Advanced Graphic Design Courses in Cape Town
To do this Course you will need
An interest in graphic design
You will need to have completed the first week of introduction to graphic design (or similar)
A determination to complete the course
A reasonable knowledge of graphics
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Module Outline (Flash)
Setting Project Requirements
Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for interactive media content.
Identify interactive media content that is relevant to the purpose of the media in which it will be used (websites, mobile devices, and so on).
Understand options for producing accessible interactive media content.
Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules (related terms, obtaining permission, and citing copyrighted material).
Understand project management tasks and responsibilities.
Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design and content plans.
Identifying Interactive Media Design Elements
Identify best practices for designing interactive media content for desktop and mobile browsers, applications, games, and HD video.
Identify general techniques to create interactive media elements that are accessible and readable.
Use a storyboard to design interactive media elements.
Organize an interactive media design document.
Understanding the Adobe Flash Professional Interface
Identify elements of the Flash Professional interface.
Use the Property inspector.
Use the Timeline.
Adjust document properties.
Use Flash guides and rulers.
Use the Motion Editor.
Understand Flash file types.
Identify best practices for managing the file size of a published Flash or HTML document.
Building Interactive Media Elements by Using Flash Professional
Make interactive media content development decisions based on your analysis and interpretation of design specifications.
Use tools on the Tools panel to select, create, and manipulate graphics and text.
Import and modify graphics.
Adjust text properties.
Create objects and convert them to symbols, including graphics, movie clips, and buttons.
Understand symbols and the library.
Edit symbols and instances.
Create animations (changes in shape, position, size, color, and transparency).
Add simple controls through ActionScript 3.
Import and use sound.
Add and export video.
Publish and export Flash documents.
Make a Flash document accessible.
Evaluating Interactive Media Elements by Using Flash Professional
Conduct basic technical tests.
Identify techniques for basic usability tests.
Module Outline (Illustrator)
Using multiple artboards
Complex Drawing Techniques
The Appearance panel
The Expand Appearance and Outline Strokes commands
Creating and using graphic styles
Using 'envelope distort'
Using clipping masks
Transparency and opacity masks
Generating a colour group
Recolouring artwork with colour guides
Trace Bitmap images
Improve Trace results
How does blending work?
How to blend objects, shapes and colours
Creating custom brushes
Create and modify
Using graph designs
Advanced type features
Creating character and paragraph styles
Horizontal and vertical scaling
Adding text to a vector path
Adding gradients to type
3D effects: revolve, extrude and bevel, rotate
Advanced blending techniques
Photoshop effects in Illustrator
Shadows and shading
Print & Export
Understand print terminology
Attributes, Separations, Flattener
Creating Trim marks
Edit options for PDFs
Create separations with Spot colour
At Course Completion
Flash: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
Get started with Flash CS6.
Add shapes, color, and lines with drawing and painting tools.
Create symbols and instances.
Identify and compare image types.
Create and modify text and convert text to shapes.
Become familiar with animation tools and features and create an animation.
Use Action Script.
Illustrator: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
Get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS6 application.
Create shapes in a document.
Create custom paths.
Work with text in an Illustrator document.
Work with objects.
Proof documents to make them more accurate.
Save images for web and print