Certificate in Graphic Design with Photoshop Online Course

Prepare for a dream job in the graphic design field by mastering Photoshop


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Students will develop graphic design skills while learning the gold standard in photo editing and design software

The need for cutting edge, professionally-designed interactive media keeps growing, and that means qualified graphic designers are in high demand. In this nationally-recognized program, you’ll prepare for a dream job in the graphic design field by mastering Photoshop, the world’s most popular application for creating and editing graphic images.

You’ll begin with basic graphic design techniques and build your skills from the bottom-up, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists rely on. You’ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover innovative strategies. This knowledge of graphic design will help you select graphics that convey the desired message, style, and tone for a variety of clients. Additionally, you’ll discover how to correctly package a project for printing and production.

Software is not included in this program. You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling.

When you register you receive nine (9) months to complete this program.

Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Grasp most commonly used graphic design concepts and terminology
  • Use any tool in the Photoshop workspace
  • Understand how the history of design has influenced popular design today
  • Show potential employers an impressive electronic portfolio 

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  • Understanding the Client
    • Assessing client needs
    • What is the client trying to promote?
    • Who is the target audience?
  • Designing the Logo
    • Creating effective logo designs
    • Submitting proofs
    • Collaborating with the client
    • Making a final selection
  • Design, Layout, and Color Fundamentals
    • Defining the style and tone of the project
    • Understanding effective layouts
    • Choosing the right colors
  • Working with Type
    • Understanding the role of type in graphic design
    • Identifying font characters
    • Choosing the right fonts for headings and body text
    • Working with blocks of text
  • Photo Editing
    • Opening a photo in Photoshop
    • Resizing the image
    • Cropping images
    • Using image retouching tools
    • Auto tone, color, and contrast
    • Creating a composite image
  • Designing a Brochure
    • Laying out your brochure's six
    • Panels
    • Choosing colors and fonts
    • Selecting images
    • Building effective headline and body text
    • Fine-tuning your layout for visual impact and usefulness
  • Creating Print Advertising
    • Designing an ad for print
    • Effective use of space
    • Conveying information
    • Creating a compelling image
  • Designing for the Web
    • Understanding the web design process
    • Creating web content
    • Designing an effective web page
    • Optimizing images for the web
    • Building a searchable page
    • Designing for social media
  • Email Advertising
    • Creating email advertising
    • Creating an effective email blast
    • Designing a readable email
    • Working with automated email services
  • Bringing it all Together
    • Creating a complete marketing package
    • Production methods
    • Creating camera-ready art for print
    • Website options

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista for PC users. Internet Explorer is not compatible with this program. You’ll need to use a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, and Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions).  

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.

Hardware Requirements:
For Windows 7, 8, or 8.1: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
2 GB RAM
1.8 GB free disk space for installation
1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color.

We will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Exploring Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Graphic Design Basics

Software is not included in this program. You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling. The examples in the program use CS6, but if you have Creative Cloud, your software will be comparable.

1.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
   
2.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive nine (9) months to complete this program.
   
3.  Do I have to buy additional materials?

We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment. Software is not included in this program.  You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling. 
   
4.  Can I get financial assistance?

These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
 
5.  What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
   
6.  Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
   
7.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
   
8.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
   
9.  Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
   
10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
   
11.  Do I need to be an artist or have an art background to take this course?

Absolutely not. The concepts of good graphic design can be learned, and any talent you may have as a designer can be enhanced, but it is not required. Learning Photoshop doesn’t require artistic ability of any kind, because you’ll find that you have levels of creativity within you that you didn’t know about, as you practice design techniques within this powerful software.
   
12.  Will I be able to market myself as a graphic designer after taking this class?

Like most things, practice makes perfect. You’ll have the basic design skills and Photoshop abilities to take on most graphic design projects, but it’s recommended that you do some pro-bono (no-charge, for needy organizations, family businesses, etc.) work before you put yourself out there as an experienced designer. Build your portfolio based on what you learn in this class and apply your experience to a few jobs before you making an official leap as a Professional Graphic Designer.
   
13.  Can I make a good living as a graphic designer?

Yes, if you work hard and develop a good client list. It’s important to seek clients out, provide all the services you can to these clients, and make good connections for word-of-mouth referrals. Also, stay involved with professional organizations, chambers of commerce, or local small business networking groups. Get your name out there, and use social media to promote your services.

14.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Laurie Ulrich Fuller has been practicing for more than 20 years. She received an education in the arts, and has been a professional graphic designer in many professional areas. She started her own company in 1992 to provide design, marketing, training, and technical documentation services to companies all over the world. Laurie is the author of several titles on Photoshop, InDesign, and general graphic design topics. These titles include The Photoshop CS3 Bible and How to Do Everything Adobe InDesign CS4. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. She was an adjunct faculty member at Temple University for more than 10 years, teaching everything from Microsoft Office to Adobe Photoshop to Web Design.

Randy Rolen has been a professional Graphic Designer for 32 years. After working as the Senior Graphic Designer in high tech companies for many years, he started his own design firm in 1993, and began to specialize in web based design, including websites and banner advertising. He has also been teaching online since 2002.

