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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 with Justin Seeley

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

    3h 20m
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC Essential Training

    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 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 Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

    5h 58m
    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.

    2h 58m
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  • view course page for Graphic Design for Business Professionals

    Learn basic graphic design principles anyone can use to make business documents more visually appealing.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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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 Design the Web: From Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas

    Convert your vector artwork into dynamic HTML5 Canvas artwork with a free plugin for Adobe Illustrator.

    21m 35s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Illustrator

    Introducing Illustrator with Deke McClelland

    Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.

    3h 55m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    Foundations of Logo Design with Von Glitschka

    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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 New Features Overview

    Discover the new and enhanced features in Adobe Illustrator CS6.

    47m 12s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator for Web Design

    Illustrator for Web Design with Justin Seeley

    Create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups with the strong layout and color management tools in Adobe Illustrator.

    5h 27m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Fundamentals

    Introduces the printing process, from choosing the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts and correctly laying out the project in Illustrator and InDesign to getting the final product from the printing press floor.

    4h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    The first in a four-part series by industry-pro Deke McClelland on creating elegant, optimized graphics with the tools in Illustrator CS6.

    9h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Illustrator CS6

    Tour the interface, learn the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections.

    2h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

    Teaches core Illustrator concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow—for print, the web, or just building assets that will find their way into other applications.

    8h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Illustrator

    Shows how to create professional-quality illustrations for print and electronic output, in the shortest time possible.

    2h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator

    11 simple tutorials that will get you comfortable with the interface and start you working with lines, paths, shapes, text, layers, and more.

    3h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    An exploration of Adobe’s vector graphics program.

    23h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

    Explains core concepts and techniques for any design workflow in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

    10h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Deke McClelland shows users how to get into the Illustrator mindset and overcome its learning curve.

    16h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

    Explains the elements that make up vector graphics, like paths, strokes, and fills, and shows how to use Illustrator's drawing tools.

    8h 25m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 Getting Started

    Provides a concise but thorough examination of core Illustrator concepts.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

    Teaches the key features of Illustrator CS3 in a way that anyone can understand, and reveals the Illustrator mindset.

    9h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS3 Essential Training

    All the basics of Illustrator for new and experienced users, including the interface, drawing tools, editing, filters, and Live Effects.

    13h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS2 Essential Training

    Master Illustrator CS2, from the basics of drawing to advanced workflow and special effects.

    17h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS Essential Training

    Covers basic drawing, coloring, editing, transparency, blending, type, and special effects, including 3D.

    14h 30m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Illustrator 9

    Learning Illustrator 9 with Bruce Heavin

    How to use the Illustrator tool set to do specific drawing tasks and achieve control over imagery for production work.

    6h 53m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Illustrator 10

    Learning Illustrator 10 with Bruce Heavin

    Bruce Heavin shows how to work with Illustrator 10's drawing tools, paths, vectors, styles, appearances, and transformations.

    22h 30m
    Beginner
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