Beginner’s Guide to Adobe After Effects
Multimedia Design course for Print
Logo Design & Designer Review
Beginners Guide to Graphic Design
Beginners Guide to Adobe Illustrator
The Graphic Design Brief



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Create a Retro Sticker [Photoshop & Illustrator]

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Using the Halftone Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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Convert a drawing into vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator

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Create WPAP Style Art In Adobe Illustrator – Ziggy Stardust

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Paint your national flag face In Adobe Photoshop

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Layer structure and housekeeping In Adobe Photoshop

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Gold skin effect in Adobe Photoshop

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Polygonal portrait | Gradient effect in Adobe Photoshop with Illustrator

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Beginner’s Guide to Adobe After Effects


Create a 2D video presentation from scratch

Welcome to the complete Beginner’s Guide To Adobe After Effects.

If you are a designer and looking to apply effects and transitions to your video, or create animated logos, illustrations or infographics After Effects is the program to edit in.

The tools in After Effects make it very easy to build video compositions, add video effects and motion graphics to bring your presentation to life.

This course has been carefully created to bring you up to speed with the program so not only will you be able to create a simple project yourself you will be able to watch many more

48 Videos


Ep 1 – What is After Effects?
Ep 1 – What is After Effects?

297 3

Ep 2 – Interface Introduction to Adobe After Effects
Ep 2 – Interface Introduction to Adobe After Effects

202

Ep 3 – Layers & the Timeline Panel In Adobe After Effects
Ep 3 – Layers & the Timeline Panel In Adobe After Effects

132

Ep 4 – Compositions in Adobe After Effects
Ep 4 – Compositions in Adobe After Effects

75 5

Ep 5 – The Project Panel
Ep 5 – The Project Panel

106 3

Ep 6 – Animation Principles in After Effects
Ep 6 – Animation Principles in After Effects

74 5

Ep 7 – Keyframes in Adobe After Effects
Ep 7 – Keyframes in Adobe After Effects

69 5

Ep 8 – Simple Video Editing in After Effects
Ep 8 – Simple Video Editing in After Effects

68

Ep 9 – Simple Animation in After Effects
Ep 9 – Simple Animation in After Effects

60 5

Ep 10 – Easing in After Effects
Ep 10 – Easing in After Effects

60 5

Ep 11 – Time Stretching in After Effects
Ep 11 – Time Stretching in After Effects

53 5

Ep 12 – Precomposing in After Effects
Ep 12 – Precomposing in After Effects

65 3

Ep 13 – Importing Files Into After Effects
Ep 13 – Importing Files Into After Effects

54 1 3

Ep 14 – Creating Shapes in After Effects
Ep 14 – Creating Shapes in After Effects

55 5

Ep 15 – Pen Tool & Paths in After Effects
Ep 15 – Pen Tool & Paths in After Effects

58 5

Ep 16 – Fill & Stroke Effects in After Effects
Ep 16 – Fill & Stroke Effects in After Effects

49 5

Ep 17 – Animating Along a Path in After Effects
Ep 17 – Animating Along a Path in After Effects

50 1 3

Ep 18 – Effects & Presets in After Effects
Ep 18 – Effects & Presets in After Effects

115 5

Ep 19 – Text Animation Presets in After Effects
Ep 19 – Text Animation Presets in After Effects

59 1 5

Ep 20 – Transition Presets in After Effects
Ep 20 – Transition Presets in After Effects

45 5

Ep 21 – Colour Effects in After Effects
Ep 21 – Colour Effects in After Effects

41 5

Ep 22 – Adjustment Layers in After Effects
Ep 22 – Adjustment Layers in After Effects

48 5

Ep 23 – Blending Modes in After Effects
Ep 23 – Blending Modes in After Effects

45 5

Ep 24 – Masking in After Effects
Ep 24 – Masking in After Effects

53 5

Ep 25 – Animate a Shape Layer Mask in After Effects
Ep 25 – Animate a Shape Layer Mask in After Effects

82 4

Ep 26 – Track Mattes in After Effects
Ep 26 – Track Mattes in After Effects

62 3

Ep 27 – Null Objects and Parenting in After Effects
Ep 27 – Null Objects and Parenting in After Effects

64 5

Ep 28 – Exporting in After Effects
Ep 28 – Exporting in After Effects

90 5

Ep 29 – 10 Handy Tips In After Effects
Ep 29 – 10 Handy Tips In After Effects

46 5

Ep 30 – What We Will Be Creating on This Course
Ep 30 – What We Will Be Creating on This Course

46 5

Ep 31 – Plan & Design for Your Video Presentation for After effects
Ep 31 – Plan & Design for Your Video Presentation for After......

