Introduction to Graphic Design

Are you tired of learning Photoshop tricks without understanding how to apply the software to real design? Or maybe you just want to understand what really is design and how can you become a real designer?

Design goes way beyond software and there is a lot of theory behind it. In this introductory course, you'll learn the basics needed to create amazing and real design.

For this course, you won't need any sort of equipment or specific software. "Why? Isn't design just Photoshop?" you may ask, to which I answer "No, my dear reader! It is not!". By understanding the process behind what real designers do and understand, you will also be able to see what makes good design. Why is that logo appealing? Why does that poster grab my attention? How is it that I can understand that ad, even though nothing is written on it? After participating in this course, you'll finally understand more of design and gain the ability to see the world in a different way.

Resource Person:
Zayed Uddin
Graphics Designer.

Who Can Participate?
Anyone can join who has the interest to work with Introduction to Graphic Design.
  • Anyone interested in learning about design
  • Some creative skills (drawing, photography, etc.) are helpful and will definitely give you a better chance at becoming successful as a designer, but not required.
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  • No software needed!
  • No special equipment needed!
  • Bring an open mind and thirst for knowledge
Course Outline

Introduction to the course 2 Lectures

Getting comfortable with Photoshop: Making a Poster 9 Lectures

Photoshop Continued: Creating a Composite Image 6 Lectures
Getting comfortable with Illustrator: Typography Poster 5 Lectures
Logo Design: Create a Custom Logo for Your Business or a Client 12 Lectures
Create a Magazine Ad 9 Lectures
Getting Familiar with InDesign: Create an eBook 3 Lectures
Create a Custom Brochure 9 Lectures
Create Custom Business Cards 3 Lectures
Getting Online with Adobe Portfolio and Behance 4 Lectures
Next Steps and Resources 1 Lecture
Questions & Answers 1 Lecture