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This course will prepare you for a job in the field of graphic design. This course is intended for complete beginners or those relatively new to design in order to understand what a graphic designer does and how to get a job in the graphic design field -- either as a full time job or as freelance designer.
This course is structured in such a way that anyone can begin with absolutely no knowledge of graphic design and leave with a full understanding of the graphic design profession, an understanding of the skills and tools necessary for success in graphic design, an understanding of how to get a job or freelance work in graphic design, and an understanding of how to use the industry standard graphic design tools to create outstanding graphic design work.
Industry Standard Software Training
It's not enough to know how design works - graphic designers need to understand how to use the tools of the trade. In the Professional Graphic Designer Bundle you will learn all of the industry standard graphic design tools:
Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images. Improve lighting and colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images from scratch, and more.
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you do the majority of your work. Create any kind of vector art or illustration your mind is capable of thinking up!
Adobe Acrobat: Transform your work into a format than anyone can view - a PDF. This program also enables you to create, manipulate, print and manage your finished project files.
Adobe Dreamweaver: Design and develop beautiful websites with ease, complete with both a design view and code editor so you can see changes you make on all sides in real time.
Work From Home
Although some graphic designers go to an office to work every day, many graphic designers work from their home. You can make a good living doing freelance graphic design work. Many companies will employ you full time but allow you to work from home.
Exam Preparation and Learning Order of Courses
1. Become a Professional Graphic Designer (No software needed)
2. Learn Photoshop CC Essentials (Photoshop CC needed)
3. Getting Started with Illustrator CC (Illustrator CC needed)
4. Getting Started With InDesign CC (InDesign CC needed)
5. Getting Started with Dreamweaver CC (Dreamweaver CC needed)
6. Typography A to Z (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign needed)
7. Affinity Designer for Beginners (Affinity Designer needed)
8. Sketch 3 Mobile App Design (Sketch 3 needed)
9. Getting Started with Acrobat XI Professional (Adobe Acrobat needed)
Typography is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and one that has remained important even through our move from the print to the digital age. This is because you don’t need technical know-how master typography; instead, you need a keen eye for detail, a love of creating, and an appreciation of good design. If that sounds like you, then you’ve chosen the right course.
Your Typography Crash Course
Typography Fundamentals in a Flash
This course has been created for anyone who loves typography design; print designers, graphic and web designers, animators, sign writers, and many more. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate, you’ll pick up a comprehensive skillset through the 73 lectures and 6 hours of content that come with this course. You can use any publishing software to follow along with the instructor; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or just about anything else you have a basic understanding of.
Each section the course includes its own walkthrough exercises so that you can put the skills you have learned to practical use. You’ll start off by learning all of the terminology regarding typography (tracking, leading, kerning) and font classifications, and then you’ll examine concepts like how fonts impact a message, and how fonts are used in different media like advertising, web, print, logos, and so on. Finally, you will cover the essentials of digital publishing before concluding.
By the end of this course, you have both a theoretical and a literal understanding of typography, from how it is used to where it used to why it is used, and of course you’ll gain a solid groundwork in the practical uses of typography too.
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.
Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.
Adobe InDesign: InDesign is a desktop publishing software application, usually used to create print media like posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and signs (unlike Photoshop and Illustrator which are digital based). Usually the most popular Adobe tool among typographers.
Boost your sales by 75% or more by creating a promotional video that impresses and connects with your customers.
Have you ever watched a promotional video and said: Wow! I wonder how much they paid to have that made? Have you ever decided to buy something after watching a video? Now you can create your own stunning promotional videos, and you can do it in 30 minutes or less, guaranteed!
How Does It Work?
The video creation process you will learn in this “Create a Promo Video in 30 Minutes" course is so simple it's almost ridiculous. You will be learning how to use pre-designed templates to create unbelievable videos that anyone can create using Adobe After Effects.
When you use templates, the hard work has been done for you by the developer. All you need to do is replace the text and add any images or videos that help you tell the story of your product. If the process sounds simple, that's because it really is.
Why Is This “Create a Promo Video in 30 Minutes" Course So Short?
This “create a promo video" course may just be the shortest comprehensive course on Udemy, and it will probably be the only course you actually finish to the end. Why would you want to sit through 7 hours of lectures when you can learn such a valuable skill in less than 30 minutes?
