Diploma in Graphic Design with
Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop (CEF Approved)

CEF Course Code: 22C01788-7
CEF Institution Code: 548
   
Course Description  
Application Procedure
Schedules/Enrol

Continuing Education Fund
The course has been included in the list of reimbursable CEF courses

Course Description

The design profession always has a mesmerizing appeal. No matter it is professional artwork originated from the designerˇ¦s boundless imagination, or amateur creation for sharing over the Internet, there is always some kind of glamour in the work of a designer.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are industry standard, pioneer software tools for professional graphic design. The powerful integration between Photoshop and Illustration enhances greatly efficiency and productivity, allowing designers to put more of their time in creativity development.

This program provides thorough training in the skills and techniques of using Photoshop and Illustrator in professional digital design. It is designed for those who require more focused software training to complement existing education or work credentials. The lectures and hands-on activity will cover all the important features of the software tools and students will learn how the capabilities of these tools interact with each other in the design process. Upon course completion, students will be able to produce professionally executed visual designs for printing and web purposes. Students can also opt for sitting for the Adobe Certified Expert exam to gain professional recognition.

Course Duration

42 Hours

Course Prerequisites

Applicants should be computer-literate with a sound working knowledge of the Windows operating systems. Previous knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is not necessary.

Course Content

The programme consists of the following two modules. Adobe Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC will be used during hands-on practice.
Module I: Image Editing and Design with Adobe Photoshop (24 hours)
Module II: Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator (18 hours)

Module I: Image Editing and Design with Adobe Photoshop
  • Computer Graphics & Photoshop Startup
    • Graphic formats
    • Resolution & resampling
    • Saving image files
  • Selecting Bitmap Effectively
    • Lasso tool
    • Magic wand
    • Selection by colour range
    • Saving and loading selections
  • Colour Adjustment and Enhancement
    • Adjustment layers
    • Colour in CMYK and RGB
    • Levels & curves
    • Hue saturation
  • Retouching and Repairing Images
    • Sharpening images
    • Red eyes, dodge and burn
    • Content aware
    • Blending mode
  • Nondestructive Editing, Mask & Channels
    • Smart objects
    • Linking & unlinking layers
    • Blend layer & layer mask
  • Vector & Clipping Mask, Drawing Paths in Photoshop
    • Vector & clipping mask
    • Drawing shapes & path palette
  • Text & Filters
    • Paragraph & character text
    • Filter gallery
    • Create panoramic images
  • Effects, Styles, Patterns & Automatic Tasks
    • Layer effects & style
    • Present pattern
    • Actions
Module II: Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator
  • Startup with Illustrator
    • Drawing basics
    • Interface & navigation
    • Colour & swatches
    • Gradient
    • Saving artwork
  • Drawing & Colouring I
    • Line & shapes
    • Pen tool
    • Using guides & measurement
    • Transforming & grouping items
    • Alignment & distribution
  • Drawing & Colouring II
    • Combining objects
    • Pathfinder
    • Clipping masks
    • Create 3D objects
    • Live Paint & Trace
  • Painting Brushes Symbol & Appearance
    • Blob brush tool
    • Brushes & brush strokes
    • Patterns & swatches
    • Symbols and symbol set
    • Appearance management
  • Types, Layout & Printing
    • Text along a path
    • Multiple Artboards
    • Links and outline text
    • Bleeding
    • Create PDF for print
  • Advanced Techniques: Special Effects, Blend & Mesh
    • Effects
    • Graphic styles
    • Meshes
    • Bristle Brush

Title of Award and Assessment Methods

Each module includes a practical project; all projects will be assessed according to aesthetic value, creativity, functionality and technical skills. On completion of the assessed modules, the students will be able to construct a portfolio based on their project work. The course Diploma will be awarded to the students who pass in all project assessments and produce a satisfactory portfolio.

Course Fee

$6,300 ($1,260 for eligible applicants after maximum 80% course fee reimbursement from CEF upon successful completion of the course)

Course Delivery Language

Cantonese-taught and English-taught courses are available. Course material is only in English.

Schedules/Enrol

(A) Full-day classes, 12 hours per week, course fee in one payment:
Course Title Duration Fee Outline/Schedules/Enrol
Diploma in Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop (CEF Approved) 42 hours $6300 Outline Schedules/Enrol
$6300 ($1260 after 80% CEF reimbursement), 42 hours in 14 sessions, 4 sessions per week

(B) Evening, half-day or full-day classes, 6 hours per week, course fee in 2 instalments:
Course Title Duration Fee Outline/Schedules/Enrol
Diploma in Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop (CEF Approved) 42 hours $3150 Outline Schedules/Enrol
$3150 x 2 monthly instalments (total $6300, $1260 after 80% CEF reimbursement), 42 hours in 14 sessions, 2 sessions per week

(C) Evening or weekend half-day classes, 3 or 6 hours per week, course fee in 3 instalments:
Course Title Duration Fee Outline/Schedules/Enrol
Diploma in Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop (CEF Approved) 42 hours $2100 Outline Schedules/Enrol
$2100 x 3 monthly instalments (total $6300, $1260 after 80% CEF reimbursement), 42 hours in 14 sessions, 1 session per week

(D) Evening or weekend half-day classes, 3 hours per week, course fee in 4 instalments:
Course Title Duration Fee Outline/Schedules/Enrol
Diploma in Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (CEF Approved) 42 hours $1575 Outline Schedules/Enrol
$1575 x 4 monthly instalments (total $6300, $1260 after 80% CEF reimbursement), 42 hours in 14 sessions, 1 session per week

Application Procedure

  1. Proceed with on-line registration or send the completed enrolment form (download) to us together with a cheque (made payable to Welkin Compuer Training) for the program fee.

  2. CEF applicants have to complete the CEF Application Form (download) and send it to us for certification. They will then send the form to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund, Room 916, 9/F, Kwai Hing Government Offices, 166-174 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, together with a photocopy of their HKID Card before course commencement.

  3. Applicants will receive application results from the Office of the CEF within 14 working days.

 

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