171 4

Ep 32 – Prepare & Set Up a Document for After Effects
Ep 32 – Prepare & Set Up a Document for After Effects

35

Ep 33 – Animating Type With an Image In After Effects
Ep 33 – Animating Type With an Image In After Effects

40

Ep 34 – Animating a Bouncing PIN In After Effects
Ep 34 – Animating a Bouncing PIN In After Effects

42

Ep 35 – Animating a Simple Transition In After Effects
Ep 35 – Animating a Simple Transition In After Effects

40

Ep 36 – Animating a British Flag Sequence In After Effects
Ep 36 – Animating a British Flag Sequence In After Effects

42

Ep 37 – Synchronising to Music After Effects
Ep 37 – Synchronising to Music After Effects

34

Ep 38 – Edit a Video Sequence In After Effects
Ep 38 – Edit a Video Sequence In After Effects

34

Ep 39 – Duplicate & Edit an Animation Sequence in After Effects
Ep 39 – Duplicate & Edit an Animation Sequence in After ......

40

Ep 40 – Build a Complex Layout & Animate in After Effects
Ep 40 – Build a Complex Layout & Animate in After Effects

42

Ep 41 – Animate a Shape Layer Mask in After Effects
Ep 41 – Animate a Shape Layer Mask in After Effects

40

Ep 42 – Duplicate & Edit Sequences In After Effects
Ep 42 – Duplicate & Edit Sequences In After Effects

39

Ep 43 – Animating Still images in After Effects
Ep 43 – Animating Still images in After Effects

32 3

Ep 44 – Colour enhancing footage in After Effects
Ep 44 – Colour enhancing footage in After Effects

31 5

Ep 45 – Create a 2D Scene in After Effects
Ep 45 – Create a 2D Scene in After Effects

29

Ep 46 – Animate a simple 2D Scene in After Effects
Ep 46 – Animate a simple 2D Scene in After Effects

38

Ep 47 – Simple 2D Animation in After Effects in After Effects
Ep 47 – Simple 2D Animation in After Effects in After Effects

75 3

Ep 48 – Exporting in After Effects
Ep 48 – Exporting in After Effects

177 4

Multimedia Design course for Print

Create a business card, letterhead & 12-page brochure

On this course, we are going to design some stationary for a fictional brand.

This is a common scenario which any designer will face. So this will be a good exercise for you if you have not done this before.

To help break down the process I have structured the course into three main sections:

 

SECTION 1 – PREPARATION & DESIGN PROCESS

SECTION 2 – DESIGN & ARTWORKING

SECTION 3 – EXPORTING & PRINTING

 

After watching this course, you will have a good foundation of skills to tackle other projects like this in future.

Over 15 episodes, we are going [...]

Beginners Guide to Graphic Design

Join me as I discuss a series of Graphic Design topics

Hello and welcome to this beginners guide series to Graphic Design.

If you’re interested in Graphic Design and considering becoming a Graphic Designer then join me as I discuss a series of Graphic Design topics.

From what Graphic Design is, Skills to be a Graphic Designer, Design theory, Education you need, equipment you need, to the Graphic Design portfolio and interview advice, this series is for anyone at any level.

I have created this series to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level, who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and [...]

45 Videos


What is Graphic Design? – EP 1/45
What is Graphic Design? – EP 1/45

2382 1 3

‘Line’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 2/45
‘Line’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP......

1919 8 4

‘Colour’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 3/45
‘Colour’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – ......

852 5

‘Shape’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 4/45
‘Shape’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – ......

652 4

‘Texture’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 5/45
‘Texture’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory –......

522 5

‘Space’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 6/45
‘Space’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – ......

412 5

‘Form’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 7/45
‘Form’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP......

