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Let typography bring power and impact to your designs

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Use color for effective designs that tell a story

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  • view course page for Recolorizing a Photograph with Photoshop

    Learn a great technique for sharpening your colorization skills: recoloring a desaturated, black-and-white photo to match the original.

    32m 10s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop

    Learn how to bring new life to old photographs by adding color to black-and-white images.

    2h 12m
    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 Photoshop for Photographers: Color Emphasis

    Make your photos pop with the selective use of color and Adobe Photoshop.

    2h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Developing a Mood Board

    Developing a Mood Board with Nigel French

    Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.

    18m 43s
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  • view course page for James White's Character Illustrations: Start to Finish

    James White, the one-man powerhouse behind Signalnoise design studio, gives us a peek at one of his projects: illustrating the wrestlers of the WWE in its heyday in the eighties and early nineties.

    31m 29s
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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 The Creative Spark: James White, Visual Artist and Designer

    Designer James White describes the evolution of his neo-pop style, why he decided to break out on his own, and how he dealt with the setbacks and found new opportunities for his studio, Signalnoise, along the way.

    24m 31s
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  • view course page for Foundations of Typography: Color, Contrast, and Scale

    Learn to enhance the clarity and impact of your type—and your message—with effective use of color, contrast, and scale.

    45m 29s
    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 Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

    Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.

    1h 7m
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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 Developing a Style Guide

    Developing a Style Guide with Nigel French

    Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.

    23m 25s
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Color

    Focuses on the different tools and features in Photoshop designed for choosing, applying, and editing color.

    5h 18m
    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.

    4h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4: Color Correction

    Teaches how to quickly evaluate the color correction or adjustment needs of an image.

    6h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 Color Correction

    All about color correction in Photoshop, from customizing settings to using histograms and keyboard shortcuts.

    7h 13m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Working with Color

    Working with Color with Bruce Heavin

    Explores color principles, including value, hue and color relationships, digital color mixing, shifting, saturation, tinting, shading, toning, and swatch creation.

    4h 53m
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