Self Paced

Introduction to Graphic Design (OpenLearning)

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Want to design beautiful graphics? Do you have a range of social media accounts, your own blog or a workplace presentation that you need to design images for? This course will teach foundational graphic design principles (fonts, colors, images, backgrounds, and layouts) and how to apply them to your own Canva designs.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills you need to create stunning graphics that stand out from the crowd!

Go through this 4 module course at your own pace (self-paced!), with loads of support and fun along the way.

Module 1: The Introduction to Canva

Welcome to Canva! Take a tour

Module 2: Fonts, Colors, and Images

Type terminology; creating a font palette; typographic techniques

Introduction to the color wheel; creating a color palette

How to use grids; transparency; photo filters

Module 3: Backgrounds, Layouts, and Shapes

How to create beautiful backgrounds; using images as backgrounds

White space; using transparency; presentation design

How to use shapes in your design to create infographics or add visual interest

Module 4: Wrap Up

Tying it all together!