This course will cover the basics of graphic design, from image editing to typography. No previous experience in graph design or art necessary. Programs we will use include Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. We will explore various foundational tools in each program, such as making shapes and gradients in Illustrator, and using layers and filters in Photoshop. After several sessions, we will create a hand-drawn piece — the student can draw whatever they want — and use these two programs to enhance and build upon the original artwork.
My Experience In This Subject
I have taken various summer graphic design camps while in high school. I have also taken a graphic art course during my last year of high school, which focused on typography, Adobe Illustrator, and how to enhance hand-drawn artwork in digital format.
You do not need to have Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed on your computer for the first session, but it is recommended. You will need pencil and paper to complete a hand-drawing exercise, and also to take notes if you don’t have the programs installed.
Learning to create digital art is a gradual process. With every finished piece, your skills grow and grow. To track the evolving of your skills, it is important to make a website or portfolio for your work. Here is mine as an example: