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Advanced Graphic Design (Photoshop & Illustrator)

Advanced Graphic Design - Photoshop and Illustrator


The Advanced Graphic Design course at CTS College is a dynamic program designed for individuals seeking to elevate their skills in graphic design, leveraging the powerful tools of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Geared towards those with a foundational understanding of design principles, this course delves into advanced techniques and strategies to create visually compelling and professional-grade graphics. Participants learn to master intricate design tasks, such as photo retouching, complex illustration creation, and advanced composition methods.

The integration of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator allows for a seamless workflow, enabling participants to blend raster and vector graphics effectively. Through practical projects and hands-on exercises, participants not only refine their technical proficiency but also cultivate a keen design aesthetic. The course serves as a gateway for individuals looking to make a mark in the competitive field of graphic design by providing them with the expertise needed to produce sophisticated and impactful visual content.


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


  • Use new features of Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Design without reducing image quality
  • Use all selection tools and techniques
  • Add and subtract from selection
  • Create & edit masks
  • Select a person with one click
  • Completely remove people from an image
  • Apply editable adjustments
  • Match perspective in a photos
  • Place a pattern on a table top & stairs
  • Change the colour of wooden furniture
  • Make a building appear taller
  • Add colour to black and white photos
  • Create a skin colour pallet
  • Remove fold lines in an old photo
  • Change hair and clothing colour
  • Master the curves adjustment layer
  • Access correction algorithms
  • Match colour using multiple images
  • Add editable global effects and blurs
  • Troubleshoot colour inconsistencies
  • Straighten a subject’s head
  • Move a subject’s hand
  • Make eyes larger or adjust face shape
  • Make someone smile
  • Create a cartoon character
  • Turn a circle into a heart
  • Add image inside of text
  • Type on or inside a circular path
  • Place an image into a circular frame
  • Create a poster
  • Create an animated graphic
  • Play an animated graphic forever
  • Use multiple clips to make a video
  • Design for digital screens vs print


  • Use new features of Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Design an infographic using vector graphics
  • Create a bar graph & pie cart
  • Put a picture inside text
  • Draw in perspective
  • Draw an orange
  • Change a character’s hands and feet position
  • Add realistic shadows to vector
  • Add bevel and outer glow to text and shapes
  • Work with multiple artboards
  • Edit multiple artboards at once
  • New colour types
  • Matching colours
  • Create a magazine advertisement
  • Design a corporate logo
  • Create matching stationery
  • Create a diecutted wobbler
  • Add bleed and trim marks
  • Minimize paper wastage when printing
  • Save with registration marks and colour info
  • Use colour properly
  • Professional tips and tricks


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:

  • Developing / advancing their Photoshop and Illustrator skills

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to complete the CTS College Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator programme or have a similar level of expertise.

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Photoshop

  • Non-destructive editing
  • Smart objects and smart filters
  • Mastering selection
  • Masking
  • Selecting and changing colour
  • Understanding perspective
  • Adjusting perstective
  • Puppet warp
  • Image retouching and restoration
  • Creating composites
  • Advanced colour correction
  • Image check layers
  • Filters
  • Camera raw filter
  • Liquify
  • Character / paragraph formatting
  • Creating gifs
  • Basic video editing
  • Design for digital screens vs print

2: Illustrator

  • Creating vector infographics
  • Graphs and charts
  • Advance logo design
  • Pantone matching system and spot colours
  • Corporate branding
  • Freeform gradient
  • Working with mesh
  • Opacity mask
  • Character / paragraph formatting
  • Typography
  • Drawing in perspective
  • Drawing using the curvature tool
  • Puppet warp
  • SVG filters
  • Vector blend modes
  • Effects gallery
  • Convert raster to vector
  • Convert vector to raster
  • Advertising a product
  • Setting up for print
  • Multiple up
  • Rules of graphic design
  • Colour theory


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Wednesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 9 Weeks 27 hours $1,500.00 Mrs. Nisha Ramkissoon

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

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Session 1 - Online Classes Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024
2024 - Session 2 - Online Classes Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2024 - Session 3 - Online Classes Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Wednesday, August 21, 2024
2024 - Session 4 - Online Classes Wednesday, September 11, 2024 Wednesday, November 6, 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. Students must have a Flash Drive with a minimum of 16GB storage capacity.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,500. 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 Advanced Graphic Design 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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