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Graphic design?

Hi. Is there currently, or will there ever be lessons/tracks available that focus on graphic design? (e.g photoshop, illustrator, colour theory, composition & typography).


4 Answers

Hi Ian, there are actually some courses on this. I'm not sure if you've yet a chance to check out the Design section, but below I've selected a few courses I thought you might be interested in.

P.S. I went ahead and changed the topic to Design.

Kirill Titov
Kirill Titov
12,119 Points

I would recommend a couple of courses that help me a lot:

+Lettering Made Simple: Efficient Methods for Custom Type by Brandon Rike

+Typography That Works: Typographic Composition and Fonts by Ellen Lupton

+Basics of Photoshop: Fundamentals for Beginners by Meg Lewis


+Drawing Vector Graphics by Von Glitschka on Lynda.com

+Drawing Vector Graphics: Color and Detail on Lynda.com

best of luck!

Thanks for all the links, Dustin. Treehouse really does have everything.

I just added Mat Helme's Exercise Your Creative bonus content series to the list. Thought you might like that one also.

Ian -- I am a self-taught graphic designer and have to say the course Dustin pointed you to are outstanding. They cover the concepts that will set you down the right path. I am currently going through some of these courses as part of my Web Design track and have found them to be wonderful refreshers.

If you are looking for any book recommendations I would be happy to give some but TH has covered the foundations very well!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I'm curious what books you would recommend

For the foundations of design I would recommend: Graphic Design School by Dabner.

Learning how to use the Adobe programs I would recommend the Adobe ______ Classroom in a book series.

And for a great read about going into the design world, How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul.

I have found these to be useful books but see that tree house is doing an outstanding job at covering most of the information in these books.

Here's a couple I purchased a while back. Anything by Timothy Samara is usually good.

Graphic & Logo Design