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Diploma Course in Computer Graphic Design ( CEF course )

The course is designed for candidates they are engaging in the design or design related fields or have interests on desktop design. The three main software applications ( Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) covering the three basic design elements – drawing, layout and image editing are taught during the course.
Various practical and real world examples will be used throughout the class, so that candidates can get a better understanding of the actual workflow in the design field.

Who should attend
Candidates they want to produce posters, marketing material, proposals, brochures, newsletters, teaching material, illustrations, books, editing photos and presentation material should take the course.


Course Contents 

Illustrator module 

  • Working with templates and artwork
  • Illustrator Interface
  • Artboard size setting
  • Changing document viewing mode (artwork, template, preview)
  • Managing multiple windows
  • Basic designing techniques
  • The pen tool
  • Selecting and arranging objects
  • Using the selection tools
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Locking and unlocking objects
  • Hiding ad showing objects
  • Adjusting paths

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  • Moving, copying, and deleting objects
  • Objects Transformation
  • Scale, Rotating, Skew
  • Drawing with Pen tool
  • Layers
  • Logo drawing
  • Masking
  • Compounding
  • Blending
  • Using the measurement tools
  • Using the rulers
  • Using gridline

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  • Setting the cursor key distance
  • Using guide objects
  • Setting snap to point option
  • Painting
  • Filling and stroking paths and type
  • Looking at the current paint attributes
  • Setting paint attributes
  • Using type
  • Using the type tool to create type
  • Entering text in a irregularly shaped area
  • Wrapping text around a path
  • Entering text along a path
  • Setting type attributes (fonts, size, leading,etc.)
  • Converting text objects to editable path outlines
  • Using patterns
  • Printing documents
  • Working with other applications
  • Placing Illutrator artwork into other applications
  • File Formats
  • PDF and EPS


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Client Testimonials

"The instructor is very good in explanation on the functions of Adobe software, especially he can provide some real life examples on design.  As a purchaser who is focusing on printing meterials purchasing, the knowledge I earned from the course is very uesful and can help me to manage the preproduction process better.  ‘Small size teaching’ is very good as it allows us to have more contact with instructor.”

Miss Li Wing Yan (Purchasing Supervisor)

"I think it is a perfect match of “InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop” and it is a really good choice for me.  For a very beginning learner like me, Eric is so patient and kind to me.  And I can follow eric very easily."

Miss Sze Hoi Ying Alexandra (Sales and Marketing Executive) 

"Content is useful and practical.  Content is apply to immediately use. Good! Lesson length is just fit to anybody who finished one-day-work.  Tutor gives many space for asking of question."

Mr Billy Leung 


Photoshop module 

  • File Formats discussion
  • Selection techniques
  • Marquee, lasso, quick selection and magic wand tools
  • Adding, subtraction and intersection
  • Moving selection
  • Defringe, feather
  • Selecting areas by using ‘similar’ and ‘grow’ functions
  • Introduction to various colour models
  • CMYK colour model
  • HSB colour model
  • RGB colour model
  • Colouring images
  • Discussion on different colour models, CMYK, RBG and HSB
  • Ways to prepare colour
  • Using eyedropper
  • Paint Bucket tools
  • Fill command
  • Image Transformation
  • Scale, rotate, skew, distort and perspective

  • Understanding various kinds of fill contents
  • White, Black and Gray
  • Foreground and Background
  • History and Pattern
  • Blending
  • Opacity
  • Modes like (Colour, Dissolve)
  • Gradient
  • Preparing type and resolution
  • How to change the fonts, size and other type attributes
  • Type effects
  • How to create text outline
  • dpi = (1.5 - 2) *lpi (lines per inch)
  • Introduction to layer
  • What is layer?
  • Layer style
  • Editing and managing layers
  • Layer options
  • How to apply option in the real world situation.



  • Image retouching techniques
  • Clone Stamp
  • Healing brush
  • Patching
  • Correction Technique
  • History Panel
  • History Brush


  • Colour Correction
  • Introduction to Level
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Channel
  • Introduction to channel
  • Quick mask
  • How to use channels to manage selections in Photoshop
InDesign module 

  • The Document Window - rulers, margins, guides, X and Y coordinates, rulerorigin, pasteboard and page views.
  • Using Palettes - align, attributes, character, colour, layers, library, links, navigator, pages, paragraph and character styles, story, stroke, swatches, table, tabs palettes.
  • Document Setup - layout options, grids, zoom and hand tools, controlling windows and saving documents.
  • Working with Text - creating text frames, typeface, point size, line, character spacing, alignment, indents, hanging indents, kerning, tracking, leading.
  • Working with Objects - types of frames, basic shapes, selecting, altering, aligning, step and repeat, transforming, grouping and locking objects.
  • Working in Colour - creating Pantone (spot) and CMYK (process) colours, appending, swatches, gradients, tints, defining, storing, swatch libraries.
  • Styling Objects - fills, strokes, corner effects, transparency, drop shadows, feathering, using the eyedropper.
  • Text Effects - wrapping text, text on a path, paragraph rules.
  • Imported Graphics - placing artwork, specialty frames, image import options, fitting, clipping paths, applying effects to images.
  • Layers - working with layers, creating, duplicating and deleting layers, layeroptions.
  • Tabs and Tables - tab characters, tab stops, leaders, creating tables, table options, cell options, strokes and fills.
  • Exporting - file options, creating PDF files, PDF styles, exporting text.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Macintosh and PC
  • Menu Items and Preferences overview.
Students’ Projects

Client Testimonials

 "...I’m appreciated on how the courses run. The information from the basic to more detail, the notes are really helpful for us to review at home or practise by ourselves.  And thank you for the tutor’s patient to teach and try to make the class more interesting, and how they arrange the time for us to have the class.  I have enjoyed the class very much.  Most of the stuff are satisfied in the course."

Mr Wong Wai Yui Freedom

"...I must say that I have benefited greatly. Each course is well designed, interesting and easy to follow as well as practical. The result is instant… I have no hesitation in recommending these Photoshop computer courses … to those interested in pursuing the satisfaction of image management. “

Dr. Francis Siu (FPSA, FRPS, EFIAP, Hon FPSHK)


Course Fee:HK$7,500
After CEF reimbursement :HK$1,500

This course is included in Continuing Education Fund (CEF) courses
CEF course code:22L03545-4
CEF course provide code:583
CEF school name:comacademy

Payment method : EPS, Cash and cheque

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