We have designed a 3-month course for the best complete graphic design course in Bangalore. It is an intense, in-depth program that will make you an expert in graphic design which can help you start a career or freelance to earn good income.
The diploma course combines both short-term and advanced course modules. There are different software the two courses cover – Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator respectively. In the diploma course, Adobe Indesign will be added, so you will learn how to use the software– Photoshop, Adobe illustrator and InDesign.
The diploma course combines short-term and advanced course modules. In short term, the subjects below are covered:
Introduction to Graphic designing
Introduction to software (Photoshop)
Creating designs for web
Creating designs for print
In advanced course, the subjects below are covered:
Introduction to Graphic designing
Introduction to software (Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)
Elements in Design
Principles in Design
Creating designs for web
Creating designs for print
Diploma course module:
- Introduction to the graphic design industry: In this course which combines short term and advanced course modules, you will learn in-depth all about the graphic design industry, where the skills are applied, types of graphic designs and the scope in the industry. You will learn more about logo designs, elements and principles of design, how to edit, manipulate and retouch photos like an expert, on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will also be working on live projects.
Graphic design has evolved so much since its inception that it is now one of the most sought after skills that can be applied in a wide range of industries. Graphic designers make everything worth paying attention to.
The subjects covered in the introduction to graphic design are:
A-z of graphic design
Elements and principles in graphic design
Application of graphic design in various industries
Creating layouts for books
Creating web pages
Creating design for web and print.
Before computers, graphic design is known to have existed long before, dating back to 100 AD, where icons, images and text were used. The industrial revolution paved a new road for graphic design during the 18th century. Lithography which emerged from new technologies upgraded the printing technique in graphic design.
Today, you can see it everywhere – TV commercials, billboards, posters, on the internet, websites, social media, packaging, etc. it has become a staple for marketing and advertising with no limit on creativity. Advertising agencies have a wide scope for graphic designers.
- Introduction to software: In this course, you will learn to use three different software – Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Adobe Photoshop is one of the most widely used software in graphic design with many versions available like Photoshop CC, Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop elements, etc. it is available on macOS and Windows computers. Widely used in photo editing, manipulation and retouching, Photoshop serves its purpose for a wide range of graphic designers and digital artists.
Adobe Illustrator on the other hand, is mostly used for illustration, drawing and creating digital art by graphic designers, artists and animators. Also used by architects for illustrating buildings, the vector quality of the works is high.
Diploma Course In Graphic Designing in Bangalore
The difference between these two software is that Photoshop is Raster-based whereas Illustrator is vector-based. Images and logo design can not be enlarged or compressed without compromising the quality in Raster-based software.
Adobe InDesign is used to create web page layouts, posters, flyers, magazines, newspapers and books for both digital and print media.
Here, you will learn,
How to use the three different software
The purpose of each software
How to master the tools in each software
How to create designs for digital and print media in each software
How to create web pages in InDesign
Edit, manipulate photos in Photoshop
- Elements of design:
The basic elements in design come together in harmony and balance with rhythm to create something wonderful that communicates an idea elegantly and creatively.
You will learn how to master the elements in design which consist of:
- Line: A line in graphic design is a connection between any two or more points. They are used to create a path, shape or form and to divide a space.
- Color: color can be added to lines, shapes, typography and images to create a mood in the design. The brighter the colors, the higher the hype.
- Shape: a shape is made by closing more than two lines and can be organic or geometric.
- Texture: adds feeling in the design so when a viewer looks at it, they can feel its texture in their mind. Texture makes design interesting.
- Space: space defines the relationship between any two elements. Negative space can be given a meaning as well to create optical illusions.
- Typography: it is the most important element in web design and graphic design. Like color, it creates a mood in the content or design – journalist’s news is written in a serious font, personal blogs and comics have playful fonts
- Movement or flow: creating a movement, whether static or animated, takes the mundane out of the design and makes it whimsical.
