Certificate in Graphic Design and the Adobe Creative Suite Online Course

Learn the basic principles of graphic design


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Learn The Basic Principles Of Graphic Design

Graphic design is all about visually communicating an idea, thought, message or meaning. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and/or words to convey these ideas.

Graphic design is visual problem solving, your aim is to create something that is pleasing to the eye, and gets the attention of the viewer. But it's not always about making things look cool! It has to work! What's the point of having a great looking restaurant menu if you can't find the drinks list or what the prices are?! Or a fantastic looking website but can't find the contact details or tell what button is for what purpose.

Graphic design is a very exciting area, you are often working with cutting edge technology, using your creativity and also having fun while doing it. If you can pay attention to detail, are patient, creative, and like solving problems, then you are well on your way. So all that scribbling and doodling in school might finally pay off!

This course will provide you with the necessary real world applicable skills and knowledge to enhance and promote you or your potential client's brand, ideas or message.

Alternatively, you can also learn the basics of this topic through our certificate level Introduction to Graphic Design.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become an expert in Graphic Design
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Graphic Design and the Adobe Creative Suite Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Graphic Design experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

How is this Online Course studied?

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Introduction to Graphic Design 

Looking to learn the basics? try our certificate level version of this course Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction
Lesson 1 delivers a brief introduction to basic graphic design and Adobe package fundamentals such as Workspace layout and Adobes use of layers. A brief overview of the 10 lessons in the module will also be covered.

Graphic Design Principles / Create a Poster
Graphic design principles such as Alignment, Balance, Contrast, Proximity and Repetition will be taught in a practical way resulting in your first poster creation using Photoshop.

Creating Image Composites
Combine multiple images into one to create subtle or quite drastic effects! Create backgrounds using gradient and texture fills and use masks and selection tools to cut out image backgrounds. Use image adjustments to blend images together.

Photo Editing
Learn how to open, edit/manipulate and save an image. Create more visually appealing images through enhancement and manipulation using Photoshop's powerful selection and healing tools as well as adjustment layers.

Introduction to Illustrator / Create a Logo
Learn about the Illustrator application and vector graphics and why it is such a powerful tool for designers. Create your very own logo by using the Shape Tool, manipulating and colouring shapes, using and manipulating Symbols and editing and manipulating Text in Illustrator.

Illustrator Part 2 / Tracing Artwork & Brushes
Trace features and Pen Tool to create vector graphics from standard images. Add interest and details to illustrations by using Illustrators brushes. Create and use your own brushes.

Typography
An introduction to Typography basics and simple design rules. Learn about typographic quality through Point Size, Kerning, Line Spacing and Length. Create a simple Typographic image by mixing, combining and manipulating type.

Create a Web Layout - Part 1
Use Photoshop to design a web interface. Setup Document for web. Use Guides. Create textured/gradient backgrounds. Add edit and transform graphics. Advanced image techniques such as reflection and light effects. Advanced type effects and typography. Button design.

Create a Web Layout - Part 2
Use Photoshop to design a web interface. Setup Document for web. Use Guides. Create textured/gradient backgrounds. Add edit and transform graphics. Advanced image techniques such as reflection and light effects. Advanced type effects and typography. Button design.

Introduction to InDesign / Create a Business Card
An introduction to the industry standard publishing application. Learn about the InDesign workspace, create and setup a new document, add assets such as text and imagery, learn about Frames and how they work, applying colour and text formatting. Create your own business card.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

Customer Reviews


"I have just completed Kevin's Graphic Design course and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this field. It was packed with a wealth of info that he crammed into 10 excellent lessons."
-Kerryann Collier

"Doing graphics designing course, it's really amazing, interactive and professional and I recommend Shaw academy to everyone who are willing to take online courses and also want full support about their courses throughout the session. It's really fun guys give it a try."
- Sùm?ñ

"Thanks to Kevin for the amazing graphic design courses I'm thoroughly enjoying it and learning new things each lesson"
- Dawn Burns

"I found the course of Graphic Design to be extremely helpful.I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff."
- Sama Z Sha'ar

"I love the interactive approach and the time the teachers take to contact us all personally as well. I enjoyed my graphic design course very much and would recommend this to anyone that likes studying in their own pace and time."
- Rebecca Rijsdijk

"Graphic Design awesome . Really helpful ."
- Dania Alabsi

"It's my first time to try and online course.."
- Marly Essam

"I have started graphic design course , I am enjoying the course It is really interesting ,,Thank you "
- Qais ALkhider

"I am taking the Graphic Design Class and I was a bit worried because I had no experience but I am thrilled with the experience!!! I have learned so very much! I thought I would be overwhelmed but I am not, the class it face-paced but not too much so that I cant keep up. I am definitely taking another class as soon as this one wraps up."
- Stacey StJohn

About this Course

Learn The Basic Principles Of Graphic Design

Graphic design is all about visually communicating an idea, thought, message or meaning. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and/or words to convey these ideas.

