Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Desktop Publishing

Course Overview: Desktop publishing is a crucial skill for individuals interested in self-employment or working in the field of graphic design. This course provides a comprehensive overview of various software applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Page Maker, and MS-Word, used for desktop publishing. Students will learn to create visually appealing designs, manipulate images, create layouts, and work with typography. The course aims to provide hands-on experience and practical skills for individuals interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce students to the fundamental concepts of desktop publishing.
  • Teach students to use various software applications used for desktop publishing.
  • Provide students with practical experience in creating visually appealing designs, manipulating images, creating layouts, and working with typography.
  • Develop students' creativity and aesthetic sense.
  • Encourage students to think critically and solve design problems.

Course Teaching Methodology: The course will be conducted part-time over three months, with a mix of online and offline classes. The course will be taught using a hands-on approach, with students working on real-world projects and assignments. In addition, the course will include lectures, demonstrations, and discussions, supplemented by online resources such as video tutorials, articles, and blogs.

Course Contents:

  1. Introduction to Desktop Publishing
  • Basic of Computer/Windows/MS-Word
  • Understanding the Desktop Publishing Process
  • Essential Design Principles
  1. Adobe Photoshop
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Understanding the Photoshop Interface
  • Working with Layers and Selections
  • Image Manipulation and Enhancement
  • Color Correction Techniques
  1. Corel Draw
  • Introduction to Corel Draw
  • Understanding the Corel Draw Interface
  • Creating Vector Graphics
  • Working with Text and Typography
  • Creating Layouts and Designs
  1. Page Maker
  • Introduction to Page Maker
  • Understanding the Page Maker Interface
  • Creating Page Layouts
  • Working with Text and Typography
  • Working with Images and Graphics
  1. Projects and Assignments
  • Applying the skills learned in class to real-world projects
  • Working on various design briefs and assignments
  • Developing a portfolio of work to showcase to potential clients

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment: Desktop publishing is a highly valuable skill in today's digital age, and the demand for graphic designers continues to grow. This course provides individuals with practical skills and experience required to pursue a career in graphic design or start their own business. Students can expect to learn how to create visually appealing designs, manipulate images, and create layouts, which are crucial skills for anyone interested in a career in the creative industries. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of work, which they can use to showcase their skills to potential clients or employers.

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