Graphic Design

Learn Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator all in one classroom based course in London.

Upcoming Class
19 Nov 2018
4
Day(s) course
10:00 am - 17:00 pm
800per person
680.00 (when you book any 3 courses *)
This course will take place in 3-4 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS. Find on map
15 %
Discount

when you buy 3 or more courses

The discount will be automatically
applied at the checkout
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Upcoming dates

Date Day(s) Course Session Time Price
19 Nov 2018 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £800 Reserve
10 Dec 2018 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £800 Reserve
04 Feb 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
23 Feb 2019 4 Sat 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
25 Mar 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
27 May 2019 4 Mon to Thu 10:00 - 17:00 £950 Reserve
19 Nov 2018
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£800.00
10 Dec 2018
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£800.00
04 Feb 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
23 Feb 2019
Sat
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
25 Mar 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00
27 May 2019
Mon to Thu
10am - 17pm
4 day(s)
£950.00

Course Outline

Graphic Design course overview

Special Discount

There is a £150 discount on upcoming two courses in 2018. Pay only £800 instead of £950 for the complete course.

This course explains how to create designs for business card, logo, website and newsletter using software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator. After completing our graphic design courses you would be able to create graphic design elements yourself.

The complete course is hands-on based. Few practical graphic design projects at the end of the course will ensure that you go through graphic design process.

This short graphic design training is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends.


Who is Graphic Design training for?

This course is for you if you are interested in learning how to create graphics for print and graphics for web using industry standard tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. This course is designed for complete beginners of graphic design. No previous experience of Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign is required.


Prerequisites for Graphic Design course

  • You should be able to user computer and internet


What will I get?

  • Training from professional graphic designers:

    Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional graphic solutions across a range of designs for many years. Those consultants write and teach our graphic design training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    This graphic design course is designed to get you started in graphic design and that's why many exercises and projects make the core part of our graphic design training. We work on industry related projects in this graphic design course.

  • Course Material:

    Electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training you will receive a graphic design course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding graphic design, do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers and career consultants are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our career consultants.


Graphic Design Course Contents

PART 1. Idea Development in Design

Design Concepts & Idea development

  • Colour
  • Fonts
  • Composition
  • Layouts:
  • Samples of different layout
  • Branding
  • Idea Development
  • Brainstorming

Introduction

  • Introduction to Photoshop and Adobe Creative suite
  • Different file formats (PSD, JPG, TIFF, etc)
  • Different colour modes (RGB and CMYK)
  • Resolution explained (What is DPI?)
  • Pixels and Vector files explained.

PART 2. Adobe Photoshop

  • The Photoshop Workspace
  • Explanation of the Photoshop Tool Box
  • The menus
  • Palettes
  • Tools

Create a new image

  • Open existing image
  • Save design for website

Edit Menu in Photoshop

  • Fill colour
  • Apply stroke

Image menu in Photoshop

  • Image adjustment
  • Image crop
  • Image canvas

Photoshop Layer Menu

  • Introduction to layers
  • New layer
  • Blending options
  • Shadows
  • Gradient

Photoshop Select Menu

Select images

  • Deselect images
  • Inverse selection
  • Transform images
  • Apply Feathers
  • Modify images

Filters in Photoshop

  • What are filters?
  • Apply different filters
  • Download filters

Photoshop View Menu

  • Zoom in and out
  • Grid
  • Ruler
  • Slices for website

PART 3. Adobe Illustrator

Basic Concepts

  • What are vector graphics?
  • Anatomy of a vector illustration: objects, paths, line segments and anchor points
  • Different formats explained (AI, EPS, etc)
  • Illustrator’s Main Features

The main illustrator menus, tools and palettes explained

  • Pencil tool
  • Pen tool and settings
  • Draw with an anchor point
  • Stroke and fill
  • Gradients
  • Layers palettes

PART 4. Adobe Indesign

Basic Concepts

  • Indesign Basics
  • How to create a new document in Indesign
  • Concepts of Layers in Indesign
  • Creating frames and selecting its contents
  • Indesign interface

Tools

  • Palettes
  • Menus
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Navigator palette
  • Control palette
  • Changing view and creating custom workspaces
  • Setup an Indesign Page

Page Layout

  • Use of Rulers guides in page layout
  • Preferences
  • Printer and margin setup
  • Guidelines
  • How to create grid lines
  • Master page
  • Using the page palette
  • Setup multi-page documents

How to handle open type fonts

  • Optical kerning
  • Paragraph level formatting

Import graphics

  • Fitting options
  • Wrapping text around graphics
  • Managing links to images

The difference between Process and Spot colours

  • Pantones colours
  • What are colour swatches
  • How to load swatches
  • Apply a stroke colour
  • Use a fill option
  • Create tints
  • Effects and Transparency

Find/ replace text

  • Spell Checker in Indesign
  • Export and Print Indesign documents

Export and Print options

  • Printing Process colour
  • Performing a pre-flight check
  • Packaging files for handoff
  • Export an indesign file as a PDF

Projects in Graphic Design Course

PHOTOSHOP Project:

  • Project 1: Creating a poster cutting out multiple images
  • Project 2: Create a mpu web banner and save optimized for web

ILLUSTRATOR Project:

  • Project 3: Create a logo as a group and also your own logo design
  • Project 4: Convert images to vector graphics for pictures and logos

INDESIGN Project:

  • Project 5: Create a business card using elements created in Illustrator
  • Project 6: Create a multiple page document from scratch making up your own styles and template

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Daily schedule

The scheme below shows what a typical day at Training Dragon looks like.

10:00 11:30 11:45 13:00 14:00 15:30 15:45
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Our Trainers

Emiliano
Emiliano
Leads our teaching team with many years of experience in teaching web development.
Ross
Ross
Brings many years of Python and Java software development experience to classrooms.
Olu
Olu
Microsoft and Oracle certified developer with years teaching experience in Android, .NET and databases.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many maximum people are on my course? 

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To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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