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Create On iPad: Infographics in Affinity Designer

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12 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. Project

      1:01
    • 3. Infographic Definition

      1:14
    • 4. Purpose

      1:20
    • 5. Data

      3:51
    • 6. Creating the Document and Artboard

      2:48
    • 7. Create a Color Palette

      5:40
    • 8. Creating the Icons

      14:53
    • 9. Creating the Graph

      7:36
    • 10. Iconic Data Representation

      5:15
    • 11. Adding the Text and Layout

      13:47
    • 12. Exporting the Infographic

      4:42

About This Class

Infographics are a powerful and fun way to present information! They help you to clearly and succinctly display the points in your data so people can understand them.

In this class you will learn to create your own infographics from start to finish. I will be using Affinity Designer for the iPad as my vector graphics editor, but you can use any vector editor you want, just be aware that some of the tools will be different. 

Transcripts

1. Introduction: welcome to this course on creating infographics infinity designer on the iPad. I look forward to working with you during this course. My name is Ben Nelson and I'm an instructional designer and graphic designer. I'm very excited about this course because I love infographics and the way that they can easily insistently convey information to people in a visual manner. For this course, you don't need any particular knowledge of infographics or of offending designer, but it will be a good idea for you to have a knowledge of the basic principles of design. For this, you're welcome to take my course here on skill share about the core four principles of design. It will also be helpful if you already know how to create icons in some program. I have courses on creating icons in offending designer I've had, which will be using in this course and also on the assembly app on iPad and in Power Point , which most people already have access to. I feel for you take any of those courses to learn more about icon design. You will also need some way of editing vector graphics, so I'll be using if Kenya's an iPad And that's a great option for you to use as well that we will be able to follow along with me exactly. But you could also use a famed designer on a desktop or will be illustrated on the desktop or escape as well. There are many different vector graphics editors, and all of them could be used to create a photograph. If you do use something that's not afraid, is I Only I had. It will just require you to do a little bit of translation from what I show in my screen, what you see on your screen. All right, I think we're ready. Then let's go ahead and jump in and talk about how to create infographics changes under Fried. 2. Project: the project for this course will be to create an infographic of your own on a topic that interests you and that you feel is important. In order to do this, you will need to follow the steps that we talked about in the videos. In this course, you'll need to find some data decide what points you want to make with ADA. Sketch out how you'll visually display that data in an infographic way out and then actually create that Infographic in a vector. Graphics editor, please do take the time to complete the project. For this course, you will learn so much more if you actually do the things that we talk about, as opposed to just watching me do them. Application really helps you to learn and solidify the things that we're talking about. This course and sharing your project with others helps them to learn from what you've. And then you can also learn from their feedback about your product. So please make sure that you follow along as we go through this course with your own infographic and then share that info graphic with the project section of this course 3. Infographic Definition: before we go ahead and start making our infographic, let's first talk about what an infographic ISS. It seems pretty simple. We've probably seen them a lot, and we know what they are, but it's still useful for us to start with the definition. So here's the definition that is given by dictionary dot com on what an infographic is. An infographic is a visual representation of information in the form of a chart graph or other image accompanied by minimal text intended to given Eastleigh understood overview, often of a complex subject. So from that definition, we can see that an infographic is made up of a few different parts. One. There needs to be information to that. Information needs to be brought about any visual form. Three. The text in the infographic should be minimal. And four, it should try and convey the information in a simple way, even if the subject itself is complex, so the definition of an infographic is fairly straightforward. Making an infographic will be a little bit more complicated because we will actually have to go through the process of determining how to represent this information in a visual way , 4. Purpose: All right. Now we're ready to start working on our infographics, and we aren't going dive into working with vectors right away. There's a few things that we have to do first. The first thing that we need to figure out is what are we trying to do with our Infographic ? Everything else will kind of stem from this purpose. And so we need to get it worked out first. What do you want to do with your infographic? There's probably a subject that you feel passionate about, that you wish people understood better that you wish could make sense to people. And that's a great place to start for this class. I'm going to try and create Infographic that shows people how important online video is becoming in our day to day lives. And so I'm going to look for data about that. Particularly YouTube is the primary platform through which online video is consumed. And so I'm gonna be looking for information, data statistics about YouTube that I can then put into an infographic form and help people understand how important it is in our day to day lives. So you need to go out, determine what you want to do an infographic