Thinking Like an Art Director with PaintShop Pro
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Thinking Like an Art Director with PaintShop Pro

Design theorem,Art Director,Compositions
4.1 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
42 students enrolled
Created by Corel Corporation
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, Students will have learned how to implement valuable thought processes whilst producing a piece of design, setting them apart from the generic efforts of their contemporaries
  • Aspects learned in this course are inclusive of, but not limited to:
  • • Gaining extended familiarity with Paint shop Pro.
  • • Using well considered ‘details’ to make a piece successful.
  • • Applying Design theorem and established principles
  • • Developing advanced conceptual thinking in order to make your design ‘stand out’.
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Requirements
  • In order to take part in the learning exercises, your system will need to meet the following requirements.
  • • A Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with the latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 or later (multi-core processor recommended)
  • • 1.5 GB RAM (2 GB or higher recommended)
  • • 1 GB of available hard-disk space required (2 GB or greater recommended)
  • • 1024 x 768 16-bit color display (24-bit recommended)
  • • DirectX 9 or higher
  • A reasonable understanding of Paint Shop Pro is necessary, as well as an interest in design and furthering your knowledge on the subject. Although no qualifications, or special talents are required.
Description

This course’s orientation is NOT primarily ‘how to use’ PaintShop Pro. Our main focus is based around the business of creativity, with the software being used purely as a preference over other editing suites.

The course is more about an attitude than a way of working too, presenting a series ‘pre-commercial advisories’, for Students who are looking to excel in the world of design. By the end of the course, we will feel that we’ve done a good job if our Students have learned how to make complex considerations, prior to making a single mark on paper, or indeed the screen.

By the time our Students have finished, they won’t just understand the best way to apply their craft, but how to construct it in such a way, that they can communicate moods, messages and complex undertones within their compositions.

At the end of this course, Students will have learned how to implement valuable thought processes whilst producing a piece of design, setting them apart from the generic efforts of their contemporaries

Aspects learned in this course are inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Gaining extended familiarity with PaintShop Pro.
  • Using well considered ‘details’ to make a piece successful.
  • Applying Design theorem and established principles
  • Developing advanced conceptual thinking in order to make your design ‘stand out’.
Who is the target audience?
  • Do this course, if:
  • • You’re looking to improve the way in which you apply design within Paint Shop Pro
  • • You interesting in discovering how to ‘think’ not just ‘do’
  • Do not do this course, if:
  • • Have no experience with Paint Shop Pro’s standard usage cases (photo enhancement/manipulation)
  • • You’re simply looking for a way to learn the software
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About the Instructor
Corel Corporation
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Changing the way people express and share their ideas

Corel has brought a spirit of innovation to the development of a range of award-winning products that includes graphics, painting, photo, video and office software. Over the past 30 years, we've earned a reputation for delivering high-quality products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. But more than that, we've built a relationship with a community of users—now 100 million strong—who have amazed and delighted us with everything they create using our software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Painter®, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, PaintShop® Pro, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®.