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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.

    6h 25m
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Learn everything you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, in this top-to-bottom overview of the world's most powerful image editing software, Adobe Photoshop CC.

    14h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Jason Seiler: Digital and Traditional Painter

    Jason Seiler, artist and illustrator for Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, the New Yorker, and more, talks about his influences and career path in this short documentary.

    51m 58s
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  • view course page for Designing a Letterhead System

    Learn how to create a letterhead system, complete with envelope and stationery templates, to extend branding from business card to mailbox.

    27m 22s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with InDesign

    Learn the five techniques every InDesign user needs to know to start creating and editing layouts. Get up to speed in less than 30 minutes!

    28m 46s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals

    Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals with Deke McClelland

    Learn how to draw with the Pen tool more effectively in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    3h 50m
    Beginner
     
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering

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

    4h 25m
    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Photo Compositing

    Learn how to create new visual narratives with the power of photo compositing.

    1h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fixed-Layout EPUBs with InDesign CC

    Learn to create interactive fixed-layout EPUBs in InDesign CC, and preserve your design's integrity across multiple browsers and ereaders.

    3h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC Essential Training (2013)

    Explore the basic elements of vector graphics and find out how to use the powerful drawing tools in Illustrator CC.

    8h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Mobile Apps First Look

    Tour the seven new Adobe mobile apps now included with Creative Cloud.

    49m 27s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CC Essential Training (2013)

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

    9h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Icons with Illustrator

    Learn how to design icons for use on the web, in print, and on different operating systems, with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 7m
    Beginner
     
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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 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

    A personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design in Photoshop CC, in an update to the flagship series.

    7h 45m
    Beginner
     
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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 14m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Adapting a Print Layout for Digital Publishing

    Learn how to convert documents and files originally intended for print into optimized digital formats such as EPUB, interactive PDF, HTML, or a Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) file.

    2h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Kuler Essential Training

    Kuler Essential Training with Justin Seeley

    Create and share rich, engaging color palettes with Kuler.

    55m 53s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting Fundamentals

    Learn all about digital painting: mixing paint, working with layers and brushes, using color creatively, sketching, and painting with photographs.

    1h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating with Adobe's Line and Sketch Apps

    Learn how to draw on your tablet with Adobe's Line and Sketch apps and the new Ink pen and Slide digital ruler.

    1h 16m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Layout and Composition with InDesign

    Learn to create more compelling layouts with Adobe InDesign using contrast, repetition, hierarchy, and scale.

    1h 27m
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  • view course page for InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals

    InDesign CC: EPUB Fundamentals with Anne-Marie Concepción

    Take any InDesign file and turn it into an EPUB that can be read on multiple devices, like the Kindle, Kobo, iPad, and Nook.

    5h 0m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating Ebooks for the Kindle

    Take an existing ebook from Word, Pages, InDesign, or even a plain text editor, and convert it to a Kindle format.

    2h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Muse

    Learn how to build rich, HTML-based websites with Adobe Muse, the web design tool.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: 3D

    Introducing Photoshop: 3D with Deke McClelland

    Learn the basics of Photoshop's 3D capabilities with Deke. Discover how to build simple 3D objects, add materials and lighting to your scene, and even create 3D type.

    4h 33m
    Beginner
     
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