The Tools of a Graphic Designer. Create, Retouch a Present with Suite Adobe

Direction

Quique López and Valeria Dubin

Duration // Schedule

9th to 20th September 2019 - 36 hours (Except 11 and 18) // From 4.30 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.

Language

Spanish

Level

Basic / Medium

Price

680 €. The programme has a 25% special discount for students enrolled at ELISAVA. Bold members of Elisava Alumni will enjoy a 15% reduction.

In this Summer School course of 36 hours divided in 8 sessions we will try to approach the use of Adobe's professional tools dedicated to the world of graphic design. From 3 exercises of easy application in the working world —Who hasn't made a presentation in their company? Who hasn't received some files in a program 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 develop our designs.

A presentation, the retouching of a file already created and designed or the layout of a dossier of work or a journal will be the practices that will take us to travel the world Adobe CC, explain and analyze the characteristics of these programs and put into practice, that it is how you learn best, each of the options offered by this powerful software. 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 the less to the most complex, the realization of these exercises will give you enough confidence to be able to face the retouching, the creation or the design of these elementary graphic pieces in any profession without having to be graphic designers.

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.

1st Block of contents. Well presented presentations

Session 1 — Monday 09/09/2019

InDesign 

  • Presentation of Adobe software
    • Work spaces
    • Personalization
       
  • Layout, composition and collation of texts and images
    • Creation of documents
    • Creation of "Master Pages"
    • Creation of reticles. d. Margins


Photoshop

  • Selection tools
    • Types: rectangular, elliptical, loops, magic wand, quick selection and range of colors
    • Plots to pen
    • Alpha channels
       
  • Painting tools
    • Brushes, airbrushes, paint pot, fill, gradient and color palette

 

Sesión 2 — Martes 10/09/2019

InDesign 

  • Typographic application
    • Styles and hierarchies
    • Text on path
       
  • Export
    • PDF for screen
    • Interactive PDF


Photoshop 

  • Layers
    • Palette of layers and groups of layers
    • Distribution, effects and modes of fusion
       
  • Layer masks
    • Creation
    • Transformation
2nd Block of contents. Retouching brochures and catalogs

Sessio 3 — Thursday 12/09/2019

InDesign

  • Layout, composition and collation of texts and images.
    • Creation of documents
    • Creation of "Master Pages"
       
  • Typographic application
    • Footnotes
    • Pagination
    • Text Frame Options
    • Tabulation and Tables
    • Work with texts and images
       
  • Color management
    • Work with colors
    • Color adjustments
    • Color profiles


Photoshop 

  • Selection tools
    • Types: rectangular, elliptical, loops, magic wand, quick selection and range of colors.
    • Plots to pen.
    • Alpha channels.
       
  • Painting tools
    • Brushes, airbrushes, paint pot, fill, gradient and color palette.

 

Session 4 — Friday 13/09/2019 

Photoshop 

  • • Transformations
    • Of image and layer
       
  • Work with color and b/w
    • Use of the Histogram
    • Filters and textures
    • Calibration of color
    • Coloration
       
  • Retouching tools
    • Buffer and concealer brush, focus


 Illustrator 

  • Drawing tools.
    • Pen, brush and pencil.
       
  • Objects
     
  • Color
    • Color tools
    • Color adjustments
    • Color palettes


InDesign 

  • Export
    • PDF for printing

 

3rd Block of contents. Design and layout of reports, dossiers and magazines

Sessio 5 — Monday 16/09/2019 

InDesign 

  • Layout, composition and collation of texts and images.
    • Creation of documents.
    • Creation of "Master Pages".
    • Creation of reticles.
    • Margins
       
  • Typographic application.
    • Styles and hierarchies.
    • Text on path.
    • Footnotes
    • Pagination.
    • Text Frame Options.
    • Tabulation and Tables g. I work with texts and images.
       
  • Color management
    • Work with colors
    • Color libraries / Sample creation.
    • Color adjustments
    • Color profiles
       

Sesion 6 — Tuesday 17/09/2019 

Photoshop 

  • Work with color and b/w
    • Use of the Histogram
    • Filters and textures
    • Calibration of color
       
  • Coloration
    • Retouching tools. to. Buffer and concealer brush
    • Focus, defocus, overexposure and underexposure
       
  • Deformations and lens effects
    • Vanishing Point
    • Lens corrector
       
  • Creation of actions
    • Actions and automation
       
  • Work with RAW
  • RAW development and retouching techniques based on these files

 

Session 7 — Thursday 19/09/2019 

Illustrator 

  • Objetos
    • Distorsión
    • Transformación
    • Fusión
    • Buscatrazos
    • Expansión de trazados

 

InDesign 

  • Objects.
    • Gird up texts.
    • Images in Forms and Texts.
    • Effects
  • Links
    • Types of links
    • Edit links
    • Link complex graphics / PDFs.

 

Session 8 — Friday 20/09/2019 

InDesign

  • Layout, composition and collation of texts and images
    • Creation of documents
    • Creation of "Master Pages"
    • Creation of reticles
    • Margins
  • Typographic application
    • Styles and hierarchies
    • Text on path
    • Footnotes
    • Pagination
    • Text Frame Options
    • Tabulation and Tables
    • Work with texts and images
      ​​​​​​​
  • Color management
    • Work with colors
    • Color libraries / Sample creation.
    • Color adjustments
    • Color profiles
    • Photoshop
      ​​​​​​​
  • Work with color and b/w. to.
    • Use of the Histogram.
    • Filters and textures.
    • Calibration of color.
    • Coloration.

Design students, architects, photographers, illustrators and other creatives and other professionals who need to work and layout graphic documents and presentations. A minimum of Macintosh knowledge is required.

Quique López
Graduated in Advertising and Public Relations, Diploma in Photography and Master’s Degree in Graphic Arts by the UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia); Diploma in Sociology by the University of Alicante, Postgraduate in Typography by Escola Eina. He has worked as an art director for Cosmic Gráfica, with clients such as Esade, Albert and Ferran Adrià International Cooking Concepts, Grup 3, Ingoprint or Natursystem, among others. He currently works with clients such as Cauchos Karey, International Amnesty Valencia and the advertising agencies Syameses and KeepU Media. He is also in charge of the art direction of the international hotels and resorts chain Dolce Hotels and the restaurant Meatpacking. He combines his professional activity with teaching in different Barcelona Schools; he is teacher at ELISAVA (University Degree and training courses) and Co-director of the Postgraduate Programme in Digital and Interactive Design at IDEP. Jury of the 2014 LAUS in the Students category. Winner of the Gràffica Award with the Muuu Collective.

Valeria Dubin
She is a graduate in Visual Communication from the Communication and Arts faculty of Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil. Art director at EstudiCanó, creative studio of graphic design and visual communication of Barcelona, which has been developing several corporate identity projects, as well as communication campaigns; product and divulgation graphics; packaging; editorial, multimedia, and discography design; and stand and exhibition graphics. 

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