Intro to Graphic Design

Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

$1,320

Course hours 8:30am to 4.00pm for 3 days.

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Description

Have an interest in design? Want to turn your hand drawn artwork into digital marketable pieces? Learn the software that graphic designers use to create their visual communication, in just 3 days. Software that we teach the basics includes, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe illustrator and create print ready PDF’s using Acrobat.

This introduction to Graphic Design is a comprehensive introduction set of courses that will allow you to start doing design work in your business, it will save you time and money (not waiting for designers) and will allow you to take control.

Projects you’ll cover:

The projects we cover over the three days include:

• Web graphic ad
• Live Tracing an Image and colouring in
• Colours CMYK vs RGB
• File formats for outputting for both print and web for all 3 programs
• Cutting out a person and changing the background
• Creating a pattern in photoshop from part of the image and applying that.
• Setting up an A4 Print ready ad.
• DL Front and Back – print ready ad
• Web graphic ad for social media
• Creating PDF’s with Adobe Acrobat and file sizes with Acrobat for web/print/email

What you will Learn:

In 3 days you will learn the basics of Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign as well as Acrobat.

  • Create Vector elements
  • Enhance a photo
  • Then bring them all into InDesign to create a double sided DL yer for print

Course Content:

Illustrator

• Pen Tool
• Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
• Colour fills/storkes
• Anchor points
• Direction points
• Creating a sign
• Working with a templates
• Basic shapes
• Live Trace
• Live Paint
• Gradients
• Swatches
• Merging shapes
• Transparency options

Photoshop

• Making Selections
• Basic re-touching using 3 tools
• Replacing backgrounds of an image
• Combing to images into one
• Creating a front cover
• Selecting with quick masks
• Cropping, blending
• Gradient tool – patterning
• Preparing Digital photos for print and web
• Flie formats for Photoshop
• Intro to Adjustment Layers and Masks
• Creating a Silhouettes

InDesign

• Setting Preferences
• The control panel
• Basic keyboard shortcuts
• Setting up the document
• Placing an image
• Facing pages
• Colour swatches
• Defining colours
• Multiple text columns
• Text wrap
• Styles
• Character Styles
• Nested Styles

Train with us:

Experience

Our accredited trainers are industry professionals who have over 10 years experience in the graphic design industry. So what does this mean. we are certified educators with real world experiences which this relates back to the activities that we do in class.

Innovation

We teach on Adobes latest creative cloud  application on-in house fast computers, with no more than 5 students as we like to personalise your experience. You can download the Adobe Creative Cloud at your workplace and create visual communications, edit documents in no time at all. Visit Adobe’s CC website for more information: Here

On going support

We believe in you using the programs when you leave us, so our training continues with online video resources, back up email support, re sit options and invitations to join our online community forum.

Additional information

2018 Dates:

June: 6th – 8th
18th – 20th

July: 9th – 11th

8 reviews for Intro to Graphic Design

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Denice Bird:

    Great Intro to the new world of graphic design. I appreciate the offer of support if I have problems over the next few months. Appreciate the opportunity to learn in small classrooms. The pace was perfect!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Sara Baker:

    Good small group environment allowing personalised attention from the instructor. Learnt so much in 3 days that will be applied at work. Thanks Andrea

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Stephanie Makedonas:

    Great introduction course with plenty of useful and relevant information without being overwhelming.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Alyse Paterson:

    Andrea was a great teacher and went out of her way to make exercises relevant to our work. Thank you 🙂

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Jacqui Le

    I really enjoyed the classes… The information provided is very informative.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Kerri Grieg:

    Excellent. If I get the opportunity I will be back to expand my skills.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Marcia Stray:

    Good for learners like me.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Student Feedback

    Erin Dark:

    Very good course, was good for beginner level & a nice pace to keep up. Learnt very useful things to progress and to use at work.

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