Best Free Graphic Design & Illustration Courses

Find the best online Free Graphic Design & Illustration Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to design a logo that stands out from the crowd.

Created by Rawson Uddin - Graphic Designer/ Instructor

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Students: 254487, Price: Free

Logos are a critical part of the modern visual landscape. To learn how to create your own, it's important to be able to identify the components and design techniques behind the most successful Logos. In this course, we will be deconstructing Challenging logos in order to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator. These tutorials combine theory with nuts-and-bolts techniques that emphasize simplicity and readability: the principles that ground the best logo designs.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the right typeface
  • Designing with simple shapes
  • Adding shine, texture, beveled edges, and transparency
  • Designing with negative space
  • Choosing logo colors
  • Preparing final files

* Note: I have use used Adobe Illustrator cc version for this course.

Design a logo that stands out from the crowd with the help of these video tutorials.

* Fully explained tutorial from starting to end.

* Provided you secret techniques of creation.

You also get the Project file to enhance your work flow..

Contents and Overview

This course, containing over 45 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, provides step-by-step instructions on logo design.

Along with this you also get the AI. Working File to download and practice along the tutorials.

No logo design experience is required; however, you should have a full or free trial version of Adobe Illustrator, even though you don't need prior knowledge working in this program.

Upon completion of this course. You'll know how to create unique symbols, add elements to a word, use geometric shapes and initials, and position text properly.

Students will nail the basics of Illustrator, and create logos in color, black and white, and in different formats. All of these skills will make you a more valuable designer or allow you to use your creativity to make your own logos.

Figure Drawing From Life Using The Reilly Technique.

Learn to draw the figure from life in less than 45 minutes.

Created by Donelli DiMaria - Professional artist and teacher

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Students: 101920, Price: Free

This Frank Reilly method drawing course in fifteen lectures covers the details of the "Reilly" drawing technique and demonstrations using it. This technique allows for complete figure drawings from life in less than 45 minutes. Starting with the lines of action and large abstract shapes, the course proceeds through small shapes, negative space, value, perspective, foreshortening, edge, line, details (face, hands and feet), and drapery on the figure. The final two lectures summarize the entire technique and give two examples using it to draw complete figures in under five minutes by Reilly Method Drawing. There are also five complete demonstrations using this technique done in 4- 7 minutes of figures drawn from life in a variety of positions. The driving principal behind this course is that the "whole is more important than the parts" which is the reason that I start with a gesture drawing and build on its structure until completion with anatomy and details. Also, I cover how to apply drapery to the figure using the same principles.

Photoshop Fundamentals

The power of the digital art standard at your finger tips

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 88659, Price: Free

If you’ve ever wanted to try digital painting, but you’re intimidated by photoshop, this course is for you! We’ll go through all of the software’s core functions and tools in a series of easy-to-follow lessons that will have you up and running in no time.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, this course is absolutely FREE! So enroll today and let's get you on board with Photoshop! 

Art Fundamentals – Building Blocks of Digital Painting

A beginner's guide to the building blocks of digital art

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 72490, Price: Free

This course distills semesters of art school into series of fun, engaging and succinct lessons. We’ll go over all of the core concepts and terminology that you’ll need to start understanding and creating art like a professional and I’ll even teach you my habits for success! Anyone who has a passion for art, but may not know all of the technical terminology or concepts - you have come to the right place.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, if you enroll today, this course is FREE!

Graphic design: Designing 4 Advertisements in a series!

Graphic Design course, designing 4 full page AdverArt pieces using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Professional.

Created by Andrew Boehm - Growing business online

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Students: 47987, Price: Free

This is a Life Hack and you can only live once!! Make the most of your time. We are pumped to get this course out to you! This course will teach you how to create a professional magazine AD.

Four Advertisements in a Day is the best way to create awesome, compelling advertisements using Adobe Illustrator. Our professional designer, Lauren, will instruct you on the Adobe Illustrator software. He will walk you through creating 4, unique, full-page advertisements.

1. Does your website work for you

2. More Traffic More Leads More Sales

3. Generating Business Online

4. Relax, We have you covered

This is one of those rare looks inside an ad agency too see how they will create a professional design.

Using four different Headlines and four completely different designs, you will see the concepts that materialize as you watch the process unfold before you.

This lecture series is very straight forward, if you are looking to take your design career up a notch and start producing printed material that will be delivered into your community you'll want to watch this video.

