Make Money With Photoshop: Logos, Business Cards & Brochures

An in-depth tutorial that will teach new and advanced users alike how to create 3 stunning products for profit.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

Photoshop really isn't that difficult. 

I taught myself Photoshop when I was 14 years old because I was bored so there's absolutely no way that you can't become great at it if a 14 year old did it, and this course is going to make sure of that. I've made my bread and butter for the last few years through reselling 3 crucial products : logos, business cards and brochures. 

The demand for these 3 products will never die as long as businesses exist and that's good news for the graphics designer such as yourself. This course outlines the necessary elements needed to create an effective logo, a stunning and professional business card and an outstanding brochure that your clients can use for marketing.

What makes this course unique? It's simple. This course teaches you three of the most in-demand products required by small and major businesses alike. This makes the course not only very applicable in the real world, but a great place to start for anyone looking to freelance or entering the graphics design world. 

At the end of the course, you will be able to :

-  Develop a strong understanding of the tools, filters and techniques necessary to create professional level work and how to implement them appropriately.

-  Create professional logos for clients using the techniques taught in the course and how to present them in various formats based on the needs of the client (jpeg, png, pdf).

-  Create effective business cards for clients using self-made templates and guidelines and learn how to incorporate logos in order to attain a desired product.

-  Create outstanding marketing material in the form of brochures that your clients can utilize to market their products/services.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to have Adobe Photoshop CS2 or any version above. Most versions of Photoshop below CS2 should work fine, but for course's sake CS2 and above will suffice
  • A drawing tablet is an asset, but not necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn all the basics of Photoshop from scratch and leave the course knowing all the fundamentals required to begin a career in graphic design, or just a hobby
  • Understand how the most important of tools in Photoshop are used and how to maximize their usability
  • Become well versed in Photoshop terminology, shortcuts and design rules
  • Understand how layers work and how different layer modes can impact the overall look of a project
  • Create custom logos for businesses using simple techniques taught in the course
  • Create professional level business cards for clients and understand the importance of setting up guidelines prior to starting any project
  • Create versatile, marketable material for clients that not only looks great but is simple to create and can be reused time and time again. An invaluable asset to have for anyone servicing small businesses
  • Critique, judge and understand the essentials of making an effective and to-the-point logo
  • Develop a deeper understanding of what clients want and how to achieve the desired look
  • Create ready-to-print files and learn what specific file types are appropriate for certain requests (business cards, flyers, other printables)

What is the target audience?

  • If you know nothing about Photoshop and want to develop a skill that you can apply in order to generate income, you should take this course
  • If you already know a bit about Photoshop and want to understand the essentials of good logo, business card and brochure design, you should definitely take this course
  • If you're interested in the idea of freelancing or currently are a freelance artist, this course is for you
  • If you have a passion for creativity and enjoy sketching, painting, or have any other creative outlet (or perhaps don't), this course is definitely for you

What you get with this course?

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

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
04:15

This lecture provides a general overview of the course including the prerequisites, requirements and any other additional material necessary to partake in this course.

Section 2: Section 1 - The Fundamentals of Photoshop
02:55

This lecture provides students a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of Photoshop. It goes over the differences between a raster based program and a vector based program as well as a few key components of Photoshop.

12:19

In this lecture, we learn about some of the most important and frequently used tools in Photoshop. Each tool plays an important role and has a specific function. This lecture demonstrates those capabilities and shows students how each tool can be implemented in the design process.

13:53

In this lecture, we learn about some of the most important and frequently used tools in Photoshop. Each tool plays an important role and has a specific function. This lecture demonstrates those capabilities and shows students how each tool can be implemented in the design process.

20:12

In this lecture, we learn about some of the most important and frequently used tools in Photoshop. Each tool plays an important role and has a specific function. This lecture demonstrates those capabilities and shows students how each tool can be implemented in the design process.

Section 3: Section 2 - Logos
07:07

In this lecture, we learn about the key factors that make a logo design successful and how they can be implemented in order to achieve a desired result. Students will learn about the various elements that a logo should demonstrate necessary to meet industry standards.

17:21

In this lecture, students will be presented with a scenario depicting a real life situation between the designer and the client. Students will learn about setting up a canvas using guidelines in Photoshop and the initial design process of creating a logo.

