Proline Film Academy|| Advanced VFX Motion Graphics Film School

GRAPHICS DESIGN FOR PRINT COURSE:

The main goal of design is Communication, So the goal for Communication is involving, Effecting, Changing the audience by adding to their understanding / experience of the company, product, service or message in a way that motivates action.
Now since everybody in the world is doing Graphic design just like everyone in the world is a Photographer, so there is much competition and just get to know that the area of visual communication has been democratized, meaning anybody can play with their cameras, phones e.t.c.....
The main problem is that how are you going to communicate to your client that you're a professional and you need to be paid for your expertise in this process...

This course introduces students to the ubiquity and multiplicity of purpose of graphic design and the applied arts in general.
Students discover the cultural dimensions of visual and verbal elements and learn to appreciate international issues related to the globalization and localization of design messages.
Students carry out hands-on projects to explore aesthetic and communicational aspects of design.
Usually offered every term. This course introduces students to the world of graphic design and visual communication.

The course equips you with professional skills enabling you to create and design your own publications for print.
The course will give you an overview of the complete professional graphic design production process from the development of visual concepts and communication strategies, project planning and pitching to the design implementation in professional graphic software, pre- press, quality control and finally the successful presentation of the final product.
By the end of this advanced Course you will be able to create an eye catching Print Campaign

Design an exciting future:
Learn print design skills, including how to design a magazine, logo, book cover, or business card, from start to finish with graphic design software like InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Are you passionate about design?
Do you have strong visual ideas?
Studying design allows you to imagine great concepts and deliver amazing work.

With Proline Film Academy's Graphic Design for Print course, you'll learn about the entire design process and explore the latest design tools and techniques from illustration to digital art.
You could become a graphic designer, illustrator, concept artist or art director.
It’s an industry that’s growing fast with a wide range of opportunities in advertising, publishing, web design, digital media, identity design and more.

This course teaches all the basics of professionally used graphic design softwares and how to turn ideas into reality, including getting files ready for output. It focuses on Adobe InDesign software for page layout, Adobe illustrator and Photoshop...
Students will engage in hands-on design practices, develop creative thinking strategies, and devise solutions to visual communication design challenges.

The course familiarizes students with visual principles, essential software, and techniques that serve the basic designer needs.
Students will also develop fluency in the principles of visual language to form a basis of aesthetic judgment and develop methods of analysis and inquiry for creative thinking.
Students’ in-studio practice combines with class critiques of work, software tutorials, and supporting lectures.
Proline Film Academy's industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

THIS COURSE SUITS ALL:

[A] - All creatives with a passion for visual communication and artists who would like to get a basic introduction to graphic design.
[B] - High School leavers who need to prepare a portfolio for a full time graphic design study program.
[C] - Marketing and communication professionals who would like to gain a better understanding of the creative workflow.
[D] - Entrepreneurs who would like to be able to design graphics for their corporate communication such as logos, business cards or newspaper advertisements.

COURSE CONTENTS:

SEMESTER ONE:

• Introduction to Illustrator CC
• Introduction to Photoshop CC
• Introduction to Indesign CC
• Converting Pixels to Vectors in Illustrator
• Layouts for Lettering- Hierarchy, Composition, and Type Systems
• Introduction to Graphic Design
• Logo Design Fundamentals – Simple and Solid Brand Marks
• Type Design Introduction to Effects in Illustrator
• Introduction to Illustrator for the Web
• Working with Type in Illustrator
• InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals
• How to Design Simple Promotional Materials in Photoshop
• How to Master Blending Modes in Photoshop
• Photoshop CC Mastering Compositing
• Introduction to advanced Plugins
• Advanced Photo Manipulation Movie Poster Effects

SEMESTER TWO:

• Designing corporate-and-brand-identity-mockup
• Adobe Illustrator for Photoshop Users
• Graphic Design Tips & Tricks
• Introduction to Shapes and Symbols in Logo Design
• Logo Design with Grids Timeless Style from Simple Shapes
• Photoshop CC Smart Objects
• Photoshop CC Creative Working Techniques
• Illustrator Coloring Artwork
• Learning Cineware for Illustrator
• Designing Posters with Illustrator & Photoshop
• Introduction to Linear Line Style
• Photoshop and Illustrator speed illustration workflow
• Illustrator CC Working with 3D
• How to Master Color & Tone in Photoshop