Great value and great content, Creating 4 professional Advertisements in one day is a rare skill and this will save you so much time and your hourly rate will go through the roof. Literally blow the shingles off the roof and expand your horizons.

We are thrilled to offer you this amazing look into the process of a 10 year designer!

Look for Advertisements, Adobe Illustrator, Social Media, Logo Design, Adobe Reader and Adobe Photoshop.

Sit back and relax: We have you covered!

How to Design an Awesome Letterhead in Adobe Illustrator

Learn Letterhead Design from a published professional!

Created by Daniel Evans - Published, Award Winning Logo Designer. 21 Years Experience

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Students: 39829, Price: Free

* 'Smashing - great insight and step by step instructables. Thank you!'

* 'Really good! Enjoyed the course! Thanks so much Daniel! You're great!'

* 'This is my 3rd course from the instructor and all 3 are great!'

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A letterhead helps to give backbone to a brand, to deliver its essence and its message in every instance where correspondence is passed!

As a professional logo and stationery designer, I’m going to show you the no-nonsense way of how to design awesome letterhead designs as quickly and as easily as possible!

Rest assured, there’s nothing mystical about the process in the slightest, but there are some tricks that are worth their weight in gold!

I’ll be touching upon these things as you progress and you’ll garner enough information to design a letterhead head yourself using Adobe Illustrator.

So, rather than hang around, let jump right in and get started….

Get your Certificate of Completion after finishing the entire course!

Learn to Design a Letterhead – A Beginners Course

Learn how to design a letterhead from rough sketch through to setting your document up ready to go to print.

Created by Tara Roskell - Graphic Designer 20+ Years Industry Experience

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Students: 38541, Price: Free

In this free letterhead design course you will learn about:

  • Common positioning of letterhead elements
  • How to sketch out your letterhead ideas
  • How to add small details that add that extra something to your design
  • Some tricks of the graphic design trade
  • How to get your letterhead ready for print

You will also get a downloadable pdf with each section that you can keep and use for reference.

Quote Images for Pinterest, Facebook, & Instagram

How to create amazing quote pictures for social media Fast, Easy & Free

Created by Anna Lynd - Free Traffic Expert

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Students: 36428, Price: Free

Create your own amazing quote images in 30 seconds or less!

Using viral quote Images is the fastest way to become popular on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media.

This course is ideal for those who wants to dramatically increase the number of likes and comments on their social accounts by lavishing their audience with amazing quote images.
It also would be handy for those internet entrepreneurs who use viral images for getting free traffic to their online projects.

Are you excited? Great!
Take action and click on the "Take This Course" button Now!
You are going to have a lot of fun!

What is covered in the course:

In this course, I will show you how to create viral quotes images that are in great demand on any social media. By the end of this course, you'll be on your way to having hundreds of your own amazing quote images, all for free!

I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,
Anna Lynd


Adobe illustrator For UI / UX Design

How to use Adobe illustrator for UI / UX Design all things you need to know .

Created by HU Shahir - Motion Graphic & UI/UX Designer (Polygon Motions)

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Students: 30930, Price: Free

Nowadays UI / UX Design is a the important phase of creating almost any device or software and it makes User interface and User Experience  design a trendy and popular job .

Most of traditional graphic design people who are design for printable contents shifted their field of design to UI Design and most of the newbies confuse about some option and software that are available for UI / UX Design They are stacked on which software is good ? which one is good ? and many more questions.

So in this class i am gone teach you how to use one of the powerful graphic software Adobe illustrator for UI / UX Design , This will be a short overview on some of tools that you might need of them on processing  of UI /UX Design in Adobe Illustrator .

Features of this class :

1- Easy to follow .

2- Project oriented .

3- Project file .

Lets Get started :)

Learn Illustrator By Recreating Top 3 Logos – Beginner Guide

In this course you'll learn how to use illustrator by recreating top 3 logos.

Created by Kashif Iqbal - Teacher, Blogger, Designer and developer.

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Students: 30762, Price: Free

If you're totally beginner in Adobe Illustrator then this course is perfect for you. I'll teach you the main tools we'll use in this course and then we will recreate top 3 logos using the same tools.

This course is divided into two sections

  1. Learning Illustrator tools
  2. Recreating Top 3 logos

  1. Learning Illustrator tools
  • Selection and direct selection tools
  • Pen and text tools
  • Rectangle and rotate tools
  • Shape builder and eyedropper tools

2. Recreating Top 3 Logos

  • Recreating Google Chrome Logo
  • Recreating Skype Logo
  • Recreating Windows 8 Logo

After completing this course you'll be able to create your own logos in no time.

