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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 Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips Justin Seeley

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

    1h 53m
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  • view course page for Sketching an F1 Wheel with SketchBook Pro

    Learn how to sketch and render product designs like a Formula 1 steering wheel using SketchBook Pro.

    27m 1s
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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
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Behance

    Create, share, and find amazing artwork with Behance, and create a customizable digital portfolio using your own unique URL.

    1h 18m
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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.

    2h 30m
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  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Data Merge and Database Publishing

    Quickly format large amounts of data with InDesign and Data Merge.

    1h 49m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Developing a Mood Board

    Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.

    18m 43s
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  • view course page for Pop Chart Lab's Infographic Poster Design: Start to Finish

    The founders of Pop Chart Lab describe the design process for one of their poster-sized infographic prints, "The Nebula of NES Games."

    8m 40s
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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 Font Management Essential Training

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

    4h 2m
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: Design

    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 James White's Character Illustrations: Start to Finish

    James White, the one-man powerhouse behind Signalnoise design studio, gives us a peek at one of his projects: illustrating the wrestlers of the WWE in its heyday in the eighties and early nineties.

    31m 29s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: James White, Visual Artist and Designer

    Designer James White describes the evolution of his neo-pop style, why he decided to break out on his own, and how he dealt with the setbacks and found new opportunities for his studio, Signalnoise, along the way.

    24m 31s
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Pricing and Estimating

    Figure out what to charge for your design services, and learn how to set an hourly rate, create estimates, and make sure you get paid.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Fashion Design: Rendering Techniques

    Learn to use Photoshop brushes, patterns, and special effects to create professional-looking fashion croquis and costume illustrations.

    4h 52m
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
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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 InDesign CS6 to HTML

    InDesign CS6 to HTML Michael Murphy

    Control how your InDesign print layouts are exported to HTML, and add links, custom CSS, and more.

    2h 46m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Erik Natzke, Generative Artist

    Follow Erik Natzke, generative artist and principle designer at Adobe, as he draws on his experience as an artist to build applications that improve people's ability to be creative.

    8m 58s
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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 Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs

    Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.

    1h 13m
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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 Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Find out whether Creative Cloud is right for you. Learn about installing and updating the app, working with cloud storage, and using CC on the go.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Presentation Skills

    Convey your ideas with confidence and clarity to get the approval needed to move your project forward.

    1h 4m
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  • view course page for Developing Ideas and Design Concepts

    Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.

    1h 39m
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  • view course page for Designing a Resume

    Three different design approaches to make your resume stand out and make hiring managers take notice.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Creativity and Learning: A Conversation with Lynda Barry

    An inspiring conversation about creativity and learning with cartoonist Lynda Barry.

    1h 1m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer

    Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.

    18m 5s
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    Learn to avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in building a brand's identity.

    2h 34m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Starting Small

    Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.

    1h 33m
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  • view course page for Designing a Photo Book

    Design a stylish and professional photo book to preserve your memories.

    46m 22s
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  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

    Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.

    1h 7m
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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 Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreements

    Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Beeple, Everyday Artist

    Follow Beeple, a motion graphics artist, whose Everyday Project drives him to learn new software, adopt fresh techniques, and create art for himself and others.

    43m 45s
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  • view course page for Wacom Essential Training

    Learn how to set up and master your Wacom tablet in ways that streamline your work, expand your creative options, and lighten the load on your wrists.

    2h 9m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Freelancing

    Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.

    1h 23m
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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 The Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-Ng, Interactive Book Designer

    Join Stacey Williams-Ng, an interactive book designer, at her home studio in Milwaukee where she's animating her latest book, A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys, destined for the iPad.

    28m 31s
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  • view course page for iBooks Author for Teachers: Creating a Lab Manual

    Learn how to create a lab manual for your students with iBooks Author.

    44m 46s
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  • view course page for iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals

    Leverage the templates and intuitive toolset in iBooks Author to create custom course material.

    2h 37m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know

    Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for iBooks Author Essential Training

    Demonstrates how to use the Apple iBooks Author application to create and publish your own iBook, without extensive design or publishing experience.

    6h 3m
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  • view course page for The Power of PreViz at One & Co

    The leaders of One & Co, an industrial design firm that creates products from touch phones to sporting goods and furniture, share their insights and expertise in previsualizing successful design concepts.

    21m 54s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features

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

    3h 20m
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  • view course page for Multilingual Publishing Strategies with InDesign

    Walks you through the ins and outs of working with multiple languages in InDesign, from choosing a font for a specific language to exporting multilingual EPUBs.

    2h 54m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisans

    Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.

    28m 31s
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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 Developing a Style Guide

    Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.

    23m 25s
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