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Graphic Design Concepts



This course mimics the involvement of a graphic designer in a “real” project and provides a process, by which participants can create a basic multimedia layout. The trainer, who is a graphic designer, will share lots of “tips and tricks” as they arise with the participants.

Full Day Course Price: €800 per person

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This course is targeted to the professionals who want to create and design graphics that make an impact in different types of online material including e-learning, presentations, printed documents and web output.


Proficiency at using Microsoft PowerPoint and a basic understanding of how to manage digital imagery would be an advantage.


Having successfully completed this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of professional graphic design: layout, colour, typography and ergonomics
  • Understand the tools (software and media) available in the world of digital imaging
  • Source design material: graphics, images, templates, etc.
  • Understand the design process and how to professionally manage a multimedia project
Course Outline
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Basic Design Concepts
General Layouts
Colour Schemes
User Interfaces
Corporate Image

Computer Assisted Design
Overview of available design software and function:
Image Processing (Photoshop, Elements)
Presentation / Multimedia (PowerPoint, Articulate, Captivate)
Desktop Publishing (InDesign, Quark Xpress, Publisher)
Vector Graphics (Illustrator)
Web Design (Dreamweaver, Flash)
File Exchange (Acrobat)
Apple Products App Development (xCode)
Video (Final Cut, PremierPro, Flash Video)
Audio (SoundBooth, Audition)

Common Graphic Computer Formats
Graphic File Types
Functions, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Production / Sourcing of Design Elements
Backgrounds (Sizes, Formats, Resolutions)
Graphics / Buttons (Sizes, Formats, Resolutions)
Animations (Formats, Content)
Creating Graphics vs. Sourcing from Royalty Free Catalogues and Clip Art
Photoshop / Illustrator vs. Web / Disk Based Image Catalogues

The Design Process: Creating a Basic Multimedia Layout
Outlining a Design Brief: Visual and Function Requirements
Research, Choosing a Development Media
Concept Design Stage
Developing a Design Concept
Preparation of a Master Design Layout
Development of a Master Design Template
Setting Master Graphic Elements

Discussion and Question Time

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