Learn and apply design principles, color, and typography, to create practical projects in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS

Learn and apply graphic design principles, color, and typography for better designs, in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign!

Are you frustrated with the quality of your graphic designs, or wonder how graphic designers create effective content? Or do you simply want to learn more about graphic design or get started as a graphic designer?

In this course, you will learn and then apply design principles to create various graphic designs, including an online advertisement, an effective infographic, a gig poster with type as a design element, and an illustrative postcard design. You will learn how color schemes can be created and applied in graphic designs. You will also learn how effective typography can improve your designs as well.

You will use the industry-standard software for photo and raster editing (Photoshop), illustration and vector art (Illustrator), and publication design (InDesign) in this course to apply what you learn.

Course Structure

In the first few sections, you will learn about the overarching benefits of this course and then learn about various design principles such as proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast, balance, negative space, and rhythm. You will apply these design principles right away so you more effectively learn them. This will also allow you to learn design techniques.

In the color section, you will learn about effective color and then how to create color schemes in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. You will create a color wheel using Illustrator.

In the typography section, you will learn type terminology in order to know how to apply effective type. You will also learn best practices in editing and applying type.

All support files are included for the follow-along exercises and projects on design principles, color, typography, and projects. Bonus files are also included, such as photo and Photoshop brushes.

Skills Learning in this Course

  • Learn and apply graphic design principles to produce effective designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Learn and apply color theory and practices to produce effective designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Learn and apply effective typography to produce effective designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Design an online ad, design an infographic with effective color, create a gig poster with type as a design component, create an illustrative postcard.

Intended Audience

  • This course is for beginners who want to be introduced to graphic design principles and their applications or intermediate graphic designers who want to improve and learn even more.
  • This course is not for people with MFAs in Graphic Design or graphic designers already very familiar with design principles, color, and typography and who are experts at the Adobe design products.
  • This course isĀ for anyone who wants to create awesome graphic designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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Some Color, Typography, and Project Lessons
Contrast and Variety Lecture
Typography Lecture
Proximity and Grouping Lecture
Hands-On Project Example
Hands-On Project Example