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.
Introduction to Graphic Design
Hello And Welcome
What Is Graphic Design?
Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers?
Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore
Visual Communication Fundamentals
What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing
Organizing Information In Your Layouts
Using Alignment To Your Advantage
Setting The Design’s Rhythm
Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace
Creating Visual Interest With Contrast
Designs That Work And Don’t Work
Building Successful Layouts
Determining The Design’s Message
The Terminology Of Type
Typeface Styles & Resources
Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
Understanding Colour’s Psychological Impact
Building Your Design’s Colour Palette
Understanding Colour Spaces
Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts
Raster vs Vector Graphics
The Tools To Put It All Together
An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade
Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools
Web Design Tools & Software
HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science?
Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer
Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance
Getting Started And How To Land Work
Joining The Design Community
Finding Continued Inspiration
Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion
Free trial or education versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver.
Who is this course for?
- Aspiring graphic designers
- Web designers
You are able to pay in full upfront, or in monthly installments (subject to a credit check.)
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