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Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator Training - 3 Days

Adobe Photoshop Training CourseAdobe Illustrator Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Training available for Adobe versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Course Overview:
This 3 day training course takes an solid look at both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the
industry standard applications for Graphic Design. You will learn how to use Photoshop to create, edit
and manipulate a wide range of digital artwork. You will look at topics such as correct resizing, making colour and tonal adjustments, retouching, and the all important layers panel. The course will then move
on to Illustrator where you will learn how to produce many different types of Graphic artwork, from simple designs and logos to large complex illustrations. You will also gain a strong understanding of how the
two applications work together in a professional design workflow.


Photoshop and Illustrator 3 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Photoshop and Illustrator Overview

  • About Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Working with bitmap and vector images
  • Various design workflow's and how the applications fit in

Day 1 - Working with Photoshop

The Interface

  • Using the menu bar
  • Setting preferences
  • Opening and importing images/graphics
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigation and magnification

Basic Image Manipulation

  • Cropping
  • Resizing the image
  • Working with image resolution
  • Setting colour modes
  • Making greyscale images
  • Saving formats

Image Enhancement

  • Basic Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Sepia effects
  • Sharpening images

Correcting Mistakes

  • Undo shortcuts
  • Using the History palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the range of selection tools
  • Working with selection options
  • Editing selections
  • Feathering images with selections

Day 2 Morning Session - Photoshop Continued

Changing Image Content

  • Using the retouching tools
  • Working with the paint tools

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Adding Illustrator Files to Photoshop
  • Placing files
  • Automatic layer creation
  • Adding text layers
  • Hiding/locking layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Using the Flatten Image command

Exporting and Saving Photoshop Artwork

  • Creating PSD documents for future editing
  • File formats for use in Illustrator
  • Print based file formats
  • Image compression for web deployment

Day 2 Afternoon Session - Working with Adobe Illustrator

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Setting up general preferences
  • Document and page set up
  • Selection tools
  • Magnification and reduction
  • Using rulers and guides

Drawing Tools

  • Working with the line tools
  • Working with the shape tools
  • Cutting and editing paths
  • Using the Bezier tool
  • The transformation tools
  • Cutting, copying and pasting elements

Working with Colour

  • Creating custom colours
  • Working with swatches
  • Using the paint/colour tools

Working with Text

  • Type area and type path tools
  • Typography and formatting
  • Text on a path
  • Wrapping text and graphics
  • Outlining type

Day 3 - Illustrator Continued

Working with Objects

  • Duplicating
  • Object drag copying
  • Multiple selections
  • Moving, rotating, scaling elements
  • Merging/combining objects
  • Grouping/ungrouping objects
  • Working with strokes and fills
  • Creating masks

Gradients and Blends

  • The gradient palette
  • Using the blend tool
  • Using the blend command

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting/hiding layers
  • Locking layers
  • Cutting and pasting between layers
  • Layer options

Creating Effects

  • Working with Pathfinder commands
  • Envelope Distort command
  • Using the Effects menu

Export and Save Options

  • Saving editable Ai and PDF files
  • File formats for use in Photoshop
  • Pasting Illustrator content into Photoshop
  • Suitable formats for various print scenarios
  • Compressing web graphics


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If this Photoshop and Illustrator outline does not match your requirements bespoke training is available.

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