- Principles in design: They are applied to the elements of design to make the work complete and add value in the composition. Any design has to follow the principles to make it stand out and visually interact with the viewer. Without elements, principles can not function, and vice versa.
As a graphic designer, you are required to have a sound knowledge of how to apply the principles of design to its elements, if you want to create a great design.
The main principles of design that you will learn to master here are:
- Balance: balance in design refers to space between elements to create tension.
- Emphasis: emphasising on the focal point of design catches the attention of a viewer which can be done changing color tone and movement
- Visual unity: elements have to agree with each other to create unity, which is the main of graphic design.
- Order: the design has to be created in the order of the most important message to the least important one.
- Proportion: every element has to be in the right proportion against each other to make a design composition stand out.
- Contrast: contrast in elements make the design tell a story. It enhances the relationship between the elements and makes it interesting.
- Color theory: Color is everything. It sets the mood, appeals to the eye, makes a product look enticing. 90% of people will try a product if they like the color of it, or the packaging. The right combination is enough to sell a product. In graphic design, it’s just as important to appeal to the eye of the viewer and make them curious about the story behind the design.
Graphic design uses the color modes RGB (Red, Green, Blue), and/or CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). CMYK is a subtractive color model when light is removed from the paper. It originally had primary colors. RGB is an additive color model where light is added.
Colors evoke emotion in the viewer, so to evoke a particular emotion, brands use a particular color. They are the final element in making a sale. The colors in McDonald’s logo are used to evoke hunger and craving. Black symbolises authority, blue for dependability and brown for masculinity. Some law firms use black and brown in their designs.
In this course, you will learn-
- How to apply colors in design and typography to match the brand’s persona
- The theory of colors – what colors to use to bring out a particular emotion and what the colors represent in design
- How to adjust the hues, tones, tints, saturation, etc
- How to adjust colors in each software
- When to use RGB and CMYK color mode.
- Logo design: One of the most important elements in brand identification is the logo. They are a window for the customers, giving insights into the brand. A good logo leaves a lasting impression on them like Nike’s, Apple’s, Audi’s, Allen Solly’s, Starbucks, etc. The logo of these brands have created a reputation and credibility around them, and people recognise them instantly.
Some logos do not have typography but can be instantly recognized, like the logos of Mercedes, Apple, and Starbucks. And some have typography or text without images like H&M, Lenovo, etc. Some have a combination of both image and text like Royal Enfield, Allen Solly, Samsung, etc. these logos have gone through changes over the years and will be remembered for a long time.
Key elements to bear in mind while designing a logo:
- Has to be relevant to the business or a brand you are designing for
- Has to communicate well
- Has to create a lasting impression
- Has to make a statement
- Has to be simple
- Use the right colors
- Use the right typography
You will learn here in-depth,
- how to design logos with rules mentioned above
- the elements and principles of logo design
- how to design logo in Illustrator and Photoshop
- How to create logo that reflects the brand
- How to apply the right typography and color for logo
- Icon design: Icons are those small images or symbols you see on mobile apps and on roads that give instructions or tell what something is. You also see them on products that say they are chemical-free, natural and handmade, illustrated in small images.
Why are icons important? They communicate easily with the viewer or customer, especially if they can not read or know a language. Icons are one of the most important visual modes of communication which everyone can use and interact with, without the hassle of misunderstanding and misinformation.
They use less space than text and take less time to read.
Icons can illustrate almost anything from warnings, instructions, genders, age, to contents in a product, etc. They can differ in shapes, color, transparency and sizes.
Some key points to bear in mind before designing an icon:
- It has to provide clarity
- It has to be relevant to the information being illustrated
- Has to be simple and readable
- Size and formats matters
- Consistency in style while creating a family of icons
You will learn here in-depth:
- Which software is used for designing icons
- How to design simple and clear icons
- Types of icons – solid, outlined, rounded and sharp
- How to render icons in terms of perspective and color
- Photo editing: Mostly done on Photoshop, Photo editing is the process of altering an image in respect to its size, color, contrast, background etc. It is often confused with Photo manipulation and photo retouching, which are very different terms. Photo editing makes an image or a photograph presentable.
