Uncategorised / 22 Nov 2019
TOP 10 VIDEOS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER (BEGINNERS)

As a Self-Taught Graphic Designer, I have faced many difficulties in learning design. When I decided to pursue graphic design I didn’t know where to start. Youtube is a free platform where many people upload a lot of videos I started with it but there were many videos about graphic design, I used to go through each and every video one by one most of them wasn’t good enough that I can understand it then I found some great videos which helped me get started realized that there was a lot of really good videos which I thought that every beginner graphic designer should watch. And when you start your career as a designer, it is best to learn the fundamentals of design.

So I dedicate these video to all the beginner who wanna learn graphic design and make their career in it. I have arranged the video in the order so please try to go one by one.

1. How to Learn Design | How to Get Started in Design – Episode 1

To all who want to become a become professional graphic designers but don’t know where to start. What topics are covered in this video? What to Learn Projects to Make Portfolio Building Landing Clients Behavior

What topics are covered in this video?

  • What to Learn
  • Projects to Make
  • Portfolio Building
  • Landing Clients
  • Behavior

2. Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals

Fundamentals in very important in graphic design, So never start your design with career without a proper idea about it. And learning it will save a lot of time in the future.

The video explains the main elements of art and design:

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Texture
  • Balance
  • The rule of thirds

3. Beginning Graphic Design: Layout & Composition

Layout & Composition is the next thing beginner graphic designer should know. If your design doesn’t have a layout then people wont see it as you want them to see the design.

This video explains the five basic principles of layout and composition:

  • Proximity
  • White space
  • Alignment
  • Contrast
  • Repetition

4. Beginning Graphic Design: Typography

Typography is everywhere from every letter you read to every letter you write. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and visually appealing for the user. In Future, you can expect many blog specifically for typography.

This video explains the difference between Serif, San Serif, Display, Script, Blackletter, All Caps, Decorative:

  • When to use and combine various fonts to make graphics elements stand out and visually appealing
  • Which fonts to avoid &
  • Other important terms like
    • hierarchy,
    • leading,
    • tracking and
    • kerning

5. Beginning Graphic Design: Color

Color plays a vital role in the design and in every day-to-day life. Color can draw user eyes to an image. Color triggers an emotional response which you can check it out in the pyscology of color. It can even communicate something important without using words at all.

This video Explains about the color including:

  • Hue, saturation, and value (HSV)
  • Creating monochromatic, analogous, and other color palettes
  • Avoiding common color mistakes
  • Choosing the right color
  • Finding inspiration

6. Beginning Graphic Design: Images

This video explains how to

  • Finding quality stock images
  • Editing images using
    • cropping,
    • resizing, and
    • other adjustments

7. Beginning Graphic Design: Branding & Identity

This video explains about Visual Identity for the brand,which includes:

  • Logos
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Images

8. Typography Tutorial – 10 rules to help you rule type

When starting out, it is best to learn the fundamentals of good design:

  • Hierarchy (primary, secondary and tertiary reads),
  • Flow (how a person “reads” the layout by following the movement of their attention),
  • Legibility (in Western culture, the type is read top to bottom,
  • Left to Right so it’s important to arrange type accordingly),
  • Grouping (organizing blocks of type in intelligent and logical groups) and interest,
  • Achieved through contrast (scale, texture, color, density, negative space).

When you get confused, Just use any typeface you like as long as it’s one of the following:

Akzidenz Grotesque, Avenir, Avant Garde, Bell Gothic, Bodoni, Bembo, Caslon, Clarendon, Courier, Din Mittelschrift, Franklin Gothic, Frutiger, Futura, Garamond, Gill Sans, Gotham, Helvetica, Letter Gothic, Memphis, Meta, OCRB, Rockwell, Sabon, Trade Gothic, Trajan, and Univers.

9. The Logo Design Process From Start To Finish

This video explains the logo design process from the design brief to delivery step by step.Keep in Mind – When you design a logo, you should follow a precise logo design process to ensure that your final design is the right solution for the client problem. There is always precise steps that will guarantee you a great final logo design for every logo design, which includes

  1. Design brief – Here you have to ask the client some questionnaire regarding how they perceive their brand logo to be and gather the necessary information.
  2. Research and Mind mapping – Here you make a deep search about the Brand, and the competitors (you can ask the client also), Brand’s target audience will also help for better research.
  3. Sketching And Refining – Here you put ideas on paper (rough sketch, not necessary to be perfect) from the research you made, come up with design concept as much as possible, then choose the better idea & clean it.Digitizing – Here you digitize your sketches and making them a scalable vector logo design.Delivery – Here you make a presentation of your selected logo design concepts and present them to the client.

10. Design Theory: How To Make Dynamic Compositions

In this video, you will see how to add contrast to your frames which can drastically improve your compositions and effectiveness of your storytelling. If you ever find yourself stuck with a boring composition, Start experiment with the contrast value, weight, size, and color of your subjects.

Start drastically, then pull it back.

  1. One formula I like to use often is 1 really BIG object  –  usually the subject, and most important element in the frame.
  2. 1-2 medium-sized objects  –  secondary elements to give meaning to the main object.
  3. Tons of very tiny objects –  tertiary elements to give movement and additional context for the frame.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Joe Sabah

BONUS VIDEO:

Everyone like when they get bonus, So here are some bonus video for beginner graphic designer who wants to make a career in logo designing.

5 MIND BLOWING Logo Design Tips

Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

How To Design A Modern Logo | Start To Finish

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