Veerle is a Dutch graphic designer with a website dedicated to all things graphic design. The site includes tutorials, tips, and tricks. She includes helpful insight on working with clients, developing a portfolio, as well as simple solutions to problems many graphic designers might face. Most importantly for the new designer, Veerle offers tutorials and tips for using design software. This blog is delightfully well-designed, and is worth a visit if only for some inspiration.
The Canva Design School offers an online free course called Introduction to Graphic Design. It’s a self-paced course divided into four modules. This course covers basic information on fonts, colors, images, backgrounds, layouts, and shapes. The course is fairly comprehensive, and a great starter for someone looking to learn the basics of design.
Envato has created a dense and helpful tutorial archive to help with almost any software and process in design. There is the whole gamut of topics, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Rhino, and many more. There are over 990 courses in Envato’s design and illustration database. If you are stuck with a problem you don’t know how to solve, then try this site, you’ll probably find a solution.