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As a graduate of Parkland's Graphic Design program, JENNIFER DAVIS feels quite at home teaching. Though she is a somewhat recent grad of the graphic design program (2004), she does also have a Bachelor's degree in English and another associate's degree in Studio Art. Her philosophy is: Good design is smart design. She believes it's not important to know everything or never to be wrong; it's important to keep learning, to know how to find information, and to use design to communicate to your audience.


Graphic Design

Scrapbookers and amateur photographers
Community Education, 217-353-2055.

Graphic Arts degree or certificate
Fine and Applied Arts, 217-351-2502.


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Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (Mac)

Writers, artists, designers, and publishers can communicate to a broader audience than ever before, because InDesign is a powerful design and production tool that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software. Jennifer Davis will show you how to use Adobe InDesign CS3 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. Learn how to set up a new document, then import, format, and edit text. You will also create lists and tables, import and modify art, and learn how to export to PDF or prepare for printing.

Prerequisite: Mac OS or equivalent knowledge.

Sat Oct 18 & 25, 2014

GDS 702-002Z

Fee: $395


9am - 1pm

Deadline: Oct 11





Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 (Mac)

Learn from graphic designer, Jennifer Davis, as she explores the Photoshop interface and uses several tools to select parts of images as well as move, duplicate, and resize images. Learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects. Use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects and perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. Finally, save images in formats for print and web use.

Prerequisite: MAC OS or equivalent knowledge. 

Coming Soon!

GDS 700

Fee: $


9am - 1pm






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