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Learn and master print design.
Noble Desktop offers a Certificate in Print Design program, designed to provide students with a strong foundation for the print design world. Through a total of 108 hours of rigorous training, it covers the big three Adobe programs (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), as well as important foundational courses in graphic design and typography. Students who already have some of these skills (or have equivalent experience) need only take the remaining classes to complete the certificate.
The cost for the six courses comprising the Certificate in Print Design would normally be $5400 if the courses were taken separately. However, Noble Desktop offers the complete program at a special price of $4000. If students have previously taken one or more of the courses in the program, they can finish the program and a discount will be offered so that the final price to complete the program is $4000.
To sign up, just select the classes you would like to take from our schedule. On the Registration Page please mention “Certificate in Print Design” in the comments. We will make sure you receive the appropriate discounts to achieve the certificate at the lowest possible price.
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This comprehensive InDesign course teaches you everything you need to know to start creating layouts for ads, books, magazines and more. We'll cover basic layouts, text and graphics manipulation, drawing tools (bezier curves), color creation and application, style sheets, master pages, multiple pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, indexing, book creation, essential typography rules, and much more.
This introductory through intermediate Adobe Photoshop class emphasizes understanding the elements of an image, from pixels to halftone dots. You will work on dozens of images, gaining hands-on experience of everything from simple color correction to complex photo retouching, so you’ll understand the process from scanned image to printed piece. The course covers retouching, layers, masks, paths, channels, special filters, trapping, and much, much more!
A completely hands-on approach to creating illustrations, type and graphics with Adobe Illustrator. Students create numerous illustrations to learn and practice strategies for easy execution. The course covers drawing, typography, compound paths, effects, basic 3D objects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and much more. Experience working with other Adobe graphics programs is strongly recommended before taking this course.
Graphic Design Fundamentals
In this class you will learn the theories of graphic design while designing and producing several real-world projects. This class will meet for six sessions and includes an intense design workload. Students will be expected to work on design projects outside of class.
Great typography is rarely noticed by the reader, but its absence is keenly missed. Poor technique will kill even your best concept. Learn how to give your work the polish of professionalism through superb typography and instantly improve your designs for a superior portfolio. Develop an expert eye to better evaluate your own designs, and master the tricks of setting type like a seasoned pro.
An advanced course, with an emphasis on retouching, complex selections, color correction, and color accuracy for output. You’ll retouch skin and reshape facial features on a fashion shot, use a product shot to focus on selections and dynamic color, then practice masking and creating pleasing flesh tones using a life-style shot.