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Online Graphic Design Course

Graphic design is a craft where professionals create visual content to communicate messages. By applying visual hierarchy and page layout techniques, designers use typography and pictures to meet users’ specific needs and focus on the logic of displaying elements in interactive designs, to optimize the user experience.

Graphic Design is Emotional Design

Although to work in the digital age means you must design with interactive software, graphic design still revolves around age-old principles. It’s crucial that you strike the right chord with users from their first glance—hence graphic design’s correspondence with emotional design. As a graphic designer, then, you should have a firm understanding of color theory and how vital the right choice of color scheme is. Color choices must reflect not only the organization (e.g., blue suits banking) but also users’ expectations (e.g., red for alerts; green for notifications to proceed). You should design with an eye for how elements match the tone (e.g., sans-serif fonts for excitement or happiness). You also need to design for the overall effect, and note how you shape users’ emotions as you guide them from, for instance, a landing page to a call to action. Often, graphic designers are involved in motion design for smaller screens. They will carefully monitor how their works’ aesthetics match their users’ expectations. They can enhance their designs’ usability in a flowing, seamless experience by anticipating the users’ needs and mindsets. With user psychology in mind, it’s important to stay focused on some especially weighty graphic design considerations, namely these:

  • Symmetry and Balance (including symmetry types)
  • Flow
  • Repetition
  • Pattern
  • The Golden Ratio (i.e., proportions of 1:1.618)
  • The Rule of Thirds (i.e., how users’ eyes recognize good layout)
  • Typography (encompassing everything from font choice to heading weight)
  • Audience Culture (regarding color use—e.g., red as an alert or, in some Eastern cultures, a signal of good fortune—and reading pattern: e.g., left to right in Western cultures)

Starting Course

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Graphic Design is Emotional Design
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Video Lesson
30 mins
3
Beginning Graphic Design – YouTube Video
1 hour
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Zoom Video Conferencing
5
Quiz on graphic design
5 questions

Complete the following quiz

The seven basic elements of graphic design are line, shape, color, texture, type, space and image. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Master these basic elements, and you'll take your graphic design portfolio to the next level.
By and large, professional graphic designers will make use of four primary programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects. Designers need to be fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each – this is what enables them to choose the best software for the job in hand.
A good logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic and simple in form, and it conveys the owner's intended message. ... A logo should be able to be printed at any size and, in most cases, be effective without color. A great logo essentially boils down to two things: great concept and great execution.
Creating a logo may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of digital art software like Photoshop you can easily create an eye-catching and professional looking logo even if you have no experience with logo designing software.

Types of graphic design

— 15 August 2021

  • Website design involves creating engaging and intuitive web pages for users. This includes overall layout, color scheme and navigation.
  • User experience (UX) design is focused on ensuring a website or application is easy and satisfying to use. These designers emphasize value, usability, adoptability and desirability.
  • Motion graphics design—or animation—brings visual elements to life through special effects, TV shows, video games and movies.


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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 20 hours
Lectures: 4
Video: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
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Online Graphic Design Course
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