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COM200: Basic Adobe Illustrator

Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication.

Adobe Illustrator is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program -- almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in Illustrator. By following the pathways offered in this class, you will be able to export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

You will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, converting bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare your files for CNC operations. You will also learn how each of the CNC machines at TechShop will work with your file to create your projects.

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Adobe Illustrator
(Basic Adobe Illustrator)
Wednesday, 12/14/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Adobe Illustrator
(Basic Adobe Illustrator)
Wednesday, 12/28/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
COM304: Basic Photoshop for Photography

Interested in optimizing or enhancing the quality of your photographs? Look no further! In this class, students will get hands on instruction from a professional photographer on basic Photoshop functions related to photography. These include retouching, optimization of file sizes, basic shortcut keys, and more. Bring your favorite photograph or artwork to work on in class. After your photo has been perfected, you'll also learn how to use TechShop's large format printer, which can be used to print posters, banners, and, of course, photos.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Photoshop for Photography Saturday, 12/3/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Photoshop for Photography Monday, 12/12/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
COM305: NEW: Logo Design

Is your small business in need of better branding? Are you looking for a more personalized logo? We've got the solution- in this class, students will learn the basics of logo design for a product, service, business, or their own personal brand. At the end of class, students will have a logo to represent their efforts, one which can be used immediately or that they can continue to refine or experiment with.



Students should come to class with a short statement and three descriptive words explaining what you want people to know about your business/personal brand.



Prerequisites: None. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator or another vector drawing program is HIGHLY recommended.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    NEW: Logo Design
(NEW: Logo Design)
Wednesday, 12/7/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    NEW: Logo Design
(NEW: Logo Design)
Tuesday, 12/27/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
COM306: NEW- "Phone"tography

Come learn to use your phone for what it was truly meant for - to take pictures! You'll learn to differentiate between which in-phone apps are the best ones for shooting and which ones are best for editing your social media photo postings. Are photo apps really free? Which are worth coughing up a few bucks for added features? Learn the ones that serve you best and save time. Get ahead of your peers and learn to create truly amazing images with a experienced professional. Students will cover shooting, editing and posting in class. All students should come prepared with an Android or Apple phone with plenty of space to download some amazing apps!

1 session currently scheduled:
    NEW- "Phone"tography
(NEW- "Phone"tography)
Saturday, 12/17/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
COM203: Advanced Adobe Illustrator

Advanced Adobe Illustrator builds off of Adobe Illustrator for CNC (COM201), one of the most useful classes taught at TechShop. If you've already taken COM201, but aren't sure where to go next, or would like to add more Illustrator skills to your arsenal, this class is perfect for you! Your instructor will both build on foundational concepts introduced in Adobe Illustrator for CNC, as well as introduce new concepts, like better ways to build graphics, understanding color theory, and learning typography. To be successful in this class, students should be both comfortable with the pen tool and the overall Illustrator interface.

Prerequisites: Adobe Illustrator for CNC (COM201) recommended but not required, if the student has sufficient prior knowledge of the pen tool and Illustrator as a whole.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Adobe Illustrator Thursday, 12/15/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.