Course Description:

The Basics of Graphic Design on Adobe Photoshop course is designed for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of graphic design and develop skills in using Adobe Photoshop software. The course covers basic design concepts and techniques, tools and features of Adobe Photoshop, color theory, and typography. The course consists of two months of teaching and one month of a project where students will apply what they have learned to a practical design project.

1: Getting Started
2: Interface Layout
3: Palettes
4: Toolbox
5: Selection Tools
6: Alteration Tools
7: Drawing and Selection Tools

8: Assisting Tools
9: Color Boxes and Modes
10: Basic Image Editing
11: Cropping
12: Resizing
13: Correcting
14: Sharpening/Softening 
15: Saving

Course Curriculum:

Month 1: Week 1: Introduction to Graphic Design and Adobe Photoshop

What is graphic design?
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Understanding the Photoshop workspace and tools
Creating a new project and importing images

Week 2: Basic Image Editing and Manipulation

Image resolution, size, and file formats
Using layers, masks, and blending modes
Cropping, resizing, and retouching images

Week 3: Working with Text and Typography

Understanding font types, sizes, and styles
Creating and formatting text layers
Using typography to create visual hierarchy

Week 4: Color Theory and Design Principles

Understanding color theory and the color wheel
Using color in design and its psychological effects
Design principles: balance, contrast, alignment, and proximity

Month 2:Week 5: Creating and Editing Shapes and Vector Graphics

Introduction to vector graphics and shapes
Drawing and editing shapes in Photoshop
Creating custom shapes and vector graphics

Week 6: Photo Manipulation and Special Effects

Advanced image editing techniques
Applying filters and effects to images
Creating special effects and custom brushes

Week 7: Designing for Web and Social Media

Understanding web design and user experience
Creating graphics for social media platforms
Preparing images for web use and optimization

Week 8: Designing Print Materials

Designing for print: brochures, flyers, and business cards
Understanding print resolution and color management
Preparing print-ready files

Month 3:Week 9-11: Project Work

Students will work on a project that applies what they have learned in the course to a practical design project.
The instructor will provide guidance and feedback throughout the project.

Week 12: Final Presentation and Feedback

Students will present their final project to the class and receive feedback from the instructor and classmates.
The instructor will provide a final review of the course content and answer any remaining questions.

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.