Master Graphic Design & Software with Practical Projects | Lindsay Marsh | Skillshare

Master Graphic Design & Software with Practical Projects

Lindsay Marsh, Teacher & Freelance Designer 14+ Years ✅

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61 Lessons (10h 22m)
    • 1. Course Preview

      3:41
    • 2. Course Guide

      2:52
    • 3. Creating Badges Part 1

      9:53
    • 4. Creating Badges Part 2

      9:56
    • 5. Creating Badges Part 3

      6:20
    • 6. Logo Design for Our Package Design Project

      15:14
    • 7. Package Design Getting Started

      9:23
    • 8. Package Design - Photo Editing

      13:18
    • 9. Package Design - Photo Editing part 2

      6:21
    • 10. Getting started in Illustrator

      12:24
    • 11. Layout and Design

      9:55
    • 12. Finishing Up

      6:51
    • 13. Working with Adobe Dimensions

      7:43
    • 14. Backside Design

      16:57
    • 15. Exporting and Print Prep

      6:06
    • 16. Book Cover Design - Discovering Your Concept

      14:55
    • 17. Book Cover Design - Romance Novel - Cover Ideas

      13:58
    • 18. Book Cover Design - Romance Novel - Photo Editing

      10:39
    • 19. Book Cover Design - Romance Novel - Non-Destructive Editing

      13:12
    • 20. Book Cover Design - Romance Novel - Spine, Bleed and Exporting

      9:00
    • 21. Book Cover Design - Romance Novel - Exporting

      6:05
    • 22. Non-Fiction Book Cover - Getting Started

      9:54
    • 23. Non-Fiction Book Cover - Pill Image

      8:56
    • 24. Non-Fiction Book Cover - Typography and the Title

      13:17
    • 25. Non-Fiction Book Cover - The Background

      11:15
    • 26. Non-Fiction Book Cover - Spine and Back

      10:55
    • 27. Non-Fiction Book Cover - The Back and Exporting

      12:41
    • 28. Children's Book Cover - The Title

      12:52
    • 29. Children's Book Cover - Drawing and Sketching

      11:39
    • 30. Children's Book Cover - Exporting

      3:00
    • 31. Youtube Thumbnail

      12:32
    • 32. Youtube Thumbnail - part 2

      11:22
    • 33. Album Art Cover

      10:33
    • 34. Album Art Cover - Highlights and Shadows

      9:30
    • 35. Album Art Cover - Exporting

      11:58
    • 36. Magazine Article Spread

      11:43
    • 37. Magazine Article Spread - Working with photos

      10:05
    • 38. Magazine Article Spread - inside spread

      14:28
    • 39. Magazine Front Cover

      11:24
    • 40. Magazine Front Cover - Working with Titles

      7:46
    • 41. Magazine Front Cover - Exporting

      10:42
    • 42. Conference Branding - Getting Started

      11:32
    • 43. Conference Branding - Logo Design

      12:44
    • 44. Conference Branding - Colors

      14:28
    • 45. Conference Branding - Final Logo

      7:37
    • 46. Conference Branding - Color Matching

      6:36
    • 47. Conference Branding - Poster Design

      11:19
    • 48. Conference Branding - Editing Images

      10:48
    • 49. Conference Branding - Lanyards

      12:58
    • 50. Conference Branding - Lanyards - part 2

      8:09
    • 51. Conference Branding - Client Presentation

      12:56
    • 52. Conference Branding - File Prep

      9:32
    • 53. Conference Branding - Postcard

      11:03
    • 54. Conference Branding - Postcard Back

      10:01
    • 55. Conference Branding - Large Banner

      10:05
    • 56. Conference Branding - Large Banner Exporting

      6:50
    • 57. Conference Branding - Facebook Ads

      11:17
    • 58. Conference Branding - Facebook Ads part 2

      6:00
    • 59. Conference Branding - Powerpoint Slides

      7:33
    • 60. Conference Branding - Display Ads

      12:01
    • 61. Conference Branding - Display Ads - Part 2

      6:57
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About This Class

Do you like to learn by doing practical real-world projects? This project-based course is extensive, starting at beginner level and moving all the way to advanced level design projects. With over 10+ hours of video-based project learning this course was created to appeal to graphic design students of any level and can help expose students to all the most popular graphic design projects while learning software and design principles.

We master all aspects of design including theory, layout, color, exporting and preparing files for print, working with digital and print files and of course mastering the Adobe software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. 



We will walk through step by step the creation of: 



Badges and Seals



Logo Design

A Complete Package Design for a food project, including the front, back, labels and print preparation.

We cover Book cover design and we conquer three different types of book covers including a romance novel, a non-fiction book and an illustrative children’s book cover. We talk about what makes a solid book cover and follow basic layout principles, use grids, work with typography and learn how to create concepts that pop using examples as our guide. 



 

We will conquer digital projects as well including going over what makes compelling YouTube cover photos and we will create a dynamic one together.


We even talk about creating digital art and as we create an eclectic modern album art cover. 



Then, we master editorial design as we create a dynamic cover for a home cooking magazine as well as a full article spread. We talk about how to work with larger blocks of text, font pairing and headlines and how to maximize both Photoshop and InDesign to maximize our impact. 



 

Last, but certainly not least we will have a 4+ hour advanced section for those looking for more detailed real-world projects. We will create from scratch the entire branding package for a conference including the Logo design, lanyards, posters, advertising, a digital marketing campaign, large format welcome banners and even a postcard.

This extensive section is perfect for those looking to learn how to export and work with files of all types, how to export, prepare and save them for professional print or for the press.

This section goes into an entire new level of detail that will satisfy those curious on how to take on real large-scale graphic design projects for clients. 



 

This course is prefect for those who prefer a project-based hands on learning approach and for those who love to see all types of different projects being created. This course is great for those wanting to learn and maximize Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and learn tons and tons of new tools along the way that can speed up your workflow.

This course is great for beginners, advanced designers and everyone in-between, there is something for everyone, so let’s master graphic design by creating some fantastic and professional level projects together!