This course has concessions available

Photoshop And Illustrator For Artists And Designers : Stage 2

Follow on course from Stage 1, to help students to develop their skills further and focus on a personal project.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

This course is suitable for students who have studied on stage1 or for artist and designers with a good working knowledge of Photoshop.
The course is aimed at aspiring artists who would like to develop their knowledge of digital art,
taking existing artwork into the digital medium and learning various ways to expand and enhance it.
Students must be comfortable using computers and have some drawing experience.
This course is not suitable for those who are not computer literate.

What does this course cover

Day 1 - Introduction to scanning - also drawing new artwork (if you don't have any artwork to scan)

Day 2 - Recap on Photoshop and Illustrator - the main software used for digital manipulation.
Photoshop is pixel based and can therefore create very realistic photographic type enhancements to your work, whereas Illustrator is vector based and lends itself to perfect geometry based artwork.

The remainder of the course - Creating new files ready for your project, manipulating the drawings, creating layers, transparencies, working with layout. Introducing colour and texture. Adding type, re-configuring your project, experimentation, printing out the final project. Feedback.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need to bring along their own USB memory stick, min 4GB.
Please bring your artwork and drawings to scan in and other content to work on. Homework will be suggested between classes.

What this course could lead to

Students who complete this course may be interested in other illustration, computing and general arts courses held at the college.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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