SEMESTER THREE:

• Beyond the Logo, Crafting a Brand Identity
• Understanding the Relationship Between Logo Identity and Brand
• Creating Brand Identity Assets
• The Science of Logo Design
• Mastering Skills for Creative Print Design
• Illustrator CC Technical Drawing
• Creating a Tri - fold Brochure
• InDesign for Web Design
• Advanced InDesign Secrets
• Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC
• Secrets of Composite Artwork with Photoshop CC
• Event Flyer Design
• Tracing Artwork with Illustrator
• Designing an Animated App UI with Illustrator
• Conceptualizing a Movie Poster in Illustrator CC

SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR THIS COURSE:

 • Adobe Photo Shop CC  
Adobe Illustrator CC.
Adobe InDesign CC  
• Adobe Acrobat X.

CAREERE OPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR COMPLETION FOR THIS COURSE:

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.

They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Print designers combine images and text to create the layouts for advertising and marketing campaigns.
Continue reading to learn more about essential degree and technical requirements, as well as information about job growth and salary potential for art directors and graphic designers who may specialize in print design.

Print designers use their technical and typographic skills to arrange and style words and numbers as they appear on a page.
Their design activities include choosing font types, sizes and colors to create attractive headlines and text-based presentations that will catch the reader's eye.
Determining letter and line spacing, integrating illustrations and photographs and laying out pages are also part of a print designer's responsibilities.
Potential areas of employment include book and periodical publishers, ad agencies and design firms.

Duties of Graphic Designers:

Graphic designers typically do the following:
- Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project.
- Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs.
- Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations that help deliver a desired message.
- Design layouts and select colors, images, and typefaces to use.
- Present design concepts to clients or art directors.
- Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs.
- Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them.
- Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages.
They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic designers work with both text and images.
They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have.
When using text in layouts, graphic designers collaborate closely with writers, who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables.
Through the use of images, text, and color, graphic designers can transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos.
Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Frequently, designers specialize in a particular category or type of client. For example, some create the graphics used on retail products packaging, and others may work on the visual designs used on book jackets.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies in order to remain competitive.

Some individuals with a background in graphic design become postsecondary teachers and teach in design schools, colleges, and universities.

Some graphic designers may specialize in the field of experiential graphic design.
These designers work with architects, industrial designers, landscape architects, and interior designers to create interactive design environments, such as museum exhibitions, public arts exhibits, and retail spaces.

Important Qualities for Graphic Designers:

Analytical skills.
Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers to ensure they convey the client's desired message.

Artistic ability.
Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers.
They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

Communication skills.
Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

Computer skills.
Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.

Creativity.
Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers.
They develop unique designs that convey a certain message on behalf of their clients

Time-management skills.
Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

Job Outlook for Graphic Designers:

Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 5 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The work of graphic designers will continue to be important in the marketing of products throughout the economy.

The projected change in employment of graphic designers over the next ten years varies by industry.
For example, employment of graphic designers in newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers is projected to decline 22 percent over the next ten years.
However, employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 20 percent over the same period.
Companies are continuing to increase their digital presence, requiring graphic designers to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites.

Careers Related to Graphic Designers:

[1] - Art Directors:-
Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions.
They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

[2] - Craft and Fine Artists:-
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition.
Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, and other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.

[3] - Desktop Publishers:-
Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or published online.

[4] - Drafters:-
Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings.
Most workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers.

[5] - Industrial Designers:-
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys.
They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day.
Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and usability of products when developing new product concepts.

[6] - Multimedia Artists and Animators:-
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

[7] - Technical Writers:-
Technical writers, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.
They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information through an organization's communications channels.

[8] - Web Developers:-
Web developers design and create websites.
They are responsible for the look of the site.
They are also responsible for the site's technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website's speed and how much traffic the site can handle.
In addition, web developers may create content for the site.