Graphic Design Masterclass: Learn GREAT Design

Lindsay Marsh, Teacher & Freelance Designer 14+ Years ✅

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101 Lessons (11h 53m)
    • 1. Course Preview

      3:55
    • 2. IMPORTANT! The Course Guide & Resources

      3:53
    • 3. Join The Student Facebook Group!

      1:03
    • 4. Design Theory - The Anatomy of Typography

      7:16
    • 5. Design Theory -Type Styles

      4:55
    • 6. Design Theory - Serif Fonts

      4:56
    • 7. Design Theory - Sans-Serif Fonts

      3:23
    • 8. Design Theory - Using Type in Layout and Design

      2:49
    • 9. Design Theory - Font Paring

      2:27
    • 10. Design Theory - INTERMISSION

      1:11
    • 11. Design Theory - Working With Typography

      6:19
    • 12. Design Theory - Large Blocks Of Text

      3:30
    • 13. Design Theory - Color Wheel & Harmony

      6:07
    • 14. Design Theory - The Psychology of Color

      8:42
    • 15. Design Theory - Photos and Design

      3:06
    • 16. Design Theory - Layout & Blocking

      3:30
    • 17. Design Theory - Layout & Design

      5:00
    • 18. Design Theory -Effective Layouts

      6:03
    • 19. Design Theory - Intro to Grids

      3:48
    • 20. Design Theory - Guide to Grids

      7:31
    • 21. Design Theory - Design Themes

      2:00
    • 22. Design Theory - Let Get Technical

      6:31
    • 23. Design Theory - Small Details Matter

      3:22
    • 24. INTRO to the Adobe Creative Cloud!

      4:01
    • 25. Photoshop Introduction - Basic Setup

      11:11
    • 26. Photoshop - Basic Setup - Part 2

      11:54
    • 27. Photoshop - Basic Setup - Part 3

      3:53
    • 28. Photoshop - Photo Editing Basics

      7:01
    • 29. Photoshop - Photo Editing Basics - Part2

      8:38
    • 30. Photoshop - Duotone and Gradients

      13:33
    • 31. Photoshop - Cutting Out Objects

      8:49
    • 32. Photoshop - Cutting Out Objects - Part 2

      3:02
    • 33. Photoshop -Content Aware Tool

      6:03
    • 34. Photoshop - Layering Masks

      10:23
    • 35. Photoshop - Spot Healing Brush

      1:26
    • 36. Photoshop - Changing Hair Color

      5:31
    • 37. Photoshop - Changing Dress Color

      8:21
    • 38. Photoshop - Advanced Techniques

      11:11
    • 39. Photoshop - Liquify Tool

      6:52
    • 40. Photoshop - Non-Destructive Editing

      6:31
    • 41. Photoshop - Non-Destructive Editing - Part 2

      4:14
    • 42. PROJECT! YouTube Thumbnail Lesson1

      12:32
    • 43. YouTube Thumbnail Lesson2

      11:22
    • 44. PROJECT! RomanceBookCover Lesson1 DiscoveringYourConcept

      14:21
    • 45. RomanceBookCover Lesson2 CoverIdea

      13:58
    • 46. RomanceBookCover Lesson3 PhotoEditing

      10:39
    • 47. RomanceBookCover Lesson4 Non DestructiveEditing

      13:12
    • 48. RomanceBookCover Lesson5 SpineBleedExporting

      9:00
    • 49. RomanceBookCover Lesson6 Exporting

      6:05
    • 50. Illustrator - Introduction and Basic Setup

      5:50
    • 51. Illustrator - Basic Shapes

      10:10
    • 52. Illustrator - Complex Shapes - Updated

      7:04
    • 53. Illustrator - The Pen Tool

      13:52
    • 54. Illustrator - Pen Tool Practice

      10:59
    • 55. Illustrator - Pen Tool Practice part 2

      9:07
    • 56. Illustrator - Shape Builder Tool

      13:21
    • 57. Illustrator - Offset Path Tool

      7:49
    • 58. Illustrator - Offset Path with Text

      7:54
    • 59. PROJECT - Illustrator - Vector Illustration Project

      18:17
    • 60. Illustrator - Pixels and Grids

      6:43
    • 61. Logo Design Theory - The Characteristics Of Strong Logo Designs

      8:37
    • 62. Logo Design Theory - Logo Inspiration

      2:58
    • 63. Logo Design Theory - Mood Boards

      4:30
    • 64. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package

      11:12
    • 65. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - 2

      8:11
    • 66. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package -3

      11:54
    • 67. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - 4

      10:19
    • 68. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - 5

      10:02
    • 69. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - 6

      10:32
    • 70. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - 7

      13:50
    • 71. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - Branding Package

      9:04
    • 72. PROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - Branding Standards

      10:03
    • 73. GGI Module4 Lesson14 BrandExtentionPROJECT - Logo Design and Branding Package - Brand Extention

      9:13
    • 74. STUDENT CHALLENGE - Option 1 - Personal Brand Challenge

      2:19
    • 75. STUDENT CHALLENGE - Option 2 - Logo for GYM

      1:57
    • 76. PROJECT: Poster Design

      10:36
    • 77. PROJECT: Poster Design part 2

      8:55
    • 78. PROJECT: Poster Design - the finishing touches

      6:54
    • 79. What's Next? The Intermediate Level Masterclass! Here on Skillshare!

