AGD113: Adobe Graphic Design Professional

Graphic designers create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. As a graphic designer, you will find employment opportunities in a number of industries, including advertising, pub-lishing and specialized design services, as well as in the growing field of website design, particularly Internet adver-tising. If art, design and creativity are your passion then jump aboard and change your life.

Who Should Attend:

This course is recommended for students pursuing a career in professional graphics design and manipulation. Typical careers positions for the skills covered in this program include graphics design artist, multimedia content managers, newspaper layout specialist, logo designers, web designers and much more.

Course Prerequisites:

Introduction to Computer Applications, Basic Math, Basic English (Reading and Writing skills)

Certification Preparation:

This course prepares candidates to sit the ACA in Vis-ual Communication Using Photoshop, the ACA in Graphic Design & Illustra-tion using Illustrator and the ACA in Print & Digital Media in InDesign

Topics Covered

Graphic Design in Photoshop
• The Photoshop environment • Tool options and presets • Image selections • Layers and Transform controls • Basic image adjustments • Repairing and retouching images • Resizing images • Managing files with Adobe Bridge • Working with multiple layers • Working with colors • Vector shapes • Creative image effects • Camera raw and batch processing • Photographic techniques: • Color management • CMYK separations • Web images • Timeline animation • Working with video in Photoshop

Graphic Design in Illustrator
• Exploring & customizing the workspace • Drawing Basics • Transforming and Combining Objects • Working with Color • Working with Paths • Creating and Formatting Text • Painting with Fills and Strokes • Symbolism tools and sets • Creating Web Graphics • Creating and using brushes • Creating and using patterns • Transparency and blending modes • Creating and using meshes • Working with Images • Perspective drawing • Type Styles and Effects • Creating Special Effects • Printing

Graphic Design in InDesign
• The Adobe InDesign environment • Basic Documents • Object positioning • Modify and transform • Multi-page Documents • Text formatting, styles and flow • Working with Graphics and Colors • Preflight documents • Preparing documents for final output • Long Documents and Books • Sections, Tables of contents & Footnotes • Indexes and cross-references • Working with Color • Print Preparation • Electronic Distributions • Exporting Interactive Documents • Export & Import documents as XML files