Digital Creator

Learn in-demand skills and immerse yourself in a fulfilling career with the power of imagination.

INDUSTRY TRAINING that covers

THE INDUSTRY

Why Digital Creator?

Many people have interesting ideas, but top employers need creatives who can translate those ideas into real products and services using popular software systems like Adobe.

Explore a thriving industry with 13% expected growth through 2030

Do what you love and get paid well instead of just doing a job

Join employers who value imagination over repetitive tasks

Create digital assets that will live (and possibly produce income) forever

Connect with others who share the same passion & interests as you

Work from anywhere in the world

An Emerging Field

The creator economy nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020 and continues to grow year over year. Some of the most popular apps today are powered by creators, including Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram & Facebook.

Once you have the skills needed to build content, you can start creating immediately. Want to start a YouTube channel? Grab your camera and use your new editing skills to get professional videos out into the world. Want to create & sell digital art? Start building your first piece with your new Illustrator skills.

Creating content works from anywhere in the world. You can make and publish videos, blogs, edit photos and design graphics from anywhere that has a few pieces of software and an internet connection. Go freelance and travel the world!

Get Trained

You don’t need a ton of technical knowledge. You’ll be learning from the ground up, starting with the basic foundations.

Work and Learn

You don’t need to quit your job. You can follow our self-paced program and work to get your certifications on your own time.

Level Up

You can move to a new career in a matter of a few months. Our programs can get you trained and certification exam-ready.

Companies that hire people with the certifications you’re about to earn.

The Pathway to Success in Digital Creation

Get the Skills

Complete the training needed to be proficient in the essentials of digital creation. You’ll learn how to edit photos, videos, create designs & more!

Pick a Niche

Decide what you want to start building first. Want to build a side hustle editing photos for photographers? Want to start a YouTube channel? The world is yours!

Build a Portfolio

Begin building out content that you can show to potential viewers. Use this to connect with other content creators and collaborate on new projects.

Grow an Audience

Build your loving fanbase that will continue to return and spend money with you, whether it be buying your online courses, buying your merch or making you money by watching your videos.

Your Self-Paced Solution

Our course bundle makes it super easy for you to step into your career by giving you everything you need to get started:

Complete Certification Training Platform

You’ll begin your journey in our online training platform, where you’ll get everything you need to ace your first few industry certifications - and access for a year to continue education!

Interactive Learning Tools

As you approach testing day, you’ll have interactive learning tools and comprehensive workbooks with pages of notes to review to ensure you pass with flying colors.

Career Changer Community

During your certification training & your IT job search, you’ll have access to our online student & alumni group, where you can connect with folks to pair study or find new opportunities out in the field.

Course Curriculum

What You'll Learn in the Course

Unlock the knowledge to jumpstart your new career today!

9

Courses

265

Videos

54

Hours of Content

Course 1

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

This course is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are new to Photoshop or just brushing up because you haven’t used it for a while, this course should help.

Most of the material should be relevant regardless of the version of Photoshop you are using. This course covers core Photoshop techniques in Photoshop Creative Cloud, but the user interface is pretty consistent from one version to another. Some features may work slightly differently, but the concepts are the same.

  • Instructor Intro
  • Course Intro
  • Open Images
  • Get Familiar with Work Space
  • Zoom and Pan
  • Undo and Save PT.1
  • Undo and Save PT.2
  • Resize and Resolution
  • Crop and Straighten
  • Expand the Canvas
  • Basic Image Corrections

  • Layer Basics
  • Resizing Layers
  • Adding Text and Images
  • Layer Styles
  • Photo Merge and Panoramic Images
  • Camera Raw
  • Camera Raw Continued and Adjustment layers
  • Selection Basics

  • Raw File XMP
  • Masks
  • Puppet Warp and Alpha Channel
  • Typography
  • Vector Drawing Techniques
  • Advanced Compositing

Course 2

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

The industry-standard vector graphics software is used by millions of designers and artists to create everything from gorgeous web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards.  In addition, users can create freehand drawings, or trace and recolor graphics to turn them into works of art.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in either graphic design or illustration.

  • Instructor Intro
  • Course Intro

  • What are Vectors
  • Creating a New Document
  • Navigating The Interface

  • Drawing and Manipulating Primitive Shapes
  • Drawing Custom Shapes Part 1
  • Drawing Custom Shapes Part 2
  • Drawing Custom Shapes Part 3
  • Importing Images
  • Understanding Layers and Sublayers
  • Additional Drawing and Manipulation Tools

  • Color Theory
  • In-Depth Dive Into Color Palette
  • Creating Color Swatches
  • Creating and Manipulating Gradients pt.2
  • Creating and Manipulating Gradients pt.3

  • Appearance Palette
  • Pathfinder Palette
  • Drawing with Intent pt.1
  • Drawing with Intent pt.2
  • Blending Modes & FX pt.1
  • Blending Modes & FX pt.2

  • Introduction to Typography
  • Type Tools in Illustrator
  • Envelope Warp and Mesh
  • Breaking Text into Outline

  • Live Trace
  • Paint and Blob Brush

  • Difference Between File Formats and Exporting
  • Course Conclusion

Course 3

Adobe XD

Adobe XD is a Vector based software program for user experience applications. It is used to create prototypes, wireframes, and designs for interactive screen-based applications like websites and mobile apps. This program is a great tool for creating fast design prototypes for screen and mobile based applications created by UI and UX designers.

