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Graphics Design Course

This Graphic Design Course in Lagos, Nigeria we will teach you how to use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw as used in the creative design industry. You will also learn the use and application of graphic elements and principles of design in this course, getting inspiration for your designs, common errors and issues faced as a designer and tips that can assist you as you progress in this career.

Softwares: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

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See below the best and most thorough graphics course outline in Nigeria :

COURSE OUTLINE FOR PHOTOSHOP 2022

WEEK ONE (1)INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP

  • Getting Started/Welcome

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Touring the interface

  • Opening files into Photoshop

  • Arranging the panels

  • Switching and saving workspaces

  • Panning, zooming, and the Rotate View tool

  • Understanding Layers

  • Background layers

  • Creating layers

  • Rearrange & editing layers

  • Opacity & Layer Blending Modes

  • Applying Layer Styles

  • Flattening Layers

  • Duplicating & Aligning Layers

  • Layer Groups

  • How to resize an image

  • Using Undo and the History Panel

  • Using Crop tools

  • Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool

  • Cropping to the perfect size

  • Making the canvas bigger using the Crop tool

  • Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command

  • Using the Perspective Crop tool

  • WORKING WITH SELECTIONS

  • About selecting & selection tools

  • Rectangular & Oval selections

  • Lasso tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool

  • Magic Wand

  • Quick Selection Tool

  • Feathering – softening selection edges

  • Project: Cutting out simple and complex objects from a background

 WEEK TWO (2)CAMERA RAW TRANSFORMATIONS

  • What is Adobe Camera Raw

  • Touring the Camera Raw user interface

  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop

  • Comparing raw and JPEG files

  • An overview of Camera Raw adjustment tools – Basic panel

  • Using actions to edit images

TYPOGRAPHY

  • Character & Paragraph settings

  • Justification & Hyphenation

  • Tracking, Kerning & Leading

  • Warping Type

  • Type on a Path

  • Vertical Type

  • Scaling, skewing, and rotating layers with Free Transform

  • Transforming layers nondestructively using Smart Objects

VECTOR DRAWING: PATHS, SHAPE

  • Pen Tool

  • Using Paths

  • Filling & Stroking paths, selections

  • Shape Layer

WEEK THREE (3)LAYER MASKS, ADJUSTMENT LAYER, FILLS AND HEALING TOOLS

  • Blending two images together using Layer Masks

  • Painting in Layer Masks to blend images

  • Converting a selection into a layer mask

  • Touching up a Layer Mask with the Brush tool

  • Replacing colours

  • Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash

  • Introducing adjustment layers

  • Removing blemishes with the Healing Brush and Patch tools

  • Smoothing skin and pores with a quick technique

 WEEK FOUR (4-8)BRUSHES, CLIPPING, ALIGNMENT, PROJECTS AND GENERAL QUESTION AND REVISION

  • Brush basics

  • Clipping masking an image

  • Clipping an image inside type

  • Projects

  • How to design a flyer, ID card, Complimentary Card etc.

  • How to create a Logo

  • Working with mockups

  • Visual and Brand Identity

  • Designing Flyers for social media platforms

  • How to create a shattered image

  • Image composition and effect

  • Image editing and enhancement

  • Digital Photo Correction

  • User Interface construction

  • How to create a dispersion effect

  • How to create a disjointed text

  • How to create a brightness photo effect

  • Exploring Photoshop 3D

  • Using external brushes and action

  • How to create a glitch effect

  • Color channel imagery

  • How to create a slice text effect

  • Font design illustration

  • Using Iconification for a design

  • Text design integration with images

  • General Questions and Revision

WEEK FOUR (9-12)

    • Project and Portfolio

 

COURSE OUTLINE FOR ILLUSTRATORWEEK ONE (1)GETTING STARTED WITH THE ILLUSTRATOR

  • Getting Started/Welcome

  • Touring the interface

  • Navigating a single document

  • Working with Illustrator’s panels

  • Building and saving your own workspace

  • Creating and using custom views

  • What are Illustrator Artboards

  • Creating multi-artboard documents

  • Using Undo and the History Panel

  • Exploring the Artboards panel

  • Changing the size and shape of Artboards

  • Layers in Illustrator Files

  • Creating and editing Layers

  • Targeting objects inside the layers panel

  • Hiding, locking, and deleting layers

WEEK TWO (2)DRAWING BASIC SHAPES, TRANSFORMING OBJECTS, WORKING WITH FILLS AND STROKES

  • Using the Selection and Direct Selection Tools

  • Drawing basic shapes

  • Drawing with the line tools

  • The Pencil Tool and Brush Tool

  • Modifying existing shapes and paths

  • Grouping and Ungrouping objects

  • Using Isolation Mode to edit grouped artwork

  • Transforming Objects

  • Repeating transformations

  • Using Transform Each

  • Creating and using gradient fills

  • The Gradient Annotator

  • Adding strokes to your objects

  • Adding endpoints and dashed lines to your strokes

  • PROJECT1 (Logo creation)

WEEK  (3-4)

WORKING WITH COLOR, APPEARANCE PANEL,THE PEN TOOL, TYPE TOOL

  • Understanding CMYK vs. RGB color

  • Working with color groups

  • What are Appearances

  • Exploring the Appearance panel

  • Applying multiple fills and strokes

  • Working with effects

  • Mastering the Pen tool

  • Challenge Using the Pen tool

  • Solution Using the Pen tool

  • Creating point and area type objects

  • Exploring the type panels

  • Setting type onto a path

  • The Touch-Type tool

  • Converting text into paths

  • PROJECT 2(Flyer design)

WEEK TWO (5-8)

USING RASTER GRAPHICS, PRINTING AND EXPORTING ARTWORK, PROJECTS AND GENERAL QUESTIONS AND REVISION

  • Placing linked images into Illustrator

  • Working with the Links panel

  • Embedding images into your Illustrator documents

  • Using clipping masks

  • Using the image trace panel

  • Printing your artwork

  • Packaging files for print production

  • Legacy Save for Web

  • Using the Asset Export panel

  • Exporting image files

  • PROJECT 3 (Flyer creation)

  • Project 4 (Flyer Creation)

  • Designing for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Web and Mobile

  • Projects, General Questions and Revision

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