Best Free Graphic Design Courses

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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  • 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.

Graphic Design for Entrepreneurs…Who Can’t Draw

Not an artist? Perfect! You don't need to learn Photoshop to make stunning graphics, banners, ads, etc. easily!

Created by Steve Cherubino - Multimedia/Podcast Training Instructor

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Students: 8859, Price: Free

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to get professional graphics made, but you don't want to (or can't afford to) pay someone to do it? I was in your shoes once and trained myself to make professional, top-quality graphics for my projects. This course teaches you what I have learned so you can do the same!

You don't need to hire a graphics guy! Or learn Photoshop! We are going to be using simple and fun, but incredibly powerful software to make fantastic graphics and very fast. I take you through step by step through some very useful projects for an entrepreneur. Like making "buy now" and "submit" buttons, making a header graphic for your website, and other relevant items that entrepreneurs ACTUALLY need in their projects. We won't be drawing deer, or mugs, trees or other useless, "artsy" things, lol.

It's time to take control of your projects and fill them with graphics that come from your own mind. Trust me, you do not need to have ANY graphics experience to take this course and you WILL learn how you can make professional looking graphics for yourself. Let's do it! </p>

Looking forward to seeing you on the course. I'll be here every step of the way. So stop worrying!

Beginners Guide To Graphic Design Without Paid Software

Discover the easy ways to do graphic design without Photoshop. 3 free websites/apps to make graphic design easy!

Created by Greg Gottfried - Online Entrepreneur

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Students: 8298, Price: Free

Graphic Design Course Covering Everything You Need To Start Graphic Designing Without Using Photoshop!

★★★★★ "Half way through and I'd say it's already earned its 5 stars. Valuable content."

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Learn 3 Free Websites To Ensure Your Graphic Design Success:

How To Start Graphic Design WITHOUT Photoshop or Paid Software!

- Smartphone Apps That Customize Graphic Designs For You!

Given A Ton Of Graphic Design Bonus Material For FREE!

- This course is about results! If you don't see them within 30 days you get your money back!

No more endless searching, this course is ready to go, you can take it anywhere, and watch it at your convenience in the privacy of your home or on the go!

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This course is a small investment that will repay itself many times over.

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Become a graphic designer today...Seriously!

These graphic design sites allow you to design from home or anywhere with internet and create content for social media, logos, flyers, ads, videos, and so much more!

This course is the best way to get into graphic design.

Learn from years of graphic design experience, all the Trade Secrets and Tricks/Tips are included in this course.

Let me share my graphic designing secrets with you.

Don't go on wondering "what would have happened if I did". You won't be disappointed, plus you get an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee. What have you go to lose?

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See What Everyone's Saying:

★★★★★ "So far it rocks!"

★★★★★ "Wow this is great stuff!"

★★★★★ "Another excellent course! I like the direct to the point teaching and the bonus videos."


You'll also get:

✔ Lifetime Access to The Course

✔ Quick & Helpful Support in the Q&A Section

✔ Download & Print Ready Udemy Certificate of Completion 

✔ 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!

Remember, this course is only available here on Udemy, you won't find it anywhere else. Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts.

There's a 30-day no-risk money back guarantee so say "yes" now, enroll today and decide later!

Photoshop Graphic Design | Pre-made Designs

Photoshop for busy business owners and graphic designers

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 4541, Price: Free

Photoshop CC Projects for business owners and graphic designers!

This Photoshop course will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop by doing actual, practical, real-world projects!

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Apply what you learn for your own business and/or to improve your graphic design skills.

Included, you'll find  Photoshop CC projects that you can use for your business... right now!  

Regardless of your Photoshop experience, you'll learn step-by-step how to create a variety of design projects.

Easily get started with Photoshop by learning from a professional graphic designer.... I have 30 years experience in this field and will share all my pro-Photoshop tips.

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Here are a few things you'll discover how to do in Photoshop;

  • discover how layers work in Photoshop

  • how to create a brand identity

  • how to create a custom logo

It doesn't matter if you're brand, spanking new to Photoshop or if you're an advanced user.  Both beginner and advanced Photoshop tutorials help you get started quickly.

Oh, and if you're ever stuck, I'm here to answer your Photoshop project questions too!  Also, this class is free for a limited time and will soon be changed to a premium (paid) course.  Sign up now before it's no longer free!  Looking forward to helping you learn how to use Photoshop for your graphic design projects!

World of Graphic Design

All about basics of Graphical designing

Created by MKCL India - Creating a Knowledge Lit World

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Students: 4167, Price: Free

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 can be used by companies to promote and sell products through advertising, by websites to convey complicated information in a digestible way through infographics, or by businesses to develop an identity through branding, among other things.

To better understand the meaning of graphic design, it is important to be aware of the elements and principles that make up design. Elements are used in conjunction or opposition with each other to create visually striking and impactful designs.

These graphic design elements include:

  • Color

  • Form

  • Line

  • Shape

  • Size

  • Space

  • Texture

Graphic designers also adhere to the principles of design, which are essentially a set of guidelines that help a design achieve effective composition. With technological advancements introducing new types of graphic design, there has also been an emergence of new graphic design jobs. This evolution has changed the entire landscape of careers in this field.

The most common job titles related are:

  • Graphic designer

  • User experience (UX) designer

  • Web designer

  • Art director

  • Creative director

    In this course you will learn the basics of graphical designing as well the applications of them.

Photoshop Graphic Design | Build Your Portfolio

Photoshop graphic design for beginners!

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 1782, Price: Free

Graphic Design Projects for Photoshop Beginners

Yes, you'll learn Photoshop and graphic design by doing.  This Photoshop course will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop & graphic design by doing actual, practical, real-world graphic design projects!

I'll share my pro tips for starting your graphic design freelance business by creating a variety of designs to start building your design portfolio. 

If you're ready to jumpstart your graphic design career I'm here to help you achieve your dream.  Let's do it!  To get started click on the "Add to Cart" button (to the right or bottom - depending on your device).

Are you ready to build your graphic design portfolio and launch your graphic design career?  If so, let's do it!  Get started by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button and I'll talk to you soon!

Thank you and have an awesome day!!

Oh, and one more thing!! Included in this class, I'm here to answer your questions.  Make sure to post them in the Q&A section.  Also, this course is free for a limited time.  In the near future, I'll switch this course from free to premium (paid).

So, sign up today before I yank the free status.  I look forward to helping you achieve your design goals.