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Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Graphic Design Training Course Summary

To make the rope, you need to curl three strings together. Then, they become stronger and more valuable than the individual strings on their own!  We all know how crucial Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign individually on their own merits. How about using them all three together and increase the value proposition combining related features between all the three? Creating in one, editing in another and finishing in the third. Experience the power of Synergy whether you design a logo, improve a photo or design a book with all.  All the menus and terminologies of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are on the same page.

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Course Objectives

One will learn to use colors, fonts, illustrations, and layout to visually represent a message or present a product. You will be able to design brochures, logos, various print media, and websites, along with many other things. Graphic designers find their jobs in a variety of industries and in different portfolios and levels. One can be self-employed or for an in-house staff for a business to work for internal external clients.

Most work in an office environment in front of a computer, though some work primarily by hand at a drafting table. Because graphic design often is deadline-driven, designers frequently work long hours. Most graphic designers specialize in one or two areas, such as print, web design, poster design, or corporate identity. Graphic designers are not always. As most graphic design tasks are created using   Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign this course will truly shape you as a professional designer.


Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Introduction              

  • Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images
  • Photoshop Interface
  • None Destructive Workflow
  • Control Bar
  • Photoshop Panels
  • Photoshop Techniques

Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Clone Tool (remove or replace part/s of an image
  • Healing Brush (fix damages to part or whole of image)
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Content Aware Fill

Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Grids / Guides / Rulers
  • Print v Pixel
  • Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing
  • Rotation
  • Transformation Tools
  • Working with Crop Tool

Photoshop Layers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
  • Merging & Flattening Layers
  • Layer Palette
  • Fill Layers
  • Adjustment Layers

Photoshop Practicalities              

  • Working with Multiple Images
  • Understand different Image Modes
  • Photoshop Keystrokes
  • Working with Views
  • Window >Arrange
  • Window >Workspace
  • Image Formats

Photoshop Colour

  • Working with Colour
  • Colour Modes
  • Colour Harmony
  • Colour Replacement Brush
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Colour Balance
  • Black and White Mode

Photoshop Filters           

  • Filter Gallery
  • Liquify
  • Oil Paint
  • Vanishing Point

Photoshop Brushes

  • Working with Brushes
  • Creating Brushes
  • Brush Tool & Mixer Brush
  • Brush Presets

Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques    

  • Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
  • Feathering Selections
  • Expanding / Reducing Selections
  • Modifying / Transforming Selections
  • Quick Masks
  • Save / Load a Selection
  • Photoshop Automation

Photoshop Automation

  • Contact Sheets
  • Batch Processing
  • Photoshop Merge & Panoramics
  • Blending Panoramas
  • Editing Panoramas
  • Automation Options

Photoshop Masking       

  • Quick Masks
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Creating Accurate Masks
  • Adding to & Removing from a Mask

Photoshop Round tripping

  • Placing Photoshop files in DTP software
  • Editing Photoshop Files
  • Save / Load a Selection

Photoshop Type              

  • Creating Type
  • Editing Type
  • Type Masks
  • Type & FX Effects
  • Shaping Type
  • Type & Good Design

Photoshop Colour

  • Colour Palettes
  • Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
  • Gradients, creating & editing
  • Mixing & matching Colour
  • Pantones & Spot Colours
  • Colour Profiles

Adobe InDesign 

Getting started with InDesign

  • Creating and saving a document
  • New document setup
  • Tools / panels
  • Document navigation

Imagery

  • Placing images
  • Editing images / graphic frames
  • Image formats
  • Graphic frames

Tab Handling

  • Tab palette
  • Tab characters
  • Editing tabs
  • Adding leaders         

Colour Panels

  • Working with Colour
  • Colour Modes
  • Colour Swatches
  • Changing / Matching Colour
  • Understanding Colour

Smart Layout

  • Grids & Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Align & Distribute Objects
  • Rulers (Zero Point),

Text frames

  • Formatting Text frames
  • Text frame properties
  • Text frame – multi column setup
  • Aligning to Grids

Typography

  • Placing External Text (Word, RTF)
  • Paragraph & Character Formatting
  • Typography & Layout /Tracking /Kerning /Leading
  • Create Outlines
  • Accurate Type for Print
  • Baseline Grid / Grid Properties
  • Align to Baseline Grid /Align First Line

InDesign

  • Bullet Points
  • Customising Bullet Points
  • Adding Leaders
  • Adjusting Spacing
  • Setting Bullets as Styles
  • Creating Nested Bullet Styles
  • Applying Character Colour /Style to Bullets

Images

  • Placing & Importing Images
  • Resizing, Rotating, Adjusting Images
  • Working with Photoshop Images
  • Positioning Images in Layouts
  • Working with Multiple Images

