Make Awesome Portfolio Additions That ‘WOW’ Viewers
Make Awesome Portfolio Additions That ‘WOW’ Viewers

in today’s video I’m gonna show you my
method for making a solid and eye-catching
portfolio post this can also be used on social media such as Pinterest and
behance now portfolios are absolutely essential
and fundamental to the success of a graphic designers career and things
start out with an authentic and a professional portfolio which then you
want to get as many eyes viewing as possible resulting in more clients and
more revenue to yourself as a graphic designer
now before we make our awesome a portfolio graphic design post I’m going
to show you exactly what you need to actually make its and firstly you need
access to high quality or royalty-free imagery and I personally suggest
websites such as pixabay and also unsplash is another good one to these
sites offer high resolution imagery that you can use on commercial projects
totally for free now you can download the highest resolution option possible
without having to credit the author of the image itself so once you have your
imagery you’re going to need some kind of mock-up because we’re going to make
our portfolio post look truly awesome and eye catching
by using mock-ups and various other techniques now some of the sites have
links down below include graphic Berger and also mock-up worlds try and choose a
mock-up that follows a certain style or maybe a color scheme for your very
important post and you do want to have a running theme throughout the entire
design and we’re going to explore that in more detail in the actual design
phase of today’s tutorial but anyway once you’ve downloaded some mock-ups and
some imagery is now time to head into Photoshop and make our document setup we
want to make a really elongated document that’s going to allow us to tell a kind
of story based around your graphics own project heading down the canvas so I’m
gonna start with 1300 pixels in width and then 9000 pixels in height we’re
gonna just this later but this is a good starting point and as you can see we
have a very narrow and a long this to be working on so go ahead and
open up some of your imagery and one thing about pixabay imagery is that it
is really high resolution and that’s gonna be perfect for our graphic design
portfolio posts you really don’t want the final outcome to be blurry for my
design I like to utilize the background of an image to create the basis of my
portfolio so in this example you can see the gray backdrop and this can act as
the base for my artwork now using the marquee tool and then
simply press command or ctrl T and then extended outwards while holding down
shift now we’re going to build up a portfolio post and downward by giving
information and context to the graphic design project that you worked on and in
this portfolio post I’m showcasing a loader design that I worked on back in
2017 so when making a portfolio post for a logo design I like to depict the logo
at the very top in some way shape or form now I can copy the logo from
illustrator with command or control C and then paste it into Photoshop for the
portfolio document now as we move on with the project you will see just how
eye catching this format can be for your very important your designs in Photoshop
I like to use the layer blend modes here to set the logo into the background in a
nice and subtle manner this gives the portfolio a specific look
and I feel it works really really well I’ve actually decided to align the logo
to the vintage camera and again use the marquee tool to extend the background
downward and also you can use the flown stamp tool as well by selecting areas on
the background and then copying them in new locations for the text content on
your portfolio post try and use the same font throughout the entire design or at
least a font family because this will keep the visual theme continuous and
it’s going to tie in you our work together neatly and professionally also
be sure to play around with hierarchy and other techniques to make a visually
appealing a portfolio post utilizing guides can also be very
beneficial to having a content inline and sent it on your page and as you can
see I’ve aligned the text on the left-hand edge to the camera I could go
ahead and send to the text but I wouldn’t look too great if you ask me I
remember if you do want to learn essential skills as a graphic designer
and make things such as awesome portfolio posts subscribe to my channel
for weekly a graphic design content but on with the tutorial I’m gonna keep in
line with a color scheme of my artwork which is pretty much grayscale and then
use the rectangle tool to add in a new section in a very brief and roundabout
way I’ve shown the process of generating the concept from my Lego design starting
with the M symbol and having a linear kind of origami approach to design
resulting in the final design solution and I’ve done this by using a three
circular graphics that you can see on-screen adding in some textual content
to is another way to add some context and yes the three circle graphics are
not aligned centrally and that’s my fault for rushing the design but I’ll go
back and edit that at a later date I only realized that after recording
this video another great tip is to add in the font that you’ve chosen for your
project and then to display the alphabetical characters now I do this in
all of my portfolio posts and I feel it gives yet more context to the viewer of
your portfolio you really want to generate a sort of simplified story
based around your project using visual cues and also contexts
so what about the mock-ups that we downloaded earlier well they’re gonna
come into play or right now I’m not gonna spend some time showing you how to
add your designs to a mock-up because it’s pretty straightforward and
self-explanatory simply open the mock-up in Photoshop and then double click the
layer that asks you to put your artwork inside of you then put in your artwork
and then save that file and Photoshop will place you are awake into the
mock-up keep building your portfolio post downwards using mock-ups and other
sections and make sure you keep in line with your style and also your color
scheme and I’ve gone for a grayscale theme and also uses the hints of gold
too I’m gonna get back and revise this design because there are some edits or
mistakes that I’ve made that I want to change but again that’s why you
shouldn’t rush you portfolio posts like I’ve turned today for today’s video the
final results the do look really neat and also on platforms such as Pinterest
and also Behance so let me know what you think of this
portfolio post formats and also did you notice the three circles were not
aligned on my design before I mentioned there or did it not occur to you now if
you want to check out more ways to boost your graphic design portfolio and skills
check out the playlist linked at the very end of todays video like and share
my videos on social media and of course until next time guys design your future
today peace

47 thoughts on “Make Awesome Portfolio Additions That ‘WOW’ Viewers”

  1. Satori Graphics says:

    Do you have a portfolio website or do you just use social media? Enjoy the start of the working week everyone

  2. Osamakamil Kamil says:

    I'm the first person see your video..your video is amazing bro

  3. ini ebong says:

    I have been waiting for something Portfolio. This is great.

