Efficient Design: Optimize Your Photoshop & Illustrator Workflow

A course by Valeria Dubin
Visual Communication Expert. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2019
, Visual Communication Expert

Learn the secrets behind having a smart workflow between design programs that is quick, efficient, and professional.

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (53)
  • 1799 students

Learn the secrets behind having a smart workflow between design programs that is quick, efficient, and professional.



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (53)
  • 1799 students
  • 20 lessons (5h 6m)
  • 19 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Knowing how to communicate is only half the battle. You also have to know how to proficiently work with the design tools you use for your creative pieces. Valeria Dubin, a visual communication expert with more than 20 years of experience, gives you the tools to work efficiently with visual editing software.

In this course, learn how to use different features in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to make your design process quick, efficient, and professional. Discover new tricks to improve your workflow and save time on your design projects so you can focus all your energy on designing.

And if you want to learn all the tricks of the trade in Illustrator, check out this Domestika Basics also taught by Valeria Dubin: Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What Is Workflow?
  • U3
    U3. We Design in Illustrator
  • U4
    U4. Mockup Montage in Photoshop
  • U5
    U5. Let Illustrator and Photoshop Do the Work for You
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Valeria. She tells you about her professional background in visual communication and the influences that lead her to become an expert and create her personal approach to graphic design.

Next, explore the concept of a workflow and how it can be applied to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn where key features are located to help you streamline your workflow while reviewing some basic concepts and customizing your workspace.

Now it's time to start designing your jazz CD and other related graphics in Illustrator. Valeria explains how to convert images into vectors and shows you how to work more quickly and efficiently during the design process by teaching you how to use the program's quick editing tools and automation features.

In the next unit, prepare a mock-up of your designs. Discover the most efficient way to combine Illustrator files in Photoshop and learn how to edit them directly in Illustrator using external links and smart objects. Then, Valeria shows you some useful features in Photoshop, like actions, that allow you to quickly package your design without losing quality.

Wrap up the course by experimenting with some of Photoshop's automation features to save you lots of clicks while working and learn how to process images without even opening your files. Valeria also teaches you how to record and play actions in Illustrator and program command sequences to automate manual processes.

What is this course's project?

Apply everything you learn in the course to design an entire jazz CD and a set of related graphics.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator users who want to learn how to work faster and more efficiently.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of graphic design and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are recommended.

All you need for this course is a computer with both programs installed.


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1799 Students
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Valeria Dubin

A course by Valeria Dubin

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Visual Communication Expert

Valeria Dubin is a visual communication expert originally from São Paulo. She has more than 20 years of experience designing signs for graphic spaces, creating campaigns, and building communication identities. She spent 15 of those years as a partner and the art director at Estudi Canó de Barcelona, which designed the graphics and exhibits for PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation.

Valeria currently works as a freelance designer collaborating on graphic design projects geared towards spaces, like signage for the old Estrella Damm factory, or strategy and brand building projects for clients like the El Miracle cheese factory and The Family Language English school.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
    • Influences
  • U2

    What Is Workflow?

    • What Is the Workflow For? Practical Example (Part 2)
    • What Is the Workflow For? Practical Example (Part 1)
    • Workflow and Your Workspace in Photoshop
    • Workflow and Your Workspace in Illustrator
  • U3

    We Design in Illustrator

    • Other Coordinated Elements and More Workflow 1
    • Ready Set Go!
    • Different Design, Same Appearance: Tools to Help You Be More Creative
    • Other Coordinated Elements and More Workflow 2
    • Design of a Jazz Cover 3
    • Design of a Jazz Cover 2
    • Design for a jazz cover 1
  • U4

    Mockup Montage in Photoshop

    • Ready to Present: Photoshop Does Almost Everything!
    • Adjusting the Design to Mock-up 2
    • Adjusting the Design to Mock-up 1
    • The Smart Way to Combine and Edit Illustrator Files in Photoshop
  • U5

    Let Illustrator and Photoshop Do the Work for You

    • Illustrator in Action!
    • Photoshop in Automatic Mode
  • FP

    Final project

    • Efficient Design: Optimize Your Photoshop & Illustrator Workflow

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Efficient Design: Optimize Your Photoshop & Illustrator Workflow. Design course by Valeria Dubin

Efficient Design: Optimize Your Photoshop & Illustrator Workflow

A course by Valeria Dubin
Visual Communication Expert. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (53)
  • 1799 students