What has a square blue logo and more tools than a Swiss Army knife? Photoshop!
The good news is that web crafters can get a lot done in Photoshop without having to master every last part of the program. The aim of this two-class series is to help you hone in on the tools that will serve you the best as you design your site.
Whether you're a web designer looking to improve your skills, a code-hacking developer who wants to be able to better visualize your ideas, or a complete web and Photoshop newbie, you'll walk away from this course with a jam-packed skill set. Here are some of the goodies we'll be covering:
• Keyboard shortcuts and other workflow tips
• Non-destructive editing
• Blending options
• Smart objects
• Animated gifs
• Saving layer styles
• Text tool
• Font files
• Save for web
• Image formats: jpg, gif, png
• Piecing apart your project for the web
• Layer comps
• Color shifting
By the way, having Photoshop installed on your laptop is strongly recommended, but not required for this course. If you have access to Photoshop on a work computer, but don't want to purchase it personally, you can download a free trial or team up with the gal sitting next to you in class and follow along with her.
We've had some students go through this class and apply the general concepts in GIMP (free alternative to PS). We offer no guarantees, but it has been done.
Thursdays @ 6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm to get a good seat and get set up)
Class 1 - January 16th
Class 2 - January 23rd
11th floor, Room Singapore
Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA 02142
T Stop: Kendall / MIT
Street parking is available on Broadway St., Third St., and Main St.
Please bring photo ID. Upon entering 1 Broadway you'll check in with security. Tell them you're visiting the 11th floor.
Once you depart the elevator you'll find glass doors that are locked. If one of us is not there waiting to open the door, call Nicole @ [masked] and we'll come let you in.
We're meeting in the room labeled Singapore.
The total cost for the course (both classes) is $50.
You'll pay a $5 deposit when you RSVP via Meetup.com; because we have limited space, this is to save your spot in the class.
Then, the remaining $45 will be paid at the first class. We accept cash or PayPal.
+1 Young adult discount (girls 16 and under): half-pints are half-off if they're attending with you (shrinking the gap starts early, folks).