      4:11
    • 80. InDesign Section - Editorial Design Theory

      4:17
    • 81. InDesign Section - Editorial Design Theory - Part 2

      2:53
    • 82. PROJECT: Magazine Design in InDesign

      4:25
    • 83. Magazine 2 numbering

      7:30
    • 84. Magazine 3 FontCover Top

      6:47
    • 85. Magazine 4 CoverPhoto

      4:58
    • 86. Magazine 5 MainArticlesetup

      2:16
    • 87. Magazine 6 secondarticle

      7:09
    • 88. Magazine 7 frontcoverfinish

      3:58
    • 89. Magazine 8 frontcover directionalfeather

      3:44
    • 90. Magazine 9 paragraphstyles

      4:49
    • 91. Magazine 10 indexpage

      4:31
    • 92. Magazine 11 index finish

      7:21
    • 93. Magazine 12 firstspread

      5:54
    • 94. Magazine 12 firstspread blocking

      10:26
    • 95. Magazine 12 firstspread part2

      5:00
    • 96. Magazine 13 firstspread headlineandphoto

      8:23
    • 97. Magazine 14 textwrap

      5:04
    • 98. Magazine 15 finalfirstspreadangle

      1:47
    • 99. Magazine 16 realestatespread

      11:47
    • 100. Magazine 17 backcover

      4:28
    • 101. Magazine 18 Exporting

      3:52
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About This Class

NOTE: To download the course files and resources go to the Projects Tab (next to the community tab) in this course and take a look to the lower right, for a downloadable series of zip files. 

NOW Available on Skillshare! (The Full Course!)
As you can see, this course is updated
frequently with new lessons and projects!

Nov 2019 - NEW! - Adobe Illustrator introduction and tools section (vector tracing worksheet)
Nov 2019 -
NEW! - Photoshop section and Projects (including a new youtube thumbnail and book cover project)
Oct 2019 -
NEW!  11 page downloadable resource - The Guide to Grids
Oct 2019 -
NEW!  Color Theory and Color Harmony Lessons + new Downloadable Resources
May 2019 -
NEW! Downloadable Resources - the Anatomy of Typography poster and the Psychology of Color graphic! 

Graphic Design Master Class - Learn GREAT Design

Do you want to learn all the skills and techniques you need to create incredible designs? 

Do you want to know all there is to know about Design Theory?

Do you want to know the process of creating logos and branding packages? 

Are you intimidated by learning photoshop, illustrator or InDesign and want to learn through practical real world projects?

Than This class will be for you! Perfect for beginners to Graphic Design. 

We will extensively review Typography, color theory, layout and composition, how to use photos in design, photo manipulations and editing and magazine layout designbranding and logo design just to name a few. 

We also learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, illustrator and InDesign and do projects with real world applications. Every designer needs to know and master these programs and this course makes sure you know the essential tools to power through amazing projects. 

In Adobe Photoshop, we will review photo editing and manipulation techniques like how to cut objects out, duotones, changing color on objects, the liquify tool and we will create a compelling YouTube thumbnail with our newly learned photoshop skills as well as an entire book cover design project. 

In Adobe Illustrator, we will master the pen tool by hand tracing simple and complex shapes. We will explore the power of the shape builder tool and In the end of this section, we will design a complete logo design. There is an entirely new introduction and tools section that has been added where we work through a 7 page vector tracing worksheet and in the end create a complex vector illustration using our newly learned illustrator vector tools. Lastly, we will put together an event flyer to practice our layout skills, and even work through the branding process and create a logo, business card and letterhead for a business.

We will will create a magazine layout in InDesign and learn the master pages tool to drastically speed up your design workflow when working with multiple paged layouts. 

We will talk about branding basics, what makes a good logo? How do you extend your logo or brand to other marketing materials? 

I designed this extensive course to be gentle enough for new comers to design but detailed enough for everyone to get a TON out of this course.


New Mini-Course Added! (April 2019)
Discover Your Design Niche! 


Do you want to find out what design niche you should concentrate on? This is an exploratory mini-class added to the Graphic Design Masterclass course on Udemy (Section 15) that helps you find your next focus and explore many wonderful options for budding and established designers.

We are going to review some main core design categories and talk about what types of projects you will do and also what you will need to learn to leap into those design niches.

There are always more niches to discover but we will focus on the following in this mini-class:

Logo Design
Print & Editorial Design
Pattern Design and Illustration
Package Design
Branding Design
UX/UI Design
Social Media/Digital Graphic Designer

By the end of this class you will have a solid grasp of what each design niche entails. You will have confidence in choosing your top three focal niches to kickstart or enhance your design offerings and know what to learn next.