Graphic design is visual problem solving, your aim is to create something that is pleasing to the eye, and gets the attention of the viewer. But it's not always about making things look cool! It has to work! What's the point of having a great looking restaurant menu if you can't find the drinks list or what the prices are?! Or a fantastic looking website but can't find the contact details or tell what button is for what purpose.

Graphic design is a very exciting area, you are often working with cutting edge technology, using your creativity and also having fun while doing it. If you can pay attention to detail, are patient, creative, and like solving problems, then you are well on your way. So all that scribbling and doodling in school might finally pay off!

This course will provide you with the necessary real world applicable skills and knowledge to enhance and promote you or your potential client's brand, ideas or message.

Alternatively, you can also learn the basics of this topic through our certificate level Introduction to Graphic Design.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become an expert in Graphic Design
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Graphic Design and the Adobe Creative Suite Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Graphic Design experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

How is this Online Course studied?

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Introduction to Graphic Design 

Looking to learn the basics? try our certificate level version of this course Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction
Lesson 1 delivers a brief introduction to basic graphic design and Adobe package fundamentals such as Workspace layout and Adobes use of layers. A brief overview of the 10 lessons in the module will also be covered.

Graphic Design Principles / Create a Poster
Graphic design principles such as Alignment, Balance, Contrast, Proximity and Repetition will be taught in a practical way resulting in your first poster creation using Photoshop.

Creating Image Composites
Combine multiple images into one to create subtle or quite drastic effects! Create backgrounds using gradient and texture fills and use masks and selection tools to cut out image backgrounds. Use image adjustments to blend images together.

Photo Editing
Learn how to open, edit/manipulate and save an image. Create more visually appealing images through enhancement and manipulation using Photoshop's powerful selection and healing tools as well as adjustment layers.

Introduction to Illustrator / Create a Logo
Learn about the Illustrator application and vector graphics and why it is such a powerful tool for designers. Create your very own logo by using the Shape Tool, manipulating and colouring shapes, using and manipulating Symbols and editing and manipulating Text in Illustrator.

Illustrator Part 2 / Tracing Artwork & Brushes
Trace features and Pen Tool to create vector graphics from standard images. Add interest and details to illustrations by using Illustrators brushes. Create and use your own brushes.

Typography
An introduction to Typography basics and simple design rules. Learn about typographic quality through Point Size, Kerning, Line Spacing and Length. Create a simple Typographic image by mixing, combining and manipulating type.

Create a Web Layout - Part 1
Use Photoshop to design a web interface. Setup Document for web. Use Guides. Create textured/gradient backgrounds. Add edit and transform graphics. Advanced image techniques such as reflection and light effects. Advanced type effects and typography. Button design.

Create a Web Layout - Part 2
Use Photoshop to design a web interface. Setup Document for web. Use Guides. Create textured/gradient backgrounds. Add edit and transform graphics. Advanced image techniques such as reflection and light effects. Advanced type effects and typography. Button design.

Introduction to InDesign / Create a Business Card
An introduction to the industry standard publishing application. Learn about the InDesign workspace, create and setup a new document, add assets such as text and imagery, learn about Frames and how they work, applying colour and text formatting. Create your own business card.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

"I have just completed Kevin's Graphic Design course and highly recommend it to anyone interested in this field. It was packed with a wealth of info that he crammed into 10 excellent lessons."
-Kerryann Collier

"Doing graphics designing course, it's really amazing, interactive and professional and I recommend Shaw academy to everyone who are willing to take online courses and also want full support about their courses throughout the session. It's really fun guys give it a try."
- Sùm?ñ

"Thanks to Kevin for the amazing graphic design courses I'm thoroughly enjoying it and learning new things each lesson"
- Dawn Burns

"I found the course of Graphic Design to be extremely helpful.I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff."
- Sama Z Sha'ar

"I love the interactive approach and the time the teachers take to contact us all personally as well. I enjoyed my graphic design course very much and would recommend this to anyone that likes studying in their own pace and time."
- Rebecca Rijsdijk

"Graphic Design awesome . Really helpful ."
- Dania Alabsi

"It's my first time to try and online course.."
- Marly Essam

"I have started graphic design course , I am enjoying the course It is really interesting ,,Thank you "
- Qais ALkhider

"I am taking the Graphic Design Class and I was a bit worried because I had no experience but I am thrilled with the experience!!! I have learned so very much! I thought I would be overwhelmed but I am not, the class it face-paced but not too much so that I cant keep up. I am definitely taking another class as soon as this one wraps up."
- Stacey StJohn

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 040SAGDACS
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Qualification: Certificate

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