Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.
The Ultimate Crash Course on Graphic Design
- Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
- Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
- Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
- Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer
Graphic Design for All
This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarising you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.
You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.
As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.
On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away.
What Will I Learn?
- To learn what graphic design is and how to become a graphic designer
- Learn what a graphic designer does on the job
- Learn the principles of great graphic design
- Learn graphic design as it relates to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat
- Learn graphic design for the web using Dreamweaver
- Learn visual communication fundamentals
- Learn successful layout in graphic design
- Learn how to get a job as a graphic designer
Introduction to Graphic Design
Hello And Welcome (1:40)
What Is Graphic Design? (4:39)
Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers? (12:21)
Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore (6:43)
Visual Communication Fundamentals
What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing (2:06)
Organizing Information In Your Layouts (14:10)
Using Alignment To Your Advantage (12:14)
Setting The Design's Rhythm (12:43)
Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace (5:47)
Creating Visual Interest With Contrast (10:52)
Designs That Work And Don't Work (8:24)
Building Successful Layouts
Determining The Design's Message (8:12)
The Terminology Of Type (10:47)
Typeface Styles & Resources (8:24)
Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy (11:32)
Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact (4:43)
Building Your Design's Colour Palette (8:03)
Understanding Colour Spaces (6:50)
Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts (7:46)
Raster vs Vector Graphics (4:26)
The Tools To Put It All Together
An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade (9:53)
Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools (6:49)
Web Design Tools & Software (7:02)
HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science? (3:25)
Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer
Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance (6:51)
Getting Started And How To Land Work (9:33)
Joining The Design Community (2:58)
Finding Continued Inspiration (2:28)
Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion
Wrapping Up (1:22)
Who is this course for?
- Aspiring graphic designers
- Web designers
- Free trial or education versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver
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