Designer Videos

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I want to keep some videos on file that I can come back to to learn how to use design tools on programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Below are a few Youtubers who have the skills!

Stephen is the creator of the Graphic Designer Tips YouTube channel, which is one of the best online resources for learning Adobe Muse, and Adobe Illustrator, as well as the overall Logo Design and Print Layout Design process. What makes Stephen’s channel unique are his series. Stephen has multiple 20 video deep playlist walking you through projects from start to finish. (https://youtu.be/KkK8_DsJEIw?list=PL9k8t41FVBP70wl9cyyYNVYOE7hLXZvaN)

Shawn Barry has created some of the most in depth and well-produced content for learning the principles of Graphic Design. Shawn is a Designer from Canada and has been an agency Creative Director and brings that experience to the table through his content. Shawn’s design lectures are a must for anyone trying to build a strong foundation of design knowledge and develop a true eye for design and visual communication. (https://youtu.be/owZvImgo57s)

Logo designer Will Paterson is a very popular and easygoing UK Design YouTube creator who primarily focuses on logo design, Brand Identity and Adobe Illustrator. Will’s videos inject a lot of humor in addition to great information that is easy to consume and understand regardless of your experience level. His personality has made him a favorite channel for many designers. (https://youtu.be/dPpZxq0fJRo)

  Think about what programs you could learn that would make you more savvy about the industry…

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According to webdesignerdepot.com, Adobe Kuler can be a great addition for web designers to learn. This allows designers to upload, create and edit color schemes! Another program is Pictactulous, a free palette generator that takes colors from uploaded images that can create a color scheme.

Google Webfonts is an easy and free place to get web fonts, as well as font squirrel.

But here is where it gets cooler, GuideGuide is a free photoshop extension that allows you to create grids on the fly. “By using GuideGuide you can create more accurate columns,rows, midpoints, and baselines with one click.” Then, there are code editors like CODA 2 that can make coding for the web a breeze.

I also want to consider FTP clients, and according to webdesignerdepot, the best is CYBERDUCK at $23.99. It is a platform that has ways to connect web servers, local servers, and more.