What Kinds of Videos Can I Make?
Take a look at the videos we have displayed in "Section 2: More Video Styles You Can Make After Taking This Course". By the end of this course you will be able to make every one of the videos you see there, plus hundreds more just like them.
Every one of the videos in Section 2 were created in 30 minutes or less, and were created by an After Effects novice. That's the power of using After Effects templates. Turn that power into money for your business.
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This course dives right in to photo editing techniques with Corel's Paint Shop Pro X8. Here's what will be covered in this short course:
- Turning average looking photos into studio quality head shots
- Using tonal tools to create great looking outdoor shots
- Using effects to create Instagram style photos
- Turning a photo into a painting
Level design is a critical component to all games, but a component that can be difficult to get right. Anyone with graphics experience can in theory create a functioning single level game; but creating a game that's interesting and enjoyable as well as functional takes some finesse. Mastering Blender and Unity 3D is a sure fire way to make your game level design all of this, and more.
Develop your level design skills to the highest standard
1.Understand game level design in both conceptual and practical terms
2.Design 3D models for game levels
3.Create textures through Photoshop
4.Construct and operate a full game level on Unity 3D
Construct multi-level games using versatile programs
Blender and Unity 3D are both open source programs used by games designers all over the world. Developed by their community of users, they construct games that operate on almost all platforms; from consoles and desktops to mobile and websites. Gaining a knowledge of both programs is hugely beneficial to any game developer, as it fine-tunes your insight and intuition for creating multi-faceted, compelling and exciting game levels. Whether you're still coming to grips with level design or already have a wealth of experience under your belt, learning level design with Blender and Unity 3D will ensure your skills are up to date and flawless.
This course includes over 66 lectures and 5 hours of content, suited to anyone with a basic understanding of Blender and Unity 3D. If your interests lie in level design, 3D modelling or texturing, then this course is for you.
You'll first learn about the concepts and best practices of level design, from setting goals and getting references to planning and mapping out your level in Photoshop. You will then move on to modular design and complete basic object manipulation tasks; the first step to creating a full game level.
You will go through each aspect of level design in detail; floors, ceilings, walls, focal points, props and other objects, filling in your level as you learn. Then, you'll add intricate texture to each of these elements, bringing your level design up a notch from basic to something much more professional looking.
Reviews and quizzes have been incorporated into each section of this course so that the material covered is constantly refreshed. On completion, you will take away an up to date skill set in Unity 3D and Blender. You will have an understanding of graphics software, game engines, game level design, and how all of these elements work seamlessly to create fun and engaging games.
This short series gives students a few projects to work on using the latest Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter 2016. You will learn how to get your tablet set up for creating art, and how to use Corel Painter to draw and paint effectively to create visually stunning digital art in just minutes.
This course includes a drawing project and a painting project for you to hone your art skills using a tablet.
While absolute beginners can follow along with this course and create real art by the end, some experience using a tablet and stylus and Corel software is helpful.
Get started learning Maya 2015 by modeling a complete room step by step.
This course starts off by presenting you with the basics of Maya, how to understand the interface and how it functions. After that you will quickly move on to actually modeling a room in Maya. You'll work through the room, modeling each object piece by piece until you have your first completed Maya project!
By the end of the course I am completely confident that you will have a starting foundation in Maya that will aid you in creating 3D Polygonal Models.
While we use Maya 2015 in this course, you may use older versions with little or no issues.
Learn Photoshop CC with Stone River eLearning. In this Photoshop CC course, you'll master only the skills you need to know to use Photoshop CC professionally or as a hobby.
Photoshop CC has hundreds of tools and thousands of settings. Most users will never use the majority of them. This course explores the most commonly used tools and helps you apply them to real world situations.
In this course you will work on a project at the end of each section. You will work on a real life project that uses the skills you just learned in each section. Projects can be used for practice or to build a portfolio of work.
After taking this course you will be able to use Photoshop in these fields:
Who Should Take This CourseThis course is designed for Photoshop CC beginners so you can learn Photoshop no matter your skill level. However, even intermediate users will learn Photoshop CC skills and applications important to success.
