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Introduction to Graphic Design

George Mason University subscribes to LinkedIn Learning (Formerly which offers many courses on graphic design. Here are a few introductory courses that may be helpful:

  1. Introduction to Graphic Design
  2. What is Graphic Design?

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a layout and design tool. It can be used to create brochures, flyers, posters, magazines, presentations, etc. Adobe created a guide to help users learn InDesign. 

The following videos on LinkedInLearning can be used to learn how to use InDesign! Be sure to select the training for the version of InDesign you have.

The SP@RC lab in Fenwick library offers computers with InDesign. Also look for InDesign workshops hosted by SP@RC on the library page

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor tool. Check out the following resources for help with Photoshop!


Look for Photoshop workshops hosted by SP@RC on the library page


It is very important to understand the issues and restrictions with using images for graphic design projects. The Images infoguide reviews the following topics:

  • Copyright laws and Fair Use conditions
  • Where to find images 
  • Resources on visual literacy