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Poster & Banner Making with Photoshop : From Layout to Print

One-day hands-on training course.

Although Illustrator and InDesign are the usual tools for design and layout, Adobe Photoshop is the one-stop-app for creating image-heavy pieces like posters, banners, and even handbills. Working entirely in Photoshop, you have access to all the image effects without having to shuttle back and forth between two applications.

Layers and layer effects blend seamlessly with other layers, selections with other images, image pixels with Smart Objects and vector text. Designers can have much more freedom, and results can be more predictable, especially resolution and color using Photoshop's soft-proofing preview. Using Layer Comps, you can easily come up with several versions of a design without having to create multiple files.

While the class exercises focus on poster making, the principles and techniques can be used for other communication materials that are more reliant on images than on text, such as hanging banners, Web banners, book and CD covers, and photographic illustrations.

What will be covered
  • Using Postscript and raster types in Photoshop
  • Using layer mask and vector mask creatively
  • Using clipping mask
  • Using type on path and vector graphics
  • Using warp modes
  • Using content aware scales
  • Using layer comps to present alternative designs
  • Managing color for different output devices
  • Using Smart Objects
Who will benefit
  • Graphic artists working in print shops producing banners and posters
  • Artists who want to pick up advanced skills in Photoshop
  • Office staff working as graphic artists who have no formal training in graphic arts

Interested students must have at least a basic familiarity with the functions of Adobe Photoshop. At least two years experience in using Photoshop is ideal.

The instructor

Jun Miranda was one of the pioneers in digital imaging in the country, and introduced classes in photography and Photoshop years before digital arts were adopted in the publishing and advertising industries. A respected creative artist, he has won prestigious awards in photography. He is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

He attended photography and imaging workshops in the U.S., namely the Maine Photographic Workshops, Dynamic Graphics Educational Foundation (Illinois), and United Digital Artists (New York).


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9 AM to 5 PM


PhP 2,950 (USD 70)

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

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Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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