This new course will teach you all about Graphic Design. Build your skills, awareness and understanding of graphic design, and learn how it is applied commercially across a range of disciplines, ranging from marketing to publishing and beyond.
Do you want to know the difference between a TIFF and a GIF? If you are wanting to know more about the graphic design, whether you are looking for new career or if you work in a complementary profession, this is course for you.
The tasks in this course will see you designing business collateral and other activities that will help you apply your newly learned skills and knowledge in real life.
Design Tips When Putting together a Layout
Length of a line of text needs to be balanced according to size of the text. (Long lines are inappropriate for tiny lettering, but may be very appropriate for very large letters).Don’t clutter (increasing white space will make words and images more noticeable)Do not use borders, boxes, clip art excessively or inappropriately. These things can cause clutter and detract from the message of the artwork.Use less rather than more fonts.Use caps with the correct fonts (Some fonts are caps only!)Use one space between sentences rather than two (mostly)Do not over use centering, particularly with textUse ragged right or full justification (mostly)Avoid double hard returns after a paragraphUse proper punctuationReset software defaults (usually default settings are inappropriate when creating a design)Use rules of third and the golden mean to help with layoutsFonts have different weights light, normal, semi bold, bold, italic use these rather than a different font.
What do you know about Typography?
Typography involves the choosing and using of letters in the words you produce in your graphic design.
Typeface selection can be a very subjective and personal decision, that is easily affected by bias of a designer. A good designer needs to be able to adopt a perspective that is as far away from any sort of prejudice as possible; and choose typefaces that are most suited to the job at hand, and suitable for the client and the reader.
Consider the criteria you are applying?
Must be Legible (ie. The way individual letters look will determine how legible they are)Must be Readable (ie. The way different letters are arranged together will determine how readable they are)Must have appropriate impact (Letters can be legible and readable, and still not get noticed, dor example, bold, contrasting letters have more impact)
- Lectures 10
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 100 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self