Create Stunning Infographics to Share your Ideas

The Easiest Way to Create Stunning Infographics to Share Your Ideas, Projects, Etc.

Created by Up Mind Courses - Your Online Academy

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Students: 29965, Price: Free

In this class, you will learn the easiest way to create stunning Infographics to share your ideas, projects, etc.

And you will learn how to access millions of Royalty Free Professional

Photos and Images to use in your infographic, your website, your blog,
or in any project you have.

You'll also how to find Royalty Free Icons and 4 websites where you can download unlimited Free images to use in your Infographic, on your website, or in any design you are doing.

There is not prior knowledge required to complete this course. If you have access to a computer and internet, you can create these super professional infographics.

This course is for anyone that would like to share their ideas and projects using Infographics.

Cartoon Drawing: For The Absolute Beginner!

Take your stick-man and upgrade it into a 3D character!

Created by Mitchell Bouchard - B.S, Host @RedCapeLearning 415,000 + Students

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Students: 27229, Price: Free

No previous drawing knowledge is required to start.

In this course you will learn to think like an artist and draw a cartoon guy named Tommy Toon by building up simple 3D shapes. This will give you some firm groundwork to begin learning how to design your own characters and draw from your head.

Drawing cartoons is a great first step in learning to draw without fully mastering anatomy and texture detail. Look for my  "Ultimate Cartoon Drawing" course where I teach more advanced techniques so you can bring your characters to the next level!

Don't forget to claim your FREE Art Lesson *BOOSTER PACK*! 
Get your link inside.

I'll see you in the course!

Start Making Comics with Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint

Learn to Make Comic Strips, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, & Illustrated Books: Essential Training From Zero to Superhero

Created by Adam Savage - Graphic Designer, Math and English Instructor

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Students: 24948, Price: Free

If you want to make professional comics, then you want to work digitally. Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint is the cutting edge of comics software. Better for making comics than Photoshop and other art programs, it gives you infinite possibilities for telling your story. It has tons of tools designed just for comics, and it is the program of choice among professional comic artists.

Any type of story can be told with comics: Fantasy, superhero, mystery, science fiction, historical, western, nonfiction, romance, autobiographical, hard-boiled detective -- there is no limit to your imagination. New artists and storytelling techniques are being discovered every day. As the web becomes more visual, graphic storytelling is more important than ever. You can be part of this revolution.

Today there are more ways to release comics than ever before. You can work for a major publisher (like DC, Marvel, and Image), use a small press to print comics, put comics on a web page, release comics in digital formats like PDF and CBZ files, self-publish for Kindle, and much more. This course will give you tools to start doing all these things.

In over six hours of detailed lessons, I will give you a complete tour of Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint, show you how to set up your story, use every tool and effect, add colors and letters, and create an awesome product you can share with the world.

There's no reason to wait. You can start making comics TODAY. Sign up now to begin your career in comics.

Create Amazing Photoshop Projects and Learn Essentials

This course will help you get familiar with Photoshop by creating amazing projects you won't find on Youtube

Created by Farid Shukurov - Advanced classes for creatives

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Students: 24736, Price: Free

What is Photoshop?

If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and design app. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings, and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real.

About the course

Hi! My name is Fred and I will help you learn Photoshop from zero to pro in no time. You have probably tried to learn Photoshop thousands of times, but there is always something stopping you. You get stuck, you loose motivation, or the projects you do aren't that interesting. I am here to solve that. This is the only course you need to learn Photoshop and succeed.

How is the course structured?

Right now the course has everything you need to get start and learn how to create amazing stuff. But the best part is that, this course will be renewed every week, new projects and lessons will be added. Like this you can continue improving!

IMPORTANT

Right now most of the projects shown in the video are in the course. I am adding 3 new projects to the course every week to make sure you continue learning and practicing.

Do you need any basic knowledge?

NO. You don't need any basic knowledge, the course starts from zero.

What if you get stuck?

You got my support 24/7. That means that if you got stuck you can always message me and I will reply to you the same day.

Professional Advertising & Graphic Design [Mascot/Logo]

Design Illustration using Adobe Photoshop

Created by Dr. Abhishek Kumar - Assistant Professor at Banaras Hindu University

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Students: 22395, Price: Free

Mascots are fun, useful brand or service and event ambassadors also. Therefore it should be appealing in order to grab and excite the attention of their target audience, and must portray the spirit and nature of the product. 

