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CTD 100 Illustrator I
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or Mac experience required for Mac sections
Adobe Illustrator is a must for any design professional. Learn how to create and edit your artwork. Program includes spacing, scaling, rotating graphics, and importing and auto-tracing objects. Creating text paths and aligning text to a circle are also covered. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 110 Illustrator II: Fashion Design
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is a great software tool for drawing fashion designs and illustrations. Use this popular vector-based package to create flats and patterns and to incorporate garment details. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 111 Illustrator II: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Expands upon and develops the skills learned in Illustrator I. Create dynamic graphics using advanced editing and drawing tools, path editing techniques, filter effects, and masks. Explore the transparency palette, live effects, and the appearance palette. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 112 Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is widely used in the textile industry. Apply your Illustrator skills to create repeat patterns, weaves, and color combinations and learn to work with images in your patterns. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 120 Illustrator III: Fashion Design
Prerequisite: CTD 110
Learn industry techniques used to illustrate garments, work with licensed images, and create original artwork. Learn to work back and forth between Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Bring your fashion book/portfolio to the first class. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 121 Illustrator III: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 111
Program features covered in this class include: live trace and live paint, recoloring art to change color; creating custom graphics; working with vectors and pixels; converting raster images to vector using the appearance panel and live effects together; creating editing, and experimenting with color groups; working with opacity masks; and using isolated blending. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
Prerequisite: CTD 100
This course demonstrates how to make sample tech packs that effectively communicate with sample makers and factories to assure accuracy in the sample-making process. Using Adobe Illustrator, you will create custom branded templates and learn how to efficiently convey all the information needed to make a sample. Save time and money by minimizing first sample errors. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 135 Technical Design for Costume Jewelry
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Create accurate illustrations for domestic and overseas manufacturing and acquire commonly used costume jewelry terminology. You will learn a quick and easy approach to making illustrations, including back and sides, and how to assign specifications. This course is great for beginners and hand illustrators who want a way to digitize their work. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 140 Illustrator for the Fashion Industry
Prerequisite: CTD100 or equivalent
This fast paced six-week intensive provides a comprehensive overview of the use of Adobe Illustrator in the fashion industry. Learn how to use Illustrator to create garment flats, repeat patterns, develop garment tech packs and more. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 200 Photoshop I
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or Mac experience required for Mac sections
Adobe Photoshop is a must for any design professional. Functions and controls of each of the program's major tools are introduced, as well as layers, scanning, adjustments, and the principles of file size. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 211 Photoshop II: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 200
This program concentrates on scanning images and using Photoshop tools to achieve optimal results. Layering masks and analyzing visual problems are covered. For the first session, have an image to scan and magazine pictures or ads you believe have been manipulated in some way. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. It's recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 212 Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development  
Prerequisite: CTD 200
Apply your Photoshop skills to textile design and product development. Scan images and generate drawings for surface and structural design. Create color combinations, repeats, and colorways for specific target markets. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 320 NedGraphics - Printing Studio Pro and Fashion Studio (Easy Weave)
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required
Are you a textile designer, fashion designer or graphic designer that is looking to increase your professional skills?  This introductory course to NedGraphics software will give you a hands on overview of CAD textile software. You will learn how to use Color Reduction and Cleaning, Design and Repeat tools, Easy Coloring to make colorways and color palettes, and Easy Weave to make woven or printed plaids.  Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.

CTD 355 Introduction to Browzwear's VStitcher 
This course is the Browzwear Certificate Program, please click for more information.

CTD 361 AutoCAD I
Move quickly through the basics of AutoCAD and explore the more advanced commands for the creation of professional two-dimensional construction and presentation drawings. Course is PC based. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

CTD 362 AutoCAD II
Prerequisite: CTD 361
Use your own project to brush up your skills and implement the commands learned in AutoCAD I. Use AutoCAD efficiently to create, view, manage, plot, share, and reuse accurate, information-rich drawings. Course is PC based. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

CTD 371 SketchUp Pro for Interior Design and Virtual Reality
Create 3D models using Photoshop and SketchUp Pro—a valuable skill for many industries and home use. Learn the modeling interfaces and develop modeling skills. Learn how to import 3D objects between software and discover the shortcuts that can speed up production. Print your model by linking directly to top online 3D printing companies, using your home 3D printer or the 3D printer at FIT's Fab Lab.

