Graphic Design with Photoshop

Graphic Design with Photoshop

You’ll not only learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design, but you’ll also discover strategies for creating graphics that convey desired messages, styles, and tones.

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Graphic Designing and Photoshop

Graphic designing is one of the most profitable and rewarding professional careers due to high–demand from businesses looking to hire individuals that will boost their marketing efforts through effective, creative and clear visual communication.

Behind every successful marketing campaign is a witty design, laid–out creatively and presented to audiences in a way that it is not only eye–catching, but also improves different aspects of marketing like customer retention, increase in sales, leads and a lot more.

If you’re interested in getting the right set of skills and learn the fundamentals, then you are in the right place.

How To Become A Certified Graphic Designer

To earn a certificate in graphic design, an individual must first complete certain eligibility criteria.

A typical candidate would have a minimum of 2 years’ experience using Adobe Photoshop in a digital imaging/design environment. You may be responsible for digital asset management, production, and execution of projects in the fields of (but not limited to): photographic art, advertising design, photojournalism, news and media production, new media (Internet, Social, Mobile), and video.

Candidates should also be familiar with Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge.

This nationally recognized graphic design program will teach individuals the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop, the gold standard for image creation and editing. It will teach graphic design basics and help build skills step–by–step while mastering the terms and processes used by professional graphic artists. Students will not only learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design, but they’ll also discover strategies for creating graphics that convey desired messages, styles, and tones.

Students will get to practice with real-world examples, challenges, and thought-provoking assignments, and learn how to determine a client’s needs. Students will also understand design marketing materials and assemble their designs in an online portfolio to enter the industry.

This graphic design program will help you create images that stand apart from the competition, in addition to positioning you for a rewarding career in graphic design.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Grasp most commonly used graphic design concepts and terminology
  • Use any tool in the Photoshop workspace
  • Understand how the history of design has influenced popular design today
  • Show potential employers an impressive electronic portfolio

Program Outline:

Understanding the Client

  • Assessing client needs
  • What is the client trying to promote?
  • Who is the target audience?

Designing the Logo

  • Creating effective logo designs
  • Submitting proofs
  • Collaborating with the client
  • Making a final selection

Design, Layout, and Color Fundamentals

  • Defining the style and tone of the project
  • Understanding effective layouts
  • Choosing the right colors

Working with Type

  • Understanding the role of type in graphic design
  • Identifying font characters
  • Choosing the right fonts for headings and body text
  • Working with blocks of text

Photo Editing

  • Opening a photo in Photoshop
  • Resizing the image
  • Cropping images
  • Using image retouching tools
  • Auto tone, color, and contrast
  • Creating a composite image

Designing a Brochure

  • Laying out your brochure’s six
  • Panels
  • Choosing colors and fonts
  • Selecting images
  • Building effective headline and body text
  • Fine-tuning your layout for visual impact and usefulness

Creating Print Advertising

  • Designing an ad for print
  • Effective use of space
  • Conveying information
  • Creating a compelling image

Designing for the Web

  • Understanding the web design process
  • Creating web content
  • Designing an effective web page
  • Optimizing images for the web
  • Building a searchable page
  • Designing for social media

Email Advertising

  • Creating email advertising
  • Creating an effective email blast
  • Designing a readable email
  • Working with automated email services

Brining it all Together

  • Creating a complete marketing package
  • Production methods
  • Creating camera-ready art for print
  • Website options

Program Course List

Graphic Design with Photoshop: 200 Hours
The need for cutting edge, professionally-designed interactive media keeps growing, and that means qualified graphic designers are in high demand. In this nationally-recognized program, you’ll prepare for a dream job in the graphic design field by mastering Photoshop, the world’s most popular application for creating and editing graphic images.

You’ll begin with basic graphic design techniques and build your skills from the bottom-up, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists rely on. You’ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover innovative strategies. This knowledge of graphic design will help you select graphics that convey the desired message, style, and tone for a variety of clients. Additionally, you’ll discover how to correctly package a project for printing and production.

Introduction to Leadership: 5 Hours
This course examines how to be a successful (that is, effective) leader. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course asks the crucial questions about leadership in today’s organizations: What is leadership and why is it important? What does effective leadership require? What is visionary leadership? What is the role of charisma? What is the difference between managing, administering, and leading?

Leaders and Work-Life Balance: 5 Hours
This course addresses the question of work-life balance, one which is of great importance to leaders in all settings. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course looks at methods and techniques to reconcile work and family. You will also consider the question of personal fulfillment and the needs and demands of leadership.

Leading and Managing Change: 5 Hours
Whether adopting new technology or adapting to a drastic shift in an organization’s core focus, managers play a fundamental role in effecting changes. Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course addresses the key issues managers face in a dynamic environment. By understanding the steps in effecting change and how to overcome resistance, a manager can successfully lead change at various levels of an organization.

Leading Teams: 5 Hours
This course addresses the key issues surrounding leadership in a team. Why is it important? What does it require for a team leader to lead his team effectively? Based on D. Quinn Mills’ book, Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live, a text used at Harvard Business School, this course considers how team leaders must account for the special and unique circumstances of working in a team, where responsibility, accountability, communication, and leadership are shared.

