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.

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Prerequisite

Having a sharp knowledge about Basic Graphic Design.

Used Tool

Photoshop & Illustrator

Resource Person:
Zayed Uddin
Graphics Designer, Technobd Web Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone can join who has the interest to work with Advanced Graphics Design.
Course Outline

Instructional Philosophy

Students will be given challenging real-world projects and assignments typical of the graphic design industry. High quality work is expected and students will be given opportunities to redo work until it meets standards specified by instruction. Classroom activities will include reading, research, projects, and problem-solving. Students will often work in teams but will be expected to complete individual assignments in relation to the team's work. Assessment methods will include written exams, tests, and quizzes; oral and written research reports; reading assignments; and projects.

 

Assessments

Projects/Daily Work 75%

Participation 15%

Leadership 10%

Participation Points will not be added to the grade book until quarter and semester grades.

 

Grading System

All work will be graded on a 4 point scale.  There are no points or percentages for assignments, but rather grade points from 4.0 – 0.0.  

 

4–OUTSTANDING

Performance at this level demonstrates an in-depth understanding of content and concepts. These students make connections amongst ideas that go well beyond the obvious solve challenging problems with efficient and innovative strategies, and communicate complex ideas insightfully, effectively and creatively.

 

3–PROFICIENT

Students at this level demonstrate strong, solid achievement in grasping content and concepts.  They display command of essential concepts, skills, and processes and make important connections between central ideas.

 

2–DEVELOPING

Performance at this level demonstrates partial command of essential concepts, skills, and processes. With some direction and guidance the student can obtain a complete command of the desired goals. The communication of what they understand is adequate but sometimes rudimentary or incomplete.






1- UNDER  ACHIEVEMENT

Students at this level are failing to apply basic skills and effort to their assignments.




3.5 – 4.0 = A

1.5 – 2.0 = C

3.0 – 3.5 = A-

1.0 – 1.5 = C

2.5 – 3.0 = B

0.0 – 1.0 = F

2.0 – 2.5 = B-

 

 

Participation Points:

4 Points

   1. On time to class

   2. All materials ready for class

   3. Participate entire class

 

2 Points

   1. Excused absence with admit

   2. Tardy to class

   3. Late Work



0 Points

   1. Unexcused absence

   2. No materials for class

   3. Disruptive or off-task behavior

 

Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop CC

Advanced Course Outline

Day

Module

Topic

1st

Class

Work Environment

GD-C1/ M1

  1. Looking at the Work Area

  2. Customizing Preferences & Keyboard Shortcuts

  3. Using the tools & Tool Options



2nd

Class



Working with Selections

GD-C2/ M1

  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 Colour



3rd

Class



Understanding Layers

GD-C3/ M1

  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


Transforming

GD-C4/ M1

  1. Free Transform

  2. Mathematical transforms: Flip, Rotate, Arbitrary

  3. Scale, Skew, Distort, Perspective

  4. Transform with Warp

  5. Canvas Rotation





5th

Class







Photo Corrections

GD-C5/ M2



  1. Understanding Images: Raster & Vector

  2. Image Resolution

  3. Exposure & Balance

  4. Tonal values & Photography

  5. Image Adjustments Options

  6. Working with the Adjustments Panel

  7. Histogram

  8. Levels Dialog Box

  9. Curves Dialog Box

  10. Straightening & Cropping

  11. Using Automatic & Manual Adjustments - Contrast, Shadows

  12. lights, Hue & Saturation

  13. Replacing colours

  14. Dodge, Sponge & Burn tools

  15. Black & White Adjustment Feature




6th

Class




Retouching & Repairing

GD-C6/M2

  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



7th  

Class



Painting in Photoshop

GD-C7/ M2



  1. Using the Brush Tool.

  2. Working with Colors & Swatches.

  3. Creating & Using Gradients.

  4. Creating & Working with Brushes.

  5. Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools.

