Graphic Design Masterclass Learn GREAT Design

The Ultimate Graphic Design Course Which Covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Design Theory, Branding and Logo Design
Graphic Design Masterclass Learn GREAT Design
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28h 57m



Lindsay Marsh


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Last updated 11/2022



Graphic Design Masterclass Learn GREAT Design

What you’ll learn

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 2022 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
NEW! Learn the Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop
NEW! Create Vector Art in Adobe Illustrator
NEW! Learn How to Encourage and Spark Creativity
NEW! How to create YouTube thumbnails and social media graphics
NEW! How to properly give and receive critiques and feedback
NEW! Understand how to create 3d objects and typography in Adobe Illustrator
NEW! Discover the latest 2022 updates to the Adobe software and understand the new artificial intelligence filters and tools
NEW! Learn how to predict future design trends and complete projects that use the most up to date trends
NEW! Learn about the history of graphic design styles in the last 130 years

Graphic Design Masterclass Learn GREAT Design

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Access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign (Or Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher as an Alternative). I will be using the Adobe Creative Cloud versions, but those with older version can still get a lot out of this class. Those wanting to take the course with Affinity products will find some tools and names do differ so Adobe is preferred.
If you use Adobe products, I highly suggest using versions CS6 or higher to have a more smooth experience with the course, but not a requirement.
Software not Included


As you can see, this course is updated frequently with new lessons, projects and resources!November 2022 – NEW Section! The History of Graphic Design Styles! August 2022 – NEW Section! Learn to Create a Custom Brand Presentation Mockup in Adobe PhotoshopJanuary 2022 – NEW Section! Design Trends 2022! We will figure out how to predict future design trends and create three projects!  November 2021 – NEW Sections! Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 2022 update lessons and Adobe Illustrator 3D class Project! June 2021 – NEW Lesson! How to properly give and receive critiques and feedback April 2021 – NEW! Section on how to create YouTube Thumbnails! March 2021 – NEW! Video on How to Encourage and Spark CreativityMarch 2021 – NEW!  Section on The Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop 2021!March 2021 – NEW!  Section creating vector art in Adobe Illustrator 2021 using the new repeat tool and the blend tool. February 2021 – NEW!  Detailed section on Adobe Photoshop Photo editing basics – New projects added! January 2021 – NEW!  2021 Design Trends Section with three new student projects! 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 projectApril 2020 – NEW!  Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes SectionMarch 2020 – NEW! A Guide to My Favorite Fonts and Where to Download Them Jan 2020 – NEW! Lessons: 2020 Design Trends: and how to create themNov 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 ResourcesJuly 2019 – NEW!  Affinity Designer Section! Learn The Basic Tools and Differences Between Adobe Illustrator And Affinity DesignerMay 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 DesignDo 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 design, branding 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!  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 DesignPrint & Editorial DesignPattern Design and IllustrationPackage DesignBranding DesignUX/UI DesignSocial Media/Digital Graphic DesignerBy 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.


Section 1: Important! The Course Guide & Downloadable .Zip File!

Lecture 1 IMPORTANT! The Course Guide, Overview & Downloadable Resources

Lecture 2 Exclusive Student Facebook Group – Post projects and join the discussion!

Section 2: How to Become a Graphic Designer

Lecture 3 What is Graphic Design? What Type of Projects Will I Do?

Lecture 4 The Step-by-Step Process of Becoming a Graphic Designer

Section 3: Graphic Design Theory

Lecture 5 The Anatomy of Typography

Lecture 6 Different Type Styles

Lecture 7 Detailed Review and History of Serif Fonts

Lecture 8 Detailed Review – Sans-Serif Fonts

Lecture 9 Using Type in Layout and Design

Lecture 10 Font Pairing Basics

Lecture 11 Design Theory – INTERMISSION

Lecture 12 Working with Typography: Headlines and Multiple Word Phrases

Lecture 13 Working with Typography: Large Blocks of Text

Lecture 14 Color Theory: Color Wheel Basics and Color Harmony

Lecture 15 The Psychology of Color

Lecture 16 Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes

Lecture 17 Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes – Part 2

Lecture 18 Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes – part 3

Lecture 19 EXTRA: Student Challenge – Exploring Color Palettes

Lecture 20 Photos in Design

Lecture 21 Layout and Blocking in Design

Lecture 22 Layout Theory: Layout and Design

Lecture 23 Layout Theory: Effective Layout

Lecture 24 Layout Theory: Introduction to Grids in Design

Lecture 25 Layout Theory: A Detailed Guide To Grids in Design

Lecture 26 Layout Theory: Design Themes on multiple pages/panels

Lecture 27 Small Design Details Matter In Design: Texture, Drop Shadows, Layering and Light

