The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course

Learn Graphic Design Theory and the Basic Principles of Color Theory, Typography, Branding, Logo Design, Layout & More!
The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course
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Lindsay Marsh


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The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course

What you’ll learn

You will have intermediate to expert level knowledge of graphic design theory that you will immediately be able to apply to your career, job, hobby, or company.
You will be given a major overview of the most common graphic design practices and the thought process behind these principles.
You will be given real-world, applicable projects that you can follow along with and practice.
You will achieve the experience and knowledge to take graphic design fundamentals and apply them in your everyday life.
You will learn color theory and how it applies to the world around us, from products and art to branding and advertising.
You will learn typography theory and how type plays a major role in both print mediums and digital media.
You will learn photography composition and how it interacts with graphic design elements to create stunning looking artwork.
You will learn layout, user interface and experience design, and composition to understand how to control what you want the viewer to see.
You will learn about logo design and branding, and the way that you or your company can use these ideas to get in the eyes of more people.
You will learn about past and current design trends that you can use as a source for creating your own original work.
You will learn about the legal side of design and how you can take safe measures to make sure you are following the proper laws of copyright and trademarks.
Learn the Step-By-Step process to becoming a graphic designer
NEW! Learn some 2021 design trends to look out for with three new student projects

The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course


This course is for beginners to graphic design theory and for anyone who wants to learn the basic principles of color theory, typography, layout design, photography, logo design, branding, and more as it relates to graphic design.
You will learn intermediate and advanced terminology that you can use to incorporate in graphic design, user interfaces, mobile app design, logo design, t-shirt design, and other digital or print mediums.
Though programs like Adobe Photoshop CC and Canva are used throughout this course, you will not need them unless you would like to follow along. The principles outlined in this course are transfereable to many applications, both digital and physical.
Project files and resources can be found in available lessons located directly in this course.


NEW SECTION! 2022 Design Trends and Practical Projects added! Learn Graphic Design Theory in this New Course!Many people want to become designers but don’t know the basic fundamentals of design at all.It can takes years to piece together different ideas to truly begin to understand how it even works.but it doesn’t have to be like that.By understanding the foundations of color, typography, layout, composition, branding, and other fields of study in the graphic design realm, you can propel yourself from a beginner to an expert, just by having the right education.You have found the perfect course for learning graphic design. It doesn’t matter if you have no experience at all, this course was designed to teach you design theory in the most effective means necessary.  With over 4.5+ hours (and counting) of video and practical projects to follow along with, this course is JAM PACKED with information to help you learn this graphic design theory!The videos build on one another so that as you work through this course, you will understand more and more!Pretty sweet, huh?  :)Not only that, but this course is also designed so that if you already know some design theory and just need help with a specific principle, you can skip directly to that topic!  So who can benefit from learning graphic design theory?The fundamentals of design are useful for a lot of careers, industries, and hobbies. It doesn’t matter if it’s logo design, web design, social media, user interface design, advertising, product design, printing, or t-shirts. This course will cover ideas that can be used in any niche!Each section goes into specific detail of the main principle being taught so that you get in-depth knowledge of that theory.This course will cover:The Basics of Graphic DesignColor TheoryTypographyLayoutCompositionUser Experience BrandingLogo DesignPhotography in Graphic DesignModern Trends and ThemesThe Legal Side of Graphic Designand much, much more!Other great stuff you might want to know..Not only will you get over 5+ hours of video content (and counting) and lessons, project files, and a new life skill, you will also have direct communication with the instructors to help you along.This includes direct messages, discussions, and specialized projects in the course that will allow you to interact with the instructors and others. There is even a facebook group to connect with Lindsay and I and other students to ask questions, get feedback and participate in design challenges. Feeling lost?  Don’t worry, we are here for you!As they say, “Come for the course, stay for the community.”What else is there to know?Well there is that little 30 day money back guarantee thing.That basically means that if you don’t enjoy this course for any reason at all, you can get a full refund up to thirty days since the time you purchase it.It’s a win-win situation!and we applaud winners.So what are you waiting for?!The time is now to stop procrastinating and begin learning graphic design theory so that you can take full advantage of everything that it has to offer!Enroll now in this course and get started!


