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Introduction to Graphic Design with Photoshop and Canva

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Course Code
LA18190
Location
Yale
Duration
Part Time, Day course – 9:00-16:00
Department
Digital Technologies, Computing & IT
Start Date
26 Sep 2024
End Date
26 Sep 2024
Course Overview
Introduction to Graphic Design with Photoshop and Canva is a comprehensive course tailored for budding artists, photographers, and designers who aim to harness the power of industry-standard technology and intuitive design tools to bring their creative visions to life. This 6-hour course offers a dual-platform learning experience with Photoshop Creative Cloud and Canva.

During the 6 hour course you will cover the following via PC delivery:

● Establishing effective directory structures for file storage
● Creating new canvases for various projects (e.g., logos, web banners) in both Photoshop and Canva
● Mastering the fundamentals of saving work in formats like .psd and .eps in Photoshop, and appropriate formats in Canva
● Exploring the basics of layer creation and management in both platforms
● Utilising essential tools in Photoshop and Canva, including toolbox features, tool options, and panel menus
● Incorporating design elements such as background colours, text formatting, the use of the eye dropper, cloning, blending (overlay), and cropping in your projects
● Understanding copyright considerations and open-source licensing (e.g., GNU Public License)
● Loading and manipulating vector graphics and external file graphics in Photoshop and seamlessly integrating them with Canva designs
● Applying filters, layer masking, and layer styles (FX) in Photoshop while exploring parallel functionalities in Canva
● Crafting a professional logo and a marketing flyer, utilising the combined capabilities of Photoshop and Canva
● Working with AI tools

This course is designed to provide a balanced introduction to the realms of Photoshop and Canva, empowering you with the skills to create visually stunning and professional-grade designs.
Ongoing assessment via tasks and tutor monitoring
There are no formal entry requirements, although users are expected to be familiar with the basics of computer and internet use.
The course provides you with the necessary knowledge and tools to help you learn the subject
£59
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