Ultimate Graphic Design Course: Create 40 Practical Projects

Video description

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

About This Video

  • 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

In Detail

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.

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Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction
    1. Welcome & how to use this course 00:05:18
    2. Graphic Design - A Down-to-Earth Explanation 00:03:13
    3. Activity: Create your first Facebook Ad Design 00:07:58
    4. Using Photoshop for Every Project 00:03:30
    5. Design Assets Explained 00:05:55
    6. Best sources for design assets 00:07:42
    7. Optional - Setting up Photoshop 00:05:36
    8. Activity: Mix and Match Design Assets 00:03:57
    9. What does it take to create beautiful graphics? 00:03:11
  2. Chapter 2 : Facebook Cover Project
    1. Introduction 00:01:19
    2. Project Settings & Aspect Ratios 00:07:45
    3. Optional: Creating Text Assets from Scratch 00:04:39
    4. Selecting Image Assets 00:06:43
    5. Arranging the Assets on the Canvas 00:04:00
    6. Designing the Cover 00:07:10
    7. Typography for the Facebook Cover 00:06:43
    8. Fine Tuning the Cover 00:06:23
    9. Conclusion 00:03:05
  3. Chapter 3 : Facebook Cover Project #2
    1. Introduction 00:01:10
    2. Analyze your assets and options 00:04:46
    3. Setting the project's foundation 00:04:40
    4. Creating a neutral background with a noise texture 00:07:14
    5. Sizing up the products correctly 00:04:42
    6. Creating shadows for the products 00:05:37
    7. Fine Tuning the Cover 00:03:47
    8. Using vector graphics to create version 2 00:03:58
    9. Creative Facebook cover iteration 00:09:24
  4. Chapter 4 : Youtube Thumbnails
    1. The connection between YouTube thumbnails & Views 00:01:32
    2. The power of a mockup 00:06:53
    3. The Absolute best way to design YouTube Thumbnails 00:04:09
    4. Classic YouTube Thumbnail - Part 1 00:04:53
    5. Classic YouTube Thumbnail - Part 2 00:06:15
    6. Abstract YouTube Thumbnail - Part 1 00:05:45
    7. Abstract YouTube Thumbnail - Part 2 00:06:32
    8. Choose your own style 00:04:53
    9. Before and After Thumbnail 00:07:22
    10. Illustration-based Thumbnail - Part 1 00:05:09
    11. Illustration-based Thumbnail - Part 2 00:05:02
    12. Personal Brand Thumbnail 00:06:31
    13. Text Behind & In Front of you 00:05:21
    14. Conclusions 00:01:06
  5. Chapter 5 : Instagram
    1. Introduction 00:01:25
    2. How to Post on Instagram from your Computer 00:02:05
    3. Instagram Content Creation Hack 00:04:38
    4. Clean Product Presentation - Part 1 00:05:21
    5. Clean Product Presentation - Part 2 00:07:28
    6. Instagram Mockups - Easy! 00:03:14
    7. Inspirational Content - Part 1 00:05:32
    8. Inspirational Content - Part 2 00:04:12
    9. Black & White Content 00:07:43
    10. Food Content 00:06:01
    11. Personal Branding - Part 1 00:05:35
    12. Personal Branding - Part 2 00:04:24
    13. Content Striking Colors - Part 1 00:04:29
    14. Content Striking Colors - Part 2 00:04:34
  6. Chapter 6 : Facebook Ads
    1. Introduction 00:01:10
    2. Framing Facebook Ads & Quality Standards 00:05:51
    3. Colorful Product Ad - Part 1 00:06:36
    4. Colorful Product Ad - Part 2 00:05:18
    5. Colorful Product Ad - Part 3 00:06:32
    6. Colorful Product Ad - Part 4 00:05:49
    7. The question of stock photos & freebies in FB ads 00:04:37
    8. Vector Based Ad - Part 1 00:05:42
    9. Vector Based Ad - Part 2 00:06:46
    10. Vector Based Ad - Part 3 00:05:53
    11. Vector Based Ad - Part 4 00:04:52
    12. The Pros and Cons of People-based Facebook ads 00:05:48
    13. People-Based Facebook Ad - Part 1 00:07:23
