Graphics Designing Training

Introduction To Graphics Designing Training

Aiming to become a Graphic designer? Skeinsoft is your best option when it comes to Graphic Design training as it offers sound conceptual knowledge and necessary skills required to become a successful graphic designer in growing IT market of Nepal. Sectors such as online media, print media, and advertising agencies are in continuous demand of graphic designers. So in order to fulfil that demand, Skeinsoft focuses graphic design training in Nepal as a career-oriented training program that will teach an individual to progress into the fields such as computer graphics, multimedia and web design. Therefore, this training program also helps to impart practical knowledge in creating and manipulating words, symbols or images for effective and result-oriented visual communication.


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Course Outline

InDesign Layout

  • The InDesign Workspace
  • Using shortcuts
  • Your workspace customization
  • Fixing preferences – rulers, guides, layers

Document Design

  • Develop Master Pages
  • Altering Layout
  • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
  • Create the Structure of a Document
  • Develop Layers

Creating basic drawn elements

    • The Selection and Direct Selection Tool
    • The Tool & Color Palettes
    • Grids, rulers and guides

Working with texts

  • Add/Edit & Spell Check
  • Threading , Wrapping and Importing Text
  • Applying and Editing Styles to text
  • Change Text Threads
  • Deal with missing fonts
  • Hyphenation and justification
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Drop caps creation
  • Editing, Applying and Managing Paragraph Styles
  • Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
  • Proper Numbering of paragraphs
  • Place Text on a path
  • Flow text through multiple frames
  • ‘Placeholder’ frames creation
  • Text options
  • Using the ‘tab’ command
  • The Glyphs window

Working with objects

  • Aligning, Arranging and Distributing
  • The ‘place’ command
  • Images and frames resizing
  • Using ‘text wrap’
  • Managing object layers
  • Rotating objects
  • Creating special effects
  • Shape and corner options>
  • Transforming Objects
  • Group & Ungroup
  • Duplicating, Rotating, Scaling, Skewing, Mirroring
  • Managing Transparency

The "Swatches" window

  • Settings for ‘fill’ and ‘stroke’
  • Adding and converting Pantone colors
  • Create, use and edit solid colors and gradients

Frames

  • Threading/unthreading frames
  • Flowing text through frames and Multi-column text frames
  • Using special characters
  • Hanging punctuation
  • Composition options
  • Document baseline grids

Graphics

  • Common Graphic file formats
  • Import & Enhance Graphics Files
  • Simple, compound & custom Image Frames
  • Fitting options
  • Inline graphics
  • Creating Text Run-arounds
  • Tolerance and threshold options
  • Clipping Paths, Alpha channels

Effects

  • Inner Shadow
  • Gradient Feather
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Inner and Outer Glow

Tabs & Tables

  • Create, Modify and Format a Table

The "Pages" window

  • Using multiple master pages
  • Adding and deleting pages
  • Working with master pages
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Creating new numbering sections

Managing Multiple Documents

  • The ‘book’ option
  • Templates and libraries
  • Importing swatches
  • Using Adobe Bridge

Printing and Exports

  • Checking documents for problems
  • Printing
  • Package Files
  • PostScript, preflighting and Packaging
  • Preview Output & options
  • Print, Separation, Flattening
  • Creating high and low resoultion Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
  • Creating a low-res PDF for the web

Adobe Photoshop

  • The Photoshop Screen
  • Getting to know the Tools & Palettes
  • Utilizing guides, grids and rulers
  • Zoom shortcuts and convenient navigation

Selections

  • Why use Selections?
  • Creating selections using Marquee tools
  • The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tool
  • The Lasso tools
  • Adding or Deleting from selections
  • Saving and Loading selections
  • Tonal Values Control
  • Toned and Tinted Images creation
  • Selecting by color range
  • Feathering selections
  • Quick Mask mode

Image Correction

  • Properly Using the Histogram palette
  • Fixing color with variations
  • Using Levels and Curves to fix tone & contrast
  • Color balance and variations
  • Hue and saturation controls
  • The Vibrance command

Retouching Techniques

  • Custom colors
  • Dodge and burn tools
  • Crop and rotate artwork
  • Sharpen and Blur filters
  • Focus tools
  • The Clone & Heal tools
  • The Healing Brush tools
  • The Color Replace tool
  • Red eye reduction
  • Digital darkroom techniques
  • Gradients creation and editing

Filters,Painting and Drawing

  • Using Plug-ins and filters
  • Using the Unsharp Mask
  • Cloning Images
  • Using the Burn/Dodge/Sponge Tools
  • Print and web safe colors
  • Mixing and applying paint and fill colors
  • Using the Paint Bucket tool
  • Using the Airbrush, Pencil, Paintbrush and Eyedropper tools
  • Drawing shapes
  • Creating vector shape layers
  • Polygon, line and custom shape tools
  • Adding, subtracting, intersecting commands
  • Editing vector shapes using the pen tools
  • Adding color fills, patterns and gradients

