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Are you someone who considers themselves to have creative flair? Become a Graphic Designer with our Graphic Design Course so that you can channel your passion and enthusiasm for design into a flourishing graphic design career where the sky is the limit.
Graphic design is the process of visual communication through various mediums. A Graphic Designer therefore is someone who uses their creative abilities to translate client needs into the visual brand. Graphic design is a field which is in high demand as more and more businesses move their focus to communication through online platforms and more people consume various forms of online media in different ways on a daily basis. Therefore Graphic Designers are needed to improve and develop platforms or designs so that clients can communicate with their consumers in the most effective manner.
In order to become a Graphic Designer it's important to have certifications that will enable you to excel in your career. This Graphic Design Course will enable you to learn some of the skills that are required of Graphic Designers and how to implement them in order for you to become the designer you know you have the potential to be.
This Graphic Design Course will teach students the fundamental skills and knowledge that is needed to start a career in graphic design. This includes becoming comfortable with the tools that are used in the design process, doing web research, spacing and fonts, analysis of the design layout and saving the work that you have done.
If you think you got what it takes to become a Graphic Designer, then keep reading to find out about our online, self-paced certificate that's sure to give you the boost you need to reach your goals.
Graphic Designer roles start at a junior level with salaries from £19,000 pa, up to senior level Graphic Designers who command salaries in excess of £40,000 pa
What you will learn:
- Importing Images
- Key tools
- Marquee tools
- Knowing your client
- Exporting from Photoshop
- Creating Forms
Why study a Graphic Design course online?
Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.
Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online makes it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.
Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.
Curriculum for the Graphic Design course:
Chapter 1: Web Research
Chapter 2: Import Images
Chapter 3: Lay Out
Chapter 4: Key Tools Part 1
Chapter 5: Key Tools Part 2
Chapter 6: Marquee Tools
Chapter 7: Pen Shape Tools
Chapter 1: Spacing Alignment Colour
Chapter 2: The Importance of Shape
Chapter 3: Finding a Style which Suits You
Chapter 4: Importing your logo
Chapter 5: Using Shapes and Paths to Ink Logo
Chapter 6: Logo Spacing & Fonts
Chapter 7: Refining Logo with FX
Chapter 8: Knowing your Client
Chapter 9: Building Shapes
Chapter 10: Fine Tweaking
Chapter 11: Creating Iterations
Chapter 12: Logo Extended Exercise
Chapter 1: Poster Research
Chapter 2: Analysing the Layout
Chapter 3: Using Vectors or Smart Objects
Chapter 4: Exploring Custom Shapes
Chapter 5: Finding Other Custom Shapes
Chapter 6: Making a Speech Bubble
Chapter 7: Making An Icon
Chapter 8: Making Unique Shapes
Chapter 9: Creating the Borders & Background
Chapter 10: Creating the Pet Using Paths
Chapter 11: Adding the Circle Shadow
Chapter 12: Adding the Font & Final FX
Chapter 13: Exporting from Photoshop
Chapter 14: Poster Extended Exercise
Chapter 2: Web Layout Alignment & Justification
Chapter 3: Using Groups & Naming Conventions
Chapter 4: Web Research
Chapter 5: Designing More Website Icons
Chapter 6: Creating Forms
Chapter 7: Creating the Base Layout
Chapter 8: Creating the Menu/ Hover Links
Chapter 9: Adding the Main Content Section
Chapter 10: Adding the Footer Content Section
Chapter 11: Extended Exercise
Chapter 1: Create your personal branding
Chapter 2: Saving out your Finished work
Chapter 3: Creating an account with Image Shack
Chapter 4: Examining Links for Blog Posting
Chapter 5: Create an Account on Blogger
Chapter 6: Bringing in your personalised Banner
Chapter 7: Creating your First Blog Post
Chapter 8: Online Portfolio Extended Exercise
Chapter 1: 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?
Anyone that has an interest in learning more about the graphic design process.
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
- Web Developer
- Graphic Artist
- Junior Web Designer
- Social Media Marketer
- Online Marketer
Questions and answers
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What software are you using on this course?
Photoshop is used but you can use any similar open source if on a budgetThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
at the end of the course do you recieve a certificate? s the qualification a recognised qualification?
You will receive a course completion certificate. There are so many different things you need to master in graphic design. However, you can sit exams in Adobe or the CIW but skills tend to be more important than certifications in graphic design as it is a creative subject. For example, just because you know how to use a paint brush it does not mean you are a good artist. It is more important that you build a portfolio website to demonstrate your skills.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Should I take a basic Photoshop course before this course? Many thanks, Peter
Hi, Peter Any knowledge of Photoshop would be an added bonus, but it is not a requirement to take this course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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