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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.

    16h 13m
    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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  • 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 Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Haunted House

    Learn how to create a spooky haunted house in Photoshop CC.

    44m 44s
    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.

    68h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Offworld Mining

    Learn how to use Photoshop to build 3D planets and spaceships and composite them into a dreamscape featuring a mysterious off-world mining colony.

    1h 24m
    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.

    4h 53m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Magic Orb

    Learn to use Photoshop to composite and blend images from many different sources into a dreamscape featuring a magic orb and an island guardian.

    58m 19s
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for 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.

    13h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sacred Cavern

    Turn boring beach photos into a dreamscape featuring a sacred cavern, using the transformative tools in Photoshop and these techniques from Photoshop master Bert Monroy.

    39m 20s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Hand-Drawn Type Portrait

    Watch a professional artist at work, Von Glitschka, as he creates a type-based portrait, or "type face," of director Alfred Hitchcock.

    1h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Retina Graphics with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Learn to create beautiful, HiDPI (aka retina) graphics for a variety of screen sizes, using the tools in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    1h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Wireframing

    Learn everything you need to know about creating, using, and saving wireframes in Illustrator.

    2h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Native American Tribal Illustration

    Von Glitschka develops an illustration based on iconic Native American imagery, drawing a rough sketch and transforming it into crisp vector artwork with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the new features added to InDesign CC. New chapters released for every major update!

    55m 39s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing Templates with Illustrator

    Discover how Illustrator templates can boost your productivity and keep your design elements consistent.

    19m 11s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC for Web Design: Core Concepts

    Find out how Illustrator fits into a modern web design workflow. Author Justin Seeley covers core concepts such as setting up a web workspace and building responsive templates in Illustrator.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals

    Find out how to create a variety of interactive documents in InDesign CC, including PDFs, ebooks, magazines, forms, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Design the Web: Layer Comps

    Design the Web: Layer Comps with Chris Converse

    Discover how to use Photoshop layer comps to storyboard your interaction designs.

    26m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Tribal Illustration

    Learn how to create tribal-style vector illustrations with Adobe Illustrator.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Long Documents with InDesign CC

    See how to plan, create, and output book-length documents using InDesign CC features and third-party plugins.

    4h 23m
    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.

    9h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Interactive Techniques

    A wide array of cutting-edge techniques to make your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite documents more interactive and engaging.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Preflight and Printing

    Learn everything you need to know about preflighting and printing your InDesign documents.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Vehicles

    Learn how to create hyperrealistic cars, boats, and bicycles, like the ones featured in Bert Monroy's painting Amsterdam Mist, with Photoshop CC.

    3h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Illustrator: Working with AutoCAD Files

    Discover how designers and engineers can share files between Illustrator and CAD programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Punk Album Art

    Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    30m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Natural Elements

    Watch digital painter Bert Monroy paint the natural elements—the trees, water, and fog—in his painting Amsterdam Mist, using the tools in Photoshop CC.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Swiss-Style Poster

    Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.

    24m 55s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Small-Business Website with Adobe Muse

    Create a compelling website for any small business, using Adobe Muse CC.

    1h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Bauhaus Book Cover

    Create a book cover design inspired by Bauhaus, with Adobe Illustrator.

    33m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the new features added to Illustrator CC. New chapters released for every major update!

    46m 47s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the new features added to Photoshop CC. New chapters released for every major update!

    2h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Creating PDF Forms with InDesign

    Learn how to create interactive PDF forms with Adobe InDesign.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

    Build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in Photoshop CC.

    10h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mystical Passage

    Learn how to illustrate a mystical passage inspired by myth, with Photoshop and a collection of ordinary images.

    33m 41s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sci-Fi Tower

    Bring a science-fiction scene inspired by Star Wars to life with a few simple images and the tools in Photoshop.

    59m 34s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Castle on the Mountain

    Join Bert Monroy as he creates a brand-new work of art—a castle on a desert cliff—using just a few ordinary images and the tools in Photoshop.

    45m 52s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Arch to Somewhere Else

    Create a portal to a realm of the imagination with a 3D arch, a collection of ordinary images, and the tools in Photoshop.

    37m 38s
    Intermediate
     
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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 Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mushroom House

    Learn how to create a cozy mushroom house that looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale, with Photoshop and a collection of ordinary images.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating 3D Type in Photoshop

    Create 3D type in Photoshop, and learn about topics like extruding, inflating, beveling, and texturing type.

    48m 25s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Structures

    Follow along with the development of Amsterdam Mist, artist Bert Monroy's latest digital painting, and learn Photoshop and Illustrator techniques you can apply to your own artwork.

    5h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express

    Artist Uli Staiger shows how to create complex scenes from just a simple sketch and some source images.

    1h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a One-Page Scrollable Website with Muse

    Make a dynamic one-page website with some amazing scroll effects in Adobe Muse.

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Animating a Mind-Bending Illusion

    Learn what it takes to design your own mind-bending illusion with Illustrator and Photoshop.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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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
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