Create Simple Graphics Using Basic Shapes

Cynthia Dixon, Entrepreneur | Cupcake Lover | Nerd

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
16 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. The Benefits of Creating Your Own Graphics

      2:04
    • 3. Basic Overview of PicMonkey

      3:00
    • 4. Preparing the Canvas

      3:12
    • 5. How to Resize & Crop the Canvas

      4:42
    • 6. How to Recognize Shapes in Graphic Images

      9:17
    • 7. How to Manipulate Shapes in PicMonkey

      3:41
    • 8. How to Create a Shadow/Shading Effect in PicMonkey

      5:47
    • 9. How To Find Inspiration for Your Graphics

      3:27
    • 10. How to Create Graphics Using A Template

      8:31
    • 11. How to Brand Your Graphics

      3:59
    • 12. How to Create a Food Graphic

      3:02
    • 13. How to Create a Person Graphic

      13:26
    • 14. Create a Funny Graphic Pairing

      5:46
    • 15. Conclusion

      1:20
    • 16. PicMonkey UI Changes

      2:10

Project Description

Create three simple graphics using basic shapes.

Project Description:  For each exercise, create a graphic that you can use in a project, craft or on the web using the techniques demonstrated and discussed.


Part 1:  Create a graphic of a person’s face/head using basic shapes.

Part 2:  Create a food graphic.  It can be any type of food.

Part 3:  Create a funny graphic pairing using two graphics you’ve already created by using basic shapes and elements found in Picmonkey.  For example, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, Jack and Jill, pencil and paper, etc. 

Deliverable:  The final deliverable will be three graphics, one for each exercise.  However, you’re welcome to create and upload more if you'd like.

Web Resources:  
PicMonkey.com 

Web References:
Google.com
Pond5.com
iStockPhoto.com

Student Projects

project card
Marcy Coate
2 comments
project card
Mimi Zackery
1 comment