Beginner's guide to Flat Design

An in-depth training on the core principles on flat design.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

Flat design is very much in vogue these days. More than half of the websites out on the internet are using Flat design interfaces including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and others. As a designer, it is good to keep ourselves upgraded with the trends.

It is generally easier to find courses which simply teach you how to use Photoshop or illustrator. But how exactly made a designer to pick the color he used? What made him end up with a great design that the world admires? This is what the course focuses on. I made this course from the view point of a learner.

I don't focus so much on using a software. Instead, I focus on teaching the principles which make you kick-start quality flat design illustrations, graphics or websites (keep in mind that I don't teach you how to code websites either)

What exactly are you going to learn from this course?

You will learn the fundamental principles, limitations, and the core aspects of flat design. Then, I will walk you through the creation of a flat illustration using a reference photograph. We'll learn about choosing the right colors, which is a very important aspect of design. Finally, we'll design a webpage using the techniques we have learnt.

Lets get started and see you inside.

What are the requirements?

  • A design software like Photoshop or its equal
  • A basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or its equal

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the core aspects of Flat Design
  • Learn how the choice of color impacts the project
  • Design a webpage and icons in Flat
  • Learn the principles, limitations, benefits of Flat Design

Who is the target audience?

  • Graphic Designers
  • Aspiring visual artists
  • Someone who's passionate about the design trends

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Lets Begin

This introduction video shows what to expect from the course.

Section 2: The Theory

This lesson focuses on learning what flat design is.


You will come to know why more and more businesses are starting to use flat design in their websites including the famous facebook, microsoft and apple.


Some of the principles of flat design are taught in this lesson. It is very important to keep them in mind all the time while designing in flat.


Flat design comes with its own set of limitations and challenges. This lesson addresses some of them and guides you on how to be aware of them when you design a graphic in flat trend.


In this lesson, we'll explore some examples and patterns of flat design done by professionals in the industry.

Section 3: The Practice

Designing in Flat can be challenging in the beginning. This lesson is a short tutorial on the important points to keep in mind while designing in flat.


From the tips learnt from the previous lesson, we'll take a complicated photograph and design a flat graphic out of it.

Flat illustration File

Color choices can ruin or uplift a project. Choosing the right colors is the most important part of this course. Lets learn how to choose the right colors for a project.


Flat icons come for a a download. You can use them, or refer to them in future.

Section 4: Getting started with the website
1 page

One of the most important parts of creating a website is wire framing. It may initially seem that wire framing is a waste of time, but it saves a lot of time once we jump to photoshop.


In this lesson, we'll start our website by blocking the initial elements of the page.


In this lesson, we'll continue working our website by adding the right colors to the page.


Lets continue with our webpage by exploring some typography options and adding text.


One of the most important lesson of the course. This lesson focuses on creation of an icon with the right color choices.


The blocking, adding colors, text and creating icons is done. This lesson focuses on showing some tedious changes that are done to the webpage.

The WebPage
Section 5: Conclusion
1 page

Final Lesson of the course. Also shows the contact details of the instructor.

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Instructor Biography

Creative Dunes, Design Training and Resources

In a world where everyone with a copy of Photoshop feels like a designer, Creative Dunes focuses on providing the best and premium quality design training and resources to help you stand out of the crowd and be too good to resist. Creative Dunes deals with the fields of UI design, branding, logo and icon design, visual illustrations.

Feel free to check out my website.

About the Founder: I am a designer or rather, I should say I am a design-addict who worked for many web, print and mobile based design projects & start ups before starting my life as freelancer. I find myself most of the time either working on some project or teaching design. Apart from being a designer, I am a busy home-maker, chess-player and most importantly, a food lover!

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