The course is intended for people who are user interface and user experience designers, as well as web designers, digital media, and social media content creators.

  • Instructor Intro
  • What is XD
  • UI and UX Design
  • Prototype Forms and Wireframes
  • Starting a New Design in XD
  • Assets and Character Styles

  • Importing Content
  • Responsive Resize and Changing Formats
  • Adding Interactivity
  • Animating Elements
  • Sharing and Exporting

Course 4

Adobe Lightroom

With this powerful photo editing software, you will learn to manage and edit numerous images at the same time, while also learning the basic tools and editing fundamentals needed to take your photography work to the next level via professional post-production.

While this course is intended for beginners, it may also be helpful to more seasoned photographers and editors who are switching editing programs or students who have not fully dived into the program yet.

  • Welcome
  • Welcome Part 2

  • Why use Lightroom

  • Lightroom Library and Organization Part 1
  • Lightroom Library and Organization Part 2
  • Lightroom Library and Organization Part 3
  • Lightroom Library and Organization Part 4

  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 1
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 2
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 3
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 4
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 5
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 6
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 7
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 8
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 9
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 10
  • Edit your Photo - Global Adjustments Part 11

  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 1
  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 2
  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 3
  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 4
  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 5
  • Edit your Photo - Local Adjustments Part 6

  • Saving and Exporting

  • Lightroom CC Overview

  • Outro

Course 5

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-standard tool for timeline-based editing, which makes Premier Pro expertise a valuable commodity in the workplace. The purpose of this course is to introduce basic Premiere Pro features and concepts so that you can use the program effectively.

  • Course Intro
  • Touring Adobe PP
  • Touring Adobe PP pt.2
  • Setting Up a Project
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing Media
  • Mastering the Essentials of Video Editing
  • Working with Clips and Markers
  • Adding Transitions
  • Multi-camera Editing
  • Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Putting Clips in Motion
  • Editing and Mixing Audio
  • Sweetening Sound
  • Adding Video Effects
  • Basic Color Correction
  • Composting Techniques
  • Creating Graphics
  • Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences

Course 6

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects enables you to add special effects and animation to graphics-related projects. After Effects can help you animate, alter, and composite media through the use of various tools and special plugins. After Effects is the industry-standard software for motion-graphics pros, web designers and visual effect artists for video editing.

Students will learn how to use After Effects without having any prior knowledge of the program. Both beginners and intermediate users will benefit from this course.

  • Course Introduction
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Keyboard Tips
  • Things to Do Before Starting

  • General Interface and Starting a Project
  • Basic Title Animation using Keyframes
  • Keyframe Interpolation and Keyframe Assistant
  • Renaming a Composition
  • Soloing a Layer for Individual Edits
  • Interface Continued: Toolbar, Timeline Panel, Preferences, Workspaces
  • Render and Export

  • Importing Files from Bridge and Creating a New Composition
  • Horizontal Type Tool and Guides
  • Controls, Effects and Presets for Titles and Logos

  • Create and Stylize a Text Layer with Characters and Paragraph Panels
  • Preview and Apply Text Animation Presets and Use Keyframes
  • Animate Layers Using Parenting

Course 7

Starting Your Own YouTube Channel 101

In this course, students take a deep dive into how to generate ideas through online marketing with social media, live streaming, purposefully posting on social media, and lead capture methods. These ideas will then be looked at with the objective of creating reusable content for social media as well as other content platforms like emails, blogging, video and making them all work together.

Students will learn how to set up business Facebook pages, use Facebook groups to generate leads and live video topics. The instructors will take a step by step look at setting up each part of the pages to its max and how to attract your ideal customer/client and get them to follow you and eventually do business with you.

  • Welcome to the course
  •  What Will Your Channel Be About?
  •  Recording Device
  •  Your Competition
  •  Your Normal Video Formula
  •  Your Apprearance
  •  Your Personality On Camera
  •  Beware of Copy-written Content
  •  Elements To Make Your Channel and Videos Better Part 1
  •  Elements To Make Your Channel and Videos Better Part 2
  •  Sound Quality
  •  Post Schedule
  •  Doing Too Much
  •  Community Interaction
  •  Trolls and Negative Comments
  •  Fancy Equipment Or Not
  •  Patience
  •  Conclusion

Course 8

HTML 5

HTML is one of the main programming languages that power the internet. And once you master it, you can begin to create your own web content, whether it be simple websites or complex online applications. This online training course provides an in-depth look at the essentials of writing and editing HTML code.

