Project Description

Graphic Design Course

Overview of Graphic Design Course

Graphic Design plays a significant role in today’s modern world as society is shifting towards the digital era. With that, the demand and requirement for graphic design knowledge/graphic designers has increased significantly over the past few years. In short, graphic designing is a key skill to possess in today’s digitalised world.

Excel Academy’s graphic design course will be based upon Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software helping participants to understand the significance of both software and how they can benefit in terms of marketing, improving quality of images and graphics among others.

Adobe Photoshop Training

Excel Academy’s graphic design course will first cover the Adobe Photoshop software. Our Photoshop training will include the basic uses of the software and will then move on to more advanced features that the software has to offer.

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful photo editing software that provides many image editing features/effects that enables people to add a professional touch to their images, artwork, designs and many more. Adobe Photoshop is recognised as the market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation software and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. Hence, Photoshop is a great software for people who love to edit and improve the quality of their images. With that being said, Photoshop is the most common editing software used by professional editors, photographers, designers, artists and more.

In addition, Photoshop equips you with the right tools to create amazing and realistic images via the manipulation of images and outstanding effects. In simpler terms, Photoshop’s purpose is to fix exposure, contrast, colour, tone images to look more intriguing and have that extra bit of quality. Our training will explore areas such as the layering effect, selection tool, pen tool and more.

Adobe Illustrator Training

In the second part of the training, we will cover the usage of Adobe Illustrator software. Adobe Illustrator is a drawing software that enables users to make technical illustrations, elaborate drawings, graphics and page designs for print, the Internet and multimedia. Adobe Illustrator is the leading industry-standard vector graphics software as it is used by millions of graphic designers and artists to create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards. In lay-man terms, Illustrator is a digital drawing software that allows users to turn simple shapes into graphics that are beautiful and outstanding. It also can be said that Illustrator allows the expression of creativity through freehand drawing, tracing and recolouring of graphics to turn them into works of art which can be expressed therapeutically and also be used professionally through printed pieces, presentations, websites, blogs, and social media.

In addition, it offers an abundance of drawing tools, painting tools and typography features that allows users to express their creativity. In other words, Illustrator has a huge number of powerful creative tools that allow users to experiment/carry out trial and error with the effects provided by the software. The software features several creative tools which includes path editing, point alignment, stroke options, a smoothing tool, precise positioning, erasing options, blog brushing, pencilling, flexible brushing, live tracing, etc. The typography features include transparent text effects, ligatures and more while the program also features creative colour effects such as 3D effects, live distortion and blending.

Why Join Excel Academy’s Graphic Design Course

By joining our Graphic Design Course, you will be able to enhance your image creation and editing skills allowing you to create your own brochures, posters, flyers, banners, logo, social media images and many more.

In summary, Excel Academy’s graphic design course will highlight the very important tools and features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that will enable you to become a graphic design expert.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll know how to:

  • Develop display ad campaigns
  • Promote your company by managing brand colours
  • Create online banners in various sizes and formats
  • Design print materials like business cards, flyers, etc.
  • Learn industry insider graphic design terms
  • Communicate better with ad agencies and design teams
  • Learn to make vector graphics to create company logos, posters and web prints
  • Create infographics for online ad postings
  • Create Instagram poster templates for digital marketing purposes
  • Create FB Banner templates for your business promotion

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Course Outline

Day 1 – Photoshop

9.00 am to 1.00 pm• Digital Advertising
Principles of design
• Design Elements
• Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
• Eraser Tool – separate object and background
• Layer effects
• Image manipulation
• Color correction
• Typography
1.00 pm to 2.00 pmLunch Break
2.00 pm to 6.00 pm• Creating Posters for FB and IG
• Creating Banners for FB
• Preparing Photoshop files for animated poster

Day 2 – Illustrator

9.00 am to 1.00 pm
• Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
• Drawing with shape
• Tracing with Pen tool
• Layer Effects
• Apply gradients, warp effects, blends, and other styles to shapes in Illustrator
• Typography techniques
1.00 pm to 2.00 pmLunch Break
2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
• Creating Posters for web and print
• Creating Logos
• Preparing Illustrator files for animated poster

Day 3 – Product and android apps

9.00 am to 1.00 pm• Mobile photography
• Background eraser tools apps
• Introduction to Canva
• Introduction to Crello
1.00 pm to 2.00 pmLunch Break
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
• Introduction to adobe apps for graphic design

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Trainer Profile

Ismawi Ismail

Over more than 7 years of industry experience and education base knowledge (lecturer at Limkokwing/KRU Academy/SG Academy), Ismawi Ismail is more than qualified trainer with expertise in software dedicated for animation & multimedia project. He hold a degree in Animation from Limkokwing University and actively coaching students regarding animation & multimedia related software base knowledge.


Type of work

– Software trainer for animation & multimedia:

  • Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/Premeire Pro/After Effect/Flash
  • Creative apps for mobile photography and videography
  • Toon Boom

-Drawing Lecturer for foundation level and animation production

-Consulting, coaching and mentoring

Past Workshop

  • Animation workshop at Batam High School
  • Animation workshop at Bali International School
  • Illustrator Basic workshop
  • Creative Resume Masterclass – IPT Personal Branding
  • Animatic & Storyboard Masterclass for KV Teachers
  • Video Production – adobe premiere and mobile apps

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