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Graphic Design

In the world of print and digital design, good looks are everything. Fortunately, creating professional content for either your clients or your employer is made easier by understanding the fundamental concepts provided in our unique Graphic Design courses.


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Graphic Design Certificate

This certificate covers the identification of multiple principles and elements within good design -- color theory, composition, typography and more – while demonstrating how artistic decisions can create cohesive, expressive branding through the use of templates and style guides. You’ll also work with various Adobe Creative Suite software programs.

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Foundations Of Graphic Design

Explore the graphic designer's role - as well as techniques for creative thinking and problem solving—as we study and discover effective visual communication strategies. Class discussions regarding variances between new digital media and traditional print design will also help budding designers eliminate anxieties about the unknown.

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Adobe After Effects Level 1: Introduction

Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for designing professional motion graphics and digital visual effects for use in film, television, and web video. Motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and other professionals use animations and composites created in After Effects everywhere from your local news station to Hollywood's biggest blockbuster films.

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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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Adobe Illustrator Level 2: Intermediate

In the Illustrator Level 2 course, you will strengthen your production and illustration skills by working on real-world projects, such as creating a logo, building a package, and creating photorealistic illustrations. You'll see how simple tools, such as gradients and shadows, can add depth and realism to simple objects.

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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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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.

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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.

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Adobe Photoshop Level 2: Intermediate

Students in this class will work through example projects based on real-world scenarios to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in Photoshop Level 1. You will learn how to create a movie poster using multiple source images; how to utilize Photoshop's vector capabilities; and advanced techniques for image correction and typographic design.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films. Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Level 2: Intermediate

Experienced users of Adobe Premiere Pro, are you ready to learn how to take your video editing and production to the next level? Learn how to use Premiere Pro's built-in motion graphics effects to add lower thirds, transitions, and graphics to your project.

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