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Intro to Digital Arts Fluency

Course

In this introductory course on digital arts, you'll gain insight into what graphic and digital design is and its rich history. You will learn about core design principles, such as the Golden Ratio, and have an overview of animation and motion graphics. You'll delve into the creative process, learn to craft mood boards and practice image editing using Pixlr. Lastly, the lesson covers the fundamentals of color theory, guiding you on creating a color palette and applying both color and typography techniques in Canva to design a promotional poster for your event.

In this introductory course on digital arts, you'll gain insight into what graphic and digital design is and its rich history. You will learn about core design principles, such as the Golden Ratio, and have an overview of animation and motion graphics. You'll delve into the creative process, learn to craft mood boards and practice image editing using Pixlr. Lastly, the lesson covers the fundamentals of color theory, guiding you on creating a color palette and applying both color and typography techniques in Canva to design a promotional poster for your event.

Fluency

9 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 8, 2024

Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Basics of Graphic and Digital Design

You will get an overview of what graphic and digital design is and its rich history. You'll learn core design principles, including the Golden Ratio, and briefly look at motion graphics.

Lesson 2

The Creative Process

In this lesson, you will learn about the steps in the creative process and how to create a mood board. You will also practice editing an image with Pixlr, a free online photo editing software.

Lesson 3

Color and Typography

In this lesson, you will learn basic color theory, how to create a color palette, and how to use color and typography to create a poster in Canva to promote your upcoming event.

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