Learn layout applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Then develop a comprehensive understanding of graphic design theories and processes, enabling you to create great-looking modern layouts, and expand your own portfolio. Master the Adobe Applications: Edit & retouch photographs in Photoshop, produce vector images in Illustrator, and design documents in InDesign Learn Design Fundamentals: Learn about composition, typography, color, design concept, and much more Create a Portfolio: Develop projects including social networking graphics, logos, and cover artwork to showcase clients or employers This 72-hour certificate program is available to beginners and accepted by the New York State Department of Education. What You'll Learn Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos & create images Adobe InDesign to produce page layouts with text & graphics Adobe Illustrator to create vector images like logos, icons, and much more Understand graphic layout concepts & processes Learn more about the elements of design Produce & expand your graphic design portfolio Learn how to talk about your job and how to incorporate and evaluate critiques Broaden your understanding of graphic design concepts and processes, both conceptual and formal Boost your skills as a graphic designer Understand using Hands-on Projects Learn practical skills by working on actual projects with instructor guidance and lectures to strengthen and boost your skill. Courses in the Certificate Program This is the recommended order, however some courses be taken in another order. View the FAQ for more details. Unit 118 Hours Produce designs with text, colour, & images. Create multi-page documents.
Get your files for final output: printing or PDF Unit 218 Hours Learn to retouch photos, create graphics, and more. Enhance your images by adjusting contrast, color, and much more. Discover how to prepare images for use on the web or in print. Unit 318 Hours Create different kinds of images: logos, icons, designs, packaging, typography, and much more. Learn the Pen tool together with our drawing templates. They'll help you through the process of producing electronic drawings. Create vector graphics for print and web. Unit 418 Hours Broaden your comprehension of graphic design concepts and processes, both conceptual and formal. Understand the elements of design and Improve Your ability as a designer.