Role of Visual communicator
Today’s visual communication professionals are required to be involved in the entire creative and technical process, from concept through production. The term ‘visual presentation’ is used to refer to the actual presentation of information through a visible medium such as text or images. Visual Designers live and breathe design, typography, color theory, and composition. A visual communication designer has to think out of the box and work methodically and systematically to communicate clearly. They are responsible for creating stunning visuals for both print and digital media.
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to create stunning imagery. We focus our attentions on the features you need to create photo realistic artwork and designs. Show you how to make the most out of it by using such acclaimed features like layers, filters and blend modes. At the end of this course with the help of wide array of filters and effects, you can take the ordinary world and turn it into something quite extraordinary.
Learn Adobe Illustrator CC to create visually compelling and flexible artwork. This course demonstrates core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or building assets that will find their way into other applications. The course explains the elements that make up vector graphics (paths, strokes, and fills) while showing how to use each of the drawing tools, and demonstrates how to combine and clean up paths and organize them into groups and layers.
Learn Adobe InDesign CC‘s core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use. This course shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents and much more. The course also covers popular topics such as EPUBs and long documents and includes creating Adobe PDF with form fields.
Image Editing and Manipulation with Photoshop CC
Getting to Know the Work Area
As you work with Adobe Photoshop, you will discover that you can often accomplish the same task in several ways. To make the best use of the extensive editing capabilities in Photoshop, you must first learn to navigate the work area.
Basic Photo Corrections
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing and retouching a vintage photograph.
Working with Selections
Learning how to select areas of an image is of primary importance you must first select what you want to affect. Once you have made a selection, only the area within the selection can be edited.
Adobe Photoshop lets you isolate different parts of an image on layers. Each layer can then be edited as discrete artwork, allowing tremendous flexibility in composing and revising an image.
Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
Whether you have a collection of digital images amassed for clients or projects, or a personal collection that you want to refine, archive, and preserve for posterity, Photoshop has an array of tools for importing, editing, and archiving digital photographs.
Masks and Channels
Use masks to isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image. The cutout portion of a mask can be altered, but the area surrounding the cutout is protected from change. You can create a temporary mask to use once, or you can save masks for repeated use.
Photoshop provides powerful, flexible text tools so you can add type to your images with great control and creativity.
Vector Drawing Techniques
Unlike bitmap images, vector images retain their crisp edges when you enlarge them to any size. Learn how to draw vector shapes and paths in your Photoshop images and add vector masks to control what is shown in an image.
Filters can transform ordinary images into extraordinary digital artwork. Smart Filters let you edit those transformations. Photoshop includes many features to help you vary the look of your artwork. With actions, you can perform repetitive tasks quickly so you can spend more time working creatively.
You can edit video files in Photoshop using many of the same effects you use to edit image files. You can create a movie from video files, still images, Smart Objects, audio files, and type layers. You will also discover how to apply transitions and animate effects using keyframes.
Painting with the Mixer Brush
The Mixer Brush tool gives you flexibility, color-mixing abilities, and brush strokes as if you were painting on a physical canvas.
Working with 3D Images
Traditional 3D artists spend hours, days, and weeks creating photo-realistic images. The 3D capabilities in Photoshop let you create sophisticated, precise 3D images easily and you can change them easily, too.
Preparing Files for the Web
Web users expect to click linked graphics to jump to another site or page, and to activate built-in animations. You will learn to prepare a file for the web in Photoshop by adding slices to link to other pages or sites.
Producing and Printing Consistent Color
In this lesson you will learn to produce consistent color and define the color space in which to edit and display RGB images, and the color space in which to edit, display, and print CMYK images. This helps ensure a close match between onscreen and printed colors.
Vector drawings with Adobe Illustrator CC
Getting to Know the Work Area
To make the best use of the extensive drawing, painting and editing capabilities of Adobe Illustrator CC, it is important to learn how to navigate the workspace. The workspace consists of the Application bar, menu, Tools panel, Control panel, Document window and the default set of panels.
Selecting and Aligning
In this lesson, you will learn how to locate and select objects using the selection tools, protect other objects by grouping, hiding and locking them. You will also learn how to align objects to each other and the artboard.
Creating and Editing Shapes
You can create documents with multiple artboards and many kinds of objects by starting with a basic shape and then editing it to create new shapes. In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new document and then create and edit some basic shapes for an illustration.
You can modify objects in many ways as you create artwork by quickly and precisely controlling their size, shape and orientation. In this lesson, you will also explore creating and editing artboards, the various Transform commands and specialized tools while creating several pieces of artwork.
Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Although the Pencil tool is preferable for drawing and editing freeform lines, the Pen tool is excellent for drawing precisely including straight lines, Bezier curves and complex shapes. You will practice using the Pen tool and then use it to create an illustration of a dish of ice cream.
Color and Painting
Spice up your illustrations with colors by taking advantage of color controls in Adobe Illustrator CC. In this information packed lesson, you will discover how to create and paint fills and strokes, use the Color Guide panel for inspiration, work with color groups, recolor artwork, create patterns and much more.
