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Designers are faced with the challenge of visual-problem solving and utilizing a wide variety of graphic elements. How they organize these elements in layout can determine the success of a project. In this introduction to InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, students will develop a broad range of skills to effectively bring a project from concept to completion. Students will learn to evaluate audience response, determine appropriate aesthetic sensibilities, identify effective spatial relationships, and explore color theory, typography, and effective page layout concepts.

Note: This course is part of the Digital Arts Department's Professional Certificate in Graphic & Web Design and is only offered during the fall quarter. The full time, one year Professional Certificate in Graphic & Web Design offers comprehensive professional training in graphic design, Adobe software, user interface/user experience design, coding for the web, business development, and more. All students are required to formally apply and must be admitted to the program before taking courses. To learn more and apply, click here, attend a free information session, or email

Course Number: ART-40455
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Graphic and Web Design