Object Graphic Styles

  • Designing Graphic Styles
  • Adding to Object Graphic Styles Panel
  • Editing Object Graphic Styles
  • Graphic Styles to Frames
  • Saving /Importing /Editing

Type & Images

  • Working with Text & Images
  • Working with Text Wrap
  • Clipping Paths
  • Removing Backgrounds for Text Wrap
  • Text Insets

Printing

  • Preview
  • Preflight & Package
  • Export (print) to .PDF

Adobe Illustrator 

Meet Adobe Illustrator

  • Tool Panel & Tools
  • Palettes Overview
  • Control Bar
  • Views
  • Working with Preferences

Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

  • Bezier Pen
  • Adding /Removing Anchor Points
  • Joining / Cutting Paths
  • Knife /Scissors /Shape /Eraser /Smooth
  • Pen Drawing Techniques
  • Curves & Angled Corners

Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools

  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Adding to /Removing from Selections
  • Tips & Tricks for Sleeker Selections in Illustrator
  • Select & Edit Paths
  • Lasso Selection Tool
  • Add /Remove to Lasso Selection Tool
  • Select Menu Techniques

Adobe Illustrator Colour

  • Colour Palettes
  • Process /Spot /Global Colours /Pantones
  • Swatches Palettes
  • Adding /Editing /Deleting Swatches
  • Eyedropper
  • Paintbucket

Adobe Illustrator Type Tool

  • Creating /Editing Type
  • Typeface Attributes /Tracking /Leading /Kerning
  • Type on a Path
  • Type Path Options
  • Outline Type
  • Type Area Tool
  • Frame Options

Adobe Illustrator Shapes

  • Elliptic, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle Tools
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Reshaping / Resizing
  • Transform Tool /Scale /Reflect /Shear /Rotate
  • Pathfinder Palette
  • Shear /Scale Tool
  • Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools
  • Grids /Guides
  • Rulers
  • Stacking Order
  • Grouping /Ungrouping
  • Align & Distribute

Adobe Illustrator Images

  • Importing & Placing Images
  • Matching Image Colour
  • Linking /Embedding Images
  • Working with Links Palette
  • Basic Image Tracing

Adobe Illustrator AutoTrace

  • Using AutoTrace to map Outlines
  • Use Threshold
  • Tracing Options
  • Working with Trace Paths
  • Using Live Paint to recolour Artwork

Adobe Illustrator

  • Print Options
  • Understanding Print Jobs
  • Print to .PDF
  • Print to Professional Bureau
  • Troubleshoot Print Issues

 


Who Can Benefit from this Course

  • Graphic Designer
  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Interior designer
  • Wed designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketers
  • Designer
  • Any one who want to study graphic design

Course Objectives

One will learn to use colors, fonts, illustrations, and layout to visually represent a message or present a product. You will be able to design brochures, logos, various print media, and websites, along with many other things. Graphic designers find their jobs in a variety of industries and in different portfolios and levels. One can be self-employed or for an in-house staff for a business to work for internal external clients.

Most work in an office environment in front of a computer, though some work primarily by hand at a drafting table. Because graphic design often is deadline-driven, designers frequently work long hours. Most graphic designers specialize in one or two areas, such as print, web design, poster design, or corporate identity. Graphic designers are not always. As most graphic design tasks are created using   Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign this course will truly shape you as a professional designer.

Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Introduction              

  • Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images
  • Photoshop Interface
  • None Destructive Workflow
  • Control Bar
  • Photoshop Panels
  • Photoshop Techniques

Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Clone Tool (remove or replace part/s of an image
  • Healing Brush (fix damages to part or whole of image)
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Content Aware Fill

Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Grids / Guides / Rulers
  • Print v Pixel
  • Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing
  • Rotation
  • Transformation Tools
  • Working with Crop Tool

Photoshop Layers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
  • Merging & Flattening Layers
  • Layer Palette
  • Fill Layers
  • Adjustment Layers

Photoshop Practicalities              

  • Working with Multiple Images
  • Understand different Image Modes
  • Photoshop Keystrokes
  • Working with Views
  • Window >Arrange
  • Window >Workspace
  • Image Formats

Photoshop Colour

  • Working with Colour
  • Colour Modes
  • Colour Harmony
  • Colour Replacement Brush
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Colour Balance
  • Black and White Mode

Photoshop Filters           

  • Filter Gallery
  • Liquify
  • Oil Paint
  • Vanishing Point

Photoshop Brushes

  • Working with Brushes
  • Creating Brushes
  • Brush Tool & Mixer Brush
  • Brush Presets

Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques    

  • Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
  • Feathering Selections
  • Expanding / Reducing Selections
  • Modifying / Transforming Selections
  • Quick Masks
  • Save / Load a Selection
  • Photoshop Automation

Photoshop Automation

  • Contact Sheets
  • Batch Processing
  • Photoshop Merge & Panoramics
  • Blending Panoramas
  • Editing Panoramas
  • Automation Options

