Graphic Design Training

Graphic Design, Illustration & Publishing


Course Overview

Graphic designers work with images as well as text in order to design and create visually appealing elements, including brochures, logos, advertisements and websites. In order to create these items, graphic designers will often work with a variety of different types of images, including photographs, paintings, and digital media. This course Graphic Design, Illustration and Publishing is divided to fundamental and advance courses. Fundamental courses is designed for complete beginners and lay a solid foundation in graphic design, illustration and publishing. The fundamental course also prepares the students for Adobe Certified Associate in exams. The Advance courses are targeted to professional who had sound fundamental skill in the related software and tools, it targets specific professional areas and treats each topic in-depth beyond the essentials. The advance course prepares students for Adobe Certified Experts Exams in certain Adobe Applications.

Fundamental Courses: GD101 - GD108

What does it take to be a graphic designer? Design is a complex art that involves many different skills and tools, but this course breaks down the core topics and software. Graphic Design, Illustration & Publishing fundamental course aimed those who have little or no graphic design experience and wish to learn quickly. The focus of the course is to introduce graphic design's basic building blocks and tools necessary to create attention grabbing contents and visuals. In addition, this course teaches the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Students will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects and master features such as layers, artboards, libraries, adjustment layers, filters, blending modes, layer effects, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and covers the below software packages up to intermediate level. No prior knowledge of graphic design skill is required to start this course.

Course Fee: See the table below (all costs inclusive of VAT)

Course Duration: See the table below

Regular Class: 2 or 4 times in a week (6hrs or 12hrs per week)

Weekend: Saturdays (10am - 4pm)

Start Level: Beginner

End Level: intermediate

Certification: Hsoft Interactive Academy Certificate in Graphic Design, Illustration & Publishing

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator (ai), CorelDraw and InDesign


Intending student for this course must have fundamental skill of the working of Microsoft or Mac operating system and must be able to navigate around the computer. Any intending student who is deficient in this area should take our digital literacy course before registering for this course.

Course Objectives


Firstly, we will cover theory, including high-level concepts like layout, typography, and color. Then we will use Illustrator to build a custom logo from scratch and practice your vector-drawing techniques with CorelDraw. Next, we will takes you into Photoshop, where we show you how to creatively adjust, repair, and retouch the kinds of images you'll use in design projects. Last but not the least, we will visits InDesign for an overview of the layout and print preparation processes. By the end, you'll have a better grasp of what graphic designers do and what you'll need to learn next.

Course Structure & Packages

This fundamental course is categorised into different packages namely Selected Packages and Graphic Design Complete (Completed Package), prospecting students have the liberty to choose any package in accordance with their needs and financial status. A counselling unit of the Academy will guide and advise appropriately prior to registration free of charge.


The course teaches Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. It also explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.


The course teaches the basics & advance of vector drawing and demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively, and discusses working with color, specific tools, and special effects with CorelDRAW a flagship vector-based graphics application, as well as several of the other tools included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. These include PHOTO-PAINT, a bitmap editing application.

Illustrator (ai)

Illustrator is the industry standard vector-drawing environment for designing across media. It enable you to express your creative vision with shapes, color, effects, and typography. Work with speed and stability on large, complex files, and move designs efficiently among Adobe's creative applications.


InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. This course presents the core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use. We will show you how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents, and much more.

Dimension CC

Adobe Dimension CC empowers graphic designers to achieve photorealistic 3D effects as never before. From advertising and product pitches to fine art and technical illustrations, Adobe Dimension promises to be a game changer. In this course, we will help you get started with Adobe Dimension by showing you how to use it to create, edit, and render a photorealistic 3D product image. The course will also demonstrates how to find and import 3D models, and then edit them by applying materials, lighting, and background images. After the complete image is rendered, we will show how to take it into Photoshop for post-processing, applying effects in order to perfect the final composition. Note: Adobe Dimension CC requires a system with dedicated graphic adapter of minimum of 1GB and internal memory of not less than 4GB to run smoothly.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course students are expected to be more comfortable working with the following:

  • Understanding the impact of color
  • Sketching your ideas
  • Removing unwanted objects from images
  • Cropping and editing photos in Photoshop
  • Resizing and saving images for print
  • Drawing basic shapes in Illustrator and CorelDraw
  • Creating a custom color theme with swatches
  • Setting type
  • Building wireframes
  • Creating book or magazine layout in InDesign
  • Preflighting documents
  • Packaging files for print

International Certification


Adobe certifications provides students and creative professionals with valuable career credentials that demonstrate real-world design prowess to prospective clients and employers. Adobe certification exams are rigorous, but those that are up to the challenge will reap the rewards that come with owning the most respected certificates in the digital media industry. The course graphic design fundamental prepares the students for Adobe Certified Associates (ACA) in the following areas:

  • ACA in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC
  • ACA in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
  • ACA in Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign

Benefit of Adobe Certification to Individual

  • Adobe certification is the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in Adobe products.
  • Resumes with Adobe certifications get noticed and fast-tracked by hiring managers.
  • Adobe certified professionals earn recognition and respect from colleagues and employers.
  • Adobe certified professionals receive exclusive updates on Adobe’s latest products and innovations.
  • Adobe certified professionals can display Adobe certification logos on their business cards, resumes, and websites to leverage the power of the Adobe brand.