In advertisements, Product photos are edited to make them more appealing or appetizing. Photo editing can be a great tactic in advertising products from clothes to food and beverages. They are also common in Instagram and Snapchat, which are photo editing and sharing social media apps. Photo editing serves its purpose in many industries like fashion, magazines and newspapers, display ads, photography, graphic design, etc.
Popular photo editing software used are Photoshop, Canva, GIMP, Microsoft paint, etc. As a professional photographer, being skilled in photo editing is a must. Before printing pictures in magazines and newspapers, they are edited by professionals to make them more appealing. Any other altercation to the elements in an image will come under photo manipulation.
You will learn here:
- How to edit photos in Photoshop
- How to use the tools to edit a photo
- How to remove unwanted background
- How to adjust color, contrasts and white balance
- Photo manipulation: To alter an image on another level, like changing the skyline, twisting buildings or any objects, changing the texture of the skin, is to manipulate the photo. You can get as creative as you want in manipulating a photo. It is used by graphic artists, photographers, advertisers, etc. Photoshop is the most widely used software to manipulate photos.
Widely used in journalism, fashion and advertising, photo manipulation has been misused from time to time, even frowned upon. It is also used to produce artistic photographs which can amaze the viewer and be appreciated. Unique images and optical illusions can be achieved by photo manipulating multiple images. There are different techniques in photo manipulation that you will learn here in this course.
Photo manipulation changes the pixel and can be hard to undo in Photoshop. But a non-destructive method can be adopted to make changes easily and undo the changes.
Topics covered here:
- What is photo manipulation and how it is different from photo editing
- Techniques in photo manipulation
- Where it is applicable
- How to use Photoshop to manipulate images
- Destructive and non-destructive method of photo manipulation
- Adapting images to different nature settings
- Create a portfolio of images manipulated in Photoshop
- Typography: Typography is the art of arranging text in different sizes and fonts to visually appeal to the reader. An interesting font can make the brand look sophisticated or fun, depending on the font type. You can even design your own font. Typography is the most fun part of graphic designing.
Why is typography important?
- Like the logo, typography is an important part of a brand’s identity. It adds weight to the brand’s persona and grasps the attention of a customer if it is interesting. A good typeface on the product is enough to grab the attention of a customer. A boring typeface or font will bore the customer as well. Moreover, typography builds recognition over time. Example: Lenovo.
- Typography influences how the reader digests and perceives the information conveyed. Comic books have a unique font that makes it easier for the reader to digest the information and have fun reading it.
There are different elements in typography – typeface and fonts. A typeface is a family of similar fonts. It is like a genus and different fonts are like species of the same genus. Font varies in thickness, weight, and styles. For example, Helvetica is a typeface and Helvetica regular, Helvetica Oblique are fonts.
In this course, you will learn,
- Different uses of typography
- What typography to use and where
- How to make your own typeface
- How to use typography in logo design and media
- How to reflect the brand’s persona in typography
- Branding: Branding is a practice of distinguishing yourself from your competitors by creating an identity and design that makes your brand a better choice. It includes logo designing, advertising, product designing, web designing and more. Most people think of branding as logo design but it goes beyond that and covers everything that makes a brand unique.
Why is branding important?
- Branding builds recognition. The logo is the most important part of branding, and that is one of the fastest ways customers can recognise your brand. It creates a reputation around your brand as well, so investing time and money in branding is critical for any business.
- Creates trust: well-known brands like H&M, Adidas, Nike are trusted brands that have a good reputation. They have built credibility over time through constant investment in branding.
- Value: branding increases the value of a business in a marketplace.