359 2

‘Typography’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 8/45
‘Typography’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

523 1 5

‘Contrast’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 9/45
‘Contrast’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

374 3

‘Hierarchy’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 10/45
‘Hierarchy’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

329 2

‘Alignment’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 11/45
‘Alignment’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

341

‘Balance’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 12/45
‘Balance’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

262

‘Proximity’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 13/45
‘Proximity’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

290

‘Repetition’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 14/45
‘Repetition’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

247

‘Simplicity’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 15/45
‘Simplicity’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

207

‘Function’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory – EP 16/45
‘Function’ Design principle of Graphic Design / Design theory ......

189

Why do Graphic Design? – EP 17/45
Why do Graphic Design? – EP 17/45

205

Should I do Graphic Design? – EP 18/45
Should I do Graphic Design? – EP 18/45

200 5

Practical skills to be a Graphic designer? – EP 19/45
Practical skills to be a Graphic designer? – EP 19/45

225

Psychological skills to be a Graphic designer? – EP 20/45
Psychological skills to be a Graphic designer? – EP 20/45

152

Talent to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 21/45
Talent to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 21/45

152

‘Learn & Research’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 22/45
‘Learn & Research’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? ......

159

‘Collect’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 23/45
‘Collect’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 23/45

128

‘Be inspired’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 24/45
‘Be inspired’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP ......

269 2

‘Practice’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 25/45
‘Practice’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 25/45

143

‘Seek Education’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 26/45
‘Seek Education’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP ......

159

Books to read as a Graphic designer? – EP 27/45
Books to read as a Graphic designer? – EP 27/45

317

Education to be a Graphic designer?  – EP 28/45
Education to be a Graphic designer? – EP 28/45

110

Do I need to go to University to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 29/45
Do I need to go to University to be a Graphic Designer? – EP ......

117

Qualifications to be a Graphic designer? – EP 30/45
Qualifications to be a Graphic designer? – EP 30/45

150 5

Equipment to be a Graphic designer? – EP 31/45
Equipment to be a Graphic designer? – EP 31/45

198

What programs do I need as a Graphic designer? – EP 32/45
What programs do I need as a Graphic designer? – EP 32/45

158

The Graphic Design portfolio? – EP 33/45
The Graphic Design portfolio? – EP 33/45

215

Print or digital graphic design portfolio? – EP 34/45
Print or digital graphic design portfolio? – EP 34/45

134

The Graphic Design CV – EP 35/45
The Graphic Design CV – EP 35/45

131

Career change to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 36/45
Career change to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 36/45

128

‘Apply your skills’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – EP 37/45
‘Apply your skills’ How do I begin as a Graphic Designer? – ......

122

How do I find a Graphic Design job? – EP 38/45
How do I find a Graphic Design job? – EP 38/45

124

Interview preparation to be a Graphic Designer?  – EP 39/45
Interview preparation to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 39/45

154 1

Questions you’re asked at a Graphic Design interview? – EP 40/45
Questions you’re asked at a Graphic Design interview? – EP ......

224

Questions to ask at a graphic design interview – EP 41/45
Questions to ask at a graphic design interview – EP 41/45

185

Interview tips to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 42/45
Interview tips to be a Graphic Designer? – EP 42/45

187

What’s the Industry like for a Graphic Designer? – EP 43/45
What’s the Industry like for a Graphic Designer? – EP 43/45

143 3

Further your Graphic Design career? – EP 44/45
Further your Graphic Design career? – EP 44/45

171

Education to further your Graphic Design career? – EP 45/45
Education to further your Graphic Design career? – EP 45/45

389 1

Beginners Guide to Adobe Illustrator

Create a vector illustration from scratch

Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Illustrator.

On this course, I will be introducing you to the program and covering some essential practise exercises.

Then I will be demonstrating how to create a small project in Adobe Illustrator from start to finish.

To help break down the process I have structured the course in 3 main sections:


SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION

SECTION 2 – ESSENTIAL PRACTICE

SECTION 3 – TEST PROJECT

– CHAPTER 1 – SETUP & LIVE TRACE
– CHAPTER 2 – DRAWING
– CHAPTER 3 – COLOURING & ADDING TYPE
– CHAPTER 4 – FINISHING & EXPORTING FOR PRINT

 

Along the way, we will be covering many topics, [...]

