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Introduction to Digital Design

Digital Design Bootcamp

Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Qualification:


Course Structure

​Graphic Design and Adobe Package:

  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials
  • Adobe Illustrator Essentials
  • Adobe InDesign Essentials

Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard tool for digital imaging, which makes Photoshop expertise a valuable commodity in the workplace.  Learning Photoshop is also a good way to learn imaging concepts.  Concepts you learn from working with Photoshop also apply to other imaging tools, including Photoshop Elements, which has a very similar user interface and features.

The purpose of this course is to introduce basic Photoshop features and concepts so that you can use the program effectively. By the time you complete this course, you should be able to use Photoshop to open files and import images; move around images using navigation tools; understand basic imaging concepts; do basic image editing and prepare images for print and online presentations.

Adobe Illustrator Essentials

Adobe Illustrator is the leading graphic design tool.  The industry-standard vector graphics software is used by millions of designers and artists to create everything from gorgeous web and mobile graphics to logos; icons; book illustrations; product packaging and billboards.  In addition, users can create freehand drawings, or trace and recolour graphics to turn them into works of art.

Since Illustrator is a vector-based design software, artwork can be scaled down for mobile screens and all the way up to billboard size, while always looking crisp and beautiful.

Illustrator launches, saves, and renders effects extremely fast and allows users to reuse vector graphics and quickly access unlimited fonts. Illustrator works seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and After Effects.

Adobe InDesign Essentials

Adobe InDesign is a layout software that takes images and text and lay them out across pages. InDesign is best used for working with multiple page documents like books, magazines, brochures, portfolios and can even be used to create business cards, letterheads, posters, and flyers.

Graphic designers and production artists are the primary users of this desktop publishing software. It can also be used in conjunction with other Adobe products primarily Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Getting Started (Photoshop desktop, getting images into Photoshop, moving around an image, tips for using Photoshop)
  • Imaging Concepts (colour modes, image size, resolution, and print size)
  • Acquiring images (opening files and importing images into Photoshop)
  • Editing Images (cropping, removing imperfections, adjusting contrast, correcting colours, and sharpening images)
  • More Image Editing (selection techniques, layers, adding type.)
  • Exporting and printing (Saving for the Web, inserting images into presentations, printing)
  • How to Incorporate a Company Name into a Logo
  • Create a Flyer
  • Mock-Up a Website Design
  • Add Effects
  • Manage Styles
  • Edit Individual Characters to Create Typographic Designs
  • How to navigate through the InDesign work area
  • How to create a new document and import images.
  • Introduction to “master pages”, an important tool in creating multi-page projects,
  • Creating tables and packaging
  • This course will be also going through more advanced techniques and design methods as well as types of exports.

To be funded, learners must meet all the following criteria:

  • must be aged 19 or older, or will reach their 19th birthday on or before 31 August 2022 and
  • have the right to work in the UK. This can be checked on and
  • meet residency requirements. Suppliers should refer to the  Residency Eligibility section of the AEB funding rules before accepting an individual onto a Skills Bootcamp and
  • live in England
  • Not attended another Skills Bootcamp within 12months


Employed participants:

Skills Bootcamps will be co-funded at 30% by the employer where the employer is training their own existing employees (defined as someone directly employed by the employer, not a worker, sub-contractor, or freelancer). This is reduced to 10% where the employer is a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) (defined as an employer with less than 250 employees) training their own existing employees, towards the cost of training. Courses are fully funded by Government for individuals not being co-funded by their employer, and for the self-employed. There must be no charges to the individual learner.

Will need to have internet access and a PC or laptop and the ability to install free software if required.

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JD Group
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Greater Manc Transport