Course on Graphics Design

Become a Design Pro, with valuable knowledge on design theories and principles and achieving excellence in Adobe creative suite – Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

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Graphics Design course at Quadraplus is designed for professionals either with no formal training or amateur designers who already have foundational knowledge. This course includes design concepts and design tools from basic to the advanced level with hands-on practical classes and project oriented training.

Course Objectives

At the completion of Graphics Design Training (includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign) learners will

  • Understand the fundamentals of typography, color theory, photos, layout, blocking and other design theory and skills,
  • Demonstrate capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign,
  • Create banners, posters, websites, or logos, and perform small edits using Adobe Photoshop,
  • Create naturalistic artwork, work with custom brushes, 3D effects using Adobe Photoshop,
  • Create editorial spreads and magazine layouts, ebooks using Adobe InDesign,
  • Understand the workspace, tools, and drawing features that are available in Adobe Illustrator,
  • Create high-quality illustrations, create vectors and other custom artwork using Adobe Illustrator.

I Introduction to Photoshop

  • Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images
  • Photoshop Interface
  • None Destructive Workflow
  • Control Bar
  • Photoshop Panels
  • Photoshop Techniques

II Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Clone Tool (remove or replace part/s of an image)
  • Healing Brush (fix damages to part or whole of image)
  • Red Eye Removal
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Fill

III Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

  • Grids / Guides / Rulers
  • Print v Pixel
  • Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing
  • Rotation
  • Transformation Tools
  • Working with Crop Tool
  • Running Object Snaps

IV Photoshop Layers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
  • Merging & Flattening Layers
  • Layer Palette
  • Fill Layers
  • Adjustment Layers

V Photoshop Layers

  • Understanding Layers
  • Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
  • Merging & Flattening Layers
  • Layer Palette
  • Fill Layers
  • Adjustment Layers

VI Photoshop Practicalities

  • Working with Multiple Images
  • Understand different Image Modes
  • Photoshop Keystrokes
  • Working with Views
  • Window –>Arrange
  • Window –>Workspace
  • Image Formats

VII Photoshop Colour

  • Working with Colour
  • Colour Modes
  • Colour Harmony
  • Colour Replacement Brush
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Colour Balance
  • Black and White Mode

VIII Photoshop Filters

  • Filter Gallery
  • Liquefy
  • Oil Paint
  • Photoshop Brushes
  • Working with Brushes
  • Creating Brushes
  • Brush Tool & Mixer Brush
  • Brush Presents

IX Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques

  • Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
  • Feathering Selections
  • Expanding / Reducing Selections
  • Modifying / Transforming Selections
  • Quick Masks
  • Save / Load a Selection

X Photoshop Automation

  • Contact Sheets
  • Batch Processing
  • Photoshop Merge & Panoramic
  • Blending Panoramas
  • Editing Panoramas
  • Automation Options

XI Photoshop Masking

  • Quick Masks
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Creating Accurate Masks
  • Adding to & Removing from a Mask

XII Photoshop Round Tripping

  • Placing Photoshop files in DTP software
  • Editing Photoshop Files
  • Save / Load a Selection

XIII Photoshop Type

  • Creating Type
  • Editing Type
  • Type Masks
  • Type & FX Effects
  • Shaping Type
  • Type & Good Design

XIV Photoshop Colour

  • Colour Palettes
  • Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
  • Gradients, creating & editing
  • Mixing & matching Colour
  • Pantones & Spot Colours
  • Colour Profiles

XV Introduction to InDesign

  • The Document window
  • The Tools panel
  • Navigating through an InDesign document
  • Changing the magnification of your document
  • Working with type
  • Using styles
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Applying character styles
  • Applying object styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Placing graphics
  • Positioning graphics within a frame
  • Applying text wrap
  • Understanding layers
  • Applying effects

XVI Indesign-Building Documents with Master Pages

  • Using Visual Styles
  • Working with Tiled Viewports
  • Navigating with the Viewcube
  • Orbiting in 3D
  • Using Cameras
  • Navigating with Steering Wheels
  • Saving Views

XVII InDesign - Working with Text & Type

  • Adding text to your document
  • Creating a text frame
  • Changing character attributes
  • Changing font and type styles
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Adjusting character spacing:
  • kerning and tracking
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Horizontally aligning text
  • Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs
  • Using tabs
  • Changing text color
  • Creating drop caps
  • Checking and correcting spelling
  • Finding and changing text and text attributes
  • Editing text using the Story Editor
  • Drag-and-drop text editing
  • Adjusting text inset
  • Vertically aligning text
  • Importing text
  • Threading text between frames
  • Changing the number of columns in a text frame
  • Importing text from Microsoft Word
  • Finding and fixing missing fonts
  • Object styles

XVIII InDesign - Working with Graphics

  • Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
  • Locating missing images
  • Working with the Links panel
  • Customizing the Links panel
  • Fitting an image within an existing frame
  • Auto Fitting
  • Using object styles for images
  • Wrapping text around the bounding box
  • Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels
  • Removing an image background using InDesign
  • Importing
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Importing InDesign layouts as graphics

XIX Working with Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Creating new tables
  • Copying and pasting table information
  • Converting text to a table and a table to text
  • Importing a table
  • Editing tables and table options
  • Changing row height
  • Editing the border
  • Formatting rows and columns
  • Resetting the cell styles within a table
  • Formatting text within a cell and saving paragraph styles
  • Setting column and row dimensions
  • Setting a fixed row height
  • Setting column width
  • Using graphics intables

XX InDesign - Using Color in your Documents

  • Applying colors to frames and text
  • Creating and saving a new swatch
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Creating a tint reduction
  • Making a dashed stroke
  • Creating and saving gradients
  • Linear gradients
  • Saving a gradient
  • Adjusting fill opacity
  • Radial gradient
  • Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient

XXI InDesign - Using Color in your Documents

  • Applying colors to frames and text
  • Creating and saving a new swatch
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Creating a tint reduction
  • Making a dashed stroke
  • Creating and saving gradients
  • Linear gradients
  • Saving a gradient
  • Adjusting fill opacity
  • Radial gradient
  • Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient

XXII InDesign - Using Effects

  • Creative effects
  • Drop shadow
  • Adjusting effects for objects
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Object styles with effects
  • Using Find/Change to apply object styles
  • The Gradient Feather tool
  • Converting text to a path
  • Applying blending modes to objects

XXIII IIIustrator

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
  • Working with Documents
  • Drawing and Transforming Objects
  • Making and Saving Selections
  • Working with Shapes and Objects
  • Working with Colour
  • Gradients, Pattern Fills, and Blends
  • Points and Paths
  • Working with Paths
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Type
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Illustrator Effects
  • Symbols
  • Exporting Your Work
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I have done my AutoCAD course from Quadra Plus Training Dubai. I love the way they teach. Their course is focused, cost effective and gives you all the practical knowledge you need to have in AutoCAD 2D and 3D. I am very much satisfied with this passionate team and highly recommend for those seeking good drafting and designing training.

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