Certificate In Learning Path: Graphic Design Online Course

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Learn a full understanding of the graphic design profession

This learning path will prepare you for a job in the field of graphic design. This learning path is intended for complete beginners or those relatively new to design in order to understand what a graphic designer does and how to get a job in the graphic design field -- either as a full time job or as freelance designer.

Learning Path Structure

This learning path is structured in such a way that anyone can begin with absolutely no knowledge of graphic design and leave with a full understanding of the graphic design profession, an understanding of the skills and tools necessary for success in graphic design, an understanding of how to get a job or freelance work in graphic design, and an understanding of how to use the industry standard graphic design tools to create outstanding graphic design work.

Industry Standard Software Training

It's not enough to know how design works - graphic designers need to understand how to use the tools of the trade. In the Professional Graphic Designer Bundle you will learn all of the industry standard graphic design tools:

Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Work From Home

Although some graphic designers go to an office to work every day, many graphic designers work from their home. You can make a good living doing freelance graphic design work. Many companies will employ you full time but allow you to work from home.

Exam Preparation and Learning Order of Courses

  1. Graphic Design Fundamentals (No software needed)
  2. Learn Photoshop CC Essentials (Photoshop CC needed)
  3. Getting Started with Illustrator CC (Illustrator CC needed)
  4. Getting Started With InDesign CC (InDesign CC needed)
  5. Typography From A to Z (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign needed)
  6. Become a Professional Logo Designer

 Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Learning Path: Graphic Design
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate In Learning Path: Graphic Design Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Learning Path: Graphic Design experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online  by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion and will be issued a certificate via email.

Graphic Design Fundamentals

Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Hello And Welcome 
  • What Is Graphic Design? 
  • Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers? 
  • Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore 

Visual Communication Fundamentals

  • What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing
  • Organizing Information In Your Layouts 
  • Using Alignment To Your Advantage 
  • Setting The Design's Rhythm 
  • Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace 
  • Creating Visual Interest With Contrast 
  • Designs That Work And Don't Work 

Building Successful Layouts

  • Determining The Design's Message 
  • The Terminology Of Type 
  • Typeface Styles & Resources 
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy 
  • Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact
  • Building Your Design's Colour Palette
  • Understanding Colour Spaces 
  • Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts 
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics 

The Tools To Put It All Together

  • An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade 
  • Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools 
  • Web Design Tools & Software 
  • HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science? 

Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer

  • Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance 
  • Getting Started And How To Land Work
  • Joining The Design Community 
  • Finding Continued Inspiration 

Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion

  • Wrapping Up

Learn Photoshop CC Essentials

Introduction to Photoshop CC

  • Introduction to the course
  • Workspace Basics
  • New Documents and Custom Presets
  • Project - Contrasting Images

Learn Essential Photoshop CC Skills

  • Section Introduction
  • Breaking Down the Interface
  • Creating, Modifying and Deleting Workspaces
  • Creating and Saving New Documents
  • Zooming and Document Navigation
  • Undoing Mistakes with the History Panel
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Basic Image Manipulation

  • Section Introduction
  • Resizing Images
  • Understanding the Crop Tool
  • Working with Canvas Size
  • Manipulation with Free Transform
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Selections

  • Section Introduction
  • Using Selections
  • Selections with the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Adding and Subtracting Selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Floating and Duplicating Selections
  • Creating Selections Using The Quick Selection Tool
  • Free Transforming Selections
  • Advanced Selection Tools
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Layers

  • Section Introduction
  • Introduction to Layers
  • Removing Image Backgrounds
  • Combining Images
  • Rearranging, Resizing and Renaming Layers
  • Working with Multiple Layers
  • Blending Modes, Opacity and Fill Layers
  • Getting Organized with Layer Groups
  • Basic Text Manipulation
  • Advanced Text Manipulation
  • Filtering Layers By Type
  • Introduction to Clipping and Layer Masks
  • Section Review and Exercises

