Graphic Design Certificate

Graphic Design Essentials Training in NYC

In this 12-day Graphic Design Certificate Program, you'll learn the essentials of the most versatile graphic design programs: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

While many aspiring designers consider Photoshop to be the industry standard, Adobe has created an entire suite of design software for a reason.  Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator serve different purposes.  While they can sometimes accomplish the same design tasks, certain things are easier to do in one program over the others. 

By the end of this 12-day course, you'll have learned all three, giving you a leg up on the competition.  Take your newfound skills back to your current job, or use what you've learned to launch a new design business.  You'll have made multiple portfolio-worthy projects by the end of this certificate program.

This Graphic Design Certificate certificate program is located at our design school, Noble Desktop, at 594 Broadway in SoHo.

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$3900 $2995 72 Hours Mac and PC provided 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.

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The Graphic Design Certificate includes

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

This 3-day Photoshop Bootcamp will take you from novice to power user as you learn retouching, color correction, and other essential techniques.  By the end of day 3, you'll have designed an entire brochure.

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

By the end of this InDesign bootcamp, you'll feel confident using tables and columns effectively, creating books and magazines, creating advanced text styles (such as drop caps), using XML with InDesign, and more!

Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

In this 18-hour Illustrator Bootcamp, you'll learn to create vector art for designs and websites, create perspective drawings, and control your brushes to create a more natural brush stroke.

Graphic Design Bootcamp

Already know Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator?  Expand your knowledge of design concepts and processes while producing stunning portfolio projects. 

Full Course Syllabus

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Graphic Design Concepts & Practices

Elements of design




Information Hierarchy

Industry standard design apps: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Adobe InDesign: The industry standard for Page Layout

Create layouts with text, color, and graphics

Create multi-page documents such as brochures, books, magazines, and more

Prepare files for final output, such as a print or PDF

Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard for Photo Retouching

Retouch photos, create graphics, and more

Adjust color, contrast, and more

Prepare images for use on the web or in print

Adobe Illustrator: The industry standard for Drawing, Logos, and Graphics

Create graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, and more

Draw vector graphics for web and print

Create a Portfolio

Use InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to produce designs

Create projects such as logos, social media graphics, stationery, book/eBook covers, album art, event posters, and email announcements