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Graphic Design Masterclass – Learn GREAT Design

The Ultimate Graphic Design Course Which Covers Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Design Theory, Branding and Logo Design
Lindsay Marsh
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Have a deep understanding of typography, color theory, photos, layout, blocking and other design theory and skills
Understand and learn the essential tools and capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Create logos and branding packages for potential clients
Learn photo editing and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop
Master the pen tool, shape builder tool and other essential vector design tools in Adobe Illustrator.
How to create editorial spreads and magazine layouts using Adobe InDesign
Understand solid logo design and ad design principles to create compelling campaigns and logos
Work through the entire package design process
Learn non-destructive editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop
Work through an event flyer design to understand strong type hierarchy, balance and overall design layout
Learn a few of the upcoming design trends for 2022 and how to create them!
Learn the history of fonts and typefaces and how to pair fonts
Learn the basics of Affinity Designer and learn the difference between Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer
Work through a 7 page vector tracing worksheet and feel confident creating a complex vector illustration by the end of this worksheet
NEW! Learn how to work with multiple page layouts in Adobe InDesign and create a cookbook cover and book
NEW! Learn the step-by-step process to becoming a graphic designer
NEW! Learn how to work with Photoshop Mockups to create great presentations
NEW! Learn word mapping and brainstorming techniques to increase your creativity in logo design and branding projects
NEW! Learn the Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop
NEW! Create Vector Art in Adobe Illustrator
NEW! Learn How to Encourage and Spark Creativity
NEW! How to create YouTube thumbnails and social media graphics
NEW! How to properly give and receive critiques and feedback
NEW! Understand how to create 3d objects and typography in Adobe Illustrator
NEW! Discover the latest 2022 updates to the Adobe software and understand the new artificial intelligence filters and tools
NEW! Learn how to predict future design trends and complete projects that use the most up to date trends
NEW! Learn about the history of graphic design styles in the last 130 years

As you can see, this course is updated frequently with new lessons, projects and resources!

January 2023 – NEW Resources! Design Book Recommendations and Resource on Graphic Design Pay
November 2022 – 
NEW Section! The History of Graphic Design Styles! 
August 2022 – 
NEW Section! Learn to Create a Custom Brand Presentation Mockup in Adobe Photoshop
January 2022 –
NEW Section! Design Trends 2022! We will figure out how to predict future design trends and create three projects!  
November 2021 –
NEW Sections! Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 2022 update lessons and Adobe Illustrator 3D class Project! 
June 2021 –
NEW Lesson! How to properly give and receive critiques and feedback
April 2021 –
 NEW! Section on how to create YouTube Thumbnails! 
March 2021 –
 NEW! Video on How to Encourage and Spark Creativity
March 2021 –
NEW!  Section on The Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop 2021!
March 2021 – NEW!  Section creating vector art in Adobe Illustrator 2021 using the new repeat tool and the blend tool.
February 2021 – NEW!  Detailed section on Adobe Photoshop Photo editing basics – New projects added! 
January 2021 –
NEW!  2021 Design Trends Section with three new student projects! 
November 2020 – NEW!  16 page History of Typography Guide, 16 Page Color Theory Guide and 8 Page Font Pairing Guide!
October 2020 –
Updated Lessons!  Photoshop 2021 Neural Filter and Liquify Tools
August 2020 –
Updated Lessons!  Logo Design and Branding Project
July 2020 –
NEW!  How to work with Photoshop Mockups! 
June 2020 –
NEW!  How to Become a Graphic Designer 14 page Resource Guide and Lessons!  
May 2020 – NEW!  InDesign Portfolio Builder Template!  
April 2020 –
NEW!  Entirely new Adobe InDesign Section including a cookbook project
April 2020 –
NEW!  Color Theory – Exploring Color Palettes Section
March 2020 – NEW! A Guide to My Favorite Fonts and Where to Download Them
Jan 2020 –
NEW! Lessons: 2020 Design Trends: and how to create them
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
July 2019 –
NEW!  Affinity Designer Section! Learn The Basic Tools and Differences Between Adobe Illustrator And Affinity Designer
May 2019 –
NEW! Downloadable Resources – the Anatomy of Typography poster and the Psychology of Color graphic! 
April 2019 –
NEW Lessons: Finding Your Graphic Design Niche and Focus!

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 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! 

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! 
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.