Working with Images in Photoshop

  • Section Introduction
  • Removing Red Eye From Photos
  • Removing Blemishes
  • Touch Ups and Spot Healing
  • Tone and Focus
  • Using Auto Correct Commands
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Additional Color Correction
  • Non-Destructive Correcting
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Filters

  • Section Introduction
  • Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
  • Working with the Filter Gallery
  • Using Filters Non-Destructively
  • Introducing Layer Styles
  • Section Review and Exercise

Conclusion

  • Course Recap
  • Additional Resources for Learning
  • Closing Message
  • Certificate Exam Access

Getting Started With InDesign CC

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Launching Adobe InDesign CC

The InDesign Environment

  • Touring the Interface
  • Zooming, Navigating And Getting Around
  • A Quick Note On Display Performance
  • Creating Custom Workspaces

Working With Documents

  • Creating New Documents
  • Setting Up Multiple Columns
  • Setting Your Document Up For Offset Printing
  • Using Rulers And Guides
  • InDesign’s Preview Mode
  • Inserting, Deleting, And Rearranging Pages

Handling Text In InDesign

  • Creating Text Frames & Importing Text
  • Adjusting Text Frames
  • Setting Text Frame Options
  • Threading Text Frames
  • Basic Text Formatting
  • Advanced Text Formatting

Working With Shapes, Colours & Graphics

  • Creating Shapes And Working With Colour
  • Applying Strokes To Shapes
  • Managing Objects In Your Layout
  • Inserting Images Into Your Layout
  • Fitting Graphics Within Frames

Saving & Exporting Your Work

  • Saving And Exporting Layouts
  • Exporting Your Work As A PDF

Wrapping Up

  • Where to go from here
  • Certificate Exam Access

Getting Started with Illustrator CC

Getting Started

  • Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn
  • Understanding Raster & Vector Graphics
  • A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats

Getting Comfortable in the Illustrator Environment

  • Opening, Creating & Working With Multiple Documents
  • A Tour Of The Illustrator Interface
  • Customizing The Illustrator Environment
  • Saving Interface Workspaces
  • Zooming and Navigation Techniques
  • Using Illustrator's Outline Mode

Working With Selections

  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Free-Handing Selections With The Lasso Tool
  • Selecting Objects Based On Colour
  • Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Saving & Reloading Selections

Drawing Shapes & Paths

  • Drawing Rectangles & Squares
  • Drawing Ovals & Circles
  • Drawing Rounded Rectangles, Polygons & Stars
  • Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
  • Drawing With The Pencil Tool (And Erasing Mistakes)
  • Understanding Vector Paths
  • Introducing Illustrator Brushes
  • Using The Blob Brush

Managing Objects

  • Moving And Duplicating Objects
  • Aligning And Spacing Objects Apart
  • Grouping And Ungrouping Objects
  • Locking And Hiding
  • Controlling Stacking Order
  • Rotating, Reflecting, And Transforming Shapes
  • Precise Positioning Using The Transform Panel
  • Precisely Transforming And Positioning Objects
  • Automatically Calculating In The Transform Panel
  • Aligning To A Key Object

Working With Colour

  • Methods For Applying Fills And Strokes
  • Setting Stroke Options
  • Creating A Dashed Outline Effect
  • Exploring Illustrator's Swatch Libraries
  • Mixing And Saving Custom Colours
  • Creating, Saving, And Using Custom Gradients
  • Filling Objects With Patterns
  • Copying Fills And Strokes

Working With Type

  • Creating Point And Area Type
  • Importing Large Amounts Of Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Area Type Options
  • Creating Type on a Path
  • Converting Text To Shapes

Going Further With Illustrator

  • Introducing Layers
  • Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
  • Applying Special Effects
  • Exploring The Appearance Panel

Saving & Exporting Your Work

  • Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
  • Saving Your Work For The Web

Wrapping Up

  • Where to Go From Here
  • Certificate Exam Access

Typography From A to Z

1.Introduction

  • Course Introduction
  • First typography exercise
  • Exercise walkthrough Part 1
  • Exercise walkthrough Part 2

