Become a Graphic Designer

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Offer ends 31 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 Month
No formal qualification

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Graphic Design is one of the most rewarding careers today. Not many careers today allow for the freedom to be creative with the security of a 9-5 job. Being a Graphic Designer means you have a skill set that can generate a considerable income.


Graphic Designers are the visual communicators of the business world. They bring ideas and concepts to life with their creative minds and skills. One of the most appealing aspects to this career is that Graphic Designers are often free-lancers and have their own business. They often have the freedom to work from home, working their own set hours and are their own bosses.

What you will learn

You will learn key graphic design tools and skills, such as exporting from Photoshop and how to create forms.

Why study online?

As Graphic Design is a medium which is computer-based, it makes even more sense to study from home. Not only will you save money, but you can study from home from your personal computer or even tablet.



Design Introduction

Module 1

Web Research

Import Images

Lay Out

Key Tools Part 1

Key Tools Part 2

Marquee Tools

Pen Shape Tools


Module 2

Spacing Alignment Colour

The Importance of Shape

Finding a Style which Suits You

Importing your logo

Using Shapes and Paths to Ink Logo

Logo Spacing & Fonts

Refining Logo with FX

Knowing your Client

Building Shapes

Fine Tweaking

Creating Iterations

Logo Extended Exercise


Module 3

Poster Research

Analysing the Layout

Using Vectors or Smart Objects

Exploring Custom Shapes

Finding Other Custom Shapes

Making a Speech Bubble

Making An Icon

Making Unique Shapes

Creating the Borders & Background

Creating the Pet Using Paths

Adding the Circle Shadow

Adding the Font & Final FX

Exporting from Photoshop

Poster Extended Exercise


Module 4

Web Research

Web Layout Alignment & Justification

Using Groups & Naming Conventions

Web Research

Designing More Website Icons

Creating Forms

Creating the Base Layout

Creating the Menu/ Hover Links

Adding the Main Content Section

Adding the Footer Content Section

Extended Exercise


Module 5

Create your personal branding

Saving out your Finished work

Creating an account with Image Shack

Examining Links for Blog Posting

Create an Account on Blogger

Bringing in your personalised Banner

Creating your First Blog Post

Online Portfolio Extended Exercise


Module 6

Extended Exercise

Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who wish to learn how to become a Graphic Designer. If you think you’re something of a creative and would like to learn how to utilise this skill for financial gain, then an online course is the perfect start.


There are no requirements for this course.

Career path

Graphic Designer
Web Designer
Web Developer
Graphic Artist

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Mairead O'Neill asked:

Is it just one payment or is it subscription payments?


One payment

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Vasiliki asked:

Hello there, During the course, are we going to create a personal portfolio? cheers, V


The aim of the course is to teach the skills. It is up to you to create a portfolio

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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