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Let typography bring power and impact to your designs

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Use color for effective designs that tell a story

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  • view course page for InDesign Secrets

    InDesign Secrets with Anne-Marie Concepción

    David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesign Secrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun.

    16h 59m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for James White's Laser Horse Illustration: Start to Finish

    Neon, VHS, and palm trees inspire designer James White's supercharged poster, created for lynda.com's Photoshop 25th anniversary series.

    7m 17s
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  • view course page for Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques with Deke McClelland

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

    70h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Pixel Playground

    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.

    14h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training

    Create rich interactive publications for iOS, Android, and Windows 8.1 mobile devices using InDesign and DPS.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Real-World Design: Live Presentations from Creative Leaders

    Get a front-row seat to Art Center College of Design's lecture series, where top designers from around the country share lessons from the real world of design.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Tomasz Opasinski's 3D-Rendered Birthday Balloon: Start to Finish

    Movie poster designer Tomasz Opasinski creates a poster-size 3D card for Photoshop's 25th birthday.

    9m 25s
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  • view course page for Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips with Justin Seeley

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

    5h 28m
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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.

    6h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Commercial Illustrations

    Master illustrator Bert Monroy walks though the process of creating realistic commercial illustrations with Photoshop.

    3h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Folding

    The definitive course on creative folding for marketing, direct mail, and special events from the world's leading expert on folded formats.

    2h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Your Own Reality

    Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and draw a few alternate takes on reality. Share your work with the hashtag #5daydraw.

    50m 20s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

    Learn to use this incredibly popular and powerful set of plugins for Adobe Illustrator.

    3h 23m
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  • view course page for Creating HTML Layouts with InDesign

    Extract content and layouts from InDesign and transform them into HTML, which can be used to create ebooks, web and mobile apps, and more.

    2h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating and Adapting a Logo

    Creating and Adapting a Logo with Deke McClelland

    Learn how to create an eye-catching logo and adapt it to fit a variety of device-independent applications, from business cards to banner ads, using Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Gradient Meshes with Illustrator

    Learn how to create custom gradient meshes with these Illustrator tutorials.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Different Ways to Draw

    Improve your drawing skills! Take a 5-day drawing challenge and experiment with different ways to draw.

    46m 10s
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  • view course page for Designing a Data Visualization

    Learn how to build a data visualization in Illustrator, using scripting for speed, accuracy, and repeatability.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

    Bert Monroy transforms a set of ordinary photographs into an extraordinary work of art featuring a labyrinth-like maze.

    55m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Haunted House

    Learn how to create a spooky haunted house in Photoshop CC.

    44m 44s
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Offworld Mining

    Learn how to use Photoshop to build 3D planets and spaceships and composite them into a dreamscape featuring a mysterious off-world mining colony.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Magic Orb

    Learn to use Photoshop to composite and blend images from many different sources into a dreamscape featuring a magic orb and an island guardian.

    58m 19s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sacred Cavern

    Turn boring beach photos into a dreamscape featuring a sacred cavern, using the transformative tools in Photoshop and these techniques from Photoshop master Bert Monroy.

    39m 20s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Hand-Drawn Type Portrait

    Watch a professional artist at work, Von Glitschka, as he creates a type-based portrait, or "type face," of director Alfred Hitchcock.

    1h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Retina Graphics with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Learn to create beautiful, HiDPI (aka retina) graphics for a variety of screen sizes, using the tools in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    1h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Closer to Nature

    Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenge focused on drawing and personifying nature.

    43m 57s
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  • view course page for Font Management Essential Training

    Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.

    4h 7m
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Wireframing

    Learn everything you need to know about creating, using, and saving wireframes in Illustrator.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Native American Tribal Illustration

    Von Glitschka develops an illustration based on iconic Native American imagery, drawing a rough sketch and transforming it into crisp vector artwork with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the new features added to InDesign CC. New chapters released for every major update!

    55m 39s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for LP/w Design Studio, Interior and Graphic Design

    Learn how husband-and-wife team Libby and Patrick Castro use their different disciplines—architecture and graphic design—to drive designs for clients at LP/w.

    12m 43s
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  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Painter

    Maximize the expressive capabilities of your digital painting toolset. Learn to integrate a Wacom tablet and stylus with Corel Painter for maximum pressure sensitivity and range of motion.

    56m 53s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing Templates with Illustrator

    Discover how Illustrator templates can boost your productivity and keep your design elements consistent.

    19m 11s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Core Concepts

    Find out how Illustrator fits into a modern web design workflow. Author Justin Seeley covers core concepts such as setting up a web workspace and building responsive templates in Illustrator.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Perspective Drawing with Illustrator

    Add a sense of depth and space with Illustrator's powerful perspective tools. Learn how to draw in perspective, and add, position, and scale objects so that they blend within your scene.

    26m 6s
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  • view course page for InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals

    Find out how to create a variety of interactive documents in InDesign CC, including PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Symbolism in Nature

    Tackles the hidden symbolism behind how we depict our planet and teaches you how to use these symbols to give your logo designs more impact.

    1h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Handmade Aesthetic in Logo Design

    Give logo designs a handmade aesthetic and add a sense of authenticity to your client's brand and messaging, with tips from LogoLounge founder Bill Gardner.

    1h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

    Aaron Draplin, owner of Draplin Design Co., takes our logo design challenge. Watch as he sketches, tests, and tunes his ideas, and provides tips on freelancing and finding inspiration.

    17m 10s
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  • view course page for Introducing InDesign

    Introducing InDesign with Deke McClelland

    Get a thorough introduction to InDesign. Learn how to assemble text and images into multipage documents that can be published in print, on the web, and in many other electronic formats, with this industry-standard page-layout program.

    4h 52m
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Layer Comps

    Design the Web: Layer Comps with Chris Converse

    Discover how to use Photoshop layer comps to storyboard your interaction designs.

    26m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Tribal Illustration

    Learn how to create tribal-style vector illustrations with Adobe Illustrator.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Long Documents with InDesign CC

    See how to plan, create, and output book-length documents using InDesign CC features and third-party plugins.

    4h 23m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Typography

    InDesign Typography with Nigel French

    Dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography, using practical, real-world examples in InDesign.

    9h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Interactive Techniques

    A wide array of cutting-edge techniques to make your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite documents more interactive and engaging.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Preflight and Printing

    Learn everything you need to know about preflighting and printing your InDesign documents.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Vehicles

    Learn how to create hyperrealistic cars, boats, and bicycles, like the ones featured in Bert Monroy's painting Amsterdam Mist, with Photoshop CC.

    3h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Illustrator: Working with AutoCAD Files

    Discover how designers and engineers can share files between Illustrator and CAD programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Evan Cheng, Character Designer

    Evan Cheng, character designer for Sesame Workshop, explains how a daily drawing practice and an alter ego helped him evolve his artwork and his career.

    9m 10s
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  • view course page for Type Project: Punk Album Art

    Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    30m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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