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Web Graphics using Fireworks

Web Graphics using Fireworks provides students with the essentials for making superior Web graphics using Adobe Fireworks. Students explore technical fundamentals, including the Fireworks toolset and features. Tips and techniques for the wide range of graphics encountered in a typical Web design project: photographs, illustrations, animations, rollover buttons, interactive menus, and advertisements, and more, are also discussed.

Lesson 1:
An Overview of Web Graphics, graphic optimization, A Case Study: Casual Corner: working with photographs, illustrations, thu... [Read More]


Adobe Photoshop is the premiere image manipulation tool for print design, Web design, and photography. In this course, students learn the basics of the Photoshop interface and get working on hands-on projects based on real-world design scenarios. Students learn to choose and use the best tools for common Photoshop jobs including silhouetting, exposure correction, retouching, layering, setting typography, and creating image composites. In this course, students learn how to make high-quality selections and edits, and develop an efficient imaging workflow.


JavaScript for Designers course introduces students to the basics of JavaScript programming with techniques aimed at visually oriented designers. Students learn the JavaScript and jQuery needed to add interactive elements such as dynamic image galleries, exciting rollover effects, more usable Web forms, and enhanced navigation to any Web page. To do it, the essentials of JavaScript are covered along with designer-friendly jQuery to make writing JavaScript easier and way more fun. Student will begin with the basics of setup and syntax, then build up to exciting and complex dynam... [Read More]

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illustrations, logos, and graphics for print and the Web. In this course, students will learn important menus, tools, and panels, then explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the Pen tool (a lesson unto itself) as well as transformations/distortions, Type tools, and modifying paths and shapes. Hands-on class projects include a robot, a CD cover, photo tracing, a postcard, a bus ad, and a visual identity design.


In this course, students learn to create Web sites using HTML to mark up the structure of the document, and CSS to dictate how each page element should look. They will also learn to expand on the basics with cutting-edge HTML5 and CSS3. Students will learn step-by-step how to create HTML tables and add multimedia with HTML5, how to translate page structure into visual designs that use CSS for typography and positioning. Students will also look at Web forms, CSS-based navigation, and special CSS3 visual effects.


Lesson 1:
The language of letterform, Early typography, Key measures, Tale of two typographers, Case studies: today’s typefaces
Lesson 2:
Type classification, The type connoisseur, What to look for, Classification categories, Practicing type recognition
Lesson 3:
Display type: quirky and loving it, Display typography, Type is image, too, In-your-face type, Display type in print and on screen

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