Graphic design courses in English

Basic Course: 40 units, € 800

Basic Course Subjects

Basic Course Hours

Chapter # 1: About Graphic design

· Participants introduction

· Course introduction

Course outline and subjects description

· Graphic design basics

· Difference between print and online media

· Homework

6

Chapter # 2: What is Photoshop?

Exploring the Menu Bar

· Introducing the Toolbox

Understanding the Options Bar

· Using Palettes

· Customizing Photoshop

· Opening and Navigating Images

· Using the History Palette

· Exercise and homework

· Homework

6

Chapter # 3: Overview of the Selection Tools

· Using the Marquee Tools

· Exploring the Lasso Tools

· Creating Selections Using the Magic Wand

· Using Color Range to Create Selections

· Creating Selections Using Extractions

Transforming a Selection

Copying Pasting and Moving a Selection

· Homework

6

Chapter # 4: Understanding Layers

· Working with layers

· Applying layer styles

· Fill and Adjustment Layers

· Exploring Layer Comps

· Merging and Flattening Layers

· Homework

4

Chapter # 5: Understanding Color Modes

· Specifying Color

· Understanding Color Adjustment

· Using the Adjustment Tools

Introduction to the Drawing Tools

· Creating Paths

· Modifying Paths

Introduction to the painting tools

· Using the painting tools

· Homework

6

Chapter # 6: Working with Type

· Exploring Type Effects

· Previewing Filters

· Homework

4

Chapter # 7: Photo retouching

· Working with filters

· Retouching images

· Homework

2

Chapter # 8: Design in details Part I

· Logo design basics

· Logo design workshop

· Homework

3

Chapter # 9: Course recall

· Recall what you have learned

· Good bye

3

TOTAL Hours

40

Advanced Course): 30 units, € 750

Advanced Course Subjects

Advanced Course Hours

Chapter # 1: Understanding Layers

· What are masks?

· Using Layer Masks

· Homework

2

Chapter # 2: Understanding Color Modes

· Replacing Colors

1

Chapter # 3: Working with Shape & Path

Converting Type into a Shape or Path

· Understanding Filters

· Homework

2

Chapter # 4: Photo retouching

· Advanced retouching images

· Homework

4

Chapter # 5: Preparing to Publish

· Printing basics

· Optimizing Images for the Web

· Using Save for Web and Devices

· Creating Image Slices

· Homework

4

Chapter # 6: Photoshop Bonus

· Photoshop shortcuts

· Photoshop shortcuts exercise

· Setting the correct file properties

· How to know you are creating good graphics?

6

Chapter # 7: Design in details Part II

· Logo Design Advances

· Logo design workshop

· Homework

4

Chapter # 8: Design in details Part III

· Business card design basics

· Business card design workshop

· Homework

4

Chapter # 9: Course quick recall

· Recall what you have learned

· Good bye

3

TOTAL Hours

30

To take this course, you will need your own computer with the following characteristics.

If you are not sure whether your computer is suitable, you can bring it to us and we will be happy to check it out for you!

Windows

Minimum requirement
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support *; 2 GHz or faster processor
Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) *, Windows 10 ** (Version 1709 or later)
R.A.M. 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280 × 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended ***
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system

macOS

Minimum requirement
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system macOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave)
R.A.M. 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280 × 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended *
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system

The first step to success

Free placement test

Do you have anymore questions?

Our groups are very small. We have between 3 and a maximum of 10 participants in a group.

You have three options:

  • You click on a course directly on the website and fill out the registration form
  • You write us an email and we will send you a registration form
  • You come straight to college and sign up

Levels A1-B1 last 2 months / 8 weeks. A total of 96 teaching units (TU).

Levels B2-C1 last 3 months / 12 weeks. A total of 144 teaching units. Of course, you can also book just 2 months.

No, we don’t have this classification. But you can only book a German course for one month.

What do I pay if I don’t want to book the entire course?

For a 1 month German course you pay € 270. For two months € 500.

Yes, all of our courses prepare for the ÖIF and ÖSD exam formats.

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