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Become a Professional Graphic Designer

Course Summary

Learn what you need to know to break into the world of graphic design.

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    Course Syllabus

    • 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
    • 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
    • Building Successful Layouts
      • Determining The Design's Message
      • The Terminology Of Type
      • Typeface Styles & Resources
      • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
      • Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact
      • Building Your Design's Colour Palette
      • Understanding Colour Spaces
      • Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts
      • Raster vs Vector Graphics
    • 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?
    • 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
    • Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion
      • Wrapping Up
    • Getting Started with Photoshop For Graphic Design
      • Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn
      • Understanding Raster Graphics
      • A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats
    • Getting Comfortable In The Photoshop Environment
      • A Tour Of The Photoshop Interface
      • Customizing & Saving Interface Workspaces
      • Opening & Creating New Documents
      • Zoom & Navigation Techniques
      • Multiple Undo With The History Panel
    • Resizing & Cropping Images
      • An Introduction To Resizing Images
      • Cropping Your Images
      • Using The Canvas Size Command
      • Introducing Free Transform
    • Creating & Working With Selections
      • Getting Started With Selections
      • Creating Elliptical Selections
      • Adding To & Subtracting From Selections
      • Transforming Selections
      • Floating Selections And Duplicating
      • Creating Selections With The Quick Selection Tool
      • Free Transforming Selections
    • Working With Layers
      • Introducing Layers
      • Pulling An Image Off It's Background
      • Combining Images Together
      • Rearranging, Resizing & Renaming Layers
      • Selections & Multiple Layers
      • Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill Layers
      • Getting Organized With Layer Groups
      • Introducing Text Part 1: Artistic Text
      • Introducing Text Part 2: Paragraph Text
      • Filtering Layers By Type
    • Retouching & Colour Correcting Photographs
      • Removing Red Eye From Photos
      • Removing Blemishes With The Clone Stamp Tool
      • Additional Touchup Tools: Spot Healing, Healing Brush & Patch Tool
      • Using Photoshop's Toning & Focus Tools
      • Using Photoshop's Auto-Correct Commands
      • Using Brightness/Contrast
      • Additional Colour Correction Commands
      • Non-Destructive Correcting With Adjustment Layers
    • Retouching & Colour Correcting Photographs
      • Getting Started With Photoshop Filters
      • Working With The Filter Gallery
      • Using Filters Non-Destructively
      • Introducing Layer Styles
    • Wrapping Up | Photoshop For Graphic Design
      • Where To Go From Here

Course Fee:
USD 99

Course Type:


Course Status:



1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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