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Graphic Design Bootcamp: Part 1

Learn How to Create Print & Web Projects Using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

By Derrick Mitchell | in Online Courses

Learn and begin to create custom logos, business cards, brochures, web graphics, and more with the Graphic Design Bootcamp. This course will give you a clear understanding of how to work with both print and web projects in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Geared towards beginners, this 7-hour course will help you develop the skills and confidence to create gorgeous content. This course is also helpful for those who want to begin and eventually specialize in the creative industry as a graphic designer.

  • Access 62 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Get a grip on the basics of industry-standard applications for graphic design: Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator
  • Familiarize yourself with the relevant terms & design practices to create pixel-perfect projects for print and web
  • Practice with project files which are all included as a free download at the beginning of each section
Note: Software not included.

Instructor

Derrick Mitchell has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He worked with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 15 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Mac/Windows machine
  • Access to Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Creative skills (drawing, photography, etc.)

Course Outline

  • Introduction & Welcome to the Course
    • Introduction & Welcome to the Course! - 4:37
    • Get Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud - 2:50
  • Getting Comfortable with Photoshop: Making a Photoshop Poster
    • Poster Introduction and file setup - 10:32
    • Gathering Assets - 6:53
    • Making Selections - 13:21
    • Refining Selections 8.17.17 (both old + updated versions) - 7:17
    • Working With Text - 7:33
    • Refining the Layout - 7:37
    • Creating Additional Looks to Give Your Client Options - 9:00
    • Exporting Your Artwork - 6:14
  • Photoshop Continued: Creating a Composite Image
    • Introduction to Photoshop Compositing - 5:41
    • Getting Assets for Your First Composite Image - 13:18
    • Refining Selections - 7:10
    • Compositing Continued & Color Levels... - 11:20
    • Pushing Your Design Further - 17:52
    • One More Idea & Exporting Your Image - 4:23
  • Getting Comfortable with Illustrator: Typography Poster
    • Introduction to the Project
    • Working With Text: Type Tools, Adobe Typekit, and Creating Outlines - 9:34
    • Working with Shapes, Color & Graphics - 9:16
    • Artboards and Creating Additional Designs - 16:18
    • Exporting Your Files - 10:21
  • Logo Design: Create a Custom Logo for Your Business or a Client
    • Introduction to This Section - 0:50
    • Research and Gathering Ideas - 4:20
    • Creating a moodboad - 5:49
    • Bring in Your Text and Picking Fonts - 4:50
    • Basic Tool Overview - 9:08
    • Creating Your First looks - 9:53
    • Refining Ideas - 8:25
    • Designing Your Presentation For Your Clients - 9:26
    • Exporting and Sending Comps to Clients - 4:31
    • Finalize Your Logo - Part 1: Refining Color and Creating a "Details" Page - 6:29
    • Finalize Your Logo - Part 2: Artboard Setup for Quick Export and File Management - 4:38
    • Finalize Your Logo - Part 3: Batch Export Files and Professional Client Delivery - 8:02
  • Create a Magazine Ad
    • Project Introduction - 1:11
    • File setup - 7:22
    • Gathering Assets and How to Scrape Photos - 7:33
    • Getting Things in Place - 5:36
    • Design Continued... - 7:47
    • Bullet Lists and Font Awesome Icons - 5:36
    • Further Refinement, Adding Photos, and Masking with Shapes - 8:57
    • Export the Final Ad for Press & Reviewing Design Decisions - 5:28
    • How to Package Editable Photoshop Files to Share With Someone Else - 1:50
  • InDesign eBook
    • Introduction and File Setup - 4:40
    • Placing assets and Basic Layout - 10:34
    • Finalize the Design, Exporting, and Packaging Final Files - 15:11
  • Custom Brochure
    • Project Introduction - 0:59
    • Beginning With the End in Mind - 5:13
    • File Setup - 8:59
    • Outside Layout - Part 1 - 6:34
    • Outside Layout - Part 2 - 14:24
    • Inside Layout - 5:34
    • Exporting Final Files - Part 1: Generic Export - 5:35
    • Exporting Final Files - Part 2: Adding Printer Marks and Fold Guides in Indesign - 8:24
    • Exporting Final Files - Part 3: Add Printer Marks and Fold Guides in Illustrator - 7:32
  • Business Cards
    • Project Introduction and File Setup - 5:02
    • Business Card Design - 7:31
    • Exporting Final Files and Custom Finishes - 5:52
  • Portfolio Website
    • Introduction to Behance.net and myportfolio.com - 0:57
    • Features Overview of Behance.net and myportfolio.com - 3:41
    • Export From Adobe CC Directly to Behance.net and myportfolio.com - 9:29
    • Create a Custom Cover and Full-Width Portfolio Image for Behance - 8:44
  • Resources
    • Resources for you to check out - 4:13

