Advanced Graphics Design

Building skills? Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn in this course:

• Develop graphic design work and concepts based on professional creative approaches and techniques.

• Apply traditional and digital design techniques to create polished graphic design pieces.

• Select and set typography to communicate a specific message in logo designs and page layouts.

• Use knowledge of the characteristics of type to create cohesive and expressive logo designs.

• Use a layout grid and professional layout rules to design engaging magazine covers, article spreads, book covers, and book chapter pages.

• Create magazine and book layout designs with a clear visual hierarchy of information.

• Create a basic three-dimensional product packaging design working from a client brief.

• Incorporate existing brand rules into product packaging designs and other graphic design projects.

• Develop an understanding of how to manage the graphic designer/client/vendor relationship, including promotion and billing.

• Organize work for use in physical and online design portfolios and produce a final portfolio piece that involves printing, labeling, package design, and photography. 

Having a sharp knowledge about Basic Graphic Design.

Resource Person:
Zayed Uddin
Graphics Designer.

Who Can Participate?
Anyone can join who has the interest to work with Advanced Graphics Design.

Having a sharp knowledge about Basic Graphic Design.

Used Tool

Photoshop & Illustrator

Course Outline

1st Class

Introduction & Getting Started to Adobe Photoshop CC

GD-C1/ M1

1. Introduction to Advanced Adobe Photoshop CC
2. Understanding the workspace, applications & options Bar.
3. Exploring Toolbox, Panels & Menus.
4. Creating a New Document.
5. Customizing the Interface.
6. Setting Preferences.


2nd Class

Working with Selections
GD-C2/ M2

1. About selecting & selection tools
2. Rectangular & Oval selections
3. Lasso tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool
4. Magic Wand
5. Quick Selection Tool
6. Feathering - softening selection edges
7. Selecting by Color
GD-C4/ M4 1. Free Transform
2. Mathematical transforms: Flip, Rotate, Arbitrary
3. Scale, Skew, Distort, Perspective
4. Transform with Warp
5. Canvas Rotation


3rd  Class

Understanding Layers
GD-C3/ M3

1. Background layers
2. Creating layers
3. Rearrange & editing layers
4. Opacity & Layer Blending Modes
5. Linking Layers
6. Applying Layer Styles
7. Flattening Layers
8. Layer Comps
9. Duplicating & Aligning Layers
10. Layer Groups

4th Class

Project-1 Photo Corrections
GD-C4/ M4

1. Image Resolution
2. Exposure & Balance
3. Tonal values & Photography
4. Image Adjustments Options
5. Levels Dialog Box
6. Curves Dialog Box
7. Straightening & Cropping
8. Using Automatic & Manual Adjustments - Contrast, Shadows
9. lights, Hue & Saturation
10. Replacing colors
11. Dodge, Sponge & Burn tools
12. Black & White Adjustment Feature

Retouching & Repairing
GD-C4/M5 1. Clone Stamp Tool & Clone Panel Options
2. Pattern Tool
3. Spot Healing Brush
4. Healing Brush & Patch Tools
5. Red Eye Removal
6. Separate Layer retouching
7. Layers - Auto Align Layers
8. Spherical Alignment
9. Layers -Auto Blend Layers
10. Content Aware Healing & Fills


 5th Class

Typography GD-C5/M6

1. Adding Type
2. Character & Paragraph settings
3. Justification & Hyphenation
4. Tracking, Kerning & Leading
5. Warping Type
6. Type on a Path
7. Vertical Type
Color Modes
GD-C5/M7 1. Creating New Color Swatches
2. Creating Color Blends/Gradients
3. Applying Color & Gradients

6th Class

Vector Drawing: Paths & Shape
GD-C6/M8 1. Pen Tool
2. Using Paths
3. Saleable Objects
4. Shape Layer
5. Importing Smart Objects
6. Compound Paths
7. Saving Paths

Working with Clipping Paths
1. Clipping & Work Paths
2. Complex Path Editing
3. Filling & Stroking paths, selections
4. What is a clipping mask?


