You can work with your own computer or use the studios at school. For the course you need:
Graphics tablet (or drawing screen)
Graphic software (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)
- Headphones for listening to the video lectures
Classrooms with needed hardware
- Candidate Center (Otakaari 1) 2nd floor, room U256
- Väre ICT room R102
- Väre Surface Studio room M101 (drawing screen)
Graafinen ohjelmisto Graphic software
The course software is Adobe CC 2018. You can use an older version. If you are experienced you can use other software (Affinity Photo, GIMP, Krita, Corel Painter, PaintTool SAI, Clip Studio Paint, ProCreate and for vectors: Affinity Designer, InkScape, Corel Draw). If using other software, make sure the tool settings are similar to the ones used in the lectures.
You can purchase the Adobe CC 2018 for your own computer for 20,15e/month from https://www.adobe.com/fi/creativecloud/buy/students.html
A graphics tablet is a great tool and not a big invest. A compact tablet is around 75-100e. The basic quality model is
- Wacom Intuos S
If you want to purchase a larger tablet it might be wise to buy the higher end device:
- Wacom Intuos Pro medium
You can also borrow a graphics tablet from Väre Takeout. Make sure that you have the latest drivers installed on the device you are using.The vector graphics section (5. period) can be done mostly without a graphics tablet..