Graphics Design

About the Training
This training was developed by the graphic group at Elexdon Technologies Ltd and De-Cafee Ventures (a creative design studios).
So the course outline contains the latest technologies and principles been used in the industry by creative minds.
Participants will learn hand on and work on a project from the artistic point of view using Coreldraw & Photoshop.

Training Venue

Elexdon Technologies Limited
Address: Suite 13 Lakobs Plaza Enoma Bustop Ago Palace Way
Okota, Lagos.

DAY 1- RUDIMENTARY CLASS

What is Graphic design?
Elements & Principles of Design
The role of sketching in the design process
Practical Session: Drawing and Setting up an artwork
Understanding Layout / Pictorial composition
Typography
Visual communication
Problem-solving measures

DAY 2- USING CORELDRAW TO DESIGN

1. Fast facts CorelDraw Basics The workspace (Actual versus Virtual tools)
2. Drawing Basics (Working with shapes-trimming, welding, etc)
Practical Session: Drawing (2 hours 30 mins)

DAY 3- USING CORELDRAW TO DESIGN

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
1. Working with Text (Paragraph text versus artistic text)
2. Adding color
3. Working with picture(s)
Practical Session: Designing a business card (2 hours 30 mins)

DAY 4- USING CORELDRAW TO DESIGN

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)

1. Saving your work ( Different File formats)
2. Special effects: (Extrusion, Drop shadow, Transparency, Text wrap)
Practical Session: Designing a flyer (2 hours 30 mins)
Software limitations discussed

DAY 5- USING PHGOTOSHOP TO DESIGN

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
Fast facts
Photoshop Basics (Staying organized: Typical Adobe Experience)
The workspace (Actual versus Virtual tools) /Setting up preferences
Understanding pixels
Practical Session: What photoshop can do (Working with layers, text, pictures)

DAY 6- USING PHOTOSHOP TO DESIGN

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
Practical Session: Picture cropping (2 hours 30mins)

1. Saving your work ( Different File formats)
2. Drawing in Photoshop
3. Using more than one software to carry out a design

DAY 7- USING PHOTOSHOP TO DESIGN

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
Practical Session: Preparing pictures for use (cropping, post-production effects, etc)

1. Image optimization and color management
Practical Session: Designing a pixel-perfect web banner / Saving for web (1 hour)

2. Using the various Photoshop filters
3. Painting in Photoshop
Practical Session: Designing a flyer (2 hours)

DAY 8- MOTION GRAPHICS (GIF ANIMATION)

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
1. Studying GIF samples
2. Understanding persistence of vision and how the human eye Practical Session: Simple GIF

WORKSHOP

Practical Session: Drawing (30 mins)
Brief talk on interpreting briefs
Creative Workshop (3 hours)

Skill Requirement

No previous design skill is required for this training but all student are expected to have good computer usage skill.

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