Ultimate Graphic Design Course: Create 40 Practical Projects

Ultimate Graphic Design Course: Create 40 Practical Projects
Ultimate Graphic Design Course: Create 40 Practical Projects
English | MP4 | AVC 1920×1080 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 11h 55m | 4.81 GB

Use Photoshop to create Facebook ads, Instagram posts, newsletters, YouTube thumbnails, CVs, business cards, and more!

This course is a must for everyone who needs any type of graphics for their business or career. You’ll learn how to create all sort of designs that are very much required in today’s digital age:

  • Clickable Facebook ads
  • Instagram posts that will get you tons of likes
  • YouTube thumbnails that will get you clicks
  • Newsletters that will improve your open-rate and click-through rate
  • CVs (résumés) that will get you hired or promoted
  • Business cards that will make a lasting impression
  • Logo design principles that will leave you shocked!
  • Beautiful cover images for your social media profiles

All these projects will be done in Photoshop, but the great thing about it is you don’t need any serious experience with it. If you have a very basic understanding of the program, this course will teach you everything you need to know. If, however, you have never opened Photoshop and have no clue about it, then this course may not be for you.

Photoshop is not just about manipulating photos, making your waist smaller, or removing acne! Through this course, you’ll learn how to use it like the powerful tool it is, and you’ll be able to supercharge your career or personal projects.

Learn

  • Practical Photoshop techniques that can be immediately applied
  • Graphic design skills that are frequently needed in all manner of projects
  • You’ll create, from scratch, Facebook ads, Instagram posts, YouTube thumbnails, newsletters, CVs, business cards, and much more
  • Professional Photoshop workflows that you can immediately incorporate into your projects
Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Welcome & how to use this course
2 Graphic Design – A Down-to-Earth Explanation
3 Activity – Create your first Facebook Ad Design
4 Using Photoshop for Every Project
5 Design Assets Explained
6 Best sources for design assets
7 Optional – Setting up Photoshop
8 Activity – Mix and Match Design Assets
9 What does it take to create beautiful graphics

Facebook Cover Project
10 Introduction
11 Project Settings & Aspect Ratios
12 Optional – Creating Text Assets from Scratch
13 Selecting Image Assets
14 Arranging the Assets on the Canvas
15 Designing the Cover
16 Typography for the Facebook Cover
17 Fine Tuning the Cover
18 Conclusion

Facebook Cover Project #2
19 Introduction
20 Analyze your assets and options
21 Setting the project’s foundation
22 Creating a neutral background with a noise texture
23 Sizing up the products correctly
24 Creating shadows for the products
25 Fine Tuning the Cover
26 Using vector graphics to create version 2
27 Creative Facebook cover iteration

Youtube Thumbnails
28 The connection between YouTube thumbnails & Views
29 The power of a mockup
30 The Absolute best way to design YouTube Thumbnails
31 Classic YouTube Thumbnail – Part 1
32 Classic YouTube Thumbnail – Part 2
33 Abstract YouTube Thumbnail – Part 1
34 Abstract YouTube Thumbnail – Part 2
35 Choose your own style
36 Before and After Thumbnail
37 Illustration-based Thumbnail – Part 1
38 Illustration-based Thumbnail – Part 2
39 Personal Brand Thumbnail
40 Text Behind & In Front of you
41 Conclusions

Instagram
42 Introduction
43 How to Post on Instagram from your Computer
44 Instagram Content Creation Hack
45 Clean Product Presentation – Part 1
46 Clean Product Presentation – Part 2
47 Instagram Mockups – Easy!
48 Inspirational Content – Part 1
49 Inspirational Content – Part 2
50 Black & White Content
51 Food Content
52 Personal Branding – Part 1
53 Personal Branding – Part 2
54 Content Striking Colors – Part 1
55 Content Striking Colors – Part 2

Facebook Ads
56 Introduction
57 Framing Facebook Ads & Quality Standards
58 Colorful Product Ad – Part 1
59 Colorful Product Ad – Part 2
60 Colorful Product Ad – Part 3
61 Colorful Product Ad – Part 4
62 The question of stock photos & freebies in FB ads
63 Vector Based Ad – Part 1
64 Vector Based Ad – Part 2
65 Vector Based Ad – Part 3
66 Vector Based Ad – Part 4
67 The Pros and Cons of People-based Facebook ads
68 People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 1
69 People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 2
70 People-Based Facebook Ad – Part 3
71 Best Facebook Ad Template – The Foundation
72 Best Facebook Ad Template – The Details
73 Conclusions

Business Cards
74 Introduction
75 Colorful Business card for the CEO – The essentials
76 Colorful Business card for the CEO – The details
77 Colorful Business card for the CEO – Beautiful Icons
78 What do ‘simple’ and ‘clean’ mean
79 Personal Branding Business Card
80 Business Card Best Design Practices
81 Corporate Business Card – Foundation
82 Corporate Business Card – Icon Design

Design Beautiful CVs (Resumes)
83 CV (Curriculum Vitae) Designs in Today’s Market
84 Deciding on a CV style
85 Setting the foundation of the CV
86 Choosing a typeface – important!
87 Rocking Typography
88 Gorgeous icons for your CV
89 Staying consistent in your design
90 Negative space in a CV design
91 Creating a timeline for your CV
92 Final Thoughts for the Clean CV Project

Beautiful CV Design
93 Creative CV Design
94 Modern Typography for a Creative CV
95 Use Freepik to make your CV stand out!
96 How to adjust vectors and add detailed icons
97 Fine-tuning the CV
98 The last 10% that makes all the differences!

Newsletters
99 Newsletters in today’s market
100 Newsletter styles
101 Colorful Newsletter in Mailchimp & Photoshop
102 Create a catchy newsletter hero-element in Photoshop
103 Adding extra details
104 The most important element – the CTA
105 Create effective layouts in Mailchimp
106 Inserting new content in Mailchimp
107 Balancing graphics with content
108 Design overview

Animated Newsletters
109 Animated Newsletter in Mailchimp & Photoshop
110 Create the product presentation in Photoshop
111 Animating the product presentation – Method #1
112 Animating the product presentation – Method #2
113 Create the call to action
114 Creating a gift design for the newsletter in Photoshop
115 Animating the gift box – the lid
116 Animating the gift box – the stars & text

Graphic Design Analysis with Chris Barin
117 Introduction
118 Mazda 3 Launch Ad
119 Travel Agency Templates – Good or bad
120 Original Design versus Templates
121 Hiring People Through Beautiful Ads
122 Premium Office Building Ad – Shocking!
123 Huge Telecom Company Blunder!
124 % for 5%
125 The reason why most designs are cluttered
126 Clichés and Stereotypes in Graphic Design

Logo Design
127 The Truth About Logo Design
128 Should you design logos as a freelancer
129 Creating logos in Photoshop
130 The complexity behind a logo
131 Gathering information
132 Worst techniques for logo design
133 Best techniques for logo design

Final thoughts
134 Final thoughts