2.Vocabulary

  • Introduction to Vocabulary
  • Introduction to Kerning
  • Introduction to Tracking
  • Introduction To Leading -part I
  • Introduction To Leading- part II
  • Cleaning Up Paragraphs
  • Fonts V Typefaces
  • Introduction to Typography Tools
  • Manipulating Type with Illustrator
  • Manipulating Type with Photoshop
  • Manipulating Type with InDesign
  • Vocabulary Recap
  • Vocabulary Quiz

3.Classifications

  • Introduction to Classifications
  • Standard Classifications Part 1
  • Standard Classifications Part 2
  • Classifications of Fonts Part 1
  • Classifications of Fonts Part 2
  • Classification Recap
  • Classification Quiz

4.User Experience

  • Intro to UX
  • How fonts Impact a Message
  • How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 1
  • How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 2
  • UX exercise
  • UX Exercise Walkthrough
  • UX recap

5.Typography for Advertising

  • App type Introduction
  • Print vs web
  • Point size of apps
  • Contrast
  • App font styles-weights
  • Font vs web assets
  • App Recap
  • App exercise introduction
  • App exercise walkthrough

6.Adverts, web and print

  • Type in ads introduction
  • How text makes the sell
  • Foreign languages
  • Balancing text and images
  • Web vs. print advertising
  • Web advertising exercise
  • Web advertising exercise walkthrough
  • Advertising Recap

7.Typography for logos

  • Logo introduction
  • Logo bonus lecture
  • Plain text logos
  • Altered Type Logos
  • Logo with graphics
  • Logo project introduction
  • Logo exercise walkthrough
  • Logo recap

8.Print and type

  • Type in print introduction
  • Understanding print mediums
  • Sending files to printer
  • Food Ad truck introduction
  • Food Ad truck walkthrough
  • Type in print recap

9.Publishing

  • Digital publishing intro
  • Preparing files for digital use
  • Digital publishing is a combination
  • Digital publishing exercise Introduction
  • Digital publishing exercise walkthrough
  • Digital Publishing recap

10.End discussions

  • Course Conclusion
  • Additional resources
  • Final Notes
  • Type Final Part 1
  • Type Final Part 2
  • Certificate Exam Access

Become a Professional Logo Designer

Introduction

  • Welcome, Here's What You'll Learn
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Course Requirements
  • What You'll Be Able To Accomplish With This Course

Getting Started

  • Introduction To Getting Started
  • An Introduction To Logo Design
  • What Exactly Is A Logo?
  • Why Do Logos Even Exist? What Is Their Purpose?
  • Most Logos Are Meaningless
  • Logos Identify Our Tribe
  • A Metaphor For Logos
  • Successful Logo Requirements
  • Logos For Small Business
  • A Brief History Of Logo Design

Logo Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics

  • Introduction To Logo Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics
  • Can Only Artists Design Great Logos?
  • Why Small Business Needs Your Logo Design Skills
  • Guidelines And Best Practices For Logo Design
  • Analyzing Globally Recognizable Logos
  • Trends In Logo Design
  • Copying, Stealing...Plagiarism!
  • Avoid The Cliche
  • Why Bad Logos Don’t Work

A Logo's Visual Elements

  • Organizing A Logo's Visual Information
  • Introduction To A Logo's Visual Elements
  • Using Alignment Within Logos
  • Using Whitespace To Your Advantage
  • Creating Visual Interest With Movement

The Power Of Typography

  • Introduction To The Power Of Typography
  • Type-Only Logos
  • Understanding Typeface Styles
  • Typography Terminology
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
  • Forbidden Fonts!
  • Font Resources

Understanding Colour

  • Introduction To Understanding Colour
  • How Colour Is Interpreted
  • Brand Differentiation Via Color
  • How Many Colours Should A Logo Have
  • Understanding Color Spaces

The Logo Design Process

  • Introduction To The Logo Design Process
  • Step 1: Getting Started With Client Questions
  • Step 2: Research And Information Gathering
  • Step 3: Brainstorming Ideas
  • Step 4: Moving To The Computer
  • Step 5: Presenting Your Best Ideas
  • Step 6: Final Logo Delivery

Graphics Fundamentals

  • Introduction To Graphics Fundamentals
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics
  • Alternatives To Photoshop
  • Alternatives To Illustrator
  • How Does InDesign Fit Into All This?

