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  • view course page for Accelerated Design with Comp CC and InDesign

    Transition your designs from tablet to desktop in one easy step. Learn how to develop ideas in Comp CC and then bring them into Adobe CC desktop apps for further refinement.

    1h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Pixel Playground

    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.

    19h 55m
    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.

    19h 38m
    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.

    83h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML

    Speed up your workflow when designing data-heavy documents (directories, catalogs, etc.) with InDesign and XML.

    2h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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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 29m
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects

    Describes various approaches to illustrating concepts with type, translating them into digital techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    5h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Get an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to install and update apps such as Photoshop and InDesign, use cloud storage, and take CC on the go.

    57m 41s
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects

    Create editable, nondestructive effects such as shadows, glows, bevel and emboss, and much more with layer effects in Photoshop.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks for the Kindle

    Create a fixed-layout ebook that's beautiful, well crafted, and enjoyable to read on a Kindle. Learn how to use InDesign to adapt a print design or create a Kindle ebook from scratch.

    2h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Image Optimization

    Learn how to use Illustrator CC to optimize images, including JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, and high-resolution images for Apple's HiDPI Retina displays, and enhance the performance of your websites.

    55m 15s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign: Fixed-Layout EPUB Interactive Techniques & Publish Online

    Enhance fixed-layout EPUB and Publish Online documents with interactive features such as buttons, slideshows, quizzes, and video using InDesign CC.

    1h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Stay up to date with all the new features in InDesign CC 2015. Check back for new videos every time Adobe releases an update.

    35m 36s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get up to speed with the latest features in Illustrator CC 2015. Check back for new videos every time Adobe releases an update.

    47m 29s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics

    Drawing Vector Graphics with Von Glitschka

    Join professional illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he shares his experience on how to research, sketch, build, and present vector graphics.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get the most out of the new features and enhancements in Photoshop CC 2015.

    3h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Working with Shapes

    Watch this course to learn the ins and outs of creating professional designs and artwork using crisp, scalable vector shapes in Photoshop.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a 3D Logo in Photoshop

    Create your own 3D printed logo for signage or swag with the built-in features in Photoshop CC.

    21m 23s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3D Print Small Objects with Photoshop

    Learn how to reproduce missing keys, buttons, and common household hardware for 3D printing with Photoshop.

    22m 46s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Printable 3D Art in Photoshop

    Learn how to create simple 3D art designs for 3D printing with Photoshop CC.

    39m 44s
    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.

    7h 1m
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  • view course page for Designing Templates with InDesign

    Designing Templates with InDesign with Anne-Marie Concepción

    Find out how to use InDesign to create smart templates that will save time and keep your designs consistent.

    3h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC Power Shortcuts

    35+ great shortcuts for artists who love Illustrator.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Smoothly integrate Illustrator and Photoshop artwork into InDesign, and vice versa, with these tips for sharing artwork without losing formatting, sharpness, or quality.

    2h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC Power Shortcuts

    35+ great shortcuts for photographers and designers who love Photoshop.

    1h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Brand Identity Assets

    Learn about the design and delivery process for a brand identity project.

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for CSS for EPUB

    CSS for EPUB with Tony Harmer

    CSS is the best and most flexible way to visually present ebooks. Learn how to style your EPUBs—including text, graphics, and background elements—exactly as you want with CSS.

    3h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Tables in Depth

    Learn efficient and inventive ways to use and format tables in InDesign.

    3h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Eight Things Everyone Should Know about Photoshop

    Learn about the eight things that make Photoshop Photoshop: layers and channels, sharpening, selections and masks, the retouching tools, blend modes, color modes, Smart Objects, and layer masks.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat DC

    Make your content readable to everyone! Learn how to create valid, accessible PDFs that can be read by screen readers and users of other assistive technology, using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, and Acrobat DC.

    5h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Poster with Custom Brushes in Illustrator

    Practice creating and applying custom brushes in Illustrator while designing a full-size, Sherlock Holmes–inspired poster.

    36m 16s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing an Illustrated Book

    Learn how to design an illustrated book, like a cookbook, children's book, or art book, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    2h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Building Transparency in Photoshop

    Learn a new trick to give designs and illustrations more depth and volume … transparency!

    20m 17s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Aesthetics

    Learn how to design more aesthetically pleasing sites with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Isometric Illustration

    Learn how to create detailed isometric views of buildings, vehicles, and even people, with Adobe Illustrator.

    4h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Preflight and Print Production with Acrobat

    Learn to use the tools in Acrobat Pro DC to find and fix common problems in PDFs—before you go to print.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Developing Multistate Objects in InDesign

    Learn to use multistate objects to add interactivity to fixed-layout EPUBs and other digital publications.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training

    Create rich interactive publications for iOS, Android, and Windows 8.1 mobile devices using InDesign and DPS.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Photoshop for Designers: Filters

    Teaches designers how to maximize the potential of filters with use of Smart Objects, blending modes, and filter masks.

    6h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Commercial Illustrations

    Master illustrator Bert Monroy walks though the process of creating realistic commercial illustrations with Photoshop.

    3h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Creating HTML Layouts with InDesign

    Extract content and layouts from InDesign and transform them into HTML, which can be used to create ebooks, web and mobile apps, and more.

    2h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating and Adapting a Logo

    Creating and Adapting a Logo with Deke McClelland

    Learn how to create an eye-catching logo and adapt it to fit a variety of device-independent applications, from business cards to banner ads, using Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Gradient Meshes with Illustrator

    Learn how to create custom gradient meshes with these Illustrator tutorials.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

    Bert Monroy transforms a set of ordinary photographs into an extraordinary work of art featuring a labyrinth-like maze.

    55m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Data Visualization

    Learn how to build a data visualization in Illustrator, using scripting for speed, accuracy, and repeatability.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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