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Affinity Designer For Beginners (SR093)
While Adobe Creative Suite is still the industry standard in the creative world, it’s sky high subscription fees are far beyond the budgets of most aspiring designers. Luckily, Affinity Designer is quickly rising up the ranks to provide some serious competition. Much more affordable than its predecessor and equally as versatile, there has never been a better time to get to grips with this innovative new program.
– Learn Affinity Designer by Examples
– Master the tools and user interface of Affinity Design
– Gain an understanding of the overall process of designing graphics
– Build up a foundation of knowledge for using similar design programs
– Use real world examples to familiarise yourself with the software
Ideal for graphic designers, web designers and artists, this course includes 17 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Suited for both complete beginners or those who already have experience with similar software such as Adobe, the course will show you how the Affinity Designer user interface works through creating real world projects.
You’ll learn how to use the various tools of Affinity Designer in a hands-on environment; and not just vector graphics – you’ll learn how to manipulate images, design logos and icons, create graphic illustrations, combine images, render images for all media types too, and finally export your work for the web, print, and app development.
By learning Affinity Designer by example, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the tools used within the program, but design principles and practices as a whole, which you can then apply to design projects on almost any other platform.
About Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer is the fastest, most efficient and arguably the best vector graphic design software to come along in recent years. More affordable and more specialised than Adobe Creative Suite, it’s ideal for working on websites, UI design, concept art, illustrations and icons, and all kinds of graphics. Made by designers for designers, it’s packed full of intuitive features and was even bestowed the honour of an Apple Design award in 2015.
Building Websites With Photoshop CC (SR074)
Looking to design websites, either professionally or for your own use? Award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake will guide you through the process of building an entire web page from scratch using Photoshop! You’ll learn how to best organize the Photoshop interface to streamline your workspace for web design, eliminating the clutter and making creating web pages fast and easy. Explore the various grid systems that can be used as templates to build professional looking web pages. Next, it’s on to wireframing and UI design, where you’ll learn how to create a mockup that can be sent to clients for approval, or simply kept for personal reference. You’ll also discover how to build upon a wireframe to design a beautiful, and functional web page. Once you’re satisfied with your design, this course will show you how to extract the HTML and CSS that will bring your design to life, and how to customize the code to suit your needs. So if you’re interested in web design for fun or profit, this course will set you up with everything you will need.
Getting Started with Illustrator CC (SR078)
In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe’s flagship vector graphics editor. You’ll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator’s interface. Then, it’s on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator’s variety of commands and tools. Next, you’ll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
Getting Started With InDesign CC (SR079)
InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!
Graphic Design Fundamentals (SR090)
Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it’s becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.
The Ultimate Crash Course on Graphic Design
Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer
Graphic Design for All
This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarising you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you’ll need to know.
You’ll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.
As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.
On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away.
InDesign Building Blocks (ML015)
This course will teach you crucial digital design skills with InDesign with lot of fun. The course is project oriented, in each section of the course, you won’t just be learning valuable InDesign skills, but also completing exciting projects. As you become more skilled with the InDesign software, you’ll create more and more complex projects from business cards to FAQ sheets, to trifold brochures and catalogs.
What you’ll learn
Create attractive documents with inDesign
How to understand the inDesign interface and metaphors
How to create different sized documents
How to use color, color libraries and custom colors
Adjust typography in documents including advanced typographic features such as tabs
How to manage links and resolve problems with links
How to flow text between columns and pages
How to place images and cause text to run around an image
How to manage fonts
How to prepare a document for PDF distribution
How to prepare a document for Print distribution
How to use Guides for document production
How to use Grid Layout and related tools
How to use inDesign to create several types of common projects
No experience is required
Who this course is for:
Designers who want to use the premier print design tool: Adobe inDesign
People who want to create complex documents for print and PDF
Teachers and students who want to use inDesign as part of their workflow
Web designers who want to expand their practice in to print design
Anyone who needs to use and understand inDesign
Intro to Adobe Illustrator CC (ML017)
Do you want to learn the best tool for design, digital illustration and prototyping? Perhaps you are a designer moving towards a digital practice? Maybe you are someone who wants to create beautiful artwork? Do you want to be able to create everything from logos, to realistic illustrations, to digital paintings? If so, then Introduction to Adobe Illustration is for you.
Join master designer Anne K. Mulligan to learn the fundamentals of the Adobe Illustrator tool.
Ann will take you through all of the important tools and features so that you are ready to use Adobe Illustrator for professional level work as soon as you complete this course.
You’ll start the course immediately by making your first graphic in illustrator. As you work through the course you’ll work through activities that have you draw complex shapes, add depth to your designs, work with typography, create charts and create your own logo. This is NOT a course where you’ll just watch the instructor– You’re invited to open Illustrator and complete every activity Anne demonstrated.
If you’re wanting to learn to be a PRO with Adobe Illustrator this is the course for you! Enroll now.
Who this course is for:
Anyone wanting to use Adobe Illustrator for Digital Design Skills
Beginners Curious about Digital Design
Teachers and Students
People who Want to Design Logos, Draw, Paint or Design anything Digitally
Designers Learning and Improving Digital Skills
Photoshop CC For The Web (SR073)
With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you’ll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You’ll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that’ll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you’ll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!
Photoshop Fundamentals (ML016)
So you want to learn Photoshop– But you don’t wish to be bogged down with weeks worth of videos and material.
