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Adobe Graphic Design Extension - Portfolio Preparation

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Course description

Learn adobe Graphic Design Extension course in Sydney.

Learn to take your graphic design skills to the next level using professional design software: Adobe Creative Cloud. This course is designed for those who understand the basics of graphic design and are keen to move to the next level and learn how to apply their graphic design skills digitally with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Over the course you will design and layout your own bespoke mini project or portfolio completely. You will also learn how to create other forms of digital projects and portfolio outcomes such as making a short video of your work or your own free website!

Course content

This course focuses on learning more in-depth tools and functions of the industry standard design software, Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Photoshop – industry standard software for the editing and manipulation of photos and bitmap images
  • Illustrator – industry standard software for the creation of graphics, logos, posters, packaging and digital illustrations. It is also the perfect tool for character design and animation layout
  • InDesign – industry standard software for the design and layout of multi page documents and books, including digital and ebooks


  • File management
  • Learning about image types – vector & bitmap (pixel)
  • Colour – RGB & CMYK
  • Scanning and resolution


  • Placing images & using layers
  • Basic cleaning up images – levels, eraser tool, clone stamp, healing brush tool, etc.
  • Selection tools
  • Saving files in various formats, etc.
  • Using image options – mode, adjustments, rotation, etc.
  • Using filters


  • Placing images
  • Formatting & layout techniques
  • Saving files / templates, etc.
  • Font – layout & techniques
  • Basic illustration – colour, brush & shapes


  • Setting up and working with personalised workspaces
  • Placing images, basic tools and layout
  • Using fonts
  • Type techniques
  • Saving files / templates, etc.
  • Preview and print

By the end of the course the student will:

  • understand different techniques available to design and create a presentation ( portfolio or look-book ) in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • learn to use basic skills in Adobe Creative Cloud for image handling and editing, and presentation layouts
  • learning about different techniques for layout and type
  • produce a digital presentation ( portfolio or look-book )
Materials provided
  • Course fee includes course notes booklet
Please bring to each class
  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A hard drive

Please bring these to every class!

Feedback from past students

"Great teacher, very knowledgeable and great at making complicated things easy to understand. Thank you!'

"The tutor was fun and patient."

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