Diploma in Graphic Design
What is Graphic Design?
Kickstart your course with an overview of the graphic design space. This course is designed to help you get familiar with the idea of concepts, ideas, and thoughts, as well as an understanding of visual relationships that can help you communicate a direct and coherent message. Work your way through the holy trinity of graphic design applications — Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Learning the Elements and Principles of Design
In your second graphic design lesson, you will start to develop a ‘designer’s eye’. The key is to understand the building blocks of design. You will learn more about the principles and elements of design including composition, organic and geometric form, color, and craft usage to create visual impact with clarity whilst adding structure to your designs.
Logo Design and an Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator, the world-leading digital illustration application, is the starting point of this lesson. Delve into one of the first tasks a designer is faced with: logo creation. The process of concept to presentation is known as the design cycle and a thorough breakdown will be given as to how to approach a customer through the design cycle. The lesson will finish with an introduction to working in Adobe Illustrator.
Getting Creative in Adobe Illustrator
In lesson 4, you will learn how to differentiate between the different types of images graphic designers deal with daily. You thought you knew all there is about images, but this course will blow your mind with some newfound knowledge! You will learn a new, bulletproof design technique that rarely fails and how to apply it in a practical exercise of Adobe Illustrator. This lesson is sure to get you hooked!
Photo-manipulation in Adobe Photoshop
Did you know there is a difference between a digital and printed image? This lesson will investigate the crucial component of working with pixels. Photoshop demos will make this lesson even more practical while the fundamentals of Photoshop including layers and blending modes will be focused on.
Movie Poster Design in Adobe Photoshop
The golden ratio, rule of thirds, and principles of good design will be discussed in lesson 6. The amazing ability of Photoshop will be put to the test with the introduction of layer masks. These skills will be put into practice by designing a movie poster. Once you’ve finished lesson 6, you will eat, sleep, and speak Photoshop.
An Introduction to Adobe InDesign
Getting your files print-ready is a critical part of any designer’s task. Bleeds, cropmarks, color space, and format will all be explained in this lesson, and you will be introduced to the amazing Adobe InDesign; the most powerful layout application.
Brochure Design in InDesign
About 70% of all designs consist of typography – the art of using type in your design. By the end of the course, you will realize that type is not only a mere communication instrument but will see the potential of using type as a design element. Your audience wants to read your message but with so many other messages screaming for attention, how can you make your message stand out?