Professional Diploma in Graphic Design

由於各行各業都需要電腦美術來設計產品、宣傳推廣及繕寫網頁等一些賴以營運的主要元素,因此市場對電腦美術設計師歷來都有一定的需求。本課程旨在培訓有志投身電腦美術設計行業人士,透過課程加強其知識和能力,從而能設計出高水平的製品。為配合市場需要,本課程將分為兩個階段進行,均以現今最廣為市場採用的Adobe Photoshop、Adobe Illustrator 及 Adobe InDesign 軟件為主,教授不同層面的電腦美術設計技巧及應用。

第一階段講解基本電腦美術設計的技巧,內容與持續進修基金(CEF)課程 "Diploma course in Computer Graphic Design" 相同;第二階段教授進階 Photoshop、Illustrator及InDesign 軟件應用。修畢第一階段的學員已可申請持續進修基金的資助。完成兩個階段的課程後可獲發 "Professional Diploma in Graphic Design”證書。

What you’ll learn

Illustrator 部份 

  • 於Illustrator內建立文件及存入檔案。
  • 工具箱之介紹及不同工具的用法及使用技巧。
  • 文件檢視模式(artwork, template, preview)。
  • 於工具箱選取基本圖像工具(如方形﹐圓形﹐星形及多邊圖形)。
  • 點 / 線繪畫﹐調校﹐結合及移動之操作。
  • 圖形轉動﹐量度﹐ 傾側﹐排列﹐ 對比﹐ 重疊﹐ 重覆﹐ 結合﹐重疊合併。
  • 多層介面的插入及運用。
  • 漸變之製作及其運用於圖形及文字當中。
  • 花紋之製作及存入。
  • 將兩類圖形作連結漸變。
  • 圖形群組及鎖定。
  • 各款圖表之加插﹐文字及運算數字之製作。
  • 列印文件的技巧。
  • 文字字形縮放﹐選擇﹐排列﹐ 連合﹐製作文字化圖(create outline)及插入計算尺。
  • 文字與線條結合及連結圖形排列。
  • 鋪排Illustrator與其他製作之組合及合作。
  • 結存Illustrator檔案及將其檔案存入為其他檔案。
  • 制定EPS檔案及介紹EPS檔案與軟件之合作關係。

  • Photoshop 部份 

  • Photoshop介面,工具箱介紹及不同工具的用法及使用技巧。
  • 利用不同的選取工具(例如:長方形選取工具,套索,魔術棒,工具等)選出相片或圖像的部份區域。
  • 圖片解析度的計算及定義。
  • Bitmap images 與Vector images的分別。
  • 如何將圖片的四週羽化。
  • 利用Photoshop 新增的History功能去改正錯誤。
  • 教授學員將一個影像套入至另一張圖片中。 如何將圖片放大,縮小及變型。
  • RGB,CMYK,HSB等不同色普的認識。
  • 列印文件的技巧。
  • 不同的上色方法及改變相片中所有或部分的顏色。
  • 圖層的應用及利用圖層為影象製作投影。
  • 不透明度的用法。
  • 漸變工具的應用及自訂漸變工具。
  • 如何調校相片光暗﹐顏色變化。
  • 如何製作圖片模糊及鬆邊效果。
  • 如何將多幅圖片對齊及排列。
  • 懂得噴筆之使用﹐加插﹐調校﹐於圖片修輯之功效。
  • 怎樣利用漸變色及與各項效果製作之配合。
  • 如何將圖片置入文字當中及多幅圖片連結之製作。
  • 認識各款色彩元素之模式與分別﹐以及在印刷上的關係。
  • 結合及輸出至不同檔案格式。 利用layer影像分層製作重疊﹐透明及多項效果的選擇。
  • 如何在channel製作相片局部或漸變透明﹐並如何配合其他圖像的製作。
  • 修改相片的瑕疵﹐色差等。 濾鏡的運用。 製作不同的文字效果。
  • 不同的繪圖工具的使用方法。 Channel的原理及應用及利用Channel加強相片的特別效果。

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    InDesign 部份 

    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

    第二階段課程內容 

    Advanced Illustrator 部份 

    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

    Adding type to a document

    • 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 部份 

    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

    Advanced channel operations and channel effects

    • embossed text
    • shadow text
    • glowing effect
    • channel editing

    Threshold and posterization

    • application of threshold and posterization to create defferent kinds of effect
    • exercise will be used to demonstrate the above points

    Coversion from gray scale image to a bitmap image

    • 50% threshold
    • diffusion dither
    • pattern dither
    • halftone
    • pattern

    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

    Advanced InDesign 部份 

    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

    Graphics

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

    Automation

    • data merge

    Text variable

    • define variable
    • insert variable

    More on styles

    • objects styles
    • table styles

    Libraries

    • 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

    Printing

    • using printer styles function
    • preflight and package

    Customization

    • keyboard shortcuts
    • menu