Advanced Diploma in Computer Graphic Design

Advanced Diploma Graphic Design course

This course consists of three Advanced modules on Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign. After completed the course, participants can make use of the advanced technologies to develop more sophisticated creations and improve the quality of productions. The powerful integration of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign enhances greatly the performance and efficiency of graphic design, and strengthens the competitive edge of designers. This course is a great benefit to designers and suitable for those who have learned the basic knowledge on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Advanced Diploma Graphic Design course

What you’ll learn

Advanced Illustrator 

Laying out a document

  • options available for importing artwork by using the open command and the place command
  • Working with shapes & objects
  • transforming shapes by using the transform tools and/or the transform palette
  • transforming shapes by using the distortion tools, such as warp, twirl, bloat, scallop, crystallize, wrinkle, liquify
  • create, use, and customize brushes
  • modify overlapping objects by using the transparency palette
  • change the appearance of objects by using the styles palette and Effects menu
  • change the appearance of objects by using the appearance palette
  • create graphs by using the graph tools
  • create, use, and edit symbols by using the symbols palette and symbols tools
  • create and modify compound shapes by using pathfinder palette
  • transform shapes by using warp effects
  • more about selection techniques
  • assign variables to objects

Live Paint

Text Formatting

  • change the look of type by using the envelope command
  • more about text
  • creating columns of text
  • making text wrap around graphics
  • flowing text inside object
  • setting tabs to create table

Creating 3D objects

  • ways of making 3d objects :- Extrude, Bevel and Revolve
  • fine tunning an 3d objects by setting different light sources, surface shading and mapping
  • perspective settings

More about layers

  • how layers can be used to help create and manage objects in a document
  • change the attributes of objects in a layer by using the layers palette
  • importing and exporting Adobe Photoshop layers
  • export objects for a flash (SWF) by using the release to layers command

Publishing for the web

  • options and considerations associated with preparing graphics that will be used on the web
  • export Illustrator images that are optimized for publication on the web
  • resolution and rasterization settings in the document setup dialog box
  • create slices for objects and layers by using the slice tools

Advanced Photoshop  

Colour correction

  • workflow of colour correction
  • tonal range, highlight and shadow discussion
  • how to read histogram
  • using level command
  • how to remove colour cast
  • how to improve the overall contrast and brightness of a photo
  • technique to locate the highlight (brightest area) and shadow (darkest area)
  • using the curve tool
  • colour correction using the curve tool
  • creating solarize effects
  • creating posterization effect
  • variation
  • HSB method
  • unsharp mask
  • why using unsharp mask
  • discussion on how the amount / threshold and Radius affect an image

Advanced layers operation

  • adjustment layer
  • advanced techniques in colour correction with the use of adjustment layers
  • layer mask
  • bitmap mask
  • vector mask
  • clipping group

Channel operations

  • general concepts of channel
  • saving selection into alpha channel
  • loading selection from alpha channel
  • introduction to quick mask
  • how to use quick mask to create complicated selection
  • shadow text
  • glowing effect
  • channel editing

Using actions

  • create an action by using options in the actions palette
  • play an action by using the batch command including using File Browser as the source
  • create a droplet from an action
  • describe the purpose of specific automate commands

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Advanced InDesign  

Using baseline grid

  • setting the baseline grid distance
  • locking paragraphs to the baseline grid
  • grid threshold

Advanced settings on justifications and hyphenation

  • word spacing - minimum, desired and maximum
  • letter spacing - minimum, desired and maximum
  • single word justification
  • hyphenation options - after first, before last, hyphen limit
  • hyphenation zone

Keep options

  • widnow and orphan control
  • keeping title and body text together
  • start paragraphs
  • widow and orphan control

Paragraph rules

  • rule before and after
  • using rule to create title text effect

More about find and change

  • changing text attributes
  • wildcard searching
  • changing styles


  • using pen tool
  • using pathfinder - add, substract, overlap

More on styles

  • objects styles
  • table styles


  • create your own libraries
  • using libraries
  • storing objects and retrieving objects

Managing long document

  • using book function
  • how to synchronize styles and colour swatches in different documents
  • table of contents
  • numbering and section
  • creating index


  • using printer styles function
  • preflight and package


  • keyboard shortcuts
  • menu