Important! The Course Guide & Downloadable .Zip File!

IMPORTANT! The Course Guide, Overview & Downloadable Resources

Having trouble with the larger .zip file? No problem you can download the file unzipped from my personal google drive right here... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xJI0H2rDF7DUAViDVR4UZCyIFPYr8hxi?usp=share_link

Exclusive Student Facebook Group - Post projects and join the discussion!

How to Become a Graphic Designer

What is Graphic Design? What Type of Projects Will I Do?
The Step-by-Step Process of Becoming a Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Theory

The Anatomy of Typography

Make sure to download the resources along the way! The Anatomy of Typography poster and jpg are attached. Great tool for referencing a lot of the type specific terms I use throughout the theory section of this class.

Different Type Styles
Detailed Review and History of Serif Fonts
Detailed Review - Sans-Serif Fonts
Using Type in Layout and Design
Font Pairing Basics
Design Theory - INTERMISSION
Working with Typography: Headlines and Multiple Word Phrases
Working with Typography: Large Blocks of Text
Color Theory: Color Wheel Basics and Color Harmony

Make sure to download the Color Harmony Chart! 

The Psychology of Color
Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes
Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes - Part 2
Color Theory - Exploring Color Palettes - part 3
EXTRA: Student Challenge - Exploring Color Palettes
Photos in Design
Layout and Blocking in Design
Layout Theory: Layout and Design
Layout Theory: Effective Layout
Layout Theory: Introduction to Grids in Design
Layout Theory: A Detailed Guide To Grids in Design
Layout Theory: Design Themes on multiple pages/panels
Small Design Details Matter In Design: Texture, Drop Shadows, Layering and Light
Let’s Get Technical: Color Profiles, Sizes and Bleed

NEW!!! The History of Graphic Design Styles

Introduction to the History of Style Movements
Art Nouveau and Bauhaus
Art Deco and Swiss Design Style
Pop Art and the Future
Student Project (You can come back after software training section if needed)

Adobe Photoshop - The Very Basics

Introduction to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Adobe Photoshop Introduction and Basic Setup
Adobe Photoshop - The Basics Worksheet - Part 1
Adobe Photoshop - The Basics Worksheet - Part 2
Adobe Photoshop - The Basics Worksheet - Part 3
Basics - Working with Photos
Basics - Brush Tool
Basic Practice Project
Basic Practice Project #2
Extra Lesson: Smart Objects

Adobe Photoshop - Introduction to Photo Editing

Photoshop Photo Editing Basics
Using Adjustments - The Hourglass Project
Using Adjustments - The Hourglass Project - 2
Using Adjustments - The Hourglass Project - 3
Photoshop Editing - The Plant Photo
Photoshop Editing - The Piano Photo
The Amazing Camera Raw Filter
Gradient Maps - 1
Gradient Maps - 2
Gradient Maps - 3
Gradient Maps - Final
Student Projects!

NEW! How to Encourage and Spark Creativity

How to Encourage and Spark Creativity

Photoshop Intermediate Tools

Duotones and Gradients
Cutting out and Isolating Objects
Cutting out and Isolating Objects - Part 2
The Amazing Content Aware Tool
Spot Healing Brush Tool
Layering Masks

Photoshop Editing and Manipulation - Intermediate Skills

Changing Hair Color
Changing Object Color
NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools - Liquify and Photo Touchup
NEW! Photo Manipulation Tools - Part 2
NEW! The Neural Filter - AI Technology in Photoshop 2021
Non-destructive Editing Part 1
Non-destructive Editing - Part 2
Student Question: How to use Warp Tool for 3-D Mock-ups

Photoshop Projects - Double Exposure Effect

Introduction Project - Man and the Mountains
Part 2
Second Project: The Cat and the Forest
Select and Mask REVIEW
Third Project - The Girl and the Road

Adobe Photoshop - 2022 Updates

part 1
part 2
part 3 - Harmonization

Photoshop Projects - YouTube Thumbnail

Part 1 - Getting Started
Seltzer Thumbnail Project - Part 2
Seltzer Thumbnail Project - Part 3
Travel Hacks - Thumbnail Project
Graphic Design - Thumbnail Project
Graphic Design - Thumbnail Project - Part 2

Photoshop Project - Book Cover Design

Discovering Your Concept
Our Cover Idea
Photo Editing
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