  4. Honey Nandal says:

    This is what we like the most Satori bro. Please make more tutorials like this and this will really help a lot of people understanding graphic design.

  5. Digital Corner says:

    From where you get more order…and we can find free fonts

  6. Bojana Veljkovic says:

    Very nice. Thank you! 🙂

  7. Sujith Vengara says:

    Wow…really I have been waiting for this. Now i am updating my portfolio website. You posted the video in right time…Thanks a lot…And first time i am seeing you use photoshop.

  8. Maryem Abdelkefi says:

    thank you for this video ….
    Please tell me if there are some other sites where i found a free mockup for baby room …..

  9. GameVice says:

    I just want to thank you so much. Your tutorials helped improved my design skills and land my graphic design job. Keep doing what you’re doing, I wish you the all best. Thank Yooooooouuuu

  10. Drake 3182 says:

    I Always work in Illustrator for Behance portfolio presentation…but now i realize that Photoshop Is more Easy…thanks Satori! 🙂

  11. Abdou king says:

    Q: i'm graphic designer & i didn't start work yet & i have multiType of works i have done '1 from every type" like : 3 logo 1 book cover 1 banner 1 roll-up 1 mock-up 6 photo editing / charte graphic / packaging …..
    what should i do should i post them all or i should pic only topic "Logo" & develop'it into portfolio !??
    [ my work don't look professional at all ]

  12. Marcovy Duwin says:

    This video is very helpful. Thanks Satori!

  13. Art Szabo says:

    This was great! Just what I was looking for!

  14. Edward Seeber says:

    Ive seen post like this on websites & always wanted to try making my own thank u, this is a prefect idea to adding more depth in presenting projects better

  15. Digital Artist - PMM says:

    I was creating a portfolio for Upwork. And suddenly your video popup. It helped me, thanks.

  16. Emanwel arou says:

    I've just made one can y'all check it out !


    It’s pleasure receive your videos

  18. Argon says:

    Awesome porftolio!

  19. Richard van Kuik says:

    Great tips, thanks!

  20. Abin Sabu says:

    Yupp. I noticed that.

  21. Turab Malik says:

    Very helpful vide, this made me realized how wrong I was doing it on my portfolio ! ( e.g. just uploading final logo jpeg )

  22. Quiff says:

    Been thinking about this earlier about setting up my own portfolio even tho I am still taking graphic design degree

  23. Nikhil says:


  24. A J says:

    Satori, Im wondering what if you have done more than one project? How many pages should the Portfolio maximum have?
    And what if the projects were Fake for training proposes! Should I also include them in the Portfolio?
    Ty & have a nice day

  25. Martins Ratkus says:

    Really helpful and informative video, loved every bit!

  26. Fareeha Kanwal says:

    Thank you

  27. Danyal Ahmed says:

    Best designer I found on youtube…. <3
    Love you
    Peace Out

  28. Ahmad Azab says:

    I've been waiting for this. great video man. and btw thx for replying to my comment on the other video I really appreciate it 🙂 please make something about creating the portfolio website for those who know nothing about web design.

  29. Ramzy Abdul says:

    Sorry. This video I love it and it helped me… but 1 thing keeps killing me all tutorials I watch is how to make a mock up or what is it, do u have a tutorial on that specifically?

  30. Adi Pe en says:

    thank you Satori, this video that I was waiting for and I needed, hopefully I will get my job soon and become a cool designer like you.

  31. Mark de Muze says:

    Have you posted a tutorial for creating mockups? It would be very interesting and complementary to this post.

  32. Boom Let's draw says:

    thanks very helpful

  33. simon m says:

    What font did you use for year text? Im looking for the perfect one. Right now im keen on Gotham

  34. Jake Soden says:

    Can you make a portfolio in Adobe illustrator or do you need Photoshop cc to make one.

  35. Anca Elena says:

    Great tips!

  36. KING 27 says:

    I'm your early on subscriber but believe me, you are awesome. I love your all clean ideas. Thank you so much dear!

  37. Hassan Tariq says:

    Amazing ❤👏🏼

  38. Maz Aft says:

    Something we dont get to see at the futur and other channels. This channel is so underrated.. Keep up the work ❤❤❤

  39. Ling Er says:

    Damn! This was really great man, im dont wanna sound like a gay. but whatever! i love you mannnnn! thank you for this one, its really helps me a lot. im just about to get new job and really struggle about my resume lmao.

  40. Abrahão Barcelos says:

    Wow!!! Such a awesome content! Do more of this if possible, thank you so much for this!

  41. Almatik Dayanchik says:

    Hi great videos
    Could you watch my portfolio?

  42. saleh aburashids says:

    Isnt Behance a good enough portfolio?

  43. Rara Valdez says:

    ❤ love it!

  44. Custom Scene says:

    Awesome video, great tips and resources!

  45. Kwesi Nketsiah says:

    Thanks a lot

  46. Rock Cliff says:

    I saw the circles shifted to the right as soon as they appeared. But I tried to reason myself thinking it's not a mistake.

    "But one must trust the Teacher before God. For the Teacher shows the path to godliness."

  47. saad khan says:

    Bro you are awesome. Love your videos from pakistan.❤️🧡

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