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Graphic Design Masterclass – Learn GREAT Design

The Ultimate Graphic Design Course Which Covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Design Theory, Branding and Logo Design
Instructor:
Lindsay Marsh
67,700 students enrolled
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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 2020 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

As you can see, this course is updated frequently with new lessons, projects and resources!

November 2020 – NEW!  16 page History of Typography Guide, 16 Page Color Theory Guide and 8 Page Font Pairing Guide!
October 2020 –
Updated Lessons!  Photoshop 2021 Neural Filter and Liquify Tools
August 2020 –
Updated Lessons!  Logo Design and Branding Project
July 2020 –
NEW!  How to work with Photoshop Mockups! 
June 2020 –
NEW!  How to Become a Graphic Designer 14 page Resource Guide and Lessons!
May 2020 – NEW!  InDesign Portfolio Builder Template!  
April 2020 –
NEW!  Entirely new Adobe InDesign Section including a cookbook project
April 2020 –
NEW!  Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes Section
March 2020 – NEW! A Guide to My Favorite Fonts and Where to Download Them
Jan 2020 –
NEW! Lessons: 2020 Design Trends: and how to create them
Nov 2019 –
NEW!Adobe Illustrator introduction and tools section (vector tracing worksheet)
Nov 2019 –
NEW!Photoshop section and Projects (including a new youtube thumbnail and book cover project)
Oct 2019 –
NEW!  11 page downloadable resource – The Guide to Grids
Oct 2019 –
NEW!  Color Theory and Color Harmony Lessons + new Downloadable Resources
July 2019 –
NEW!  Affinity Designer Section! Learn The Basic Tools and Differences Between Adobe Illustrator And Affinity Designer
May 2019 –
NEW! Downloadable Resources – the Anatomy of Typography poster and the Psychology of Color graphic!
April 2019 –
NEW Lessons: Finding Your Graphic Design Niche and Focus!

Graphic Design Master Class – Learn GREAT Design

Do you want to learn all the skills and techniques you need to create incredible designs?

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 practical real world projects? Than This class will be for you!

We will extensively review Typography, color theory, layout and composition, how to use photos in design, photo manipulations and editing and magazine layout designbranding 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 through amazing projects.

In Adobe Photoshop, we will review photo editing and manipulation techniques like how to cut objects out, duotones, changing color on objects, the liquify tool and we will create a compelling YouTube thumbnail with our newly learned photoshop skills as well as an entire book cover design project.

In Adobe Illustrator, we will master the pen tool by hand tracing simple and complex shapes. We will explore the power of the shape builder tool and In the end of this section, we will design a complete logo design. There is an entirely new introduction and tools section that has been added where we work through a 7 page vector tracing worksheet and in the end create a complex vector illustration using our newly learned illustrator vector tools. Lastly, we will put together an event flyer to practice our layout skills, and even work through the branding process and create a logo, business card and letterhead for a business.

We will will create a magazine layout in InDesign and learn the master pages tool to drastically speed up your design workflow when working with multiple paged layouts.

We will talk about branding basics, what makes a good logo? How do you extend your logo or brand to other marketing materials? 

I designed this extensive course to be gentle enough for new comers to design but detailed enough for everyone to get a TON out of this course.

New Mini-Course Added! (April 2019)
Discover Your Design Niche! 

Do you want to find out what design niche you should concentrate 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 are going to review some main core design categories and talk about what types of projects you will do and also what you will need to learn to leap into those design niches.

There are always more niches to discover but we will focus on the following in this mini-class:

Logo Design
Print & Editorial Design
Pattern Design and Illustration
Package Design
Branding Design
UX/UI Design
Social Media/Digital Graphic Designer

By the end of this class you will have a solid grasp of what each design niche entails. You will have confidence in choosing your top three focal niches to kickstart or enhance your design offerings and know what to learn next.

Important! The Course Guide & Downloadable .Zip File!

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IMPORTANT! The Course Guide, Overview & Downloadable Resources
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Exclusive Student Facebook Group - Post projects and join the discussion!