18:52

A continuation of lecture 7, this lecture further develops upon the design process of a logo. Students will learn about the importance of using gradients in their designs its composition can affect the overall look of a design.

22:54

Adding on to the previous lectures, part 3 demonstrates how various shapes and tools can be used to achieve a desired result. Students will learn how to implement various shapes in their designs and alter them appropriately.

28:32

Part 4 of creating your logo. In this lecture, students will learn the importance of rasterizing text and shapes. Also touched upon in this lecture are the various blending options that can be applied to shapes such as drop shadow, bevel and emboss and stroke.

Section 4: Section 3 - Business Cards
05:30

This is a brief lecture that explains the key elements that comprise a business card. This lecture is meant to give students a better understanding of what business cards have become and how they have evolved in the modern era. Students will also learn how to set up their canvas' prior to designing. 

09:55

In this lecture, students will be presented with a scenario resembling a lifelike situation depicting a transaction between the designer and the client. Students will learn to integrate social media into business cards as well as creating the design of the card from scratch using the text tool and the artwork provided.

12:23

In this lecture, students will be presented with a scenario resembling a lifelike situation depicting a transaction between the designer and the client. Students will learn to integrate social media into business cards as well as creating the design of the card from scratch using the text tool and the artwork provided.

10:35

In this lecture, students will be presented with a scenario resembling a lifelike situation depicting a transaction between the designer and the client. Students will learn to integrate social media into business cards as well as creating the design of the card from scratch using the text tool and the artwork provided. In this lecture, we conclude this section by finalizing the design of the card.

Section 5: Section 4 - Brochures
07:03

This lecture provides students with a thorough introduction to the significance of brochures and how they are implemented in the business world. It will give students an overview of all the aspects of a brochure while providing students with key information to keep in mind during the design process.

14:40

Students will be presented with a lifelike scenario once again in this lecture and will have to follow along in order to create the ideal brochure for the situation. This lecture demonstrates how to set up a canvas appropriately, explains the differences between the various types of brochures and portrays the techniques necessary to begin the design process.

24:31

This lecture is a continuation of the previous sections in designing a brochure. Students will learn how to blend images and the importance of text composition within their designs.

24:21

In this lecture, students will be designing the interior of the brochure. Many of the same techniques taught in the previous lectures will be demonstrated once again. The importance of proper image placement is stressed in this lecture and students will be shown how to incorporate various images into their designs while maintaining a balance in the overall look and visual appeal.

10:18

In this lecture, students will be designing the interior of the brochure. Many of the same techniques taught in the previous lectures will be demonstrated once again. The importance of proper image placement is stressed in this lecture and students will be shown how to incorporate various images into their designs while maintaining a balance in the overall look and visual appeal. This lecture is a conclusion of this section.

Section 6: Course Review
12:16

This is a conclusion to the course. This lectures serves as a review of the most fundamental tools in Photoshop and explains once again to students how they are to be implemented in their designs.

10:56

This is a conclusion to the course. This lectures serves as a review of the most fundamental tools in Photoshop and explains once again to students how they are to be implemented in their designs.

15 questions

This quiz is intended to test your knowledge on the basics of Adobe Photoshop.

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Instructor Biography

Moosa Mateen, Toronto Based Business Student, Graphic Design Guru

Hola, Salaam, Namaste and Bonjour!

My name's Moosa Mateen and I'm currently a business student in my 3rd year in University. Now you're probably wondering "what is a business student doing teaching graphic design? Shouldn't you be learning microeconomics and things about the business cycle?". Well, you're very correct, however, design is my hobby and a passion. I've been sketching and doodling since I was 5 years old and its something that has stuck to me ever since. I've won numerous art and design competitions since grade school and have been engaged in freelance work since I was 12. I was never in a design program academically, but rather, have pursued design on my own time and that is one of the reasons that I am so passionate about design work. I have worked on large scale projects such as creating logos for real estate agents at brokerages in Toronto and also help my own dad out from time to time with his own web design and artwork. I hope to share my enthusiasm and creativity through teaching at Udemy and in doing so, also wish that my lectures prove beneficial for beginners and advanced artists alike.

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