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Graphic design is visual communication, working with type, image, and symbol to establish representations of ideas or products. Its goal is simply to communicate.

Graphic Designs made for and by your business effectively communicate who you are and what you are.
Professional Graphics Design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop

  • Overview of the Photoshop  interface
  • Bitmaps and vectors explained
  • Image modes
  • Image size and resolution
  • Image colour concepts

  • Essential image navigation shortcuts
  • The marquee tools
  • Adding and subtracting selections
  • Automatic selection using the wand tool
  • Automatic selection using the quick selection brush
  • Manual cut-out techniques
  • Transforming a selection
  • Understanding selection edges
  • Refining selection edges
  • Saving and reloading a selection

  • Overview of the Photoshop toolset
  • Brushes and brush types
  • Adjusting brushes
  • Choosing colours by eye
  • Numerical colour
  • Pantone colour
  • Do’s and don’ts of choosing colours
  • The background image
  • Erasing and canvas colour

  • Introduction to the power of layer masks
  • Creating a layer mask from a selection
  • Modifying a layer mask using the paintbrush tool
  • Tricks for modifying mask edges for cut-out
  • The gradient tool and masks

  • Layer blending modes
  • Layer opacity
  • Transforming and distorting layers
  • Working with multiple layers
  • Creating montages

  • Destructive verses non-destructive techniques
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Levels explained
  • Colour balance and colour balance considerations
  • Hue and saturation
  • Selective adjustments using masks

  • An overview of Photoshop filters and their uses
  • Pixel (100%) view and what it means
  • Advantages of using smart filters
  • Image sharpening in detail
  • Image blurring
  • Selective filtering

  • Overview of layer effects
  • Applying drop shadow
  • Applying other layer effects

  • Opening an image using Adobe Bridge
  • Scan resolution and dpi explained in depth
  • Reference to colour bit depth
  • Cropping and sizing (the quick way)
  • Image adjustments using levels, colour balance and hue/saturation
  • Further correction to images using Shadow/highlight
  • Re-touching using the clone tool
  • Re-touching using the healing tool
  • The new Clone Source Palette

  • Considerations when choosing a file format
  • Common file formats explained

Adobe Illustrator

  • Drawing and modifying basic shapes
  • Using the pen and pencil tools to create paths
  • Adjusting paths
  • Using paintbrushes
  • Using the pathfinder panel to create complex objects

  • Applying Stroke and Fill colours
  • Mixing and picking RGB, CMYK & Pantone colours
  • Using ‘live colour’ panel to create colour schemes
  • Re-colouring artwork with ‘live colour’
  • Gradients and blends, gradient mesh
  • Saving and modifying colours for later use, and then importing them
  • Using ‘live paint’

  • Typing directly onto the page and importing text from a text file
  • Creating columns of text
  • Setting text attributes (font, colour, size, kerning, etc.)
  • Copying text attributes from other text
  • Wrapping text around objects or flowing along a path

  • Placing photographs and other artwork into Illustrator
  • Choosing whether to link or embed image files
  • Creating borders around images
  • Using a path to mask an an area of an image
  • Modifying image colours and appearance
  • Using ‘live trace’ to create vector art from photographs

  • Creating layers – setting layer properties
  • Viewing, hiding and locking layers

  • Page setup
  • Viewing the document and working in artwork or preview modes
  • Navigating around your document
  • Grids, guides, and other features to help you accurately position objects
  • Adding and using guidelines – locking and unlocking, positioning accurately
  • Getting information about the document and contents
  • Exporting artwork for Photoshop or for a DTP program
  • Tools & Panels
  • Using the Info Panel & the Transform Panel to maintain accuracy
  • Moving, aligning, & grouping objects
  • Transforming and warping objects
  • Using envelope distortions
  • Using filters – Vector and bitmap filters
  • Using effects and utilising the appearance Panel
  • Creating symbols and altering how they are applied and their appearance
  • Creating 3D objects in Illustrator
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Indesign

  • Workspace basics
  • Customize menus and keyboard
  • Viewing the workspace
  • Setting Preferences

  • Creating documents
  • Pages and spreads
  • Master pages
  • Layers

  • Layers
  • Laying out frames and pages ,Text Variable

  • Drawing Tools
  • Explain Move and Selection tool
  • Convert to Curve
  • Add Anchor Point
  • Curve, Smooth
  • Star Tool
  • Free Transform

  • Drawing Tools
  • Ellipse Tool
  • Rectangle Tool
  • Polygon Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Fill Tool and Stroke
  • Explain Fill and Outline
  • None Fill
  • Color
  • None Stroke

  • Stroke
  • Stroke Depth
  • Apply Stylize

  • Creating text and text frames
  • Adding text to frames
  • Threading text
  • Editing text

  • Paragraph and character styles
  • Drop caps and nested styles
  • Object styles
  • Combining text and objects

  • Wrapping text around objects
  • Creating type on a path

  • Path Finder
  • Explain Pathfinder Option
  • Weld
  • Trim
  • Front Minus Back
  • Back Minus Front
  • Intersect

  • Formatting text
  • Using fonts
  • Leading
  • Kerning and tracking
  • Formatting characters
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Typography
  • Aligning text
  • Tabs and indents
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Text composition

  • Creating tables
  • Selecting and editing tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Table strokes and fills
  • Table and cell styles

  • Creating book files
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Creating an index
  • Working with markers

  • Understanding graphics formats
  • Importing files from other applications
  • Placing graphics
  • Managing graphics links
  • Reusing graphics and text

  • Exporting to Adobe PDF
  • Adobe PDF options
  • Preparing PDFs for service providers
  • After completion of the course one can –

Design and produce brochures, booklets, logos, flyers, posters, advertising, banners, signage, Ads, invitations and more.

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Duration 25 Hours
Level Master
Instution Svarna Training Institute
Branch India
Price 1,200.00$

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