Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (UBC)

Develop and improve your graphic design skills while mastering professional design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Create original projects for your professional portfolio. Students will start out learning the fundamentals of graphic design, using the Adobe Creative Suite and project-based learning. They will learn the design process, color theory, typography, and how to recreate professional media and advertisements. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of designs and develop a final project piece that allows them to focus on their passion and emulates a real-world client.

  • Creative Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Camps
  • Level 1
  • 13-18
SKU: UBCGR1c Category: Tag:

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Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (UBC)

Develop and improve your graphic design skills while mastering professional design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Create original projects for your professional portfolio. Students will start out learning the fundamentals of graphic design, using the Adobe Creative Suite and project-based learning. They will learn the design process, color theory, typography, and how to recreate professional media and advertisements. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of designs and develop a final project piece that allows them to focus on their passion and emulates a real-world client.

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  • Creative Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Camps
  • Level 1
  • 13-18
SKU: UBCGR1c Category: Tag:

Description

Develop and improve your graphic design skills while mastering professional design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Create original projects for your professional portfolio. Students will start out learning the fundamentals of graphic design, using the Adobe Creative Suite and project-based learning. They will learn the design process, color theory, typography, and how to recreate professional media and advertisements. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of designs and develop a final project piece that allows them to focus on their passion and emulates a real-world client.

This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • articulate the core principles of graphic design and industry vocabulary
  • explain the ways that graphic design defines the visual world around us
  • use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to achieve their vision
  • identify differences between Photoshop and Illustrator
  • incorporate resources from the web into their designs

Students will create…

  • a portfolio that simulates real-world client work and incorporates personal style
  • original compositions incorporating typography, color theory, and composition
  • recreations of professional advertisements
  • digital illustrations

Course content

Unit 1:
1.1 Photoshop interface: Fundamental user interface elements in Photoshop
1.2 Photoshop selections & Layers: Core elements of Photoshop
1.3 Create ads using masks: Creating ads for popular products on the market
1.4 Raster vs. vector: key differences between Photoshop and Illustrator

Unit 2:
2.1 Illustrator interface & objects: Adobe Illustrator and its fundamental tools
2.2 Illustrator pen tool: Using the pen tool to manually trace an own personal image
2.3 Illustrator logo creation: Creating logos in Illustrator for popular product brands on the market

Unit 3:
3.1 Design Thinking: An overview of design thinking and standard practices
3.2 Color Theory: A crash course in color theory and learning about interactive tools online
3.3 Photoshop double exposure: A creative double exposure graphics project that will focus on telling a story or theme
3.4 visual hierarchy
3.5 Typography
3.6 Best practices & project planning
3.7 Intro to graphic t-shirt design project

Unit 4:
4.1 Project brief & style guide examples
4.2 Phase 1 – Project preparation, brainstorming & defining
4.3 Phase 2 – Project demo and creation
4.4 Phase 3 – Project finishing touches
4.5 Phase 4 – Creating the presentation & show

Unit 5:
5.1 Portfolio overview
5.2 Portfolio workshop – Resources & branding
5.3 Portfolio workshop – Creation & review
5.4 Final showcase

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)

Hardware:

Software:

N.B. Download and install Adobe software for free. You will receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud license from Digital Media Academy to activate the software for the duration of the course.

Other Materials:

  • Medium-sized sketchbook
  • Pencils and pens

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