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

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This course is now closed. Find out when this course will be offered again and enroll in other courses on the Collaborative Courses page. 


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

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

Course Overview

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 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 self paced introductory 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.

What to Expect

You may work at your own pace through content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.

The course has been reopened as a self paced course.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require a minimum 10 hours of your time.  Graduation will take place at the end of each month and after successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 10 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement.

More Information

For more information about this course please download this pdf.

Further courses:

Skill Builder courses opening soon:

Skill Builder Mobile Apps 2 Opens: October 9th

Skill Builder UX  Opens: September 11th

Skill Builder Supporting STEAM Opens: November 6th

Skill Builder Supporting Humanities and English Opens: December 4th

Or these self paced Skill Builder courses running now:

Skill Builder Mobile Apps

Skill Builder Design for Print and Screen

Skill Builder Digital Video for Education

Interested in continuing your professional development further, enroll in upcoming courses:

Adobe Generation Pro Graphics & Publishing Opens: September 4

Adobe Generation Pro UX2UI Fall 2017 Opens: October 2

Adobe Generation Pro Games Design Opens: November 6


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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