In maximum cases, mascots are used for educational purposes, entertainment or both. 

In this Course, you will be learn more about how to take a product brief from " illustration to final mascot design" .

Let's start Design and creating!

How To Design Social Media Posts with Canva! (Beginner)

Learn how to create stunning social media posts with Canva without all the complicated hassle.

Created by Matthew Brice - Social Media Marketer

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Students: 21988, Price: Free

Get the Ultimate Guide To Creating Social Media Posts with Canva!

If you have your own social media that you want to spice up for your customers or followers.

If you want to learn how to create social media posts to sell on fiverr, craigslist, and facebook like I do when I need extra cash, anywhere from $10 to $150 for selling social media post packages to clients.

You'll get all the knowledge you need in this course to make it happen.

Photoshop, After Effects, and GIMP can be confusing softwares to use.

Make fast, fun, easy, stunning posts with Canva. Make it profitable, creative, and a delightful experience when you design.

Photoshop CC 2020 Productivity Techniques

Learn techniques which will ensure hyper-efficiency & consistency within Photoshop

Created by Daniel Walter Scott - Adobe Certified Instructor & Adobe Certified Expert

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Students: 20651, Price: Free

This course is for designers & marketers who already understand the fundamentals of Photoshop but believe there is a more effective, faster way to work. Work through a multi format creative campaign and learn techniques which will ensure hyper-efficiency & consistency.

Join Adobe certified instructor Daniel Scott to learn:

• How to maintain a consistent look across social media, print and web touchpoints.

• Fast and efficient selection & masking techniques.

• Practical retouching techniques and time saver shortcuts using Photoshop.

• Workflow hacks for nondestructive design using artboards, Smart Objects & libraries.

• The many new Photoshop 2020 features

From Doodle to Logo

Paper to computer...creating a quality logo from a hand drawn image!

Created by Juliann S - Graphic Designer

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Students: 18998, Price: Free

This course will show you step by step of how to take a doodle to a logo on Adobe illustrator, with three different examples. Focusing on image trace, layers and character, this is the perfect video to learn logo creation. For beginners and intermediates that want a refresher. Only things you need are Adobe Illustrator and creativity! 

  • Creating a logo from your own hand drawn image 
  • Scanning that image and placing it into Adobe Illustrator
  • Using tools to create a one of a kind logo with a unique flare

As a professional graphic designer, I create logos for companies using this method all the time. I start with drawing my own logo and finish it in Adobe Illustrator. It gives the logo an authentic and genuine look, that clients love!

Vectr: Beginner’s Guide To Graphic Design

Learn the basics of theory and practice of vector graphics design with Vectr.

Created by Vlad Shvets - Community Manager @ Vectr - Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Students: 18968, Price: Free

This course is intended to teach anyone how to create beautiful vector graphics designs using simple and intuitive tool Vectr. Throughout the course you will gain a solid understanding of graphic design concepts and confident skills using Vectr tools. You do not need any prior experience to get started with course.

Vectr is a free vector graphics design software which runs on web and desktop platforms Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome. 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just getting your feet wet in design for the first time — you’ll be up and running with Vectr in no time flat.

Most Wanted Flat Design Techniques #1: Desert Island

Flat design : How to create advanced flat design projects in Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Created by Dawid Tuminski - Adobe Certified Expert Designer and Online Entrepreneur

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Students: 18944, Price: Free

Have you ever googled flat design, looked at the fantastic flat design images and thought to yourself: Man, I wish I could do that…

Well, with my teaching method, you absolutely can.

This is what one of my students, Ioannis Tsiakos, had to say about one of my courses:

I learnt more in one hour watching this course, than i would have if I had spent days reading online tutorials. Super easy to follow and great examples/ cases that illustrate how illustrator works and how designers think (...). Recommended!

Flat design is the hottest trend in the design world right now and with this course you can get your piece of the flat design pie.

Take a look at just a bit of proven flat design skills you will find inside:

  • This course is
    about you learning how to create a flat design desert island. It’s 6 mini projects
    packed with some great advanced Illustrator tools and techniques such as
    blending or, warping to satisfy your flat design hunger
  • Experience the fun and straight to the point approach: feel your Illustrator and flat design skills grow immediately
  • Step-by-step process: direct, well-paced and actionable techniques with no unwanted space in the tutorials

Join the group of the best designers out there and start creating your own, spectacular flat designs.

