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Learn Graphic Design Skills with our Adobe training courses in Sydney.

Graphic designers are visual communicators, their ideas inspire, inform and captivate consumers through imagery, typography and graphics. This graphic design training course will give you a solid foundation to the principles and software that help to make ideas and designs recognisable and prominent. You will work with a variety of media and software so you can enhance your design competency. You will be given the tools to communicate effectively with the fast paced visually-literate society we all live in today. 

if you want a quick, easy and affordable introduction to graphic design then this course is for you!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will have:

  • Learned an overview of the history of design, colour theory, typography and layout to inform the design process
  • Developed basic skills in the Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop programs in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Exercised communication and critical analysis of design
  • Gained an understanding of the overall design process and how it can be used for creative purposes

Ideal for

Are you looking to upskill? Get into the Graphic Design industry? Or perhaps add to your skillset in your current business?

  • Those looking to improve their employment skills or employment opportunities to work as graphic designers or add basic design skills to their existing employment
  • Those looking for added skills in their work roles such as training or marketing
  • Business owners wanting to be more creative with their advertising
  • Artists looking to expand their work into digital mediums
  • Anyone interested in Adobe products, those who may be familiar with other Adobe programs
  • A basic computer literacy is assumed as part of this course.
  • This course is designed for students who welcome tutor and group feedback. It is highly recommended that students attend all sessions and work on their homework to successfully complete all projects.

Course Content

The topics covered will include the history of graphic design, colour theory, typography and composition as well as touching on the basics of the three main industry-standard design software programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop in Adobe Creative Cloud. The theory elements in class will be comprehensive and initiate a process of personal enquiry and research to discover what participants find appealing to them individually.

Lesson One: History of Graphic Design and Brand

  • Overview of topics
  • Principles and Elements of design
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Show work of successful Graphic Designers from the late 20th and 21st Century
  • Discuss the importance of Graphic Design in brand recognition
  • Show examples of successful branding exercises
  • Homework activity: to select two pieces of graphic design with a focus on brand for discussion in lesson two

Lesson Two: Colour

  • Discuss homework activity from lesson one
  • Tie back into principals and elements of design
  • Discuss colour in the context of branding
  • Discuss how colour is used in software (overview of RGB, CMYK and web colour)
  • Demonstrate where colours are chosen in software packages
  • Homework task: finding two pieces of Graphic Design with a focus on typography for discussion in lesson three

Lesson Three: Typography

  • Discuss homework activity from lesson two
  • Introduce typography
  • Cover history of typography
  • Introduce students to prominent typographers and fonts
  • Introduce software and where the typography is set in each program
  • Homework task: begin to think of a product or service for which they would like to create an advertisement

Lesson Four: Photoshop

  • Overview of what the different software packages are for?
  • Discuss areas of the industry that utilise different software packages
  • Introduce Adobe Photoshop
  • Search for images for advertisement
  • Photoshop tutorial: Introduce colour alteration and enhancement, cloning, transform functions, selecting and masking, layers and painting tools

Lesson Five: Illustrator

  • Introduce Adobe Illustrator
  • Discuss its predominant uses
  • Illustrator tutorial: Introduce tools, colours, pathfinder, and stroke
  • Illustrator activity: Draw a logo

Lesson Six: InDesign

  • Introduce Adobe InDesign
  • Discuss its uses
  • InDesign tutorial: Introduce tools, colour, typesetting, page layout, and layers
  • InDesign activity: Begin to layout advertisement

Lesson Seven: Project workshop

  • Work on advertisement for rest of class assisting students
  • Roup critique
  • Review topics covered

Please bring to class

  • An 8GB USB
  • Pen & paper, or a tablet for writing notes
  • Feel free to bring any drawing material that you have at home but not essential. Black felt tip Artline pen will suffice for most sketching exercises

Other information

This course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system, both types of computers have the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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Graphic Design Essentials Course

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Graphic Design Essentials Course

<p><strong>Learn Graphic Design Skills with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business-classes-sydney/Adobe+Training"><strong>Adobe training courses</strong></a>

...
$449 Limited GST free / $359.20 / $404.10
Enrol in any two Adobe classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: It was a very easily accessible course with relevant content. The pace and learning style was good, and the size of the class meant that I could get hands on feedback every week. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was great value for money. Would highly recommend.

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  • said: Our tutor Mel was absolutely terrific: super knowledgable, an excellent communicator, and endlessly enthusiastic about sharing what she'd learned in her many years' experience in the graphic design world. The course is hands on and practical, and Mel gave us lots of things to read outside of class if we were keen to do so.

  • said: The course provided a nice starting point for someone new to the graphic design industry. The theory covering the design fundamentals helps put a lot of things in to context. I now understand the how photoshop-illustrator-indesign are intended to be be used together, which is particularly informative. The basics of the applications were covered. But I will mostly like now look at doing another SCC course covering each of the application in more detail.

  • said: Very interesting and insightful information and knowledge what it takes for Graphic Designers to make designs and posters.

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