Introduction to Graphic Design
3.7 (15 ratings)
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Introduction to Graphic Design

The Complete Introduction to Graphic Design
3.7 (15 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
80 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2017
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This course includes
  • 11.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Work with Adobe Photoshop more confidently
  • Learn the process taken with design projects
  • Understand what it takes in making an online porfolio
Requirements
  • It is recommended that you have access to the Adobe Photoshop software
  • You should be able to use a computer confidently
  • A desire to learn design, build your skills and have fun!
Description

The New to Graphic Design course will guide you through the fundamentals of the graphic design process. 

This includes research that needs to be done prior to starting your design, the key tools that you will be using, choosing suitable styles, creating your own personal branding and building your online portfolio. This will ready you to start a rewarding career as a Graphic Designer.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to build a successful Graphic Design career.
Course content
Expand all 54 lectures 11:38:40
+ Module 1 - Introduction to Design in Photoshop
8 lectures 01:10:35
Web Research
11:08
Import Images
05:32
Laying Out Images
05:47
Key Tools Part 1
05:51
Key Tools Part 2
05:50
Marquee Tools
11:48
Pen & Shape Tools
13:13
Extended Excercise
11:26
+ Module 2 - Logo Design
12 lectures 02:34:27
Spacing, Alignment & Colour
10:17
The Importance of Shape
10:24
Finding a Style which Suits You
10:51
Importing your Logo
05:02
Using Shapes and Paths to Ink Logo
25:53
Logo Spacing & Fonts
10:15
Refining Logo with FX
20:20
Knowing your Client
07:33
Building & Taking Away from Shapes
22:08
Creating Iterations
07:49
Extended Exercise
12:18
+ Module 3 - Poster Design
14 lectures 02:58:35
Poster Research
05:34
Analysing the Layout
06:27
Using Vectors or Smart Objects
05:27
Exploring Custom Shapes
07:56
Finding Other Custom Shapes
08:57
Making a Speech Bubble
10:20
Making an Icon
15:56
Making Unique Shapes
13:38
Creating the Borders & Background
14:29
Creating the Pet Using Paths
31:21
Adding the Circle & Shadow
21:13
Adding the Font & Final FX
19:54
Exporting from Photoshop
06:16
Poster Extended Exercise
11:07
+ Module 4 - Web Design
11 lectures 03:38:51
Web Research
08:22
Web Layout Alignment & Justification
13:00
Using Groups & Naming Conventions
14:07
Making a Banner
12:04
Designing more Website Icons
36:20
Creating Forms
12:27
Creating the Base layout
18:29
Creating the Menu Hover Links
36:22
Adding the Main Content Section
31:49
Adding the Footer Content Section
22:29
Extended Exercise
13:22
+ Module 5 - Making an Online Portfolio
8 lectures 01:15:29
Create your Personal Branding
14:53
Saving out your Finished work
08:50
Creating an account with Image Shack
08:01
Examining Links for Blog Posting
08:42
Creating an Account on Blogger
04:01
Bringing in your Personalised Banner
08:50
Creating your First Blog Post
09:30
Extended Excercise
12:42