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Graphic design is also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form it takes can be physical or virtual and can include images, words, or graphics. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time. It can also be for any purpose, whether commercial, educational, cultural, or political.

 

Syllabus of Graphic Design

Photoshop: Getting to know the work Area

  • The Photoshop Environment
  • Creating Custom Workspaces
  • Opening Images
  • Using the File Browser
  • Image Magnification
  • Viewing Document Information
  • Moving the Image
  • Undoing Mistakes and the History Palette
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Using the Tools
  • Displaying Drawing Guides
  • Setting Preferences

Photoshop: Image Manipulation

  •  Opening an Image in Photoshop
  • Creating images in Photoshop Saving
  • images in Photoshop
  • Basic image editing
  • Cropping an Image
  • Bitmap Images
  • Vector Images
  • Image Size and Resolution Settings
  • Scanning Images
  • Placing Files
  • Supported import and export formats

Photoshop: Color Basics

  • Color Modes and Models
  • Color Management
  • Foreground and Background colors
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Selecting colors with the Eyedropper Tool
  • Selecting colors with the Swatches Palette

Photoshop: Tools

  • Parts of the Toolbox
  • Toolbox shortcuts
  • Tool Options
  • Marquees Tool
  • Magic wand Tool
  • Lassos Tool
  • Move Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Slice Tools
  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Pattern Stamp Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Patch Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Paint brush Tool
  • Color Replacement Tool
  • Eraser Tools
  • History brushes Tool
  • Gradient Tool
  • Paint bucket Tool
  • Burn-dodge-sponge Tool
  • Blur-sharpen-smudge Tool
  • Shapes-line-rectangle-polygon Tool
  • Path selection Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Type Tools
  • 3D Tool
  • Hand-Zoom Tool
  • Foreground and Background colors

Photoshop: Transforms

  • Using free transform
  • Move & Rotate
  • Scale & Skew Distort
  • Perspective
  • Flip-vertical, horizontal
  • Invert
  • Rotate 180, 90ocw & 90occw

Photoshop: Layer Basics

  • About Layers-fill and adjustment Layers
  • Using the Layers Palette
  • Creating Layers
  • Deleting Layers
  • Moving Layers
  • Layer Opacity
  • Locking Layers
  • Layer modes and blending options
  • Apply Layers Style
  • Flatting and saving file

Photoshop: Working with selections

  • Using the quick selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selection
  • Refining the edges of a selection

Photoshop: Masks and Channels

  • Editing a mask
  • Applying a filter effect to a masked selection
  • Creating a Gradient mask

Photoshop: Actions

  • Using the action palette
  • Recording action
  • Playing action
  • Editing action
  • Loading a saved action

Photoshop: Text Editing & Special Effects

  • About the type Layer
  • Creating horizontal and vertical type
  • Using horizontal and vertical type mask tools
  • Using character palette for text editing
  • Creating text warp
  • Rasterizing type
  • Converting type to Shapes
  • Adding effect to text

Photoshop: Special Effects & Filters

  • About special effects
  • Using filters
  • Basic filters
  • Filter Combinations

Photoshop: Creating Links within an Image

  • Slicing and image in Photoshop
  • Saving linked images in an HTML file
  • How to convert PSD file to HTML and CSS

Photoshop: Animate GIF Images for the web

  • Animating by hiding and showing layers
  • Animating with layer opacity and position
  • Using masks to create animations

InDesign: Introduction to Workspace

  • Overview
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Using Context menus
  • Finding Resources

InDesign: Setting up a Document

  • Working with master pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Placing text and graphics

InDesign: Working with Objects

  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped Objects

InDesign: Flowing Text

  • Flowing text into and existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Flowing text automatically

InDesign: Editing Text

  • Finding and Changing a missing font
  • Checking Spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Entering and importing text

InDesign: Working with Type

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts and type Style
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting Tabs

InDesign: Working with Color

  • Creating and applying Colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Applying Colors to test and Objects

InDesign: Working with Styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying Character Styles
  • Creating and applying object styles

InDesign: Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding Graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Working with alpha Channels
  • Adjusting display quality

InDesign: Creating Tables

  • Formatting a Table
  • Adding Graphics to table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

InDesign: Output and Exporting

  • Creating PDFs
  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Previewing the page

Illustrator: Getting to know the work Area

  • Overview
  • Working with Panels
  • Working with the tools panel
  • Understanding Rulers
  • Finding Resources

Illustrator: Selection and Aligning

  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning Objects
  • Working with Groups
  • Arrange Objects
  • Distributing Objects

Illustrator: Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Working with basic shapes
  • Creating ellipses and polygons
  • Changing Stroke width and alignment Joining paths
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Working with the pathfinder
  • Using Live Trace

Illustrator: Transforming Objects

  • Working with artboards
  • Scaling, reflecting, rotating, distorting and shearing objects
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Changing Perspective
  • Using free distort
  • Transforming Content

