Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Course | Portland

COURSE OVERVIEW

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

SOFTWARE PURCHASING INFORMATION

The student trial for Photoshop and Illustrator was recently reduced to one week. Since the class is four weeks long, you need to purchase both Photoshop and Illustrator. There’s a couple different ways to do this, but I’d recommend the following options:

1. You can pay $9.99/month for Photoshop and $19.99/month for Illustrator for 1 full year of both of these programs.

2. You can pay $29.99/month for Photoshop and $29.99/month for Illustrator for two months or until you complete the class

3. You can pay $9.99/month for Photoshop for 1 full year and $29.99/month for Illustrator for two months or until you complete the class

Please note that you need to purchase a full version of both of these programs, not an “elements” version. Any version from Cs3 to CC will work.

For more information on purchasing these program, please visit the link here: Creative Cloud Pricing

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Before Photoshop

Before Photoshop

After

After Photoshop

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Fridays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $495
Fall: Sept. 28 – Nov. 9, 2018*
Winter: Jan. 25 – March 1, 2019
Spring: April 19 – May 24, 2019

*No class Oct. 12, 2018

Week 1 – Photoshop

-Difference between Photoshop/Illustrator (vector vs pixel)
-Introduction to the basic tools
-Practice drawing, coloring, and painting
-Selection tools
-Introduction to layers

Week 2 – Photoshop

-Photo editing: cropping, light balance, color balance
-Using layers
-Photo manipulation: healing tools, scaling, and skew/distort/warp
-Introduction to the empty room project

Week 3 – Photoshop

-Work on the empty room project and ask questions
-Presenting the empty room

Week 4 – Illustrator

-Basic tools of Illustrator
-Using guides and snaps
-Creating lines and shapes and different ways to use text
-Using groups and creating clipping masks

Week 5 – Illustrator

-Creating a presentation board for a room design
-How to tile print, and how to put it together

Week 6 – Illustrator

-Present final printed boards
-Exporting and printing options
-Final questions for Photoshop/Illustrator
-Differences between additional Adobe programs

“The starting point of achievement is desire.”

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