Adobe Illustrator Primer

  • Introduction To Adobe Illustrator Primer
  • Getting Started With Illustrator
  • Understanding Paths And Anchor Points
  • AligningAnd Spacing Objects
  • Grouping, Locking, Stacking, And Duplicating Objects
  • Working With Color
  • Building Colour Schemes And Palettes
  • Illustrator Typography
  • Advanced Typography Techniques
  • Mastering The Pen Tool

Adobe Photoshop Primer

  • Introduction To Adobe Photoshop Primer
  • Getting Started With Photoshop
  • Understanding Resolution And Resizing
  • Using Photoshop Layers
  • Creating And Modifying Selections
  • Handling And Formatting Text

Creating A Logo With Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Introduction To Creating A Logo With Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Clean Up With Photoshop
  • Automatically Converting Pixels To Vector Shapes
  • Manually Tracing Pixels To Create Vector Shapes
  • Ideas For Logo Variations
  • Saving To Different File Formats From Illustrator
  • Saving To Different File Formats From Photoshop

Additional Resources

  • Introduction To Additional Resources
  • Inspirational Resources For Logo Designers
  • How Much Should You Charge?
  • How To Find Clients
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn a full understanding of the graphic design profession

This learning path will prepare you for a job in the field of graphic design. This learning path is intended for complete beginners or those relatively new to design in order to understand what a graphic designer does and how to get a job in the graphic design field -- either as a full time job or as freelance designer.

Learning Path Structure

This learning path is structured in such a way that anyone can begin with absolutely no knowledge of graphic design and leave with a full understanding of the graphic design profession, an understanding of the skills and tools necessary for success in graphic design, an understanding of how to get a job or freelance work in graphic design, and an understanding of how to use the industry standard graphic design tools to create outstanding graphic design work.

Industry Standard Software Training

It's not enough to know how design works - graphic designers need to understand how to use the tools of the trade. In the Professional Graphic Designer Bundle you will learn all of the industry standard graphic design tools:

Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Work From Home

Although some graphic designers go to an office to work every day, many graphic designers work from their home. You can make a good living doing freelance graphic design work. Many companies will employ you full time but allow you to work from home.

Exam Preparation and Learning Order of Courses

  1. Graphic Design Fundamentals (No software needed)
  2. Learn Photoshop CC Essentials (Photoshop CC needed)
  3. Getting Started with Illustrator CC (Illustrator CC needed)
  4. Getting Started With InDesign CC (InDesign CC needed)
  5. Typography From A to Z (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign needed)
  6. Become a Professional Logo Designer

 Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Learning Path: Graphic Design
  2. Comprehensive 6 module Accredited Certificate In Learning Path: Graphic Design Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Learning Path: Graphic Design experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online  by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion and will be issued a certificate via email.

Graphic Design Fundamentals

Introduction to Graphic Design

  • Hello And Welcome 
  • What Is Graphic Design? 
  • Can Only Skilled Artists Be Good Graphic Designers? 
  • Areas Of Graphic Design To Explore 

Visual Communication Fundamentals

  • What Makes A Design Visually Pleasing
  • Organizing Information In Your Layouts 
  • Using Alignment To Your Advantage 
  • Setting The Design's Rhythm 
  • Letting A Design Breathe With Whitespace 
  • Creating Visual Interest With Contrast 
  • Designs That Work And Don't Work 

Building Successful Layouts

  • Determining The Design's Message 
  • The Terminology Of Type 
  • Typeface Styles & Resources 
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy 
  • Understanding Colour's Psychological Impact
  • Building Your Design's Colour Palette
  • Understanding Colour Spaces 
  • Sourcing Imagery For Your Layouts 
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics 

The Tools To Put It All Together

  • An Overview Of The Tools Of The Trade 
  • Alternatives To Standard Industry Tools 
  • Web Design Tools & Software 
  • HTML & CSS: Is It Really Rocket Science? 

