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Graphic Design Intermediate with Adobe Photoshop Course

For ambitious creatives with a passion for online design.

Advancing your graphic design career starts with building practical skills taught by experts. Red & Yellow’s Graphic Design Intermediate online short course is suited for people with a graphic design background who are looking to tailor their skills for online design. You’ll learn everything from design development for the web, generating content (design & copy) and even create a beautifully designed & functional website. 

Photoshop Essentials with a 3-month license

“Red & Yellow definitely stands out among all other creative schools. The Graphic Design online course content was above expectation. The learning platform is convenient and easy to use.”

Claudia Schoonhoven

Graphic Design student

Advance your career with new skills and a Certificate that’ll boost your CV

Focused on graphic design specifically for online use, this 12-week course is for students with some graphic design background who are looking to tailor their design skills for online design. The course covers everything from design development for web, to generating content (design & copy) and culminates with a beautifully designed & functional website. 

You’ll build on basic principles and use Adobe Photoshop to bring your lessons to life in a practical way.

What you’ll learn

  • Master the design development process for web design
  • Learn about UX and why user experience is so important in the design process
  • Learn about writing great copy that delivers the correct message in the perfect tone to your target market
  • Learn about image quality, resolution, and optimization of images for web use
  • Be able to put this knowledge into practice using Adobe Photoshop by designing animated logos, online adverts and posters, branding, and other layouts.
  • To create a functioning website

Who should take this course?

  • Individuals who have some experience in Graphic Design and want to learn how to create websites and design for online use
  • Creatives who want:
    • To create additional work for their portfolio
    •  To have a better understanding of User Experience for web
    • To leave the course with a custom brand identity and functioning website
  • Small business owners and start-ups who have a conceptual or creative mindset and know they could do it themselves if they had the technical skills and knowledge.

Who should take this course?

  • A passion for creativity, a love of design, and an eye for detail.
  • A computer would be useful so that you can read the eBook and take full advantage of your 14-week Adobe Illustrator license (included).
  • A visual diary for scamping, a scanner (or app on your smartphone), a fineliner, and some colored pencils for sketching and drawing

Studying this course will improve your online design skills and build a strong portfolio of design work.

Our lecturers nurture our students, resulting in them winning awards for their creative work.

This course is ideal for people wanting to let their talents shine using practical skills and to bring their vision to life.

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

  • An industry-sought-after Certificate of Completion from Red & Yellow
  • Original, relevant, and constantly updated content
  • An interactive online learning experience that includes videos, live chat sessions, forum discussions, and more

Our courses are both current and relevant to the South African context.

Applicable, practical assignments:

  •       So that you can apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life, and your specific business challenges.

Discussion Forums and Chat sessions:

  •       Helping you develop your professional network.
  •       Hosted by your coach, lecturer, or subject specialist.
  •       Ideal opportunities to discuss the content and get answers to all your questions.

Personalized feedback:

  •       Tailored to your individual strengths, and opportunities for personal improvement.

A dedicated team:

  • Acting as your “virtual” support crew whose only focus is to help get you over the finish line.

Course curriculum:

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer
Head of Academics

  • 20 years in education
  • Academic Team leader at Red & Yellow
  • Authors the annual employability report

Chantelle Arpesella
Graphic Design Tutor

  • Experienced lecturer in graphic design.
  • Students under her supervision win awards.
  • Passionate about design and problem-solving.
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About Red & Yellow

Creative thinking is the most important skill. Artificial Intelligence and robots are going to replace some of the jobs we know today.

Red & Yellow is the business school where talented people go to develop the career skills they need to thrive in this digital world.

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Before users interact with your carefully considered content, your excellent navigation structure and slick search bar, their first impression comes from the look of the website, such as the colours, graphics, and overall design elements. As people are spending more and more time on the web, they are less tolerant of websites that don’t look good or credible. While a website is not an art installation, it is a design project, and the fundamentals of good design apply.

The web is a visual medium, so design is an important part of creating assets that are both engaging and effective. Designers need to keep in mind the technical aspects of design while prioritising the human factor. Digital properties shouldn’t only look beautiful. They need to create a good experience for the visitor and meet business objectives, such as increasing sales, creating brand ambassadors, and encouraging sign-ups, and encouraging sign-ups that ultimately result in conversions.

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