about, determine what your purpose is, and from there will be able to start moving forward with the data. 5. Data: Okay, so let's talk about data Data is the thing that your infographic is based on, and sometimes these will be things like statistics, and sometimes it will be things like rules or processes information that you have. But whatever it is, you need to have data to use in your infographic, you can't just make stuff up. Otherwise your infographic is going to be spreading things that aren't true. And so you need to be pulling your data from somewhere. And it needs to be somewhere that is reliable, and somewhere that is reliable about the information that you are talking about. So I'm going to be talking about YouTube. So YouTube is going to be an authoritative site on YouTube's own information. They're the ones who have access to the statistics. No one else can really give that type of back end information. And so we have to go with what you do is reporting to the press. So for whatever you're doing, you need to get some reliable information. Be that from a primary source, like the thing itself that you're reporting on, or B that an academic in the field who has a lot of authority or an industry leading website that many people trust and will respond to. But you need to be pulling that information from someplace If you are a researcher yourself , you might have gathered the information yourself through survey data through interview data through other statistics, gathering methods or qualitative work methods. But you'll need to disclose that in the infographic where your data is coming from, whether it's coming from yourself, somebody else, whether or not that information has authority. So we're normally do that at the end of an infographic where we cite all of our sources with some type of footnote. Or so I'm just going to you make sure that the numbers that I'm pulling actually come from you chips own information, and then I can formed those into my infographic. Once you have your data, then you need to determine what points you're going to try and make. With that data, you do not want to try and do everything at once. Remember, your infographic has a purpose that you've already determined, and so you wouldn't choose the parts of the data that are gonna lead people understanding your purpose. For me, it's understanding the importance of video in our day to day lives. So I'm just going to look here at this site and see what we're gonna pull out of it. Okay, so right off the bat, I'm seeing some really important stuff over 1.9 billion logged in users with the YouTube each month until we really want to. You be able to pull that out because that shows just how important this is. There's only seven billion fish people in the world. The next one is also really interesting and relevant to my purpose. It's more than 70% of YouTube. Watch time comes from mobile devices, so I'll probably be able to put something in there that shows what percentage is coming from mobile, which really shows how it's integrated into our lives. There's some international statistics which could be really interesting, showing that YouTube is reaching beyond the borders of just the United States where I live . There's some things about the money that people make on YouTube that's not gonna be relevant to the point I'm trying make with my infographic, so I'm going to leave that out. But it might be interesting stats for a different infographic Okay, so it looks like the things that I need are going come from the first section. So this is what you need to do. Now. You need to go start doing research. Find the data from a reliable source that you can use to bring into your infographic. 6. Creating the Document and Artboard: So now that we've learned a little bit more about making infographics, we want to actually dive in and start doing our own here and that this is the one that I'm going to be working on a new infographic similar to this one that I made previously about YouTube. And so that's where we're going to be going with this. If you want to follow along with me, that's fine. If you want to get your own data on your own topic of interest, that would be even better, because then you can actually transfer the skills that I'm teaching into the work that you want to do, rather than just following along with the things that I'm doing. But if you want to follow along with me, that's fine, too. It'll give you good practice in creating this type of work on the iPad, using, if any designer. So this is kind of what we're going to be heading for, and that's just hop over to a famed designer. Go ahead and get started. So in a fitting designer, the first thing that we're going to want to do is to create a new document, and we can hit the plus button at the bottom of the plus button in the top. Right? Doesn't matter which. Just a pendulum, probably which one you can currently see. And we really just need a document for this Infographic. So just go ahead and hit new document, and at this point we're going to get a chance to create our dimensions for our document. And so there's a bunch of different options. There's some presets whether you want to do a Web or device, and if you choose device, you can actually pick what type of device you want. I'm going to choose Web. I'm just going to go ahead and you custom dimensions, and we do want to work in pixels. That's because we're producing this for Web content, so we want to keep it all in pixels here, and then we can actually tap on here and put in how many pixels we want. So I want my wit to be 1000 pixels, and I'm going to make my height be three times that some 3000 pixels, and we can always adjust this later, particularly want to adjust the size of the art board, and so I'm gonna go ahead and click, Create art board. I don't hear the bottom transparent background. I don't want transparent background in this case, but if you did want transparent background, you could just click that on and then click OK and your document will be created. So here's my document. It created the our board for me here, and I think it's always best to U turn on the Korean dartboard so that you don't have to deal with that afterwards. And the next thing that we want to kind of get set up. At this point, we've sketched what we want. We already know the direction that we're going with the design. So in the next video, I'm going to be talking about creating a color palette inside of a 30 designer. 