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  • view course page for Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

    Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy for a fun, self-contained project in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    6h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques Deke McClelland

    A collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects from computer graphics guru Deke McClelland.

    50h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips Justin Seeley

    Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.

    1h 53m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Designs dekeConstructed: Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator

    Learn to create custom gradient dot patterns with Illustrator in this new series from Deke McClelland.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Color and Detail

    Add dimension, texture, and color to your designs with Adobe Illustrator, and make your illustrations more rich and unique.

    5h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes

    Discover how to paint and draw with Illustrator's powerful object-creation brushes, and warp, bend, repeat, stretch, scatter and distribute objects along a path.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign FX

    InDesign FX Mike Rankin

    Self-contained InDesign effects projects designed to be completed in ten minutes or less.

    7h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator

    Learn to toggle between Illustrator and Photoshop and take advantage of the strongest features in each program.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy

    Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy, a digital art pioneer, walks through basic artistic concepts that are critical for creating great art and designs in this Photoshop tutorial.

    42m 14s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Filters

    Teaches designers how to maximize the potential of filters with use of Smart Objects, blending modes, and filter masks.

    5h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Simulating Web Text

    Simulate the look of anti-aliased fonts in your next website mockup with this Photoshop tutorial.

    12m 25s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

    The third installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes series shows how to transport your photos into otherworldly territory, like an underwater coral reef, an enchanted forest, or even a menacing factory, all with Photoshop.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Video Graphics and Animation

    Learn to edit video and add custom graphics and animations to your projects in Photoshop CS6 with this Photoshop tutorial.

    24m 44s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

    Join Bert Monroy in the second installment of his Dreamscapes series, and learn how to transform your photos into incredible scenes filled with imaginary creatures, ancient ruins, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes

    Discover the natural media brushes and effects in Illustrator for drawing, painting, and adding expressive strokes.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting: Architecture

    Learn to think like a painter as you transform photographs into paintings using the latest digital artist's tools.

    4h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics

    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 Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

    Take an unexciting photo and begin to transform it into an amazing dream sequence using compositing and painting techniques in Photoshop.

    4h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects

    Describes various approaches to illustrating concepts with type, translating them into digital techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    4h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Color

    Focuses on the different tools and features in Photoshop designed for choosing, applying, and editing color.

    5h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects

    Shows how to design a variety of vibrant 3D type effects in Photoshop Extended.

    5h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Textures

    Create textures that create visual interest, heighten realism, and add dimension to Photoshop artwork.

    4h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

    Covers the ins and outs of creating professional designs and artwork using crisp, scalable vector graphics in Photoshop.

    2h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

    Explains the fundamental concepts and techniques for working with type in Photoshop.

    2h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects

    Create editable, non-destructive effects such as shadows, glows, textures, and much more with layer effects in Photoshop.

    3h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People

    Bert Monroy shows how he created the hyperrealistic portrayals of the dozens of people inhabiting his painting, many of which he drew from real-life friends and family.

    3h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Techniques

    Shows the steps Bert Monroy took in Photoshop and Illustrator to create the lifelike detail in his incredible portrait of Times Square.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Perspective with Photoshop

    Explains the basic principles of perspective and how they apply to working in Photoshop.

    2h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques

    Tricks and techniques for creating imaginative and inventive effects and projects.

    8h 52m
    Intermediate
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