Adobe Design Applications: Graphic Design

Online Short Course

R13 283.00

Course Fees
14 weeks


With the rise of digital technology, social media and web communication, the need for digital design, image editing, and manipulation and digital content creation is greater than ever. The media industries are looking for individuals who have the skills to digitally edit an image, create content for web and social media and even develop animations. This course is ideal for those who want to gain the technical skill of digital design programs in order to gain access into the industry, or even for those who want to get up to speed with the current program versions.


The Adobe Graphic Design course aims to equip you with the fundamental digital skills to successfully use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. This course is perfect for those whose Adobe knowledge is outdated and who want to gain current knowledge and skill in order to keep up with industry demands. This course is also ideal for those who want to start up their own business and need the technical skills to develop their own marketing material. By the end of this course, you should be proficient in each Adobe program. Your newfound skills should allow you to illustrate in Illustrator, edit and manipulate images in Photoshop, and develop visually pleasing layouts in InDesign.

Subject Expert

Mandy Roberts is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She learnt graphic art and printmaking techniques as a teenager and continues to be fascinated with this form of visual expression. Her playful and innovative design signature combines technical expertise with artistic flair. She has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for number of years and continues to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the industry.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Adobe Illustrator Interface and Layers
  • MODULE 2
    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Objects, Transforming and Arranging
  • MODULE 3
    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Typography and Colour
  • MODULE 4
    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Tips, Tricks and Exporting
  • MODULE 5
    ADOBE INDESIGN: Adobe InDesign Interface and Panels
  • MODULE 6
    ADOBE INDESIGN: Importing Image Assets, Managing Links, Creating Type
  • MODULE 7
    ADOBE INDESIGN: Designing to a Grid and Designing with Styles
  • MODULE 8
    ADOBE INDESIGN: Tips, Tricks and Exporting
  • MODULE 9
    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Adobe Photoshop Interface and Layers
  • MODULE 10
    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Key Tools, Transforming, Arranging, Blending Modes
  • MODULE 11
    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Image Editing and Manipulation
  • MODULE 12
    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Tips, Tricks and Exporting
  • MODULE 13

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