Graphic Design Courses...

Graphic Design Courses...

Our Graphic Design Courses deliver the three main applications of Adobe Creative Suite, Introduction to Photoshop Course, Introduction to InDesign Course and Introduction to Illustrator Course.  Learning the three core elements of Creative Cloud brings graphic design inhouse to create, design and develop spreads, layouts, photo editing and artwork.

As with all our Adobe Courses nothing is cast in stone and any of our Adobe Training Courses can be included in this course although we have included course overviews below for our Adobe Introduction Courses.  But you could mix Advanced InDesign Course with an Adobe Introduction Photoshop Course or vice versa, it is your Graphic Design Course after all.

Graphic Design Course Content...

Our Graphic Design Courses run over 3 days and show how to work with the three main applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud. It focuses on the Introduction to Photoshop Course, Introduction to InDesign Course and Introduction to Illustrator Course but like all Adobe Courses you can mix and match from any material.

Using a combination of these Adobe Courses you will discover how each one works and bring them together to produce stunning professional looking documents.  It would be impossible to cover every design element included in university courses but we think as this is a graphics design course then practical design theory should be included as a natural element in the course.

Graphic Design Techniques...

Throughout the graphics training you will come to understand vital graphic and typographic elements involved in the layout process.  Not only is it important to cover the look of the document but also understand the process involved in getting it out to print so the course includes a section on the print process.  Colour Theory, Planning Colour Themes, Complimentary Colours, Typography, Print Preparation

Who would benefit from the Graphic Design Course...

This design course would suit anyone who wants to get a good grounding in graphic design and is ideal for the small business owner looking to cut costs by bringing design in house and preparing images for print.  This graphic design course would also suit anyone wishing to add to their software portfolio or update their skills.

Graphic Design Course Content... 

Adobe Photoshop Introduction Course...

Photoshop Introduction Photoshop Repair Tools

Photoshop Interface
Control Bar /Properties Panel
Photoshop Panels
Photoshop Workspaces

Clone Tool
Healing Brush
Spot Healing Brush
Patch Tool

Photoshop Colour Adjustment Photoshop Practicals

Hue & Saturation

Working with Collages
Understanding Modes RGB /CMYK
View Options

Photoshop Precise Positioning Photoshop Layers

Grids /Guides /Rulers
Print v Pixel
Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing
Rotation and Crop

Understanding Layers
Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
Merging & Flattening Layers
Layer Panel

Photoshop Design Photoshop Adjustment Layers

FX Effects
Tinting Images
Drop Shadows and Blending

Black & White Adjustment Layer
Colour Balance Adjustment Layer
Curves Adjustment Layer

Photoshop Painting Tools Photoshop Transform & Crop

Working with Colour 
Fill & Stroke
Photoshop Paint Bucket
Photoshop Brushes
Colour Replacement Brush

Transform Tool
Transform Options
Scale /Perspective /Rotate & Warp
Crop Tool
Crop Options
Crop Aware Fill

Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques Photoshop Masks

Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
Quick Select /Select Subject
Feathering /Expanding / Reducing Selections
Modifying / Transforming Selections

Quick Mask Selections
Quick Mask Properties
Working with Brushes /Adjusting Brushes
Adding /Removing from Masks
Save /Load Mask Selections

Photoshop Masking Photoshop Roundtripping

Quick Masks
Quick Mask Mode
Creating Accurate Masks
Adding to & Removing from a Mask

Placing Photoshop files in CC
Editing Photoshop Files
Save / Load a Selection

Photoshop Type Photoshop Colour

Photoshop Type Tools
Adding Character Type to Photoshop
Editing Type
Adding Paragraph Type to Photoshop
Character & Paragraph Type Options
Type Masks

Colour Palettes
Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
Gradients, creating & editing
Mixing & matching Colour
Pantones & Spot Colours
Colour Profiles

Adobe InDesign Introduction Course...

Getting started with InDesign
Creating and saving a document
New document setup
Tools / panels
Document navigation

Placing images
Editing images / graphic frames
Image formats
Graphic frames

InDesign CC Interface
Window Menu /Workspaces
Tools Menu
Control Bar /Properties Panel

InDesign Pages Panel
Add /Move /Delete Pages
Add Parent (Master Page)
Shuffle Pages for Spreads

InDesign Interactive Panel
The Interactive Panel 
Adding /Formatting Buttons
Adding /Formatting Hyperlinks
Inserting Media Files
Exporting to Interactive PDF

Colour Panels
Working with Colour /Colour Modes
Colour Swatches /Changing / Matching Colour
Colour Sampler Tool /Colour Theme Tool
Gradient Swatches

Smart Layout
Grids & Guides
Smart Guides
Align & Distribute Objects
Rulers (Zero Point), 

Text frames
Formatting Text frames
Text Frame Properties
Text Frame Tool /Columns
Aligning to Grids
Controlling Text Flow

InDesign & Typography
Working with Text
Paragraph & Character Formatting
Typography & Layout
Create Outlines

Adobe InDesign

Character Formatting
Tracking /Kerning /Leading
Font Options
Paragraph Formatting
Alignment /Space After /Indentation

Image Handling in InDesign 
Fitting Images
Working with Multiple Images (Fitment)
Clipping Paths
Removing Backgrounds

InDesign Libraries
Creating & Sharing Libraries
Adding Assets to Libraries
Grouping & Organising Assets
Asset Types

Type & Images
Working with Text & Images
Working with Text Wrap
Clipping Paths
Text Insets

Preflight & Package
Export (print) to .

 Adobe Illustrator Introduction Course...

Meet Adobe Illustrator
Tool Panel & Tools
Illustrator's Panels Overview
Control Bar /Properties Panel
View Menu
Illustrator Preferences

Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools
Bezier Pen
Anchor Points & Paths
Pen Drawing Techniques
Drawing Curves & Angles
Knife /Scissors /Shape /Eraser /Smooth 

Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools
Selection Tool /Direct Selection Tool
Selection Tools
Select Menu

Adobe Illustrator Colour
Colour Panels
Colour Swatches
Gradient Swatches /Linear /Radial /Freeform
Managing Swatches
Colour Sampler

Adobe Illustrator Type Tool
Creating /Editing Type
Type /Type on a Path /Area Type
Type Path Options
Type Frame Options
Type & Outlines
Creative Outlined Type

Adobe Illustrator Shapes
Elliptic, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle Tools
Geometric Shapes
Reshaping / Resizing
Transform Tool /Scale /Reflect /Shear /Rotate
Pathfinder Palette
Shear /Scale Tool

Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools
Grids /Guides
Stacking Order
Grouping /Ungrouping
Align & Distribute

Adobe Illustrator Images
Importing & Placing Images
Matching Image Colour
Linking /Embedding Images
Links Palette
Image Crop

Adobe Illustrator Trace
Using Trace
Tracing Options
Trace Adjustment Panel
Expand Image
Recolour & Rework Traced Artwork

Adobe Illustrator
Print Options
Understanding Print Jobs
Print to .PDF
Export to Pint
Troubleshoot Print Issues

Graphic Design Course Locations...

Adobe Training and Graphic Design Courses in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Midlands, Coventry, Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Lincoln, Preston and the UK.