The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course
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The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course

Learn Graphic Design Theory and the Basic Principles of Color Theory, Typography, Branding, Logo Design, Layout & More!
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Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will have intermediate to expert level knowledge of graphic design theory that you will immediately be able to apply to your career, job, hobby, or company.
  • You will be given a major overview of the most common graphic design practices and the thought process behind these principles.
  • You will be given real-world, applicable projects that you can follow along with and practice.
  • You will achieve the experience and knowledge to take graphic design fundamentals and apply them in your everyday life.
  • You will learn color theory and how it applies to the world around us, from products and art to branding and advertising.
  • You will learn typography theory and how type plays a major role in both print mediums and digital media.
  • You will learn photography composition and how it interacts with graphic design elements to create stunning looking artwork.
  • You will learn layout, user interface and experience design, and composition to understand how to control what you want the viewer to see.
  • You will learn about logo design and branding, and the way that you or your company can use these ideas to get in the eyes of more people.
  • You will learn about past and current design trends that you can use as a source for creating your own original work.
  • You will learn about the legal side of design and how you can take safe measures to make sure you are following the proper laws of copyright and trademarks.
Requirements
  • This course is for beginners to graphic design theory and for anyone who wants to learn the basic principles of color theory, typography, layout design, photography, logo design, branding, and more as it relates to graphic design.
  • You will learn intermediate and advanced terminology that you can use to incorporate in graphic design, user interfaces, mobile app design, logo design, t-shirt design, and other digital or print mediums.
  • Though programs like Adobe Photoshop CC and Canva are used throughout this course, you will not need them unless you would like to follow along. The principles outlined in this course are transfereable to many applications, both digital and physical.
  • Project files and resources can be found in available lessons located directly in this course.
Description

NEW! Jan 2020 - Design Trends for 2020 and how to create them! 

Learn Graphic Design Theory in this New Course!

Many people want to become designers but don't know the basic fundamentals of design at all.

It can takes years to piece together different ideas to truly begin to understand how it even works.

but it doesn't have to be like that.

By understanding the foundations of color, typography, layout, composition, branding, and other fields of study in the graphic design realm, you can propel yourself from a beginner to an expert, just by having the right education.

You have found the perfect course for learning graphic design. It doesn't matter if you have no experience at all, this course was designed to teach you design theory in the most effective means necessary. 

With over 4.5+ hours (and counting) of video and practical projects to follow along with, this course is JAM PACKED with information to help you learn this graphic design theory!

The videos build on one another so that as you work through this course, you will understand more and more!

Pretty sweet, huh?  :)

Not only that, but this course is also designed so that if you already know some design theory and just need help with a specific principle, you can skip directly to that topic! 

So who can benefit from learning graphic design theory?

The fundamentals of design are useful for a lot of careers, industries, and hobbies. It doesn't matter if it's logo design, web design, social media, user interface design, advertising, product design, printing, or t-shirts. This course will cover ideas that can be used in any niche!

Each section goes into specific detail of the main principle being taught so that you get in-depth knowledge of that theory.

This course will cover:

  • The Basics of Graphic Design

  • Color Theory

  • Typography

  • Layout

  • Composition

  • User Experience

  • Branding

  • Logo Design

  • Photography in Graphic Design

  • Modern Trends and Themes

  • The Legal Side of Graphic Design

  • and much, much more!

Other great stuff you might want to know..

Not only will you get over 5+ hours of video content (and counting) and lessons, project files, and a new life skill, you will also have direct communication with the instructors to help you along.

This includes direct messages, discussions, and specialized projects in the course that will allow you to interact with the instructors and others. There is even a facebook group to connect with Lindsay and I and other students to ask questions, get feedback and participate in design challenges.

Feeling lost?  Don't worry, we are here for you!

As they say, "Come for the course, stay for the community."


What else is there to know?

Well there is that little 30 day money back guarantee thing.

That basically means that if you don't enjoy this course for any reason at all, you can get a full refund up to thirty days since the time you purchase it.

It's a win-win situation!

and we applaud winners.

So what are you waiting for?!

The time is now to stop procrastinating and begin learning graphic design theory so that you can take full advantage of everything that it has to offer!

