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This class is Part 1 of our Design Weekend series. Part 2 (https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Philadelphia/events/237414132/)is a workshop on converting Photoshop files to HTML. You do not need to take both classes. Note: Students need to register for each class separately.
Do you want to learn how to transform pictures or graphics, retouch photos, or artistically combine graphics with text?
Photoshop is one of the most popular photo editing tools out there for web design. In this beginner workshop, you'll learn about essential options, tools, and simple techniques for working with graphics.
We will cover:
• Document basics including dimensions, resolution and color profiles
• The Photoshop interface, from windows and workspaces to all those different tools and menu options (focusing on those used most frequently in a web workflow)
• Organizing files with layers and layer groups
• Basic techniques for working with photos and graphics
Required Software: Photoshop. With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a 30-day trial version of Photoshop (https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/photoshop) - just make sure you've downloaded (and preferably opened) Photoshop prior to the class so you're certain it's fully installed and working on your computer.
About the Teacher:
Bridget Reed is currently a full-time Philadelphia-based UI/UX designer and front-end software developer at The Judge Group, as well as a part-time designer, organizer, and (soon-to-be) teacher for Girl Develop It Philadelphia and an active member in the Philly tech community. On the rare occasion that Bridget is offline, she can be found participating in local tech meetups, sampling craft beer, digging through crates of vinyl records, and exploring local brunches for the best biscuits and gravy around town.