Instructor: Brian Guffey
Cost: $85 (AAI Members), $100 (non-members)
7 online sessions, with videos stored online for ease of viewing later.
Software Certificates available.
Mondays, beginning September 14
Adobe Photoshop is an impressive tool used by photographers,
illustrators and designers alike to produce and render an array of
graphics for print, the web and more. The versatility and
functionality to creatives is only measured by the creativity you can
put into it. This course will be learning the steps to utilizing this
software for a myriad of situations.
-Basic computer knowledge
-A google account (for the class stream via hangouts, access to class
files and emailing of assignments)
-A computer with Adobe Photoshop, CC edition preferred
-If Adobe Photoshop is not available, check out one of these alternatives:
Corel PaintShop Pro (paintshoppro.com)
Affinity Photo (affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/)
-This class will cover Photoshop, but the same skills can be applied
to other software.
What you will Learn:
-The functions and how to use Adobe Photoshop effectively.
-How to make your own graphics.
-Learning the key skills to creating work.
-Output options for work.
-How to make work for a myriad of reproduction methods.
-How to utilize photo tools to fix, correct and modify imagery
-Learn some advanced tools and techniques.
-Have over 10 projects to add to your portfolio
Session 1: Intro Session
-This session we will be discussing the differences of Vector vs
Raster artwork, usage of raster work and projects we will be doing
this class cycle.
-This session we will be going over all the menus and tools in
photoshop and their functions. Pen and Brush artwork creation will
also be covered with their various functions and features.
-This session we will be going over layers, masks and channels. Along
with learning about blending modes and steps.
-This session we will be discussing processes of converting
traditional artwork into digital art, and steps on how to incorporate
photos, paintings and more.
-This session will be going over Fonts, layer options, creation tools,
and production level features of Photoshop
-This session we will be going over advanced graphics production,
preparing artwork for export and having others view/use/edit the files
and art resources for raster.
This session will be a final question, critique and general how-to session.