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Graphic Design Courses

Intro to Adobe CS6 Photoshop for Photographers

Explore exciting photo-editing with Adobe Photoshop! Ideal for anyone interested in editing photographs and images, you’ll learn to make layers, add image adjustments, filter effects, and image masks. These skills will help you enhance your photos and apply some photo adjustments to really bring your photography to a professional level. Learn skills such as desaturating photos, changing levels on lighting, and blending techniques. Bring your own photos to use new techniques on your own personal work and bring thumb drive to save projects.

Instructor: Stacy Sawyer, experienced graphic designer

Course Information

March 12 through March 26, Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks, 3/12-3/26

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $189 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 166 Course Number: CMPA1158 Section: OWA

Introduction to Graphic Design, NEW!

Learn the basics of graphic design, design thinking, and visual problem solving! This class will focus on graphic design concepts such as composition, color theory, and typography. Our main project will cover the design process from initial research through implementation and delivery. While we will discuss using computers as tools, class will focus on design principles and no computer skills are necessary. Please be prepared to work off-screen and bring paper and drawing tools to class.

Instructor: Rachel Wood, graphic designer specializing in digital design, typography and children’s publishing

Course Information

January 9 to February 27, Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, 8 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, 8 weeks, 1/9-2/27

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $229 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 118 Course Number: CMPA1184 Section: OWA

Introduction to InDesign, NEW!

Learn the basics of Adobe InDesign, the industry-leading software for page layout! The class will be flexible based on student’s needs, but will cover using InDesign’s workspaces and tools effectively; creating organized documents and working with assets from other Adobe programs; as well as learning basic typesetting and design concepts. Feel free to bring your own project to work on and we’ll see it through to production! Class will be taught in Windows, but all skills will be transferable to Mac.

Instructor: Rachel Wood, graphic designer specializing in digital design, typography and children’s publishing

Course Information

January 9 to February 27, Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, 8 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, 8 weeks, 1/9-2/27

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $229 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 119 Course Number: CMPA1185 Section: OWA

 

Courses Offered in the Future*

Adobe Photoshop Advanced for Digital Art *

Explore exciting image-manipulation with Adobe Photoshop! Ideal for anyone interested in creating and composing artwork on multiple levels. Learn unique techniques like rendering floor plans with textures, wrapping products with labels, and creating digital art marketing. Building your own custom brushes and patterns will help make your projects original. Realize your new skills in context by completing exciting small project work for a portfolio or to enhance your own projects. Bring thumb drive to save projects.

Adobe Illustrator Basics: Logo Design *

Learn the Adobe Illustrator interface and how the basic tools interact with one another. Work on creating vector images through mastering the pen tool and creating trace. Typography tools will be explored and manipulated to create logos and digital imagery that can be an identity for a company, client, or yourself. Bring your own flash drive.

Adobe Illustrator for Advertisements *

Continue working with the Adobe Illustrator interface and expanding your designs on multiple art boards. Use techniques such as pattern design and clipping masks to create full page advertisements banners, and large scale marketing collateral. Bring your own flash drive.

Advanced Adobe InDesign *

Use your basic skills of operating InDesign tools to create complex templates such as tri-fold brochures. You will learn advanced typography tools such as drop cap, kerning, and justification alignments to create a compelling content design. We will learn clipping masks to add depth to your marketing. Bring your own flash drive.

 

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