This is a hands-on program. You will create a number of graphic design projects for print production including logos, newsletters, business cards, flyers, advertisements, and brochures. The print projects are designed to teach you the proper skills needed to design great-looking projects and prepare them for print production. Topics covered in this class are design, typography, use of color in design, how to create and use vector images, page layout design, image manipulation and photo retouching, color adjustments using levels, how to save your images for print and web, preparing your files for print production, and PDF portfolios. You will also learn Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe Acrobat 10. Completion of this Graphic Design program will help you prepare for the Adobe ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) exam. The class textbook and Certiport exam fee with re-take are included within the tuition. Macintosh computers are used exclusively for this class. A payment plan is available. Students will receive a certificate of completion after successfully completing this class.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers is necessary. PC users will be oriented to Mac computers.
- High School Diploma/GED/Enrollment in Adult Diploma Program through CVCC
- Valid Driver’s License
“The instructor was great. Not only knowledgeable in the course but an easy person to talk to. If I took [Photoshop or Graphic Design] I would hope he would be the instructor. “ - Frank, Parma
“I loved the class; I really don’t want it to end because there is always more to learn. But, I’m happy I know the basics and that was my goal.” - Lauren, Parma
“The instructor is very enthusiastic and he really wants the students to succeed. He goes above and beyond to help students learn and understand.” - Kaye, Brecksville
“The instructor is great! He made the class fun and easy to learn. You know his passion is teaching- which is clearly demonstrated by his 1:1 time and willingness to always answer questions.” - Annette, Independence
“Had a great time. The instructor was great at answering all my questions and letting us know where we can find additional info. Thanks!” - Claudia, Independence