About this Course

Students will develop graphic design skills while learning the gold standard in photo editing and design software

The need for cutting edge, professionally-designed interactive media keeps growing, and that means qualified graphic designers are in high demand. In this nationally-recognized program, you’ll prepare for a dream job in the graphic design field by mastering Photoshop, the world’s most popular application for creating and editing graphic images.

You’ll begin with basic graphic design techniques and build your skills from the bottom-up, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists rely on. You’ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover innovative strategies. This knowledge of graphic design will help you select graphics that convey the desired message, style, and tone for a variety of clients. Additionally, you’ll discover how to correctly package a project for printing and production.

Software is not included in this program. You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling.

When you register you receive nine (9) months to complete this program.

Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Grasp most commonly used graphic design concepts and terminology
  • Use any tool in the Photoshop workspace
  • Understand how the history of design has influenced popular design today
  • Show potential employers an impressive electronic portfolio 

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  • Understanding the Client
    • Assessing client needs
    • What is the client trying to promote?
    • Who is the target audience?
  • Designing the Logo
    • Creating effective logo designs
    • Submitting proofs
    • Collaborating with the client
    • Making a final selection
  • Design, Layout, and Color Fundamentals
    • Defining the style and tone of the project
    • Understanding effective layouts
    • Choosing the right colors
  • Working with Type
    • Understanding the role of type in graphic design
    • Identifying font characters
    • Choosing the right fonts for headings and body text
    • Working with blocks of text
  • Photo Editing
    • Opening a photo in Photoshop
    • Resizing the image
    • Cropping images
    • Using image retouching tools
    • Auto tone, color, and contrast
    • Creating a composite image
  • Designing a Brochure
    • Laying out your brochure's six
    • Panels
    • Choosing colors and fonts
    • Selecting images
    • Building effective headline and body text
    • Fine-tuning your layout for visual impact and usefulness
  • Creating Print Advertising
    • Designing an ad for print
    • Effective use of space
    • Conveying information
    • Creating a compelling image
  • Designing for the Web
    • Understanding the web design process
    • Creating web content
    • Designing an effective web page
    • Optimizing images for the web
    • Building a searchable page
    • Designing for social media
  • Email Advertising
    • Creating email advertising
    • Creating an effective email blast
    • Designing a readable email
    • Working with automated email services
  • Bringing it all Together
    • Creating a complete marketing package
    • Production methods
    • Creating camera-ready art for print
    • Website options

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista for PC users. Internet Explorer is not compatible with this program. You’ll need to use a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, and Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions).  

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.

Hardware Requirements:
For Windows 7, 8, or 8.1: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
2 GB RAM
1.8 GB free disk space for installation
1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color.

We will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Exploring Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Graphic Design Basics

Software is not included in this program. You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling. The examples in the program use CS6, but if you have Creative Cloud, your software will be comparable.

1.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
   
2.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive nine (9) months to complete this program.
   
3.  Do I have to buy additional materials?

We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment. Software is not included in this program.  You must either have Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud installed before enrolling. 
   
4.  Can I get financial assistance?

These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
 
5.  What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
   
6.  Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
   
7.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
   
8.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
   
9.  Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
   
10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
   
11.  Do I need to be an artist or have an art background to take this course?

Absolutely not. The concepts of good graphic design can be learned, and any talent you may have as a designer can be enhanced, but it is not required. Learning Photoshop doesn’t require artistic ability of any kind, because you’ll find that you have levels of creativity within you that you didn’t know about, as you practice design techniques within this powerful software.
   
12.  Will I be able to market myself as a graphic designer after taking this class?

Like most things, practice makes perfect. You’ll have the basic design skills and Photoshop abilities to take on most graphic design projects, but it’s recommended that you do some pro-bono (no-charge, for needy organizations, family businesses, etc.) work before you put yourself out there as an experienced designer. Build your portfolio based on what you learn in this class and apply your experience to a few jobs before you making an official leap as a Professional Graphic Designer.
   
13.  Can I make a good living as a graphic designer?

Yes, if you work hard and develop a good client list. It’s important to seek clients out, provide all the services you can to these clients, and make good connections for word-of-mouth referrals. Also, stay involved with professional organizations, chambers of commerce, or local small business networking groups. Get your name out there, and use social media to promote your services.

14.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Laurie Ulrich Fuller has been practicing for more than 20 years. She received an education in the arts, and has been a professional graphic designer in many professional areas. She started her own company in 1992 to provide design, marketing, training, and technical documentation services to companies all over the world. Laurie is the author of several titles on Photoshop, InDesign, and general graphic design topics. These titles include The Photoshop CS3 Bible and How to Do Everything Adobe InDesign CS4. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. She was an adjunct faculty member at Temple University for more than 10 years, teaching everything from Microsoft Office to Adobe Photoshop to Web Design.

Randy Rolen has been a professional Graphic Designer for 32 years. After working as the Senior Graphic Designer in high tech companies for many years, he started his own design firm in 1993, and began to specialize in web based design, including websites and banner advertising. He has also been teaching online since 2002.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES516
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 9 Months
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 200 Hours
Qualification: Certificate

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