Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy

Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy

Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy

Sohan Fernando is a talented young graphic and web designer from Negombo. He was a Horizon Lanka well-wisher in the past. He has been helping our founder, Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, in his web designing assignments.

Sohan came to Horizon Lanka Academy, yesterday, and conducted a workshop on graphic design with Adobe Photoshop. He covered design theories under following subtopics.

1.      Color theories

2.      Typography

3.      Composition alignments

4.      Concept designing

5.      Style versus trends

The workshop was conducted over two days and it was extremely valuable for us. Previously, we had learnt the basics of Photoshop at Horizon Lanka. It did help us to understand the more complex lessons presented by Sohan. We hope he will return when he has more time on his hands to teach us more lessons in graphic and web designing in the future.

Most of the boys at Horizon Lanka prefer to learn programing and coding. But the majority of the girls prefer designing graphics and web sites. Girls prefer to pursue a professional career in graphic, web, audio and video editing. This does not, necessarily, mean that only the boys will become programmers and the girls will become designers. There will always be a mix of both between the genders.

I am good at video editing too and also won a 4G phone this month for becoming the best video editor and presenter at a competition held last year.

Sohan’s teaching is very effective. His workshops are lively. We like his professionalism and precision in teaching. He comes well-prepared for the lessons with the right content.

We performed a few dance items during breaks to add fun to the workshops. We need those computer professionals who read this story to contact us and conduct more workshops for us to acquire more knowledge. We cannot afford to pay for expensive computer courses in the city. So learning at Horizon Lanka Academy is the most practical way.

Even in the past Horizon Lanka students learnt a lot through similar workshops. Two of our past students, Nuwan Sampath Dissanayaka and Majith Rakshitha Perera have become professional graphic designers and they have started their own graphic designing and printing enterprises, now, at Anuradhapura city.

Tharani Madhara Rathnayaka, Grade 9 – Horizon Lanka Academy tharani@horizonlanka.org

Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy
Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy
Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy
Sohan Fernando’s Photoshop Workshop at Horizon Lanka Academy
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Students at the Photoshop workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop
Sohan and the students after the workshop

Graphic Designing Lessons from the Vietnamese Volunteers

Truong Thi Bich Trang

Truong Thi Bich Trang

We love graphic designing. We had learnt the basics of Adobe Photoshop from our former teachers Dhananjaya Wijewickrama and Prarthana Sewwandi Wijerathna. After they left us to pursue higher education we had no one to teach us graphic designing. But with the arrival of the young Vietnamese volunteers recently now we are learning Photoshop again. Yesterday Miss Truong Thi Bich Trang taught us some good Photoshop lessons. Miss Nguyen Thi Hue Mr. Tran Minh Quan helped us practice those lessons. We love Photoshop. If anyone who is good at graphic designing, please come to Horizon Lanka during a weekend and teach us. We can provide you food and accommodation free. 10 years ago we got a lot of groups of university undergraduates, IT company employees, members of Sri Lankan Diaspora who came here and taught these lessons to our former students. Some of those students are professional graphic designers today and even have their own enterprises by now. Hope you too can help us. Please contact us at info@horizonlanka.org for more details.

Surendra Heshan Karunathilaka – Grade 8 – surendra@horizonlanka.org

Miss Nguyen Thi Hue helping students at Horizon Lanka
Miss Nguyen Thi Hue helping students at Horizon Lanka
Mr. Tran Minh Quan helping students at Horizon Lanka
Mr. Tran Minh Quan helping students at Horizon Lanka

Photoshop Lesson