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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

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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Deco Postcard

    Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    40m 39s
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Digital Magazine

    Learn what it takes to design a digital magazine and make vibrant, engaging publications for today's digital subscribers.

    2h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing with Grids in InDesign

    Learn how to use grids to create better looking InDesign layouts.

    2h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Calendar

    Designing a Calendar with Nigel French

    Learn how to design three different types of calendars, and create a calendar that's both functional and inspirational.

    2h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Book

    Designing a Book with Nigel French

    Explore the components of an elegant and readable book design, and the setup and strategy for designing a book in Adobe InDesign.

    4h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing an Invitation

    Designing an Invitation with Nigel French

    Learn to create an eye-catching and welcoming invitation using the Adobe Creative Suite.

    1h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Cover

    Examine all the components of a magazine cover—the page that brands and sells a magazine to readers.

    2h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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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.

    8h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Restaurant Menu

    Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

    2h 46m
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  • view course page for Designing a CD Cover

    Designing a CD Cover with Nigel French

    Shows how to design a CD package using a combination of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.

    3h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Book Cover

    Designing a Book Cover with Nigel French

    A step-by-step approach to creating professional book covers using Adobe Creative Suite applications.

    2h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS4: Typography

    InDesign CS4: Typography with Nigel French

    Uses real-world examples to explain the purpose of the typographical features in InDesign CS4, and describes the conventions for how to use them.

    7h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Newsletter

    Designing a Newsletter with Nigel French

    How to build an eye-catching newsletter with an efficient workflow integrating text and images using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Layout

    Effective design and production techniques utilizing the best features of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Brochure

    Designing a Brochure with Nigel French

    Explores the creative process, giving designers options for producing brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.

    3h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Poster

    Designing a Poster with Nigel French

    Explores the creative process through a variety of approaches, generating over a dozen poster designs.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Business Card

    Designing a Business Card with Nigel French

    Learn to make a business card professional and functional.

    36m 7s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo

    Designing a Logo with Nigel French

    Discusses the principles and techniques of what makes a logo work, type-only designs, type treatments, and logo symbols.

    2h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS3 Long Documents

    Focuses on workflow automation and how to complement these workflows with other applications.

    5h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS3 Professional Typography

    Explores how to begin a successful InDesign layout with the smart use of typography.

    6h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS2 Professional Typography

    Covers the basics of character and paragraph formatting, paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids.

    6h 56m
    Intermediate
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