Course Description

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator: The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Designer

Study 365


This is a unique and comprehensive video tutorial guide on how to become a designer. Learn about the creative industry and the best way to start your career in design. You’ll benefit from Martin’s years of creative experience as a successful industry professional. This course provides a well-structured and to-the-point guide for anyone who is considering a career in the creative industry.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning materials, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Free Introduction
1: Should I be a Designer?
1. What do I need to become a Designer? (passion, motivation, creativity)
2. What is it like to be a Designer? (day in the life of a designer)
3. How much can I earn as a Designer?
4. Costs of being a Designer (tools, subscriptions, books, etc.)
5. Freelancing vs Full time job
6. Where should I work? (home, coworking space, travelling office)
7. Lifelong learning
2: Workspace
1. Chair
2. Desk
3. Bookshelf
4. Pinboard
5. Desktop
3: Tools
1. Computer and screen
2. Storage and backup
3. Wacom tablet or Pen display
4. Camera
5. Mobile phone and tablet
4: Applications
1. Photoshop
2. Illustrator
3. InDesign
4. Acrobat
5. Lightroom
6. Bridge
5: Essential Skills
1. Intro
2. Composition & Layout
3. Digital Image Theory
4. File Management
5. Layers
6. Colors
7. Selections
8. Masking
9. Pen Tool
10. Adjustments
11. Image Editing & Filters
12. Brush Tool
13. Typography
14. Images in InDesign
15. Tracing Images
16. Camera RAW
6: Specialization
1. Intro
2. Print design
3. Web, Tablet & Mobile design
4. Photo Retouch
5. Digital Art
7: Getting Recognized
1. Intro
2. Getting inspired (websites, exhibitions, events, outdoors, books, magazines, etc.)
3. Keep track of your tasks
4. Crowdsourcing and contests
5. Sharing your work
6. Screencasting and Blogging
7. Portfolio
8. Internships
9. Certifications
10. Creative CV
11. Applying for jobs and attending Interviews
8: What’s next?
1. Conclusion

Who is it for?

  • Graphic designers
  • Illustrators
  • Artists
  • Creatives
  • Photographers
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Graduates

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign & Adobe Illustrator: The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Designer.

Presenter Information:

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor He worked as a designer for companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and DC Comics. He is currently working in London as a designer and instructor, as well as providing a range of services from live online training to consultancy work to individuals worldwide.

Martin’s Motto

“Do not compare yourself to your role models. Work hard and wait for the moment when others will compare them to you”.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Course Code S 0321
College Name Study 365
Course Category Adobe, Computers & IT (Information Technology)
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification CPD
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Fee 29
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
Career Path Graphic Design Digital Media Print Production Creative artwork Photography Illustration Art and design
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