7. Create a Color Palette: Okay, so I want to talk about setting up the color palette in vain, designer and how we would go about getting our colors and so that we can work with them. You may or may not set this up in the beginning. It depends on if you already know what colors you want to use. A lot of times I will design, like without color in the beginning, and then I'll add color in at the end. In this case, I know the colors that I'm going to use because I'm going to go for a YouTube motif and so on will be using YouTube type colors, which are pretty simple. And if you're working with a particular brand, you may already know the colors that you need, and you may want to get them in your power. Otherwise, you might do this at the end. After you've kind of designed without color, just dealing with kind of gray scale stuff. Anyway, the color studio is the circle at the top of the studios along the side, and so this is where you can kind of see what's going on with color. It, um, you have your color wheel and your color controls. And if you actually want to see what saved colors you have, you go to swatches and in Swatch is there are a whole bunch of different colors under the colors option that you can work with if you want you. And, of course, if you tap on this little guy, you can see you have graze colors, ingredients Pantone's that you have here, and in addition to that, you can actually add your own palette by clicking on the menu icon at the top of the swatches. Studio and application palettes will be available across the application and document. Pounds will be available just within the document, so I'm just going to add a document. Ballot it right now. It's called unnamed. We can change that name later, and then we want to actually create our color pot. Now the place that I like us to do this is actually in Adobe color, so I'm going to switch over to Safari and go to the Adobe color website. It's just color dot adobe dot com, like you can see at the top here, and this will really allow us to create our own color theme or find color themes from other people. And then we can lift our codes from that and bring them into a fiend designer for the iPad . Of course, this isn't as seamless as it would be if we were working with, and it'll be program where we can import it directly. But this tool still works really well. So I'm going actually tap on the explore tab and then do a search because I find that a lot of times somebody's already created a palette that I like my search YouTube and see what they come up with. There's probably a lot for YouTube I'm really looking for, like, TheStreet YouTube colors Here, Here we go YouTube logo. YouTube doesn't use a lot of colors, but this will still give you an idea for how you would go about making your palate. So once I've tapped on the palate that I'm interested in, I can then hit at eight copy, and that pulls this into the color wheel to show me we've got. You can see YouTube is using straight from black to red and then a simple white, and so that's what I will be using in my design But you can, of course, use any colors that you want. Just make sure that they are cohesive and on theme with the content that you're working with. Of course, because I worked with YouTube. I want to use YouTube colors, but during, like an infographic about, say, the national parks, which I've done a couple on them. I want to use national park type colors, browns and greens and blues that are kind of more natural. If you don't know a lot about color theory, you can take a course here on skill, share all about it and learn a lot more about creating your own palettes. That would be worthwhile thing. Todo color dot adobe dot com builds in these different types of color themes that you can work with, and so going with one of those is always a good option. Okay, so from here, I'm going to you look at the RGB codes and for me, the RGB codes. Pretty simple. I'm using straight colors, and so red is just to 55 00 and so I'm going to go enter that in. Unfortunately, a famed designer only takes RGB codes. It doesn't have an option for Hex right now. And so we're going jump back over here and in the color studio. Remember, we were in the swatches studio and we go back to the color studio, and then we can actually go to RGB sliders, and we can create the clear that we want. So it's a 2 55 and 00 which makes sense because it's straight red now. Then, with that selected, we can go back to our swatches. We can go to our new document, and we can add our current fill your power from the menu. All right, then go back to you from swatches to color. And we're just going to create black, which is everything all the way to the end, and then go back to swatches and add cornfields talent. And then we will create white, which is all the way to the right on all RG bees. That's watches and then at current filled power, so you probably want somewhere between three and five colors in your infographic. You might do variations on that, depending on the content and how much information you need to convey them. That color is a way that we can actually change the information that we're displaying. And so go ahead, create your palate. And then from there we'll get ready to actually start creating the icons that we will use to display some of our data in this infographic. 