Graphic Design Masterclass Learn Graphic Design in Projects

Graphic design principles, typography, & color mastery using Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. For beginners & more!
Graphic Design Masterclass Learn Graphic Design in Projects
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3.35 GB
Total length :
3h 55m



Chad Neuman, Ph.D.


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Graphic Design Masterclass Learn Graphic Design in Projects

What you’ll learn

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.

Graphic Design Masterclass Learn Graphic Design in Projects


You will need a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud or have an older version of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator if you want to participate in the activities to put what you learn intro practice. Note: You can also try a 30-day free trial of the Adobe Creative Cloud.


Learn and apply graphic design principles, color, and typography for better designs! 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.
Instructor Qualifications
I’ve worked in graphic design at newspapers, magazines, and an award-winning advertising design firm. I’ve been managing editor of two graphic design magazines and a freelance graphic designer. For the past eight years, I’ve also taught graphic design at the university level.
Let’s get started learning and creating!
This course will enable you to be come a better graphic designer, whether you’re new to graphic design or simply want to improve. I’ll see you in the course!


Section 1: Welcome to the Exciting World of Graphic Design!

Lecture 1 Welcome! What Will You Gain From this Course?

Lecture 2 How to Get Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Lecture 3 Adobe Creative Cloud Versions and Customizing the Toolbar in Illustrator

Lecture 4 Become Familiar with the Graphic Design Software + Some Quick Wins

Lecture 5 Mac vs. PC: What to Know Regardless of Brand

Lecture 6 Join Our Facebook Group and Community for Graphic Design Feedback and Critique!

Section 2: Master Design Principles for Better Design: Part I

Lecture 7 Graphic Design as Powerful, Beautiful, Visual Communication

Lecture 8 Elements of Graphic Design

Lecture 9 Composition: Arranging for Aesthetics

Lecture 10 [ACTIVITY] Adjust Composition in a Photo and Layout

Lecture 11 The Beauty and Functionality of Alignment

Lecture 12 [ACTIVITY] Design an Aligned Grid Layout

Lecture 13 The Clarity of Negative Space or White Space

Lecture 14 [ACTIVITY] Use Negative Space Effectively

Lecture 15 The Clarity of Proximity and Grouping

Lecture 16 [ACTIVITY] Apply Proximity Effectively

Section 3: Master Design Principles for Better Design: Part II

Lecture 17 Hierarchy and Dominance for Guiding a Design

Lecture 18 [ACTIVITY] Apply Hierarchy and Dominance for Effective Design

Lecture 19 Scale and Proportion for Relevance and Relation in Design

Lecture 20 [ACTIVITY] Use Scale and Proportion for Effective Designs

Lecture 21 The Beauty of Symmetry, Asymmetry and Rhythm

Lecture 22 [ACTIVITY] Use Rhythm, Symmetry, and Asymmetry in Design

Lecture 23 The Pleasing Effect of Repetition and Consistency

Lecture 24 [ACTIVITY] Apply Effective Repetition and Consistency

Lecture 25 The Excitement of Variation and Contrast

Lecture 26 [ACTIVITY] Apply Effective Contrast and Variety in Graphic Design

Lecture 27 Unity and Gestalt in Graphic Design

Section 4: Amaze with the Beauty of Color: Color Theory and Application

Lecture 28 Learning about Color and Applying Color in Graphic Design

Lecture 29 Useful Color Terminology and Color Modes to Know and Apply

Lecture 30 Note: Finding Legacy Color Swatches

Lecture 31 Applying the Beauty of Color Harmony

Lecture 32 [ACTIVITY] Creating a Custom Color Wheel

Section 5: Typography: Understand and Apply Typographic Design

Lecture 33 Communicating with Beautiful Type: Typography’s Form and Function

Lecture 34 Type Terminology for Adjusting and Applying Type

Lecture 35 Typefaces and Best Practices

Lecture 36 [ACTIVITY] Create a Quote Design for Type Adjustment Practice

Section 6: More Practical Graphic Design Projects and Exercises

Lecture 37 Introduction to Practical Graphic Design Projects

Lecture 38 [ACTIVITY] Design a Clipping Mask Photo Text Online Ad

Lecture 39 [ACTIVITY] Create an Infographic with Effective Color

Lecture 40 [ACTIVITY] Create a Gig Poster with Type as a Design Component

Lecture 41 [ACTIVITY] Create an Illustrative Postcard Design, Part 1

Lecture 42 [ACTIVITY] Create an Illustrative Postcard Design, Part 2

Section 7: Conclusion: Graphic Design Summary and Extra Resources

Lecture 43 Conclusion: The Beauty and Utility of Graphic Design

Lecture 44 Bonus: Photos and Custom Brushes

Lecture 45 Bonus: Learn Even More in My Other Courses!

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 is for anyone who wants to create awesome graphic designs in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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Created by: Chad Neuman, Ph.D.

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