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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

Feel free to jump into our weekly design brief and produce a mini design project. They are completely free. No catch! These exercises are The Graphic Design School’s contribution to the continuum of the design education of our design graduates, students and the design world at large. Gosh darn that’s nice of us!

Who is this for?

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.

How do I submit my work?

Once your done upload your image to share. We may upload your image to our new Instagram page, be sure to include your Insta handle (@username) so we can credit you. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can just type in your name. Leave your details blank if you like.

What is a good size for the images?

Please make sure your image is of good resolution, it shouldn’t exceed more than 5mb or thereabouts. png, jpeg, svg all acceptable formats. By uploading your image you are giving us permission to publish it.

Can I subscribe to this awesome concept?

If you would like to receive an email from us each week with the brief and video. Be sure to subscribe at the top right of this page. We won’t share your information or be spammy.

What if I want to go further?

If you love what we do, and think you would like to try your hand at becoming a designer. Check out our courses here.

Can I contribute?

If you would like to become a regular video contributor, let us know. Even though we offer them for free, we pay contributors. Or if there is a technique that you would really like to learn, email us a visual, and any ideas you may have.

Can I contact The Graphic Design School?

Anything else you need or want to ask contact us at: info@thegraphicdesignschool.com

Can I be a voice of TGDS?

If you want to spread the good word to your design friends feel free to share this page on social media ;)

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Gold Typography in Illustrator
11mins Icon for illustrator Adobe Software
Design Brief:
Create a gold foil or glitter finish to type or a logo on a textured background.
beginner:
Use typography that would work well in gold (like “shine” or “sparkle”) and add a gold foil or glitter finish using one of the 3 methods shown.
intermediate:
Create a logo or use an existing logo and create a gold finish to the logo. Set it as a business card front on a textured background.
advanced:
Use your logo and create a business card with gold type, and make it look 3D. Try all 3 methods for different effects.
Design Constraints:
Use Illustrator, final logo or type needs to show one of the 3 methods of creating gold foil or glitter.
Design Goals:
Create a believable gold foil or glitter finish in Illustrator.
Tools & Techniques:
Illustrator GradientsIllustrator Trace ToolAdobe Illustrator
Total Time Allowed:
60-90 minutes deciding on the design and finding the right photo and 1 hour execution.

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