Photoshop is a HUGE piece of software, and learning every feature would take you months. But, you need to be working with the software yesterday.
Photoshop expert Mark Hannon has boiled down Photoshop to this “what-you-need-to-know” course that includes the fundamental knowledge you need to be productive right away. Mark has been using Photoshop since version 1.0, so he knows the in’s and out’s of the software and what features you really need. It’s the old 80/20 rule, right? You’ll spend 80% of the time using 20% of the features.
We developed this course to be efficient and fun! Without wasting time, you’ll learn how to use the tools as you complete the types of projects folks who work with Photoshop do every day. You’ll learn to composite images from more than one source, correct and adjust color, repair damage, work with type and much, much more.
Most importantly, we teach you how to output your images so they’ll always look good, whether destined for print or screen.
If you’re a web designer, a developer who needs to use Photoshop on occasion, presentation designer, student or teacher, or just someone who wants to get started with Photoshop for fun, this course is GUARANTEED to get you up and running with Photoshop!
What you’ll learn
How to Understand the Photoshop Interface
All Important Photoshop Tools
How to Make Selections and Complex Selections
How to Composite Images
How to Correct Color in Images and Use Color Tools
How to (Finally) use the Pen Tool Correctly
How to Prepare Content for Output
Mac or PC with Photoshop Installed
Who this course is for:
Web Designers or Developers
Students and Teachers
Anyone Who Wants to Create and Composite Great Images with Photoshop
Prototyping with Sketch (ML018)
Unlike other design software Sketch is designed to get out of your way and allow you to create great prototypes of web sites, mobile applications, software applications, tablet applications and much more. While other applications can weigh you down with unnecessary features you’ll never use, Sketch is designed to be quick and light. Designed to get you doing design work quickly and with ease.
It’s about your creativity– not your ability to learn dozens of software features.
And, if you’re ready to start working with Sketch there is no better way to learn than this course Prototyping with Sketch is a complete, comprehensive course on the Sketch tool. You’ll become familiar with each of the tools you’ll use to design user interfaces for web and mobile based applications.
We wanted this course to be about doing– so you won’t waste time in endless lectures. We’ve included a number of high quality laboratory exercises in the course to quickly get you doing the type of work professional designers do in Sketch every day. Each of the lab exercises is relevant to the work you’ll be doing as a professional developer.
Your instructor, Matt Cameron, made sure every detail of this course is efficient, interesting, and most importantly, relevant! Each minute, you’ll learn more about the Sketch digital design tool and, add skills to your professional toolbox that will make you a consummate pro.
It’s time to stop thinking about working with a tool like Sketch– It’s time to learn the tool. With the informative lectures, engaging activities and numerous tips, you’ll be working as a professional designer in web or mobile as soon as you finish this course.
Who this course is for:
Web developers and designers
Traditional graphic designers learning digital
Mobile app developers
Teachers and students
Anyone who designs prototypes
You should own a Mac and be able to work within the operating system
Typography From A to Z (SR092)
Typography is one of the oldest art forms in the world, and one that has remained important even through our move from the print to the digital age. This is because you don’t need technical know-how master typography; instead, you need a keen eye for detail, a love of creating, and an appreciation of good design. If that sounds like you, then you’ve chosen the right course.
Your Typography Crash Course
Understand typography fundamentals
Apply typography principles to digital and print media
Create outstanding text-based logos and designs
Learn how typography is perceived by audiences/customers
Typography Fundamentals in a Flash
This course has been created for anyone who loves typography design; print designers, graphic and web designers, animators, sign writers, and many more. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate, you’ll pick up a comprehensive skillset through the 73 lectures and 6 hours of content that come with this course. You can use any publishing software to follow along with the instructor; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or just about anything else you have a basic understanding of.
Each section the course includes its own walkthrough exercises so that you can put the skills you have learned to practical use. You’ll start off by learning all of the terminology regarding typography (tracking, leading, kerning) and font classifications, and then you’ll examine concepts like how fonts impact a message, and how fonts are used in different media like advertising, web, print, logos, and so on. Finally, you will cover the essentials of digital publishing before concluding.
By the end of this course, you have both a theoretical and a literal understanding of typography, from how it is used to where it used to why it is used, and of course you’ll gain a solid groundwork in the practical uses of typography too.
Adobe Illustrator: The standard software for graphics design, and where you will do the majority of your work. Create any kind of illustration or digital art your mind is capable of thinking up, with any kind of typeface effect too.
Adobe Photoshop: Used for editing and manipulating photographs and images, but also with plenty of scope for font and typefaces Improve colour, add special effects, remove blemishes, create your own images with font from scratch, and more.
Adobe InDesign: InDesign is a desktop publishing software application, usually used to create print media like posters, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and signs (unlike Photoshop and Illustrator which are digital based). Usually the most popular Adobe tool among typographers.
What’s New In Adobe CC Graphics & Web (SR076)
The lastest release of Adobe?s Creative Cloud suite boasts a host of new features to help you be more productive and creative. In this course, veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you though the lastest features, and outlines how you can make the most from them. Starting in InDesign, you?ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign?s new Publish Online feature. Then, it?s on to Dreamweaver, where you?ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it?s on to Photoshop, where you?ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel. All this and more awaits in What?s New In Adobe CC 2015: Graphics & Web! InDesign, you?ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign?s new Publish Online feature. Then, it?s on to Dreamweaver, where you?ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it?s on to Photoshop, where you?ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel.