Scientific artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator

This two-day course will help you create beautiful and functional scientific artwork. It is designed for PhD students, post-docs and staff. In this course you will acquire the skills of retouching, processing and designing the most common scientific artwork. We will introduce you to the two most important designing programs of Adobe; Photoshop and Illustrator. With the completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Use Photoshop and Illustrator essentials and customize your workspaces
  • Understand the main functionality and structure of the programs
  • Understand image size and resolution
  • Process images and use Retouching tools
  • Work with the various tools of the programs
  • Learn about Layers and Filters
  • Selectively correct with the use of Masks
  • Set up color setting
  • Understand the color modes: RGB vs CMYK
  • Save images for the web or print
  • Combine the different tools to create beautiful covers (e.g a dissertation cover)
  • Create functional and beautiful illustrations and vector graphics

During these two days we will dive in to real design challenges. Therefore, participants are encouraged to take their own digital artwork as teaching material. You will be provided with a manual of the theory, “Shortcut Sheets” for Photoshop and Illustrator and with extra reading material for further understanding.



  • I followed the 2 courses of Iliana about InDesign, Photoshop and illustrator. She teaches with great enthusiasm and really helps you to understand these programs. I now feel skilled enough to start working with these programs and now where to be when I need a design job done, Sonja Beugelsdijk-Warmerdam
  • CourseScientific Artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator (link to Forum Library)
  • VenueForum Library, room 460, building number 102
  • Date1 – 2 March (9.00 – 17.00). The course will be given more times per year depending on the subscriptions.
  • Number of participants6-18
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Course fee€ 250 (Wageningen UR Stuff & Students), € 500 (All others)
  • RegistrationStaff and PhD students of Wageningen UR via an order in EBS intern, all others via the registration form of Wageningen UR Library. For more information, please send an e-mail to MSU library.
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