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LUNGS & RSSCB | Scientific illustration techniques for publication and communication


 October 3, 09.00 – 12.00 | Open for all participants 

Location: Belfragesalen, BMC D15 

09.00-10.30 Introduction & Imaging fundamentals 

Included topics: 

  •  Color space and resolution 
  •  Vector graphics, fundamental principles 
  •  Adobe Creative Suite and your workflow 

10.30-10.45 Coffee break 10.45-12.00 Diving into Illustrator Included topics: 

  •  The right application for the job, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat 
  •  Bézier curves 
  •  Geometric primitives and the pathfinder 

 October 3 13.00 – 15.30 | Only for the smaller “Active” participant group Location: Seminar room BMC I1341 
 Note: For this section, bring a laptop if as all possible. PC or Mac does not matter. We will aid you to install a 30 day CS6 trial if you do not have it. 13.00-14.30 Included topics: 

  •  Introduction to the home assignments 
  •  Installation of CS6 
  •  Tips & tools 14.30-14.45 Coffee break
     14.45-15.30 Personal testing session with assistance

October 4, 09.00 – 12.00 | Open for all participants 

Location: The Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3 

09.00-10.30 Digging deeper into Illustrator and InDesign part I Included topics: 

  •  Case study: Getting your scientific data into Illustrator 
  •  Case study: Generating a new illustration from scratch 10.30-10.45 Coffee break
     10.45-12.00 Guest lecture: Annika Röhl 

Title: “Informative graphics – words and pictures in union” 

October 4, 13.00 – 15.30 | Open for all participants 

Location: The Pufendorf Institute, Biskopsgatan 3 

13.00-14.30 Digging deeper into Illustrator part II 

Included topics: 

  •  The alignment and transformation toolboxes 
  •  Case study: Generating a multi-panel photo/graphics montage 
  •  Managing Transparency in Illustrator 
  •  Case study: Preparing figures for a presentation 

14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.30 Guest lecture: Annika Röhl Title: “To visualize numbers” 
15.30-16.15 Learning to love fonts, movie screening Title: “Helvetica” A Swiss made documentary from 2007 about the origin of our most used typeface. 

October 11, 10.00 – 12.00 | Open for all participants 

Location: Segerfalksalen, Sölvegatan 17 

10.00-10.30 Coffee with printed display of home assignments 
10.30-12.00 Display and discussion of participant assignments Annika Röhl and Tomas Björklund will pick a number of the submitted assignment figures for discussion of chosen techniques and the communication of the message

October 11, 13.00 – 15.30 | Open for all participants 

Location: Segerfalksalen, Sölvegatan 17 

13.00-14.30 Getting your message out, printing and submission Included topics:

  •  Case study: Preparing Illustrations and photos for journal submission 
  •  Taking your illustrations one step further with gradients, transparency and beyond 
  •  Case study: Preparing a poster in InDesign 

14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.30 Topics and questions raised during the course Here all participants will have the chance to ask questions and to get help to solve specific issues