Are you ready to learn all about graphic design? Learn best practices and techniques from experts with real-world experience, then you are at the right place. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Fireworks.


1 Month

When you think of graphic design, think of artistic advertisements, Eye-grabbing graphics on websites, stunningly arranged spreads in magazines. In this course you will acquire the professional skills required to design posters, business cards, book covers, product labels, logos, website layouts, mobile apps, software interfaces—the list goes on.


This course is designed for learners who are creative. Creativity is one of, if not the most important skill for graphic designers.

Course Content


Adobe® Photoshop® CC (2019): Part 1 focuses on some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. In addition, the orientation to Adobe® Bridge and organization of files in Bridge is covered. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to video-graphers, Photoshop Part 1 will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

 Topic A: Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge

 Topic B: Organize the Photoshop Workspace

 Topic C: Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Lesson 2: Creating Basic Images

 Topic A: Manage Image Elements and Formats

 Topic B: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphic Composition

 Topic C: Work with Digital Devices

Lesson 3: Managing Selections and Layers

 Topic A: Use Selection Tools

 Topic B: Manage Layers

Lesson 4: Adjusting Images

 Topic A: Modify Images

 Topic B: Repair Images

 Topic C: Implement Color Management

Lesson 5: Refining Images

 Topic A: Adjust Layers

 Topic B: Apply Camera Raw

 Topic C: Refine Images by Using Advanced Tools

Lesson 6: Managing Files in a Production Workflow

 Topic A: Import, Export, and Organize Files

 Topic B: Save Images for the Web

 Topic C: Save Images for Print

 Topic D: Format Images for Other Programs


Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customize both text and graphics; Adobe® InDesign® CC (2019) has all the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

 Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface

 Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface

 Topic C: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

 Topic A: Establish Project Requirements

 Topic B: Apply Design Principles

 Topic C: Create a New Document

 Topic D: Add Text to a Document

 Topic E: Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

 Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs

 Topic B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

 Topic C: Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

 Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects

 Topic B: Apply Layers

 Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects

 Topic D: Thread Text Frames

 Topic E: Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

 Topic A: Create and Modify a New Table

 Topic B: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

 Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document

 Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web

This ILT Series manual covers the basic features and functions of CorelDRAW 12.

Students will learn:

  • How to create publications, such as logos and brochures, for use on the Web or in print.
  • Specific skills include creating and transforming objects, adding text and color to drawings, and creating and modifying symbols and layers in drawings.

The target student for this class should be comfortable using computers and have some experience drawing basic shapes in other software applications.