- Continuous flow of customers: well-known brands have no trouble in generating new customers every day because they are familiar with the brand and trust them. Branding well done can help your business generate new customers.
Here, you will learn,
What is branding
How to develop the voice and persona of a brand
Create content and tone of the brand
- Creating Design for web: A website that is visually appealing, creative and ignites interest in the viewer makes a brand look approachable. It’s all about how a brand presents itself on the web. A brand may be good in what they do or offer, but having a poor website is detrimental in lead generation and establishing an identity.
Creating elements of a website – design, layouts, navigation, content, product images, and call to action buttons are all the job of a web designer. As a graphic designer trained in UI and UX, you can create a website that meets the client’s expectations and requirements.
A website has to reflect the brand, their persona and values. it leaves a lasting impression on the visitor. Corporate companies have websites that look formal and elegant; creative industries like animation and film have artsy websites that look playful. Like so, different industries have different themes in their websites that reflect the business and give an insight to the customer into the nature of work and the mood of a company.
In this course, you will learn,
- How to create web pages using InDesign
- How to create posts, banner ads, web designs, etc
- How to use Photoshop and Illustrator to create designs for web
- Different elements in web and types of design
- What type of font and size to be used
- The role of each software in designing for a web
- Creating designs for print: Creating brochures for print, business cards, menu cards, pamphlets, banners, posters, album and book covers – all come under print design. A combination of photo editing, photo manipulation, typography, and logo design are required.
Not all graphic design agencies will do the printing, so it’s important to choose the right print vendor before/after having the required designs made.
Key points to bear in mind while creating design for print:
- Understand how printers work, what color mode they use
- Design according to the standard sizes
- Use a color model that prints well (mostly CMYK): RGB color mode is used for different purposes than CMYK, and plain black and rich black differs. Using the wrong color mode in design can result in messy and faulty prints
- Set the image resolution to accuracy for quality print. A blurred image is a no-no
- Use the right scale for type/text.
In this course you will learn,
- How to use the software to create design for print
- How to create brochures, banners and other graphic design for print
- How to select the right resolution and size
- How to set the type to right scale
- Which color mode to adopt while designing anything.
- Creating pages: A web page is a document displayed on a website. Simply known as a page too. Referring to web pages, there are different elements that most businesses have:
- Content – can in text, images and/or videos
- Landing pages
- eCommerce content
- About the business
Difference between web page, website and web server: A website is a collection of web pages connected together. A page is a component in a website – home page, about us page, our products page, blog page, contact page, and more. Web server is a web hosting computer.
Any business having an online presence must have web pages that provide relevant information to the customers. And content is a must in web pages, content that has value and information about the brand, their products or services.
The software most suitable for creating web pages is InDesign. Built for content creation with different tools, Indesign can be used for creating both digital and print media. In this course, you will learn,
- How to create web page in InDesign
- How to master the tools in InDesign
- How to add the elements on a page
- Create a portfolio of works related to web page
- Creating layouts for books: A good book is a result of well-planned layout, apart from the writing of course. InDesign is an ideal software to create layouts for books, with specially designed wide number of functions and tools. InDesign can handle a large number of files with many images well.
The cover of the book, back cover, text and images layout, all are designed by a graphic designer skilled in using InDesign for the same.Most books have three matter i.e parts – The front matter of the book consists of the title page, copyrighted information, and table of contents.
The core matter is the body of text. Font type, size and margin setting has to be carefully selected to suit the content and type of the book.
The back matter is absent in some books and is all about epilogues and glossary. As a graphic designer who created layouts for books, you need to know about these parts of the books and the layout for each of them.
You will learn to master InDesign to create layouts for books and
- How to select fonts and sizes
- How to format and set margins
- How to master to tools used to create layouts
- How to create a master page
- How to create multiple pages for ebooks.
Before printing pictures in magazines and newspapers, they are edited by professionals to make them more appealing