The electronic publishing foundation program is a fifteen weeks foundation course that establishes the essential computer graphic skills required to undertake a professional career in graphic design.
Applications studied in this electronic publishing foundation program include:
- Powerpoint: this is part of the Microsoft Office package. Powerpoint uses a graphical approach to presentations in the form of slide shows that accompany the oral delivery of the topic. It is the number 1 program used worldwide for presentations.
- Adobe Indesign: Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. Indesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
- Adobe Flash: adobe flash is a lightweight browser plugin and rich internet application runtime that delivers audio/video playback and exciting game-play. flash Player is the standard for delivering high impact, rich web content.
- Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program. It is often used to draw illustrations, cartoons, diagrams, charts, and logos. Unlike bitmap images that store information in a grid of dots. Illustrator uses mathematical equations to draw out the shapes. This makes vector graphics scalable without the loss of resolution.
- Adobe Dreamweaver: Adobe Dreamweaver is a web design and development application. Combined with an array of site management tools, Dreamweaver lets its user design, code and manage websites as well as mobile content. It is positioned as a versatile web design and development tool that enables visualisation of web content while coding.
- Corel Draw: Corel Draw is the name of Corel's Graphics Suite, which bundles with bitmap-image editor Corel Photo-Paint and a vector graphics editor. Corel-Draw is designed to edit two-dimensional images such as logos and posters.
- Adobe Photoshop: Photoshop is a graphics editing program that is used to create and manipulate images. the program's versatile nature makes it useful for a huge range of imaging tasks, and photoshop is used in fields as diverse as architecture, astronomy, animation, forensics, web design, and medicine.