Diploma in Graphic Design

Graphic Design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. It is the art of communication, stylizing, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The graphic design process is a problem solving process, one that requires substantial creativity, innovation and technical expertise.

Common uses of graphic design include identity (logos and branding), publications (magazines, newspapers and books), print advertisements, posters, billboards, website graphics and elements, signs and product packaging.

Duration:150 hours
Validity:3 months


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Role of a Graphic Designer

The main job responsibility of a Graphic Designer is the arrangement of visual elements in some type of media. A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. They develop creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the client’s objectives. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience. The main tools are image and typography.


Course Details

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to create stunning imagery. We focus our attentions on the features you need to create photo realistic artwork and designs. Show you how to make the most out of it by using such acclaimed features like layers, filters and blend modes. At the end of this course with the help of wide array of filters and effects, you can take the ordinary world and turn it into something quite extraordinary.

Learn Adobe Illustrator CC to create visually compelling and flexible artwork. This course demonstrates core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or building assets that will find their way into other applications. The course explains the elements that make up vector graphics (paths, strokes, and fills) while showing how to use each of the drawing tools, and demonstrates how to combine and clean up paths and organize them into groups and layers.

Learn CorelDRAW an intuitive graphics design application that is built to meet the demands of today’s graphics professionals. The course demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and also discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects. It also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.


Course Overview


Image Editing and Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop CC

Getting to Know the Work Area
As you work with Adobe Photoshop, you will discover that you can often accomplish the same task in several ways. To make the best use of the extensive editing capabilities in Photoshop, you must first learn to navigate the work area.
Basic Photo Corrections
Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing and retouching a vintage photograph.
Working with Selections
Learning how to select areas of an image is of primary importance you must first select what you want to affect. Once you have made a selection, only the area within the selection can be edited.
Layer Basics
Adobe Photoshop lets you isolate different parts of an image on layers. Each layer can then be edited as discrete artwork, allowing tremendous flexibility in composing and revising an image.
Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
Whether you have a collection of digital images amassed for clients or projects, or a personal collection that you want to refine, archive, and preserve for posterity, Photoshop has an array of tools for importing, editing, and archiving digital photographs.
Masks and Channels
Use masks to isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image. The cutout portion of a mask can be altered, but the area surrounding the cutout is protected from change. You can create a temporary mask to use once, or you can save masks for repeated use.
Typographic Design
Photoshop provides powerful, flexible text tools so you can add type to your images with great control and creativity.
Vector Drawing Techniques
Unlike bitmap images, vector images retain their crisp edges when you enlarge them to any size. Learn how to draw vector shapes and paths in your Photoshop images and add vector masks to control what is shown in an image.
Advanced Compositing
Filters can transform ordinary images into extraordinary digital artwork. Smart Filters let you edit those transformations. Photoshop includes many features to help you vary the look of your artwork. With actions, you can perform repetitive tasks quickly so you can spend more time working creatively.
Editing Video
You can edit video files in Photoshop using many of the same effects you use to edit image files. You can create a movie from video files, still images, Smart Objects, audio files, and type layers. You will also discover how to apply transitions and animate effects using keyframes.
Painting with the Mixer Brush
The Mixer Brush tool gives you flexibility, color-mixing abilities, and brush strokes as if you were painting on a physical canvas.
Working with 3D Images
Traditional 3D artists spend hours, days, and weeks creating photo-realistic images. The 3D capabilities in Photoshop let you create sophisticated, precise 3D images easily and you can change them easily, too.
Preparing Files for the Web
Web users expect to click linked graphics to jump to another site or page, and to activate built-in animations. You will learn to prepare a file for the web in Photoshop by adding slices to link to other pages or sites.
Producing and Printing Consistent Color
In this lesson you will learn to produce consistent color and define the color space in which to edit and display RGB images, and the color space in which to edit, display, and print CMYK images. This helps ensure a close match between onscreen and printed colors.


