Module 1 – Introduction to Graphic Design
Definition: A definition of graphic design
History: The history of written communication from ancient to present times.
Specialities: Explanation of the various specialities within the industry of graphic design.
Module 2 – Elements and Principles of Graphic Design
Visual elements of Graphic Design
Line Visual element
Colour Visual element
Shape Visual element
Texture Visual element
Space Visual element
Typography Visual element
Contrast Design principle
Hierarchy Design principle
Alignment Design principle
Balance Design principle
Proximity Design principle
Repetition Design principle
Simplicity Design principle
Module 3 – Introduction to Design in Photoshop
Beginners guide to Photoshop
Working with layers
Using layer mask
Cutting images from background using the pen tool
Resizing and Cropping Images
Using the Type Tool
Creating an adjustment layer
Working with Gradients
Module 4 – Creating your first Design : step by step process
Designing for Nike: application of things taught in previous modules in an easy to follow style. Sample files and fonts needed for this project will be provided for you.
- Designing for sample brand called Alpha.
- Manipulating using layer mask to hide and reveal
- Cutting out model’s picture from background
- Improving image quality using Adjustment later
- Creating sport design
- Magazine cover design: American football
- Saving your work
- File sizes
- Understanding different file formats
- Saving for web
Bonus Module 5 – Creating your first portfolio
Publishing your designs offline: Creating your offline portfolio in pdf format.
Web Asset resources: Links to platforms where you can find free high-quality images, fonts, and illustrations to work with.