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Galina S.

Graphic Design & Photoshop Tutor

Graphic Design & Photoshop Tutor

$23/hour

About Galina


Bio

I am a Graphic Designer from Boston, MA, and I specialize in digital design and photo/video editing. For my work I mainly use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These programs have helped me create amazing visual designs. I am always learning and share new design techniques and knowledge. I have worked on a variety of projects for the web, such as UX design, 2D animation, video editing, and social media content creation. My work revolved primarily around paying attention to detail and...

I am a Graphic Designer from Boston, MA, and I specialize in digital design and photo/video editing. For my work I mainly use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These programs have helped me create amazing visual designs. I am always learning and share new design techniques and knowledge. I have worked on a variety of projects for the web, such as UX design, 2D animation, video editing, and social media content creation. My work revolved primarily around paying attention to detail and working with the client's needs to be able to deliver the best piece.

In my free time I keep a personal photo editing and manipulation studies in the form of short animations. I enjoy learning new techniques to edit content better and more precisely, and I also enjoy teaching what I have learned to others. My main purpose is to always be able to help someone else in need, whether that someone is familiar with the design field or not, and teach them something new and useful. Please feel free to reach out if you want to learn about Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign, have questions about these programs, or need help navigating them. Thank you!


Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Graphic Design

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Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

As a Graphic Designer, I find myself using Adobe Illustrator in most of my work. This application has allowed me to work comfortable on projects such as branding, icon creation, drawing, vector files and, typography. These types of projects are very delicate and require extreme precision and attention to detail. With the help of the tools palette provided in the Illustrator app, none of these requirements are an issue. Very easily I am able to adjust the tools I work with to the level of preciseness I need, and it is even more easier to work with them. I have been a Graphic Designer for a little over 7 years now. With the Illustrator tools and services I have been able to deliver great projects to a variety of clients. The app allows designers to work with a grid and align objects very well. It also has a great library of fonts for any type of use, which can be manipulated in many ways, from filling them in with images to reshaping them and separating the letters from words. Having learned so much from Illustrator and having gained so much experience with this incredible Adobe Creative Cloud app, I now feel confident to pass my knowledge to others in need. From me, student can expect to learn: working with grids and rulers, creating complex vector drawings, blurring images and objects, cropping, live tracing an image, applying gradients to color, filling in text with an image, and more. Message me today to get started. Thank you!
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

In graphic design, everything has to follow a form or a structure or a grid. The content I have produced as a Graphic Designer has had me organize information, determine relevance and importance, and pay attention to detail and hierarchy. Without these elements, a successful design piece would not be possible. In my experience, I always work with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I use the information and direction I have been given by the client to create a piece that will be to their liking and use. For me, the most important is for the client to always be happy at the end of the process.
Video Production,

Video Production

In the video production field, it is always important to be able to capture content in the best and clearest way possible. As a Video Producer, I have used a DSLR camera to capture this video content and use it for clients' social media platforms. The next step after capturing the content that is also as equally as important is to edit it well. For this part, I use Premiere Pro for color correction and audio fixing and After Effects for manipulating and editing the video itself. In this process, it is important to remember to highlight the important message of the piece and disregard and cut out everything else that is irrelevant or distracting. In order to do this, I use After Effect's cutting, duplicating and trimming options. Although this type of work might seem long and boring, I enjoy every minute of it. It makes me feel educated of what goes behind the scenes in the making of a great video. It grows my experience as a video producer and editor and it helps me learn new techniques and ways to make the video look its best for the customer.
Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

As a Graphic Designer, I find myself using Adobe Illustrator in most of my work. This application has allowed me to work comfortable on projects such as branding, icon creation, drawing, vector files and, typography. These types of projects are very delicate and require extreme precision and attention to detail. With the help of the tools palette provided in the Illustrator app, none of these requirements are an issue. Very easily I am able to adjust the tools I work with to the level of preciseness I need, and it is even more easier to work with them. I have been a Graphic Designer for a little over 7 years now. With the Illustrator tools and services I have been able to deliver great projects to a variety of clients. The app allows designers to work with a grid and align objects very well. It also has a great library of fonts for any type of use, which can be manipulated in many ways, from filling them in with images to reshaping them and separating the letters from words. Having learned so much from Illustrator and having gained so much experience with this incredible Adobe Creative Cloud app, I now feel confident to pass my knowledge to others in need. From me, student can expect to learn: working with grids and rulers, creating complex vector drawings, blurring images and objects, cropping, live tracing an image, applying gradients to color, filling in text with an image, and more. Message me today to get started. Thank you!
Animation,

