The Core Principles of Graphic Design


Master the three big tools commonly used in graphic design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign through this comprehensive course for budding graphic designers.

This course is ideal for:

  • Aspiring graphic designers with a passion for designing visually appealing graphics
  • Career shifters with previous work in BPO, office, etc.
  • Moms with little ones
  • Unemployed individuals looking for an income stream
  • Employed workers looking for an extra income

What you’ll learn

  • How to Get Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Versions and Customizing the Toolbar in Illustrator
  • Mac vs. PC: What to Know Regardless of Brand
  • Graphic Design as Powerful, Beautiful, Visual Communication
  • Elements of Graphic Design
  • Adjust Composition in a Photo and Layout
  • The Beauty and Functionality of Alignment
  • Design an Aligned Grid Layout
  • The Clarity of Negative Space or White Space
  • Use Negative Space Effectively
  • The Clarity of Proximity and Grouping
  • Apply Proximity Effectively
  • Hierarchy and Dominance for Guiding a Design
  • Apply Hierarchy and Dominance for Effective Design
  • Scale and Proportion for Relevance and Relation in Design
  • Use Scale and Proportion for Effective Designs
  • The Beauty of Symmetry, Asymmetry and Rhythm
  • Use Rhythm, Symmetry, and Asymmetry in Design
  • The Pleasing Effect of Repetition and Consistency
  • Apply Effective Repetition and Consistency
  • The Excitement of Variation and Contrast
  • Apply Effective Contrast and Variety in Graphic Design
  • Unity and Gestalt in Graphic Design
  • Useful Color Terminology and Color Modes to Know and Apply
  • Finding Legacy Color Swatches
  • Applying the Beauty of Color Harmony
  • Creating a Custom Color Wheel
  • Type Terminology for Adjusting and Applying Type
  • Typefaces and Best Practices
  • Create a Quote Design for Type Adjustment Practice
  • Design a Clipping Mask Photo Text Online Ad
  • Bonus: Photos and Custom Brushes

What You’ll Get

  • In-depth course / video lessons
  • A shiny certificate
  • Freelancing tools
  • Job application guides
  • Self-marketing guides
  • Social media templates
  • Exclusive access to our online community of mentees and coaches


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