Free Graphic Design Course – DigiSkills.Pk

Week 1

1 – My Introduction and how I started Graphic Designing (Introduction to the Instructor)

2 – Course Content (What and How you will learn in this Course?)

3 – Importance of Passion, Patience and Practice for becoming a good Graphic Designer

4 – Introduction to Design and its various fields

5 – What is Process of Designing?

6 – What is Graphic Design?

7 – Brief History of Graphic Design

8 – Scope of Graphic Design (Importance of Graphic Design in our daily life and in today’s modern world)

9 – Objective of a Graphic Designer (What is a Good Design or a Bad Design?)

10 – Importance of Creativity and Skill in Graphic Design

11 – What are the important Graphic Design Assignments available in Online Freelance Market?

12 – Necessary skills required to work as Graphic Designer in Online Market

13 – Importance of Research, Copywriting and process of Concept Development (Brainstorming) in Graphic Design

14 – Importance of Scale in Graphic Design

15 – Introduction to Elements of Design, Elements of Design – Dot

16 – Line

17 – Shape

Week 2

18 – Size              

19 – Space          

20 – Color (Introduction)              

21 – Color (Warm and Cool Colors)

22 – Color (Impact of Color at our Mood, Surrounding and its application in Graphic Design)                          

23 – Value                           

24 – Texture      

25 – Principles of Design – Balance            

26 – Proximity   

27 – Alignment 

28 – Repetition 

29 – Contrast     

30 – Emphasis   

31 – – Unity         

32 – Movement

33 – Rhythm      

34 – Pattern

Week 3

35 – Principles of Design – Rule of Thirds                

36 – What is Typography? Why and how is it important in Graphic Design?                            

37 – Typography – Difference between Serif and San Serif fonts, How to select correct typeface for the topic?                        

38 – What is Photography? Why and how is it important in Graphic Design?                          

39 – How to choose correct photo for the topic? Important Photo Stock Websites                              

40 – How to Search good Images efficiently at Google?                   

41 – What is Illustration and why is it important in Graphic Design?                           

42 – Understanding mediums of Advertising like: Print, Outdoor, Electronic and Web for Graphic Designing                            

43 – Important website links for downloading Fonts, Vectors, Icons, Brushes, Actions etc.               

44 – Important Freelancing Websites                      

45 – How and where to create online portfolio links?                       

46 – Project Winning Techniques for Online Market                         

47 – Difference between Vector and Pixel                             

48 – Understanding important File Formats: AI, PSD, JPEG, TIFF, PNG                       

49 – Understanding important File Formats: GIFF, PDF, EPS,TTF, OTF, ABR              

50 – Different versions of Adobe Applications. What is a Creative Suite/Creative Collection?                          

51 – Software: Installation and Activation of Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop            

Week 4

52 – Software: Understanding of different mediums like Print, Electronic, Cyber, Film & Video in perspective of software – Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

53 – Understanding the Main Interface of Adobe Illustrator                          

54 – How to choose a new document in Adobe Illustrator?                            

55 – How to navigate in Adobe Illustrator?                            

56 – Understanding Art Boards (Options and Tool)                            

57 – Selection Tool                          

58 – Direct Selection Tool                             

59 – Shape Tool                

60 – Ruler, Grid and Smart Guide                              

61 – Fill and Stroke 01                    

62 – Fill and Strokes 02                  

63 – Pen Tool                     

64 – Add Anchor, Delete Anchor and Convert Anchor Point Tool                  

65 – Tracing with Pen Tool (Cartoon Character 01)                             

66 – Tracing with Pen Tool (Cartoon Character 02)                             

67 – Tracing with Pen Tool (Cartoon Character 03)                             

68 – Tracing with Pen Tool (Objects 01)

Week 5

69 – Tracing with Pen Tool (Objects 02)                  

70 – Gradients                  

71 – Type Tool (Part 01)                 

72 – Type Tool (Part 02)                 

73 – Type Tool (Part 03)                 

74 – Alignment of Objects                            

75 – Pathfinder                 

76 – Masks                         

77 – Color Swatches and Patterns                             

78 – Custom Brushes                      

79 – Image trace and live paint                   

80 – Text Wrap in AI                       

81 – Transform tool in AI                              

82 – Vector Textures                      

83 – How to save brushes and swatches in AI?                    

84 – Actions in AI                             

85 – Filter Gallery in AI

Week 6

Graphics 6th Week

86 – All about Layers Panel in AI

87 –   Understanding the Main Interface of Adobe Photoshop

88 –   How to choose a new document in Adobe Photoshop?

89 –   How to navigate in Adobe Photoshop’s main interface?

