Designer’s Tools: Create, Retouch and Present with Suite Adobe Course


Quique López and Valeria Dubin

Duration // Schedule

September, 12-23 2022 (36 hours)
Monday to Friday: from 4.30 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. (No class on the 14th and 21st)




Basic / Intermediate


€ 680
- Alumni Bold (15% discount).
- Elisava students (25% discount).


Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

In this course of 8 sessions, 36 hours in total, we will try to approach the use of professional Adobe tools dedicated to the world of graphic design.

Based on 3 exercises that are easy to apply in the world of work —Who hasn't had to make a presentation in their company? Who has not passed some files in a program that is difficult to pronounce (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator?) and has not known what to do with them?—, we will try to explain the basic use of the tools that graphic designers use to daily to make our designs.

A presentation, the retouching of a file already created and designed or the layout of a work dossier or a magazine will be the practices that will take us through the world of Adobe CC, explain and analyze the characteristics of these programs and put into practice, It is the best way to learn, each one of the options that this powerful software offers us. We will be repeating the use of different tools and work processes, advancing in their knowledge in order to get the most out of the programs.

From less to more complex, carrying out these exercises will give us enough confidence to be able to tackle the retouching, creation or design of these elementary graphic pieces in any profession without having to be a graphic designer.

The main objective is to get students to acquire the necessary knowledge to transform their projects or ideas, presentations, etc., into digital documents in a coherent way, trying to optimize and maximize the main computing tools used by graphic designers.

Valeria Dubin

Born in São Paulo, Brazil where I studied Visual Communication at Mackenzie University (1997). At the age of 23 I decided to live new experiences and I came to Barcelona to spend a season that continues until today. Co-founder and art director at Estudi Canó (1998-2015). She currently develops branding projects and brand strategy, communication campaigns and design of graphic spaces. I dedicate a large part of my time to teaching at Elisava (since 2010) and at (since 2019) since I am passionate about transmitting the knowledge that I have been acquiring over the years.

Quique Lopez

Parent, person and designer, not necessarily in that order. I studied a postgraduate degree in Advanced Typography and a Master in Graphic Arts. Before I graduated in Advertising and Public Relations and I graduated in Sociology. Founder and Creative Director of the Pino design studio (, I dedicate the free time I have to teaching at several face-to-face design schools in Barcelona and online.

For 6 years, Director of Masters in Editorial and Graphic Design (ESDESIGN). LAUS Jury 2014 in the Students category, Graffica Award 2010 with the Muuu Collective and LAUS Silver Award in 2021 in the Naming and Editorial categories.