Master Graphic Design & Creative Imaging at MAX
by Elissa Dunn Scott
posted on 07-31-2019
Graphic design, anyone? We thought so! That’s why we created an entire track at this year’s Adobe MAX fully dedicated to the topic.
From the absolute novice to the seasoned expert, anyone and everyone can find a home in the Graphic Design & Creative Imaging track. The only prerequisite: an enthusiasm for graphic design. In this track, we’re bringing you sessions and trainings across nearly the full range of Creative Cloud apps, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Stock, Adobe XD, Dimension, Lightroom and Adobe Fresco. The speakers will share their knowledge and expertise about image compositing, retouching, photo modification, print design, digital publishing and, of course, spectacular graphic designs. Learn from pioneers and thought leaders in the design space who will inspire you by sharing their strategies and techniques.
Graphic designers, graphic artists, print designers, creative directors, art directors, publication designers, print production pros, students and anyone else who shares their passion are welcome and encouraged to attend! Here are just a few of the many sessions available to you:
Ever find yourself manipulating vectors the same way you have for years and wondering whether there’s a better way? Or whether you’re missing any useful shortcuts and new features that could have an impact on your projects? Then this session is for you. Join Adobe Principal Evangelist Paul Trani as he takes you through the latest features, need-to-know fundamentals and much-needed time-savers in Illustrator. Discover how to take your work — and workflow — to the next level.
Paul will show you how to:
- Create and manipulate vectors efficiently
- Master fills and strokes with ease
- Add and change gradients and colors across graphics
- Use effects to create depth and texture
- Add dimension to designs
- Output artwork efficiently
As designers, you know the importance of color. It is the strongest subliminal communication tool any designer can wield, regardless of artform. It’s time to get even more thoughtful, mindful and deliberate about your use of color. Join celebrated production designer Tuna Bora in this session covering the theory, psychology, perception, history and semiotics of color.
As Tuna shares her color techniques, you’ll discover:
- The physiology and perception of color and light
- The qualities of color (hue, saturation, value)
- How to create symbols of color for different purposes
Creating characters for animation might look simple, but it takes practice, patience and passion. Artists of all levels are invited to join this in-depth creative workshop in deepening your understanding of the character design process. Join celebrated character designer and teacher Stephen Silver to discover how to create appealing, energetic characters and get effective mindset ideas to push you — and your characters — to the next level. In this session, we step away from the computer to get hands-on with traditional drawing tools, sharpen caricature abilities and learn focused drawing exercises.
Here’s what you’ll get out of this workshop:
- Learn a variety of self-practice techniques to stimulate growth
- Understand why creativity leads to innovation
- Acquire the knowledge to take ideas to the next level
- Learn to prepare a positive mindset to follow through on ideas
- Identify new ways to break out of creative ruts
These are only three of the many sessions, labs and workshops available through the Graphic Design & Creative Imaging track – make sure to check out all the rest here. MAX is fast-approaching and we can’t wait to see you there, so if you haven’t registered yet, here’s your chance!
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