Scientific Artwork - Vector graphics and images

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
23 and 24 September 2019 09:00 17:00 Jos Smelik 12 / 12 Registration ended at 19/06/2019

Course description

Vector graphics and images

Two kinds of graphics are currently used: pixel-based graphics, such as Photoshop output, and vector-based graphics, such as Illustrator output. Vector-based graphics retain their quality at any size, which is obviously a great thing in today's world.

In this course, you will acquire the skills to retouch pixel images and to design vector graphics. You're going to learn what Photoshop and Illustrator can do and what they are used for.

No previous knowledge of either programme is required.

General Information

Target Group: PhD's and Post-docs
Group size: 8 to 12 participants
Course duration: 2 days
Language: English
Credit points: 0.6 ECTS
Self-study hours: 0
Name lecturer: Iliana Boshoven-Gkini

23 september 2019: Forum, PC0767

24 september 2019 morning: Forum, PC0725

24 september 2019 afternoon: Forum, PC0713


The following topics will be covered:

  • Using Illustrator and Photoshop workspaces
  • Setting up artboards and documents
  • Working with layers
  • Creating basic and complex shapes
  • Using drawing tools
  • Transforming objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Adding fills and strokes
  • Working with CMYK and RGB
  • Using appearences and effects
  • Working with text and type
  • Using clipping masks
  • Printing and exporting files
  • Selectively correct with the use of Masks

You will be provided with a manual of the theory, "Shortcut Sheets" for Photoshop and Illustrator, and extra reading material for further understanding.


Reduced fee:
• PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK)
• Postdocs of Wageningen University who are registered at one of the WU graduate schools
€ 125
University fee: All other PhD candidates / Wageningen University postdocs and staff € 250
External fee: All other participants € 500

Fee includes study and training material, coffee/tea and lunches.

Cancellation condition

You may cancel free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged the University fee. Unless:

  • You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement.
    In this case you will only be charged a € 50,- cancellation fee.
  • You (PhDs and postdocs of Wageningen University) have a valid reason to cancel (illness or death in the family 1st or 2nd degree).
    In this case you will be charged the reduced fee and your supervisor/PI must send a mail indicating the reason for cancellation.


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