Design: Create your own Infographics

Are you tired of not getting the attention you want in your presentations? Do you have to present a lot of information and it's starting to get boring? Make your will to teach colorful with this course by Carlota, where she's going to show you how to make your presentations vibrant and summarized, by designing your own infographic!

About the course

This course is an explanation on small scale of everything you'll be able to do once you've completed all of the lessons. You'll learn to use synthesis and to apply the basic concept of typography to create some amazing combinations when you're working on your projects.

Infographics are a very useful resource when trying to convey information on a complex or new concept, in a very simple way, through facts accompanied by graphic resources that support the content, with an image that goes with the theme. 

What project are we going to develop?

With Earth Day coming up, we're going to create an infographic focused on the environment. The information may vary in the seriousness or the complexity that we want the end result of our project to have. Mainly, we're going to choose a couple of characters to talk about Earth Day with some curious facts, and then some more to talk about the topic of the population.

With this we'll make the end image of our infographic. .

What we're going to learn

  • You're going to learn to structure information
  • To combine fonts so we don't apply them wrong
  •  Better winning combos of fonts for help 
  • Collect interesting data that you can apply to your infographic
  • Take reference of what looks applicable to our infographic 
  • Synthesize concepts to apply the designs to your projects
  • Use a reduced color pallet so we don't oversaturate the final image

Who is this course for? Requirements 

This course is directed towards anybody who's curious and want to show things to the world through graphic designs, like, for example, an inforgraphical resource.

If you still don't really now how to establish the composition or the colors you're going to use, I recommend taking this course to get an idea of what an infographic is, and, that way, use it as frequent resource if you like it to illustrate inside it.

You'll need a program like Adobe Illustrator, mainly to be able to make the infographic. Any other vectorial program is good, but, in this course we'll be working with this one. We'll also be using Photoshop for any final touch-ups. We'll use vectors, because that will make it easier when scaling and moving objects on the artboard. 

For your sketches you can also use a pencil and paper. 

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Beginner level 1h 32m 13 lessons 32 users 1 attachment

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Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop

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Published on 2018-04-09

Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja BernalTeacher

Carlota MPB, MONKEYBARK, illustrator. A fan of Disney Studios and Cartoon Network, she studied illustration for two years at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga, Spain. Before that, she started to learn how to draw of her own accord to try and follow her childhood dream of becoming an artist and specializing in character design. Although, she delves into other areas too, like concept art and animation, having recently collaborated in the latest video clip of the Spanish singer El Kanka.

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