Design Skills

Flex your design muscles! These tutorials help you build your design skills one lesson at a time, following along with experts such as John McWade, Sean Adams, and illustrator Von Glitschka. Training varies from project-based courses on designing a business card, a logo, or an entire brand identity, to courses that steep you in the history and universal principles of design.

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  • view course page for Textured Type Techniques

    Textured Type Techniques with Todd Gallopo

    Learn three analog techniques for creating textured typography: hand-cut type, transfer-textured type, and type with a chalky or hand-drawn look.

    24m 8s

  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering

    Learn how to hand-letter type and turn your letterform drawings into pristine vector graphics and custom typography.

    4h 25m

  • view course page for Creating and Using Textures for Design

    Learn how to collect and enhance real-world textures and integrate them into your digital designs.

    4h 8m

  • view course page for Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 31m

  • view course page for Creating Icons with Illustrator

    Learn how to design icons for use on the web, in print, and on different operating systems, with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 7m

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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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

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