90 –   Understanding the concept of layers in PS (Layers Panel)

91 –   Smart Layers/Smart Object

92 –   Move and Transform Tools in PS    

93 –   Selection through Marque tool

94 –   Lasso Tool

95 –   Polygonal Lasso Tool

96 –   Magnetic Lasso Tool

97 –   Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tool

98 –   Crop Tool

99 –   Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop

100 –   Technique of Cropping through Pen Tool with path in Adobe Photoshop

101 –   Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop  

102 –   Eraser Tool

Week 7

103 – Adjustment Panel – Brightness & Contrast, Levels, Curves

104 – Adjustment Panel – Color Balance, Hue/Saturation

105 – Adjustment Panel – Exposure, Vibrance, Photo Filter

106 –   Spot Healing Brush Tool

107 –   Healing Brush Tool

108 –   Patch Tool

109 –   Clone Stamp Tool

110 –   Blur, Sharpen Tool and Smudge Tool

111 –   Dodge and Burn Tool        

112 –   Filter Gallery

113 –   Third Party Plug-in 01

114 –   Third Party Plug-in 02

115 –   Third Party Plug-in 03

116 –   Liquify Tool

117 –   Technique of Layer Mask

118 –   Technique of Clipping Mask

119 –   Gradients

Week 8

120 –   Layer Styles/Blending Modes

121 –   Perspective Warp

122 –   Color Channels (Difference between RGB and CMYK)

123 –   Alignment of Layers

124 –   Fill Layers              

125 –   Colorize black and white image into color in PS

126 –   How to create and use custom brushes in PS?

127 –   How to create and use actions in PS?        

128 –    – Basic Introduction/Main Interface

129 –    – Setting a new Document            

130 –    – Basic Tools

131 –    – Layers 

132 –    – Creating and modifying text frames/Text Formatting

133 –    – Placing and Linking Graphics/Images, Wrapping Text

134 –    – Transform, Align and Pathfinder

135 – Theory: Introduction to Corporate Identity, Logo and difference among logo, monogram, crest and insignia – 01

136 – Theory: Introduction to Corporate Identity, Logo and difference among logo, monogram, crest and insignia – 02

Week 9

137 – Designing a Logo  

138 – Introduction to Stationary Design 

139 – Designing Business Card                    

140 – Designing Letterhead and Envelope                             

141 – Designing File Folder                          

142 – Designing DVD Cover                         

143 – Introduction to Layout/Composition and its importance in Graphic Design                                 

144 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Find your Focus               

145 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Direct the eye with Leading Lines                             

146 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Scale and Hierarchy                       

147 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Balance Out Your Elements        

148 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Use Elements that Complement Each Other                               

149 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Boost (or Reduce) Contrast        

150 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Repeat Elements of Your Design               

151 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Don’t Forget the White Space   

152 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Align Your Elements                      

153 – Important Techniques to make interesting Layouts/Compositions – Divide Your Design Into Thirds

Week 10

154 – Theory: Poster Design        

155 –     Poster Design – 01            

156 –     Poster Design – 02            

157 –     Billboard/Hoarding Design – 01   

158 –     Billboard/Hoarding Design – 02   

159 –     Streamer, Banner Design-01       

160 –     Streamer, Banner Design-02       

161 –     Designing Shop Signs, Facia         

162 – Designing Packaging – Intro                              

163 – Designing Packaging – Important Techniques 01      

164 – Designing Packaging – Important Techniques 02                      

165 – Designing Packaging – Important Techniques 03      

166 – Designing Packaging – Important Techniques 04                      

167 – Designing Packaging                           

168 -: Designing Press Ad             

169 – Designing Magazine Ad

170 – Designing Brochure             

Week 11

171 – Designing Flyer                     

172 – Designing Leaflet 

173 – Designing Newsletter        

174 – Calendar Design   

175 – Designing Buntings              

176 –      Mockups, their introduction in Freelance Marketplaces and how to create them?                             

177 –      Introduction to Photo Treatment – Basic Steps

178 –      Overview – Selection & Cropping, Adjustments 

179 –      Overview – Photo Treatment (Retouching)          

180 –      Overview – Photo Treatment (Filters & Effects)  

181 –      Website Design – What is a Web Tree and how to create it?                         

182 –     Designing Website Main Page    

183 –     Designing Website Inner Page                    

184 –     Designing Web Banner (Static and GIF Animated)             

185 – Theory: Designing Infographics-01                

186 – Theory: Designing Infographics-02                

187 – Practice: Designing Infographics-01

Week 12

188 – Practice: Designing Infographics-02              

189 –      UX/UI Design/ Mobile App Design           

190 –      UX/UI Design/ Mobile App Design – Introduction to Sketch App  

191 –      Overview – Tracing Illustrations/Objects and Cartoon Characters               

192 –      Designing Icons in PS

193 –      Facebook & Instagram Post Design         

194 –      Designing Facebook Cover Photo Design              

195 – What is Advertising Campaign and how an advertising campaign is created?             

196 – How to design your CV, Portfolio Presentation?     

197 – Important Design Movements to follow-01              

198 – Important Design Movements to follow-02              

199 – Important Graphic Designers in History – 01(Paul Rand)      

200 – Important Graphic Designers in History – 02(M.F. Agha)      

201 – Important Graphic Designers in History – 03(Saul Bass)        

202 – Modern Trends in Graphic Design and how to follow them?