7 Secrets To Designing In Black and White
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7 Secrets To Designing In Black and White

Learn how to be effective designing in the timeless black and white colour palate!
4.8 (13 ratings)
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1,032 students enrolled
Created by Melanie Greenwood
Last updated 6/2017
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Secrets to making effective designs using ONLY black and white
  • How to create texture with black and white
  • Juxtaposition tips
  • How to use Line to create 3d elements
  • How to create silhouette for logo design
Requirements
  • Knowledge of working in Photoshop and Illustrator is helpful
  • A computer, laptop or iPad for the design phases
Description

This course is for: Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Hand Letterers and anyone else who is curious...

This course teaches you how to work in ONLY black and white, no grey! 

Learning to make your designs work in black and white ensures they will be effective, no matter how they are printed. This comes in super handy, especially when your clients have a low production budget or want to have a minimalistic look. Black and white is truly a classic palate and stands out brilliantly wherever it is placed.

Black and white is here to stay, so why not learn how to master this minimalistic color palate...and have some fun while you learn!

My design studio, Vision City, has become known for black and white design. It has been something my clients have been coming to me for over the last decade. My entire recycled art print and greeting card brand is comprised of a black and white color palate. Learning this timeless and essential skill is a must for any designer or illustrator.

Ready to master black and white? 

Lets get started! 

Melanie

Who this course is for:
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Hand Letterers
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:30:29
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:24

Watch this introductory trailer for the Secrets to Designing in Black and White course. 

Preview 02:24
+ Hierarchy
1 lecture 04:50

Learning how to use Hierarchy in graphic design is key to any poster, banner, t-shirt, book cover... you name it! So when working in ONLY black and white, there are tips and tricks to be aware of. Learn how to use Hierarchy in this video.

Hierarchy in Black and White
04:50
+ Positive & Negative Space
1 lecture 09:40

How combining positive and negative space can communicate messages, make a design become 3D and create perspective. 

Preview 09:40
+ Gestalt Unity
1 lecture 08:13

Learning the power of gestalt unity with only the use of black and white palate.

What is "Gestalt Unity" and how does it effect black and white design?
08:13
+ Silhouette
1 lecture 07:20

Silhouette is the overall shape we see when we look at a design. Learn how to maximize impact of silhouette with only the use of black and white.

Using Silhouette In Black and White Design
07:20
+ Texture
1 lecture 10:07

Creating texture using only Black and white is a true art form. Learn my tips and tricks in this video!

Preview 10:07
+ Line
1 lecture 06:32

Learning how to use Line to create 3d elements is a powerful tool in the hand of a designer or illustrator.

How To Play With Line to Create Three Dimension
06:32
+ Juxtaposition
1 lecture 05:04

Juxtaposition is a fun way to create communications and character in your designs.

Using Juxtaposition in Your Black and White Design to Create Personality
05:04
+ Student Design Challenge: Black and White Coffee House Logo
3 lectures 35:06

In this video, I give a special logo design challenge to all students, using a fictional company name, "Millie & Moe's Coffee House".

Logo Design Challenge for Fictional Company "Millie & Moe's Coffee House".
05:25

In this video, I show you my personal logo design process from sketches to vector file.

My Logo Design Process: Part 1 (Sketches To Vector Phase)
15:58

In this part 2 video, I show how I add texture to my black and white logo design, using no grey.

My Logo Design Process: Part 2 (Texture Phase)
13:43
+ Conclusion: Black and White Design
1 lecture 01:13

Thank you for taking my course, "Designing in Black and White". I hope it's been helpful in developing this important skill. Black and White is a timeless palate and one that works in a variety of materials. Happy designing!

Final Thoughts and Encouragement
01:13