Graphics.com/Learning Turns 1! Free Tutorial!
Today is a special day for Graphics.com/Learning, its one-year anniversary. Unfamiliar with the site? It's a comprehensive online resource for graphic designers, featuring more than 80 video tutorials on topics including (but not even close to limited to) Adobe-app tips and tricks, logo design, where to find design inspiration on the web, and project management.
Subscribers get unlimited access to all site content; both monthly and annual subscriptions are available.
Of course, an online tutorial is only as good as its creator. Who are our instructors? Among them are several Adobe-certified teachers, award-winning art directors, and design professors from such institutions as Parsons the New School for Design, New York University, and School of Visual Arts. These pros have a couple of things in common: All of them are highly experienced in the field they survey (they're successful practitioners as well as teachers), and they are all great communicators. Graphics.com/Learning allows, even encourages, its instructors to bring their humor, style, and individual outlook into the tutorials they create.
When it launched a year ago, the site offered just four tutorials. Since then, its library has expanded to encompass more than 40 hours of video. We're adding at least one brand-new movie every week. Despite this, our subscription rates remain recession-appropriate (starting at about 50 cents per day).
In honor of our first birthday, we're giving GDF blog readers a special opportunity to view a complete tutorial on our site for free. The freebie is Alex White's "Five Steps to Improve Your Design Process," in which White, a Parsons prof, guides you through five design principles that you can apply to get legible, memorable results: relationships, contrast, hierarchy, structure, and color. Using actual classroom examples, White shows how these five basic ideas can bring most any design to the next level. If you miss design school, or if you never went, this tutorial is definitely for you.
We hope you'll make the decision to subscribe, but if you'd rather get bragging rights along with your Graphics.com/Learning sub, why not compete in this month's Graphics.com Philter Phrenzy? Phrenzy participants download free images and combine them into an original composition. The three winners (chosen by Graphics.com staff) will each get an annual subscription to Graphics.com/Learning.
And now, if you're ready, let's all sing the Graphics.com/Learning Happy Birthday song:
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
You look like a great opportunity for inexpensive online design-related education
And you smell like one too!
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