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Graphic Design Class for High School Students July 2021 - Live Online

Graphic Design Class for High School Students - Summer

Mon, Jul 5 2021 to
Fri, Jul 16 2021
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Summer Program 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday
Online Training
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Online Online

2015-05-04 16:53:32 $895.00

This Graphic Design Class is part of the graphic design classes for high school students offered at American Graphics Institute. In this course students learn the principles of great design and typography from a design industry professional while using professional-grade Adobe design software to create digital drawings, logos, advertisements, magazine layouts, and more. Students complete the two-week program by creating a digital portfolio or project to showcase their work. No prior art or design experience is necessary for participating in this program.

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Graphic Design for High School Students: Course Topics

Graphic Design Perspectives

  • Why design is important
  • Understanding the International Typographic Style

Understanding the importance of sketching in graphic design

  • Low fidelity methods
  • Developing innovative concepts
  • Creating flexibility in early stages of design

Understanding space in graphic design

  • Understanding and using negative space
  • Creating designs that utilize white and non-white space

Balance in design

  • Understanding types of balance
  • Experimenting with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs
  • Experimenting with weight in order to create more dynamic designs

Typography: designing with the effective use of type

  • Typeface scenarios.
  • Understanding which typefaces are best to use in different situations
  • Basic typography rules that help improve viewer’s experience
  • Building an effective and successful information hierarchy with a type ramp

Understanding design proportions

  • Building a beautifully proportioned layout for your design
  • How positioning can affect aesthetics of your design
  • Incorporating the golden mean into your designs

Influence of color on graphic design

  • Understanding HSL (Hue, Saturation and Luminosity)
  • Designing with color

Photoshop for Graphic Design

  • Introduction to the Photoshop workspace, tools, and panels
  • Editing specific areas using selections in Photoshop
  • Understanding various ways to create selections
  • Color Correcting Images with Photoshop
  • Understanding Photoshop Color Modes
  • Introduction to Content-Aware Tools in Photoshop
  • Content–Aware retouching in Photoshop
  • Using Photoshop layers
  • Combining images

Adobe Illustrator for Graphic Design

  • When to use Illustrator
  • Differences between Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Understanding the Illustrator Workspace
  • Illustrator Essential Skills
  • Drawing using Illustrator's Tools
  • Creating, applying and saving color
  • Adding text to designs and applying formatting
  • Using Layers to organize Illustrator artwork

Adobe InDesign for Graphic Design

  • Understanding InDesign Tools
  • Creating documents using InDesign
  • Navigating within InDesign documents
  • Adding, editing, and formatting Text using InDesign
  • Adding graphics to a layout using InDesign
  • Applying color to layouts using InDesign
  • Transforming Objects in InDesign
  • Adding, Deleting & Arranging Pages in InDesign
  • Using Master Pages in InDesign
  • Printing and Exporting from InDesign to share your documents