Starting A Career As a Graphic Designer

  • Getting A Job As A Graphic Designer vs Going Freelance 
  • Getting Started And How To Land Work
  • Joining The Design Community 
  • Finding Continued Inspiration 

Becoming a Graphic Designer | Conclusion

  • Wrapping Up

Learn Photoshop CC Essentials

Introduction to Photoshop CC

  • Introduction to the course
  • Workspace Basics
  • New Documents and Custom Presets
  • Project - Contrasting Images

Learn Essential Photoshop CC Skills

  • Section Introduction
  • Breaking Down the Interface
  • Creating, Modifying and Deleting Workspaces
  • Creating and Saving New Documents
  • Zooming and Document Navigation
  • Undoing Mistakes with the History Panel
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Basic Image Manipulation

  • Section Introduction
  • Resizing Images
  • Understanding the Crop Tool
  • Working with Canvas Size
  • Manipulation with Free Transform
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Selections

  • Section Introduction
  • Using Selections
  • Selections with the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Adding and Subtracting Selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Floating and Duplicating Selections
  • Creating Selections Using The Quick Selection Tool
  • Free Transforming Selections
  • Advanced Selection Tools
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Layers

  • Section Introduction
  • Introduction to Layers
  • Removing Image Backgrounds
  • Combining Images
  • Rearranging, Resizing and Renaming Layers
  • Working with Multiple Layers
  • Blending Modes, Opacity and Fill Layers
  • Getting Organized with Layer Groups
  • Basic Text Manipulation
  • Advanced Text Manipulation
  • Filtering Layers By Type
  • Introduction to Clipping and Layer Masks
  • Section Review and Exercises

Working with Images in Photoshop

  • Section Introduction
  • Removing Red Eye From Photos
  • Removing Blemishes
  • Touch Ups and Spot Healing
  • Tone and Focus
  • Using Auto Correct Commands
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Additional Color Correction
  • Non-Destructive Correcting
  • Section Review and Exercise

Learn Photoshop Filters

  • Section Introduction
  • Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
  • Working with the Filter Gallery
  • Using Filters Non-Destructively
  • Introducing Layer Styles
  • Section Review and Exercise

Conclusion

  • Course Recap
  • Additional Resources for Learning
  • Closing Message
  • Certificate Exam Access

Getting Started With InDesign CC

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Launching Adobe InDesign CC

The InDesign Environment

  • Touring the Interface
  • Zooming, Navigating And Getting Around
  • A Quick Note On Display Performance
  • Creating Custom Workspaces

Working With Documents

  • Creating New Documents
  • Setting Up Multiple Columns
  • Setting Your Document Up For Offset Printing
  • Using Rulers And Guides
  • InDesign’s Preview Mode
  • Inserting, Deleting, And Rearranging Pages

Handling Text In InDesign

  • Creating Text Frames & Importing Text
  • Adjusting Text Frames
  • Setting Text Frame Options
  • Threading Text Frames
  • Basic Text Formatting
  • Advanced Text Formatting

Working With Shapes, Colours & Graphics

  • Creating Shapes And Working With Colour
  • Applying Strokes To Shapes
  • Managing Objects In Your Layout
  • Inserting Images Into Your Layout
  • Fitting Graphics Within Frames

Saving & Exporting Your Work

  • Saving And Exporting Layouts
  • Exporting Your Work As A PDF

Wrapping Up

  • Where to go from here
  • Certificate Exam Access

Getting Started with Illustrator CC

Getting Started

  • Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn
  • Understanding Raster & Vector Graphics
  • A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats

