Graphic Design Fundamentals

Graphic Design Fundamentals

04 April 2016 — 18 May 2016

Special Focus

The way something looks has always carried meaning. To understand that connection, designers first need to be able to look at the world and understand why things look the way they do, both historically and in the present day.

Price 140 Eur (+TVSH)
Application deadline April 1, 2016
(This course has ended)

Course Details

☆  Who is this for?

This is a course for everyone, is available to all interested individualss who are enthusiastic of visual communication. People who have an idea and want to express change through creative side, including students also by pupils of different ages.

☆  Why should people attend?

By attending the Graphic Design Fundamentals Course will learn:

  1. What is Graphic Design
  2. Transforming the idea to work
  3. The color theory
  4. Learn to be careful about the details
  5. Learn Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
  6. Building a brand identity
  7. Basic learn of Typography & Creating
  8. Learn of character illustrations
  9. Basic learn of website design
  10. Creating Photo manipulation
  11. Working with photo correction & retouch
  12. Work on the final project

☆  Course outline?

The course Graphic Design Fundamentals will be held 3 days a week and it’s going to last 7 Weeks.

In the first week the candidate firstly will know the history of graphic design continuing with color theory and getting into the software such as adobe illustrator knowing tools function.

Second week will start being more interesting the candidates will start working in sketches, for creating a logo and being able to transform into the digital form. And during the week finishing the brand book.

In the third week candidates will know the importance of texture & pattern and will be working on poster such as event, theater, satire etc.

Fourth week candidates will start working creating character illustration. And will take they final project brief of work.

Fifth week will be focused on different software such as adobe Photoshop getting to know the tools function
Six week will be working on photo cutting, retouch, manipulation etc.

Final week will learn some basics on website design such as grid system, icons, style, structure etc. And will be the discussion & correction of the final project tasks.

Chapter 1:

Introduction to Graphic Design
Graphic design history and knowing the best graphic designers of all time.

Chapter 2:

Getting to know the working area
Vector & Pixel Difference
Cmyk & RGB Difference
Understanding the workspace
Knowing Tools function.

Chapter 3:

Selecting and alignment
Selecting objects
Using selection tools
Magic Wand functions
Applying selection techniques
Aligning objects
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Hiding objects

Chapter 4:

Creating and editing shapes
Working with shapes
Understating the drawing modes
Creating Rectangles, Polygons, Rounds, Ellipse etc.
Working with shape builder tool
Working with pathfinder tool.
Using image trace
Using Eraser tool.

Chapter 5:

Transforming Objects:
Working with artboards
Editing artboards
Reordering artboards
Scaling objects
Rotation objects
Changing perspective
Applying multiple transformations

Chapter 6:

Drawing with Pen & Pencil tools
Working with Pen tool
Creating shapes with Pen tool
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth and corner points
Drawing curves
Drawing with pencil tool

Chapter 7:

Color and Painting
Color modes
Building and saving a costume color
Editing a swatch
Using the color picker
Editing colors in the artwork
Adjusting colors
Applying a pattern
Editing a pattern
Working with mesh tool
Using adobe kuler extension

Chapter 8:

Working with type
Working with type
Creating columns of text
Formatting text
Changing the font size
Changing the font color
Leading & Kerning
Working with glyphs
Creating and applying a character style
Wrapping the text around the shape
Creating text outlines

Chapter 9:

Working with layers
Creating layers
Selecting and moving layers
Moving layers
Locking layers
Creating clipping mask
Isolating layers
Merging layers

Chapter 10:

Blending Colors and Shapes
Working with gradients
Applying a gradient to a stroke
Creating and applying a radial gradient
Adjusting the gradient
Applying gradient to multiple shapes
Adding transparency to gradients
Working with blended objects

Chapter 11:

Working with brushes
Using calligraphic brushes
Using a fill color with brushes
Removing a brush stroke
Creating a pattern brush
Using bristle brush

Chapter 12:

Applying effects
Applying an effect
Editing an effect
Editing shapes with pathfinder effect
Working with 3D effect

Chapter 13:

Adobe Photoshop knowing area
Knowing tools function
Customizing the workspace

Chapter 14:

Basic photo correction
Strategy of retouching
Resolution and image size
Clone stamp tool
Replacing colors in the image

Chapter 15:

Working with selections
Using quick selection tool
Moving a selected area
Selecting with lasso tool
Rotation and selection
Cropping an image

Chapter 16:

Layer basics
Using the layers panels
Applying a gradient to layer
Applying a layer style
Adding an adjustment layer
Updating layer effects

Chapter 17:

Masks and channels
Working with masks and channels
Creating mask
Refine mask
Creating a quick mask
Working with channels

Chapter 18:

Typographic Design
Creating type on path
Wrapping on point
Working with character style

Chapter 19:

Final project of the course working timeline 3 Weeks

☆  Instructor Profile

Noli Mati is a graduated graphic designer. With experience in the field of graphic design for more than 7 years working for different agencies in Prishtina, and different clients and organizations such as : Usaid, Unicef, Giz, Undp, Bkt Bank, Rugove, etc. Noli is the co-founder / art director of “Mates”, and works as an assistant lecturer in “Collage AAB” in Prishtina.



☆  Courses pre-requisites

Basic English knowledge
Basic graphic design field knowledge
15+ Years old

☆  Duration

63 hours ( 7 weeks / 3 times per week / 3h hours per day)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 14:00-17:00
The course will start on April 4, 2016

☆  Materials you will get during the course for free

Rockport graphic design books
Taschen graphic design books
Website Design (UI / UX) books
Documentaries etc.

☆  Qualification you receive

The Innovation Centre Kosovo will award each candidate who attend minimum 80% of training classes, and who finish their own graphic design fundamentals project presentation to the group.

☆  Application Deadline

01 April 2016

☆  Price

140 Eur (+TVSH)


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