Evening Short Course
Length of Course: 4 Weeks
Course Price: R6 600
Next On-Campus Class Starts: TBD
Next Virtual Class Starts: 22 November 2021
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Meet your lecturers_
Dimitris completed his studies in Marketing, Visual Design and Digital Design. He is currently a part time lecturer and UI/UX designer for a app development agency.
Upon completing a degree in graphic design, Lodi spent many years working on multidisciplinary projects that integrate music, storytelling and animation.
Freelance lecturer and designer with 22 years in the industry and still loving it.
Please note all our lecturers work as a team, and are booked based on their independent schedules. As such, course allocations are subject to change.
Master the world’s most advanced image manipulation software!
Adobe Photoshop is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily used for the creation and manipulation of pixel-based images, for instance in editing high detail photographs. Photoshop can be used for practically anything image related, which includes photo manipulation, image retouching and correction, special effects, digital illustrations or the creation of artwork starting with a blank canvas. Its uses extend from altering a facial expression or body shape, to creating a user interface or buttons for the web.
In this course, not only will you learn the Photoshop essentials, but some unique insights as to what you can achieve combining the various tools you learn. On its completion, you should feel comfortable using the software to edit and manipulate your own images as well as be able to create your own art. In a graphic design environment, Photoshop forms an essential part of the print design suite which includes Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat, although is also extensively used in a variety of different industries, wherever images need to be processed. It is considered by many to be one of the most popular products in the Adobe range.
In this course you will learn the following skills:
The Basics | Vector vs. Bitmap | The Toolbox & Photoshop Environment | Workspaces | Resolution & Colour Modes | Creating New Documents | Using Guides
Editing Documents & Working With Layers | Image & Canvas Size | Introduction to Layers | Moving, Transforming & Duplicating | Merging & Flattening Layers | Opacity & Blending Modes | Selections
Design Elements | Working with Colour | Objects & Shapes
Image Correction | The Clone Stamp Tool | The Healing Brush Tools | The Red Eye Tool | Content Aware Fill | The Patch & Content Aware Move Tools | Blurring and Sharpening | Burning & Dodging | Straightening Images | Adjustments & Masks
Working With Text | Point Type and Paragraph Type | Changing Text Attributes | Creating and Using Type Masks | Warping Text | Text on a Path | Character & Paragraph Styles | Rasterizing Type
Cool Features & Final Thoughts | Filters & Styles | Liquify | Puppet Warp | Creating Batches | Saving, File Formats | Exporting for Web
Good paced course. I had fun learning and participating in this course.
The lecturer had a great sense of humour, passion for his subject, knowledge and interesting inclusion of discussion of other forms of design.
The lecturer is great! Very knowledgable and had good insight and experience to share with us.
All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent.
Facts, Figures and FAQ.
If you’re on-campus, you’ll need to know how to use a computer but, other than that, just bring yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software.
If you’re virtual, You’ll need to have a computer and know how to use it. In addition you will also need a stable internet connection.
What do you receive with the course?
You will receive an Academy of Digital Arts Certificate of Completion.
Adobe Creative Suite All apps licence for the duration of the course, with the option to buy a 1-year licence at 70% discount.
An ADA email address and 1 terabyte of storage.
Course Price: R6 600 per student
2021 On-Campus Schedule
27 September – 20 October (TBD)
Monday – Wednesday, 17h30 – 20h30
2021 Virtual Schedule
15 March – 7 April
7 June – 30 June
30 August – 22 September
22 November – 15 December
Monday – Wednesday, 18h00 – 20h30
Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.