Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop | Denver

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 6-week intensive course will provide students with the basic InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills that can be used to create professional visual presentations. Students will learn how to create detailed presentation boards with graphics, photos of rooms, floor plans and examples of materials that will help them professionally convey their design ideas to clients. They will also learn how to modify and transform images by changing the color, lighting, and size of photos that can be used to build their portfolio.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use InDesign to create design layouts and presentation boards.
  • Use Illustrator to create design layouts and marketing.
  • Use Photoshop to manipulate and touch-up photos.

REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS

  • Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign Software
  • Laptop and 3 button mouse
  • Powerpoint slides for each lecture may be provided

 

Before Photoshop

Before Photoshop

After

After Photoshop

COURSE SCHEDULE

Fridays, 1:45pm – 3:45pm / $599
Winter: January 11 – February 15, 2019
Spring: April 12 – May 17, 2019

Week 1 – Photoshop

  • Introduction to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, their uses and compatibility
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Photo Editing
  • Photo Manipulation

Week 2 – Photoshop/Illustrator

  • Photo Manipulation Continued
  • Other Photoshop Features
  • Illustrator- Quick Introduction 
  • Illustrator Basics

Week 3 – Illustrator/InDesign

  • Review Illustrator 
  • 8 Graphic Design Principles
  • Creating Page Layouts in Illustrator 
  • Introduction to InDesign and Linking
  • Introduction to Book Creation
  • Printing in InDesign

Week 4 – Illustrator

  • Color and Text in Graphic Design
  • Creating Logos and Branding
  • Designer Bio Page Assignment
  • Layouts for Boards
  • InDesign Review and Help Session

Week 5 – InDesign

  • Review InDesign Features and Tools
  • Multi Board Presentation
  • Rendering in Photoshop
  • Printing Large Scale

Week 6 – InDesign

  • Using Photoshop with SketchUp 
  • Diagramming in Illustrator 
“The starting point of achievement is desire.”
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