Every logo, advertisement or user interface you have ever seen has graphic design. Graphic design is an important part of the digital world and there is a lot to learn. If you want to enter this field you will need a guide and there are some great YouTube channels that can offer this.
And to be very clear, we're dealing with channels that focus on design ̵
Finally, let's talk a little bit about software. There are many options when it comes to design-oriented programs, and it's not possible to find YouTube channels that cover them all. However, most design programs have fairly similar user interfaces, so some basic information can be transferred between them (and of course the principles that make up a good logo are universal). If you need help choosing a program, we can help you with that.
So let's go into that without further ado.
Getting Started: GCFLearnFree.org
GCFLearnFree.org is a general education channel, but there is a great six-part series that covers the basics of graphic design. That's exactly what aspiring designers need to get started. The series includes basics, branding, typography, color, layout and general images. These videos will help you get started in the world of graphic design and convey some of the basic terminology you need to know.
General Tips: Will Paterson
Once you've learned the basics, you'll need more general knowledge to round off your skills. Luckily, Will Paterson uploads three videos a week that cover his personal history in graphic design, general topics, or software and hardware advice. Whichever platform or program you use, you will definitely pick up more than a few things from Will's videos.
Specific Adobe Effects: Yes, I'm a designer
The Adobe Suite (mainly Illustrator) is a widely used tool among graphic designers. So if you've decided to bite the bullet and jump straight out of the gate onto the Adobe train, Yes I & # 39; m a Designer can show you certain tricks that you can use to create great graphics. Whether you're creating custom brushes in Illustrator, creating neon images in Photoshop, or just needing some advice on layouts, this channel has it all.
Adobe Suite manuals: Satori Graphics
This is another channel that will help you use Adobe software. You'll find videos to help you navigate Adobe Illustrator, handle specific tools, and go through plugins. Videos go deeper into the design process than their titles would imply, and also offer tips on topics such as brand research and inspiration. While the channel mainly focuses on Adobe products, there are also videos for other programs, such as the current video with free design programs.
Best for Inkscape Users: Logos by Nick
Inkscape is a great design program that is both free and open source. Though it's free, it can easily customize features of premium design software, which Nick's channel logos perfectly shows.
Do you need an overview of the latest update? Do you want to create custom brushes? Or do you just want to create cool looking text? Nick covers all of this and much more – he even has a 15-minute in-depth comparison of Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. You can also find some design tutorials for GIMP (another free open source program, but one that focuses more on photo editing).
Design in Motion: TipTut
TipTut opens up a whole new world of design for you. Creating static logos and graphics is one thing, but what about motion graphics and animations? These are valuable skills, and Tiptut will help you find your way around with lots of great tutorials. Learn the basics of animation in Adobe Animate, take a look at the almost 4-hour introductory course in motion design, or just see its explanation of typography. If you are interested in this part of the design world, Tiptut is simply a channel that you need to check out .
Fun Redesigns: Kel Lauren
To complete our list, we wanted to end on a more relaxed channel. Kel Lauren may not be focusing on teaching you certain techniques or effects on her channel, but just having a good time redesigning logos or other random design tasks. Even with this rather relaxed atmosphere, you'll probably still pick up a thing or two if you just watch their work. Videos are a bit longer, but with good editing and humor they are consistently appealing. Just take a snack, sit back and watch her redesign the Girl Scout cookie packaging.