Creating Social Media Graphics

Media Training
Course summary
1 day
349 GBP excl. VAT 199 - 349 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Creating Social Media Graphics

Learn to create powerful graphics for all social media platforms. Gain skills in Adobe Photoshop to make your digital assets more engaging.

Visual content works. Research shows that people are 44% more likely to engage with content on social media when it contains pictures and images. As a result, social media gets more visual every single day.

This Creating Social Media Graphics course will teach you how to create powerful graphics and images for use on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and any other social network you can think of.

We’ll be using Adobe Photoshop during the course but don’t worry – no previous Photoshop or design skills are required – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Essentials of Adobe Photoshop
  • Templates for social media platforms
  • Ensure content is impactful
  • Maintain brand consistency
  • Using graphics and GIFs

Training Course Content

Photoshop Essentials

  • Get familiar with the interface
  • Working with image navigation
  • Understanding colour modes
  • Checking the image resolution
  • Understand pixel dimensions
  • Sizing images
  • Choosing a suitable file format

Creating a new document

  • Setting up new document pre-sets
  • Importing content into your Artboard
  • Resizing and rotating items
  • Selecting objects
  • Modifying and enhancing selections
  • Cutting out methods
  • Understanding and managing Layers
  • Adding colour fills
  • Adjusting image colour and tone
  • Exploring brush based tools
  • Retouching methods
  • Adding and handling type

Colour and Graphics

  • Building and handling gradients
  • Ghosting and blending layers
  • Sourcing free and paid-for online resources
  • Introducing graphic elements

Working to a brand

  • Maintaining brand consistency
  • Managing colour and styles
  • Placing vector artwork
  • Saving and reusing content with the Library
  • Exploring Layer Styles

Design considerations

  • Ensuring content is relevant and has impact
  • Working to a grid
  • Aligning and distributing items
  • Maintaining clear space

Multiple Asset Creation

  • Setting up Artboards for different social media platforms
  • Adjusting the artboard size
  • Utilising smart objects
  • Export settings and methods
  • Building templates for different social media platforms
  • Animated GIFs

Assisted practice and development

  • Consolidate techniques covered during the course
  • One-to-one time with your trainer
  • Questions and answers related to your work requirements
  • Practice new-found skills

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Media Training 

What makes a great course?  When we opened our first centre 25 years ago, we asked ourselves this question. We've spent every day since perfecting the answer. We offer over 100 instructor-led courses that you can choose to attend either...

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Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 51 reviews.

Young Women's Trust
Great handling of change to online training. Got a call when my laptop crashed halfway through to make sure I was able to get back online. Trainer was great and answered all questions and knew all areas.
Lloyd's Market Association
Our trainer Kate was very helpful and ensured that we understood all that we were doing step by step. Very friendly and made the learning experience very simple. Staff were also very helpful. As always, I enjoy doing courses at Media Training.
Loads of visual material and very knowledgeable trainer! Very patient.
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