Quickly learn powerful and proven Illustrator techniques to jump from the beginner to the advanced level.

And don’t forget, that what you get is a
30-day money back guarantee
So the risk is really on me.

Enroll in the course and find out what it feels like to become a flat design superstar.

See you inside!
Dawid

How to create better graphic design 1

Applying simple and plausible tips for better visual communication.

Created by inoshiro Design - Designer at inoshiroDesign

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Students: 18500, Price: Free

Introduction

Hello and welcome to How to create better graphic design 1. I’m Simon Claes and I’ll show you how you can improve your designs in five steps.

How to create better graphic design 1 will cover the first five steps for better visual communication. I’m engaged with the topic graphic design on a hobby basis for quite a while now and I want to share the knowledge I’ve learned here. I’m going to give you an insight of what it takes to create a good design on a basic level.

Course Introduction and Overview

In this course we are going to break down the essential parts of a design and how to enhance them. We will cover the idea of your design, the communication in your design, the understanding of the elements in your design, the consistency of the elements of elements in your design and the maximum threshold of elements in your design. After this course you will know, why an idea should be the core of your design, why it is important to communicate effectively in your design, how to make the message or idea in your design understandable, how consistency works in a design and why it is important and why you should set a maximum of elements in your design.

Major components of the course

  • Create and apply an idea to your design
  • Communicate your idea effectively
  • Make your idea understandable for your audience
  • Let your design speak with a consistent voice
  • Use only as many elements as required

Ideal Student

With this course I’m targeting total beginners in the topic of graphic design. The ideal student for this course should be interested in graphic design, wants to create better graphics for private use or at work and is eager to learn these skills by applying then directly into practice.

Convert Image to Vector in Adobe illustrator

Learn how to create full deatiled vector shapes and patterns from image in Adobe illustrator .

Created by HU Shahir - Motion Graphic & UI/UX Designer (Polygon Motions)

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Students: 18106, Price: Free

This is a short course on how to create vector shapes and paths from image in adobe Illustrator also covering on how to create custom patterns shapes and use them in your graphic projects .

Understanding of differences :

We will discuss about some differences between different graphic models (Raster, vector) with some examples for better understanding of students .

A short overview to adobe illustrator User interface is also covered in this course for those people with experience of working with other graphic software like photohsop or corel draw.

Some feature of this course :

  • Complete guide on how to use different option for creating vector shapes from image .
  • Using of different presets and knowing difference between them in illustrator.
  • Creating high detailed shapes with different styles .
  • What is patterns ? complete explaining of patterns and why to use them .
  • How to create custom pattern using illustrator pattern maker .
  • How to export vector shapes from illustrator to other soft wares  like Photoshop , Corel draw or Adobe after effect (for creating motion)
If you really want to know the differences in graphic models and also creating vectors and patterns with illustrator in less time and easy ways then  take this course :)

Canva |Top 10 Burning Questions & How To’s

Let me answer the Internet's top 10 Canva questions & How to's

Created by Ronny Hermosa - Branding | Graphic Design | Canva

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Students: 16732, Price: Free

I searched everywhere online to find the top 10 things you wished you could do with Canva!

These things you spent hours on but couldn't quite figure out ... the things that made you pull out your hair in front of your laptop!

I dug deep and I listened... no only to my community, but also to what you guys were asking in other Canva communities on social media.

So here it is: the holy grail of Canva hacks. This my course on the "10 most burning questions about Canva"!

Enjoy.

Learn Inkscape : Design Logos and Game Arts

Learn To Design Logos And Game Art Using Inkscape Become A Designer. FREE Inkscape

Created by Swapnil Rane - Game Developer , Game Art Designer

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Students: 16406, Price: Free

Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build fully functional Logos and Game Art with the popular Inkscape vector art tool.

Anyone who would like to learn the Inkscape vector graphic editor,  whether for profit or fun, would be a perfect candidate for this course.

Build a strong foundation in Designing Art with this tutorial for beginners.

Here, you will learn the fundamentals of Inkscape by following along  and completing tasks throughout this course.  We will create amazing logos and game art.

Inkscape is free, easy to learn, has excellent documentation, and is the base for creating professional Logos and Game Art without much effort.

Content and Overview 

We will first learn the basic tools , and understand how inkscape works.