8. Creating the Icons: in this video, we're going to be learning how to design the icons that we will use to create our infographic. So a lot of times when you're creating infographic, you wanted to an iconic representation of the data. And we do want to do that in this infographic. And if you remember from the example, we wanted to show little user icons to show how many people in the world were using YouTube . And we want to create little iPhone icons to show how Maney videos air being watched on mobile. And then, of course, where you are also going to need a YouTube logo icon at the top of our page to kind of show what we're talking about. So let's go ahead and dive in and start working with These were going to using primarily the shapes tool to deal with that. And if you tap on the shape toe what you'll be able to see all of the shapes that are available to you now the YouTube logo is kind of a little squashed rectangle, so I'm actually going to start with a rectangle in creating the YouTube, and I'm just gonna work on my artwork here and my reports completely blank right now. So I have plenty of space in which to do this. So choosing the rectangle, I'm then going to you go ahead and drag out a rectangle. It doesn't need to be a perfect square. It's probably shouldn't be because the YouTube logo is not a perfect square. And I'm gonna fill that with my red If you remember, I made this swatches group in the last one, and I'm just going to fill it with red. And then in order to get this started, I'm actually going to come down here to the bottom to the corner type and switch that Teoh round because the YouTube channel icon, it has rounded corners. I'm just gonna just that until it looks close. I'm going have to make further adjustments to this to get toe, actually, look right. And so I'm going to you go ahead and save this by changing to my move tool, holding two fingers on the screen and dragging it out onto my paste board so that I can get back to that if I need Teoh because right now I'm going to switch back to my rectangle tool while I'm tapped on my old rectangle, and I'm going to convert it to curves that's gonna actually take away my ability to edit the like curves of the corners as a rectangle. But I now have individual points that I can work with with the no tour to adjust. And this is after be exact. We're just trying to convey the idea of YouTube, so we aren't going to use their exact logo, but people get the idea from it. So I just selected these two points, and I'm going to move them out a little bit and a little bit. This is where having a keyboard touch can be really helpful because you can use the arrow keys to actually do smaller modifications. More precise modifications We're having a stylist like the apple pencil, which I do not have, can also be helpful in selecting these little notes, making sure that you get them right. I'm just making little adjustments here. I don't need to be perfect. This needs to be looking like the YouTube logo enough that people would recognize it, and then I just need to add my play bind, which is, of course, just a triangle, and I want this to be white, and then I can actually rotate it by using the handle at the top of the shape so and holding a finger on the screen will constrain it to 15 degree increments. Now, one thing, when working with triangles and shapes is sometimes when you center them, they can actually not look centered just because of the way that they're kind of masses distributed. So that's centered, but it doesn't quite look centered just because of it. So I'm going to you. Well done. One figure to keep it on its horizontal plane and just dry over slightly to make it look a little bit more central. When you're dragging and holding down to keep it on its plane, you want to make sure that you release with your dragging finger before you release with your constraining finger. Click off that to see how that looks. That's looking pretty good. I think that most people would know that that's a YouTube logo. I think I'm going to you increase this guy slightly, and last thing that I'm going to do is grab the corner tool, toe their tool down, and I'm just going to you. Click and drag over all these points and actually around them out slightly. Okay, I think that's good. So we'll be done with the YouTube logo for now. We can always make modifications to it if we want to later on. And the next thing that we want to work on is the user. Okay, so just scroll down here to give me some space. A user icon is very simple. We're just going to grab a lips and drag it out. Well done. One finger to keep it in perfect proportions. Go. We can always resize it later changed to read. And then we're going to you go ahead and duplicate that by holding two fingers on the screen and dragging it down. Once you've created the duplicate, you can let go one of the fingers to keep it in line. So I'm just constraining it to its vertical plane right now by holding down one finger on the screen while I drag on. If I let go with my dragon finger stays there. Now, I want this to be bigger than the head. This is gonna be the body, so I'm going to go ahead and try out for the bottom. Here, Kalinda on three fingers on the screen allows me to you draw from the center and also to keep my constraints. So we're just going to go a bit bigger there and then I'm just gonna move it down a little minute constraint to the plane. So there's some space between the head and the body and then to bring back my interface, which disappeared when I dragged over it, I can hit in the top right corner, the interface buying. And then I'm going to grab a rectangle. Nor do you cut this shit and changing it to white just gives me an idea for what it's gonna look like. And I want to stop right there to the middle. In order for that to happen, make sure that you're snapping is turned on in the bottom left. It's this magnet. And then we will select over both of our shapes by tapping on her circle, Then clicking. Add to selection in our contextual menu, down on the bottom and choosing our rectangle will come appear to our edit menu and under geometry, will choose, subtract. And now we have just this half circle, which will serve as the body of our users, take off, add to selection and then tap on the pace board to decide. We want to get these together. So let's group them so drag, click and drag over the circle on the half circle and then go to the edit menu. And she was group. Now they can have their size changed without any issues, though it will change together. Okay, in the last icon that we want to create for this is going to be an iPhone icon. Now, if you've watched other courses from me, you've probably seen me create an iPhone icon before. And that was a couple years ago when I first designed those. And that was before the