Getting Comfortable in the Illustrator Environment

  • Opening, Creating & Working With Multiple Documents
  • A Tour Of The Illustrator Interface
  • Customizing The Illustrator Environment
  • Saving Interface Workspaces
  • Zooming and Navigation Techniques
  • Using Illustrator's Outline Mode

Working With Selections

  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Free-Handing Selections With The Lasso Tool
  • Selecting Objects Based On Colour
  • Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Saving & Reloading Selections

Drawing Shapes & Paths

  • Drawing Rectangles & Squares
  • Drawing Ovals & Circles
  • Drawing Rounded Rectangles, Polygons & Stars
  • Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
  • Drawing With The Pencil Tool (And Erasing Mistakes)
  • Understanding Vector Paths
  • Introducing Illustrator Brushes
  • Using The Blob Brush

Managing Objects

  • Moving And Duplicating Objects
  • Aligning And Spacing Objects Apart
  • Grouping And Ungrouping Objects
  • Locking And Hiding
  • Controlling Stacking Order
  • Rotating, Reflecting, And Transforming Shapes
  • Precise Positioning Using The Transform Panel
  • Precisely Transforming And Positioning Objects
  • Automatically Calculating In The Transform Panel
  • Aligning To A Key Object

Working With Colour

  • Methods For Applying Fills And Strokes
  • Setting Stroke Options
  • Creating A Dashed Outline Effect
  • Exploring Illustrator's Swatch Libraries
  • Mixing And Saving Custom Colours
  • Creating, Saving, And Using Custom Gradients
  • Filling Objects With Patterns
  • Copying Fills And Strokes

Working With Type

  • Creating Point And Area Type
  • Importing Large Amounts Of Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Area Type Options
  • Creating Type on a Path
  • Converting Text To Shapes

Going Further With Illustrator

  • Introducing Layers
  • Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
  • Applying Special Effects
  • Exploring The Appearance Panel

Saving & Exporting Your Work

  • Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
  • Saving Your Work For The Web

Wrapping Up

  • Where to Go From Here
  • Certificate Exam Access

Typography From A to Z

1.Introduction

  • Course Introduction
  • First typography exercise
  • Exercise walkthrough Part 1
  • Exercise walkthrough Part 2

2.Vocabulary

  • Introduction to Vocabulary
  • Introduction to Kerning
  • Introduction to Tracking
  • Introduction To Leading -part I
  • Introduction To Leading- part II
  • Cleaning Up Paragraphs
  • Fonts V Typefaces
  • Introduction to Typography Tools
  • Manipulating Type with Illustrator
  • Manipulating Type with Photoshop
  • Manipulating Type with InDesign
  • Vocabulary Recap
  • Vocabulary Quiz

3.Classifications

  • Introduction to Classifications
  • Standard Classifications Part 1
  • Standard Classifications Part 2
  • Classifications of Fonts Part 1
  • Classifications of Fonts Part 2
  • Classification Recap
  • Classification Quiz

4.User Experience

  • Intro to UX
  • How fonts Impact a Message
  • How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 1
  • How user Perceive a brand and True Purpose Part 2
  • UX exercise
  • UX Exercise Walkthrough
  • UX recap

5.Typography for Advertising

  • App type Introduction
  • Print vs web
  • Point size of apps
  • Contrast
  • App font styles-weights
  • Font vs web assets
  • App Recap
  • App exercise introduction
  • App exercise walkthrough

6.Adverts, web and print

  • Type in ads introduction
  • How text makes the sell
  • Foreign languages
  • Balancing text and images
  • Web vs. print advertising
  • Web advertising exercise
  • Web advertising exercise walkthrough
  • Advertising Recap

7.Typography for logos

  • Logo introduction
  • Logo bonus lecture
  • Plain text logos
  • Altered Type Logos
  • Logo with graphics
  • Logo project introduction
  • Logo exercise walkthrough
  • Logo recap