Business Essentials: 30 Hours
This course teaches students the basic necessities of business, to help them develop core competencies they can use in the business world. The course provides a broad introduction to business, covering business principles, structure, and functions of management. The course examines the purposes and activities of organizations of various types, sizes and structures, and explores the interrelationships among functional departments. Students will also learn about different forms of ownership, management functions, styles, and processes. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their business knowledge and skills through review questions and practical exercises. Course manual provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Management Fundamentals: 25 Hours
Management Fundamentals is an introductory management course that provides students with the essential tools required of today’s effective supervisors or junior managers. The course combines theoretical, how-to information, with practical applications. Students are required to draw on their own experiences, to research information, and to apply their knowledge to typical junior management situations. The course provides students with a balance of soft and hard skills. The soft skills students will develop and apply to realistic case studies include communication, problem-solving, decision-making, negotiating, planning and organizing, time management, facilitating, and coordinating. The hard skills include setting goals and objectives; preparing forecasts and budgets; using planning and organizing tools; maintaining records; drafting training and development plans, procedural checklists, and reward initiatives; and developing strategies. Course aims to assist students in learning how to handle the basic responsibilities of a managerial position.

Marketing and Sales: 30 Hours
Course introduces students to the theory and application of modern marketing concepts, principles, and techniques, and examines the importance of marketing in society as well as within a company. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their skill set.

Business Financial Management: 40 Hours
The Business Financial Management course teaches students about the fundamentals of business financial management, and helps them to develop core competencies to understand and analyze financial information presented in typical business scenarios.

Business in the Electronic Age: 30 Hours
The Business in the Electronic Age course introduces students to the effects the Internet and other modern technological innovations have had on the global business landscape, specifically the components of ebusiness: business to business commerce, business to consumer commerce, and internal business processes. It focuses on how technology has altered the way businesses operate, with respect to communications, distribution, sales and marketing, procurement, and the management of information. In addition, students examine how organizations use the Internet and software systems to remain productive and competitive in their existing marketplaces, thereby driving technological innovation.

Business Presentation Skills: 25 Hours
The Business Presentations course is designed to introduce students to tools and techniques used to create and deliver effective presentations to many types of audiences, including managers, colleagues and existing and prospective clients. Students are given the opportunity to explore and practice these techniques throughout the course. Students gain insight into producing effective presentations at each stage of the presentation development process, i.e., planning, creating, strengthening, and delivery. Students are given the opportunity to practice, apply, and develop presentation skills through the completion of hands-on tasks and exercises found throughout each lesson.

Business Correspondence Level 1: 25 Hours
This course places emphasis on the acquisition of skills and style mechanics needed to produce personal and office correspondence. The parts of a business letter are examined in detail, as are the guidelines for organizing and writing a letter.

Human Resource Management: 30 Hours
The Human Resource Management course introduces students to the key concepts and processes of effective human resource management, and exposes them to this dynamic and diverse field. This course provides a foundation in theory and practice of techniques and activities that organizations utilize in acquiring, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce. Topics include human resources planning, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, and employee safety, security, and health. Current events, relevant legislation, and future trends are also explored. Learning objectives for each lesson are accomplished through a combination of theory and conceptual application within exercises. Students are given ample opportunity to practice, apply, and develop their human resource skills through review questions and practical exercises. Multimedia content is incorporated in this course to introduce.

Office Procedures Level 1: 30 Hours
This course teaches introductory office procedures and practices to the novice office worker. It consists of six Lessons and a Final Exam. Each Lesson is divided into Sections with related Tasks. There are questions at the end of each Lesson designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Lesson.

Office Procedures Level 2: 30 Hours
This course covers a variety of topics as it simulates an office environment and challenges students with tasks that they would typically perform. This course consists of six Lessons and a Final Exam. Each Lesson is divided into Sections with related Tasks. There are questions at the end of each Lesson designed to reinforce the concepts the student has learned in the Lesson.

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COURSE MATERIAL

The software for this program, Adobe Photoshop CS6, will be provided with your tuition upon your enrollment
Students will be provided the required textbooks for this program:

  • Exploring Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Graphic Design Basics

REGISTRATION CRITERIA

Students should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • English Proficiency

Students need to possess proficiency in reading and writing the English Language, as all of our programs are administered in English. This enables students to communicate effectively through written assignments at the end of each Module.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Software

  • This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC
  • It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista for PC users
  • Internet Explorer is not compatible with this program. You’ll need to use a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
  • There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, and Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions).
  • We highly recommend that you use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari in place of other web browsers.
    • Cookies must be enabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
  • Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • The latest Windows Media Player (free download available)
  • The latest Quick Time Player (free download available)
  • The latest Real Player (free download available)
  • The latest Shockwave Player (free download available)
  • The latest Java (free download available)

Hardware

  • For Windows 7, 8, or 8.1: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
  • Sound card
  • Headphones or Speakers

Renae Evaro

Renae has extensive experience in the business world, including time spent in the Health Care, Finance, Regulatory and Compliance, and the Restaurant industries. Renae has a B.B.A in Finance and plans to return to school to obtain her masters. Renae has held various positions throughout her career, from an In-House Trainer for a Home Health company to a Compliance Analyst.

Renae is committed to helping others be successful and is excited to help students with their careers.

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