• Graphics Design

Graphic design:

Graphic design is the profession and academic discipline whose activity consists in projecting visual communications intended to transmit specific messages to social groups.



  • Menu bar, application bar, options bar, tools panel, panel dock on right
  • Different ways to zoom
  • Hidden tools on toolbar


  • Why make selections?
  • Geometric selections
  • Freehand selections
  • Edge-based selections
  • Color-based selections
  • How do I choose a selection tool?


  • Making color and tonal adjustments
  • Creating an adjustment layer
  • Adjustment presets,
  • Common image corrections
  • Saving adjustments as a preset
  • Deleting adjustment layer
  • Applying adjustment layer to another layer


  • Blur tool
  • Sharpen Tool
  • Smudge Tool
  • Dodge Tool
  • Burn Tool
  • Sponge Tool


  • Image menu
  • Color mode
  • Image resolution and size
  • Straighten and crop image
  • Rotate cropped image
  • Automatic adjustments
  • Auto color—removes color cast
  • Manually adjusting color cast
  • Manually adjusting tonal range
  • Replacing color
  • Clone tool
  • Spot healing brush
  • Healing brush
  • Patch too


  • Background layer
  • Isolating part of image
  • Hide, view, reposition, delete, rename, merge
  • Lock layers
  • Convert background layer to regular layer
  • Convert regular layer to background layer
  • Layer styles
  • Applying layer styles to multiple layers


  • Gradient tool
  • Gradient styles
  • Editing colors
  • Saving gradients


  • How is it different than selection tools?
  • Save time-consuming selections
  • Quick mask mode
  • Using brush tool
  • Channels panel
  • Loading mask as a selection


  • Shadows and highlights adjustment
  • Correcting Red Eye
  • Sharpening Edges
  • Correct Image Distortion
  • Adding Depth of Field


  • Point v Paragraph Type
  • character panel
  • paragraph panel
  • Type on a Path
  • Warping Type
  • Creating work path from type
  • Convert type to shapes
  • Horizontal/Vertical Type Mask Tool
  • Create a selection in the shape of type
  • Clipping Mask w/ Type
  • Open Type


  • Bitmap v. Vector?
  • Pen Tool
  • Magnetic and freeform pen tool
  • Using pen tool as selection tool
  • Converting selections to paths
  • Converting selection to layer
  • Shape layers
  • Smart Objects


  • Recording actions
  • Actions panel
  • Record, play, edit, delete individual actions

14.Project works

  • Creating Banner for Facebook and other social media
  • GIF images for ad
  • Flyer design
  • Brochure design


1.Using the workspace

  • Exploring the interface
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • Using artboards
  • Changing your view
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Using tools and panels
  • Exploring the Control panel
  • Working with panels and the dock

 2.Learning essential skills

  • Using the shape tools
  • Repositioning and resizing shapes
  • The Transform panel
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using the shape and transform tools
  • Introducing layers
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating transformations

3.Adding color

  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors
  • Adding effects
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol
  • Saving swatches
  • Selecting the same color
  • Creating a color group
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors

 4.Using the drawing tools

  • Understanding the Pen tool
  • Straight, curved and hinged lines
  • Tracing images
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Working with Image Trace
  • Using the Line, Pencil and Eraser tools
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • The Shape Builder

5.Additional color options

  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving a gradient
  • Using the Gradient panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating a pattern
  • Applying a pattern
  • Editing a pattern
  • Locating existing patterns
  • Using the Color Guide

6.Adding and formatting text

  • Formatting text
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Using paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Putting text on a path
  • Warping text
  • Putting text in a shape
  • Creating outlines
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find and Replace

7.Using layers

  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize an illustration
  • Selecting using the Layers panel
  • Creating new layers
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Locking and unlocking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Remembering layers when pasting
  • Creating a template layer

8.project work

  • creating logo
  • creating business card design


1.Creating New Files & Designing on a Grid

  • Creating a new file
  • Setting up artboards
  • Importing text
  • Creating colored backgrounds for text

2.Adjusting the Layout for Tablets & Mobile Phones

  • Designing with Bootstrap’s grid
  • Adapting the design for tablets
  • Adapting the design for mobile phones

3.Importing & Cropping Photos

  • Importing photos & default scaling
  • Importing a photo as an image fill (crop photo)
  • Rounding corner

4.Importing Vector Graphics, Color Swatches, Shadows, & More

  • Importing & modifying vector graphics
  • Aligning & distributing layers
  • Layer opacity vs. fill opacity
  • Reusing colors (color swatches)
  • Adding a drop shadow

5.Repeat Grids

  • Creating a Repeat Grid
  • Customizing the content
  • Adjusting the design

6.Turning a Design into a Clickable Prototype

  • Linking between artboards
  • Creating an overlay
  • Previewing the prototype
  • Making a recording of a prototype (Mac only)
  • Background blur

7.Exporting Assets for Web: SVG, JPEG, & PNG

  • Exporting individual assets
  • Exporting artboards

8.Sharing XD Files (For Review, Developers, etc.)

  • Sharing an XD file
  • Commenting on shared files
  • Pinning a comment
  • Updating an existing shared file
  • Sharing for Development

9.Project works

  • Creating a Website Prototype Design

Enhanced Careers for Graphics Designer::

  • Creative Director
  • Photo editor
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial/Product Designer.
  • Marketing Manager
  • Logo Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Advertising Designer


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