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.

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


  • Martin  Perhiniak

    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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