    14. People-Based Facebook Ad - Part 2 00:06:12
    15. People-Based Facebook Ad - Part 3 00:06:26
    16. Best Facebook Ad Template - The Foundation 00:04:21
    17. Best Facebook Ad Template - The Details 00:06:48
    18. Conclusions 00:01:20
  7. Chapter 7 : Business Cards
    1. Introduction 00:03:23
    2. Colorful Business card for the CEO - The essentials 00:05:46
    3. Colorful Business card for the CEO - The details 00:05:34
    4. Colorful Business card for the CEO - Beautiful Icons 00:06:40
    5. What do 'simple' and 'clean' mean? 00:07:06
    6. Personal Branding Business Card 00:07:00
    7. Business Card Best Design Practices 00:06:22
    8. Corporate Business Card - Foundation 00:07:14
    9. Corporate Business Card - Icon Design 00:07:53
  8. Chapter 8 : Design Beautiful CVs (Resumes)
    1. CV (Curriculum Vitae) Designs in Today's Market 00:04:18
    2. Deciding on a CV style 00:04:26
    3. Setting the foundation of the CV 00:06:47
    4. Choosing a typeface - important! 00:07:03
    5. Rocking Typography 00:05:17
    6. Gorgeous icons for your CV 00:05:33
    7. Staying consistent in your design 00:05:11
    8. Negative space in a CV design 00:05:49
    9. Creating a timeline for your CV 00:06:06
    10. Final Thoughts for the Clean CV Project 00:01:22
  9. Chapter 9 : Beautiful CV Design
    1. Creative CV Design 00:05:19
    2. Modern Typography for a Creative CV 00:06:02
    3. Use Freepik to make your CV stand out! 00:07:09
    4. How to adjust vectors and add detailed icons 00:06:48
    5. Fine-tuning the CV 00:05:37
    6. The last 10% that makes all the differences! 00:06:17
  10. Chapter 10 : Newsletters
    1. Newsletters in today's market 00:02:57
    2. Newsletter styles 00:05:32
    3. Colorful Newsletter in Mailchimp & Photoshop 00:05:35
    4. Create a catchy newsletter hero-element in Photoshop 00:05:30
    5. Adding extra details 00:04:08
    6. The most important element: the CTA 00:05:34
    7. Create effective layouts in Mailchimp 00:06:09
    8. Inserting new content in Mailchimp 00:04:40
    9. Balancing graphics with content 00:08:14
    10. Design overview 00:03:16
  11. Chapter 11 : Animated Newsletters
    1. Animated Newsletter in Mailchimp & Photoshop 00:05:25
    2. Create the product presentation in Photoshop 00:04:45
    3. Animating the product presentation - Method #1 00:06:41
    4. Animating the product presentation - Method #2 00:04:46
    5. Create the call to action 00:03:48
    6. Creating a gift design for the newsletter in Photoshop 00:06:09
    7. Animating the gift box - the lid 00:04:40
    8. Animating the gift box - the stars & text 00:04:44
  12. Chapter 12 : Graphic Design Analysis with Chris Barin
    1. Introduction 00:04:02
    2. Mazda 3 Launch Ad 00:05:30
    3. Travel Agency Templates - Good or bad? 00:05:36
    4. Original Design versus Templates 00:06:43
    5. Hiring People Through Beautiful Ads 00:06:08
    6. Premium Office Building Ad - Shocking! 00:05:17
    7. Huge Telecom Company Blunder! 00:06:04
    8. 50% for 5% 00:08:54
    9. The reason why most designs are cluttered 00:06:00
    10. Clichés and Stereotypes in Graphic Design 00:03:38
  13. Chapter 13 : Logo Design
    1. The Truth About Logo Design 00:04:20
    2. Should you design logos as a freelancer? 00:08:28
    3. Creating logos in Photoshop 00:06:24
    4. The complexity behind a logo 00:04:19
    5. Gathering information 00:05:56
    6. Worst techniques for logo design 00:04:38
    7. Best techniques for logo design 00:05:53
  14. Chapter 14 : Final thoughts
    1. Final thoughts 00:01:45

Product information

  • Title: Ultimate Graphic Design Course: Create 40 Practical Projects
  • Author(s): Cristian Doru Barin
  • Release date: November 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781839216244