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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.

    60h 20m
    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 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 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 Designs dekeConstructed: Retro-Style Superhero

    Learn to create a silver-age superhero.

    4h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Your Own Online Avatar

    Learn to create a cartoon online avatar of yourself with Illustrator.

    3h 37m
    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 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 Photoshop: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates

    Introduces the latest and greatest features in the ever-evolving Photoshop CC.

    4h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Introducing Photoshop: Design

    Introducing Photoshop: Design with Deke McClelland

    Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks—combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.

    4h 35m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features

    Photoshop CS6 New Features with Deke McClelland

    Deke McClelland offers a comprehensive sneak peek at the new features in Photoshop CS6.

    3h 20m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate

    Industry pro Deke McClelland teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in the premiere image-editing program from Adobe, Photoshop CS6.

    9h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Hair

    Shows how to select hair—down to the individual strands—and composite portraits against new backgrounds.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Advanced Blending

    Explores blending options in Photoshop and shows how to use them to create sophisticated effects and seamless compositions.

    4h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

    Shows how to make selections, refine the selections with masks, and then combine them in new ways.

    11h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects

    Shows how to design a variety of vibrant 3D type effects in Photoshop Extended.

    5h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photoshop for Design

    Shows how to create eye-catching designs and graphic art in Photoshop, in the shortest time possible.

    3h 36m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Up and Running with InDesign

    Up and Running with InDesign with Deke McClelland

    Shows how to design polished multi-page documents for print and electronic output, in the shortest time possible.

    2h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Companion Apps First Look

    Previews three new iPad apps that interface directly with Photoshop CS5.

    25m 7s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

    Take advantage of the wide array of dynamic features in Illustrator CS5.

    14h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

    Dives into the advanced workings of Photoshop CS5.

    26h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 Top 5

    Photoshop CS5 Top 5 with Deke McClelland

    Covers five of the most important new features in Photoshop CS5.

    1h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Top 40

    Photoshop Top 40 with Deke McClelland

    Counts down 40 top tools, commands, and concepts that allow users to get the most out of Photoshop.

    7h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Smart Objects

    Photoshop Smart Objects with Deke McClelland

    Walks through the four primary purposes of Smart Objects, and focuses on one of their most practical advantages, non-destructive transformations.

    8h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4: Sharpening Images New Features

    Teaches the new features for sharpening in CS4, focusing on the OpenGL support.

    58m 40s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

    Explores some of Illustrator's most powerful and least understood features, including how to create complex ones with the Pathfinder palette and align paths to create schematic illustrations.

    12h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

    The second part of the popular and comprehensive series delving into Photoshop CS4.

    20h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 New Features

    Photoshop CS4 New Features with Deke McClelland

    Deke McClelland covers the latest developments in Adobe's powerhouse image editor, Photoshop CS4.

    1h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

    Demonstrates why InDesign's style sheets are far more powerful than anything found in any other page layout program.

    5h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials

    Breaks down complex techniques for using alpha channels to maximize results in Photoshop.

    12h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

    Deke McClelland explores some of Illustrator's most powerful and least known features.

    10h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

    Photoshop guru Deke McClelland teaches such tools as masking, filters, layers, blend modes, Liquify, and Vanishing Point.

    10h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 New Features

    Photoshop CS3 New Features with Deke McClelland

    Essential Photoshop CS3 skills, such as making selections, retouching, managing layers, and applying layer effects.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS2 Channels & Masks

    A comprehensive lesson in alpha channels, which inform almost every aspect of Photoshop.

    21h 53m
    Intermediate
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