Animation

I have worked with animations for 6-7 years. In my time as a 2D Animator, I have used Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Adobe Animate and Processing to produce content. The work usually consist of drawing the object multiple times on multiple layers and setting it to flip through the layers at a certain speed. For some of my projects I have used real life video, converted it into a sequence of images, drawn on each on top of each of those images, and converted the drawing into animation, hiding the original video and leaving the new piece. There are many methods of animating in 2D, and each takes its time and steps in order to be able to work with it successfully. Animating is very interesting and fun, and it is a way for me to unleash my creative potential and present my thoughts and ideas in a creative way to the world.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

In graphic design, everything has to follow a form or a structure or a grid. The content I have produced as a Graphic Designer has had me organize information, determine relevance and importance, and pay attention to detail and hierarchy. Without these elements, a successful design piece would not be possible. In my experience, I always work with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I use the information and direction I have been given by the client to create a piece that will be to their liking and use. For me, the most important is for the client to always be happy at the end of the process.
Video Production,

Video Production

In the video production field, it is always important to be able to capture content in the best and clearest way possible. As a Video Producer, I have used a DSLR camera to capture this video content and use it for clients' social media platforms. The next step after capturing the content that is also as equally as important is to edit it well. For this part, I use Premiere Pro for color correction and audio fixing and After Effects for manipulating and editing the video itself. In this process, it is important to remember to highlight the important message of the piece and disregard and cut out everything else that is irrelevant or distracting. In order to do this, I use After Effect's cutting, duplicating and trimming options. Although this type of work might seem long and boring, I enjoy every minute of it. It makes me feel educated of what goes behind the scenes in the making of a great video. It grows my experience as a video producer and editor and it helps me learn new techniques and ways to make the video look its best for the customer.
Web Design,

Web Design

In my time as a Graphic Designer, I have worked mostly on designs for the web. I began my web design career by interning for start ups in 2018. During my time as a web design intern, I worked on black and white sketches and wireframes for website rebranding, turning sketches into color, and adjusting the designs to the preference of the employer. For this type of work I did not use HTML and CSS, but I do have knowledge in front end development as well. If necessary, I could build a website from scratch with features like multiple pages, navigation bars, buttons, links, embedded image and video content, titles, subheads, etc, so I have a great amount of experience in designing and developing for web. As a Web Designer, I have learned how to create sketches, wireframes and color layouts both for app and web using Illustrator. I find that application from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite to be most useful in precisely creating such designs. It offers multiple ways to create content and make it look like a realistic page. There are brushes, shapes, text tool, gradients, pathfinder options, etc - in other words, so much is provided for a designer to get the job done. With me students can expect to learn how to bring in placeholder designs for web and recreate, enhance, or build new designs from them. Students can expect to learn how to use the tools palette provided in Illustrator, as well as useful knowledge on different types of designs and aesthetics when designing for web or app. There are a lot of ways to approach a website design, and it is important to know the difference when designing pieces for different types of industries, because designs, themes, styles, and typography vary based on just that. I will be able to pass this information onto the students and help them create better and more stunning designs for web. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in working with me to enhance your knowledge and designs. Thank you!
Adobe Photoshop

