Become a Professional Graphic Designer
Tools and techniques for visual communication
Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.
The Ultimate Crash Course on Graphic Design
- Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
- Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
- Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
- Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer
Graphic Design for All
This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarising you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.
You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.
As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.
On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away.
PreviewWhat Makes A Design Visually Pleasing (2:06)
PreviewOrganizing Information In Your Layouts (14:10)
PreviewUsing Alignment To Your Advantage (12:14)
StartSetting The Design's Rhythm (12:43)
StartLetting A Design Breathe With Whitespace (5:47)
StartCreating Visual Interest With Contrast (10:52)
StartDesigns That Work And Don't Work (8:24)
StartDetermining The Design's Message (8:12)
StartThe Terminology Of Type (10:47)
StartTypeface Styles & Resources (8:24)
StartChoosing A Typeface Hierarchy (11:32)
StartUnderstanding Colour's Psychological Impact (4:43)
StartBuilding Your Design's Colour Palette (8:03)
StartUnderstanding Colour Spaces (6:50)
StartSourcing Imagery For Your Layouts (7:46)
StartRaster vs Vector Graphics (4:26)
"Nice intro overview into graphic design and the various elements that constitute graphic design. Where this course is more helpful is using the tools, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator. A lot is covered giving you a solid frame of reference to start from and get going, uncovering a bunch of helpful things that would be difficult to find on your own just playing around."
- Justin Kear
"It's all about details. Awesome course! Very detailed and engaging"
- Loren Kennedy
"This course is fantastic!
The video lectures are interesting and energetic. The content is clear and relevant. Not only will you learn the concepts of graphic design but you will also get some valuable insight into what's needed to become a successful graphic designer.
If you want a quick, yet complete, introduction to graphic design, this is for you!"
- Leonardo Banderali