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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Discriminate between CMYK, Pantone and RGB color options.

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    Categorize the various kind of image files and understand their usages.

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    Recognize the ideal (and less than ideal) combination of graphics and text in logo design.

Skills you will gain

Color Theoryonline designtextual elementsGraphic DesignPrint Design

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Understanding Color Theory

This module will cover color theories, including CMYK, RGB, Pantone and hex colors.

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6 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Understanding Color Theory2m
Comparing RGB and CMYK Colors7m
Color Terms4m
Pantone Colors5m
Hex Colors4m
1 reading
Readings and Videos on Color1h
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz1h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Classifications of Images and Graphics

This module will review common image and graphic files, including the difference between raster and vector images.

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3 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Bitmap/Raster Images4m
Vector Images8m
1 reading
Readings and Videos on Graphics1h
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz1h
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Combining Images with Type

This module will cover how to convert image colors and ways to find images online. You will get to use skills learned in designing a color advertisement.

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3 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Converting Colors in Photoshop7m
Google Images8m
2 readings
Readings and Videos on Logos1h
Design Process Worksheet1h

Instructor

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Lori Poole

Instructor
College of Media, Communication and Information

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers Specialization

In this hands-on specialization, you will explore basic graphic design elements, color theory, images, publication design and techniques for creating effective layouts. You will also learn about typography, the creative process, the importance of brainstorming, and how to discuss and critique design in a professional setting. Page layout software and online sites will be used to incorporate and manipulate text, color, photographs and images. If you are curious about the design process, work on a team with designers and need to speak some of their language, or want to empower the creatives on your team to be even better, this specialization is made for you....
Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers

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