Photoshop is the industry standard photo image editing software for print and digital output. In this hands-on introductory workshop, we will walk through Photoshop's basic capabilities and use tools and techniques to edit images and create visual design mock-ups - no design experience required!
This workshop will help students visualise products and designs using Photoshop and learn some basic visual design tips.
introduction to raster and vector graphics, pixels and resolution
image size and file types for print and screen
grid structure of a page layout
white space and hierarchy of information - less is more
how we read the page
the photoshop tool box
selection and move tools
working in layers, labelling and grouping
isolating an object from it's background using masks
retouching or extending a background
creating gradients, shadows and reflections
transforming an object
lockups and alignment
type, legibility and placeholder text
logos on products and mock-ups
doing a resize - using transparency to help position and scale an image in context
After this workshop participants:
Please attend with your laptop (Mac or PC is fine) and have Adobe Photoshop installed and ready to run before the class commences (you can download a free trial version of Photoshop if you don't have one yet). It will be beneficial if you bring a mouse (or even a Wacom tablet if you have installed and used one before) for image editing, but it is not mandatory.
David has been working as a multimedia graphic designer for 20 years. His career began at a print design agency in Washington, DC. It was during what was meant to be a six-month sabbatical in Buenos Aires that he realised his work could be done from anywhere on the planet that he decided to go freelance. After working from London and New York City, he relocated in Singapore in 2008. Over the years his skill set has grown and his portfolio now includes product, web and multimedia design.
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