The Ultimate Guide on How to Become a Designer

Learn everything you need to know to follow your passion and become a Designer.

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Passionate about Graphic Design? Want to turn that passion into a career? Find answers to all your questions and learn everything you need to know to become a Designer!

This course is the first and only comprehensive video tutorial guide on how to become a designer. You can learn a lot about the creative industry and the best way to start your career as a designer. It will answer questions like:

• Is being creative enough to be a designer?

• Is it better to be a freelancer or work full time?

• How much can you earn as a designer?

• How can you find jobs in the creative industry?

• Which area of design would suit you best?

• How to enter and win design contests...

...and so much more.

Join Martin and learn from his years of experience in the creative industry. This course provides a well structured and to-the-point guide for anyone who is planning to get into the creative industry.


Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate as a testament to your new skills.

What's included

  • 56 Videos

  • 1 Download

  • 2.0

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Should I be a Designer?

    • What do I need to become a Designer?

    • What is it like to be a Designer?

    • How much can I earn as a Designer?

    • Costs of being a Designer

    • Freelancing vs Full time job

    • Where should I work

    • Lifelong learning

  • 2


    • Chair

    • Desk

    • Bookshelf

    • Pinboard

    • Desktop

  • 3


    • Computer and Screen

    • Storage and Backup

    • Wacom tablets and Pen displays

    • Camera

    • Mobile phones and Tablets

  • 4


    • Photoshop

    • Illustrator

    • InDesign

    • Acrobat

    • Lightroom

    • Bridge

  • 5

    Essential Skills

    • Intro

    • Composition and Layout

    • Digital Image Theory

    • File Management

    • Layers

    • Colors

    • Selections

    • Masking

    • Pen Tool

    • Adjustments

    • Image Editing and Filters

    • Brush Tool

    • Typography

    • Images in inDesign

    • Tracing Images

    • Camera RAW

  • 6


    • Intro

    • Print Design

    • Web, Tablet and Mobile design

    • Photo Retouch

    • Digital Art

  • 7

    Getting Recognized

    • Intro

    • Getting Inspired

    • Keep track of your tasks

    • Crowd-sourcing and contests

    • Sharing your work

    • Screen-casting and Blogging

    • Portfolio

    • Internship

    • Certification

    • Creative CV

    • Applying for jobs and attending Interviews

  • 8


    • What's next?

  • 9

    Useful Resources for Designers

    • Useful Resources


Adobe Certified Instructor

Martin Perhiniak

Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe Max the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world. As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press. Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.

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