  • Introduction
  • What Is HTML
  • HTML Resources
  • Choosing A Code Editor
  • The Relationship Of HTML, CSS And JavaScript

  • The HTML Document
  • DOCTYPE Declaration
  • The Head
  • The Body
  • The Footer

  • Using Headings
  • Creating Paragraphs
  • Emphasizing Text
  • Controlling Line Breaks And Whitespace
  • Creating Lists
  • Working With Tables

  • Why Structure Matters
  • Controlling Document Outlines
  • Structure Elements Part 1
  • Structure Elements Part 2

  • Working With Links Part 1
  • Working With Links Part 2
  • Working With Images Part 1
  • Working With Images Part 2

  • HTML And CSS
  • Creating Inline Styles
  • Controlling Typography
  • Adding Color
  • Externalizing Styles

  • Creating A Website Part 1
  • Creating A Website Part 2
  • Conclusion

Course 9

CSS3

Whether you’re a web developer responsible for thousands of pages or a freelance web designer working on websites for local businesses, CSS is a very important skill to master. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets provides web developers and designers with the ability to create attractive web pages.

  • Introduction
  • The Advantages Of Style Sheets
  • Discovering Cascading Style Sheets
  • CSS Structure And Syntax Part1
  • CSS Structure And Syntax Part2
  • CSS Structure And Syntax Part3
  • Using Different Kinds Of Style Sheets

  • What Is The Box Model
  • Height And Width
  • Margin And Padding
  • Working With Borders

  • Positioning Elements
  • Floating Elements
  • Controlling Display And Visibility

  • Working With Colors
  • Working With Backgrounds

  • Understanding Fonts
  • Working With Text Properties
  • Text And Shadow Effects Part1
  • Text And Shadow Effects Part2

  • Working With Lists
  • Using Navigation Bars
  • Working With Tables Part1
  • Working With Tables Part2

  • Using Transforms Part1
  • Using Transforms Part2
  • Using Transitions
  • Using Animations
  • CSS Project Part1
  • CSS Project Part2
  • Course Conclusion

Coursework

What's Included

One Full Year of Access

Get an entire year to study the course materials, and use the practice labs to learn everything you need to know for certification.

Course Workbooks

Study comprehensive workbooks with hundreds of pages of notes covering every video topic to help you learn easily.

Instructor-led Training

Enjoy detailed lessons taught by experienced certified IT instructors who guide you every step of the way.

Interactive Learning

Discover interactive study materials in every course including flash cards and matching games to help you master every subject.

Useful Certifications

Learn exactly what you need to prepare yourself for the most powerful, in-demand digital creator certifications in existence.

Exclusive Community

Join us in our free, private Facebook community to connect with other students who are starting new careers just like you.

what's included

Certificates

At the end of each course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from KO Tech Academy verifying that you have completed and passed the final test for that course.1

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What Students are Saying

I would say this program is built for anyone who is transitioning and looking to get into the IT world. It’s going to give you a little taste of everything you need.
Adam
For me, I wanted this change for my life and family. I’m now a better father for my son and am on my way to providing an exceptional life for my family.
Joseph
It is a great way to learn the basics and to start a new career in IT in a short time period.
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What You Will Need

Commitment

Building a new career is never easy and won't just fall in your lap. We seek out the most committed students for our programs who are ready to give 110% to their career goals.

Determination

Starting a new career is fun, lucrative, and fulfilling - but it’s also hard work. We seek out students for our programs who want to learn and embrace the challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

As soon as you purchase! After we receive payment, you’ll be sent a voucher code via email from KO Tech Academy with the subject line “You received a new voucher code”. It typically takes a couple hours for processing on our end, so don’t panic if you don’t receive your voucher code immediately. Once you’ve received your voucher code, follow the instructions in the email to setup your account and access your Learning Management System (LMS) Dashboard.

You get to work! Once you’ve created your account and accessed your dashboard, you’re free to start taking your courses and accessing all of your materials. Remember you have full access for an entire year!

There is no restriction on what order you take your courses in, but we definitely recommend taking the courses in order. They’re designed to build on each other as you progress and learn more and more.

For IT & Cybersecurity, we recommend the following order:

  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco CCNA 200-301
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Microsoft MS 70-698
  • Microsoft MS 70-410
  • CompTIA CySA+
You can take all of the exams online through Pearson Vue. We’ve provided links below to additional information from the certification providers because each one will have different requirements for online exams like needing a webcam for monitoring during the exam, etc.
 

Sources:

  1. Salary: https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/digital-content-creator-salary-SRCH_KO0,23.htm
  2. Growth: https://slidemodel.com/creator-economy-quick-guide/


Notes:

  1. Certificates – Our Certificates of Completion do not take the place of any vendor-authorized certification exams. They’re simply a certificate of completion for our courses only.

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