Skill Builder: Imaging with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for education

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“ I truly enjoyed this course and plan on delivering a lot of the content to my students in the future” AGP Participant 2016

This is a free course run by educators.

Course Overview

This free short introductory course is aimed at getting educators started with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Do you have an interest in digital imaging? Would you like to know more about how to get the most from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator? If you are at the very start of your journey or wish to refresh and update your skills, this is the course for you. We’ll cover the basics about getting set up  and getting started with the tools. Our expert tutors are all outstanding teachers in their relative fields of excellence and have many years experience teaching both students and teachers to use  Adobe tools. You will be supported by the learning community and our team to ensure you can move on from this short course with confidence and a new set of digital skills.

Maybe you are keen to understand the difference between vector and bitmaps images and learn the basics of digital image making. This professional learning course will develop your understanding of how to enhance, create, edit and publish different image formats for both print and screen. The projects you create will serve as models for you to create or update your curriculum and sample assignments you can bring back to the classroom.

This short course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional Skill Builder courses designed to help educators to start using Adobe tools to become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

This is an introductory level course.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, January 16 and ends on Friday, April 21. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course.

The course will remain open for three months for those of you who wish to join at a later date.

We recommend you join the initial lives classes (however the recordings will be available if you can not make the live class)  to be part of the learning community and get the most from your instructors. You’ll create two exemplar projects based upon the class instruction. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up and complete the course at any point you wish up to the final closure date. All work must be submitted no later than 11pm GMT on April 21, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require a minimum 10 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 10 hours of professional development. 

Further courses starting in the New Year: 

Digital literacy, Creativity and Communication.

User Experience Design, UX to UI Monday February 13; 

Skill Builder: Digital Video for Education starting Monday February 20; 

Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability starting Monday March 20; 

Skill Builder: Design for Print and Screen starting on Monday, March 27;


Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Hilde Maassen

Dan Armstrong

Sjaani van den Berg

Course Workshops
Class 1 We’ll begin with some digital imaging fundamentals and dive straight into creating a simple Adobe Photoshop project. We’ll explore technical and creative challenges which introduce the basic concepts of image editing.
Class 2 Get started creating graphics with Adobe Illustrator. This week we’ll open the doors to the magical world of vector graphics and demonstrate a simple entry level project aimed at educators wishing to get creative with Adobe Illustrator.
Wrap up and achieving accreditation This section aims to allow time to embed the learning and bring together everything you’ve learned during the course. You’ll reflect on your learning in the course and celebrate the work of your peers.
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