Lecture 28 Let’s Get Technical: Color Profiles, Sizes and Bleed

Section 4: NEW!!! The History of Graphic Design Styles

Lecture 29 Introduction to the History of Style Movements

Lecture 30 Art Nouveau and Bauhaus

Lecture 31 Art Deco and Swiss Design Style

Lecture 32 Pop Art and the Future

Lecture 33 Student Project (You can come back after software training section if needed)

Section 5: Adobe Photoshop – The Very Basics

Lecture 34 Introduction to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Lecture 35 Adobe Photoshop Introduction and Basic Setup

Lecture 36 Adobe Photoshop – The Basics Worksheet – Part 1

Lecture 37 Adobe Photoshop – The Basics Worksheet – Part 2

Lecture 38 Adobe Photoshop – The Basics Worksheet – Part 3

Lecture 39 Basics – Working with Photos

Lecture 40 Basics – Brush Tool

Lecture 41 Basic Practice Project

Lecture 42 Basic Practice Project #2

Lecture 43 Extra Lesson: Smart Objects

Section 6: Adobe Photoshop – Introduction to Photo Editing

Lecture 44 Photoshop Photo Editing Basics

Lecture 45 Using Adjustments – The Hourglass Project

Lecture 46 Using Adjustments – The Hourglass Project – 2

Lecture 47 Using Adjustments – The Hourglass Project – 3

Lecture 48 Photoshop Editing – The Plant Photo

Lecture 49 Photoshop Editing – The Piano Photo

Lecture 50 The Amazing Camera Raw Filter

Lecture 51 Gradient Maps – 1

Lecture 52 Gradient Maps – 2

Lecture 53 Gradient Maps – 3

Lecture 54 Gradient Maps – Final

Lecture 55 Student Projects!

Section 7: NEW! How to Encourage and Spark Creativity

Lecture 56 How to Encourage and Spark Creativity

Section 8: Photoshop Intermediate Tools

Lecture 57 Duotones and Gradients

Lecture 58 Cutting out and Isolating Objects

Lecture 59 Cutting out and Isolating Objects – Part 2

Lecture 60 The Amazing Content Aware Tool

Lecture 61 Spot Healing Brush Tool

Lecture 62 Layering Masks

Section 9: Photoshop Editing and Manipulation – Intermediate Skills

Lecture 63 Changing Hair Color

Lecture 64 Changing Object Color

Lecture 65 NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools – Liquify and Photo Touchup

Lecture 66 NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools – Part 2

Lecture 67 NEW! The Neural Filter – AI Technology in Photoshop 2021

Lecture 68 Non-destructive Editing Part 1

Lecture 69 Non-destructive Editing – Part 2

Lecture 70 Student Question: How to use Warp Tool for 3-D Mock-ups

Section 10: Photoshop Projects – Double Exposure Effect

Lecture 71 Introduction Project – Man and the Mountains

Lecture 72 Part 2

Lecture 73 Second Project: The Cat and the Forest

Lecture 74 Select and Mask REVIEW

Lecture 75 Third Project – The Girl and the Road

Section 11: NEW! Adobe Photoshop – 2022 Updates!

Lecture 76 part 1

Lecture 77 part 2

Lecture 78 part 3 – Harmonization

Section 12: Photoshop Projects – YouTube Thumbnail

Lecture 79 Part 1 – Getting Started

Lecture 80 Seltzer Thumbnail Project – Part 2

Lecture 81 Seltzer Thumbnail Project – Part 3

Lecture 82 Travel Hacks – Thumbnail Project

Lecture 83 Graphic Design – Thumbnail Project

Lecture 84 Graphic Design – Thumbnail Project – Part 2

Section 13: Photoshop Project – Book Cover Design

Lecture 85 Discovering Your Concept

Lecture 86 Our Cover Idea

Lecture 87 Photo Editing

Lecture 88 Non-destructive Editing (A review)