7th Class

Creating Special Effects

1. Using filters
2. Gamut & Workflow aspects
3. Stacking Orders & Saving multiple filters
4. Fading Filters (Opacity & Blend Modes)
5. Smart Filters
6. Creating, Saving & Editing Smart filters

8th Class

Creating & Editing Quick Masks
GD-C8/M11 1. Saving selections as Masks

2. Alpha Channels
3. Loading Masks as selections
4. Editing Masks
5. Extracting Images
6. Applying Filter Effects to Masked selections
7. Creating Gradient Masks

9th Class
Create Advertisements Banner Design
GD-C9/M12 1. Introduction Advertisements Banner

2. Create Advertisements Banner Design
a) Facebook
b) Google
c) Custom for Website etc.
Exporting Your Work
GD-C9/M13 1. Saving with Different File Formats.
2. Saving for Web & Devices.
3. Printing Options.
4. Frame based animation (GIF)

10th Class

Project-3 (Part-1)
Responsive Website Layout Design
GD-C10/M14 1. Introduction to Building Website Template Layout Design

2. Introduction Responsive Website design.
3. Sketch Wireframe Website Template Layout Design.

11th Class

Project-3 (Part-2)

Responsive Website Layout Design
GD-C11/M14 1. Responsive Website PSD Templates Layout Design
Class Design Review Feedback 1. Submission Your Design
2. Design Improvement Briefing





Adobe Illustrator CC



13th Class

Introduction & Getting Started to Adobe Illustrator CC
GD-C13/M1 1. Introduction to Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC

2. Getting started with your Adobe Illustrator advanced tutorial
3. Understanding the workspace, applications & options Bar.
4. Exploring Toolbox, Panels & Menus.
5. Creating a New Document.
6. Customizing the Interface.
7. Setting Preferences.

14th Class

Creating Artwork & Editing Shapes
GD-C14/M2 1. Selecting & Grouping objects.

2. Transform & modify elements.
3. Organize artwork using layers.
4. Create symbols.
5. Working with basic shapes.
6. Using pen and shape tools to create basic geometry.
7. Combining and editing shapes.
8. Using Image Trace to create shapes.


15th Class

Colors, Selecting & Aligning

Blending Colors & Shapes
GD-C15/M3-2 1. Selecting & applying colors.
2. Creating color swatches.
3. Applying & modifying gradients.
4. Objects – Selecting, Aligning
5. Working with groups.
6. Exploring object arrangement.
7. Applying selection techniques.
8. Working with blended – Colors & Shapes

16th Class

Working with Type
GD-C16/M4 1. Creating & applying text styles
2. Create and manipulate text
3. Formatting type
4. Creating & applying text styles
5. Warping text.
6. Working with type on a path.
7. Wrapping text around an object.
8. Creating text outlines.
Working with Meshes
GD-C16/M5 1. Create & Apply Mesh
2. Editing Meshes
3. Warping Mesh
4. Adding Transparency to Mesh Object

17th Class

Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles, Filters & Effects
GD-C17/M6 1. Using, Adding & reordering Appearance Attributes

2. Using & Editing Live Effects
3. Creating, Saving & Previewing Graphic Styles
4. Applying Graphic Styles & Appearance Attributes to Layers
5. Warp Effects
6. Specifying Resolution of Filters & Effects (Print vs web)
7. Raster Effects Settings


18th Class

Effects & Transparency
GD-C18/M7 1. Apply transparency to objects.
2. Blend elements using blend effects.
3. Working with bitmaps.
4. Placing raster images.
5. Using the links panel to relink and update images.
6. Tracing images using live trace presets


19th Class

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
GD-C19/M8 1. Understanding layers
2. Creating layers and sub-layers
3. Editing layers and objects
4. Pasting layers
5. Viewing layers
6. Applying appearance attributes to layers
7. Creating a clipping mask


20th Class

Using Brushes
GD-C21/M10 1. Using Calligraphic brushes
2. Using Art brushes
3. Using Bristle brushes
4. Using Pattern brushes
5. Working with Brush tool


21st  Class

Create Logo Design
GD-C22/M11 1. Design Sketching
2. Creating Logo Design.
3. Submission Your Design.

22nd Class

Create Business Card Design
GD-C22/M12 1. Sketching & Wireframe Design
2. Icon & Info Graphics Design
3. Submission Your Design

23rd Class

Create Icon & Flyer Design
GD-C23/M13 1. Sketching & Wireframe Design
2. Creating Logo Design.
3. Submission Your Design

24th Class

Printing & Color Separations
Design Review Feedback 1. Soft Proofs

2. Color Separations & Separations Preview
3. Converting to RGB, CMYK, Grayscale
4. Adding Crop Marks
5. Saturate & Adjust colors
6. Editing & Separate Spot Colors
7. Traps & Overprinting