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Photo Editing and Web Design

Nanodegree Program

In this program, you will dive into the world of Digital Arts, specifically focusing on raster design, branding, and web design. Through hands-on activities and practical projects, you will develop the skills to create and manipulate images using pixels, explore the art of branding through visually compelling graphics, and master the essentials of web design.

In this program, you will dive into the world of Digital Arts, specifically focusing on raster design, branding, and web design. Through hands-on activities and practical projects, you will develop the skills to create and manipulate images using pixels, explore the art of branding through visually compelling graphics, and master the essentials of web design.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 28, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Website layout • Figma • Photopea • Digital Image Editing
Prerequisites:
Digital Arts Fluency

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Nanodegree Program!

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Lesson 1

Welcome!

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Lesson 2

Getting Help

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Course 2 8 hours

Raster Design

Welcome to the digital arts! This lesson delves into raster design, covering pixels, color spaces, and photo-editing software like Photopea. It explores technical aspects including file types, compression, and metadata. Emphasizing transferable skills and industry standards, it covers toolbar basics, importing, resizing, and common tools. Layers are fundamental, including adjustment and content layers, with a focus on organization and blend modes for style.

Lesson 1

Welcome to Raster Design

Welcome to the digital arts world! From billboards to mobile ads, photography and pixel-based designs dominate. This lesson explores raster design, pixels, colors spaces and photo-editing software!

Lesson 2

Introduction to New Terminology, File Types & Formats

This lesson covers technical aspects of image editing; it delves into raster-based design, file types, compression methods and metadata.

Lesson 3

Digital Development: an Introduction to Raster Software

This lesson introduces raster editing with Photopea. It emphasizes transferable skills and industry standards like .psd files. We cover the toolbar basics, importing, resizing and common tools.

Lesson 4

Introduction to Layers

Layers are fundamental in design. There are adjustment and content layers. We will examine both and also look at blend modes for style and nuance. Additionally we cover organization and hierarchy.

Course 3 8 hours

Raster Design and Branding

These lessons cover Masking in raster design, exploring composite designs and pixel selection tools. Discover the power of vector tools, focusing on the pen tool and text manipulation. Learn about filters, their application with layers, and non-destructive editing. Explore branding and visual identity, understanding their impact and creation process, including design-thinking methodology and logo development.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Masking

Masking in raster design. Explore composite designs using layers and masking and understanding pixel selection tools. Using advanced features like clipping masks for nuanced compositions.

Lesson 2

Vector Tools in Raster Software

In this lesson discover the power of vector tools within raster design software. We will look specifically at the pen tool and its anchor points as well as the power of text in vector design.

Lesson 3

Filters and Fun

We cover the power of filters. We look at different types and how to apply them. We examine how they work in conjunction with layers, blend modes and non-destructive editing using smart objects.

Lesson 4

Introduction to Branding and Visual Identity

The lesson covers branding and visual identity. We explore the impact of branding and the creation process, diving into design-thinking methodology and logo development.

Course 4 6 hours

Web Design

Explore web design basics with Figma, focusing on UX/UI principles, wireframing, mood boards, and design thinking. Learn image integration best practices and refine wireframes from low to high fidelity. Dive into prototyping in Figma, applying UX/UI principles to create usable interactions. Develop a multi-page website.

Lesson 1

Introduction to UX/UI and Web Design Elements

Learn web design basics using Figma, we will focus on UX/UI principles and explore wireframing, moodboards and design thinking for effective solutions.

Lesson 2

Introduction to Images in Web Design

This lesson covers integrating images into web designs using best practices for choice and placement and refining wireframes from low to high fidelity.

Lesson 3

Refining and Prototyping

We will cover further refinement of wireframes - introducing the prototype phase in Figma, creating usable interactions with UX/UI principles.

Taught By The Best

Photo of Joshua Wilder Oakley

Joshua Wilder Oakley

Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco

Joshua Wilder Oakley is currently a Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco and has also taught at the University of San Francisco. His teaching philosophy mirrors his design philosophy - make the world a better place through good design and visual problem solving. In addition to teaching, Oakley is also a Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer.

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