Welcome to your how to design brand style – boards and create brand recognition through strong visuals course


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How to design brand style – boards and create brand recognition through strong visuals course

Module 1 Welcome, live classroom introduction and explanation of downloadables  
Unit 1 1 – Introduction of live classroom and downloadables explained 3:49
Unit 2 2 – Bonus 2a – Social media templates explained 3:07
Unit 3 3 – Brand style board course overview 4:49
Module 2 Understanding what makes a brand style guide - learning by brand examples and through visual template  
Unit 1 4 – Exploring brand style guides through observing brands 10:09
Unit 2 5 Visual summary of what goes into a style brand board 6:00
Module 3 Finding components for brand style boards - resources and what to pay attention to  
Unit 1 6 – Component A Typefaces (fonts), apps, sites and more resources 8:14
Unit 2 7- Q&A: WordPress, font – licences for products and web usage 4:49
Unit 3 8 – Component B Color-story: apps, websites,books, and more resources 10:03
Unit 4 9 – Q&A: Colors – monochromatic 2:17
Unit 5 10 – Component C Photo story, what kind, sites, right and resources 6:49
Unit 6 11 – Components D & E Patterns, dividers, graphics, sites, rights, and resources 3:49
Unit 7 12 – Component F Logo thoughts and tips 1:44
Unit 8 13 – Q&A: Graphics and logo – monochromatic 4:24
Module 4 How to save brand style guide assets (components) to the Adobe Cloud library  
Unit 1 14 – Theoretical instructions on how to save brand-style-board assets 13:07
Unit 2 15 – How to save graphics into the Adobe Cloud Library in Illustrator 6:00
Unit 3 16 – How to save color -stories into the Adobe Cloud Library in Illustrator 6:16
Unit 4 17 – How to save fonts into the Adobe Cloud Library in Illustrator 4:49
Unit 5 18 – Use Adobe Cloud libraries across adobe software – example Photoshop 4:17
Module 5 Examples and final thoughts on how to populate brand style guides further, export assets, and how assets were used in slide show for this course  
Unit 1 19 – Final thoughts on populated brand-style-boards,exporting, and saving files with transparency 1:49
Unit 2 20 – Demonstration of how brand-style-boards-library was used in Illustrator to create slide-show across multiple artboards 3:47
Module 6 Bonus section - Social media templates & How to create color harmonies in a collection of random photos  
Unit 1 21 – Bonus 2b Demonstration of how to use social media template w varying sizes across multiple artboards 6:33
Unit 2 22 – Bonus 1a Visual examples of photo stories that have color harmonies 7:18
Unit 3 23 – Bonus 1b Demonstration of two techniques to create color harmonies for photos in Photoshop 5:37