Vectr: Beginner's Guide To Graphic Design
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Vectr: Beginner's Guide To Graphic Design

Learn the basics of theory and practice of vector graphics design with Vectr.
3.9 (87 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.
3,482 students enrolled
Created by Vlad Shvets
Last updated 11/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a free account with Vectr, free cross-platform vector graphics editing tool.
  • Understand core theoretical graphic design concepts
  • Navigate Vectr's dashboard and settings
  • Work confidently with layers and pages in Vectr
  • Create and edit images, text and curved paths
  • Use and manipulate filters, backgrounds, shadows
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Requirements
  • All you need to get started is the Internet connection! Vectr is absolutely free and easy to get started with.
Description

This course is intended to teach anyone how to create beautiful vector graphics designs using simple and intuitive tool Vectr. Throughout the course you will gain a solid understanding of graphic design concepts and confident skills using Vectr tools. You do not need any prior experience to get started with course.

Vectr is a free vector graphics design software which runs on web and desktop platforms Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome. 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just getting your feet wet in design for the first time — you’ll be up and running with Vectr in no time flat.

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Software Developers
  • Business Owners
  • Marketers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Small Businesses
  • Graphic Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Javascript Lovers
  • Vectr Fans
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction To Graphic Design With Vectr
3 Lectures 04:56

Welcome to our graphic design course for beginners! In this video we introduce the course and talk about everything you will be able to learn by taking this course. You can get started with Vectr here: https://www.vectr.com

Welcome to Vectr Course: Beginner's Guide
00:53

In this lesson we will make an overview of Vectr graphics editor and see what are the main features of it. You will learn that Vectr:

  • is free graphics editor
  • works both online and on the desktop
  • is simple and doesn't require previous experience 
Vectr Graphics Editor Overview
02:17

After completing the lecture you will know the difference between vector and raster graphics, as well as be able to explain how vector graphics editors differ from other design softwares. 

Graphic Design Core Concepts
01:46
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Getting Started with Vectr
4 Lectures 09:02

In this lesson we will create a free account at Vectr, and see how to sign up with your email, Facebook or Twitter. After completing this lesson, you will be the owner of the account at Vectr and know how to log in the application. 

Creating An Account With Vectr
02:18

After completing this lesson you will understand how to navigate the main dashboard of Vectr, and how to access the main settings in Vectr. 

Dashboard Navigation
01:31

This lesson introduces Vectr graphics editor. You will learn how to understand the user-interface of Vectr and where to find the main tools. After completing the lesson, you will be able to follow the course or create first basic designs in Vectr yourself. 

Vectr Editor Introduction
02:30

In this lesson you will learn about the importance of pages and layers in Vectr, and how Vectr projects are structured. You will be able to understand the structure of your graphic design projects after finishing this lesson. 

Work Canvas: Pages And Layers
02:43
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Creating Graphic Designs With Vectr
7 Lectures 16:38

You will learn how to select the designs, resize them, and rotate in Vectr. You will learn how to resize designs proportionally and edit them in a custom way. 

Selecting, Resizing And Rotating Designs
02:19

You will learn about the importance and functionality of workspace tools in Vectr. Workspace tools are: 

  • flip tools
  • geometry tools 
  • move forward/backward tools
Workspace Tools: Flip Tools, Geometry Tools, Forward/Backward
01:59

In this video we are going to learn how to create and edit straight and curved paths in Vectr. After finishing this lesson you will learn how to use one of the most powerful tools in graphic design - pen tool. 

Editing Paths
03:03

In this lesson you will learn how to edit images in Vectr and why it's different than most of the other tools you may have tried. You will learn how to edit images most effectively in order to create beautiful graphic design projects. 

Editing Images
02:21

Text is one of the most crucial parts of every graphic design project. You will learn in this lesson how you can edit and manipulate text in Vectr. You will also learn about the difference between bounded and unbounded text in Vectr. 

Editing Text
02:36

Changing corners radius is powerful and fun feature in Vectr. You will learn in this lesson how to round up the corners in Vectr shapes and paths. Remember the rule: any straight point can be rounded. If the point is curved - transform it into straight by double clicking the anchor point. 

Rounding Corners
02:48

In this lesson we will learn how to group layers and manipulate them together. Grouping also allows to lock or hide several layers together. 

Grouping Layers
01:32
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Filters And Backgrounds In Vectr
3 Lectures 10:25

We will learn how to add and remove the filters in Vectr. The filters in Vectr are: 

  • background 
  • border
  • shadow
  • inset shadow
  • opacity
Using Filters
01:33

We will drill down into the backgrounds in Vectr. In this lesson you will learn how to create color, image, or gradient backgrounds in Vectr. We will also see how to manipulate the backgrounds quickly. 

Adding Backgrounds
05:10

We will explore borders and shadows filters in Vectr. In this lesson you will learn how to add shadows and borders to Vectr projects, and how to best combine them with different backgrounds so it looks cool. 

Borders And Shadows
03:42
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Exporting And Sharing Your Work
2 Lectures 02:53

Once you are done creating your file, you would want to export it or share with your colleagues and friends. In this lesson you will learn to what you should pay attention when exporting the files in Vectr. 

Exporting Options
00:35

Designing is and must be a social activity. In this lesson you will learn how to share your designs via a unique and customizable URL, or export to desktop or print directly from Vectr.

Social And Direct URL Sharing In Vectr
02:18
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Conclusions
1 Lecture 00:22

Conclusions for the course and congratulations! You are most welcome to join our community group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vectr/

Thank You For Learning Graphic Design With Vectr!
00:22
About the Instructor
Vlad Shvets
3.9 Average rating
86 Reviews
3,482 Students
1 Course
Community Manager @ Vectr - Free Vector Graphics Editor

Vlad is a community manager of Vectr - free cross-platform vector graphics editor. He is passionate about creative marketing techniques, graphic design and empowering people to express their ideas and knowledge through visuals. Vlad aims to teach people how to create graphic design projects without any prior experience and using most appropriate and intuitive softwares available.