Section 1: Welcome to Graphic Design Theory for Beginners

Lecture 1 Course Guide

Lecture 2 You’re Invited to be a part of an exclusive facebook group for this course

Section 2: NEW! How To Become A Graphic Designer – The Full Guide

Lecture 3 Introduction to Graphic Design

Lecture 4 Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Graphic Designer

Section 3: Color Theory

Lecture 5 Color Theory in Design

Lecture 6 Seeing the World through Color

Lecture 7 Color Mixing and Systems

Lecture 8 Color for Digital and Print Media

Lecture 9 Color Selections and Methods

Lecture 10 Color Harmonies and Meanings

Lecture 11 Create a Mood Board with Canva

Lecture 12 Selecting Color for a New Design

Lecture 13 Create a Duotone Effect with Photoshop

Section 4: Typography Theory

Lecture 14 Typography in Design

Lecture 15 Type Anatomy

Lecture 16 Type Styles – Serif Fonts

Lecture 17 Type Styles – Sans-Serif Fonts

Lecture 18 Kerning and Spacing

Lecture 19 Type Hierarchy

Lecture 20 Font Pairing

Lecture 21 Font Pairing Practice

Lecture 22 Font Pairing Practice – Long Headlines

Lecture 23 Font Pairing Practice – Different Styles

Section 5: Putting together A Simple Social Media Graphic

Lecture 24 Project – Create a Simple Social Media Graphic

Section 6: Photography Theory

Lecture 25 Photography in Design

Lecture 26 The Basics of Photography

Lecture 27 Composition and Layout

Lecture 28 Typography and Photography

Lecture 29 Color Theory in Photography

Lecture 30 Where to Find Images

Lecture 31 Resource: Where to Find Images

Lecture 32 How to Cut Out a Subject from a Photo

Lecture 33 How to Create an Advertisement in Canva

Section 7: Layout Theory

Lecture 34 Layout and Design

Lecture 35 Effective Layout

Lecture 36 Grids and Blocking

Lecture 37 A Detailed Study of Grids in Layout Design

Lecture 38 Design Theme

Lecture 39 Editorial Spread Design – Part 1

Lecture 40 Editorial Spread Design – Part 2

Lecture 41 UX Design

Section 8: Logo Design and Branding

Lecture 42 The Characteristics of Strong Logo Designs

Lecture 43 Clever Logo Inspirations

Lecture 44 The Entire Brand

Lecture 45 The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas – Part 1

Lecture 46 The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas – Part 2

Lecture 47 The Ideation Process: Sketching Out Ideas – Part 3

Section 9: The Legal Side of Design – Properly Using Photos, Fonts, and Resources

Lecture 48 Properly Using Photos, Fonts, and Resources

Lecture 49 Fonts

Lecture 50 Photos

Lecture 51 Resources


Lecture 52 Other Courses Lindsay Marsh Teaches

Section 11: NEW! Design Trends 2022! With Practical Projects!

Lecture 53 Design Trends Overview

Lecture 54 Typography Trends in 2022

Lecture 55 Body Wash Project Part 1

Lecture 56 Body Wash Project Part 2

Lecture 57 Body Wash Project Part 3

Lecture 58 Body Wash Project Part 4

Lecture 59 Instagram Reel Project

Lecture 60 Soda Can Project

Lecture 61 Soda Can Project – Mockup

Lecture 62 Extra – Package Design (bag) demonstration

Section 12: Design Trends 2021 and Student Projects! Last year but still very relevant!

Lecture 63 Section Preview

Lecture 64 Color

Lecture 65 Typography

Lecture 66 Frosted Glass – Glassmorphism

Lecture 67 3D Typography

Lecture 68 Project #1 – Condensed Typography – Social Media Project – Part 1

Lecture 69 Project #1 – Condensed Typography – Social Media Project – Part 2

Lecture 70 Project #1 – Outlined Typography – Social Media Project – Part 3

Lecture 71 Project # 2 – Glassmorphism – Part 1

Lecture 72 Project # 2 – Glassmorphism – Part 2

Lecture 73 Project # 2 – Glassmorphism – Part 3

Lecture 74 Project #3 – 3D Typography in Adobe Dimensions – Part 1

Lecture 75 Project #3 – 3D Typography in Adobe Dimensions – Part 2

Lecture 76 Project #3 – 3D Typography in Adobe Dimensions – Part 3

Section 13: Design Trends for 2020 (Older but still has some great projects)

Lecture 77 An introduction + Downloadable Resources!

Lecture 78 Trends in Typography

Lecture 79 Skeuomorphism to Neumorphic design

Lecture 80 Hand-Drawn Assets

Lecture 81 Movement in Design

Lecture 82 Geometric Shapes

This course is specifically design for beginners interested in graphic design theory. Philosophies and practical projects are given so that you not only understand the reasoning behind the theory, but you also get a chance to practice it to.,This course is great for:,- Graphic Designers,- Website Designers,- Logo Designers,- UI / UX Designers,- Product Designers,- T-Shirt Designers,- Businesses,- Marketers,- Social Media Experts,any anyone else interested in learning the fundamentals of graphic design theory!

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Udemy | English | 10h 7m | 10.43 GB
Created by: Lindsay Marsh

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