Benefit of Adobe Certification to Businesses

  • Adobe certifications allow you to quickly assess a job candidate's design skills.
  • Businesses can invest in and promote their top employees by getting them Adobe certified.
  • Adobe certifications map to specific products and job roles, so businesses can always find the right person for the job.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are open to Graphic designer in a graphic design and desktop publishing firm. These firms hire several graphic designers to work on a variety of different projects for several clients. Some companies also hire their own graphic designers. Advertising agencies often have several graphic designers on staff, for example. Graphic designers may also be able to find work with other companies, such as newspapers, magazines, publishers, websites, soft drink companies, museums, and restaurants. You can also work as a freelance designer. Freelancers are self-employed individuals who work for themselves.

Course Summary:

Students are advice to come with their laptops as this will help them perform more better in the Academy and also at home.

Lecture: 2 or 4* times in a week for the regular classes or Saturdays for the Weekend Classes

Morning Session: 9am - 12 noon

Afternoon Session: 1pm - 4pm

Weekend: 10am - 4pm (Course duration may be extended)

*Student may decided to run the class for 4 times in a week if there is time to do so, thereby completing the course faster. Opportunity is available to take 2 applications simultaneously in week e.g Photoshop and Coreldraw or Illustrator & InDesign.



Graphic Design GD101

CorelDraw, Photoshop 6 or 12 WEEKS


Graphic Design GD102

Illustrator, Photoshop

6 or 12 WEEKS 52,500

Graphic Design GD103

InDesign, Photoshop

6 or 12 WEEKS 57,500

Graphic Design GD104

InDesign, Illustrator

6 or 12 WEEKS 57,500

Graphic Design GD105

CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop

12 or 18 WEEKS 73,500

Graphic Design GD106

Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

12 or 18 WEEKS 78,500

Graphic Design GD107

Indesign, CorelDraw, Photoshop

12 or 18 WEEKS 73,500

Graphic Design GD108

Photoshop and Adobe Dimension CC

10 WEEKS 57,500

Graphic Design

Complete Package


Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Indesign (Complete Package 1)

12 WEEKS or 24 WEEKS 89,500

Graphic Design

Complete Package


Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Indesign, Dimension CC (Complete Package 2)

16 or 28 WEEKS 116,500

Single Application


Any Single Application in any of the above packages (Adobe Dimension CC is 4 Weeks)

6 WEEKS 27,000


Short courses of raging from 5 days to 1 week or 2 Weeks, Available for corporate organisations or individual. Group discount available.

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Advance Graphic Design

Photoshop 3D, Photoshop Actions, Photoshop Brushes, Photoshop Styles, Illustrator 3D, Advance Corel Draw, Branding Concept, Mockup Design, Package Design, Projects

12 WEEKS 157,500

Graphic Design for Photographer

Photoshop & Lightroom CC

10 WEEKS 42,000

Advance Print & Digital Publishing

InDesign, ePub, Kindle, iBook Tools, eBook Reader Apps

12 WEEKS 158,000

Software we teach

Adobe Audition CC Autodesk Maya Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe Illustrator CC Adobe AfterEffect CC Adobe Dreamweaver CC Adobe Encore CC
Adobe InDesign CC Autodesk Autocad Zbrush Captivate Cinema 4D Revit Corel Draw
Adobe Prelude CC Adobe Lightroom CC Adobe Premier Pro CC Adobe Bridge CC Adobe Speedgrade CC Adobe Animate CC Mavelous Design

System Specifications


Any brand of graphic capable laptop, preferably laptop with Intel Core i3, i5 or i7, minimum of 4GB internal memory, dedicated graphic card with minimum of 1G memory preferable nVIdia graphic card, 500GB hard disk minimum, 3 buttoned mouse, Windows 7 64bit or higher or Apple MacOS. 8GB (Minimum) Flash Drive. The higher the internal or VGA RAM the better, 3D Animations & Motion graphics courses require more higher specifications: suggested Internal RAM - 8G minimum, VGA RAM - 2GB minimum.

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