Top Portland Visual Design Courses

Find the perfect Visual Design course for you in Portland. We’ve found 25 courses available in-person or live online with class duration ranging from 6 hours to 5 days and pricing ranging from $325 to $3,800.

  • Noble Desktop Visual Design Certificate

    In this 96-hour certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to become a well rounded digital designer, capable of designing websites, logos, social media graphics, and more. Attendees start by learning industry-standard apps such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Students then learn and implement design fundamentals such as design theory, composition, typography, color, web design standards, and more. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a visual designer and walk away with projects they can use in a portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,800
    • 96 Hours
    • Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Noble Desktop Sketch Bootcamp

    In this 12-hour class, participants will learn how to use Sketch for UI and UX design. Students will thoroughly learn Sketch’s features (such as artboards, symbols, styles, and more) so they can design websites, apps, or digital graphics. Once the visual design is complete, attendees will learn how to convert it into a working prototype to show clients or for user testing (using both Sketch’s native prototyping features as well as InVision). Finally, participants will learn how to send designs to clients and developers using an easy to share web link generated through the Sketch Cloud. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $650
    • 12 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Noble Desktop Sketch in a Day

    In this 6-hour class, participants will learn the important fundamentals of Sketch in order to feel comfortable using the design software right away. Students will learn Sketch’s features so they can design websites, apps, or any digital graphic. Attendees will learn about artboards, symbols, and exporting graphics to send over to developers. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • Noble Desktop Sketch Advanced

    In this 6-hour advanced level class, students will advance their Sketch skills to the next level. Students will learn how to convert a visual design into a working prototype to show clients or for user testing (using both Sketch’s native prototyping features as well as InVision). Students will also learn how to send designs to clients and developers using an easy to share web link generated through the Sketch Cloud. Attendees will also learn advanced capabilities of symbols, how to reuse design elements with shared libraries, how to draw vectors within Sketch, and more. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $325
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Intermediate
    • Free Retake
  • General Assembly Visual Design Course

    This visual design course is a flexible program meant to help individuals with little to no prior experience get exposure and learn how to create stunning digital products. Through their blended learning model, students will gain access to pre-learning and setup videos to hit the ground running. Students in this course will gain the ability to use visual techniques to guide influence customer emotions, communicate simple solutions, and center attention with layouts and patterns. This course will also give students a better understanding of using typeface to convey meaning, improve messaging, understand the psychology of color, and use visual communication best practices to make sure your message resonates with key stakeholders. This course is punctuated with a final project where students showcase their visual design knowledge through a production-ready mockup to be displayed on a dynamic web page.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $2,800
    • 32 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Photoshop Core Skills: Level 1

    This introductory Photoshop course is meant to get students comfortable in the Photoshop interface while exercising new core skills in the process. Students can further their journey in mastering Photoshop by being introduced to selection tools, layering, and how to edit masks and channels. This course can help anyone strengthen their core skills and learn retouching, resolution, cropping, and adjusting color and tone.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR
    • $795
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Photoshop Core Skills: Level 2

    This 2-day advanced Photoshop course is an builds off the beginner course and has students learning real-world 'tips and tricks.' Students will dive into more advanced concepts inspired by the Level 1 course to continue to build up their Photoshop skills.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
    • Free Retake
  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 1

    This 2-day beginner class in Adobe Illustrator kicks off the course by thoroughly reviewing the illustrator interface and then merging into teaching new skills that can be found behind more complex drawings. Students will discover the skills behind using tools, panels, customizing and saving workspaces, setting up and saving document presets, using multiple artboards, and navigating the different elements when creating illustrations. The lessons are created to teach you the basics behind Adobe Illustrator and prepare you for more advanced content.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR
    • $795
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 2

    The next step after completing the beginner's course in Adobe Illustrator is advancing to Level 2, which is a 3-day class that teaches students at a faster pace and incorporates real-life uses and applications. The content will continue advancing the student's knowledge of Adobe Illustrator by challenging their current abilities and the knowledge they gained in the previous lesson.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR
    • $1,195
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
    • Free Retake
  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 101 - Photoshop Intro

    This 2-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Photoshop. This course teaches students how to leverage Photoshop to create professional-quality images. Students will learn how to customize their Photoshop workspace and use Photoshop’s tools to edit, enhance, and augment graphics. Using Camera RAW and Adobe Bridge will also be included in the curriculum.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
  • Ledet Training Adobe Photoshop 201 - Photoshop Advanced

    This 2-day program teaches advanced Adobe Photoshop skills. Using Photoshop’s tools, students will repair photos, work with selections and layers, and create special visual effects. Vector drawing and advanced compositing techniques are also included in the curriculum. Completion of this course will ensure that any professionals working with Adobe Photoshop will be able to unlock the tool’s full capabilities.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
  • Ledet Training Adobe Illustrator 101

    This 2-day course teaches students how to use the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator. Instructors will cover Artboards and Workspaces before introducing the Tool Palette. Students will learn how to use Live Paint, the Pen tool and all of Photoshop’s patterns and color palettes. Completion of the program will prepare students to create professional effects, logos and multilayered designs.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
  • Ledet Training Adobe Illustrator 201 - Illustrator Advanced

    Deepen your understanding of Adobe Illustrator in this two-day, intermediate level course. Through a series of hands-on exercises, participants who have completed Illustrator I develop, evaluate, and optimize eye-catching websites. Specific topics include using the appearance panel, creating advanced clipping masks, customizing the workspace, managing workflow, using advanced brush techniques and the gradient mesh tool, inserting graphs, and utilizing patterns. Other topics include logo digitization, basic symbolism, and artistic perspective.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
  • Ledet Training Adobe Illustrator 202 - Illustrator User Interface Design

    Obtain the techniques and tools you need to create successful product designs in this one-day intermediate Adobe Illustrator course. Through a combination of instructor guidance, individual and group projects, and class discussions, participants learn how to create feature rich and visually appealing websites that engage users. Specific topics include setting up the artboard, using guides, snapping, grids, texts, and shapes, and exporting assets.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $599
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
  • Ledet Training Adobe Illustrator 501 - Illustrator Bootcamp

    Increase your Adobe Illustrator proficiency in this five-day, basic-level bootcamp. This platform is one of the leading vector graphics designing and editing programs in the world. Participants who are somewhat familiar with Illustrator usually benefit from this course. Specific topics include layered animation, gradients, transparency, 3D effects, working with colors and color groups, and using tools like Artboard, Bristle Brushes, Puppet Wart, Property Tools, and Shape Builder.

    In-person @ 11922 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR Also available online
    • $2,199
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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