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Fundamentals of Graphic Design Certificate

Fundamentals of Graphic Design Certificate required courses.

Adobe Illustrator Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard tool for creating logos, maps, diagrams, vector illustrations, and more. In this class, you’ll learn to understand the appropriate uses for Illustrator, the difference between vector and raster graphics, and how to create complex graphics with simple components and tools.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2017 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

After this class, you will be able to:
  1. Create and modify artboards
  2. Use the drawing tools
  3. Combine simple objects into complex shapes
  4. Rotate, scale and reshape objects
  5. Draw organic shapes with the Pen and Pencil tools
  6. Create, use, and edit colors
  7. Work with text
  8. Create a PDF and submit work to a commercial printer
Section: ADOBE-IL-LVL1 (22MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 22, 2017 End Date: May 25, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-IL-LVL1 (29JUL17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 29, 2017 End Date: Aug 05, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Gaston Register

Adobe InDesign Level 1: Introduction

Adobe InDesign takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. Create simple documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. Topics include learning the work area, working with text and graphics, creating text and object styles, and the basics of design.


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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2017 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

Section: ADOBE-ID-LVL1 (13MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 13, 2017 End Date: May 20, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Gaston Register
Section: ADOBE-ID-LVL1 (17JUL17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 17, 2017 End Date: Jul 18, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe InDesign Level 2: Intermediate

Take Adobe InDesign to the next level. Learn to create professional quality, advanced design documents and prepare them for print vendors or other mediums; export as interactive PDFs including video and buttons; or migrate files to EPUB.

CLICK HERE FOR RECOMMENDED BOOK
The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2017 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.
Section: ADOBE-ID-LVL2 (17APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 17, 2017 End Date: Apr 20, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-ID-LVL2 (19JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 19, 2017 End Date: Jun 22, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Photoshop Level 1: Introduction

Pictures help give any report, presentation, or website a professional edge, and Photoshop is the industry standard for working with digital images. During this class you will learn to create and edit your own digital graphics and photographs. This hands-on course discusses image formats, color correction, retouching digital photos, working with layers, advanced selection techniques, and using various editing tools. You will also learn how several quick fix techniques and how to prepare for both print and web output.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Retouch images by removing, replacing, and correcting details
  2. Work with layers, including applying styles and filters
  3. Enchance and modify images with masks and channels
  4. Utilize best practices to export images for use in print and online
Section: ADOBE-PS-LVL1 (27APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 27, 2017 End Date: Apr 28, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-PS-LVL1 (05JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 05, 2017 End Date: Jun 08, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-PS-LVL1 (17AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 17, 2017 End Date: Aug 18, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Foundations of Graphic Design and Production

This is the introductory class for the Fundamentals of Graphic Design Certificate, but it is open to anyone interested in learning how to produce professional projects including brand books, advertising campaigns, direct mail pieces, publications, eBooks and many others. This course addresses what it takes to update your skills for a career or business startup in graphic design. Through learning about the designer's role regarding the creative process, managing client projects and supervising production, the course covers a wide range of topics such as essential software, production technology, project management, design theory and career opportunities.

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Section: FOUNDGRAPHIC (24APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 24, 2017 End Date: May 15, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: GoToMeeting Instructor: Mary E Zimnik Register
Section: FOUNDGRAPHIC (07AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 07, 2017 End Date: Aug 23, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: GoToMeeting Instructor: Mary E Zimnik Register