Graphic Design Course

etg-engineering-solutions-brochure-inside-960x577Do you consider yourself to be creative? Are you looking to learn about the tools available to be able to express your creativity through a variety of media?

During this highly requested course, you will be taught  the key skills which will enable you to create exciting creative graphics in a professional manner using   applications used by pros worldwide. From basic to more advanced techniques, this course will give you the opportunity to get practical experience on the latest technology while enjoy an interactive study experience.

 

Courses covered  include:

  • CorelDraw
  • Adobe Photoshop

 

CorelDRAW   Training Course

Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced artist, this course provides detailed coverage of CorelDRAW, the flagship vector-based illustration and layout application.

This course helps you  get up to speed with the basics of vector drawing. It demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and he discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects.

The course also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.

Content:

Getting Started

  • The CorelDRAW interface
  • Working with new documents
  • Exploring new document advanced options

Working with Pages and Dockers

  • Moving and adding pages
  • Understanding page setup
  • Arranging dockers

Importingand Exporting Files

Viewing Options

  • Working with zooming
  • Understanding page views

Working with Objects

  • Using the Pick tool
  • Selecting objects
  • Moving objects
  • Sizing objects
  • Mirroring objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Skewing objects

Undo, Redo, and Stacking Order

  • Working with Undo and Redo
  • Understanding the stacking order

Using the Drawing Tools in a Business Card Project

  • Understanding the drawing tools
  • Working with the Rectangle tool
  • Adding rectangles to a business card
  • Working with the Ellipse tool
  • Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
  • Working with the Polygon tool
  • Adding a multipoint polygon
  • Working with the Spiral tool
  • Adding a shadowed spiral
  • Working with the Graph paper tool
  • Adding unique graph shapes
  • Working with Perfect Shapes
  • Adding a shadowed arrow shape

Working with Artistic Text

  • Understanding artistic text
  • Adding artistic text

How to Duplicate and Align Multiple Objects

  • Aligning objects
  • Understanding duplication
  • Working with distribution
  • Building an amplifier face
  • Aligning text and spacing objects

Should I Group or Combine Objects?

  • Understanding Group and Ungroup
  • Working with Combine and Break Apart

Working with Color

  • Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
  • Using the Fountain fill
  • Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
  • Working with the Interactive fill tool
  • Using the eyedropper tools;

Working with Outline Types and Color

  • Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
  • Understanding advanced Outline Properties

Welding, Trimming, and Intersecting Objects

  • Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
  • Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect 

Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Photoshop enables individuals to create and design digital images and illustrations for print and Web publication.

Course Description:

The goal of this course is to explore fundamental techniques in Photoshop. Ideal for Participants  eager to explore Photoshop, work with layer techniques, gain an understanding of how to do basic photo repairs and color enhancements. Group critiques are also included.

Course Objectives/Learning Objectives: Students will gain a working knowledge of Photoshop and develop their skills in editing and altering photographs for through a basic understanding of the tool bar, layers, and the adjustments panel.

This course will take a look at the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop. You will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, and develop an understanding of sophisticated layering techniques. Exercise files will be available for each class, but you are encouraged to bring your own images to work on during studio time.

Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in you photo-editing skills and to increase the flexibility and quality of your artwork.

 Content

  1. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
    • Exploring the Menu Bar
    • Introducing the Toolbox
    • Understanding the Options Bar
    • Using Palettes
    • Customizing Photoshop
    • Opening and Navigating Images
    • Using Adobe Bridge
    • Getting Help
    • Using the History Palette
  2. Overview of the Selection Tools
    • Using the Marquee Tools
    • Exploring the Lasso Tools
    • Creating Selections Using the Magic Wand
    • Using Color Range to Create Selections
    • Creating Selections Using Extractions
    • Transforming a Selection
    • Copying Pasting and Moving a Selection
  3. Understanding Layers
    • Working with Layers
    • Applying Layer Styles
    • Fill and Adjustment Layers
    • Exploring Layer Comps
    • What are Masks?
    • Using Layer Masks
    • Merging and Flattening Layers
  4. Understanding Color Modes
    • Specifying Color
    • Understanding Color Adjustment
    • Using the Adjustment Tools
    • Replacing Color
    • Introduction to the Drawing Tools
    • Creating Paths
    • Modifying Paths
    • Introduction to the Painting Tools
    • Using the Painting Tools5. Working with Type
    • Converting Type into a Shape or Path
    • Exploring Type Effects
    • Understanding Filters
    • Previewing Filters
    • Working with Filters
    • Retouching Images6. Preparing to Publish
    • Printing Basics
    • Optimizing Images for the Web
    • Using Save For Web and Devices
    • Creating Image Slices
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