iPhone actually changed the way that it looks, got rid of the home, but in and start looking a lot more just like a rounded rectangle and no real distinctive features. So today we're gonna create one that looks more like the iPhone 10. Just going drag out a rectangle here, and I'm going to make it black just so we can see what we're working with. On the white background. We can always change the cutter later on. Then we're going to change the corner types around. Because, of course, everything is round in the world of Apple. And then we was gonna drag out on the radius here. Okay, that's looking pretty good. Then we're gonna go ahead and we're going to you duplicate that by coming up to you edit menu, which is three dots and duplicate. Now we have one right on top of the other. We're gonna change it toe white, and then we're just going to scale it down slightly going. Go ahead and go to our transform panel Right here. It looks like a square with a marquis and an arrow and then making sure that our dimensions are locked by clicking the lock in the middle. We're just going to scale it down slight here. And this is one things I love about working an affinity is that they have this calculator built in so you can work directly, kind of with your numbers to get really precise. Okay, I just want this to be about 90%. Probably we'll try that. So I will just say times 0.9 and OK, and then it gets smaller. And then let's go ahead and drag this guy to the middle. I know that Apple says there's no business on that, but there is a slight metal on the iPhone 10 and the tennis. So I need to go smaller, though, than that, probably. So I'm gonna undo that by two finger tapping on the screen. And let's go ahead and multiply that by night. Okay? And then we can just usar snaps to you. Center him right there. That is looking pretty good. We just need to make the little notch in the screen that gives it kind of its distinctive look. In order to do that, I'm going to use a trapezoid. Zoom in here to get closer, change my color back to black, just kind of drag that out and rotate him. Holding down one finger on the screen will constrain it. And then we can put him in place. Just kind of see how they are looking. Okay, So from here, I'm actually going to you make thes shapes work together. So clicking on my first direct Ingle Well, then, do you add to selection? Click on my second rectangle and I'm actually going to subtract that so that that's now it cut out, and whatever shows behind would show up there and then I'm going to go ahead and select. My trap is oId and I'm actually going to combine them together. So using ad and now I have one shape that is the shape of the iPhone. But the reason that I wanted to do that was so I could actually deal with these hard corners in the edges of the notches here. So using my corner tool, I can actually increase my radius on there, too, around that guy out. Think tennis? Probably good. And then I came over here, do 10 and that just makes him look a little bit better, A little bit less hard edged and a little bit more like Apple actually designed them. Now I know that you probably won't be able to see that in the actual infographic. It's gonna be these air going to small little screens, but I think having things look good is important, especially if you want to be able to use your icon somewhere else later. So now we have this icon, which is a cut out, and we can drag it around and you can see that it's actually got empty space in there, which we will actually Phil with another color. So in order to do that, we're going to make a new rectangle because we want to be able to differentiate between them. And so we're just going to make one that is the same size. Is this? So this is 3 98 1 0.8 nips. But I could get that doing 91.8 by 701.5 that red. If we got the dimensions correct, then hopefully just drag this guy back here on the layers panel. We will just move him beneath. I just tap and hold and then drag Get that beneath their. Then we'll go back to a rectangle tool. We'll change your corner type two round, and we'll just adjust that until we can't see the white edge anymore. Perfect. Now, of course, we want to group them together. So click and drag over the whole thing, go to the edit menu and choose group, and now we've created the three icons that we're going to need for our infographic. So now we will be able to move on in the next video to designing the graph 9. Creating the Graph: So now that we have our icons created, we need to also create a graph that we will use to display the number of countries that have localized YouTube versions. And so instead of doing an iconic representation of this, we will go ahead and we will do a paragraph for it so that we can learn how to do the graphs as well, which are an important part of creating infographics. So if we were doing this in Illustrator, we would use the graphing tool. But affinity has not built a graphing tool yet in either the desk top or the IPAD version, so we're going to actually have to create this graph from scratch using shapes. There are some graphs that you just wouldn't be able to do this with, and you would need to actually use a graphing tool either an Excel or a statistical program where illustrator to be able to get it, but with simple graphs like paragraphs that are essentially just rectangles anyway, we can actually create accurate graphs here indefinitely. Designer and accuracy is the key. We really need to create graphs that represent their proportions accurately. Where else will be displaying misinformation in our infographic, which we do not want to do. So I'm gonna go ahead and grab my rectangle too, and I'm going to create a rectangle and then in order to get the proportions correctly, this is going to be an overlapping bar graph. So I'll put on the bottom the amount of countries that have localized YouTube versions and that will be overlapping with the total number of countries in the world. So just for now, I'm going to go ahead and go to my swatches. And when changed this one to you, Gray So I'm going go from my palate to the grace palette. I'm just grants use a great here could change that later. If we need to know in order