Instructor: Walter Atkinson

CTD 381 Revit I
Revit is used for 2D and 3D building information modeling. In this course, you will be taken step by step through the process of drawing a building, learning each Revit tool as needed. The course will cover building elements such as walls, columns, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and stairs. You will also learn dimensioning, annotation tools and page setup. Course is PC based. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work.

CTD 382 Revit II
Prerequisite: CTD 381
Building on the basics of Revit I, we will look at ceiling transitions, stair details and extensions, and sloping roofs and floors. Detail callouts and 2D elements including symbols, tags, schedules, and legends, will be covered. Materials and entourage will be assigned for camera views and renderings. Course is PC based.

CTD 429 Introduction to Rhino for the CAD Novice
Rhinoceros is the foremost application used in jewelry design and other industries for the creation of three-dimensional models for prototyping, mechanical drawings, and layouts. This course is designed for students new to computer-aided design to prepare them for Rhino I. Course is PC based.

CTD 430 Rhino I  
Prerequisite: CTD 429 or equivalent experience
This first course in the Rhino series will cover two-dimensional digital drawing and drafting. Class exercises include jewelry-related material. You must complete required homework in order to pass. Course is PC based.

CTD 431 Rhino II
Prerequisite: CTD 430
This course will build on Rhino modeling fundamentals, with students progressing on to three-dimensional surface and solid modeling. Class exercises will include jewelry-related material. Course is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. 

CTD 432 Rhino III
Prerequisite: CTD 431
This course continues the focus on the creation of three-dimensional surfaces and solids from CTD 431. Students learn how to create, manipulate, and edit three-dimensional objects for the making of models. Course exercises include jewelry-related material. Course is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.

CTD 433 Rhino IV  
Prerequisite: CTD 432
Continue the study of 3D modeling. Exercises will cover the workflow of making pavé and azures, as well as making a hinge for a bracelet. Learn techniques needed to be a CAD modeler in the jewelry industry. Course is PC based.

CTD 436 Introduction to ZBrush
Learn the basics of digital sculpting in 3D with ZBrush. We will go over the user interface and the basic commands, and by the end of the course you will have enough knowledge of the software to begin sculpting your own designs.

CTD 437 ZBrush for Jewelry Design
Prerequisite: CTD 436
Learn to produce jewelry with the addition of complex sculptural aesthetics. You will be able to transition between Rhino and ZBrush using a basic pipeline. By the end, you will be able to add high-resolution sculpted details to your models.

CTD 438 ZBrush for Shoe and Handbag Design
Prerequisite: CTD 436
Bring your fashion designs to reality by modeling them directly in ZBrush. Sculpt your models and add details to mimic real life materials.

CTD 520 InDesign
Prerequisite: Mac experience required or take CTB 002
This course introduces you to the InDesign publishing interface, including the tools and palettes, and explains how to create and navigate a document, work with text and objects, use pen tools, add color, import and manipulate graphics, and manage long documents and styles. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 525 Interactive Design for Mobile Platforms
Learn how to effectively create content for e-publishing platforms (iPad, iTunes, Amazon Kindle). Utilizing the tools of the Adobe Creative Suite, you'll learn to size and create interactive content for the new media. This is a great course for anyone looking to independently publish or find employment in this new publishing area. A basic knowledge of InDesign is required. Recommended reading: Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC: Moving Beyond Print to Digital, by Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen. It is recommended to have a flash drive available to save your work. 

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 706 55A Animation Design with Adobe Animate
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of animation for web, video, and tablets. Create interactive content limited only by your imagination. With Animate, Adobe has completely redesigned Flash, incorporating HTML5 canvas and Web GL support. Widely used in the cartoon industry by Nickelodeon and Titmouse Inc.

Required text: Learn Adobe Animate CC for Interactive Media: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation, by Joseph Labrecque, Rob Schwartz.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

CTD 802 Adobe Premiere
Adobe Premiere is swiftly becoming the standard editing software in the film industry. In this hands-on course, you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple roll and slip and slide tools; audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output.

Software not provided for online courses. Students without the Adobe software may purchase the student version using their FIT email address.

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