Graphic Design (Introduction)

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Overview

Kick-start your career in Graphic Design, from home! 

This online course uncovers the creative and professional aspects required in order to succeed as a Graphic Designer.

  • Learn which interpersonal skills are needed to succeed

  • Understand the different career prospects and outcomes within this industry

  • Discover the essential skills, tools and applications involved 

  • Learn from the comfort of your own home 

Course Content

LESSON 1: SHOULD I BE A DESIGNER?


What do I need to become a Designer? 
What is it like to be a Designer? 
How much can I earn as a Designer?
Costs of being a Designer 
Freelancing vs Full time job
Where should I work? 
Lifelong learning


LESSON 2: WORKSPACE


Chair
Desk
Bookshelf
Pinboard
Desktop


LESSON 3: TOOLS


Computer and screen
Storage and backup
Wacom tablet or Pen display
Camera
Mobile phone and tablet


LESSON 4: APPLICATIONS


Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat
Lightroom
Bridge

LESSON 5: ESSENTIAL SKILLS


Introduction
Composition & Layout
Digital Image Theory
File Management
Layers
Colors
Selections
Masking
Pen Tool
Adjustments
Image Editing & Filters
Brush Tool
Typography
Images in InDesign
Tracing Images
Camera RAW


LESSON 6: SPECIALISATION


Introduction
Print design
Web, Tablet & Mobile design
Photo Retouch
Digital Art


LESSON 7: GETTING RECOGNISED


Introduction
Getting inspired
Keep track of your tasks
Crowdsourcing and contests
Sharing your work
Screencasting and Blogging
Portfolio
Internships
Certifications
Creative CV
Applying for jobs and attending Interviews


LESSON 8: WHAT’S NEXT


Conclusion

Other Information

Assessment

Study Method

This blended learning solution offers a highly engaging video tutorial guide. This course is developed to be studied through distance learning, so you can study at your own pace and in your own time - no schedules or deadlines, it is completely up to you. 

Course Duration

With this flexible home learning course you can fast-forward, rewind or repeat all the online classes, so you can go at your own pace with no strict deadlines. Two weeks or twelve months, it's completely up to you. 

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Learning 247 Certification of Completion. 

Graphic Design (Introduction)

Course No:

564