Graphic Design Masterclass: The NEXT Level (Intermediate)

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The Graphic design masterclass Intermediate level, are you ready to level up your design skills

 

Who should take this class? Those with very basic skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You already may be familiar with the pen tool basics understand the layering system and know a few other basic tools. You have little experience using these programs and have a solid basic working knowledge of these programs.

 

Or you have taken my Graphic Design Masterclass: Learn Great Design, the first in this masterclass series, although taking this class is not a requirement to join on this one, just those basic software skills. But this class Is a natural next intermediate step.

 

This is a practical design course meant to teach you techniques and skills by producing real-world projects.

 

We will first talk about intermediate techniques when it comes to Adobe Photoshop, like diving deep into removing complex objects from photos and using content-aware tools. We then will talk about photo composites and put two totally different photos together using curves and other more intermediate Photoshop tools.

 

We will brush up on your brush tool in Photoshop to learn how to paint on realistic shadows that can be applied to a variety of situations.

 

We quickly get into real-world projects by tackling a fast food burger ad that is both dynamic and helps us practice working with typography, headlines, and effects in Adobe Photoshop.

 

This course includes a fairly large logo design section. We talk about the power of sketching our ideas on paper or in a digital sketching app. This course even includes an extensive downloadable logo design worksheet and we will work through the entire logo design process with the help of this worksheet. We talk about client presentation when to present to clients, color and even exporting files.

 

The golden ratio is a great intermediate logo design concept to master and we will do just that in this course.

 

Speaking of grids we will not stop there, we talk all about the isometric grid system and work through an entire project using isometric grids to create a realistic 3D illustration.

 

New to this course is an intermediate InDesign section. We will walk through the creation of a magazine spread and cover and talk in more depth about creating strong editorial designs, and headlines and crafting compelling stories with photos.

 

Infographics is a tough topic for designers and can have a steep learning curve, I thought it would make for the perfect project to work through together in this extensive section.

 

We will walk through topics about how to legally and safely use fonts photos and downloadable vector resources as this is impotent to any maturing designer.

 

Knowing how to craft effective ads is a great quality to have and can help you have more success as a designer, we will talk about how to create effective advertising as well as work through an entire social media campaign.

 

There are tons of extra project sections including one on creating a poster using just typography.

 

Package design is another great intermediate topic and we will go in-depth about the package design process including how to work with files, set them up, and create a rich-looking package design for a chocolate bar.

 

Graphic design is more than just creating projects it is also about finding work and clients. I have included an entire portfolio building section where we talk about how to create stunning portfolio presentations and how to build them online and offline.

 

I hope you decide to join me on this incredible journey through lots of fantastic intermediate design topics, projects, and more.

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What Will You Learn?

  • You will be able to create polished and practical Logo designs and brand assets
  • Be able to create images for a full digital marketing campaign, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Produce complex photo manipulations for the use of ad design and understand solid layout and design principles
  • Create realistic shadows and be able to do intermediate level photo retouching
  • Sketch logo design and concepts with ease and understand the golden ratio and how to incorporate that in your design process
  • Create and build a strong graphic design portfolio both in pdf and online
  • Understand some of the many ways of making money by selling creative content and resources
  • Understand how to use more intermediate tools in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Explore what makes compelling advertising
  • Study the Golden Ratio and create a graphic illustration with it
  • Go through the entire package design process for a chocolate bar wrapper
  • Create a typography-only poster
  • Learn what makes compelling infographics and take boring data and make it come alive.
  • Create a magazine front cover and article spread using InDesign and talk about more intermediate topics like using photos and headlines to help craft stories
  • Work through the ENTIRE logo Design process including how to present your work to clients, and export files.
  • Understand how to work with various print design projects
  • Learn how highlights and shadows work to create realistic designs

Course Content

Introduction and Downloadable Resources Guide

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  • DOWNLOADABLE FILES! The Course Guide
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  • Download: Course Resources

Intermediate Photoshop Techniques

Fast Food Full Page AD Design Project

Logo Design Sketching

The Full Logo Design Process and Worksheet – Video Flux Project

Logo Presentation Template

Brand Extension and Mockups

Golden Ratio in Design

Mastering Isometric Grids

Adobe InDesign – Intermediate Project – Editorial Magazine Spread and Cover

PROJECT: Create Compelling Infographics

PROJECT: Package Design – Creating a Chocolate Bar Wrapper

NEW! Building A Strong Design Portfolio

Certificate of Completion

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