  6. Painting with Selections.





8th

Class



Typography

GD-C8/M3

  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

Colour Modes

GD-C8/M4

  1. Creating New Colour Swatches

  2. Creating Colour Blends/ Gradients

  3. Applying colour & gradients

  4. Hue Sampling Ring




9th

Class

Brushes

GD-C9/M5

  1. Working with brushes

  2. Changing Brush Options


Correcting Digital Photographs

GD-C9/M6

  1. About Camera Raw

  2. Processing Files in Camera Raw

  3. Merging exposure and application of advanced colour correction

  4. Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop

  5. Correcting image distortion

  6. Working with depth of field




10th

Class




Vector Drawing: Paths & Shape

GD-C10/M7

  1. Pen Tool

  2. Using Paths

  3. Saleable Objects

  4. Shape Layer

  5. Importing Smart Objects

  6. Compound Paths

  7. Saving Paths


11th

Class


Working with Clipping Paths

GD-C11/M8

  1. Clipping & Work Paths

  2. Complex Path Editing

  3. Filling & Stroking paths, selections

  4. What is a clipping mask?



12th

Class



Creating Special Effects

GD-C12/M9



  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




13th

Class


Exporting Your Work

GD-C13/M10

  1. Saving with Different File Formats.

  2. Saving for Web & Devices.

  3. Printing Options.

  4. Frame based animation (GIF)



Creating & Editing Quick Masks

GD-C13/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


14th  

Class


Create Adverts Banner Design

GD-C14/M12

  1. Introduction Advertisements Banner

  2. Create Advertisements Banner Design

  1. Facebook

  2. Google

  3. Custom for Website etc.


15th

Class


Create Website Layout Design

GD-C15/M13

  1. Introduction to Building Website Template Layout Design

  2. Introduction Responsive Website design.

  3. Sketch Wireframe Website Template Layout Design.








Adobe Illustrator CC

Advanced Course Outline



16th

Class



Introduction & Getting Started to Adobe Illustrator CC

GD-C16/M1

  1. About Illustrator.

  2. Exploring the Toolbox.

  3. Adobe Illustrator CC Applications Bar & the Options Bar.

  4. Understanding the workspace.

  5. Navigating Illustrator.

  6. Exploring Panels & Menus.

  7. Creating a New Document.

  8. Customizing the Interface.

  9. Setting Preferences.



17th

Class



Creating Artwork & Editing Shapes

GD-C17/M1

  1. Selecting and Grouping objects.

  2. Transform and 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.



18th

Class



Colours, Selecting & Aligning

GD-C18/M1

  1. Selecting and applying colours.

  2. Creating colour swatches.

  3. Applying and modifying gradients.

  4. Selecting objects.

  5. Aligning objects.

  6. Working with groups.

  7. Exploring object arrangement.

  8. Applying selection techniques.



19th

Class



Working  with Type

GD-C19/M2

  1. Working with type.

  2. Create and manipulate text.

  3. Formatting type.

  4. Creating and 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-C19/M3

  1. Create & Apply Mesh

  2. Editing Meshes

  3. Warping Mesh

  4. Adding Transparency to Mesh Object

20th

Class

Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles, Filters & Effects

GD-C20/M4

  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

22nd

Class

Effects and Transparency

GD-C22/M4

  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

23rd

Class

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

GD-C23/M5

  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

24th

Class

Blending Colors and Shapes

GD-C24/M5

  1. Working with gradients

  2. Working with blended objects

25th

Class

Using Brushes to Create a Poster

GD-C25/M6

  1. Using Calligraphic brushes

  2. Using Art brushes

  3. Using Bristle brushes

  4. Using Pattern brushes

  5. Working with Brush tool

26th  

Class

Create Business Card Design

GD-C26/M7

  1. Sketching & Wireframe Design

  2. Creating Business Card Design.

  3. Submission Your Design.

27th

Class

Create Icon & Info Graphics Design

GD-C27/M7

  1. Sketching & Wireframe Design

  2. Icon & Info Graphics Design

28th

Class

3D Effects

GD-C28/M8

  1. Revolving Effect

  2. Rotate Effect

  3. Extrude & Bevel

  4. Mapping Images

  5. Adjusting Lighting & Offset

  6. Adjusting & Editing Final 3D object

29th

Class

Colour Management

GD-C29/M9

  1. Colour Models & Gamuts

  2. Setting up Colour Management

  3. Assigning Profiles


30th

Class


Printing & Colour Separations

GD-C30/M10

  1. Soft Proofs

  2. Colour Separations & Separations Preview

  3. Converting to RGB, CMYK, Grayscale

  4. Adding Crop Marks

  5. Saturate & Adjust colours

  6. Editing & Separate Spot Colours

  7. Traps & Overprinting