The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Designer

Find answers to all your questions and follow your passion. Learn everything you need to know to become a Designer!
3.8 (242 ratings) Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
14,143 students enrolled
Instructed by Martin Perhiniak Design / Other
$20
Take This Course
  • Lectures 60
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 14 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

About the course:

This course is the first and only comprehensive video tutorial guide on how to become a designer. You can learn a lot about the creative industry and the best way to start your career as a designer. It will answer questions like:

- Is it enough to be creative to be a designer?

- Is it better to be a freelancer or work full time?

- How much can you earn as a designer?

- How to find jobs in the creative industry?

- Which areas of design are recommend for you?

- How to enter and win design contests and so much more.

Join Martin and learn from his years of experience in the creative industry. This course provides a well structured and to-the-point guide to anyone who is planning to get into the creative industry.


The course includes:

- 56 instructional video tutorials

- Essential Skills for Designers & Career Guide PDF

- Design Terminology PDF

- Useful Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

- Collection of Useful websites for Designers PDF.


How long will the course take to complete?

This course will take only 2 hours to complete. It will save you a lot of time finding out everything you need to know about becoming a designer.


How the course is structured?

The course is structured into 56 videos, each explaining a specific topic important for a designer. It is recommended to watch the videos in order of the outline but you can also choose to watch them individually.


Why take this course?

This course will help you greatly if you ever considered to become a designer. It will help you to decide whether you are cut out for this career or not and it will show you the right way to get into the creative industry.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisite knowledge is needed to take the course.
  • No materials needed to take this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This course will guide you on your journey to become a designer.
  • Find answers to all your questions about becoming and being a designer.
  • You can learn a lot of invaluable insights and information about the creative industry.
  • This course will help you to take the first steps towards following your passion.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is recommended for anyone planning to become a designer but having doubts about being talented enough, don't know where to start or generally looking for some guidance.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Should I be a Designer?
What do I need to become a Designer?
Preview
04:41
What is it like to be a Designer?
Preview
01:56
How much can I earn as a Designer?
Preview
02:58
Costs of being a Designer
04:32
Freelancing vs Full time job
03:50
Where should I work?
04:06
Lifelong learning
02:02
Section 2: Workspace
Chair
01:53
Desk
02:42
Bookshelf
01:03
Pinboard
01:03
Desktop
00:56
Section 3: Tools
Computer and Screen
01:37
Storage and Backup
01:10
Wacom tablets and Pen displays
03:05
Camera
00:49
Mobile phones and Tablets
01:07
Section 4: Applications
Photoshop
Preview
04:56
Illustrator
01:07
InDesign
01:31
Acrobat
01:17
Lightroom
00:45
Bridge
00:35
Section 5: Essential Skills
Intro
Preview
01:27
Composition and Layout
02:00
Digital Image Theory
03:25
File Management
02:15
Layers
01:44
Colors
01:59
Selections
01:48
Masking
01:12
Pen tool
01:32
Adjustments
01:07
Image Editing and Filters
01:53
Brush Tool
01:19
Typography
01:40
Images in InDesign
01:14
Tracing Images
01:19
Camera RAW
02:43
Section 6: Specialization
Intro
00:36
Print Design
02:01
Web, Tablet and Mobile design
01:56
Photo Retouch
01:05
Digital Art
01:37
Section 7: Getting Recognized
Intro
00:40
Getting Inspired
04:05
Keep track of your tasks
01:47
Crowd-sourcing and contests
02:49
Sharing your work
01:22
Screen-casting and Blogging
02:01
Portfolio
03:33
Internship
01:34
Certfication
01:46
Creative CV
01:43
Applying for jobs and attending Interviews
03:21
Section 8: Conclusion
What's next?
02:12
Section 9: Useful Resources for Designers
Skills for Designers
1 page
Useful Design Terms
7 pages
Useful websites for Designers
1 page
Keyboard Shortcuts
5 pages

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Martin Perhiniak, Yes I'm a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor, and an incredibly talented teacher and one of the most popular author on Tuts+ Network. He has been teaching Adobe applications for several years in classrooms, online courses, seminars and shows around the World. Martin has worked as a designer with companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and DC Comics. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

Visit Martin's website and watch his Design Tip of the Week tutorials and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be updated about his latest projects.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course