Intro to Graphic Design Course

Intro to Graphic Design Course Gold Coast – OVERVIEW

Intro to Graphic Design Course Gold Coast, is great for all Gold Coast & Brisbane residents who wish to learn the tools to create effective visual communication by using the Adobe Creative Cloud. This is by far our most popular course!

This 3-day Intro to Graphic Design course will introduce you to the software that professional graphic designers use to create attention-grabbing visuals for social media and print/online marketing. 

Using the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud, industry experts with real-world experience will walk you through the tools and techniques you need to create marketing collateral in-house and share their tips and tricks so you can hit the ground running. 

Over 3 consecutive days you’ll be introduced to the basics of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop and learn how to edit and create vector files, edit and retouch photos, then bring it all together to design a flyer in Adobe Indesign that is print ready. 

This popular course is great for those wanting to learn all three Creative Cloud programs and gain an understanding of basic graphic design concepts and techniques.  

Intro to Graphic Design is designed for those with little or no experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop and will fast-track your learning to leave you with a basic understanding of graphic design. 


Illustrator -which is vector based. Once you have the basic understanding of this you can manuiplate any vector image.


Photoshop – manipulate or enhance any image.We will show you how to replace backgrounds, and use the selection tools.


Indesign – is a page layout program that puts it all together. So we bring in our vector elements and enhance photo images and create a double sided DL print ready PDF.


And as a bonus we show you a bit of Adobe Acrobat to create this print ready PDF and send to the printer.

In just this 3 day Graphic Design Course you will learn how to 

  • How to use the selection tools
  • Enhance an image
  • Crop an image
  • Basic photo healing
  • How to generate the different file formats
  • Replace the background of one image with another
  • Preparing images and graphics for web/print
  • Create vectors graphics
  • How to live trace an illustration
  • How to create colour swatches and manage colours
  • Create vector graphics with the pathfinder, shape builder tool and pen tool
  • How to work with graphic frames
  • How to place place images, graphics, on a page
  • How to work with text frames
  • How to work with word doc’s
  • How save your files
  • Create your own output files
  • How to create print ready PDF’s

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More on what you will learn:

Learn techniques in Illustrator such as:
  • Personalising the workspace
  • Straight Lines
  • Curves
  • Corners
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Fill & Stroke
  • Basic Shape Tools
  • Grouping
  • Templates
  • Using the Live Trace & Live Paint
  • Tracing Hand-Drawn Images
  • Brushes
  • Flare Tool
  • Juggling Colours & Gradients
  • Dashed Lines & Stroke options
  • Combining Shapes with the Pathfinder
  • Merging Paths
  • Output files for print & web.

Learn techniques in Photoshop such as:

  • Combining images together,
  • Selection Tools
  • Output files for print, web or social media
  • Retouching
  • Colour Correction Techniques
  • Matching Tones
  • Loading selection
  • Output files for print or web
  • Combine images together,
  • Layers masks
  • Paths,
  • Filters +
  • many more techniques.

Learn techniques in InDesign such as:

  • placing text
  • placing an image
  • and placing a graphic
  • create a flyer
  • Personalise the workspace
  • Learn how to turn your document into a and EPUB for either the Ipad or Kindle.
  • Importing Videos and Audio into Indesign.
  • Personalise the workspace
  • Creating a A5 Flyer for print
  • Creating a A5 flyer for print
  • Creating a double page spread for print.
  • Advance formatting
  • Styling of paragraphs
  • Tables
  • Master pages

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