Working with Layers

  • Multiple Layers creation and viewing
  • Moving, scaling and rotating layers
  • Linking & aligning Layers
  • Merging, Flattening and Saving Layers
  • Locking and protecting layers
  • Layer groups
  • Applying and editing type
  • Converting shape and text layers
  • Saving and flattening layered files

Merging Layers

  • Applying transparency
  • Fundamental modes of layer blending
  • Text and adjustment layers
  • Special effects
  • Drop shadows, glows and embossing
  • Layer masks

Operating with Texts

  • Fresh Features
  • Text Layer Creation
  • Text Paragraphs
  • Adding Text Effects,
  • Painting Text
  • Anti-aliasing Text

Timeline

  • Frame Animation
  • Video timeline
  • gif file export

Special Effects

  • Photoshop filters utilization
  • Working with the Filter Gallery
  • Fading the effects of filters

Files saving

  • File formats
  • Right color mode selection
  • Adjusting resolution and image size
  • Canvas cropping and enlargement
  • Printing and Optimizing Documents
  • Color modes, resolution & image size
  • Printing from Photoshop and other Applications
  • The Save for web command
  • Developing Transparent GIF files

Adobe Illustrator Introduction

  • Custom workspace
  • Control Palettes & menus
  • Smartguides
  • Rulers, guides, grids, snap to
  • Outline & Preview modes
  • Navigation & Scroll shortcuts
  • How Illustrator Works
  • Components for Images
  • Vectors v Bitmaps
  • Text, Shapes & Colour

Drawing

  • Using the shape tools
  • Transforming tools
  • Drawing with the line tools
  • The ‘warp tool’ flyout
  • Symbols in Illustrator
  • Developing a logo
  • Tin can drawing
  • Spoked wheel drawing
  • Selecting, Copying and Moving
  • Rotating, Skewing, Aligning, Grouping and Duplicating Objects
  • Locking and Hiding
  • Special Effects and alterations
  • Drawing Tools such as rectangle, ellipse, polygon, Star
  • Fills and Colors
  • Drawing curves
  • The Average and Join commands
  • Eraser tool

Images

  • Importing & placing images
  • Turning Bitmap into Vector
  • Color
  • Basic Colors & Stroke palette
  • Types of Color; Color modes
  • Spot v Process colors
  • Gradient and Patterns
  • Dragging color
  • Understanding & using ‘stroke’ and ‘fill’ attributes
  • Using Swatches
  • Use the Paint Bucket tool

Text

  • Creating Text objects
  • Artistic and Paragraph text
  • Coloring and Filling text
  • Adding ‘point’ type and ‘area’ type
  • Add type to a vector path
  • Create type outlines
  • Linking Paragraphs
  • Type Effects
  • Placing Text Around Objects
  • Find & replace & Spellcheck

Arranging and Aligning Objects

  • Using ‘group’ and ‘duplicate’
  • Layer objects hiding and locking
  • Using ‘isolation mode’
  • Using Align and Distribute
  • Compound paths
  • Clipping masks

Working with Paths

  • Creating & Editing Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Draw continuous curves
  • Shift an anchor point or a line
  • Convert smooth points into corner
  • Convert points in an existing object
  • A curve shaping
  • Converting an anchor point
  • Pinch a curve inward
  • Add, adjust, delete points
  • Bezier curves

Printing and saving

  • Previewing
  • The Print Dialog & Printing
  • Defining a crop area
  • Saving in non-Vector formats
  • Save for Web

Using Brushes

  • Draw using Paintbrush tool
  • Edit a brushstroke to an existing path
  • Conversion of a brushstroke to outlined paths
  • Creation and modification of brushes
  • Create a new brush library
  • Edit a scatter, art or pattern brush

Gradients

  • Object filling using a gradient
  • Creation and modification of gradient
  • Use the Gradient tool
  • Create and edit Gradient meshes

Transforming Objects

  • Rotate, Scale or shear
  • Flip and slant
  • The bounding box
  • Use the Free Transform tool

Layers

  • Creation and modification(Editing) of layers
  • Create a sub layer
  • Hide and Lock
  • The layers Palette

Illustrator Effects

  • Removal of layer effects
  • Live shapes with text
  • 3D Shapes with Revolve
  • Applying a Convert to Shape effect
  • Inner/Outer Glow & Add Arrowheads

Using live trace

  • Automatically trace artwork
  • Converting objects

Filters

  • Scribble, tweak & Twist
  • Puker or bloat an object
  • Rough up a shape
  • Rotating path points
  • Raster filters
  • Pen and Ink filter