop, create a logo from scratch on Illustrator and design a double sided leaflet on InDesign.

Course Content

What will the course cover?

• Key terminology
• The design-for-print process (brochures, leaflets, magazines)
• Layout design
• Image file formats
• Workspaces and tools of each program
• Setting up and working with a simple InDesign Document.
• Importing artwork created in Photoshop and Illustrator to InDesign.
• Creating, saving and exporting documents for print output.
• Individual Design Project: Learners will work to a design brief to produce individual projects exploring the techniques they have learned.

Specific topics per programme:

Photoshop:
Navigating the PS interface; document set-up ; understanding image resolution; working with layers, selections and other basic image editing tools

Illustrator:
Navigating the AI interface; vector v raster; fill and stroke; paths, shapes, type, the drawing and painting tools; exporting to InDesign.

InDesign:
Navigating the Indd interface; page set-up; fill and stroke; text editing and type on a path; importing images and graphics; principles of good layout and use of grids; outputting for print

The three programs will be taught alongside each other, with a focus on using them together.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners to Adobe programmes, however you should have a basic working knowledge of computers, and ideally Mac computers so you can get started knowing how to work the basic commands.

First Class Requirements

How to Enrol

Attendance Requirements

How to Pay for Your Course

Assessment Methods

If you have any further questions please contact art@racc.ac.uk

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.

Further Study Options

You can progress onto Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator - Intermediate

Additional Information

If you have any further questions please contact art@racc.ac.uk

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.