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Graphic Design Course
- Written by Nana Prempeh
This course explains how to create designs for business card, logo, website and newsletter using software like Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. After completing our graphic design courses you would be able to create graphic design elements yourself.
The complete course is hands-on based. Few practical graphic design projects at the end of the course will ensure that you go through graphic design process.
This short graphic design training is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends.
Who is Graphic Design training for?
This course is for you if you are interested in learning how to create graphics for print and graphics for web using industry standard tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. This course is designed for complete beginners of graphic design. No previous experience of Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is required.
Prerequisites for Graphic Design course
- You should be able to use computer and internet
What will I get?
- Training from professional graphic designers:
Centre for Computer Literacy And Information Technology have been implementing professional graphic solutions across a range of designs for many years. Those consultants write and teach our graphic design training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.
- Real-time Practice and Projects:
This graphic design course is designed to get you started in graphic design and that's why many exercises and projects make the core part of our graphic design training. We work on industry related projects in this graphic design course.
- Course Material:
Electronic notes are included in this course.
- Course Completion Certificate:
After completing this training you will receive a graphic design course completion certificate.
- Support and Careers Advice:
After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding graphic design, do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers and career consultants are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our career consultants.
PART 1 Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Photoshop and Adobe Creative suite, Different file formats (PSD, JPG, TIFF, etc.) Different colour modes (RGB and CMYK), Resolution explained (What is DPI?)
The Photoshop Workspace
The menus, Palettes Tools
Rectangular Marquee Tool, Move Tool, Polygon Lasso Tool, Magic Wand Tool, Crop Tool
Slice Tool, Healing Brush Tool, Brush Tool, Clone Stamp Tool, History Brush Tool, Eraser Tool
Gradient Tool, Blur Tool, Dodge Tool, Path Selection Tool, Horizontal Type Tool, Pen Tool
Rectangle Tool, Notes Tool, Eyedropper Tool, Hand Tool Zoom Tool, Colour Boxes
Photoshop File Menu
Create a new image, Open existing image, save design for website
Edit Menu in Photoshop
Fill colour, Apply stroke
Image menu in Photoshop
Image adjustment, Image crop, Image canvas
Photoshop Layer Menu
Introduction to layers, new layer, Blending Options, Shadows, Gradient
Photoshop Select Menu
Select images, Deselect Images, Inverse selection, Transform images, Apply Feathers Modify images
Filters in Photoshop
What are filters?, Apply different filters, Download filters
Photoshop View Menu
Zoom in and out, Grid, Ruler, and Slices for website
Projects in Photoshop
Project 1: Retouching and repairing an image using Photoshop
Project 2: Creating a poster using Photoshop
Project 3: Create a website template using Photoshop
PART 3 Adobe Illustrator
What are vector graphics? Anatomy of a vector illustration: objects, paths, line segments and anchor points, Different formats explained (AI, EPS, etc.)
Illustrator’s Main Features
The main illustrator menus, tools and palettes explained, Pencil tool, Pen tool and settings
Draw with an anchor point, Stroke and fill, Gradients, Layers palettes
Projects in Adobe Illustrator
Project 1: Create a logo using Illustrator
Project 2: Transform your photo into a self-portrait vector based image
Project 3: Transform a landscape photo into a dramatic vector based image
Project 4: Create your own business card using Illustrator