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All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Design Generation with Photoshop & Illustrator      

Course Number:      GRA 001701
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

This course begins with basic Adobe Photoshop techniques such as selecting objects, copying and pasting, color correction, photo retouching, montage and collage. Students will then incorporate more advanced features using layers, masks, paths, colorizing and duo tones. The basics of scanning reflective art, negatives, slides and video capture will help you gain an understanding of resolution and output options. The second half of the course will focus on Adobe Illustrator as a high-level graphics application used by designers. You will learn basic Illustrator skills such as drawing, type, layers, masks, painting and gradients and then you will apply these basic techniques to design issues related to logo and type design with the integration of Illustrator and Photoshop.
-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

Registration Information

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  • If you are not a Tufts student, or you do not have a current Tufts Username and password, click here to register for this course.

Instructor: Alexa Thayer           Instructor Website

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Monday, Jun 5, 2017 to Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017
Day(s): MTW           Times: 9:00 AM-12:45 PM                     
Status: Open


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