Starting with downloading and installing Inkscape, this course will take you through various Inkscape features and how to use them. By creating Logos and Game Art, you’ll establish a strong understanding of Logo Design and Game Art creation process

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to design beautiful logos and Game Art in minutes.

At the end of the course you will receive 150+ Game art including Game Background , Isometric Characters , Game GUI and much more.

How to Design a Typographic Poster

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to design a typographic poster design.

Created by Gary Simon - Professional Freelance Designer & Course Instructor

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Students: 15925, Price: Free

A typographic poster is simply a poster that's based around a strong influence of type, whether they be individual letters or whole sentences. In this course, you will learn how to create a poster design that's based around type.

As a bonus, you will also learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to take your completed typographic poster design, and showcase it a realistic environment. This is particularly useful for those who wish to showcase their designs on a portfolio, or even to clients.

This course is for anyone who wants to expand their designer skill-set to include the specific niche of typographic poster design. Not only will you gain a solid understanding of designing type-based posters, but you will also learn other invaluable techniques and terminology that can be applied to other areas of design.

This is a very hands-on, learn by example approach to learning typographic design. In other words, we're going to focus on a single project from start to finish. While this course is relatively short, you should expect to gain a good understanding of how to design a typographic poster.

Learn Comic Book Color Flatting! (Coloring Assistant role)

Learn how to flat pages properly like a pro flatter! (Entry level comic book coloring work)

Created by Kurt Michael Russell - Professional colorist & art instructor

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Students: 15538, Price: Free

Flatters are the unsung heroes of comic book coloring! 

Flatting is the first step when coloring as a comic book colorist. Most professional colorists hire someone called a flatter to separate the elements on the pages into colors. The colorist can then select those colors with the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop to quickly change and edit those colors! 

Flatting is more of technical process than a creative one. The colors a flatter chooses aren't really important, but the work requires attention to detail in order to be successful. Good, reliable, and flat flatters are always in demand!

In this course, you'll learn how to use the Lasso Tool, Bucket Tool, and Magic Wand to properly flat comic book pages!

Check out this free course to learn about it!

Graphic Design Workshop For Beginners. Free Design Elements.

Learn By Doing Projects In Photoshop & Illustrator. Packaging & Logo Design. Font Psychology & Composition Theory.

Created by Nidia Sahjara - NLP Engineer & Researcher

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Students: 15101, Price: Free

Ideal for graphic designers who lack experience in the competitive advertising & retail world. Also perfect for entrepreneurs at startups or if you dream of having your own product one day.

NOTE: If you have any problems during the course, please message me and I will be happy to help. Also I want my students to have   maximum benefits from this course, so if there is anything you will like improved, be sure to message me.

  • Design theories are taught using my original concepts which are hard to find in online courses. 

    • Logo Design

    • Package & Label Design

    • Font Psychology

    • Consumer Psychology.

    • Design in History. Learn How To Be Inspired. (Go To Lesson: Developing Your Own Style).

      • Get introduced to the artistic and architectural philosophy of Constructivism.  Learn how modern award winning posters were inspired by Historical Russian Political Propaganda from 1920.

    • Composition. Rule of Thirds.

    • The 6 Design Dimensions of Fonts

      • Helping you to know 'how to choose relevant fonts for your design'.

    • Impressions & Emotional Responses Caused By Fonts

  • Develop practical software skills in Photoshop & Illustrator and create impressive projects with my easy to follow, very detailed tutorials. Even if you are a beginner, you will become comfortable using the software interfaces, learn the tools and techniques to create designs.

  • Learning to use Photoshop & Illustrator alone does not make you a graphic designer. Being able to design some business cards & brochure layouts would have been helpful ten years ago. This course teaches you the software skills and dives deeper into evolving your mind into a more sophisticated, open & creative thinker. Growing your mind to understand how to 'make your design talk' to the relevant audience is key to being a graphic designer instead of 'someone who can make something pretty in photoshop'.

  • Appreciate that a good graphic designer needs to be knowledgable of 'who' they are designing for.  Theoretical knowledge includes communication skills between graphic designer and client, between employer and team. Use theories in font selection, composition, colour theory, consumer psychology, marketing and design in history to develop mature artistic judgement, imagination, become self-driven to be able to motivate your team.

****FREE *****All Material Resources Needed To Complete The Projects Are Given In This Course. ****FREE *****

  • Retail Product Design.

    Practical Project: Cereal Box

    Theory: Typography & Marketing Psychology. How To Choose A Font For Your Target Audience.

