Graphic Design With Photoshop CS5 Training

This training program will teach you the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image creation and editing
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Arts & Design

Function : Information Technology(IT)

Duration : 200 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Graphic Design With Photoshop CS5 Training

This nationally recognized training program will teach you the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image creation and editing. You’ll start with the basics of graphic design and build your skills step by step, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists use. You’ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover strategies for creating graphics that convey just the right message, style, and tone. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to create images that stand out from the competition—and you’ll be poised to begin a rewarding career in graphic design.

You'll need to have Photoshop CS5 already installed on your computer in order to take this program. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the most commonly used graphic design concepts and terminology.
  • Use any tool in the Photoshop CS5 workspace.
  • Understand how the history of design has influenced what is popular today.
  • Show potential employers an impressive electronic portfolio.


Two textbooks, Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom and Graphic Design Basics, are included in the program fee. Photoshop software is not included. You will need to have Photoshop CS5 (Mac or Windows) already installed. This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need access to the Internet (high-speed cable or DSL is recommended) and e-mailing capabilities.

Your computer must support Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) or Firefox (any version). You will need Windows 7 or Windows Vista. You will also need Adobe Reader.

Hardware Requirements:

  • For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color


This program is for students who have Internet access, e-mailing capabilities, and an installed copy of Photoshop CS5 (Mac or Windows). This software is not provided with the program; you'll need to have your own copy of Photoshop CS5 installed to complete the training. Previous experience with Photoshop is not necessary.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

  • Module One —Foundations 
    • Introduction to the history and purpose of design
    • Editing, selecting, and using layers in Photoshop
    • Who is your customer? 
    • Whitespace and diagonals in design
  • Module Two—Diving Into Design
    • Evaluating a design as a whole and exploring individual elements
    • Fonts and typography
    • An in-depth look at layout and color
    • Drawing and painting, photo manipulation, and color channels in Photoshop
    • Color in print versus color on the Web
  • Module Three—Finishing the Job
    • Working with illustrators and photographers
    • Prepping files for print and production
    • Designing for the Web
    • Filters and patterns, vector graphics, and Web tools in Photoshop
    • Developing a project and working within constraints


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