Course Outline





Graphic Design Syllabus


Section:1 Graphic Design theory

Section:2 Considering a career in Graphic Design

Section:3 Becoming a Graphic Designer

Section:4 Graphic Design & beyond



Graphic Design theory


  1. Line visual element.

  2. Color visual element.

  3. Shape visual element.

  4. Texture visual element.

  5. Space visual element.

  6. Shape visual element.

  7. Form visual element.

  8. Typography visual element.

  9. Contrast design principle.

  10. Hierarchy design principle.

  11. Alignment design principle.

  12. Balance design principle.

  13. Proximity design principle.

  14. Repetition design principle.

  15. Simplicity design principle.

  16. Function design principle.



Considering a career in Graphic Design


  1. Why do Graphic Design?/ Pro’s & Con’s

  2. Should I do Graphic Design?

  3. Practical skills to be a Graphic Designer.

  4. Psychological skills to be a Graphic Designer?

  5. Talent to be a Graphic Designer?

  6. ‘Learn & Research’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  7. ‘Collect’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  8. ‘Be inspired’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  9. ‘Practice’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  10. ‘Seek Education’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  11. Books to read as a Graphic Designer?

  12. Education to be a Graphic Designer.

  13. Do I need to go to University or Art College to be a Graphic Designer?

  14. Qualifications to be a Graphic Designer.



Becoming a Graphic Designer


  1. Equipment to be a Graphic Designer?

  2. What programs do I need to be a Graphic Designer?

  3. The Graphic Design portfolio.

  4. Print or digital Graphic Design portfolio.

  5. The Graphic Design CV.

  6. Career change to be a Graphic Designer?

  7. ‘Apply your skills’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer.

  8. How to find a job as a Graphic Designer?

  9. Interview preparation to be a Graphic Designer.

  10. Questions you’re asked at a Graphic Design Interview.

  11. Interview tips to be a Graphic Designer.


Graphic Design and beyond


  1. What’s the industry like for a Graphic Designer?

  2. Further your Graphic Design career.

  3. Education to further your Graphic Design career.




Beginners guide to Photoshop


Section-1: Introduction 

Section-2: Essential practice

Section-3: Create a project


Introduction 


  • Interface Introduction.

  • Panels & Workspaces.

  • Raster Image principles.

  • Image size, Dimension, & Resolution.

  • Layers.

  • Common file types.

  • Colour.


Essential practice


  • Making selections.

  • Copy & paste.

  • Transform tools.

  • Using brushes.

  • Eraser tool & Layer masking.

  • Shape tool.

  • Type principals.

  • Layer styles.

  • Paths & the Pen tool.

  • Smart objects.

  • Colour adjustments.

  • Adjustment layers.

  • Filters.

  • Blending modes.

  • Saving.


Create a project


  • Setting up a document.

  • 3D paper type effect.

  • Rainbow & clouds illustration.

  • Manage complexity and working smart.

  • Decorating an origami paper bird.

  • Create an origami bird logo.

  • Adding type to the design.

  • Save for print in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Adapt a print design for a web banner.

  • Save for web in Adobe Photoshop.



Beginners guide to Illustrator


  • What are we going to create on this course?


  • A vector illustration 

  •  Poster 

  • T-shirt design


Section-1: Introduction

Section-2: Essential Practice

Section-3: Create A Project



Introduction


  • Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.

  • Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Artboards in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Vector basics / Selection & Direct selection tool.

  • Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator.

  • Using Colour / Swatches / Pantone’s / Gradients & more.

  • 10 Handy Tips / Things to know for beginners.


Essential Practice


  • Creating shape vectors.

  • Grouped vectors & Compounding vector shapes.

  • Drawing with the Pen tool / Brush tool / Pencil tool & more.

  • The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool.

  • Type tools in Adobe Illustrator.




Creating A Project


Career Prospectus:

Anyone, whose age 16-35 years old can take this course.
Class Start: June 2, 2020 Class End: August 1, 2020