Become a Professional Graphic Designer

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Learn tools and techniques for visual communication with this Become a Professional Graphic Designer course! Featuring some of Adobe’s most popular applications, 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.

Length: 3.5 hrs

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Description

Become a Professional Graphic Designer is the ultimate crash course on graphic design!

Course Highlights:

  • Explore 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

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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.

As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, with this Become a Professional Graphic Designer course, 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.

Who Should Take This Course?
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 graphic designer by familiarizing you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you’ll need to know.

Tools Used:
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.

Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve color, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.

Adobe Dreamweaver: Dreamweaver is a web design application that supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more – allowing you to build responsive websites quickly and easily.

CHAPTER 1: 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

CHAPTER 2: 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

CHAPTER 3: BUILDING SUCCESSFUL LAYOUTS
Determining The Design’s Message
The Terminology Of Type
Typeface Styles & Resources
Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
Understanding Color’s Psychological Impact
Building Your Design’s Color Palette
Understanding Color Spaces
Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts
Raster vs Vector Graphics

CHAPTER 4: 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?

CHAPTER 5: 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

CHAPTER 6: BECOMING A GRAPHIC DESIGNER – CONCLUSION
Wrapping Up

Geoff BlakeGeoff Blake is an award-winning instructor with nearly 20 years of experience creating online video courses. His goal is to help people gain serious web skills, helping them to expand their business, develop their projects, and yeah – make more money!

Geoff is a published author, having written ‘Ten Ton Dreamweaver’ with Peachpit Press. He also held a professorship at Seneca college, and ran graphics workshops at George Brown and Humber colleges in Toronto.

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