George Mason University
What you will learn
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of key Adobe tools, such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Animate
- Acquire foundational and advanced skills in each software, preparing you for potential certification exams
- Complete a series of hands-on, independent projects that allow you to apply your newly acquired skills in real-world scenarios
- Learn how to create various types of digital media, from branding packages and social media campaigns to animated infographics and opening videos for shows
- Understand the principles of design, layout, and animation to enhance your projects' aesthetic and functional aspects
How you will benefit
- Equip yourself with a diverse skill set that opens doors to a rewarding career in the rapidly growing creative and design fields
- Build a robust portfolio through hands-on projects, showcasing your skills to potential employers or clients
- Gain practical experience that prepares you for the challenges you will face in your creative career
- Keep up-to-date with the latest trends, tools, and best practices in the Adobe Creative Suite
- Have the option to validate your skills officially through Adobe certification exams, with a course voucher included
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 12 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 270 course hours
- Photoshop Crash Course
- Selections and Masks
- Reconstructing and Retouching
- More Layers and Selections
- Brushes and Painting
- Working in the Design Industry
- Premiere Pro
- Introduction to Premiere Pro
- Thinking in Video
- Setting Up a Project
- Basic Video Editing
- Clips and Markers
- Advanced Editing Techniques
- Working with Audio
- Visual Effects
- Color Correction and Grading
- Compositing Techniques
- Graphics and Titles
- Working in the Video Industry
- The Illustrator Interface
- Getting Started
- Organizing a Project
- Creating Advanced Illustrations
- Advanced Management of Shapes
- Working with Type
- Managing Project Components
- Sharing Your Project
- Working In the Design Industry
- Crash Course
- Creating An Invitation
- Creating A Book Chapter
- Images and Colors
- Completing Documents
- Preflight And Export
- Working In the Design Industry
- Introduction to Animate
- Animation Basics
- Drawing Tools
- Character Design
- Advanced Techniques
- Working In the Animation Industry
Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however you must have familiarity with using a personal computer and in a Windows environment. You must also be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Chromebooks are not compatible.
- PC: Windows 10 or later
- Mac: macOS 10.8 or later
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible
- Adobe Photoshop (not included in enrollment)
- Adobe Animate (not included in enrollment)
- Adobe Illustrator (not included in enrollment)
- Adobe InDesign (not included in enrollment)
- Adobe Premiere Pro (not included in enrollment)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
According to Indeed, the average salary of a graphic designer in the U.S. is $58,482 per year as of December 9, 2023.
According to Indeed, a graphic designer is a professional in visual communication who creates concepts by hand or using specialized computer software. Their role is to create communication ideas that inspire, inform, and engage consumers using physical and virtual art forms like words and images.
Graphic designers employ a variety of media, including three-dimensional modeling, photography, and image editing, to create visual designs. They design templates, layouts, and multimedia content for web pages. Additionally, they work collaboratively with a team to create branding and advertising visuals.
According to Indeed, the average salary of a photographer in the United States is $47,028 per year as of December 19, 2023. This can vary by location, field, and employment type.
According to Indeed, A photographer uses a camera and editing software to create art. They can be employed covering events and weddings, create an art portfolio as a fine artist, or sell their photos to commercial clients. Types of photographers include commercial photographers, scientific photographers, aerial photographers and portrait photographers.
Yes, the Adobe Certified Professional exams. Information about the exams is available at Adobe Certified Professional (ACP).
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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