Lecture 89 Spine, Bleed and Exporting

Lecture 90 Exporting

Section 14: How to Give and Receive Critiques and Feedback

Lecture 91 How to Give and Receive Critiques

Section 15: EXTRA PROJECT – Working with Photoshop Mockups

Lecture 92 Working with Photoshop Mockups – A Jacket

Lecture 93 Photoshop Mockups – Book Cover

Section 16: EXTRA SECTION: 10 Tips from A Pro Designer

Lecture 94 10 Quick Tips from a Pro Designer

Lecture 95 Bonus Tip: Infographics

Section 17: Adobe Illustrator Introduction and Basic Tools – The Tracing Worksheet

Lecture 96 Basic Introduction and Dashboard Setup

Lecture 97 Vector Tracing Worksheet – Creating Simple Shapes

Lecture 98 Vector Tracing Worksheet – Creating Complex Shapes

Lecture 99 Master the Pen Tool

Lecture 100 Pen Tool Practice

Lecture 101 Pen Tool Practice – Part 2

Lecture 102 Shape Builder Tool

Lecture 103 Offset Path Tool

Lecture 104 Offset Path Tool with Text

Lecture 105 Vector Illustration Project

Lecture 106 Extra Page: Grids and Pixel Art

Section 18: Vector Space Badge Project

Lecture 107 Getting Started – Vector Tracing Our Rocket

Lecture 108 Vector Tracing Our Rocket – part 2

Lecture 109 Typography

Lecture 110 The Smoke Details – Adding Shadows

Lecture 111 Final Details

Section 19: (Optional) Introduction To Affinity Designer – An Adobe Illustrator Alternative

Lecture 112 Affinity Designer Introduction

Lecture 113 The Pen Tool and Other Tool Differences

Lecture 114 Using Personas

Lecture 115 Shape Builder Tool Alternative in Affinity Designer

Section 20: Logo Design & Branding Theory

Lecture 116 Characteristics of Solid Logo Designs

Lecture 117 Logo Inspirations

Lecture 118 Mood Boards

Section 21: Logo Design and Branding Project

Lecture 119 Logo Design – Client Brief

Lecture 120 Word Mapping

Lecture 121 Brainstorming in Vector

Lecture 122 Picking Our Concepts

Lecture 123 Typography

Lecture 124 Typography – Part 2

Lecture 125 Symbol Refinement

Lecture 126 Different Variations and Orientations

Lecture 127 Color Exploration

Lecture 128 Color Exploration – part 2

Lecture 129 Business Card

Lecture 130 Business Card – Part 2

Lecture 131 Letterhead

Lecture 132 Logo and Branding Presentation Guide (downloadable resource attached)

Section 22: Create A Custom Brand Presentation Mockup

Lecture 133 Mockup Experiences

Lecture 134 Getting Started

Lecture 135 Part 2

Lecture 136 Part 3

Section 23: Logo Design Student Challenges: Pick Your Favorite Challenge!

Lecture 137 Create your Own Personal Logo and Brand

Lecture 138 Create a Logo for A Mobile Video App – Client Breif

Lecture 139 Create A Logo for A High-End Gym

Section 24: Adobe Illustrator – Creating Vector Art – Blend, Transform and Repeat Tools

Lecture 140 Introduction

Lecture 141 The Blend Tool

Lecture 142 Blend Tool with Text

Lecture 143 Repeat Tool

Lecture 144 Repeat tool – part 2

Lecture 145 Repeat Tool – Part 3

Lecture 146 Vector Art Student Project

Lecture 147 Polar Grid Tool

Section 25: NEW! Adobe Illustrator 2022 Updates – 3D Tools

Lecture 148 New 3D Tools in Illustrator 2022 – An Overview

Lecture 149 3D Class Project

Lecture 150 3D Class Project – Part 2

Section 26: Student Project Challenge

Lecture 151 Movie Poster Design Challenge

Section 27: The 5 Day Student Challenge!

Lecture 152 5 Day Challenge Introduction

Section 28: Adobe InDesign – Let’s Learn the Software!

