Certificate in Digital Graphic Design

Certificate in Digital Graphic Design

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The core of this program will cover Adobe Creative Cloud software tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat PDF. Students will learn proper Adobe workflow processes and best practices to design, create, build and export content for print and digital outputs for the iPad, iPhone, tablets, Kindle, Nook and other smart devices and e-readers.

This comprehensive, hands-on course delivers 85 hours of instructor led classroom time by Adobe Certified Instructors. The class is supplemented with outside class assignments and finishes with real world, leading edge projects created by students. The learning objectives of our programs are to develop technology skills and soft skills of student learners to enable them to plan, design, build and maintain digital content for the web and digital devices such as iPad, Nook, Kindle, tablets and the breadth of smart phones.

Course Details
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Date: September 15, 2014 - March 11, 2015

Days: 35 Sessions
Monday & Wednesday evenings - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Fee: $2,950.00

Location: 1 Martine Ave, Suite 424 White Plains, NY 10606

CRN: 90477

Date: September 16, 2014 - March 10, 2015

Days: 35 Sessions
Tuesday & Thursday evenings - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Fee: $2,950.00

Location: 551 Fifth Ave. 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

CRN: 90161

Date: September 20, 2014 - March 21, 2015

Days: 17 Sessions
Saturdays - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fee: $2,950.00

Location: 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

CRN: 90165

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Course Description

Software tools

Bridge Creative Cloud- for digital asset management
Acrobat PDF- export to print and create interactive PDFs
Photoshop Creative Cloud for retouching, color corrections, creating photo-composites and special effects
Illustrator Creative Cloud for creating vector based graphics and info-graphics
InDesign Creative Cloud for creating multi page documents to print and/or push to digital devices or platforms
Muse software enables designers to create websites without writing code
Edge Animate creates interactive animations / motion content for the web using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

Technologies and Formats

XMP, Camera RAW, PSD, AI, IND, PDF/X, Color ICC, SWF, OTF

Soft Skills and Hands-On Skills

Technology: understand the latest in graphic technologies; utilizing best practices
Asset management: Learn how to effectively use digital assets in workflow processes
Color management: Learn how to install and properly use a color management system
Creation: Create and modify creative and conceptual pieces of graphics in Illustrator and Photoshop
Build: Design and build multi page products / content for a variety of different platforms
Exporting: PDF print, PDF web, SWF, iPad, Android and other digital devices

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You Will Learn To

This is a comprehensive class that will teach students the entire end to end process in Digital Graphic Design.
The core of this program will cover Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat PDF. Students will learn proper Adobe workflow processes and best design practices to design, create, build and export content for print and digital outputs for the iPad, iPhone, tablets, Kindle, Nook and other smart devices and e-readers.

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Who Should Enroll

Graphic designers, publishers, marketing and communications professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, illustrators and anyone with basic or intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, graphics software such as InDesign, and/or Illustrator or other similar software tools (e.g. Quark Express).

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Course Format

The Certificate in Digital Graphic Design class meets twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Pace Midtown Center (New York, NY ) AND / OR Monday and Wednesday evenings at the White Plains (Westchester Campus). This instructor-led course is taught by an Adobe Certified Design Master Instructor and Design Specialist / and / or Adobe Certified Instructors.

Evening classes: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (2.5 hours) Five hours per week for 17 weeks. Total Digital Graphic Design classroom hours - 87.5 hours.
COST: $2950

We have a Saturday class available in Midtown for Spring / Summer 2014 - Saturday Classes: 9:00 am to 3:00pm (5 hours classroom time) Five hours per week for 17 weeks. Total Digital Graphic Design classroom hours - 87.5 hours.

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Questions?

Please contact us at (888) 561-7223 or continuinged@pace.edu

Outline for Certificate in Digital Graphic Design

Class 1
Digital Asset Management
Workflow for Digital Desktop Publishing
Bridge and metadata
Output
Color management
Fonts management

Class2
Photoshop
Camera raw
Adjustments in Camera Raw plugin
Retouching with Camera Raw plugin tools
Develop Techniques in Camera Raw for different looks

Class 3
Photoshop
Color correction
The correct way to use the Histogram
The correct way to use Photoshop Adjustments
Levels v/s Curves
Vibrance v/s Saturation
Color Balance for color cast
Color Correction with Selective color

Class 4
Photoshop
Retouching objects, hair, skin, clothes
Matching skin color, Makeup
Removing Moire
Retouching tools
Retouching using layers and mask
Tips & Tricks
Retouching photos with different looks
Sharpen images
Retouching perspectives

Class 5
Photoshop
Extract object from the background
Extract hair from the background
Creating hair

Class 6
Photoshop
Vanishing point & 3D
Creating textures and Lights
Creating Reflection and Shadows
Photomontage Coherence and techniques

Class 7
Photoshop
Special effects
Video editing in Photoshop

Class 8
Illustrator
Working with Illustrator
Creating graphics styles
Text Styles, text effects and Open type techniques
Creating Libraries for infographics

Class 9
Illustrator
Bristle Brushes
Brushes effects
Creative brushes

Class 10
Illustrator
Perspective drawing
Creating custom caricatures

Class 11
Illustrator
3D effects
Gradient mesh

Class 12
Illustrator
Designing Web pages
with Illustrator

Class 13
InDesign
Working with InDesign
Setting Preferences for projects
Creating Layouts

Class 14
InDesign
Creating text styles
Text frame options
Creating objects styles

Class 15
InDesign
Templates and Snippet for newspapers and magazines
Photoshop and Illustrator integration
Fitting options

Class 16
InDesign
Importing Microsoft Excel tables and word documents
Advanced Paragraph styles and Character Styles
Numbering & Sections options

Class 17
InDesign
InDesign Interactive
Buttons
Hyperlinks
Table of Contents
Bookmarks
Animations
Media and Timing
Object States
Preview
PDF interactive publications

Class 18
InDesign
Table of contents
Data merge, Data variables

Class 19
InDesign
Acrobat PDF and Preflight
Preflight in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Edit Colors and Fonts
Flattener Preview
Separations Preview
Printing

Class 20
Dreamweaver

Class 21
Dreamweaver

Class 22
Dreamweaver

Class 23
Dreamweaver

Class 24
Dreamweaver

Class 25
Dreamweaver

Class 26
Dreamweaver

Class 27
Dreamweaver

Class 28
Project Phase begins:
PROJECT 1
Postcard with Photoshop -
Create a postcard, design and apply special effects, export for web and the correct way to create a PDF to print

Class 29
PROJECT 2
Website with MUSE:
Muse is the new software from Adobe (part of the Creative Cloud) to create websites without writing code
We will create a entire website in one class!!

Class 30
PROJECT 3
Creating an animated banner with EDGE - Edge is a powerful and new software tool from Adobe (part of the Creative Cloud). EDGE is an intuitive tool for creating interactive motion content for the web like flash but using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

Class 31
PROJECT 4(a)
Digital magazine for iPad, Kindle or any digital device:
From InDesign we will create magazines for devices with videos, animation, 3D, interactivity and much more.

Class 32
PROJECT 4(b)
Digital magazine for iPad, Kindle or any digital device:
From InDesign we will create magazines for devices with videos, animation, 3D, interactivity and much more.

Class 33
PROJECT 5
Personal project: Students will plan, design and create a digital project to be viewed via digital media device (iPad, smart phone, tablet, Kindle or the web - PC/Mac)

Class 34
Final Project(s) Due
Project Presentations -
Wrap up & Project review

Location: 1 Martine Ave, Suite 424 White Plains, NY 10606

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Location: 551 5th Ave (at 45th Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

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