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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 David Blatner

    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.

    17h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Aesthetics

    Learn how to design more aesthetically pleasing sites with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 15m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for InDesign CC EPUB Typography

    Learn how to create EPUBS with great typography in InDesign CC. Find out how to choose fonts, size and scale type, adjust alignment and spacing, and more.

    1h 0m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Universal Principles of Design

    A weekly series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.

    10m 42s
    Appropriate for all
     
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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.

    74h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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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 57m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Best Practices

    John McWade presents a weekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.

    21m 56s
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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.

    16h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Illustrator

    Optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Illustrator and get finer control when creating designs and illustrations.

    48m 52s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Isometric Illustration

    Learn how to create detailed isometric views of buildings, vehicles, and even people, with Adobe Illustrator.

    4h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter

    Bert Monroy, hyperrealist digital painter, tells us about his labor of love with Photoshop.

    4m 1s
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  • view course page for Before & After Case Study: Small Business Identity Redesign

    John McWade walks us through the identity redesign for a small frame shop, reviewing the "before" and reframing the "after."

    59m 36s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - The Great Training

    Comic book illustrator and video game artist Daniel Lieske shares the tricks of the trade in this Photoshop training course, designed specifically for artists who want to transition their skills to a digital canvas.

    4h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Celebrating Photoshop: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective

    A look back at Photoshop's history: from the rise of desktop publishing and digital photography, to the evolution of Photoshop's tool palette and its sometimes controversial but necessary role in modern photojournalism.

    55m 9s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CC 2015: EPUB Fundamentals

    InDesign CC 2015: EPUB Fundamentals with Anne-Marie Concepción

    Learn how to create an ebook with InDesign CC 2015. Take your existing assets and turn them into feature-rich EPUBs that can be read on devices like the Kindle, Kobo, iPad, and NOOK.

    4h 20m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for InDesign CC Essential Training (2015)

    Find out how to build well-crafted print publications, interactive documents, digital magazines, and ebooks with InDesign CC 2015.

    9h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC Essential Training (2015)

    Start drawing, designing, and illustrating with Illustrator. Learn all the essentials of the program, from installation to exporting final artwork.

    6h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Muse Essential Training

    Muse Essential Training with Justin Seeley

    Shows designers how to use Muse to create HTML-based web sites using a toolset familiar to anyone who's used Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator before.

    5h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InDesign: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Stay up to date with all the new features in InDesign CC 2015. Check back for new videos every time Adobe releases an update.

    19m 52s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get up to speed with the latest features in Illustrator CC 2015. Check back for new videos every time Adobe releases an update.

    19m 3s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get the most out of the new features and enhancements in Photoshop CC 2015.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Preflight and Print Production with Acrobat

    Learn to use the tools in Acrobat Pro DC to find and fix common problems in PDFs—before you go to print.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing: Sketching the Landscape

    Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape like an artist, and take the next step from sketching at home to sketching outside.

    3h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Layout and Composition: Grids

    Learn why grids are so important and how to use them to create strong and consistent designs.

    1h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Animations with Adobe InDesign CC

    Get a complete guide to using InDesign's powerful animation features. Watch and learn how to animate logos, ads, and even books in fixed layout EPUB format.

    5h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing a Wedding Monogram in Illustrator

    Give the gift of illustration: learn to use Illustrator to draw a wedding monogram that can be used on wedding websites, invitations, foil and embossing dies, stamps, and more.

    48m 26s
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Developing Multistate Objects in InDesign

    Learn to use multistate objects to add interactivity to fixed-layout EPUBs and other digital publications.

    2h 28m
    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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Developing a Composition

    Learn to think about composition in terms of the visual interest and implied story by watching artist Mary Jane Begin create a brand-new comp from scratch.

    34m 2s
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Photoshop Variables: Game Production Art

    Learn how to use variables in Photoshop to generate artwork for game designs.

    1h 5m
    Advanced
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Business Card

    Designing a Business Card with Nigel French

    Learn how to design a business card that is eye-catching and functional.

    1h 4m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Canva

    Up and Running with Canva with Justin Seeley

    Learn how to design your own layouts from scratch with Canva, the fun and democratic design tool that offers hundreds of fonts, images, and publishing choices in a simple-to-use, web-based interface.

    58m 17s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After: Cropping Photographs

    Make your layouts more visually interesting and your images more powerful with cropping.

    46m 58s
    Beginner
     
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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 Designing a Brochure

    Designing a Brochure with Nigel French

    Learn how to design brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.

    2h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Color

    Get just the color you want, for print and for screen, with Adobe InDesign and these InDesign insider tips.

    2h 17m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Comp CC First Look

    Adobe Comp CC First Look with Justin Seeley

    Get your first look at Adobe Comp CC, the incredible design-development app for the iPad.

    26m 14s
    Beginner
     
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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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