About This CourseBeginner
This graphic design fundamentals course was developed for anyone who wants to understand great design and how to practically apply it to real world projects. The goal is to take what you learn from this course and start to build a portfolio of projects that use solid graphic design principles.
If you are ready to tackle the full course! I go over the basics of Canva, a cloud based design tool that can help you hop right into design and layout in a matter of minutes. We will use Canva throughout this course as the design software of choice because of its ease of use. Feel free to skip module 2 if you already feel comfortable with Canva!
TYPOGRAPHY: This class will conquer the world of typography and fonts. We will learn font types, pairing, styles, and how to use typography in layout and design. We will even create a poster only using the power of typography.
PHOTOS and IMAGES: Next, we will dive into the powerful and emotional world of photography in design. What is good photography and how do we incorporate this into our designs? How do we use filters and effects to add to the emotional impact of a design and lastly, we will create a book cover using photos as our main attraction.
COLOR: When talking about solid design principles. Color will be one of the most powerful tools we can use. We will Learn basic color theory, how to set the tone with color usage, finding the right color palette, creating mood boards to source of color choices and finally we will create a logo and apply our chosen color pallet.
LAYOUT: What brings all of these elements together is fantastic and balanced layout and blocking. We will review basic layout principles and start to apply everything we have learned in the class to practical projects including creating a social media graphic, a flyer and finally a full front and back tri-fold brochure.
RESOURCES: Resources are an important part of your arsenal. We will review photo copyrights, free resources and even where I go for dependable paid resources for stock photography and fonts.
PORTFOLIO BUILDING: In the end of this class, you will be tasked to tackle several projects that will be the beginning of your portfolio that will show off great solid design principles and can help you land your next big opportunity.
What are the requirements?
- Access to Canva, FREE or Paid
What will I learn?
- The goal is to take what you learn from this course and propel your future career or start a new one in a field involving design.
- You will be able to start building your portfolio by creating practical real world projects
- You will created a book cover, brochure, logo, business card, flyer and poster by the end of this course
- Understand great design principles in the areas of typography , photography, layout and composition
Who is the target audience?
- Anyone who wants to learn and practice GREAT graphic design through lessons and then apply them to practical REAL world projects
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to compose typography, learn the concept of colors, and review design photos and layout.
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What Is Graphic Design?
Let’s Get Comfortable With Canva: Type And Shapes
Let’s Dive Deeper Into Canva: Photos
The Layering System And Working With Templates
Opening And Savings Documents In Canva
Using Typography In Layout And Design
Let’s Create A Poster Using Only Typography!
Let’s Create A Business Card And Practice Type Hierarchy
Photography And Design
Photo Filters And Effects
Let’s Create A Book Cover: Part 1
Let’s Create A Book Cover: Part 2
Basic Color Theory
Colors And Emotions
Finding The Right Color Palette
Let’s Design A Logo – Applying Our New Color Pallet To A Logo Design: Part 1
Let’s Design A Logo – Applying Our New Color Pallet To A Logo Design: Part 2
Basic Layout Principles
Let’s Practice By Creating A Social Media Graphic!
Let’s Practice By Creating A Flyer!
More Layout Practice – Let’s Create Brochure: Part 1
More Layout Practice – Let’s Create Brochure: Part 2
Finding FREE Graphic Resources
Finding PAID Graphic Resources