Vector drawings with Adobe Illustrator CC

Getting to Know the Work Area
To make the best use of the extensive drawing, painting and editing capabilities of Adobe Illustrator CC, it is important to learn how to navigate the workspace. The workspace consists of the Application bar, menu, Tools panel, Control panel, Document window and the default set of panels.
Selecting and Aligning
In this lesson, you will learn how to locate and select objects using the selection tools, protect other objects by grouping, hiding and locking them. You will also learn how to align objects to each other and the artboard.
Creating and Editing Shapes
You can create documents with multiple artboards and many kinds of objects by starting with a basic shape and then editing it to create new shapes. In this lesson, you will learn how to create a new document and then create and edit some basic shapes for an illustration.
Transforming Objects
You can modify objects in many ways as you create artwork by quickly and precisely controlling their size, shape and orientation. In this lesson, you will also explore creating and editing artboards, the various Transform commands and specialized tools while creating several pieces of artwork.
Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Although the Pencil tool is preferable for drawing and editing freeform lines, the Pen tool is excellent for drawing precisely including straight lines, Bezier curves and complex shapes. You will practice using the Pen tool and then use it to create an illustration of a dish of ice cream.
Color and Painting
Spice up your illustrations with colors by taking advantage of color controls in Adobe Illustrator CC. In this information packed lesson, you will discover how to create and paint fills and strokes, use the Color Guide panel for inspiration, work with color groups, recolor artwork, create patterns and much more.
Working with Type
Text as a design element plays a major role in your illustrations. Like other objects, type can be painted, scaled, rotated, and more. In this lesson, you will discover how to create basic text and interesting text effects.
Working with Layers
Layers let you organize your work into distinct levels that can be edited and viewed individually or together. Every Adobe Illustrator CC document has at least one layer. Creating multiple layers in your artwork lets you easily control how artwork is printed, displayed, selected and edited.
Working with Perspective Drawing
In Adobe Illustrator CC, you can easily draw or render artwork in perspective using the perspective grid. The perspective grid allows you to approximately represent a scene on a flat surface, as it is naturally perceived by the human eye.
Blending Colors and Shapes
Gradient fills are graduated blends of two or more colors. Using the Gradient tool or the Gradient panel, you can create or modify a gradient fill or a gradient stroke. With the Blend tool, you can blend the shapes and colors of objects together into a new, blended object or a series of intermediate shapes.
Working with Brushes
The variety of brush types in Adobe Illustrator CC lets you create a myriad of effects simply by painting or drawing using the Paintbrush tool or the drawing tools. You can work with the Blob Brush tool, choose from the Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, Bristle, or Scatter brushes or create new brushes based on your artwork.
Applying Effects
Effects change the look of an object. Effects are live, which means that you can apply an effect to an object and then modify or remove it at any time using the Appearance panel. Learn how to use effects, it is easy to apply drop shadows, turn two-dimensional artwork into three-dimensional shapes, and much more.
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Without changing the structure of an object, you can change its look using appearance attributes, including fills, strokes, effects, and more. You can save appearance attributes as graphic styles and apply them to another object. You can also edit an object that has a graphic style applied to it and then edit the graphic style an enormous time-saver!
Working with Symbols
The Symbols panel lets you apply multiple objects by painting them on the page. Symbols used in combination with the Symbolism tools offer options that make creating repetitive shapes, such as blades of grass, easy and fun.
Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
You can easily add an image created in an image editing program to an Adobe Illustrator file. This is an effective method for incorporating images into your vector artwork or for trying out Illustrator special effects on bitmap images.


Digital Artwork Creation with CorelDraw

CorelDRAW Interface
The difference between bitmap images (or raster images) and vector images, helping you understand the value of working in CorelDRAW. This lesson introduces you to the workspace of CorelDRAW. You will get a tour of the application window, toolbars, property bar and the page setup.
Selecting & Moving
The lesson focuses on selecting, viewing, moving and duplicating objects. You can also learn how to Reshaping objects by changing size, skewing, rotating and mirroring.
Watch and learn how to draw basic shapes, which you can modify by using special effects and reshaping tools.
Fills & Outlines
Take a look at how to use fills and various types of fills and formatting the outlines that surround objects.
Arranging Objects
This chapter is focused entirely on working with objects like aligning, distributing, combining, breaking apart and welding the objects.
Working with text in CorelDRAW is really interesting experience because you can edit the text in so many ways. Learn how to format text in different ways.
Interactive tools
In this lesson we will be looking at the various interactive tools available in CorelDRAW like blend, contour, distortion, envelope, extrusion and drop shadow tool. We will also learn how to apply transparency to an object.
Other tools in CorelDRAW
This lesson shows you the various effects and features in CorelDRAW like Perspective, bevel and create boundary. Learn how to work with symbols and bitmaps.

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150 hours


3 months



This course is interactive and not taught in real-time. So you can login at your convenience and do your classes and exercises. Our interactive interface offers useful features such as fast forward, rewind, pause and you can even redo a lesson before moving ahead. These features help you track your progress and learn just what you want. Included are project files to allow you to learn right along with the instructor using the exact same files that they use. Each individual lesson has been provided with an eBook and a quiz to test your knowledge of each lesson before you take your final test. In addition to this hands-on learning experience, our trainers will evaluate your course work, clarify questions and give relevant feedback to help you grow