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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.
Key Tools Part 1
Key Tools Part 2
Pen Shape Tools
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
Logo Extended Exercise
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
Web Layout Alignment & Justification
Using Groups & Naming Conventions
Designing More Website Icons
Creating the Base Layout
Creating the Menu/ Hover Links
Adding the Main Content Section
Adding the Footer Content Section
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
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.
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Mairead O'Neill asked:
Is it just one payment or is it subscription payments?
One paymentThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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 portfolioThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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