Graphic Design Training Course (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Upcoming Web Design Classes:

20 Jun 2022
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
09 Jul 2022
10:00 - 17:00 Sat
18 Jul 2022
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
01 Aug 2022
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
20 Aug 2022
10:00 - 17:00 Sat

Who is the graphic design course for?

This course is for you if you are interested in learning how to create graphics for print and graphics for web using industry standard tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

Goal oriented approach

This graphic design course is designed to get you started in graphic design and that's why many exercises and projects make the core part of our graphic design training.

Graphic design training overview

The complete course is hands-on. Many practical graphic design projects at the end of the course will ensure that you go through the process of creating newsletter, designing business card, leaflets and website templates.


This course is for complete beginners in graphic design but a basic computer literacy is required. You should know how to use a Windows PC or Apple Mac.

Course contents

PART 1. Adobe Photoshop
Introduction to Photoshop and Adobe Creative suit
Different file formats (PSD, JPG, TIFF, etc)
Different colour modes (RGB and CMYK)
Resolution explained (What is DPI?)

The Photoshop Workspace
The menus

Photoshop Tools
Rectangular Marquee Tool
Move Tool
Polygon Lasso Tool
Magic Wand Tool
Crop Tool
Slice Tool
Healing Brush Tool
Brush Tool
Clone Stamp Tool
History Brush Tool
Eraser Tool
Gradient Tool
Blur Tool
Dodge Tool
Path Selection Tool
Horizontal Type Tool
Pen Tool
Rectangle Tool
Notes Tool
Eyedropper Tool
Hand ToolZoom Tool
Colour Boxes

Photoshop File Menu
Create a new image
Open existing image
Save design for website

Edit Menu in Photoshop
Fill colour
Apply stroke

Image menu in Photoshop
Image adjustment
Image crop
Image canvas

Photoshop Layer Menu
Introduction to layers
New layer
Blending options

Photoshop Select Menu
Select images
Deselect images
Inverse selection
Transform images
Apply Feathers
Modify images

Filters in Photoshop
What are filters?
Apply different filters
Download filters

Photoshop View Menu
Zoom in and out
Slices for website

Projects in Photoshop
Retouching and repairing an image using Photoshop
Create a website template using Photoshop

PART 2. Adobe Indesign

Basic Concepts
Indesign Basics
How to create a new document in Indesign
Concepts of Layers in Indesign
Creating frames and selecting its contents

Indesign interface
Zooming and scrolling
Navigator palette
Control palette
Changing view and creating custom workspaces

Setup an Indesign Page
Page Layout
Use of Rulers guides in page layout
Printer and margin setup
How to create grid lines
Master page
Using the page palette

Setup multi-page documents
The Pages palette
Targeting pages and spreads

Master Page concept in Indesign
Creating master pages
Editing master pages
Applying master pages
Auto numbering pages
Override master objects
Text in Indesign
Adding text
How to edit text
Text fonts
Drag and drop text
Text frame properties

Text level Formatting
How to handle open type fonts
Optical kerning

Paragraph level formatting
Drop caps
Choosing a composer
H&J options
Tabs and tables
Hyphenation and justification
Bullet List
Numbered list

Graphics in Indesign
Import graphics
Edit graphics
Fitting options
PSD, Illustrator and Pdf files
Wrapping text around graphics
What are Indesign snippets
Managing links to images
Create a clipping path
Edit clipping paths
Remove clipping paths

Styles in Indesign
Create a style
Apply a style
Remove a style
Edit a style
Reusability of styles
What are nested styles?

Handling colours in Indesign
The difference between Process and Spot colours
Pantones colours
What are colour swatches
How to load swatches
Apply a stroke colour
Use a fill option
Create tints

Effects and Transparency
Feathering edges in Indesign
How to create drop shadows
The Flattener Preview palette

Editing a copy
Find text
Replace text easily
What is the Story Editor
Spell Checker in Indesign

Export and Print Indesign documents
Export and Print options
Printing Spot colour
Printing Process colour
Performing a pre-flight check
Packaging files for handoff
Export an indesign file as a PDF

Projects in Adobe Indesign
Create a leaflet using Indesign
Work on a professional newsletter

PART 3. Adobe Illustrator 
Basic Concepts
What are vector graphics?
Anatomy of a vector illustration: objects, paths, line segments and anchor points
Different formats explained (AI, EPS, etc)

Illustrator’s Main Features
The main illustrator menus, tools and palettes explained
Pencil tool
Pen tool and settings
Draw with an anchor point
Stroke and fill
Layers palettes

Projects in Adobe Illustrator
Create a logo using Illustrator
Create your own business card