Illustrator: Drawing

  • Using the pen tool
  • Using the Pencil and brush tools
  • Drawing Curves
  • Editing a Path
  • Coloring and Painting

Illustrator: Color Modes

  • Editing a Swatch
  • Using Patterns
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Using Gradients

Illustrator: Working with Type

  • Threading text
  • Changing fonts size and color
  • Using styles
  • Warping text
  • Text on a path
  • Creating Outlines
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Sampling text

Illustrator: Working with Layers

  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects and Layers
  • Creating clipping masks
  • Merging Layers

Illustrator: Working with Brushes

  • Using Calligraphic Brushes
  • Editing a brush
  • Using Art Brushes
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Creating custom brushes

Illustrator: Using Effects, Appearance & Graphics Styles

  • Using and editing effects
  • Using appearance attributes
  • Creating and saving graphic styles
  • Applying an appearance to a layer
  • Applying a Photoshop effect

Illustrator: Working with Symbols

  • Creating Symbols
  • Editing Symbols
  • Using Symbols tools
  • Symbols and Flash

CorelDraw: Basics & Interface 

  • Getting Started
  • Exploring the CorelDraw Screen
  • File Management
  • Setting Up the Page

CorelDraw: Drawing and Shaping Objects

  • Drawing and Shaping Tools
  • Using the Freehand Tool
  • Drawing Lines and Polylines
  • Drawing Freehand Polygons
  • Drawing Perfect Shapes
  • Reshaping Lines and Polylines
  • Drawing Curves
  • Reshaping Curves
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circles

CorelDraw: Selecting and Manipulating Objects

  • Selecting and Deselecting Objects
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying and Deleting Objects
  • Sizing Objects

CorelDraw: Transforming Objects

  • Mirroring Objects
  • Rotating and Skewing Objects
  • Using Transform Objects

CorelDraw: Outlining & Filling Objects

  • Eyedropper and Paint bucket Tool
  • The Outline Tool
  • Choosing Outline Thickness
  • Choosing Outline Colors
  • Using Fill Tool
  • Uniform Fill, Fountain Fill, Pattern Fill
  • Interactive Mesh Fill
  • Copying Attributes
  • Setting Outline and Fill Defaults

CorelDraw: Arranging Objects

  • Arranging Objects
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
  • Using Guidelines
  • Using Snap To
  • Aligning Objects
  • Group and Child Objects
  • Combining and Breaking Objects
  • Welding Objects
  • Using Intersection
  • Using Trim

CorelDraw: Using Layers

  • About Layers
  • Editing Layers
  • Setting Up a Master Layer
  • Moving, Copying, and Layer
  • Reordering Layers
  • Using the Object Manager

CorelDraw: Working with Text

  • The Text Tool
  • Creating Artistic Text
  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Setting Text Options
  • Creating Paragraph Text
  • Choosing Paragraph Options
  • Setting Indents Using the Ruler
  • Importing Text
  • Using the Spell Checker

CorelDraw: Working with Special Effects

  • Drawing with The Artistic Media Tool
  • Shaping an Object with an Envelope
  • Extruding an Object
  • Blending two Objects
  • Using the Lens Effect & Adding Perspectives
  • Using Power Clips & Applying Contours
  • Applying Drop Shadows
  • Using Interactive Transparencies
  • Applying Mesh Fills

CorelDraw: Working with Paragraph

  • Text Implementing Color Management
  • Creating Custom Color Palettes
  • Choosing a Color Using Color Harmonies
  • Applying Colors Using the Color Docker
  • Automatically Creating Color Styles
  • Importing and Sizing Paragraph Text
  • Flowing Text Between Frames
  • Formatting Paragraph Frames
  • Wrapping Paragraph Text Around Objects
  • Applying Drop Caps
  • Typing Text into Objects

CorelDraw: Special Text Effects

  • Fitting Text to a Path
  • Converting Text to Curves
  • Creating Blended Text Shadows
  • Special Text Effects
  • Jumpy Text & Neon Text
  • Glowing Text & Chrome Text
  • Bevel Text & Creating Enveloped Text

CorelDraw: Using Symbols and Clipart

  •  Inserting Text Symbols
  • Adding Clipart
  • Modifying Clipart

CorelDraw: Working with Bitmaps

  • What is a Bitmaps
  • Importing Bitmap Options
  • Adjusting Color
  • Hiding Certain Colors in a Bitmap
  • Applying Special Bitmap Effects
  • Creating Web Images
  • Advanced GIF Options

CorelDraw: Page Layout, Printing & Exporting

  •  Special Page Layouts
  • Creating a Greeting Card
  • Print Options & Print Previewing
  • Exporting to Graphic Formats
  • Copy and Pasting Into Other Applications
  • Print Previewing the Layout
  • Creating Labels

CorelDraw: Custom Creation Tools

  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Managing and Using Symbols

CorelDraw: Using Corel Traces

  • Types of Graphic Formats
  • About Corel Trace
  • Tracing Image
  • Importing Traced Files into CorelDraw
  • Special Trace Effects