Enroll now in this course and get started!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is specifically design for beginners interested in graphic design theory. Philosophies and practical projects are given so that you not only understand the reasoning behind the theory, but you also get a chance to practice it to.
  • This course is great for:
  • - Graphic Designers
  • - Website Designers
  • - Logo Designers
  • - UI / UX Designers
  • - Product Designers
  • - T-Shirt Designers
  • - Businesses
  • - Marketers
  • - Social Media Experts
  • any anyone else interested in learning the fundamentals of graphic design theory!
Course content
Expand all 57 lectures 06:13:56
+ Welcome to Graphic Design Theory for Beginners
2 lectures 05:31

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will be introduced to the course guide and what is covered in this course.

Preview 04:45
You're Invited to be a part of an exclusive facebook group for this course
00:46
+ Color Theory
9 lectures 01:20:25

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will be introduced to color theory in design.

Preview 05:16

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn how we see the world through color.

Seeing the World through Color
08:31

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about color and color mixing.

Color Mixing and Systems
07:55

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about working with color for digital or print media.

Color for Digital and Print Media
06:43

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about different color selections and methods.

Color Selections and Methods
11:32

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will you will learn about color harmonies and the meanings by color.

Color Harmonies and Meanings
06:55

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will create a mood board with Canva.

Create a Mood Board with Canva
14:58

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn how to select a color for a new design.

Selecting Color for a New Design
10:14

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will create a duotone effect in Photoshop.

Create a Duotone Effect with Photoshop
08:21
+ Typography Theory
10 lectures 01:02:56

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about typography in design.

Typography in Design
04:03

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about type anatomy.

Type Anatomy
07:16

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about Serif type styles.

Preview 04:56

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about Sans-Serif type styles.

Type Styles - Sans-Serif Fonts
03:23

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about kerning and spacing.

Kerning and Spacing
07:16

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about type hierarchy.

Type Hierarchy
09:20

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about font pairing.

Font Pairing
02:27

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will practice font pairing.

Font Pairing Practice
07:52

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will practice long headlines.

Font Pairing Practice - Long Headlines
07:14

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will practice different font pairing styles.

Font Pairing Practice - Different Styles
09:09
+ Putting together A Simple Social Media Graphic
1 lecture 18:58

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will create a simple social media graphic so that you can see how all of the different design principles work together.

Project - Create a Simple Social Media Graphic
18:58
+ Photography Theory
9 lectures 56:15

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn the basics of photography.

The Basics of Photography
04:07

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about photography composition and layout..

Composition and Layout
04:03

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about how typography and photography fit together.

Typography and Photography
03:25

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about color theory in photography.

Color Theory in Photography
04:08

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will see some popular places to find images for your projects.

Where to Find Images
09:28

Clickable Links for the Best Image Resources

Resource: Where to Find Images
00:16

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn how to remove the background from a photo to separate your subject from the background.

How to Cut Out a Subject from a Photo
10:35

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn how to create a basic advertisment in Canva.

How to Create an Advertisement in Canva
16:28
+ Layout Theory
8 lectures 39:02

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about layout and design.

Preview 05:00

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn what creates an effective layout.

Effective Layout
06:03

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about grids and blocking.

Grids and Blocking
03:48
A Detailed Study of Grids in Layout Design
07:31

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn how to create a design theme.

Design Theme
02:00

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will create an editorial spread design.

Editorial Spread Design - Part 1
04:17

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will finish an editorial spread design.

Editorial Spread Design - Part 2
02:53

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about UX design.

UX Design
07:30
+ Logo Design and Branding
6 lectures 26:33

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about the characteristics of strong logo designs.

The Characteristics of Strong Logo Designs
09:15

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will see clever logo inspirations.

Clever Logo Inspirations
02:58

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about a complete brand.

The Entire Brand
04:34

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn an ideation process and sketching your ideas.

The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas - Part 1
04:40

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn an ideation process and sketching your ideas.

The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas - Part 2
02:50

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn an ideation process and sketching your ideas.

The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas - Part 3
02:16
+ The Legal Side of Design - Properly Using Photos, Fonts, and Resources
4 lectures 18:46

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about the legal side of design.

Preview 01:17

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about using fonts legally.

Fonts
07:02

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about using photographs legally.

Photos
05:55

In this Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course lecture, you will learn about using other resources legally.

Resources
04:32
+ BONUS LECTURE: Practical Application Time: The Adobe CC Masterclass!
2 lectures 08:18
Adobe CC Masterclass: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Xd and InDesign!
02:41
Other Courses Lindsay Marsh Teaches
05:37
+ Design Trends for 2020: And How to Create Them
6 lectures 57:12
Trends in Typography
12:24
Skeuomorphism to Neumorphic design
14:40
Hand-Drawn Assets
11:43
Movement in Design
11:25
Geometric Shapes
05:30