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SmArt School: A Smarter Art School - HOME FALL 2016. Registration & Signing up - CGMA 2D Academy. First, we would like to welcome you to our fantastic online academy! To begin participating in our online digital art courses, we recommend you do the following: Get Familiar with our Classes - Take a few moments and familiarize yourself with all our many course offerings.

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"Gesture Drawing with Alex Woo" consists of 8 lectures presented over 12 weeks. Lesson Plan Watch Preview Lesson 1 - Line of Action The line of action is the foundation upon which you will build the rest of your drawing. Lesson 2 - Shape Shape will help you determine the overall feel and dynamics of your drawing. Lesson 3 - Silhouette Creating a strong silhouette will enhance your drawing's "readability". Lesson 4 - Space Using space will help give your drawings depth, and make them feel grounded in a physical reality. Lesson 5 - Exaggeration Lesson 6 - Extrapolation Extrapolation is the process by which you "read between the lines" and see beyond what is there.

Lesson 7 - Story Lesson 8 - Final Review. Drawing Vector Graphics. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Updated Released Join illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he deconstructs the creative process to teach you how to develop and create precise vector graphics. The course begins with an overview of his methodology for design and drawing—analog methods that are vital to digital workflows. Next, discover how to prepare yourself and your client for the project by defining the scope and expectations early on. With the creative brief ready and ideation explored, Von jumps into sketching, refining, and creating vector graphics through simple build methods. Topics include: What is illustrative design?

Skill Level Intermediate 3h 14m Duration Views Show More Show Less View courses offline with a Premium Membership Sign up for a Premium Membership to download courses for Internet-free viewing. Watch offline with your iOS, Android, or desktop app. Access exercise files with a premium membership. All file sizes are estimates Continue Assessment. Welcome. About this video Learn how to create detailed isometric views of buildings, vehicles, and even people, with Adobe Illustrator. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Isometric illustrations offer a unique view, perfect for technical illustrations, city scenes, and retro-inspired design. What they lack in perspective, they make up for in clarity, and have been used to diagram complex information for centuries. In this course, illustrator Von Glitschka shows how to create detailed isometric views of buildings, vehicles, and even people using Adobe Illustrator.

Topics include: Building and coloring isometric shapes Using Smart Guides and actions Masking and blending effects Creating an isometric asset library Illustrating isometric views of buildings, vehicles, and people Introducing Greg Maxson, inspiring isometric illustrator Skill Level Intermediate 4h Duration Views Show More Show Less View courses offline with a Premium Membership All file sizes are estimates. Become a Digital Illustrator - Learning Path. Welcome. About this video Breaks down the fundamentals of drawing, from line, tone, value, and light to negative space, perspective, and composition.

Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Anyone can learn how to draw. Shape: By focusing on the shapes of the objects (and more importantly the shapes between the objects) you can view subjects with a whole new outlook and focus. Simplicity: You'll get better results by concentrating on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will still prove powerful when used together. Structure: A structured approach makes drawing easier to master. Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. This course was created and produced by Will Kemp. Skill Level Beginner 2h 24m Duration Views Show More Show Less Continue Assessment You started this assessment previously and didn't complete it.

Welcome. Photo Compositing with Victoria Siemer | Adobe Creative Cloud. Illustration with Maria Gronlund - Live from Adobe MAX 2016. Design icons with Michael Flarup - Live from Adobe MAX 2016. How to become a designer without going to design school | Karen X. Cheng. I got my job as a designer without going to design school. I had hacked together my own design education in 6 months while working a full-time job. I didn’t think I was ready but started applying for jobs anyway – and got a job at a great startup, Exec. To be clear, I’m nowhere near as good as those design prodigies that come out of a 4-year education at an elite school like RISD. But I’m definitely good enough to do my job well. I’m the only designer at Exec, so I do a pretty wide range of things – visual and interaction design, print, web, and mobile app design.

Maybe you want to change careers and become a designer full-time. This is a guide to teach yourself design. Update: I first published this blog post over a year ago. Step 1. First, learn how to draw. You don’t have to sit in a room with a bunch of other artists trying to draw a naked woman.You don’t even have to get that good at drawing. Learn graphic design theory Start with the book Picture This. Learn how to write Step 2. Creativelive. Creativelive. 53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up. When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too. Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least some basic knowledge of key design terms. All Killer, No Filler This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

Thankfully, we live in a wonderful world where anyone can make the jump from novice to intermediate and create well-designed images for social media. There are tools like Pablo andCanva that make this design work achievable (and beautiful). However, tools aside, if you want to take your marketing skills to the next level, improving your understanding of design is essential. Have you ever wondered what might be possible with just a little extra design knowledge in your back pocket? 1. (via) 2. (via) 3. 4. 5. 6. Alex Brush; And, Grand Hotel: 7. The Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates] – Design School. Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to accomplish a particular purpose. – Charles Eames In order to arrange your design, you need a place to start.

Backgrounds are the foundation of your graphics — it helps pave the path to forming a successful composition. Textures and colors help create depth and contrast, allowing your graphics to stand out and get noticed. Well composed images can help create space for you to overlay text, while visually communicating your message at the same time. Using a background can help give your designs more context and provide a visual element to help support your content.

Bonus: We’ve designed most of the images in this article as templates for you to personalize! To use them for your own stuff, just click them and they’ll be ready to edit in your Canva account (No Canva? The background you choose can change your design dramatically and make your graphics feel more complete. Solid Color Back to basics. Solid Color High Contrast Texture Pattern. Poppie Pack, Author at Design School. 50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory. 1,200+ courses and ebooks Design, code, video editing, business, and much more. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesignGraphic, Logo and Print DesignSketch, Adobe XD & FigmaWordPressJavascript, PHP & PythonAdobe After Effects & Premiere ProMuch More Millions of creative assets Design templates, stock videos, photos & audio, and much more. Graphic TemplatesStock PhotosMusic TracksVideo TemplatesWeb TemplatesDesign AssetsWordpress Themes & PluginsMuch More 1,200+ courses and ebooks Design, code, video editing, business, and much more.

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesignGraphic, Logo and Print DesignSketch, Adobe XD & FigmaWordPressJavascript, PHP & PythonAdobe After Effects & Premiere ProMuch More Millions of creative assets Design templates, stock videos, photos & audio, and much more. Graphic TemplatesStock PhotosMusic TracksVideo TemplatesWeb TemplatesDesign AssetsWordpress Themes & PluginsMuch More.