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Graphic Design Masterclass Intermediate: The NEXT Level

via Skillshare


NOTE: The resource guide for this class can be download in the project section of this class. 


Feb 2020 -
New - The Full Logo Design Process and Downloadable Logo Design Worksheet Template  
Feb 2020 -
New - Mastering Isometric Grids! 
Feb 2020 - New Portfolio Building Section - How to Build Strong Design Portfolios
Jan 2020 -
New InDesign Project Added - Creating a Magazine Front Cover and Article Spread
Jan 2020 -
New full page ad design project and Photoshop section added!
June 2019
Create Compelling Infographics!  
Nov 2018New Package Design Lessons! Design a chocolate bar wrapper from start to finish

The Graphic design masterclass intermediate level, are you ready to level up your design skills

Who should take this class? Those with very basic skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You already may be familiar with the pen tool basics understand the layering system and know a few other basic tools. You have a little experience using these programs and have a solid basic working knowledge of these programs.

Or you have taking my Graphic Design Masterclass: Learn Great Design, the first in this masterclass series, although taking this class is not a requirement to join on this one, just those basic software skills. But this class Is a natural next intermediate step.

This is a practical design course meant to teach you techniques and skills by producing real world projects.

We will first talk about intermediate techniques when it comes to Adobe Photoshop, like diving deep with removing complex objects from photos and using the content aware tools. We then will talk about photo composites and put two totally different photos together using curves and other more intermediate Photoshop tools.

We will brush up on your brush tool in Photoshop to learn how to paint on realistic shadows that can be applied to a variety of situations.

We quickly get into real world projects by tackling a fast food burger adthat is both dynamic and helps us practice working with typography, headlines and effects in Adobe Photoshop.

This course includes a fairly large logo design section. We talk about the power of sketching our ideas on paper or in a digital sketching app. This course even includes an extensive downloadable logo design worksheet and we will work through the entire logo design process with the help of this worksheet. We talk about client presentation, when to present to clients, color and even exporting files.

The golden ratio is a great intermediate logo design concept to master and we will do just that in this course.

Speaking of grids we will not stop there, we talk all about the isometric grid system and work through an entire project using isometric grids to create a realistic 3D illustration.

New to this course is an intermediate InDesign section. We will walk through the creation of a magazine spread and cover and talk in more depth about creating strong editorial designs, headlines and crafting compelling stories with photos.

Infographics is a tough topic for designers and can have a steep learning curve, I thought it would make for the perfect project to work through together in this extensive section.

We will walk through topics about how to legally and safely use fonts photos and downloadable vector resources as this is impotent to any maturing designer.

Knowing how to craft effective ads is a great quality to have and can help you have more success as a designer, we will talk about how to create effective advertising as well as work through an entire social media campaign.

There are tons of extra project sections including one on creating a poster using just typography.

Package design is another great intermediate topic and we will go in-depth about the package design process including how to work with files, set them up and create a rich looking package design for a chocolate bar.

Graphic design is more than just creating projects it also about finding work and clients. I have included an entire portfolio building section where we talk about how to create stunning portfolio presentations and how to build them online and offline.

I hope you decide to join me for this incredible journey through lots of fantastic intermediate design topics, projects and more.


