Who This Class is For
What You'll Learn
Why Care About Good Design?
We all know beautiful sites are a dime a dozen these days, and hideous sites are even more frequent. Do you add great sites to your bookmark collection or pinterest board frequently? Maybe you peruse Siteinspire and gush over the latest and greatest in web design. The most beautiful sites are always easy to use, clean and refreshing. Their effortless appearance makes you say, “I could design something like that, right?”. Wrong.
Just kidding, you’re right! With a few simple photoshop tips and tricks, you can learn how to make beautiful buttons and containers, stunning avatars and pair attractive colors to make the user say “Oh my!”.
During the course, you’ll learn all of those things and more! Together, we’ll put together photography, illustrations, icons, typography, and good feelings to make something usability-tastic! Then, your task is to design a home page for any business of your choice— real or fake.
Required Class Supplies
Adobe Photoshop. If you don’t have the program you can download a 30 day free trial here. All class tutorials are recorded on a Mac using Photoshop CS6. You do not need a Mac or the most recent version of Photoshop (CS6) to follow along. Most of the tools are consistent across all versions of Photoshop.
Please note: Photoshop Elements is a limited version of Photoshop and is not recommended for this course.
Don't know Photoshop? Try my Introduction to Photoshop class!
* This is a design only course. No development will be taught!
Meg Lewis is the owner and designer at Ghostly Ferns, a web design, branding and illustration studio based in New York City. She design for early-stage startups and small businesses. Meg has personally worked with 60+ companies to establish a visual representation for their product and company culture.
Meg founded Ghostly Ferns to spread the message of personable, clean design. She works solely with clients that are passionate and energetic about their product. As a former writer for Apartment Therapy, Meg comes from a blogging background and enjoys educating readers about various topics relating to design. She has taught numerous beginners design one-on-one and small class courses.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
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Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.