to be accurate, we're going to need to do some math and math on shapes can be done in the transform panel. I was going to transform panel and we actually want to go ahead and set the height of this to be the same number of pixels that there are countries in the world and then will make the second rectangle for the number of countries that have localized YouTube versions. I will set that to be. The number of countries have that in pixel height, and then we can scale them up together, but their proportion will remain completely accurate. So there are approximately 195 countries in the world, I say approximately because, of course, that's a complicated issue on who considers themselves a country or not. But we're going go with 100 95 now because that seems to be the accepted answer of the United Nations. Go ahead and click. OK, so this bar is 195 pixels high. Okay, then we'll go ahead and using our selection tool, our move tool. We will duplicate it by holding down two fingers and dragging. And then we will change its color so we know which one we're dealing with to read. And in the transform panel, we will change its height to 91 and then we will stack that over the top like so So that is fairly simple. We now have an accurate representation between the two. And so now, as long as we scale them together, we can scale them as large as we want. So let's go ahead and group them by selecting them, going up to the edit menu and choosing group. I want them to be groups so that they always stay together so that they will always be in the correct proportion to each other. Okay, so now we can go ahead and we can scale it up to make it easier to see. And we can go ahead and we can change the left and right sizes because we don't have any data based on the left and the right. We just have data based on the vertical access. We can go ahead and make this. Besides that, we want it to be so. It's just very important that we keep their height the same together, so you could create a lot of different types of charts in a famed designer. But you just want to make sure that you used the math functions to actually set them up correctly based on the data that you have, and then once you've locked them together, you can scale them as needed to fit inside your infographic and then labelled them as needed. So I'm gonna go ahead and create leading lines here, just going to grab the pen tool and drop a point and drop point to create a line. Just going to raise the stroke over here just by dragging up on the stroke studio. Go up to 10 ish and on my stroke here, I've got kind of a rounded cap click off. You can see I've got rounded ends on there that is done under the stroke panel under advanced. Everything's kind of boxy here, so I'm probably actually going to go for a more boxy look like the line and choose the middle one. Tap off to see how that looks. I like how that looks, so let's say that that's gonna be my zero I And so at this point, it wants to snap into here. I don't want it to be exactly at the top, though, because that's 91. I want this line to be 100 so many to go up further and duplicated again to create the 200 line just above where the one 95 would be. Then we'll group them all together, and that's how you would make a graph we still need to add in some text labels here, which we will do in the text video and the last thing that I'm going to add, or just two squares to be the key. Of course, I hold down one finger to create a perfect square. Get rid of the stroke by hitting the slash icon in the stroke. Panna grabbing my move tool. Oh, this duplicate this guy down, going to the color studio, just make it the same color as Mother bar. Okay, so in the text video, we will add text to this graph to make it make more sense. But before we do that, we will need to actually go ahead and start making the iconic representations with the icons that we've created. So we will be doing that in the next video. 10. Iconic Data Representation: Now that we have our graph created, we're now going to create our iconic representations of data using the icons that we made earlier. So first we're going to start with the user icon. And the point of this user icon is to show how many people in the world are using YouTube regularly. So we know from the YouTube statistics that about 1.9 billion people log into YouTube every month, basically two billion people. And there are just about less than eight billion people in the world bringing that to about one in four people logging into YouTube every month. So we're going represent that with the user icon because we're talking about users and we're going to you represent the one in four person that loves into YouTube in red, and then Thea other three in great and so that gives our audience a kind of a way to you compare. And then when we had the text in, we'll tell them that this is users in the world which becomes a lot more impressive because of the scale of the world. OK, so let's go ahead and just skill this guy down there and we can you know just this as we go , But I'm just trying give myself enough space here while still having the icon be as big as possible on the page. And then we'll go ahead and duplicate it two fingers on the screen and track one finger on the screen to keep it in line and then to read you that we can actually come up to the edit menu and shoes duplicate and then duplicating in. And we've gone off of the edge of our airport here. So let's like these aren't we may have made it too big. Just drag this back into the middle. Looks like we're just about right. They go ahead and group them together temporarily. Then I can come here to transform and then down the bottom two alignment options, and we can align them in the middle. And we want to choose to align, to spread and hit the middle again to make sure that we're in the middle of the spread with the group. Go ahead and ungroomed them. Okay, now we just need to change the color of the last three, so let's go select them. Hope to our color menu and we'll choose our gray from our recent killers. Okay, so now we can turn our attention to this mobile phone, this one we're using to show the percentage of YouTube videos that are watched on mobile, which