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  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

    5h 58m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo for a Band

    A great band deserves a great logo. Learn how to take a client brief and turn rough ideas into a polished logo design.

    1h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Graphic Design for Business Professionals

    Learn basic graphic design principles anyone can use to make business documents more visually appealing.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Grunge Poster

    Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.

    23m 48s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Constructivist Poster

    Create a poster design that invokes the style, spirit, and typography of the Constructivist movement.

    32m 30s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing an Infographic

    Designing an Infographic with Nigel French

    Learn how to build an infographic that makes complex information easy to understand and visually compelling.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Dada Poster

    Type Project: Dada Poster with Nigel French

    Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    25m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Nouveau Poster

    Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    53m 47s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Victorian Ad

    Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: From Sketch to Finished Vector Illustration

    Watch Von take a simple, scanned sketch and turn it into colorful, vector-based artwork with Adobe Illustrator.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Packaging

    Learn about the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.

    1h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

    Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    Foundations of Logo Design with Von Glitschka

    Learn to avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in building a brand's identity.

    2h 34m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

    Open a wide range of practical and creative options by learning how to add spot colors and varnishes to your print designs.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo for a Media Company

    Learn how to approach the challenges presented when creating a logo for a media company.

    53m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics

    Drawing Vector Graphics with Von Glitschka

    Join professional illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he shares his experience on how to research, sketch, build, and present vector graphics.

    2h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Cover

    Examine all the components of a magazine cover—the page that brands and sells a magazine to readers.

    2h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Fundamentals

    Introduces the printing process, from choosing the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts and correctly laying out the project in Illustrator and InDesign to getting the final product from the printing press floor.

    4h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a CD Cover

    Designing a CD Cover with Nigel French

    Shows how to design a CD package using a combination of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.

    3h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Book Cover

    Designing a Book Cover with Nigel French

    A step-by-step approach to creating professional book covers using Adobe Creative Suite applications.

    2h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Newsletter

    Designing a Newsletter with Nigel French

    How to build an eye-catching newsletter with an efficient workflow integrating text and images using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Layout

    Effective design and production techniques utilizing the best features of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Poster

    Designing a Poster with Nigel French

    Explores the creative process through a variety of approaches, generating over a dozen poster designs.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Business Card

    Designing a Business Card with Nigel French

    Learn to make a business card professional and functional.

    36m 7s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo

    Designing a Logo with Nigel French

    Discusses the principles and techniques of what makes a logo work, type-only designs, type treatments, and logo symbols.

    2h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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