Graphic Designer Learning Path

The choice to become a graphic designer can be a rewarding one; the career path both challenging and fulfilling. If you are looking to get started, consider to take a graphic design course.

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Design Courses

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Photoshop: BeginnerPhotoshop: Beginner

Course Duration: 2 Days

  • Remove red eye, blemishes, scratches, etc. using various retouching techniques
  • Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness
  • Create simple compositions by blending images together
  • Add text and modify type settings in your designs
  • Output artwork for web, print or video
£ 397.00
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Photoshop: IntermediatePhotoshop: Intermediate

Course Duration: 3 Days

  • Use advanced retouching and manipulation techniques
  • Improve the tonality and contrast of an image using curves and levels
  • Work with masks and blending effects to create sophisticated compositions
  • Use colour profiles to create a consistent and reliable colour workflow
  • Prepare artwork for print, web and video
  • Take the Adobe Certified Associate Exam and gain ACA status
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Photoshop: Advanced BespokePhotoshop: Advanced Bespoke
  • Make use of the Camera RAW plugin to handle RAW and HDR images
  • Create and combine 3D objects from Photoshop layers
  • Import and paint 3D objects made in other applications
  • Animate layers and edit video layers in Photoshop
  • Undertake studio and advanced techniques
  • Enhance your workflow with advanced shortcuts batch processes and actions
  • and more
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Photoshop: Zero to HEROPhotoshop: Zero to HERO

Course Duration: 5 Days

  • Use advanced retouching and manipulation techniques
  • Improve the tonality and contrast of an image using curves and levels
  • Work with masks and blending effects to create sophisticated compositions
  • Use colour profiles to create a consistent and reliable colour workflow
  • Prepare artwork for print, web and video
  • Take the Adobe Certified Associate Exam and gain ACA status
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Photoshop: Ultimate MasteryPhotoshop: Ultimate Mastery
  • This course covers the curriculum for our Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced courses
    Prepare for your Adobe ACA Exam & Get Your Certification.
  • You can now take your certification exam online from Academy Class
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Illustrator: BeginnerIllustrator: Beginner

Course Duration: 2 Days
Setting up Illustrator projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Define media format and publishing requirements

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents
  • And more
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Illustrator: IntermediateIllustrator: Intermediate

Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Further, adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
  • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Style
  • Work with Transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
  • Accurately adjust type in an artwork
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Enhance the workflow
  • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite
  • You will also be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam
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Illustrator: AdvancedIllustrator: Advanced

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Optimise artwork for print and web
  • Create and customise graphs
  • Work with blends to create stunning effects
  • Create 3D artwork using Illustrators 3D engine!
  • Improve workflow within Adobe applications
  • and more
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Illustrator: Zero to HEROIllustrator: Zero to HERO

Course Duration: 5 Days
By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Draw and understand Bezier curves
  • The root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
  • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
  • Live Paint and Live Colour
  • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes
  • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
  • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Styles
  • Find out more…
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Illustrator: Ultimate MasteryIllustrator: Ultimate Mastery

This course contains the full curriculum of

  • Illustrator: Beginner
  • Illustrator: Intermediate
  • Illustrator: Advanced
  • Adobe Illustrator Certification Exam
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Illustrator: Designing InfographicsIllustrator: Designing Infographics
  • Introduction to the importance of Infographics
  • An overview of the history of Infographics, what they are and how they should be used
  • Examples of good and bad Infographics
  • A look at the many types of elements to include in an Infographic and when to use them (charts, timelines, graphs, bubble graphs, pictographs etc.)
  • Do I need an infographic?
  • Analyzing your data
  • Finding and telling the story
  • The 5W’s and how they work in an infographic
  • The design process
  • Setting up your wireframe
  • Using psychology in your design
  • Creating icons or sourcing ready-made graphics
  • Design tips and tricks using Adobe Illustrator
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InDesign: BeginnerInDesign: Beginner

Course Duration: 2 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print
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InDesign: IntermediateInDesign: Intermediate

Course Duration: 3 Days

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Create complex documents for a range screen and print
  • Utilise image features to enhance your layouts and workflow
  • Create interactive documents
  • Create and apply advanced text formatting techniques
  • Import and format tables
  • Take the ACA exam
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InDesign: AdvancedInDesign: Advanced

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Use InDesigns advanced formatting features to style complex documents
  • Optimise documents for professional printing using preflight
  • Colour manage documents for a consistent workflow
  • Create TOC, index and dynamic image caption
  • Applying advanced table formatting
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InDesign: Zero to HEROInDesign: Zero to HERO

