Practical Photoshop: Create 40 Graphic Design Projects
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Practical Photoshop: Create 40 Graphic Design Projects

Create beautiful catalogues, Printed Banners, Instagram & Facebook Graphics, Cards, CVs, Newsletters, and more!
4.7 (197 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 13.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 60 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Practical Photoshop techniques that can be immediately applied
  • Graphic Design skills that are frequently needed in all manner of projects
  • You'll create, from scratch, Facebook Ads, Instagram Posts, Youtube Thumbnails, Newsletters, CVs, Business Cards, and much more
  • Professional Photoshop workflows that you can immediately incorporate into your projects
Requirements
  • Just about any version of Photoshop. Preferably Photoshop CC. CS6 is fine, but not ideal. Lightroom or Elements are not ok!
  • There will be a few cases where we'll use Adobe Illustrator, but just to copy-paste some resources, nothing more
  • You need a very BASIC understanding of Photoshop.
Description

Please go to lecture 4 to see all the projects included in this course!

Hey! I'm Chris Barin, Adobe certified Photoshop instructor, web & app designer, and entrepreneur. This course is a must for everyone that needs any type of graphics for their business or career. This is all about content creation! You'll learn how to create all sort of designs that are very much required in today's digital age:

  • Clickable Facebook Ads;

  • Instagram Posts that will get you tons of likes;

  • Youtube Thumbnails that will get you clicks;

  • Newsletters that will improve your open-rate and click-through rate;

  • CVs (Resumes) that will get you hired or promoted;

  • Business cards that will make a lasting impression;

  • Logo design principles that will leave you shocked!

  • Product Catalogue for sales agents;

  • Indoor Banner Ads for various promotions;

  • Beautiful Cover images for your social media profiles;
    ... and much more!

All these projects are going to be done in Photoshop, but the great thing about it is you don't need any serious experience with it. As long as you have a very basic understanding of the program, I'll teach you everything you need to know. In case you never opened Photoshop and you have no clue about it, then this course may not be for you.

Important Features Included:

Course workbook: use it to get up and running fast. It contains answers to most questions, detailed explanations about certain techniques shown in the videos, and much more;
Live chat: my students frequently find me on our Discord group chat. This is a free program where you can chat with my fantastic community of students, ask questions, and get help fast. I'm regularly on there!
All the sources files are included (PSDs): this means you can quickly replace my content with yours and use my designs without any strings attached!
Facebook group: get access to a private group of over 4000 people who regularly share their designs, insights, and comments.

Photoshop is not just about manipulating photos, making waist smaller or removing acne! Through this course you'll learn how to use it like the powerful tool it is and you'll be able to supercharge your career or personal projects.

About Christian Barin

  • I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor & Expert in Photoshop;

  • Bestselling author on Udemy with 6 years of teaching experience and over 190.000 students;

  • Incredible course reviews that are way above the category average as well as more minutes consumed by my students - this means my content kicks ass!

