Graphic Design Foundation Course
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Graphic Design Foundation Course

A Foundation Course in Graphic Design: Giving You Creative Confidence...
4.3 (35 ratings)
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357 students enrolled
Created by nanometh !
Last updated 2/2013
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To give aspiring creatives a thorough grounding in all aspects of art and design composition, and to impart gems of creative wisdom for anyone working in the creative industries.
Requirements
  • A pen and paper to take lots of notes, and access to the internet.
Description

The Design-Eye Foundation Course comprises 34 training videos totalling near 3.5 hours, fronted by American presenter, Janie McGrath.

Fully referenced, the video chapters amalgamate the golden nuggets of information mirrored by 25 of the most popular design books and combine the gems with the experience of a seasoned video editor & graphic designer, utilising sensory rich language and exemplary visuals to aid deep learning and recall.

The course has been tailored for video editors, yet would prove interesting to anyone keen to improve their design-eye, photography and artistic skills. 

Creative Confidence...

Who this course is for:
  • Students wishing to develop their creative sensibilities and anyone with a desire to become creatively literate.
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 03:44:57
+ All You Need to Know About Composition
16 lectures 01:40:30

What's covered:

Symmetrical Balance, Bilateral Symmetry, Asymmetrical Balance, Symmetry Vs Asymmetry, Balance & Horizon, Balance & Camera Angles

Preview 06:39

What's covered:

Organic Balance, Organic Balance & White Space, Balancing the Positive & Negative Space, Balance & Cropping, Reversing-Out

Organic Balance
05:35

What's covered:

Rule of Thirds vs The Golden Ratio, Placing the Horizon with the RoT, Placing the Focal Point, Aligning the Subjects with the Lines, Placing an Eyeline, Area, Rule Breaking, Rule of Quarters

Preview 08:37
 

What's covered:

50mm & 35mm Lenses, The Wide Angles Lens, The Fish Eye, The Telephoto Lens, Compression of Space, Perspective, Looking Up & Looking Down, Crouching Down, Tilting the Camera, Macro Shots


Camera Angles
07:29

What's covered:

Strengthening the Focal Point, Subordinating the Other Subjects, Background Clutter, Reflection, Graphical Prominence, Dominance & Emphasis

Focal Point
05:17

What's covered:

Framing the Focal Point, Using What's There to Frame, Framing the Hero with Shapes and Lines, Framing the Hero with Objects, Framing the Hero with Repetition, Symmetrical Frames, Using Colour to Frame

Framing
04:50

What's covered:

Cropping the Hero, Cropping Limbs, Filling the Frame, Bleed

Cropping-In
04:05

What's covered:

The Golden Ratio, Constructing the Golden Rectangle, Root Rectangles, Root Rectangles' Special Ability, The Golden Human, The Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Section, The Golden Spiral, The Modulor


The Golden Ratio
13:04

What's Covered:

The Pentagon & Isosceles Triangle, The Star Pentagram, Implied Geometry, Geometry & Unity

Geometrical Compostition
06:45

What's covered:

The Picture Superiority Effect, Leading the Eye to the Focal Point, Stepping Stones, Scanning, Logical Progression, Largest Mass, Directing Attention

Leading the Eye
08:15

What's covered:

Thick 'n' Thin Lines, The Dynamic Line, Line as Movement, Warm & Cool Lines, The Diagonal, Line, Form & Expression, Line & Drama

Line
07:25

What's covered:

Natural Proportion, Division of Space, Arcs, Proportion & Typography

Proportion
06:44

What's covered:

Radial Symmetry, Rotation Symmetry, Increasing Dynamism of Radial Symmetry

Radial Symmetry
04:33

What's covered:

Simplifying the Image, Mergers, Filling the Frame

Simplifying
03:17

What's covered:

Tone, Value Range, Value & Impact

Tone
03:29

What's covered:

What is White Space? Using White Space Effectively, When White Space Gets Trapped

White Space
04:26
+ All You Need to Know About Designing Images
17 lectures 01:36:04

What's covered:

Contrast & Harmony, Contrast of Orientation, Contrast & Tension, Contrast of Direction, Colour Contrast, Contrast of Value, Contrast of Representation, Contrast of Detail, Contrast at Work in Design

Preview 09:02

What's covered:

Integrating People & Objects, Sympathetic Alignment, Light Wrap, Reflection, Top Layer, Lowering Transparency, Repetition, Ambiguous Space

Preview 05:39

What's covered:

Overlapping, Depth & Size, Perspective, One & Two-Point Perspective, Shading, Form, 3D Geometry, Bar Graphs, Warm & Cool Colour Contrast, Aerial Perspective, Depth-of-Field, Selective Focus, Hyperfocal Length, Shadow, Drop Shadow

Depth
11:49

What's covered:

Drama & Scale, Drama & Tone, Conceptual Contrast, Drama & Tension, Drama & Camera Angles, Drama & Direction


Drama
04:42

What's covered:

The Intersection, The Cross, Dividing the Space

Intersection
02:10

What's covered:

Gradient & Type, The Black-White Gradient, Sky Gradients, Radial Gradients, Gradient & Light, The Warm Gradient, Gradient & Temperature 

Gradient
09:16

What's covered:

Organic Design, The Fibonacci Series

Organic Design
02:47

What's covered:

Hero & Performance, Directing the Eyeline, Performance & Space, The Hero & Pose

Performance
04:30

What's covered:

Regular Patterns, Irregular Patterns, Patterns Grab Attention, Disrupting Patterns, Creating Patterns, Concentration & Space, Pattern & Texture

Pattern
05:38

What's covered:

Pattern Vs Texture, Texture & Contrast, Texture & Tone, Controlling the Strength of a Texture, Functional Texture, Pattern's Textural Qualities, Texture & Character, Photographing Pattern & Texture, Texture & Macro Photography

Texture
05:53

What's covered:

Economy & Grouping, Repetition & Size, Repetition & Reinforcement, Rememberance

Repetition
03:33

What's covered:

Reflection & Depth, Reflection & Shape

Reflection
04:24

What's covered:

Implied Geometry, Shape & Emotion, Adding Shapes to Composition, Combining Basic Shapes & Images, Shape & Resonance, Shape & Type, Shape & Disctinction

Shape
06:12

What's covered:

Simultaneity, Immediacy, Cognitive Load, Odd Numbers of Subjects, Even Numbers of Subjects

Simultaneity
05:23

What's covered:

Unity through Repetition, Unity through Colour, Unity through Pattern, Unity through Shape, Unity through Orientation, Unity by Greyscale, Monochrome or Duotone, Unity & Branding, Unity & Economy

Unity
05:53

What's covered:

Variation, Sequencing Variation

Variation
02:18

What's covered:

Abstraction by Reducing Detail, Interpretation, Rearranging, Distortion, Pure Abstraction. 

Abstraction
06:55
+ All You Need to Know About Visual Communication
1 lecture 05:19

What's covered:

Visual Communication, Visual Statements, The Rebus, Translations, Behaviours & Properties

Visual Communication
05:19
+ DEFC Wrap-Up
1 lecture 00:33
For Further Examples....
00:33