A course for Creatives to learn how to use Photoshop to produce and manipulate digital illustrations from hand drawn artwork. Students must be comfortable using computers and have some drawing experience. This course is not suitable for those who are not computer literate and 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.
A chance to gain understanding of Photoshop. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots.
This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri
This course is aimed at students who have begun to master their digital camera and want to learn how to edit the images to get the results you want. Adobe Lightroom is the industry standard application used by photographers to edit images. This intermediate course will take you through digital post-production techniques using Lightroom, from opening images and file organisation to editing and exporting your photos in different formats.
Stage 2 is planned for those who either attended the first stage or have previous experience. Learn more advanced areas of this software used for graphic illustration, drawing, typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. It is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production.
This intermediate Photoshop course will build on the beginner's course and cover more advanced topics including channels, paths, tools e.g. extract, liquify and customised brushes.
Try out Photoshop for images, Illustrator for design, Dreamweaver for websites, InDesign for desktop publishing and PowerPoint for presentations. Take a short tour of each of the digital media programs that appear in this section. Find out what they do and who uses them so you can choose which ones suit your needs for employment or personal use and progress to specialist courses.
This course is designed to introduce artists and designers to the technical and creative use of a digital camera or device to help promote their work. You will learn how to take basic images and then how to format them for use on different platforms. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.
This popular desktop publishing program is used commercially to produce posters, flyers, and brochures and has the capabilities for full magazine or book production. The course starts by covering the basic features of the program e.g. managing the work area, setting up documents, frames, importing & exporting text, typography and colour. It then continues on to the more complex features of the program e.g. styles, process colours, effects, and how to create an interactive document.