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Graphic Design (Expert Level)

Categories: Graphic Design
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What you'll learn

  • Have a deep understanding of typography, color theory, photos, layout, blocking and other design theory and skills
  • Understand and learn the essential tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Create logos and branding packages for potential clients
  • Learn photo editing and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop
  • Master the pen tool, shape builder tool and other essential vector design tools in Adobe Illustrator.
  • How to create editorial spreads and magazine layouts using Adobe InDesign
  • Understand solid logo design and ad design principles to create compelling campaigns and logos
  • Work through the entire package design process
  • Learn non-destructive editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop
  • Work through an event flyer design to understand strong type hierarchy, balance and overall design layout
  • Learn a few of the upcoming design trends for 2022 and how to create them!
  • Learn the history of fonts and typefaces and how to pair fonts
  • Learn the basics of Affinity Designer and learn the difference between Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer
  • Work through a 7 page vector tracing worksheet and feel confident creating a complex vector illustration by the end of this worksheet
  • NEW! Learn how to work with multiple page layouts in Adobe InDesign and create a cookbook cover and book
  • NEW! Learn the step-by-step process to becoming a graphic designer
  • NEW! Learn how to work with Photoshop Mockups to create great presentations
  • NEW! Learn word mapping and brainstorming techniques to increase your creativity in logo design and branding projects
  • NEW! Learn the Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop
  • NEW! Create Vector Art in Adobe Illustrator
  • NEW! Learn How to Encourage and Spark Creativity
  • NEW! How to create YouTube thumbnails and social media graphics
  • NEW! How to properly give and receive critiques and feedback
  • NEW! Understand how to create 3d objects and typography in Adobe Illustrator
  • NEW! Discover the latest 2022 updates to the Adobe software and understand the new artificial intelligence filters and tools
  • NEW! Learn how to predict future design trends and complete projects that use the most up to date trends
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Course Content

How to Become a Graphic Designer

  • What is Graphic Design? What Type of Projects Will I Do?
  • The Step-by-Step Process of Becoming a Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Theory

Adobe Photoshop – The Very Basics

Adobe Photoshop – Introduction to Photo Editing

Photoshop Intermediate Tools

Photoshop Editing and Manipulation – Intermediate Skills

Photoshop Projects – Double Exposure Effect

Photoshop Projects – YouTube Thumbnail

Photoshop Project – Book Cover Design

Adobe Illustrator Introduction and Basic Tools – The Tracing Worksheet

Vector Space Badge Project

(Optional) Introduction To Affinity Designer – An Adobe Illustrator Alternative

Logo Design & Branding Theory

Logo Design and Branding Project

Adobe Illustrator – Creating Vector Art – Blend, Transform and Repeat Tools

NEW! Adobe Illustrator 2022 Updates – 3D Tools

Adobe InDesign – Let’s Learn the Software!

InDesign PROJECT – Create a Cookbook

EXTRA! InDesign Portfolio Building Template

NEW! Design Trends 2022! With Student Design Projects!

Design Trends 2021 – 3 Student Projects – Still relevant today!

Design Trends for 2020! (Older but still Really Helpful)

Finding Your Design Niche!

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