Our Diploma in Graphic Design introduces students to the basic concepts of Graphic Design and to the world of Visual Communication. Students will explore the concept of Visual Thinking, Elements & Principles of Design and the basics of Typography. The course also familiarises students with the essential software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and builds skills in this area with hands-on lessons.
8 Live Interactive Lessons
8 hours +
Introduction to Graphic Design
We begin with the “What Is” of Graphic Design and how Graphic Design is all about visually communicating an idea, thought, message or meaning by combining symbols, images and/or words. We also give an overview of the “Holy Trinity” of Graphic Design applications - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign and how designers best use these tools.
Elements & Principles of Design
In this lesson you will learn to develop a “Designer’s Eye”, by understanding the building blocks of Graphic Design. You will understand how to use Line, Shape, Colour, Texture, Mass and Space to communicate your message and use Principles to bring order and structure to your designs.
Adobe Photoshop was introduced in 1990 to great acclaim from the creative community. Designers & Photographers were now able to perform professional editing tasks without the need for special equipment or great cost. It has seen of all the competition to become the industry standard. It is a huge application, but in this lesson we will provide a solid foundation to build on as you progress your design education.
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