psd-banner

STEP INTO THE WORLD OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION

The workshop has been designed to teach the most crucial skills and workflows in the fields of graphic design and illustration. Taking this workshop may very well set you on your path as a professional graphic designer!

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Through step-by-step tutorials, students enrolled in this workshop develop 2 projects over the duration of the workshop. Each project requires the use of unique workflows and toolsets available in Photoshop.

LEARN THE BASICS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

Learn to use the core graphic design toolset in Photoshop to create projects for a variety of fields, including corporate design, editorial design, advertising, and web design.

LEARN THE BASICS OF ILLUSTRATION

The last project in the workshop introduces students to the illustration toolset in Photoshop to create artwork for use in comics, animations, video games, and even film.

JUST SHOW UP AND LEARN!

Students will be provided with a detailed reference manual containing notes on every aspect of the tools covered during the various sessions. No need to take notes during the sessions or even bring a laptop. Just show up and learn!

PROJECTS YOU WILL WORK ON

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

THE BASICS

Overview of the Photoshop interface, work area, canvas, tool panels, and document creation and navigation

Overview of resizing, cropping, layers, color and levels adjustments, and custom selection tools

Overview of Brushes and color tools

Introduction to basic photo-retouching tools, including the Clone Stamp and Spot Heal brushes

Introduction to Masking

INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES

Project 1 – Graphic Design tools and workflows

Deeper dive into Brushes and the photoshop Shapes creation toolset

Overview of custom Brush creation using Patterns

Advanced Masking

Understanding layer Blend Modes

Adding texture to your images through image blending and custom brushes

Using Adjustment Layers, texture blending, and Filters to finalize the ‘look and feel’ of your image

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Project 2 – Illustration tools and workflows

Planning out a composition and color palette for an illustration

Advanced Masking and object isolation techniques

Custom Brushes and advanced brushing techniques

Project Part 1: Establish composition, color palette, and block out major forms

Use techniques learned in all previous sessions to create custom brushes for foliage, glow effects, paint terrain, and create cloud and smoke effects

WHO IS IT FOR?

graphic-designer

OPEN TO ALL!

Working professionals, university students, high school students, or anyone that has an interest in learning the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on graphic design and illustration.

instructor

Wasay Ahmad

For 15 years, Wasay has provided visualization services to architects and interior designers in Dubai – as a Team Lead who helped set up a boutique rendering firm, as a freelancer with Dubai Media City, and since 2014 as Founder and Lead Artist of AWA Design – an architectural visualization firm providing high-end rendering services to interior designers and architects.

instructor's portfolio

Visit awa-design.com for the instructor's complete professional portfolio

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

SCHEDULE

duration-icon

May 18 - May 20

platform-icon

In-Person TRAINING

SESSION 1 - THE BASICS:Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SESSION 2 - INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES:Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SESSION 3 - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES:Thursday, May 20, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

duration-icon

May 28 - May 29

platform-icon

In-Person TRAINING

SESSION 1 - THE BASICS:Friday, May 28, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SESSION 2 - INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES:Saturday, May 29, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

SESSION 3 - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES:Saturday, May 29, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

frequently asked questions

Who is this workshop meant for?

Working professionals, university students, high school students, or anyone that has an interest in learning the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, with a focus on graphic design and illustration.

Are there any special requirements to attend this workshop? Do I need to bring my own laptop / computer?

All computer / hardware requirements will be fulfilled by DEFT & LEED. We will provide each student with their own workstation that has all the necessary software pre-installed on it. The student will be able to use the workstation during each session of the workshop.

Will I be supplied with any support material upon completion of this workshop?

Upon completion of the full workshop, students will be provided with a detailed reference manual containing notes on every aspect of the tools covered during the various sessions. Therefore, it will not be necessary to take your own notes during the sessions.

The source files of all workshop projects will be supplied to you upon completion of the workshop.

Where will the workshop be held?

The workshop will be held at the Blue Bay Tower in Business Bay,Dubai:

Office 07, Floor 15, Blue Bay Business Center

Blue Bay Tower is a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the Business Bay Metro Station. Paid
parking is available in the building parking lot (visitor’s section). A public parking lot is situated next to the building as well.

Should COVID 19 restrictions grow stricter in the future, we are prepared to use online-only
platforms for training and will notify registrants through email prior to the commencement of
any such training.

When and how do I pay?

Fees must be paid in full during the registration process.

Students can pay the fee via online credit card payment or bank transfer.

If you choose to pay through bank transfer, you will be sent an email containing an invoice with bank account details. Instructions will be provided in the email.

Couldn’t find the answer you’re looking for? Check out our complete FAQ Guide or Get in touch directly

Defeat the uncertainty:

negotiate the now.

DEFT & LEED | TRAINING INSTITUTE
whatsapp