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Graphic Design Bootcamp: Part 2

Create Your Own Designs with Adobe Creative Cloud Apps & Sell Them as a Freelance Designer

By Derrick Mitchell | in Online Courses

This is your next step once you have completed the Graphic Design Bootcamp: Part 1 course. This 4-hour course will provide you with an advanced understanding on how to work with both print and web projects in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. As you go along the course, you will be explore starting your own business as a freelance designer. You will learn how to create a work that will sell by finding and learning about top trending design techniques and how to produce them. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge required to be your own freelance graphic designer.

  • Access 28 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Master the essentials of industry-standard applications for graphic design: Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator
  • Learn how to be a better designer & make awesome graphics
  • Have a general understanding of what it takes to start your own business as a freelance designer
  • Feel confident working w/ clients & managing projects
  • Find the latest design trends and learn how to produce them
Note: Software not included.

Instructor

Derrick Mitchell has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He worked with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 15 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Mac/Windows machine
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Lightroom
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Completion of Graphic Design Bootcamp: Part 1 (ideal but not required)

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 2:32
  • Programs and Projects
    • This one app will completely change your approach to design so let's start here! - 14:21
    • ASSIGNMENT
    • Product Photography for Instagram Introduction - 2:58
    • Lightroom for social media and product photography part 1 Importing and Rating - 15:00
    • Lightroom for social media, part 2: Developing and round-tripping with Photoshop - 19:58
    • Pixel-perfect selections Isolating your product with the pen tool - 19:36
    • Create reflections in Photoshop - 14:39
    • How to see exactly what fonts are being used on a web page - 1:11
    • Web Slider Ad - 23:12
    • Changing product colors and adding variations - 3:29
    • Fractal - 12:51
    • Trendy Photoshop dispersion effect for images and text - 17:08
    • How to Create a Book Cover - 18:55
  • How to be a better graphic designer
    • Books - 4:39
    • Online Resources - 1:20
    • Be a Problem Solver - 4:41
    • Using Stock Art and Templates - 3:05
    • Creative Ways to Work with Stock Assets - 10:03
    • Confidence - 2:59
    • Continuity - 6:13
    • Creativity - 8:53
  • Freelancing 101: The Business of Business
    • Introduction - 2:46
    • First Things First- Get Legally Set up to Work and Get Paid - 7:35
    • Tracking Time and Billing Clients - 8:01
    • Build Your Brand and Sell Your Story - 7:20
    • Find Work This Week - 9:00
    • You Landed Work! So Now What? - 11:06

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Logo Design & Freelancing

Learn How To Create Exceptional Logos for High-End Rates in Under 5 Hours

By Derrick Mitchell | in Online Courses

Expand your knowledge of the essentials of logo design and freelancing with this 4-hour course. This course is aimed at helping you get real work and shows exactly what to do, from the very beginning of first client meetings through every aspect of the project and up to the delivery of final files. As this 16-lecture course goes, you will be able to see the exact techniques that the instructor uses with clients as you access emails, project files and logo design tips.

  • Access 16 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Grasp the essentials of logo design & freelancing
  • Watch the actual client meetings, exact process, emails & techniques of the instructor
  • Learn how to work w/ a client & produce predictable results
Note: Software not included.

