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Foundations of Layout and Composition

Learn the foundations: Layout and composition

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Let typography bring power and impact to your designs

Foundations of Color

Use color for effective designs that tell a story

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  • Deke McClelland

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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.

    56h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Retro-Style Superhero

    Learn to create a silver-age superhero.

    4h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Your Own Online Avatar

    Learn to create a cartoon online avatar of yourself with Illustrator.

    3h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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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 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 Introducing Illustrator

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

    3h 55m
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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 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 Illustrator CC One-on-One: Intermediate

    Learn how to take advantage of the next level of dynamic features in Adobe Illustrator CC.

    11h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Introduces the basic features of Illustrator CC: sizing and arranging artboards; accessing panels, menus, and tools; and creating your first illustrations with line art, shapes, and type.

    10h 4m
    Beginner
     
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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 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 Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate

    Discover how to take advantage of the next level of dynamic features in Illustrator CS6, such as patterns, complex gradients, and the Pathfinder operations, in the second installment of Deke McClelland's Illustrator CS6 One-on-One series.

    11h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    The first in a four-part series by industry-pro Deke McClelland on creating elegant, optimized graphics with the tools in Illustrator CS6.

    9h 19m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

    Take advantage of the wide array of dynamic features in Illustrator CS5.

    14h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    An exploration of Adobe’s vector graphics program.

    23h 12m
    Beginner
     
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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 Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

    Explores some of Illustrator's most powerful and least understood features, including how to create complex ones with the Pathfinder palette and align paths to create schematic illustrations.

    12h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Deke McClelland shows users how to get into the Illustrator mindset and overcome its learning curve.

    16h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 Getting Started

    Provides a concise but thorough examination of core Illustrator concepts.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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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 Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

    Deke McClelland explores some of Illustrator's most powerful and least known features.

    10h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

    Teaches the key features of Illustrator CS3 in a way that anyone can understand, and reveals the Illustrator mindset.

    9h 36m
    Beginner
     
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