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Graphic Design

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Graphics by Jason Hoppe

Adobe Photoshop

Self-Paced Online Tutorials 

For more self-paced resources, visit Adobe's Photoshop User Guide and Photoshop Tutorials.

Get to know Photoshop
Learn the basics of the Photoshop workspace.


Work with layers 

Learn how work with layers in Photoshop

four photoshop layers

Images and color
Learn how to import, resize, and change the color of images.
original image of flower and resized image of flower


Create a poster
Learn how to create a standout poster in Photoshop

 

Adobe Illustrator

Self-Paced Online Tutorials 

For more self-paced resources, visit Adobe's Illustrator User Guide and Illustrator Tutorials.


Create & Edit Shapes

Learn the basics of creating and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to draw, combine, and trace shapes.
Illustrator shape robot


Quickly Join & Trim Paths
 
Clean up line work in an illustration by joining paths. Learn how to trim excess line segments from intersecting paths and close gaps between two open paths.
Umbrella lying on its side in the rain - Vector illustration

 


Import/Embed Images
 

Adobe Illustrator place image menu



Charts & Graphs
 

Create different types of graphs and customize them to suit your needs.
Add Symbols or Pictures to your Graph
Gray scale column & line graph

Video Tutorials

Diagram Assignment Tutorial 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to design a simple diagram using the shape tool in Adobe Illustrator.

Logo Assignment Tutorial 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to design a logo for use in multiple media sources (multiple artboard sizes).

Change Units of Measure 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to quickly change the units of measure in an Adobe Illustrator document.

 

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