This program is for students who have Internet access, e-mailing capabilities, and an installed copy of Photoshop CS5 (Mac or Windows). This software is not provided with the program; you'll need to have your own copy of Photoshop CS5 installed to complete the training. Previous experience with Photoshop is not necessary.
Even in a tight job market, the need for cutting edge, professionally-designed interactive media keeps growing—and that means qualified graphic designers are in high demand. In this nationally recognized program, you’ll prepare yourself for a dream job in the graphic design field by mastering Photoshop CS5, the world’s most popular application for creating and editing graphic images.
You’ll start with the basics of graphic design and build your skills step by step, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists use. You’ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover strategies for creating graphics that convey just the right message, style, and tone. And finally, you’ll discover how to package a project correctly for printing and production.
By the time you’re done with this program, you’ll be ready to create images that stand out from the competition— and you’ll be poised to begin a rewarding career in graphic design.
Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six months, an extension of six months is available at no additional cost.
Two textbooks, Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom and Graphic Design Basics, are included in the program fee. Photoshop software is not included. You will need to have Photoshop CS5 (Mac or Windows) already installed. This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need access to the Internet (high-speed cable or DSL is recommended) and e-mailing capabilities.
Your computer must support Internet Explorer (versions 5.5 through 8) or Firefox (any version). You will need Windows 7 or Windows Vista. You will also need Adobe Reader.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
2 GB RAM
1.8 GB free disk space for installation
1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.