Photoshop Masking       

  • Quick Masks
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Creating Accurate Masks
  • Adding to & Removing from a Mask

Photoshop Round tripping

  • Placing Photoshop files in DTP software
  • Editing Photoshop Files
  • Save / Load a Selection

Photoshop Type              

  • Creating Type
  • Editing Type
  • Type Masks
  • Type & FX Effects
  • Shaping Type
  • Type & Good Design

Photoshop Colour

  • Colour Palettes
  • Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
  • Gradients, creating & editing
  • Mixing & matching Colour
  • Pantones & Spot Colours
  • Colour Profiles

Adobe InDesign 

Getting started with InDesign

  • Creating and saving a document
  • New document setup
  • Tools / panels
  • Document navigation

Imagery

  • Placing images
  • Editing images / graphic frames
  • Image formats
  • Graphic frames

Tab Handling

  • Tab palette
  • Tab characters
  • Editing tabs
  • Adding leaders         

Colour Panels

  • Working with Colour
  • Colour Modes
  • Colour Swatches
  • Changing / Matching Colour
  • Understanding Colour

Smart Layout

  • Grids & Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Align & Distribute Objects
  • Rulers (Zero Point),

Text frames

  • Formatting Text frames
  • Text frame properties
  • Text frame – multi column setup
  • Aligning to Grids

Typography

  • Placing External Text (Word, RTF)
  • Paragraph & Character Formatting
  • Typography & Layout /Tracking /Kerning /Leading
  • Create Outlines
  • Accurate Type for Print
  • Baseline Grid / Grid Properties
  • Align to Baseline Grid /Align First Line

InDesign

  • Bullet Points
  • Customising Bullet Points
  • Adding Leaders
  • Adjusting Spacing
  • Setting Bullets as Styles
  • Creating Nested Bullet Styles
  • Applying Character Colour /Style to Bullets

Images

  • Placing & Importing Images
  • Resizing, Rotating, Adjusting Images
  • Working with Photoshop Images
  • Positioning Images in Layouts
  • Working with Multiple Images

Object Graphic Styles

  • Designing Graphic Styles
  • Adding to Object Graphic Styles Panel
  • Editing Object Graphic Styles
  • Graphic Styles to Frames
  • Saving /Importing /Editing

Type & Images

  • Working with Text & Images
  • Working with Text Wrap
  • Clipping Paths
  • Removing Backgrounds for Text Wrap
  • Text Insets

Printing

  • Preview
  • Preflight & Package
  • Export (print) to .PDF

Adobe Illustrator 

Meet Adobe Illustrator

  • Tool Panel & Tools
  • Palettes Overview
  • Control Bar
  • Views
  • Working with Preferences

Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

  • Bezier Pen
  • Adding /Removing Anchor Points
  • Joining / Cutting Paths
  • Knife /Scissors /Shape /Eraser /Smooth
  • Pen Drawing Techniques
  • Curves & Angled Corners

Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools

  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Adding to /Removing from Selections
  • Tips & Tricks for Sleeker Selections in Illustrator
  • Select & Edit Paths
  • Lasso Selection Tool
  • Add /Remove to Lasso Selection Tool
  • Select Menu Techniques

Adobe Illustrator Colour

  • Colour Palettes
  • Process /Spot /Global Colours /Pantones
  • Swatches Palettes
  • Adding /Editing /Deleting Swatches
  • Eyedropper
  • Paintbucket

Adobe Illustrator Type Tool

  • Creating /Editing Type
  • Typeface Attributes /Tracking /Leading /Kerning
  • Type on a Path
  • Type Path Options
  • Outline Type
  • Type Area Tool
  • Frame Options

Adobe Illustrator Shapes

  • Elliptic, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle Tools
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Reshaping / Resizing
  • Transform Tool /Scale /Reflect /Shear /Rotate
  • Pathfinder Palette
  • Shear /Scale Tool
  • Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools
  • Grids /Guides
  • Rulers
  • Stacking Order
  • Grouping /Ungrouping
  • Align & Distribute

Adobe Illustrator Images

  • Importing & Placing Images
  • Matching Image Colour
  • Linking /Embedding Images
  • Working with Links Palette
  • Basic Image Tracing

Adobe Illustrator AutoTrace

  • Using AutoTrace to map Outlines
  • Use Threshold
  • Tracing Options
  • Working with Trace Paths
  • Using Live Paint to recolour Artwork

Adobe Illustrator

  • Print Options
  • Understanding Print Jobs
  • Print to .PDF
  • Print to Professional Bureau
  • Troubleshoot Print Issues

 

Who Can Benefit from this Course

  • Graphic Designer
  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Interior designer
  • Wed designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketers
  • Designer
  • Any one who want to study graphic design

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