Graphic Design Introduction


Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Design for Print
  • Basic Typography
  • Preparing Artwork for Commercial Print
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Booking a private training session allows you to focus on your exact needs on dates that work best for you or your team.

  • Sessions can be run online or in person, on your site or at our London training centre.
  • We manage training for many of the UK’s largest companies, taking care of all the admin, working with you to ensure the perfect course.
  • Our expert trainers will first understand your requirements and then tailor each session to your exact specification.
  • We offer a free consultation service to work out every detail of your course.

Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.

Overview

Recommended for those with no graphic design training and no knowledge of the print process, this course will introduce you to terminology and basic principles you will need to understand before attending one of our software application training courses.
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Course Outline

Design for Print

  • Understanding paper sizes and ISO standards
  • Imposition and bleed
  • Colour models
  • Making sure your documents meet the requirements for commercial printing

Basic Typography

  • Understanding type size, what are picas and points
  • Parts of a typeface, cap height, x height, ascenders, descenders, ligatures, font families and classification
  • Good typographic practise, tracking and kerning, avoiding widows and orphans
  • The correct way for inputing text in Microsoft Word for importing into a page layout programme.
  • Understanding basic image terminology
  • Understanding resolution, scaling and cropping
  • Procedures involved in preparing images for commercial printing
  • How to brief suppliers to ensure best image quality
  • Image file types and formats

Preparing Artwork for Commercial Print

  • Native files or PDFs
  • Pre-press checks to avoid costly corrections and mistakes
  • Print production processes; litho or digital; what to consider for different processes
  • Design for web
  • Important considerations when designing for the Web
  • Web page formats; image file format
  • Which Software Application to Use
  • A brief overview of the software applications used by graphic design professionals
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash) QuarkXPress
  • Macintosh and Windows cross-platform issues

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