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Learn To Exploit Graphic Design

Toby Smith, Aficionado in all things design

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8 Videos (2m)
    • What Is Design and What Do Designers Do?

    • Design Process

    • The Elements

    • The 6 Elements Of Design

    • The Principles Of Design

    • Design Elements In The Real World

    • Design Principles In The Real World

    • Course Review


About This Class

Are you tired of learning Photoshop tricks without understanding how to apply the software to real design? Or maybe you just want to understand what really is design and how can you become a real designer?

Design goes way beyond software and there is a lot of theory behind it. In this introductory course, you'll learn the basics needed to create amazing and real design.

For this course, you won't need any sort of equipment or specific software. "Why? Isn't design just Photoshop?" you may ask, to which I answer "No, my dear reader! It is not!". By understanding the process behind what real designers do and understand, you will also be able to see what makes good design. Why is that logo appealing? Why does that poster grab my attention? How is it that I can understand that ad, even though nothing is written on it? After participating in this course, you'll finally understand more of design and gain the ability to see the world in a different way.

From the history of communication to the 5 basics principles of design, if you really want to learn design this is the perfect course for you!

What are the requirements?

  • No software needed!
  • No special equipment needed!
  • Bring an open mind and thirst for knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • What is design?
  • What isn't design?
  • What does a designer do?
  • What is the difference between design and art?
  • Must a designer know how to draw?
  • Design process
  • The basic elements
  • The five main principles of design
  • How to identify design elements in the wild
  • How to see design through new eyes

Who will benefit from this class?

  • Anyone interested in learning about design
  • No prior knowledge needed!





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Toby Smith

Aficionado in all things design

Toby Smith, an engineering student at university, decided to learn graphic design to make his portfolios stand out and to make some side-income on Fiverr.

After struggling with his non-creative nature, he realised that he could use logic and rules to make designs for all audiences and purposes.

He wants to show people that you don't have to be an artist to design.

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