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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 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.

    13h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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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.

    16h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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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.

    68h 0m
    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.

    4h 53m
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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 Ebook Publishing Fundamentals

    Learn how to successfully self-publish: learn to create ebooks, upload them to major retailers like Amazon, and market them on social media and other websites.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering

    Learn how to hand-letter type and turn your letterform drawings into pristine vector graphics and custom typography.

    4h 33m
    Beginner
     
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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 Foundations of Design Research

    Reignite your design process by incorporating relevant design research. This course introduces design research so that designers understand how critical it is to being able to construct great designs.

    2h 57m
    Beginner
     
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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 Creating a Responsive Web Design

    Make your website more readable and efficient to download with Chris Converse's responsive website techniques.

    2h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Business Catalyst Integration with Muse

    Learn how to integrate Business Catalyst, Adobe's web hosting and marketing platform, with Muse CC, their one-stop shop for website creation.

    54m 53s
    Beginner
     
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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 Foundations of Acrylic Painting

    Learn to paint with acrylics. Will Kemp shows how to unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting with three step-by-step follow-along painting projects.

    3h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Adobe Generator for Graphics

    Save time creating web and interactive graphics with Photoshop and Adobe Generator.

    33m 40s
    Beginner
     
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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 Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy: Volume 2

    Learn what role materials, layers, and channels play in a digital art workflow, and how they can elevate your art and designs.

    1h 19m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Creating EPUBs from a Pages Document

    Turn your Pages documents into EPUBs that can be read in Apple iBooks, with these tutorials from Tony Harmer.

    1h 31m
     
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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 Brainstorming Basics

    Brainstorming Basics with Stefan Mumaw

    Make your creative brainstorming sessions more effective and productive with these tips from creativity coach Stefan Mumaw.

    43m 6s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Five-Step Creative Process

    Don't just generate a list of ideas; follow Stefan Mumaw's five-step process and make sure you are developing the most-effective solutions for your creative challenges.

    19m 45s
    Beginner
     
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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 Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Illustrator Line

    Learn how to draw on the iPad with the precision drawing tools in Adobe Line—the iOS app included free with the Creative Cloud.

    1h 17m
    Beginner
     
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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 Creating and Using Textures for Design

    Learn how to collect and enhance real-world textures and integrate them into your digital designs.

    4h 8m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Design the Web: Smart Objects

    Learn to speed up your design and production time in this Photoshop tutorial with the use of Smart Objects.

    33m 0s
    Beginner
     
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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 Creativity Bootcamp

    Creativity Bootcamp with Stefan Mumaw

    Guides you through five interactive training exercises for boosting your creative output and producing even more innovative ideas.

    48m 48s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Graphic Design History

    Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.

    2h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating EPUBs from a Word Document

    Turn your Word document into richly formatted HTML, which can then be converted into an EPUB and a variety of other ereader-friendly formats.

    1h 28m
    Beginner
     
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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 Creating Aircraft Profiles with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

    Learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create realistic and beautiful aircraft profiles.

    1h 37m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch

    Learn how to draw on the go with the iPad and Adobe Sketch, a mobile drawing app included with Creative Cloud.

    1h 11m
    Beginner
     
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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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