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Digital Graphic Design Online Short Course

Course description

This course will show you how to use graphic design software (Adobe CC) to turn your creative ideas into digital reality. The course focuses on the workflows and processes used by professional designers to work efficiently, and to get the best results from the digital tools.

You will explore Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign through a series of practical assignments, and learn when and how each should be used. The assignments include creating a logo, a poster, and a four-page brochure. At each stage you will receive personal feedback on your work from the tutor, as well as help with shortcuts and practical tips.

You will gain a better overall knowledge of design software, and become much more confident in using software to create design solutions, and preparing them for print or web.

Who is Digital Graphic Design (Online Short Course) for?

This course is for people looking to improve their digital design skills, or anyone who wants to be able to work more efficiently using design software. It is ideal for anyone preparing digital works for online advertising, website or social media content, or other visual communication assets.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will;

  • Be more confident using design software to digitally create your designs
  • Be able to more easily translate your creative designs into digital assets
  • Be able to produce a logo, a poster, and a brochure
  • Know which software to select for different tasks
  • Know how to prepare a design file for print or web
  • How to prepare files for print or screen

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

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Topics covered

  • Design process, from sketch to digital asset
  • How designers can use Adobe CC to assist creative process
  • When to use Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign
  • File management best practices
  • Combining images, vectors and text
  • Vector logo / graphic illustration tips and techniques
  • Understanding document colours, CMYK, RGB, Spot.
  • Correct file formats and how to convert
  • Prepare files for print or screen
  • Industry overview and career advice


Online Short Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date version of the Google Chrome web browser
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient

Course Specific Materials

Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:

  • Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Black ink pen
  • Sketchbook (A4 size)
  • Coloured pens and pencils are useful

Meet the Tutor:

This online short course will teach you how to use Adobe software to a basic industry standard. You will then utilise the skills you have learned to create your own visual work.

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