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Adobe Digital Design

A NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy Digital Design Course

Overview: Get Certified in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

In this course, students will learn the basics needed to pass the certification tests for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) test is industry standard for recognition that the certificate holder is well-equipped for an entry-level position in Graphic Design. Coursework is presented through an online learning cohort. Most coursework is completed individually with regular class meetings for support, guest speakers, and enrichment offerings.

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Graphic designer working with laptop and tablet

Objectives: Master Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

By the end of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Photoshop to edit and touch-up photos, create composite images, create assets for video motion graphics and understand the basics of design. Students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator to make vector-based signage, flyers, create assets for computer and phone applications, and will master the pen tool. Students will also be able to use Adobe InDesign to create layouts for various publishing media.

Course Materials

  • Internet: Access to a broadband internet connection 
  • Computer or Tablet 
  • Google Chrome: Please download Google Chrome 
  • Brain Buffet: Learning management system. Contents of this course include everything needed to pass the ACA test.

Weekly Schedule and Planning Guide

To help you plan and pace your learning experience, review and download the weekly course schedule. 

Your Weekly Course Planner

Additional Information/Resources

Adobe Creative Cloud Youtube Channel 
https://www.youtube.com/user/AdobeCreativeCloud
Need to see a video tutorial on how to use a tool? Want to watch live demonstrations by Adobe folks at Adobe Max? Want to learn what’s new with Creative Cloud? This is the place for all things Creative Cloud. 

Adobe Photoshop Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/Photoshop
Video tutorials ranging from beginning to advanced

Adobe Illustrator Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgz5BCeOhEqHlY4n6q1Mxg
Video Tutorials ranging from beginning to advanced

Adobe Help Center
https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html
This hub contains answers to frequently asked questions as well as links to tutorials for each product.