There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Photoshop CC, though Photoshop CS6 will work fine as well.
In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
While Adobe Creative Suite is still the industry standard in the creative world, it's sky high subscription fees are far beyond the budgets of most aspiring designers. Luckily, Affinity Designer is quickly rising up the ranks to provide some serious competition. Much more affordable than its predecessor and equally as versatile, there has never been a better time to get to grips with this innovative new program.
- Learn Affinity Designer by Examples
- Master the tools and user interface of Affinity Design
- Gain an understanding of the overall process of designing graphics
- Build up a foundation of knowledge for using similar design programs
- Use real world examples to familiarise yourself with the software
Ideal for graphic designers, web designers and artists, this course includes 17 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Suited for both complete beginners or those who already have experience with similar software such as Adobe, the course will show you how the Affinity Designer user interface works through creating real world projects.
You'll learn how to use the various tools of Affinity Designer in a hands-on environment; and not just vector graphics – you'll learn how to manipulate images, design logos and icons, create graphic illustrations, combine images, render images for all media types too, and finally export your work for the web, print, and app development.
By learning Affinity Designer by example, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the tools used within the program, but design principles and practices as a whole, which you can then apply to design projects on almost any other platform.
About Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer is the fastest, most efficient and arguably the best vector graphic design software to come along in recent years. More affordable and more specialised than Adobe Creative Suite, it's ideal for working on websites, UI design, concept art, illustrations and icons, and all kinds of graphics. Made by designers for designers, it's packed full of intuitive features and was even bestowed the honour of an Apple Design award in 2015.
Adobe CS may be the industry standard for digital design, but for those just starting out in the industry the subscription fees are far beyond most people's budgets. Lucky for Mac users at least, there's a cost-effective and award winning alternative; Sketch 3! This easy to use software allows you to create professional looking mobile apps, with all the ease and efficiency that comes with using larger scale industry programs.
What You'll Learn about Sketch 3 Design
Instant, Easy Mobile Apps on Mac
This course includes 17 lectures and 1.5 hours of content that will teach you everything you need to know about creating mobile apps on Sketch 3. Not only will you be an expert on using this particular program for app design, but you'll also take away a solid knowledge of the principles of design as a whole that can be utilised on a wide range of other platforms too.
At the beginning of this course you will get to grips with the basics of building and exporting a project on Sketch 3. From there, you'll learn how to get design templates and edit them to create unique designs. You will understand how to work with pages and apply styles across pages, as well as working with shapes and symbols, creating icons and splash screens, and the various other tools included within Sketch 3.
Throughout this course you will be building up your own mock-up app based on Facebook's function and design. On completion, you'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to create a wide range of mobile apps on Sketch 3, with varying functionality and design.
About Sketch 3
Sketch 3 is the latest version of the popular mobile app design program created by Bohemian Coding. Built with modern graphic designers in mind, it includes powerful features like symbols and shared styles, a workflow that supports multiple pages and artboards, and much more. Sketch 3 has been built especially for Mac, with an intuitive design and elegant interface so you can create flawless projects with a focus on design. It even co-operates with OS X's Versions and Auto Save, so you can rest assured knowing your work is safely saved at all times even if you get interrupted when designing.
Learn Blender from a beginner's perspective with this Blender 3D modeling and texturing course from Stone River eLearning. If you're interested in 3D modeling and texturing for game design, 3D art, 3D animation or architectural design, Blender 3D is a free, easy to use tool that will allow you to master 3D modeling with no money out of pocket.
What You Will Learn
In this course you will gain the skills to create and texture 3D models. This Learn Blender course covers the fundamental tools you will use for modeling in Blender. You'll receive an overview of how to give your models, materials and textures a professional look, with extra detail and color to make then look complete and professionally done.
What You Can Do After Taking This Course
By the end of this course you should have an understanding of modeling and texturing that will allow you to build and learn more on your own. You will be provided with additional Blender learning resources and project files to continue learning and practicing after you've completed the course.
Using Unity 3D and Blender, this course aims to introduce game development to beginners. In these tutorials, the various aspects of asset animation and coding games will be taught. This is to provide students the support they need to start creating their first game in under an hour!
This course uses the free versions of both Unity 3D and Blender.