Corporate Training

Web Design

Web Design

In my time as a Graphic Designer, I have worked mostly on designs for the web. I began my web design career by interning for start ups in 2018. During my time as a web design intern, I worked on black and white sketches and wireframes for website rebranding, turning sketches into color, and adjusting the designs to the preference of the employer. For this type of work I did not use HTML and CSS, but I do have knowledge in front end development as well. If necessary, I could build a website from scratch with features like multiple pages, navigation bars, buttons, links, embedded image and video content, titles, subheads, etc, so I have a great amount of experience in designing and developing for web. As a Web Designer, I have learned how to create sketches, wireframes and color layouts both for app and web using Illustrator. I find that application from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite to be most useful in precisely creating such designs. It offers multiple ways to create content and make it look like a realistic page. There are brushes, shapes, text tool, gradients, pathfinder options, etc - in other words, so much is provided for a designer to get the job done. With me students can expect to learn how to bring in placeholder designs for web and recreate, enhance, or build new designs from them. Students can expect to learn how to use the tools palette provided in Illustrator, as well as useful knowledge on different types of designs and aesthetics when designing for web or app. There are a lot of ways to approach a website design, and it is important to know the difference when designing pieces for different types of industries, because designs, themes, styles, and typography vary based on just that. I will be able to pass this information onto the students and help them create better and more stunning designs for web. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in working with me to enhance your knowledge and designs. Thank you!

Language

Bulgarian

Bulgarian

My experience with speaking Bulgarian is very strong. I am fluent in it because I was born in Bulgaria and lived there until age 11. After that I moved to the United States, but by that time I had learned Bulgarian very well in school. Currently I am fluent in Bulgarian and English. I know how to read, write, spell, and communicate in Bulgarian. Because this is a Romance language, it is very similar to Spanish and Italian but also Macedonian and Russian. It is easy to understand words I have not heard before and link them to words in another culture that mean the same. This type of word association has helped me learn Bulgarian even better. The Bulgarian language is one that is very complicated, but these challenges do not stand a chance to my knowledge. By the end of lessons, anyone who has worked with me will be able to have a casual conversation, conjugate verbs, speak in past, present future and all other more complicated tenses, read, write, and spell in Bulgarian, and more! Take a chance and learn a new language with me today!

Examples of Expertise


Galina has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Great tutor!

Was able to know the basics of Photoshop that I really needed to learn to complete a project. Learned some interesting techniques that will help me in future projects. Great job!

Kevin, 1 lesson with Galina

Competent and patient, alternating demos and help with exercises

Our first day was a very good introduction to the initial features of Illustrator. I had some problems with my headset at the beginning but Galina was very patient.

Roland, 2 lessons with Galina

Knowledgeable and efficient tutor

Galina moved at just the right pace for our session. She is very knowledgeable and explained things well. She was also punctual and very easy to communicate with while setting up the session.

Dana, 1 lesson with Galina

Engaging and Professional Instruction

My Photoshop instructor does a very good job explaining everything step by step, demonstrating how to use each tool, even making short videos, and each session is recorded so I don't have to take notes. In a very short time I have learned more than I anticipated. I knew I had an eye for shooting photos as a newcomer to photography, but I am quickly learning how to make my photos pop!

Jean, 10 lessons with Galina

Efficient and Thorough

Galina, understood exactly what I needed and went right to it. She didn't waste any time. I much respect her for that. She is also thorough and precise, respectable all around.

Georgia Ann, 6 lessons with Galina

Great tutor!

I have been wanting to learn Adobe suite for some time. Galina helped me get Photoshop fired up, and she showed me some techniques I'd been wanting to learn for some time. I look forward to more sessions with her!

Victoria, 5 lessons with Galina

Very thorough and knowledgeable

Galina taught me basics of Photoshop and various techniques of creating a great image. She was thorough and went through every small step very patiently. She went over and beyond my expectations.

Sarita, 1 lesson with Galina

Awesome

Galina will be my first choice as a graphic designer when I start my communications company. She is a patient teacher, and she resolved issues quickly. Without her I would be lost. But, with her guidance, I am learning how to translate difficult concepts and turn them into usable designs.

Rose, 5 lessons with Galina

Thorough knowledge of Graphic design

Quickly responds to any requests and knows Adobe very well. Galina explained the concept in a very friendly manner and my daughter feels more confident doing her project. Thanks, Galina.

Ranju, 1 lesson with Galina
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Galina S.

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