Intro to Photoshop – Digital Class • June 7 and 10
Adult, Adult Classes, Digital Classes, Featured Class
Monday, June 7 and Thursday, June 10, 1 – 3:30 pm CDT
Are you a textile lover or creator interested in finding out what digital illustration and design tools can add to your toolbox? Have you heard of Adobe Photoshop, but never tried it for yourself? Join our online introductory class and get to know the amazing world of Photoshop in this hands-on experience! This fast-paced, beginning-level class will give you a basic set of tools and an idea of how it feels to use Photoshop as a digital tool for creative ends. Explore the basic principles of illustration and image manipulation in Photoshop, and learn to use drawing and painting tools, how to create a collage, and even how to design a simple repeating pattern. By the end of the class, you will have at least three files containing a drawing, a collage, and a pattern of your own creation that you can print at home or keep playing with on your own.
The Adobe digital design tools are now accessible more than ever, and present a huge variety of ways to produce and manipulate images. Digital and manual creativity do not contradict each other, rather they are complementary approaches–and many textile artists and designers combine manual and digital work in their practices. Digital tools allow us to invent new and unexpected visual languages, as well as to produce precise sketches, variations, and simulations of textile ideas and products, and to just have fun! This introductory class will prepare you for further exploration of digital design through Textile Center’s upcoming 2021 workshops!
**See supply list of items to bring to class**
Click here to download supply list, with links for how to prepare for class!
What do you need to be prepared for class?
- A computer with Adobe Photoshop 21.2.3 downloaded before class (Link here) and a good Internet connection that supports audio and video. Adobe Photoshop is available as a free limited use trial, through Adobe.com, if you are not a paid subscriber.
- A large monitor or screen is recommended, so that you can work in Photoshop while having the Zoom app open. Students should have the ability to easily toggle back and forth between the class and the Zoom screen.
- Yourself. You do not need previous experience with Adobe Photoshop, but you do need basic computer literacy. It means: you need to know how to operate your computer and manage your files and folders (know their location and storage); you know what are the basic folders are such as Desktop, Downloads, My Documents; you can create new folders and move files from one folder to another; you are familiar with functions like save, copy, paste, and download; you know how to save files sent as email attachments to a folder of your choice; and how to open Google Drive links and download files from there.
- The Zoom application. You will receive a Zoom link in an automated email after you register (separate from your purchase confirmation email). Please make sure you know how to use Zoom (click here to view a video tutorial).
ZOOM LINK will be sent with the email you receive upon registration.
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$63.00 – $70.00