8.Print and type

  • Type in print introduction
  • Understanding print mediums
  • Sending files to printer
  • Food Ad truck introduction
  • Food Ad truck walkthrough
  • Type in print recap

9.Publishing

  • Digital publishing intro
  • Preparing files for digital use
  • Digital publishing is a combination
  • Digital publishing exercise Introduction
  • Digital publishing exercise walkthrough
  • Digital Publishing recap

10.End discussions

  • Course Conclusion
  • Additional resources
  • Final Notes
  • Type Final Part 1
  • Type Final Part 2
  • Certificate Exam Access

Become a Professional Logo Designer

Introduction

  • Welcome, Here's What You'll Learn
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Course Requirements
  • What You'll Be Able To Accomplish With This Course

Getting Started

  • Introduction To Getting Started
  • An Introduction To Logo Design
  • What Exactly Is A Logo?
  • Why Do Logos Even Exist? What Is Their Purpose?
  • Most Logos Are Meaningless
  • Logos Identify Our Tribe
  • A Metaphor For Logos
  • Successful Logo Requirements
  • Logos For Small Business
  • A Brief History Of Logo Design

Logo Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics

  • Introduction To Logo Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics
  • Can Only Artists Design Great Logos?
  • Why Small Business Needs Your Logo Design Skills
  • Guidelines And Best Practices For Logo Design
  • Analyzing Globally Recognizable Logos
  • Trends In Logo Design
  • Copying, Stealing...Plagiarism!
  • Avoid The Cliche
  • Why Bad Logos Don’t Work

A Logo's Visual Elements

  • Organizing A Logo's Visual Information
  • Introduction To A Logo's Visual Elements
  • Using Alignment Within Logos
  • Using Whitespace To Your Advantage
  • Creating Visual Interest With Movement

The Power Of Typography

  • Introduction To The Power Of Typography
  • Type-Only Logos
  • Understanding Typeface Styles
  • Typography Terminology
  • Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
  • Forbidden Fonts!
  • Font Resources

Understanding Colour

  • Introduction To Understanding Colour
  • How Colour Is Interpreted
  • Brand Differentiation Via Color
  • How Many Colours Should A Logo Have
  • Understanding Color Spaces

The Logo Design Process

  • Introduction To The Logo Design Process
  • Step 1: Getting Started With Client Questions
  • Step 2: Research And Information Gathering
  • Step 3: Brainstorming Ideas
  • Step 4: Moving To The Computer
  • Step 5: Presenting Your Best Ideas
  • Step 6: Final Logo Delivery

Graphics Fundamentals

  • Introduction To Graphics Fundamentals
  • Raster vs Vector Graphics
  • Alternatives To Photoshop
  • Alternatives To Illustrator
  • How Does InDesign Fit Into All This?

Adobe Illustrator Primer

  • Introduction To Adobe Illustrator Primer
  • Getting Started With Illustrator
  • Understanding Paths And Anchor Points
  • AligningAnd Spacing Objects
  • Grouping, Locking, Stacking, And Duplicating Objects
  • Working With Color
  • Building Colour Schemes And Palettes
  • Illustrator Typography
  • Advanced Typography Techniques
  • Mastering The Pen Tool

Adobe Photoshop Primer

  • Introduction To Adobe Photoshop Primer
  • Getting Started With Photoshop
  • Understanding Resolution And Resizing
  • Using Photoshop Layers
  • Creating And Modifying Selections
  • Handling And Formatting Text

Creating A Logo With Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Introduction To Creating A Logo With Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Clean Up With Photoshop
  • Automatically Converting Pixels To Vector Shapes
  • Manually Tracing Pixels To Create Vector Shapes
  • Ideas For Logo Variations
  • Saving To Different File Formats From Illustrator
  • Saving To Different File Formats From Photoshop

Additional Resources

  • Introduction To Additional Resources
  • Inspirational Resources For Logo Designers
  • How Much Should You Charge?
  • How To Find Clients
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009SRLPGD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 15 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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