Graphic Design Tools

From the nuances of digital typography to the highly complex and specialized world of digital pre-press, this course investigates the software, hardware and techniques necessary to create and deliver successful printed designs. Students will use the base 3 software of graphic design : Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create a series of projects that touches on the basics of modern graphic design for print and web. Topics covered include: advanced Illustrator usage, photoshop retouching, effective multi-page design techniques, type handling and font management, and lots, lots more. The assignments and lab work in this course directly support Graphic Design 1: Foundation and Typography 1: Form courses. Minimum skills necessary for this class: basic Mac skills: knowing how to work in the Finder, knowing how to use the Mac filing system, knowing how to organize folders and knowledge of the most common standard keyboard shortcuts, etc