Instructor

Derrick Mitchell has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He worked with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 15 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner & intermediate

Requirements

  • Intermediate design skills
  • Adobe Illustrator (or similar) Design Software. Could also be a sketch app on an iPad

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
    • Welcome to the Course - 3:16
  • Working with a Client
    • First Call and Discovery - 34:52
    • Second FaceTime Call: Reviewing the Logo Questionnaire - 36:27
    • Third FaceTime Call and Project Kickoff - 42:13
  • The Logo Design Process
    • Organizing the Files - 3:18
    • Creating the Project File - 4:29
    • Warming Up - 15:05
    • Adobe Fonts - 2:50
    • First Round of Logo Design: From blank canvas to first round of comps - 21:48
    • Recap of the Logos I Designed Before I Send Them To The Client - 7:12
  • Project Management
    • Exporting the Comps - 17:34
    • Project Management- How to Send the Files and Communicate with Your Client - 8:57
    • Round 1 Logo Review with the Client - 24:51
    • Overview of how I Deliver My Final Logos to Clients - 5:59
    • Exporting the Final Logos for Dr. Greg - 24:37
  • Course Wrap Up
    • Congratulations and a Challenge! - 1:20

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Design Theory Blitz

Quickly Understand the Fundamentals of Great Design & Implement Them in Your Own Work

By Derrick Mitchell | in Online Courses

Acquire a solid understanding of the foundations and principles of graphic design with the Design Theory Blitz course. This 1-hour course serves as a bird's-eye-view of Design Theory. You will learn industry standards for alignment, contrast, and color in print and web design. This will give you a broad understanding of what actually makes a design pleasing to the eye so you can develop relevant, eye-catching, and trendy design pieces.

  • Access 10 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Understand the basic elements & principles of design
  • Develop confidence to create compelling designs w/ any software
  • Have a solid baseline to design confidently with any tool
Note: Software not included.

Instructor

Derrick Mitchell has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He worked with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 15 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner & intermediate

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Course
    • Introduction & Welcome to the Course - 1:17
  • The Basic Elements of Design
    • Color - 12:12
    • Texture - 9:48
    • Type - 7:20
  • The Basic Principles of Design
    • Alignment - 4:56
    • Contrast - 3:47
    • Balance - 1:33
    • Continuity - 6:13
  • Additional Resources
    • The Grid - 8:02
    • Reading List

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Web Design with WordPress

Learn to Create WordPress Websites & Blogs in a Quick & Easy Way

By Derrick Mitchell | in Online Courses

The Web Design with WordPress course will teach you the basic things you need to get your website up and running as efficiently as possible. If you don’t want to spend weeks perfecting your website, learning your way around WordPress will save you. Go through everything you need to start building a WordPress website, including how to “spin up” new WordPress sites in under one minute, install WordPress and its plugins, create WordPress pages and posts, protect your site from hackers, and work with WordPress themes. Learn the basics of WordPress and create a stunning website!

  • Access 36 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn to create websites, portfolios & blogs w/ WordPress
  • Use Photoshop & other tools to create beautiful website graphics
  • Explore the many facets of WordPress, from pages, site security, plugins & themes
Note: Software not included.

Instructor

Derrick Mitchell has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. He worked with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 15 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner & intermediate

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of computers & software
  • Modern browser: Chrome, Safari, or Firefox
  • Internet access required
  • Free themes
  • Optional premium themes
  • Optional purchased domain name & hosting

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction-to-WordPress - 6:07
  • Your First Website With Wordpress
    • static-vs-dynamic - 3:03
    • install-flywheel - 2:50
    • local-by-flywheel-preferences - 7:33
    • logging in to a WordPress site - 2:37
    • WordPress settings - 8:06
    • WordPress pages - 5:38
    • custom-menus - 7:27
    • plugins - 7:45
    • widgets - 4:29
    • themes - 4:16
  • Customize the theme design and page layout
    • Recommended-themes - 13:31
    • intro-to-page-builders - 5:07
    • child-theme - 3:03
    • local-blueprint - 2:16
    • Installing-and-activating-themes - 6:20
    • x-demo - 2:56
  • Building A Portfolio Website
    • intro-final - 6:12
    • import-demo content - 3:58
    • change the logo - 3:47
    • make-a-simple-logo - 12:58
    • change-fonts - 3:02
    • header-images - 9:40
    • portfolio-settings - 7:08
  • Creating a Blog
    • what-is-a-blog - 3:39
    • WordPress-Blog-Settings - 3:49
    • Posts-in-WordPress - 3:38
    • categories-and-tags - 6:56
    • comments - 4:27
  • Contact Forms in Wordpress
    • contact-form-introduction - 4:46
    • contact-form-7-installation - 6:00
    • contact-form-7-settings - 7:50
    • gravity-forms - 9:15
  • Migrating to a Live Host - Flywheel
    • introduction-to-hosting - 2:50
    • flywheel - 9:42
    • flywheel-push-files-up - 3:24

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