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Graphics Design

When graphics design is mentioned, what comes to your mind? How can you define graphics design, why is it essential in our day-to-day lives, is it worth pursuing? What are the prerequisites that I need to become a graphics designer? What tools do I need to familiarize myself with for me to become a good […]

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When graphics design is mentioned, what comes to your mind? How can you define graphics design, why is it essential in our day-to-day lives, is it worth pursuing? What are the prerequisites that I need to become a graphics designer? What tools do I need to familiarize myself with for me to become a good graphics designer? Probably these are the few of the many questions that are running in your head.

These are some of the questions that this course will help you to answer. This course is designed to create a path for beginners, intermediate, and professionals in the field of graphics design.

At the end of the course, you will be expected to have understood the following topics in graphics design:

  1. Introduction to graphics design – understand what graphic design is, its importance and why the skill is vital.

  2. Elements of graphics design -basic understanding of Photoshop interface

  3. Different tools that are used in graphics design

  4. The design process

Anyone can become a graphics design as long as they remain motivated, disciplined, and self-driven.

Happy learning!!!

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Introduction to Graphic Design
30 min

Graphics design refers to the art of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual elements. This basically means that graphic design is a way of visually communicating the basic to complex ideas, such as logos, simple page layouts in websites and paintings, etc. 

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Introduction Quiz
7 questions
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Basic Elements of Graphic Design
4 hrs

You have probably looked at a design and told yourself; I can do this design by myself only to get stuck since you don't know where to begin. This section will learn about the basic elements that will help you transform the basic idea you have into a design. Your ability to grasp these concepts is key in this course regardless of your proficiency level – beginner, intermediate, professional.

Below are the essential elements that are important in your graphics course.

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Basic Element Quiz
14 questions
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Graphic Design Tools
4 hrs

According to the Merriam-webster dictionary, tools refer to a computer program element (such as a graphics application) that activates and controls a particular function. For students to thrive in their academic journey, they need to be fully equipped with the right tools; for example, they need to have a pen, a book, a mathematical set, and many others. A chef needs culinary tools to prepare a recipe. This section will focus on different tools that designers can use to quench their design thirst. Examples of such tools include; pen and paper, computer, software solutions such as Adobe creative studio sets – Illustrator for creation of vector products, Photoshop for creating raster products, After Effects for video creation and editing.

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Graphics Design Tools Quiz
11 questions
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The Design process
2 hrs

4.1 Introduction

Now that we have successfully explored some of the tools we can use in design, it's time we look at the process of transforming an idea into a design. This process is vital but not limited to creating logos, brochures, posters, flyers, and many more to boost your creativity and improve your design work efficiency. This section will guide you through a path you can follow towards making sure that you come up with quality designs for your clients. For beginners, it is essential to understand these processes. 

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The Design Process Quiz
11 questions
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The Beauty of Graphics Design- From Home
2 hrs

5.1 Introduction

Recently, the Corona Virus, COVID-19, Pandemic has affected most of the fields that act as our income source. Starting from the business setups, organizations, enterprises, and industries. Most of them are under lockdown to prevent the spreading of the Virus. People are advised to stay at their homes and, if possible, work from home and avoid gatherings. However, people need to survive, whereas not every kind of job can be taken at home.

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