  • Course Preview
  • Course Guide
  • Master Layout with Gestalt Theory - Section Introduction
  • Gestalt Theory - Similarity, Proximity & Simplicity
  • Gestalt Theory - Figure & Ground, Closure & Continuation
  • Reviewing Strong Gestalt Examples
  • Gestalt Theory in the Bookstore & Beyond
  • Student Project
  • How Much Do Graphic Designers Make? Introduction
  • How Much Do Freelance Designers Make?
  • From $10 Logos to $10,000 The Long Journey
  • How to Make More and Level Up Your Design Skills
  • Photoshop Intermediate - ContentAware
  • Photoshop Intermediate - PerspectiveWarp
  • Photoshop Intermediate - ContentAwareTexture
  • Photoshop Intermediate - photocomposite
  • Photoshop Intermediate - PhotoComposite part2
  • Photoshop - Hamburger Ad Project - Setup
  • Hamburger Ad Project - LayoutandBlocking
  • Hamburger Ad Project - TextEffects
  • Hamburger Ad Project - photoediting
  • Hamburger Ad Project - Exporting
  • Logo Design Section - Client Brief - Flux
  • Logo Design - Flux BrainstormingandSketching
  • Logo Design - Flux Vectorizing
  • Logo Design - Flux ManuallyAdjustingType
  • Logo Design - Flux DetailsandTypography
  • Logo Design - LogoDesignFlux PickingYourFinalConcept
  • Logo Design - Flux GridWork
  • Logo Design - Flux Color
  • Logo Design - Flux Adding Details
  • Logo Design - Flux Exporting
  • Logo Design Client Presentation Template
  • NEW! Student Logo Design Challenge - The Golden Hop
  • Lesson 1 - Golden Ratio
  • Lesson 2 - Golden Ratio Logo Design Practice
  • Lesson 3 - Golden Ratio Logo Design Practice Part 2 - Updated
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Depth & Movement
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Getting Started
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Creating 3D shapes in illustrator
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Depth & Movement
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Adding Details
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Adding Typography
  • Photoshop Poster Project - Finishing Touches
  • Student Challenge
  • Lesson1 IsometricGrids Setup
  • Lesson2 IsometricDesign GettingStarted
  • Lesson3 IsometricDesign CreatingOur3DLayers
  • Lesson4 IsometricDesign 3DwebLayoutandEffects
  • Lesson5 IsometricDesign Shadows
  • Lesson6 IsometricDesign Typography
  • Lesson7 IsometricDesign People
  • The Guide to Print Design - Introduction
  • Print Design Critique
  • Print Design Critique - part 2
  • Envelopes and Multiple Piece Designs
  • Brochures and Booklets
  • Package Design
  • InDesign Magazine Project - Getting Started
  • Magazine Project Lesson 2 Working With Photos
  • Magazine Project Lesson 3 InsideSpreadFinal
  • Magazine Project Lesson 4 TheFrontCover
  • Magazine Project Lesson 5 FontCover Articles
  • Magazine Project Lesson 6 ExportingandPrintPrep
  • Other Classes I Offer
  • Adobe Illustrator - Infographics Project - Lesson1 intro
  • Infographics - Lesson 2 setup
  • Infographics - Lesson 3 piechart
  • Infographics - Lesson 4 infographics usingicons
  • Infographics - Lesson 5 infographics showingscale
  • Infographics - Lesson 6 infographic piechart complex
  • Infographics - Lesson 7 infographics piechart part2
  • Infographics - Lesson 8 infographics Linegraph
  • Infographics - Lesson 9 infographics linechart part2
  • Infographics - STUDENT PROJECT
  • Chocolate Bar Package Design Project - lesson1 getting started
  • Chocolate Bar Lesson 2 Patterns
  • Chocolate Bar - lesson 3 FIndingtheRightFont
  • Chocolate Bar Lesson 4 SourcingandFindingYourImagesandPhotos
  • Chocolate Bar lesson 5 mockup
  • Chocolate Bar Lesson 6 Mockup2 ShowingOurTheme
  • Chocolate Bar - lesson 7 Export Final
  • Next Class Suggestion - Branding Masterclass
  • Portfolio Building Section - Building Strong Portfolios
  • Lesson 2 - Portfolio Building PDF Portfolios Gathering Resources
  • Lesson 3 - Portfolio Building Project Page Layouts
  • Lesson 4 - Portfolio Building ProjectPages
  • Lesson 5 - Portfolio Building PdfPortfolio TheCoverPage
  • Lesson 6 - Portfolio Building PDF portfolio BIO page
  • Lesson 7 - Portfolio Building Online Website
  • Lesson 8 - Portfolio Building Adobe Portfolio
  • Lesson 9 - Portfolio Building AdobePortfolio Part2
  • Lesson 10 - Portfolio Building Behance
  • Lesson 11 - Portfolio Building Wordpress
  • BONUS! InDesign Portfolio Building Template

Taught by

Lindsay Marsh


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