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Graphic Design Master

This Design Diploma runs from our Dublin Training Centre

Graphic Design Master Diploma

The Graphic Design Master Diploma will give you the skills you need to become a graphic design expert. Ideal for existing graphic designers or anyone who wants a career in Graphic Design


Intermediate to Advanced

7 Day Classroom Course

Certification Awarded

Includes Free Online Course

Skills You will have at the end of the Course

  • Become a master of the three main design industry applications. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator
  • Understand fundamental creative industry terminologies and concepts
  • Create artwork that can be used in all design destinations, Print, Web, Apps, Animation, TV, Film and Video
  • Work with text and images to create amazing designs that you can use as pages, posters, fliers, and adverts. Design animated files and videos for social media campaigns and promotions
  • Generate infographics, icons and logos for UI Design, point of sale signage and packaging
  • Take a creative brief from start to finish and get qualified to a professional level

Courses included in your Diploma

Plus a Graphic Design Master Project to complete

Course overview

Go from Zero to Hero on this 7 Day hands on course that takes you through the Key fundamentals of desktop publishing graphic design, for both print and online digital marketing.


Course participants must have good computer, file management, keyboard and mouse skills. No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.


The Course also provides the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and certification in the subject.
In order to achieve your qualification you will be required to sit three practical examinations for each of the course modules, as well as complete a practical project. The course also includes 12 months on line course content in the form of video tutorials so you can go over the content in your own time as often as you need to, as well as face to face tutorial mentoring to help oversea your project submission if required.

Who would benefit

Existing Graphic designers looking to upgrade applications, beginners looking to get an understanding of graphic design industry, or upskill to a career into the following creative areas, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social media & Digital Marketing, Interior Design, Production Design, UI design, Video and animation.

Why take the Course

To become proficient in the fundamental graphic design industry applications, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator. To be able to produce the wide range artwork required in todays design workplace. This includes being able to create Graphic Design for Print, Web, Social media & Digital Marketing, Interior Design, TV Production Design and Animation.

Online Option


Course curriculum

Day 1 : Photoshop part 1

Day 1

On Day 1 we will cover the following topics;

  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Pixel Perfect
  • Image properties
  • File Formats, Resolution, Colour Mode
  • Print vs Screen
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • Working with Layers (The Basics)
  • Adding Layers
  • Naming Layers
  • Hiding Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Deleting Layers
  • Linking and Grouping
  • Know your History
  • Undos and System Preferences
  • Making Transformations
  • Scalling
  • Rotating
  • Flipping
  • Distorting
  • Applying Changes
  • Working with Selections
  • Rectangular and Elliptical Marques
  • Lassos
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • The Magic Wand
  • Putting it all together
  • Recap Exercise 1 Colour and Black and White
  • Intro to Image Adjustment
  • Picking Colours
  • Adding Text
  • Basic Character options
  • Introduction to Layer styles
  • Recap Exercise 2 A Desktop Montage, from Zero to Hero
Day 2 : Photoshop part 2

Day 2

On Day 2 we will cover the following topics;

  • Repair Tools
  • The Healing Brush
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Red Eye Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Move
  • The Clone Stamp Tool
  • Cropping
  • Introduction to Brushes
  • Some Art Therapy
  • Layers Advanced
  • Layer Masks
  • Text Recap
  • Clipping Masks
  • Shape Layers
  • Layer styles
  • Filters and Effects
  • Introduction to Smart Objects
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Colour Correction
  • Channels
  • Introduction to Camera RAW
  • Animated Gifs
  • Photoshop and Video
  • Overview of online content
Day 3 : InDesign part 1

Day 3

On Day 3 we will cover the following topics;

  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes
  • Starting a New Document
  • Print vs Screen
  • Spreads or Singles
  • Margins and Columns
  • Page layout concepts
  • Bleed
  • Intro to PDF
  • Basic Drawing objects
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • The Stacking order
  • An Introduction to Layers
  • Grouping and Isolation mode
  • The White arrow
  • Alignment Tools
  • Pathfinder and Shape making
  • Vectors and Anchor points
  • Working with Images
  • Adobe Bridge
  • The Place command
  • Rectangle Frame tool
  • Fitting options
  • Linked files
  • Errors
  • Resolution and Colour space
  • Intro to Text
  • Basic Character formatting
  • Leading Tracking Kerning
  • Text Alignment
  • The Pasteboard
  • The Surfer exercise day 1 recap from zero to hero
Day 4 : InDesign part 2

Day 4

We will cover the following topics;

  • Output to PDF
  • Print settings, Screen settings, Interactive settings
  • Export to other file formats
  • The Swatches palette
  • Gradient swatches
  • Tint swatches
  • Pantone References
  • Text advanced
  • Tabs
  • Rules
  • Tables
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Styles
  • TOC
  • Text boxes
  • Linking
  • Flowing
  • Columns
  • Working with pages
  • Pagination
  • Spreads and singles
  • Master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Overview of online content

Recipes layout exercise recap of Day 2

Day 5 : Illustrator part 1

Day 5

On Day 5 we will cover the following topics;

  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes
  • Starting a New Document
  • Print vs Screen ?
  • File formats, Resolution, Colour Mode
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • The Pasteboard
  • Basic drawing objects
  • The Stacking order
  • An introduction to Layers
  • Grouping and Isolation mode
  • Alignment tools
  • Pathfinder and Shape making
  • The White arrow
  • Vectors and Anchor points
  • The Pen tool, adding, editing, deleting
  • Basic Curves
  • Drawing from scratch
  • Cutting tools
  • Simple effects
  • Introducing Text
  • Gradients and Blends
  • Bringing it all together
  • Creating your first Illustrator artwork, a 45 minute recap
  • Saving your files.
  • Colours Swatches and Libraries
  • Advanced Text
  • Time for a challenge, finish the day with a 60 minute recap of the day
Day 6 : Illustrator part 2

Day 6

On Day 6 we will cover the following topics;

  • Art Boards
  • Editing, adding, deleting
  • Save to PDF
  • Export for other formats
  • Working with Images
  • Linking and embedding
  • Clipping masks
  • Page Layout
  • Rulers and Guides
  • Importing Text
  • Working in Columns
  • Linking Text Frames
  • Text Wrap
  • Symbols
  • Image Trace
  • Making icons
  • Looking at Stock
  • Infographics
  • Recap Exercise
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Linked files to Indesign
  • Overview of online content
  • Final Exercise
  • Creating Maps and Plans
Day 7 : Roundup & Project Briefing

Day 7

A round up of all topics and a brief on the Project required

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