Online Web Design: Design Primer Fast Track Certificate Program | SF Bay Area | BAVC

Web Design: Design Primer Fast Track

72 hours total
$2,630.00

Start designing and building websites today!

Want to learn UX or web design on the fly? Start with these employer-prescribed building blocks: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and HTML5. Get in, get out, get building. Includes one year membership at BAVC.

Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills – find out more about how you can earn a certificate at no cost.

Illustrator: Introduction

Looking to improve and become more professional in your graphic design skills? BAVC's introductory class in Adobe Illustrator will help you to make your best and brightest visual ideas a reality. As a student in this online, intensive class for beginners, you'll learn the skills needed to create eye-catching designs for mobile, web, print and more in the industry's preferred vector graphics software, Adobe Illustrator. Developed in the San Francisco Bay Area and taught by expert instructors, you learn essential skills including:

  • Working with vector shapes
  • Text manipulation
  • Vector-based drawing tools and techniques
  • Using special effects and transparency
  • Brushes settings
  • Color swatches
  • Creating gradients and patterns
  • Managing multiple layers
  • Scale, rotate, flip and transform objects
  • Importing bitmap graphics
  • File formats for output

San Francisco Illustrator: Introduction

Illustrator is one of the most common programs used in graphic design and multimedia. Students come to BAVC’s Illustrator training to learn how to customize images for file formats for output, 2D transformations, importing bitmap graphics.

InDesign

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT ONLINE USING ZOOM!

Adobe InDesign is a production artist's best friend (you can't do everything in Photoshop!) because it allows you create blueprints for a huge range of projects like flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, posters, business cards, postcards, stickers, comics whether you're going to print or designing online. If you love Adobe Illustrator (and frankly, who doesn't?), you'll be impressed with the power of InDesign. In this online class you'll learn:

  • Understanding the menus
  • Threading text
  • Setting up a project
  • Story palette
  • Importing photos and manipulating them
  • Creating a text-based logo
  • Multi-page documents
  • Style a chart and a table
  • So much more!
Photoshop: Introduction

PLEASE NOTE: this Bay Area Photoshop course is now taught ONLINE using zoom and accessible everywhere!

Whether you're a photographer, designer or are simply looking to improve your image manipulation skills, BAVC's Photoshop: Introduction class will offer you the fundamental training you need to create and edit images using Adobe Photoshop. In this online class for beginners, students will learn essential tools, shortcuts and techniques to create superior photos and designs. Taught online by expert instructors, the class will cover a range of essential topics, including:

  • Image manipulation tools and techniques
  • Basic photo editing
  • Automatically remove objects
  • File formats
  • Using and managing layers
  • Making selections
  • Image adjustment layers
  • Basic masking techniques
  • History panel to undo
  • Creating text

Photoshop Training Course

Our San Francisco-developed Adobe Photoshop class teaches how to manipulate images and how to target images for print, web and mobile devices. Whether you live in San Francisco, or anywhere else in the world, our online training in Adobe Photoshop will help you learn the skills you need to succeed in graphic and Web design.

How can I get a Graphic Design Certification? 

This Photoshop Introduction class is part of BAVC's Web Design: Design Primer Fast Track Certificate. Learn more about BAVC Certificates and enroll today! Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover the cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills – find out more

Photoshop: Intermediate

PLEASE NOTE: this Bay Area Photoshop course is now taught ONLINE using zoom and accessible everywhere!

Want to become more marketable in your image manipulation and correction skills? Take BAVC’s online Intermediate Photoshop course to build upon skills you developed during BAVC’s Photoshop: Introduction course. Adobe Photoshop continues to be one of the most common and sought after graphic and web design proficiencies, especially in the Bay Area. With BAVC’s expert instructors (who also happen to be dedicated teachers), you will learn more advanced Photoshop skills to retouch and clean up digital images. Now online and accessible anywhere with a reliable internet connection, this class will help you to understand non-destructive editing, masks, smart objects, filters, styles, adjustment layers, image retouching, illustration with photoshop, Adobe Bridge, camera raw processing, and more! and targeting images for specific media.

Topics covered Photoshop: Intermediate:

  • Using non-destructive image editing
  • Layer styles and blending modes
  • Vector shape techniques
  • Advanced tool use with brushes settings
  • Advanced layer masking techniques
  • Custom styles, swatches, brushes, and gradients
  • File formats and saving in different formats for web/mobile/print/video
  • Importing and manipulating Adobe Illustrator graphics
  • Smart objects
  • Replacing and changing color
  • And more!

Where Can I Take a Photoshop Class?

You can enroll in BAVC’s online Adobe Photoshop course from the comfort of your home to learn how to customize images for web publication, prepress, blending shapes and colors. Whether you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere else in the world, BAVC's Photoshop Intermediate design course will get you started on a profitable career path!

How can I get a Graphic Design Certification? 

This Photoshop: Intermediate class is part of BAVC's Web Design: Design Primer Fast Track Certificate. Learn more about BAVC Certificates and enroll today! Recently laid off? Deductions from your past paychecks may cover the cost training to help you pivot to a new career or level up your skills – find out more

Elective Classes 

Please choose either Photoshop: Intermediate or Sketch