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Graphic Design - (Photoshop & Illustrator)

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator


The Graphic Design course at CTS College offers a comprehensive learning experience for individuals seeking to master these powerful design tools. In an era where visual communication is paramount, this course empowers participants with the skills needed to create stunning graphics, illustrations and designs. Adobe Photoshop, a cornerstone in digital image editing, and Illustrator, a vector graphics editor, are essential tools for professionals in various creative fields.

This programme covers a range of topics, from the basics of the software interface to advanced techniques in image manipulation, illustration creation, and design composition. Through hands-on exercises and projects, participants gain practical experience, fostering a deep understanding of these industry-standard software applications. Whether aspiring designers or professionals looking to enhance their skill set, participants emerge from the course with the proficiency to unleash their creativity in the digital realm.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:


  • Use CMYK and RGB
  • Choose the right resolution
  • Work with layers (add, delete, hide, lock)
  • Change layer arrangement
  • Draw shapes
  • Type text
  • Curve text
  • Blend multiple images together
  • Resize in proportion
  • Create a collage
  • Work with transparency
  • Create a foreground for a flyer
  • Design a background for a flyer
  • Add shadows, bevels, embosses and outer glows
  • Remove a background from an Image
  • Cut out a subject
  • Remove red eye
  • Make a person’s skin smooth
  • Make a person appear younger
  • Add flash to a photo
  • Duplicate part of an image
  • Remove unwanted objects
  • Adjust colour in a photo
  • Crop images
  • Resize without distorting
  • Save for print, web or email


  • Setup a personalised workspace
  • Work with vector graphics
  • Draw shapes
  • Resize and rotate shapes
  • Draw a 10 point star
  • Type text (vertically and horizontally)
  • Type within a shape
  • Curve text
  • Add colour to shape and text
  • Mix CMYK colours
  • Understand the character panel
  • Create and edit gradients
  • Use libraries (swatch, symbol and brush)
  • Draw and edit paths
  • Convert a bitmap image to vector
  • Trace an image
  • Convert text to paths
  • Design a vector logo
  • Mask images
  • Create flyers
  • Measure and create margins
  • Design a logo
  • Use TIFF and PDF


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 9 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for persons interested in:

  • Learning Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Graphic Designers or Artists
  • Creating their own graphics

Entry Requirements

Candidates are expected to be computer literate in order to enrol in this programme.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Photoshop

  • Colour modes
  • Resolution
  • Layers
  • Tools and panels
  • Typing
  • Selection tools
  • Basic colour correction
  • Basic image editing
  • Image transformation
  • Layer styles
  • Blending modes
  • Levels, curves, hue/saturation, colour balance
  • Feathering
  • File formats and uses
  • Proper saving methods

2: Illustrator

  • Understanding vectors
  • Illustrator tools and panels
  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing shapes of a specific size
  • Working with type
  • Fill and stroke colours
  • Working with vector brushes
  • Illustrator libraries
  • Transforming objects
  • Gradients (linear and radial)
  • Drawing with the pen tool
  • Image tracing
  • Outline type
  • Logo design
  • Rulers
  • Guidelines
  • File formats
  • Saving for print and web


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 9 weeks 27 hours $900.00 Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon
Saturday 08:30 am to 11:30 am 9 weeks 27 hours $900.00 Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon
Thursday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 9 Weeks 27 hours $900.00 Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon

Session - Tuesday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Tuesday, March 19, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Tuesday, June 11, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Tuesday, June 18, 2024 Tuesday, August 13, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Tuesday, August 27, 2024 Tuesday, October 15, 2024
2024 - Session 5 - Online Classes Tuesday, October 29, 2024 Tuesday, December 17, 2024

Session - Saturday (08:30 am to 11:30 am)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Saturday, January 27, 2024 Saturday, March 23, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Saturday, April 27, 2024 Saturday, June 22, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Saturday, July 6, 2024 Saturday, September 7, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Saturday, September 28, 2024 Saturday, November 23, 2024

Session - Thursday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Thursday, February 29, 2024 Thursday, April 25, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Thursday, May 16, 2024 Thursday, July 18, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Thursday, August 15, 2024 Thursday, October 10, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Thursday, October 17, 2024 Thursday, December 19, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Projects
  • A practical exam


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.


CTS College will provide all handouts in digital format for this programme.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $900. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon to facilitate the Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator course. Mrs. Ramkissoon not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

With nearly two decades of experience, Miss Nisha Ramkissoon has evolved into a seasoned expert in Graphic Design and Printing. Renowned for her innovative command of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro, coupled with her detailed explanations and patience, she has made an enduring impact on countless students.

Miss Nisha initiated her graphic design journey as an intern in 2007, learning from industry luminaries and refining her creative passion alongside digital techniques for local, regional and international brands. In 2012, she transitioned into education at CTS College, introducing the first Basic Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator class. Her success prompted the addition of an Advanced Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator class and an Adobe Premier Pro.

Presently, a senior graphic designer/team lead with a BSc. in Business Computing and Information Systems, Miss Nisha seamlessly merges traditional artistic principles with contemporary digital techniques. Her inclusive teaching style fosters a creative environment, empowering students to master design fundamentals and develop their unique artistic flair. Committed to her students, she inspires them to view the world through the lens of creativity and imagination.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Mr. Matthew Christian
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 720-2939 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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