Working with Type
Text as a design element plays a major role in your illustrations. Like other objects, type can be painted, scaled, rotated, and more. In this lesson, you will discover how to create basic text and interesting text effects.
Working with Layers
Layers let you organize your work into distinct levels that can be edited and viewed individually or together. Every Adobe Illustrator CC document has at least one layer. Creating multiple layers in your artwork lets you easily control how artwork is printed, displayed, selected and edited.
Working with Perspective Drawing
In Adobe Illustrator CC, you can easily draw or render artwork in perspective using the perspective grid. The perspective grid allows you to approximately represent a scene on a flat surface, as it is naturally perceived by the human eye.
Blending Colors and Shapes
Gradient fills are graduated blends of two or more colors. Using the Gradient tool or the Gradient panel, you can create or modify a gradient fill or a gradient stroke. With the Blend tool, you can blend the shapes and colors of objects together into a new, blended object or a series of intermediate shapes.
Working with Brushes
The variety of brush types in Adobe Illustrator CC lets you create a myriad of effects simply by painting or drawing using the Paintbrush tool or the drawing tools. You can work with the Blob Brush tool, choose from the Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, Bristle, or Scatter brushes or create new brushes based on your artwork.
Effects change the look of an object. Effects are live, which means that you can apply an effect to an object and then modify or remove it at any time using the Appearance panel. Learn how to use effects, it is easy to apply drop shadows, turn two-dimensional artwork into three-dimensional shapes, and much more.
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Without changing the structure of an object, you can change its look using appearance attributes, including fills, strokes, effects, and more. You can save appearance attributes as graphic styles and apply them to another object. You can also edit an object that has a graphic style applied to it and then edit the graphic style an enormous time-saver!
Working with Symbols
The Symbols panel lets you apply multiple objects by painting them on the page. Symbols used in combination with the Symbolism tools offer options that make creating repetitive shapes, such as blades of grass, easy and fun.
Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
You can easily add an image created in an image editing program to an Adobe Illustrator file. This is an effective method for incorporating images into your vector artwork or for trying out Illustrator special effects on bitmap images.
Viscom Digitals with InDesign CC
Introducing the Workspace
We will explore the InDesign workspace and tools, application bar, control panel, tools and context menu. We will also cover changing the magnification and navigating with the Hand and Zoom tool.
Getting to know InDesign
You will discover how to make your way around InDesign. The building blocks of an InDesign layout are objects, text and graphics. Layout aids such as guides help with size and placement, and styles let you format page elements automatically.
Setting up a document and working with pages
In this lesson, you will learn how to set-up a new document, design master pages and work with document pages. You will see in this lesson how InDesign’s Text Wrap panel makes selecting a placed photo and applying text wrap a breeze.
Working with objects
InDesign frames can contain text, graphics or color. As you work with frames, you will discover that Adobe InDesign CC provides you a great amount of flexibility and control over your design.
Adobe InDesign provides methods for flowing short pieces of text into existing frames, creating frames while flowing text, and adding frames and pages while flowing text.
Learn the text editing features of Adobe InDesign which include the ability to search and replace text and formatting, check and correct spelling as you type.
Working with Typography
This lesson shows you how to use paragraph and character styles to help you quickly and consistently format your documents.
Working with Color
This lesson will teach you various options of adding colors to your InDesign document. Learn how to create, save and apply process and spot colors to objects, strokes and text.
Working with Styles
With Adobe InDesign Styles offer a quick, consistent method for formatting documents. Once you create a style and apply it, you can modify the settings and anywhere that style is used, the new style settings will be picked up. Watch and learn!
Importing and Modifying Graphics
You can easily enhance your document with photographs and artwork imported from Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or other graphics applications. If these imported graphics change, InDesign can notify you that a newer version of a graphic is available. Learn how to update and replace imported graphics at any time.
This lesson shows you how to create, Import and format a table. You will also see how to use Graphics within tables and format text within a table.
Working with Transparency
This lesson shows some of the ways in which transparency can be added to objects using InDesign effect and transparency options.
Printing and Exporting
Adobe InDesign CC provides advanced printing and print preparation controls to manage your print settings, regardless of your output device. Learn how to easily output your work to a laser or inkjet printer, high-resolution film, or a computer to plate imaging device.
Working with Long Documents
This chapter is focused entirely on long document features of InDesign. Using the book feature you can break longer documents into sections and add each section to the Book panel. You can create multiple book files which reference individual InDesign files.
Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
InDesign CC provides all the tools you need to create simple forms and has the option to use Acrobat to add features and functionality that aren’t available in InDesign.
Creating and exporting an eBook
In this lesson about creating and exporting an InDesign document as an EPUB file that can be viewed on electronic reading devices.
Creating an iPad application
In this lesson we will learn the digital publishing features in InDesign that let you create and preview digital magazines, newspapers, and catalogs that include engaging elements such as 360-degree object rotation and image panoramas and can be displayed on a wide variety of tablets.
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