NEW! Lessons - How to Become a Graphic Designer

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

Graphic Design Theory

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The Anatomy of Typography

Make sure to download the resources along the way! The Anatomy of Typography poster and jpg are attached. Great tool for referencing a lot of the type specific terms I use throughout the theory section of this class.

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Different Type Styles
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Detailed Review and History of Serif Fonts
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Detailed Review - Sans-Serif Fonts
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Using Type in Layout and Design
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Font Pairing Basics
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Design Theory - INTERMISSION
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Working with Typography: Headlines and Multiple Word Phrases
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Working with Typography: Large Blocks of Text
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Color Theory: Color Wheel Basics and Color Harmony

Make sure to download the Color Harmony Chart! 

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The Psychology of Color
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NEW! Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes
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Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes - Part 2
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Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes - part 3
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EXTRA: Student Challenge - Exploring Color Palettes
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Photos in Design
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Layout and Blocking in Design
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Layout Theory: Layout and Design
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Layout Theory: Effective Layout
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Layout Theory: Introduction to Grids in Design
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Layout Theory: A Detailed Guide To Grids in Design
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Layout Theory: Design Themes on multiple pages/panels
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Small Design Details Matter In Design: Texture, Drop Shadows, Layering and Light
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Let’s Get Technical: Color Profiles, Sizes and Bleed

Adobe Photoshop Introduction and Tools

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Introduction to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
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Photoshop Introduction and Setup
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Introduction and Setup - Part 2
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Introduction and Setup - Part 3
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Photo Editing Basics
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Photo Editing Basics - Part 2
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Duotones and Gradients
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Cutting out and Isolating Objects
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Cutting out and Isolating Objects - Part 2
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The Amazing Content Aware Tool
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Spot Healing Brush Tool
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Layering Masks

Photoshop Editing and Manipulation - Intermediate Skills

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Changing Hair Color
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Changing Object Color
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NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools - Liquify and Photo Touchup
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NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools - Part 2
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NEW! The Neural Filter - AI Technology in Photoshop 2021
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Non-destructive Editing Part 1
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Non-destructive Editing - Part 2
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Student Question: How to use Warp Tool for 3-D Mock-ups

Photoshop Projects - YouTube Thumbnail

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Create a Dynamic Youtube Thumbnail
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Dynamic Youtube Thumbnail - Part 2

Photoshop Project - Book Cover Design

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Discovering Your Concept
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Our Cover Idea
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Photo Editing
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Non-destructive Editing (A review)
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Spine, Bleed and Exporting
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Exporting

EXTRA PROJECT!! Working with Photoshop Mockups

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Working with Photoshop Mockups - A Jacket
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Photoshop Mockups - Book Cover

EXTRA SECTION: 10 Tips from A Pro Designer

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10 Quick Tips from a Pro Designer
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Bonus Tip: Infographics

Adobe Illustrator Introduction and Basic Tools - The Tracing Worksheet

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Basic Introduction and Dashboard Setup
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Vector Tracing Worksheet - Creating Simple Shapes
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Vector Tracing Worksheet - Creating Complex Shapes
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Master the Pen Tool
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Pen Tool Practice
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Pen Tool Practice - Part 2
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Shape Builder Tool
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Offset Path Tool
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Offset Path Tool with Text
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Vector Illustration Project
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Extra Page: Grids and Pixel Art

Vector Space Badge Project

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Getting Started - Vector Tracing Our Rocket
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Vector Tracing Our Rocket - part 2
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Typography
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The Smoke Details - Adding Shadows
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Final Details

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

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Affinity Designer Introduction
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The Pen Tool and Other Tool Differences
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Using Personas
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Shape Builder Tool Alternative in Affinity Designer

Logo Design & Branding Theory

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Characteristics of Solid Logo Designs
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Logo Inspirations
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Mood Boards

NEW! Logo Design and Branding Project

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Logo Design - Client Brief
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Word Mapping
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Brainstorming in Vector
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