Course: The Tools of the Graphic Designer. Create, Retouch and Present with Adobe Suite


Program Description

Address Quique López and Valeria Dubin
Duration // Hours From September 7 to 18, 2020 (36 hours)
From 16:30 to 21:15 (except on 11 and 16)
level Introduction / Medium
Language Spanish
Price € 680. Students enrolled in ELISAVA have a special 25% discount on the amount of the course. ELISAVA Alumni Bold members will get a 15% discount on the amount of the program.


In this 8 session course, 36 hours in total, we will try to approach the use of Adobe's professional tools dedicated to the world of graphic design. From 3 exercises that are easy to apply in the workplace - Who has not had to make a presentation at your company? Who has not passed some files in a program of difficult pronunciation (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator?) And has not known what to do with them? - We will try to explain the basic use of the tools that graphic designers use to daily to elaborate our designs.

A presentation, the retouching of a file already created and designed or the layout of a work dossier or a magazine will be the practices that will take us to tour the Adobe CC world, explain and analyze the characteristics of these programs and put into practice that It is as best learned, each of the options offered by this powerful software. We will repeat the use of different tools and work processes, advancing their knowledge in order to get the most out of the programs.

From less to more complex, carrying out these exercises will give us enough confidence to be able to face the retouching, creation or design of these basic graphic pieces in any profession without having to be graphic designers.


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The main objective is to get the student to acquire the necessary knowledge to convert their project or idea, presentation, etc., into a coherently laid out digital document, trying to optimize and maximize the main computer tools used by / graphic designers.

Structure and Contents

  • Block 01. Well presented presentations
  • Block 02. Retouching of brochure and catalogs
  • Block 03. Design and layout of reports, dossiers and magazines


Valeria Dubin
Graduated in Visual Communication from the Faculty of Communication and Arts of the Mackenzie University of São Paulo, Brazil. Art Director at EstudiCanó, a creative graphic design and visual communication studio in Barcelona that since 1998 has been developing corporate image projects, communication campaigns, product graphics, outreach graphics, packaging, editorial design, record and multimedia, stand graphics and exhibitions.

Quique López
Graduate in Advertising and Public Relations, Diploma in Photography and Master in Graphic Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia; Diploma in Sociology from the University of Alicante; Postgraduate in Typography by Eina. He worked as art director at Cosmic Gráfica with clients such as Esade, Albert and Ferran Adrià International Cooking Concepts, Grup3, Ingoprint or Natursystem, among others. It operates for clients such as Cauchos Karey, Amnesty International Valencia, the advertising agencies Syameses and KeepU Media, combined with the art direction of the international chain of hotels and resorts Dolce Hotels or the Meatpacking restaurant. He combines his professional activity with teaching in various schools in Barcelona, being a professor at ELISAVA (University Degree and Training Cycle) and Co-Director of the Postgraduate in Digital and Interactive Design at IDEP. Jury Laus 2014 in the Students category. Winner of the Gràffica Prize with the Muuu Collective.


Design students, architects, photographers, illustrators, and other creatives and other professionals who need to work and lay out graphic documents and presentations. A minimum of Mac knowledge is required.

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Registration request

To request registration you must:

  1. Complete all personal data (as it appears on your Passport or National Identity Document) and contact information on the online application form.
  2. Attach the following documentation: Scanner of the valid Passport if you are a foreigner or, scanner of the DNI if you have Spanish nationality or of an EU country, in PDF format.

At the end of the registration request, the system will generate a username and password with which you must monitor and pay through our website; You will also receive them in your email, if you do not receive them you must write to: admissions @ ELISAVA .net.

Attention: Please use a valid email address, different from "hotmail", otherwise we will not be able to confirm the request. To guarantee the security and confidentiality of your data, use only the email address registered in your registration to contact Admissions @ ELISAVA .net

Registration deadlines

  • Students with nationality of the EU, Icelandic, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland: If places are available, up to 4 business days before the start of the course.
  • Foreign students without EU nationality *: If there are places available, up to 10 business days before the start of the course.

* For courses with a duration of less than 3 months, a study visa is not necessary, however, you should check with the Spanish Consulate in your country if a tourist visa is necessary or if you must comply with any special procedure.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering is a university center founded in 1961 and it is the oldest school of design in Spain. ELISAVA is among the 100 best schools of design and architectu ... Read More

ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering is a university center founded in 1961 and it is the oldest school of design in Spain. ELISAVA is among the 100 best schools of design and architecture in Europe according to the Domus magazine. Read less