    Several Photoshop techniques will be taught. You will design together with me, step by step at an easy to follow pace. This practical project teaches you how to set up your new file for printing, save your work, source fonts, how to download and install a new font, work with images, layers, source royalty-free images, use the eraser tool, quick select tool, remove a background from an image, text tool and create a layout using guidelines.

  • Packaging/Label Design.

    Practical Project: Health Snack bar.

    Theory: Composition & Rule of Thirds.

    Compose a grid layout to help you know 'what goes where'.

    Photoshop skills will be developed as you practice using tools to create this impressive design. Designing the snack-bar is a fun, engaging method of learning the tools and techniques of Photoshop, instead of learning via boring tutorial lessons. Learn how to choose relevant images for your design. Tools taught include the pen tool, character panel, colour swatches panel & transform editing. This method of teaching will also help you to remember the design steps naturally so you can be creative and apply what you've learnt to other projects.

  • Logo Design.

    Project: You will design a trendy badge-style logo for a gym using Adobe Illustrator.

    Theory: How To Choose A Font & Colour Theory.

    A range of Illustrator tools will be taught in this lesson that can be applied to other projects. Learn to work with layers in illustrator, use the stroke, swatches, align and pathfinder panels. Also, practice using the Direct Selection Tool, Text, Eye-Dropper, Effects & Objects Panel.

Design Tickets and Vouchers in Photoshop and Illustrator

Learn how to design printable promotional materials in Photoshop and Illustrator

Created by Jestoni Esteban - Freelance Graphic Designer

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Students: 13898, Price: Free

Newly Released Class!!!

Do you want to become a graphic designer?

If your answer is yes, this is a good starting class for you.

In this course, you're going to design 4 different projects of promotional materials, a ticket and a voucher design. I will walk you through the entire process of designing of our class projects.

If you are photoshop or illustrator beginner, this is a perfect class for you. The designs are simple and the lessons are easy to follow. If you are planning to work as a designer, a freelancer or for a company you may encounter these type of projects along the way because these are common projects in printable materials.

A well-rounded graphic designer can design anything that his/her client need and promotional materials are common projects. In this 2 hours course, I'm going to show you how I approached the sample project from scratch in adobe photoshop. I will provide anything you need to follow along with me in the tutorials.

You will receive my ebook, for free, to help you to start your career and become a successful graphic designer.

You may be new or seasoned designer, I am sure that you will benefit from taking this course. At the end of the course you will be able to design any flyer or table tent in photoshop.

  • You Can Use either Mac or Windows
  • No Prior Experience
  • Learn Designs

This course is designed to teach you how to get started in promotional design and explore different photoshop tools. After this course, I'm sure you will have the confidence to create your own design. This course is good for beginners or someone who wants to try new type of designs.

Beginners Digital Illustration with Krita

Get started digital painting for free with Krita

Created by Paul Gieske - Teacher and Engineer

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Students: 13685, Price: Free

Welcome to Section 1 of my course Essentials of Digital Illustrations with Krita.

This section is absolutely free, but it consists of only the first section of the course.

This section is targeted at the complete beginner and covers taking the first steps in digital illustration.

Krita is a highly acclaimed digital painting software, and it is completely free and open source. If you want to get started in digital illustration without splurging on license fees then this is a great place to start. Once you have gained confidence digital painting you can easily and painlessly switch over to commercial software if you want. (Or you can continue using Krita of course!)

Contents of this section:

  • Get started creating simple doodles
  • Learn about basic brushes and create your first wood texture
  • Learn about the basic tools available to Krita
  • Learn to make a basic sketch
  • Add color, shading and highlighting
  • Lots of tips
  • Lots of exercises

Want more free goodies? Check out my youtube channel: Open Source Tutor 

Update: Krita version 4.0 comes with a brand new set of default brushes! This is great on the whole, but makes the videos a bit confusing! So I added some extra videos to help.

Photoshop Beginner Class | Digital Painting

Your First Digital Painting

Created by Kemane Ba - Illustrator/Animator

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Students: 13474, Price: Free

Getting started can be quite intimidating! In this class however, we will cover all things you need to know to get right in to digital painting in no time.  While keeping a strong focus on understanding the basics, we're already establishing the use of shortcuts and simple techniques that even experienced artists have in their tool-bag!  You're provided with the following Class materials:

  • Basic Support via Discord 

  • PSD Files