Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required.

Course Outline

This digital badge requires completion of three courses: Adobe Illustrator Essentials, Adobe Photoshop Essentials and Adobe InDesign Essentials. 

These courses may also be taken individually.

About Your Instructor:

Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years  of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography. Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.

Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Software Requirements:

For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.

If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software.

More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com.


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Section Title
Online Self-Paced Graphic Design Software Essentials Digital Badge
Online-Self Paced
Jun 03, 2024 to Aug 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $545.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

This badge consists of three courses: Adobe Illustrator Essentials, Adobe Photoshop Essentials and Adobe InDesign Essentials. These courses may also be taken individually.

For more information on this digital badge, please contact dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.

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