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Foundations of Layout and Composition

Learn the foundations: Layout and composition

Foundations of Typography

Let typography bring power and impact to your designs

Foundations of Color

Use color for effective designs that tell a story

Foundations of Logo Design

Get insights on logo design from Von Glitschka

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  • view course page for Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC

    Draw better, faster, and easier with the new tools in Illustrator CC.

    1h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Illustrator

    Introducing Illustrator with Deke McClelland

    Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.

    3h 55m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: Design

    Introducing Photoshop: Design with Deke McClelland

    Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks—combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.

    4h 35m
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Mastery

    Master Illustrator's advanced tools and hidden powers, including symbols, gradient meshes, opacity masks, and 3D effects.

    7h 27m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

    Deke McClelland shares step-by-step tutorials and expert-level insights on the most powerful features in Photoshop CC, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.

    8h 58m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

    A project-based learning approach to the advanced features in Illustrator CC, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects.

    11h 33m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced

    Follow industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Photoshop, from Smart Objects to smart selections.

    11h 42m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Mastery

    Become more efficient, exact, and creative with the advanced tools like pattern brushes, Gradient Mesh, and opacity masks in Illustrator.

    6h 38m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Mastery

    Deke McClelland puts his own spin on the most powerful features in Photoshop, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.

    7h 54m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features

    Photoshop CS6 New Features with Deke McClelland

    Deke McClelland offers a comprehensive sneak peek at the new features in Photoshop CS6.

    3h 20m
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

    The third course in Deke McClelland's Illustrator CS6 One-on-One series, which takes a project-based learning approach to the key features in Adobe Illustrator, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects.

    11h 2m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

    Follow industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the workings of Photoshop, from Smart Objects and sharpening to smart selections.

    11h 8m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photoshop for Design

    Shows how to create eye-catching designs and graphic art in Photoshop, in the shortest time possible.

    3h 36m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Illustrator

    Shows how to create professional-quality illustrations for print and electronic output, in the shortest time possible.

    2h 52m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with InDesign

    Up and Running with InDesign with Deke McClelland

    Shows how to design polished multi-page documents for print and electronic output, in the shortest time possible.

    2h 31m
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

    Shows how to take advantage of the wide array of dynamic effects in Illustrator CS5.

    13h 5m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

    Demonstrates the most powerful and empowering features of Photoshop CS5.

    20h 1m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

    Teaches how to take advantage of the wide array of dynamic effects in Illustrator CS4, including Live Paint, Live Trace, and actions.

    13h 14m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

    A deep dive into the strongest features that Photoshop has to offer, including Smart Objects and Photomerge.

    13h 7m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

    Alpha channels are used to build transitional blended layers, fashion a depth map, and make edge adjustments.

    20h 48m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques

    Demonstrates the wide array of dynamic effects in Illustrator CS3 and how to apply them to live, editable text.

    8h 33m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Advanced Techniques

    Deke McClelland teaches the most powerful, flexible, and unconventional features of Photoshop CS3.

    9h 36m
    Advanced
     
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