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About this class

Get creative with Adobe Photoshop.

Step into the world of visual design with Bitmaker General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore with Patryk Adamczyk the tools and techniques you can use to bring websites, marketing materials, and more to life, and see how designers make their mark on the digital world. Working through a series of guided demos, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, a go-to tool for digital designers.
  • Touch on essential design principles including composition, color theory, and typography.
  • Survey today’s digital design landscape and its career opportunities.
  • Step into the shoes of a UX/UI designer, learn more about what they do, and execute a creative brief.

Chart your own career path. Learn more about the design world in our User Experience Design courses, in both immersive and part-time commitments.


  • Familiarize yourself with Photoshop, a standard tool in digital design.
  • Describe the fundamentals of digital design.
  • Apply select design fundamentals into a digital design (create a homepage screen using Photoshop).
  • Articulate the current design landscape, including careers and opportunities to learn more about the topic area.

About Patryk Adamczyk

Patryk worked on every single colour OS release during his time at BlackBerry, and lead the design of Mozilla’s Firefox OS. Most recently, he's been the UX Lead and Product Owner at PagerDuty. When not preoccupied by fatherhood, he’s snapping photos or driving his sports car down back roads in the middle of the night. At times, all three converge.

Prereqs & Preparation

Students need to have the Photoshop trial downloaded and ready to go. (http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html)

Download the creative brief and class assets before the class. Students will be expected to have Photoshop and activity assets downloaded on their computers ahead of time.

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Accessibility Info:

Entrance is off King Street West, and has a short flight of stairs with railings on each side. Doors are not motorized/automatic.

The building has an elevator with a 34-inch wide doorway. The doorways to each floor are 35 inches wide.

Washrooms are available on each floor, with 3rd floor designated as gender neutral, gendered washrooms available on 2nd. There are two narrow stalls in the left-most washrooms, and one stall and urinal in each of the right-side.

Our classroom tables on the third floor are readily moveable, whereas the table arrangement on the second floor is more fixed.

Please let us know how we can accommodate you within the confines of our space.

About Bitmaker General Assembly

Bitmaker General Assembly’s immersive programs have graduated hundreds of students in the GTA, helping them to launch new careers in tech. Hundreds more students have added skills to their existing career with our part-time classes. We offer training in development, data, design, business, and more.

Upon joining General Assembly’s global campus network in 2016, we became a part of a professional community of over 40,000 alumni. Our instructors have years of experience working in startups and large tech companies – they know the skills tech companies need, and the kind of people they want to hire. Let us prepare you for the next phase of your career!

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