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NOTE: To download the course files and resources, go to the Projects tab (next to the community tab) in this course and take a look at the bottom right for a downloadable set of zip files. This course is updated frequently with new lessons, projects, and resources! Graphic Design Masterclass: Learn GREAT Design Do you want to learn all the skills and techniques you need to create amazing designs? Do you want to know everything there is to know about Design Theory? Do you want to know the process of creating logos and branding packages? Are you intimidated by learning Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign and want to learn through hands-on, real-world projects? May this class be for you! Perfect for beginners in Graphic Design. We will extensively review typography, color theory, layout and composition, how to use photos in design, photo manipulations and magazine layout editing and design, branding and logo design, just to name a few. We also learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and do projects with real-world applications. Every designer needs to know and master these programs and this course makes sure you know the essential tools to power amazing projects. In Adobe Photoshop, we will review photo editing and manipulation techniques such as how to crop objects, duotones, change the color of objects, the liquify tool and create an attractive YouTube thumbnail with our newly learned Photoshop skills, as well as a complete book cover. design project. In Adobe Illustrator, we will master the pen tool by tracing simple and complex shapes by hand. We will explore the power of the shape builder tool and at the end of this section, we will design a complete logo design. There is a brand new introduction and tools section that has been added where we work through a 7-page vector tracing worksheet and, at the end, create a complex vector illustration using our newly learned illustrator vector tools. Lastly, we'll prepare an event flyer to practice our design skills and even work on the branding process and create a logo, business card, and letterhead for a company. We'll create a magazine layout in InDesign and learn the master pages tool to dramatically speed up your design workflow when working with multi-page layouts. We'll talk about the basics of branding, what makes a good logo? How do you extend your logo or branding to other marketing materials? I designed this extensive course to be gentle enough for newcomers to navigate, but detailed enough for everyone to get a TON out of this course. New Mini-Course Added! (April 2019) Discover your design niche! Want to know which design niche you should focus on? This is an exploratory mini-class added to the Graphic Design Masterclass course on Udemy (Section 15) that helps you find your next focus and explore many wonderful options for budding and established designers. We're going to go over some major design categories and talk about the types of projects you'll do and also what you'll need to learn to jump into those design niches. There are always more niches to discover, but in this mini class we will focus on the following: Logo Design Editorial & Print Design Pattern & Illustration Design Package Design Brand Design UX/UI Design Digital/Social Media Graphic Designer By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of what each design niche entails.
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