Zero to InDesign Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print
  • Create complex documents for a range screen and print
  • Utilise image features to enhance your layouts and workflow
  • Create interactive documents
  • Create and apply advanced text formatting techniques
  • Import and format tables
  • Take the ACA exam
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InDesign: Ultimate MasteryInDesign: Ultimate Mastery
  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print
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InDesign: Adobe Certified ExpertInDesign: Adobe Certified Expert

The InDesign CC ACE course will give you confidence in taking the exam, which you can do at the end of the class or at a later date (exam fee not included). Passing the exam can be a big step to your successful design career. This exam is the highest official certification you can get and it can help you get recognized in the creative industry. It is the best way to tell the world about your expertise and communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe. Becoming an Adobe Certified Expert allows you to: Differentiate yourself from competitors Get your CV noticed Attract and win new business Gain recognition from your employer Leverage the power of the Adobe brand.

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Creative Cloud for Design: Zero To HEROCreative Cloud for Design: Zero To HERO

Corse Duration: 6 Days

This course covers the full curriculum of

  • Photoshop: Beginner
  • InDesign: Beginner
  • Illustrator: Beginner
  • Edit & retouch photos
  • Prepare & publish documents for screen or print
  • Create Illustrations
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Creative Cloud for ProductionCreative Cloud for Production

Course Duration: 5 Days
Maximise your productivity with Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium software, the total post-production solution available for both Mac and Windows. Tighter-than-ever integration between Adobe’s all-new video, audio and design tools. Learn the basics and much more of After Effects and Premiere Pro all just 5 days.

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Package Courses

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Adobe Graphic Design Master Class - GoldAdobe Graphic Design Master Class – Gold

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates

The Adobe Graphic Design Master Class Gold package is a comprehensive course that aims for Adobe Certification on Adobe’s design products: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. The Designers Creative License Gold package includes the entire curriculum for total immersion into Adobe Design products. This is a training program that features a combination of 9 Adobe courses for a discounted price. The package does not have a schedule of its own so simply pick which course you want to start with and check out the dates for that particular class. The Creative License is valid for 1 year.

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Adobe Graphic Design Master Class - SilverAdobe Graphic Design Master Class – Silver

This is a bespoke course, please contact us for dates


Zero to Hero on Adobe’s design products : Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. The Designers Creative License package includes the entire curriculum for total immersion into Adobe Design products. The Designers Creative License package is a training program that features a combination of 6 Adobe courses for a discounted price. The package does not have a schedule of its own so simply pick which course you want to start with and check out the dates for that particular class. The Creative License is valid for 1 year. The Adobe Graphic Design Gold Course includes advanced lessons in each software platform.

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Not sure which course you need to take?

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Graphic design has numerous areas and most designers pick an area to specialise in; however, they may do work in other areas, but their focus will be on a single type of design. For example, multimedia or video, advertising, print, animation, and web design. All of these areas need a graphic designer. Finding the area that best suits your interests and your talents can go a long way to ensuring you have a successful start to your career.

Becoming a professional graphic designer generally requires taking classes in graphic design. Our graphic design courses are designed to teach you the software and how to create designs that will meet your client’s needs. Courses also provide you with tangible on paper proof of your skills. While your actual knowledge and skill in the field will be what sells the position, many jobs require a formal education. You will need to know things such as CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. Business and marketing courses can provide a wealth of information as well as basic writing, eCommerce, and design courses. Web developers bring together the various aspects of a web design from the graphic artists to the copywriters. Knowing the basics of these jobs helps a web developer navigate easily and helps them to know what is trending across the board.

Excellent software and equipment can make your job as a graphic designer that much easier. You will need a good computer and something that can handle the necessary requirements for high-level graphic and video work. You will also need the right pieces of software: this includes applications such as Adobe’s Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, which are standards in the Graphic Design Industry.

A portfolio can make or break you when it comes to getting a role as a graphic designer. Even if you do not have the complete educational background necessary for a role as a designer, if your portfolio is exceptional, most employers will consider work experience as a replacement for formal education. You want to make sure only the best pieces you have go into your portfolio, it showcases your talent, abilities, and your creativity.

One of the fastest ways to learn, grow and keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest developments in the design community is to simply join it. Get involved, put your work out there, hear what other designers have to say, talk to them, and ask questions. The more feedback you get, the better your work will become. It also helps you to network if you have decided to freelance.

Becoming a graphic designer is more than just education, tools, equipment, and focus; it is also about finding your artistic style and growing as a designer. No matter what genre of graphic design you pick, own it by throwing in your own loves. If you love clean lines and bold colours, then whether you are in multimedia or print design, focus on this. If you like complex and intricate designs, bring that in to your work. The best part of being a design is doing what you truly love.

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