Beyond Illustrator & Photoshop: Start Learning How to Code

Jerome Herr, Code Weaver

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13 Videos (1h 16m)
    • What this course is about

    • Why should you learn creative coding? Here's why!

    • Install Processing on a Mac

    • Install Processing on a PC

    • Discover the Processing user interface

    • Prepare your 'drawing board'

    • Use different basic shapes

    • One additional shape, and greyscales

    • Improve the setup and act random

    • Create moving laser beams!

    • More fun with lines

    • Enhance your program with mouse events

    • Enhance your program with keystroke events


About This Class

Are you an artist who's been thinking about integrating coding into your artistic workflow but you've not yet dared to dip your feet into the vast ocean of bits and bytes? Then you've come to the right place! This course will allow you to get a sense of it all and to then decide if you want to go further down that road or not.

Have you been bored to death by traditional programming courses, either in school or online, yet you are still interested in programming because you think this stuff is still kinda important to know and could, maybe, even, actually be fun after all? Well, in that case you've come to the right place as well as I'm going to try to give you a fresh view on programming!

And just to be clear: this introductory course requires NO previous programming knowledge at all. It starts from zero. And there are no stupid questions so ask them in the course forum and I'll address them there.

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Hussain Tabi

3D & Motion Designer

A great tutorial for beginners, simple to understand, no previous knowledge required. I started from zero to programming with the basic tools given in no time at all.
If you are a designer or artist and have always wished to draw with code but found it too overwhelming, try this class. In a short course, Jerome gives an excellent overview of Processing and will get you experimenting in no time.
Adriana Rodarte

Graphic Designer





Jerome Herr

Code Weaver

Having been involved with IT for 20 years, but with a deep yearning for more art and design in my life, I've discovered creative coding, by chance, a couple of years ago. That was a revelation to me! I had finally found my tool for creating, what I think is, beautiful stuff. I had finally found a way to turn the ideas in my head into something visible on a screen! 

I immediately then started a Tumblr with the results (and often the source code) of my coding experiments. Its follower size has steadily increased over time and stands at 13'000+ right now. Recently I have also launched an ello page and it has 2000+ followers, which is not bad for ello standards ;) And I've curated some of my works on my website:

Very recently I've also been an online 'creative coding' mentor working for the Australian Monash University.

I hope I can share my passion here and inspire some of you to start creating art by code as well. Also, let's keep in touch after the course! I'm interested in seeing what you'll do with your new knowledge :)