is just around 70% of them. And so we're just going to create two rows of five of these phones and we will shade in seven of them as red and have the remaining three b just gray screen. So if we had four of the people across, we know we're gonna be to be smaller than that to get five of the phones can't be aligned exactly. All right, now, let's go ahead and duplicate it. I'll just duplicate duplicate duplicate. That's pretty good. We'll make it just slightly larger. Well, let down a finger to keep it in proportion. We're going to space for Texas. I'm gonna leave plenty of space in between this and my user icons. And then we can just duplicate this rule of five to give us our 10. I remember one finger will keep it in line. Okay, so next we just need just like these last three phones and change their screens to gray. Do you show that they aren't part of the amount that are being watched on mobile? And that will just give us an easy representation of 70% that people can visually understand? So using our selection, tool, ruin, choose select under contextual menu so that we can get in. Okay, let's elect under chosen weaken tap, and then tap again. And it will change to selecting the red rectangle underneath. Change that gray and go to next one. Do that again. Tap tap, change it to gray and then tap and then tap and change that degree. What? So now we have our iconic representations and we can go ahead and we have our three points that we're making in the infographic, and now we can go ahead and we can actually start adding in the text that gives a little bit more context to what we're show 11. Adding the Text and Layout: so the final step that we need to do here before we export this document is to add the text to it, which will give context to the data representations that we've created. We've got three data representations here, so we need text for each of them, and we also need a title and we will need some text on our graph. And we will need credit text at the bottom of our infographic. A lot of times all run out of space and have to expand the art board a little bit to get the credit text in. So it's great if you can plan for that to begin with, but we'll see how we do here. So I'm just going to start up with the title. And text is my least favorite part of working in a famed designer on the iPad. And in fact, if any designer kind of generally text has not been their strength, the hope is that if in any publisher will eventually come to the iPad with its more advanced text tools, But currently even the desktop version is still in beta, so we don't know when that will be happening. So for now we're kind of stuck using the text tools inside of a famed designer. I will say I would probably like this better if I had a keyboard for my iPad, which I don't. And so you might find that if you have a keyboard, working with text is a little bit easier for you. But we want to come down here to the text tool. And of course, there is frame text and artistic text tool. We want artistic text for this because we aren't doing any blocks of text. We're only doing lines of text before I make my text. I'm gonna go ahead and size down my logo here, laying down one finger to keep in proportion. Oops! Forgot to group it. It's like they were both at it group and now we can resize it. Drag that up here and now we can grab artistic text tool. Just drop that down. The fund that I have selected is going to be Avenir next condensed. You want to choose a front that kind of reflects the theme or the point or the style of your infographic, and I'm choosing Avenue convinced because it's ah nice San Serif condensed font. That will kind of give me a YouTube esque look to it, and I'm going to raise my font here in the type bar. Significantly tap here and I'm going try and shoot for maybe 50 to start out with and see what that looks like. That's still looking a little small. So I'm gonna go ahead and jump up to 75 points and type that out and see what it looks like . My title is. Does YouTube matter? So when go and that's still looking a little small compared to my logo, someone's going to zoom out here and C yeah, compared to everything, it's looking small. So let's go ahead and get back into here. And you can actually select text by holding two fingers on the keyboard and then sliding toe left or right. And then let's try bumping up to 100 see what that does for us. Still, not quite big enough. Okay, I think we're getting close now to where we want that to be. Let's go heads like the move tool and drag this down to center it with our love. You contract the logo over a little bit to give me enough for him, then I'll just like this text duplicated on drag my duplicate over holding down one finger to keep it in line. All right, so grabbing the text tool, I can tap back in, get it? Sometimes you have to hold on the keyboard for a second to get it to actually go into the selection. Move. Now we're going type out. You, too. And make that bowl. No need to select it. First select it and make it bold. And so now I can see that I'm not going to You have enough room here to fit everything in, so I'm going to go ahead and I'm gonna actually drop my font size back down to 100 and that will give me a little bit more room. I'm probably gonna need to shrink my logo again. Just a tad. Go ahead and line everything up again. Duplicate this text again. Grab my selection tool. Select everything, move it over. Looks like I got the period instead of the question mark so wiped down to get the question mark to give myself a little bit more space here, I'm going to go into the text menu going to go into the positioning on the character. And within this position, you menu. I'm going to change my tracking to bring these letters closer together because in the YouTube logo, they're pretty close together, and that will give me a little bit more space. The tracking just determines the space between the letters, just going to drag that until there nice and close together. And you can see that the Y and the O have a lot of space between them. Someone go and adjust those two guys just going to put my cursor in between the why and the oh, and then just occurring there. Turning is the