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Course Details

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 1 Day

Description:

You wouldn't expect a word processing course to make you a writer; it's a tool you use to write. By the same token, graphic design software is a tool for your design. To become a great designer you need to study great design. In this class we teach you about colour, composition and typography. We give you guidelines that can be used for anything from single-page designs to multi-page websites and print materials.

Prerequisites:

None

Design Course

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Course Outline

  • Sketching Your Ideas
    • the value of the thumbnail
    • effective brainstorming techniques
  • Design Fundamentals
    • choosing colours
    • proximity
    • alignment
    • repetition
    • contrast
  • Geometry in Design
    • geometry in nature
    • geometry in art and design
    • the Golden Section
    • root-based rectangles
  • Typography
    • the anatomy of type
    • display text vs copy text
    • legibility and readability
    • choosing the right font
  • Designing a grid-based layout
    • why use grids?
    • grouping boxes
    • the CUTYOS system
    • flexibility
    • dividing the page

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

Web-based training is super easy to set up and doesn’t require fancy software.

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