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Graphic Design Fundamentals: Learn GREAT Design, Create Real World Projects

Lindsay Marsh, Teacher & Freelance Designer 13+ Years ✅

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32 Videos (3h 42m)
    • Module 1 lesson1 - Class Preview

      2:26
    • Module 1 lesson2 What is Graphic Design

      2:03
    • MODULE 2 Lesson1 Why Canva?

      1:17
    • MODULE 2 Lesson2 Getting Comfortable with Canva

      11:00
    • MODULE 2 Lesson3 Canva Diving Deeper

      9:42
    • MODULE 2 Lesson4 Layering System

      9:33
    • MODULE 2 Lesson5 Saving Files

      3:43
    • Module3 lesson1 Typography Type Styles

      4:43
    • Module3 lesson2 Typography - Using Type in Layout and Design

      2:49
    • MODULE 3 Lesson3 Font Pairing

      4:39
    • MODULE 3 Lesson4 Create A Poster Using Only Typography

      11:36
    • Module3 lesson5 Biz Card & Type Hierarchy

      14:48
    • MODULE 3 Lesson6 Type Trends

      2:31
    • Module 4 lesson1 Photos and Design

      3:06
    • Module4 lesson2 Cropping Photography

      9:45
    • Module4 lesson3 Photo Filter sand Effects

      9:07
    • Module4 lesson4 Book Cover part1

      8:46
    • Module4 lesson4 Book Cover part2

      11:57
    • Module 5 Lesson 1 Color Theory

      3:19
    • MODULE 5 Lesson2 Color and Emotions

      3:25
    • Module 5 lesson3 color pallette

      6:47
    • Module 5 Lesson 4 Logo Design part1

      8:29
    • Module 5 Lesson 4 Logo Design part2

      7:38
    • Module 6 Lesson 1 Layout and Blocking

      3:30
    • Module 6 lesson 2 Let's Create A Social Media Graphic

      9:21
    • Module 6 lesson 3 Let's Create A Flyer

      15:43
    • Module 6 Lesson 4 Brochure Design Part1

      8:58
    • GDF Module 6 Lesson4 BrochureDesign Part2

      17:33
    • Module 7 Lesson1 BrochureDesign Photo Copyrights

      5:07
    • Module 7 Lesson 2 Free resources

      3:52
    • Module 7 Lesson 3 PAID resources

      2:04
    • Module 8 BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO

      2:22

About This Class

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This full 3 hour graphic design fundamentals course was developed for anyone who wants to understand GREAT design and how to practically apply it to real world projects. The goal is to take what you learn from this course and start to build a portfolio of projects that use solid graphic design principles.

If you are ready to tackle the full course! I go over the basics of Canva, a cloud based design tool that can help you hop right into design and layout in a matter of minutes. We will use Canva throughout this course as the design software of choice because of it’s ease of use. Feel free to skip module 2 if you already feel comfortable with Canva!

TYPOGRAPHY
This class will conquer the world of typography and fonts. We will learn font types, pairing, styles, and how to use typgroaophy in layout and design. We will even create a poster only using the power of typography. 

PHOTOS and IMAGES
Next, we will dive into the powerful and emotional world of photography in design. What is good photography and how do we incropate this into our designs? How do we use filters and effects to add to the emotional impact of a design and lastly, we will create a book cover using photos as our main attraction. 

COLOR
When talking about solid design principles. Color will be one of the most powerful tools we can use. We will Learn basic color theory, how to set the tone with color usage, finding the right color palette, creating mood boards to source of color choices and finally we will create a logo and apply our chosen color pallet. 

LAYOUT

What brings all of these elements together is fantastic and balanced layout and blocking. We will review basic layout principles and start to apply everything we have learned in the class to practical projects including creating a social media graphic, a flyer and finally a full front and back tri-fold brochure. 


RESOURCES
Resources are an important part of your arsinal. We will review photo copyrights, free resources and even where I go for dependable paid resources for stock photography and fonts. 

PORTFOLIO BUILDING
In the end of this class, you will be tasked to tackle several projects that will be the beginning of your portfolio that will show off great solid design principles and can help you land your next big opportunity.  

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Lindsay Marsh

Teacher & Freelance Designer 13+ Years ✅

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