space between just two letters, and tracking is the space between all the letters. Now, with my selection tool, I could go ahead and move this text back over and choosing add to selection, I will select all my text, go to my transform linemen options on a line, their baselines and then group them together. Add my YouTube logo, too. The selection in a line, their centers. All right, I just want to you move my YouTube icon overs lightly. Okay, so there's my title. Does YouTube manner. I think we're pretty close to ready on that. Go ahead and select everything and just make a group and then ally into the center. So now I'm just gonna go ahead and add the rest of the text to the document, and I'm going to you record this part, but I'm going to speed it up so that you don't have to watch me do every little piece of it , because it gets a little monotonous over time. But I want you to kind of get the idea, so I'll just put it in fast forward. - Okay , so now we basically have this Infographic done. I've just making the last adjustments. As I look at it here, quite. You move my title down to give me whitespace. Whenever you're finishing up a design, it's a good idea to run through the basic design principles to make sure that you have met them in your design. So I'm just giving myself more white space to you be able to let my design breathe a little bit. Checking two. You see that things are aligned properly now there's proper contrast within the document, which is pretty easily considering the colors that I'm using here in this one and to make sure that everything is making sense the way that it should make sure things that should be close together approximate to each other and are making sense and that we have a good amount of repetition and our fonts and our colors and our shapes. And so it looks like we're meeting all of those the basic four principles. If you want to learn more about those, I do have a course here on skill share on the core four principles of design that you can take and learn more about those to help your designs get better. Okay, so the only thing that we have left to do now is to export. So we'll do that in the next movie. 12. Exporting the Infographic: All right, So now that our infographic is done and ready to be used, we need Teoh export it in a format that we can use wherever we want to put the infographic up. Now, if its print, we might do this as a PdF. And if it's the Web where you're going to it as a JPEG, so I'm going to do my name is a J. Peg, assuming that this is going to go on the web somewhere, and to do that, you go to the document menu and you just choose export. Now, exporting from affinity can be a little bit funky, particularly if it gives you some weird dimensions, which it does sometimes. So I've set mine up to do 1000 by 3000 which is what our document is, and setting it too, exactly. The amount that you want will get you the results that you need. If it's giving you some weird pixel numbers there, then go ahead and set it to you the amount that you know, you major art board at the beginning, or the amount that you've extended your art board to as you've worked on it. Okay, so there are a lot of different export formats, but I'd just like to j pick up here. And there are, of course, lots of other things you could export. And depending on what you need, you'll probably mostly used JPEG. Pdf Where S V. G is my guess for something like an infographic for just icons you'd use like P and G's. But there's lots of different ways to go about it. A big thing to note is just the size down at the bottom right here, and that tells you how big the exported file is going to be approximately. It's not 100% accurate, but it's pretty close. So 578 kilobytes is like nothing. So this will load fast on a Web page, which is what we're going for, So I'm fine with that. It's because we have very simple graphics, their vectors starting out, being turned into rosters and then just a little bit of text. So there's not too much going on there, and so we've got all of that, and then you can click OK and OK, we'll take you into the file menu of the iPad or you can click share in the bottom left here, which, if you want to get into another app, that's often the way to do it is by going through this share menu. But for us, we're just going to finish this off and say, OK, there's a bunch of different options here. You can give it a name, which I will dio I was gonna call it not huge OUB You too. Graphic. There we go. This area here. If we had multiple art boards, we would want to make sure that we choose the right one. We only have one art board in this case, and then I will click. Ok, it will drop us into here. I'm going to put it into this designer folder in the on my iPad You could put it in cheer I club drive or a different cloud storage that you have. And then I'm going to click add. And now if we go into our files on my iPad in designer, okay. And here you can see YouTube Infographic. You can also see the one that I made before, which is just called entitled. And if we click this now, it'll actually open it up in designer because we're in the designer folder, but we don't really want to open it up and see it in designer as a JPEG. So if we want to get this into our photos on iPad, we can hit the select in the top, right? Check the one that we want hit, share and then save image, and that will actually save it to our photos out. So we'll just jump over there and here you can see, we have are completed Infographic here as a J peg. And we could take that j peg on. We could put it on any website or anyplace else that we want it to go on the Web. Of course, we could export as a pdf if we want to print it out or send it to whatever publication we're working on it for. All right, that will do it for this course. I hope that you've enjoyed it. I hope that you followed along either with your own data or with the data that I've been using. And I would love to see you share your infographics in the project section for this course . That really helps for us to all learn together when we can see what everybody's doing. So please do go ahead and share your project with us. 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