Graphic Designing

This course will provide foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. Students can apply this core set of graphic design skills to their own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design.

The students will learn to work on Adobe Creative Suite programs including Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.

At the end of this course, students will have learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques; understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern; been exposed to the language and skills of typography; and understand and have applied the principles of design and composition.


There is no previous knowledge required for this course.

Course Contents



Topics Covered







Basic Image Editing

Adobe Photoshop




Week 1

Introduction to Photoshop:

·       Interface, Menus, Working with Layers, Image & Canvas Size, Basic options for opening & saving files in different formats.

·       Basic Tools

Move, Paint Bucket, Brush, Type, Shapes etc.

·       Making selections

Marquee, Lasso, Quick Selection etc.



Week 2

·       Layer Styles

Bevel emboss, stroke, glows, overlays, shadows, etc.

·       Adjustments (Image & Layer)

Brightness/Contrast, Levels, Curves, Exposure, Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, Color Balance, Photo Filter

·       Parameters of Design


Week 3a

·       Blending Modes

·       Layer Masking

·       Clipping Mask




Creating & Editing Basic Vector Graphics

Adobe Illustrator


Week 3b

Introduction to Illustrator:

·       Interface, Menus, Toolbar, Shapes, Fill & Stroke, Selection & Direct Selection, Ruler & Smart Guides

·       Imaging Basics (Raster vs. Vector)



Week 4

·       Basic Tools

Selection & Direct Selection, Object, Type, etc.

·       Drawing Vectors

Pen Tool

·       Elements & Principles of Design


Week 5

·       Creating Artwork with shapes

·       Basic Vector Illustration

·       Logo Designing




Week 6

·       Brand Identity

·       Using Mock-ups

·       Project Discussion & Presentation



Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator


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