Lecture 153 Layout Theory – Editorial Layouts

Lecture 154 Layout Theory – Editorial Layouts – part 2

Lecture 155 Adobe InDesign Introduction

Lecture 156 Adobe InDesign Basic Setup

Lecture 157 Basic Setup – part 2

Lecture 158 Basic Setup – part 3

Lecture 159 Art School Poster Project

Lecture 160 Editorial Spread Project

Lecture 161 Editorial Spread Project – Managing Large Blocks of Text

Lecture 162 Editorial Spread Project – Photos

Lecture 163 Editorial Spread Project – Final

Lecture 164 Paragraph and Character Styles

Lecture 165 Text Wrap

Lecture 166 Custom Text Wrap Project

Section 29: InDesign PROJECT – Create a Cookbook

Lecture 167 Cookbook Project Introduction

Lecture 168 Cookbook Project Front Cover

Lecture 169 3Cookbook Project Welcome Page

Lecture 170 Cookbook Project – Texture

Lecture 171 Cookbook Project – Recipe Spread

Lecture 172 Cookbook Project – Masterpages

Lecture 173 Cookbook Project – Exporting

Lecture 174 InDesign Packages

Lecture 175 InDesign – Tables, Adding URL Links and automatic page numbering

Section 30: EXTRA! InDesign Portfolio Building Template

Lecture 176 How to Use the InDesign Portfolio Builder Template

Lecture 177 Student Projects

Lecture 178 Projects Guide Pdf

Section 31: Bonus Lecture: What courses should I take NEXT? Discounts!

Lecture 179 Ready for the Intermediate Level Masterclass?

Lecture 180 The Ultimate Course Overview: Lindsay Marsh Courses + Discounts

Section 32: NEW! Design Trends 2022! With Student Design Projects!

Lecture 181 Design Trends 2022 Overview

Lecture 182 Trends in Typography

Lecture 183 Body Wash Package Design Project

Lecture 184 Part 2

Lecture 185 Part 3

Lecture 186 Photoshop Post Render Edits

Lecture 187 Creating A Dynamic Instagram Reel

Lecture 188 Soda Can Project

Lecture 189 Soda Can Mockup

Lecture 190 Extra – Project Demonstration

Section 33: Design Trends 2021 – 3 Student Projects – Still relevant today!

Lecture 191 Section Introduction

Lecture 192 Design Trends Color

Lecture 193 Design Trends Typography

Lecture 194 Design Trends 3D

Lecture 195 Design Trends UX/UI

Lecture 196 Condensed and Outlined Fonts Project – Lesson 1

Lecture 197 Condensed and Outlined Fonts Project – Lesson 2

Lecture 198 Condensed and Outlined Fonts Project – Lesson 3

Lecture 199 Glass Morphism Project – Lesson 1

Lecture 200 Glass Morphism Project – Lesson 2

Lecture 201 Glass Morphism Project – Lesson 3

Lecture 202 3D Typography Project – Lesson 1

Lecture 203 3D Typography Project – Lesson 2

Lecture 204 3D Typography Project – Lesson 3

Section 34: Design Trends for 2020! (Older but still Really Helpful)

Lecture 205 An introduction + Downloadable Resources!

Lecture 206 Typography Trends

Lecture 207 Skeuomorphism to Neumorphic design

Lecture 208 Hand-Drawn Assets

Lecture 209 Movement in Design

Lecture 210 Geometric Shapes

Lecture 211 Design Trends for 2019 – Section Intro & Downloadable Resources!

Lecture 212 Let’s Go 3-D!

Lecture 213 3-D Tools and software

Lecture 214 Getting started with 3-D In Adobe Photoshop

Lecture 215 Design Trends in Color

Lecture 216 Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

Lecture 217 Trends in Typography for 2019

Section 35: Finding Your Design Niche!

Lecture 218 NEW! Finding Your Design Niche Section Intro

Lecture 219 Getting Started

Lecture 220 Logo Design Niche

Lecture 221 Branding Niche

Lecture 222 Print Design & Editorial Design Niche

Lecture 223 Pattern Design Niche

Lecture 224 Package Design Niche

Lecture 225 UX/UI Design Niche

Lecture 226 Social Media Design Niche

Lecture 227 Student Project

Anyone interested in creating compelling and GREAT design.,Those interested in learning Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (Affinity Designer Too!),Those wanting to understand graphic design basics and theory paired with real world projects and applications,Those looking to learn logo design and branding techniques and execution,Anyone wanting to become a graphic designer part-time or full-time, or those who need design skills to elevate their current careers.,Those looking for a solid graphic design foundations course with the depth of an intermediate level course,Those wanting to learn the basics of Affinity Designer and learn the difference between Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer

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Udemy | English | 28h 57m | 30.07 GB
Created by: Lindsay Marsh

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