Beginners Guide to Adobe Photoshop

Create a book cover design from scratch

Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Photoshop.

In this series, we will be starting from the very beginning and working our way across 33 episodes to learn all the basics and create a project from scratch

To help break down the process I have structured the course into three main sections:

 

Section 1 – Introduction

Section 2 – Essential practice

Section 3 – Create a project

 

Along the way we will be covering many topics, such as how to set up your document, using common tools, creating a project and finally exporting [...]

33 Videos


Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – EP 1/33
Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop – EP 1/33

2477 5 1

Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop – EP 2/33
Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop – EP 2/33

747 3

Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 3/33
Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 3/33

743 2

Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop – EP 4/33
Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop – EP......

560 1

Layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 5/33
Layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 5/33

527 2

Common file types in Adobe Photoshop – EP 6/33
Common file types in Adobe Photoshop – EP 6/33

441 2

Colour in Adobe Photoshop – EP 7/33
Colour in Adobe Photoshop – EP 7/33

365

10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop – EP 8/33
10 Handy Tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop – EP 8/33

430

Making selections in Adobe Photoshop – EP 9/33
Making selections in Adobe Photoshop – EP 9/33

396 3

Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop – EP 10/33
Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop – EP 10/33

335 2

Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop – EP 11/33
Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop – EP 11/33

Downloads 292

Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 12/33
Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 12/33

Downloads 331

Eraser tool & Layer masking in Adobe Photoshop – EP 13/33
Eraser tool & Layer masking in Adobe Photoshop – EP 13/33

Downloads 334 3

Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 14/33
Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 14/33

325

Type principals in Adobe Photoshop – EP 15/33
Type principals in Adobe Photoshop – EP 15/33

288

Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 16/33
Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop – EP 16/33

253

Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 17/33
Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop – EP 17/33

262

Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33
Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop – EP 18/33

218

Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop – EP 19/33
Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop – EP 19/33

217

Adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 20/33
Adjustment layers in Adobe Photoshop – EP 20/33

201

Filters in Adobe Photoshop – EP 21/33
Filters in Adobe Photoshop – EP 21/33

182

Blending modes in Adobe Photoshop – EP 22/33

238

Saving in Adobe Photoshop – EP 23/33
Saving in Adobe Photoshop – EP 23/33

175

Setting up a document in Adobe Photoshop – EP 24/33
Setting up a document in Adobe Photoshop – EP 24/33

136

3D paper type effect in Adobe Photoshop – EP 25/33
3D paper type effect in Adobe Photoshop – EP 25/33

233

Rainbow and clouds illustration in Adobe Photoshop – EP 26/33
Rainbow and clouds illustration in Adobe Photoshop – EP 26/33

182

Manage complexity and working smart in Adobe Photoshop– EP 27/33
Manage complexity and working smart in Adobe Photoshop– EP 27/33

165

Decorating an origami paper bird in Adobe Photoshop – EP 28/33
Decorating an origami paper bird in Adobe Photoshop – EP 28/33

164

Create a origami bird logo in Adobe Photoshop – EP 29/33
Create a origami bird logo in Adobe Photoshop – EP 29/33

265

Adding type to the design in Adobe Photoshop – EP 30/33
Adding type to the design in Adobe Photoshop – EP 30/33

160

Save for print in Adobe Photoshop – EP 31/33
Save for print in Adobe Photoshop – EP 31/33

178

Adapt a print design for a web banner in Adobe Photoshop – EP 32/33
Adapt a print design for a web banner in Adobe Photoshop – EP 32/33

156

Save for web in Adobe Photoshop – EP 33/33
Save for web in Adobe Photoshop – EP 33/33

188 11 1

Beginners Guide to Adobe InDesign

Create a booklet design from scratch

Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Indesign CS5.

In this series, I will be demonstrating how to create a small project in Adobe Indesign from start to finish. To help break down the process I have structured the course in 3 main sections:

 

Step 1 – Preparation

Step 2 – Implementation

Step 3 – Finalisation

 

Along the way, we will be covering many topics, such as how to set up your document, understand how the program works, use text in Indesign, prepare and import images into InDesign and finally export your document ready for print.

Enjoy

 

 

Get the [...]



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