  • MOST IMPORTANT: I'm a business owner and content creator. I constantly need high quality designs for my projects. I know what people and businesses require in today's social media age so I created this course around those needs.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn Graphic Design and create beautiful content
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs who need all sorts of graphics for their projects
  • Bloggers, Youtubers, and content creators in general will benefit tremendously from this course
Course content
Expand all 155 lectures 13:38:46
+ Introduction
12 lectures 50:08
How to get help fast
02:24
Download the Course Workbook & Resources
00:02
Activity: Create your first Facebook Ad Design
07:59
Design Assets Explained
05:55
Best sources for design assets
07:42
Optional – Setting up Photoshop
05:54
Activity: Mix and Match Design Assets
03:57
+ Facebook Cover Project
9 lectures 47:47
Introduction
01:19
Project Settings & Aspect Ratios
07:45
Optional: Creating Text Assets From Scratch
04:39
Selecting Image Assets
06:43
Arranging the Assets on the Canvas
04:00
Designing the Cover
07:11
Typography for the Facebook Cover
06:43
Fine Tuning the Cover
06:21
Conclusion
03:06
+ Facebook Cover Project #2
9 lectures 45:25
Introduction
01:10
Analyze your assets and options
04:45
Setting the project’s foundation
04:40
Creating a neutral background with a noise texture
07:21
Sizing up the products correctly
04:41
Creating shadows for the products
05:36
Fine Tuning the Cover
03:46
Using vector graphics to create version 2
03:57
Creative Facebook cover iteration
09:29
+ Youtube Thumbnails
14 lectures 01:11:25
The connection between YouTube thumbnails & Views
01:31
The power of a mockup
06:52
The Absolute best way to design YouTube Thumbnails
04:09
Classic YouTube Thumbnail – Part 1
04:53
Classic YouTube Thumbnail – Part 2
06:14
Abstract YouTube Thumbnail – Part 1
05:44
Abstract YouTube Thumbnail – Part 2
06:31
Choose your own style
04:53
Before and After Thumbnail
07:22
Illustration-based Thumbnail – Part 1
05:09
Illustration-based Thumbnail – Part 2
05:01
Personal Brand Thumbnail
06:31
Text Behind & In Front of you
05:21
Conclusions
01:14
+ Instagram
14 lectures 01:06:38
Introduction
01:24
How to Post on Instagram from your Computer
02:05
Instagram Content Creation Hack
04:37
Clean Product Presentation – Part 1
05:21
Clean Product Presentation – Part 2
07:28
Instagram Mockups – Easy!
03:14
Inspirational Content – Part 1
05:31
Inspirational Content – Part 2
04:11
Black & White Content
07:42
Food Content
06:01
Personal Branding – Part 1
05:34
Personal Branding – Part 2
04:28
Content Striking Colors – Part 1
04:28
Content Striking Colors – Part 2
04:34
+ Facebook Ads
18 lectures 01:37:17
Introduction
01:10
Framing Facebook Ads & Quality Standards
05:50
Colorful Product Ad – Part 1
06:35
Colorful Product Ad – Part 2
05:18
Colorful Product Ad – Part 3
06:32
Colorful Product Ad – Part 4
05:48
The question of stock photos & freebies in FB ads
04:37
Vector Based Ad – Part 1
05:42
Vector Based Ad – Part 2
06:46
Vector Based Ad – Part 3
05:52
Vector Based Ad – Part 4
04:51
The Pros and Cons of People-based Facebook ads
05:48
People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 1
07:22
People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 2
06:12
People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 3
06:26
Best Facebook Ad Template – The Foundation
04:21
Best Facebook Ad Template – The Details
06:48
Conclusions
01:19
+ Business Cards
9 lectures 56:53
Introduction
03:22
Colorful Business card for the CEO – The essentials
05:46
Colorful Business card for the CEO – The details
05:33
Colorful Business card for the CEO – Beautiful Icons
06:40
What do ‘simple’ and ‘clean’ mean?
07:05
Personal Branding Business Card
06:59
Business Card Best Design Practices
06:22
Corporate Business Card – Foundation
07:14
Corporate Business Card – Icon Design
07:52
+ Design Beautiful CVs (Resumes)
10 lectures 51:49
CV (Curriculum Vitae) Designs in Today’s Market
04:18
Deciding on a CV style
04:26
Setting the foundation of the CV
06:47
Choosing a typeface – really important!
07:02
Rocking Typography
05:16
Gorgeous icons for your CV
05:33
Staying consistent in your design
05:11
Negative space in a CV design
05:49
Creating a timeline for your CV
06:05
Final Thoughts for the Clean CV Project
01:22
+ Beautiful CV Design
6 lectures 37:08
Creative CV Design
05:18
Modern Typography for a Creative CV
06:01
Use Freepik to make your CV stand out!
07:09
How to adjust vectors and add detailed icons
06:47
Fine-tuning the CV
05:37
The last 10% that makes all the differences!
06:16
+ Newsletters
10 lectures 51:30
Newsletters in today’s market
02:57
Newsletter styles
05:32
Colorful Newsletter in Mailchimp & Photoshop
05:34
Create a catchy newsletter hero-element in Photoshop
05:30
Adding extra details
04:07
The most important element: the CTA
05:33
Create effective layouts in Mailchimp
06:09
Inserting new content in Mailchimp
04:40
Balancing graphics with content
08:13
Design overview
03:15