Graphic Design Master Diploma

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Intermediate to Advanced

7 Day Course

Master Diploma Awarded
Includes Online resources

Courses included

Photoshop Course

Go From Beginner to Expert in the World’s Leading Photo Editing Software

Adobe Photoshop is the gold standard for creating and editing images. This course covers all aspects of the design process in Photoshop from importing images right through to final production considerations. You’ll gain a fast, practical, in-depth knowledge of Photoshop and the design skills required to produce finished, professional images for publication.

InDesign Course

Learn How to Design Magazines, Brochures, & More in Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is intended to complement Illustrator and Photoshop to make the development of composite documents and manuals easier. In this project-based course, you’ll learn how to design simple fliers and newsletters while incorporating graphics created in Photoshop and Illustrator into different document types.

Illustrator Course

Create Stunning Designs, Graphics, Pictures, & Icons with Illustrator

This course is designed to lead you through the design process in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn a variety of ways to produce artwork and understand the issues involved with professional graphic design. By the end of the course, you’ll be fully capable of creating special effects suitable for conventional printing as well as for electronic publishing.

Additional online resources

Graphic Design Modules

60 Modules

Watch anytime, anywhere, from any device. Pick up where you left off as the learning portal saves your progress

Graphic Design Projects

Projects to Complete

You get access to Videos, Practice Files, Templates and Project work

Graphic Design Assessments

Online Assessments

Online assessments with each module that can be taken multiple times

Graphic Design Mentor

Mentor Support

6 months of support from your mentor. They’re there to help you through challenging topics

Skills Your team will have

Work with color for print production formats

Work with color for print production formats

Import & manipulate images in different formats

Import & manipulate images in different formats

Be able to format files to work with many DTP applications

Be able to format files to work with many DTP applications

Know how to create special effects with color & transparency

Know how to create special effects with color & transparency

Create templates for pages to improve productivity

Create templates for pages to improve productivity

Use templates & styles to speed up creating documents

Use templates & styles to speed up creating documents

Use built-in color management to get colors right the first time

Use built-in color management to get colors right the first time

Effectively use Adobe’s filters & tools, layers & masks

Effectively use Adobe’s filters & tools, layers & masks

Use paths, nodes & curves and flow text into any shape

Use paths, nodes & curves and flow text into any shape

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

Internationally recognized accreditation

Graphic Design Master Certification

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