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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 Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques Deke McClelland

    A collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects from computer graphics guru Deke McClelland.

    50h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Grunge Poster

    Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.

    23m 48s
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips Justin Seeley

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

    1h 53m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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.

    5h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Constructivist Poster

    Create a poster design that invokes the style, spirit, and typography of the Constructivist movement.

    32m 30s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing an Infographic

    Learn how to build an infographic that makes complex information easy to understand and visually compelling.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Technical Illustration: Creating a Cutaway

    Create a cutaway of a guitar that is elegant and accurate, exposing both the inner workings of the instrument and its polished veneer.

    1h 41m
    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.

    2h 30m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Package Design with Illustrator

    Learn how to use Illustrator to design clever, eye-catching packaging that holds up to the rigors of handling and satisfies your client's needs.

    4h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Dada Poster

    Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    25m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Nouveau Poster

    Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.

    53m 47s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Victorian Ad

    Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: From Sketch to Finished Vector Illustration

    Watch Von take a simple, scanned sketch and turn it into colorful, vector-based artwork with Adobe Illustrator.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator

    Learn to create custom gradient dot patterns with Illustrator in this new series from Deke McClelland.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator Creative Cloud Updates

    An exploration of the improvements to Illustrator CC.

    1h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Illustrator

    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 Drawing Vector Graphics: Color and Detail

    Add dimension, texture, and color to your designs with Adobe Illustrator, and make your illustrations more rich and unique.

    5h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Calendar

    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 Print Production Essentials: Packaging

    Learn about the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.

    1h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Symbols in Illustrator

    Learn how to save time and reduce your file size with Illustrator symbols, and find new creative uses for symbols in your artwork.

    2h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes

    Discover how to paint and draw with Illustrator's powerful object-creation brushes, and warp, bend, repeat, stretch, scatter and distribute objects along a path.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Intermediate

    Learn how to take advantage of the next level of dynamic features in Adobe Illustrator CC.

    11h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Map with Illustrator

    Build a custom map for print or the web in Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

    Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    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 Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator

    Learn to toggle between Illustrator and Photoshop and take advantage of the strongest features in each program.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

    Open a wide range of practical and creative options by learning how to add spot colors and varnishes to your print designs.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes

    Explore the power of Illustrator brushes to quickly and easily add detail to your fashion illustrations.

    2h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

    Learn techniques to quickly and accurately draw detailed technical flats for the fashion industry using Adobe Illustrator.

    4h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo for a Media Company

    Learn how to approach the challenges presented when creating a logo for a media company.

    53m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Tracing Artwork with Illustrator

    Discover how to trace artwork in Adobe Illustrator and convert raster graphics into vector form.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Infographics with Illustrator

    Learn the basics of what goes into creating an infographic.

    4h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes

    Discover the natural media brushes and effects in Illustrator for drawing, painting, and adding expressive strokes.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics

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

    2h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate

    Discover how to take advantage of the next level of dynamic features in Illustrator CS6, such as patterns, complex gradients, and the Pathfinder operations, in the second installment of Deke McClelland's Illustrator CS6 One-on-One series.

    11h 8m
    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 Illustrator CS6 New Features

    A tour of the interface changes and the new tools introduced in Illustrator CS6, including Pattern Options for creating repeatable patterns and advanced tracing options.

    56m 58s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator for Web Design

    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 Illustrator Insider Training: Type and Text

    Create type in Illustrator that’s both beautiful and communicative, whether it’s destined for logos, brochures, signs, infographics, or simple documents.

    4h 55m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Infographics: Area Bubbles

    Shows how to create an area bubble infographic, or graphic representation of data.

    24m 0s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Infographics: Visualizing Relationships

    Shows how to depict complex relationships in an easy-to-understand infographic, or graphic representation of data.

    50m 42s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Infographics: Planning and Wireframing

    Covers the first steps in creating infographics, graphic representations of data—organizing sample data and preparing a wireframe.

    40m 56s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

    How to draw vector artwork in Illustrator without having to think about technical concepts.

    4h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artwork

    An expert approach to color choice and control in Illustrator, guiding designers and artists through the three stages of applying color to artwork: creation, inspiration, and editing.

    5h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Illustrator Insider Training: Seeing Through Transparency

    Shows experienced Illustrator users how to create transparency effects and ensure reliable printing results.

    2h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The People

    Bert Monroy shows how he created the hyperrealistic portrayals of the dozens of people inhabiting his painting, many of which he drew from real-life friends and family.

    3h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Techniques

    Shows the steps Bert Monroy took in Photoshop and Illustrator to create the lifelike detail in his incredible portrait of Times Square.

    4h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

    Digital painter Bert Monroy demonstrates how he uses the brushes, filters, and textures in Photoshop to create his photorealistic portrait of Times Square.

    5h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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