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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

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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.

    3h 52m
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  • view course page for Creating Icons with Photoshop

    Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom icon set that displays beautifully on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.

    2h 1m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Adobe Generator for Graphics

    Save time creating web and interactive graphics with Photoshop and Adobe Generator.

    29m 36s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Smart Objects

    Learn to speed up your design and production time in this Photoshop tutorial with the use of Smart Objects.

    33m 0s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Photo Compositing

    Learn how to create new visual narratives with the power of photo compositing.

    1h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

    A personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design in Photoshop CC, in an update to the flagship series.

    7h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting Fundamentals

    Learn all about digital painting: mixing paint, working with layers and brushes, using color creatively, sketching, and painting with photographs.

    1h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

    5h 58m
    Beginner
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Photoshop: 3D

    Introducing Photoshop: 3D with Deke McClelland

    Learn the basics of Photoshop's 3D capabilities with Deke. Discover how to build simple 3D objects, add materials and lighting to your scene, and even create 3D type.

    4h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Graphic Design for Business Professionals

    Learn basic graphic design principles anyone can use to make business documents more visually appealing.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Graphics and CSS Pseudo-Elements

    Learn to combine graphics and pseudo-elements to add more design and layout possibilities without adding more HTML to your web pages.

    18m 16s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Working with PNG-8

    Create compressed PNG-8 images that display quickly and beautifully on a variety of websites, especially those targeting mobile devices.

    20m 27s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya

    Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.

    3h 22m
    Beginner
     
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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
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Getting CSS from Photoshop

    Speed up your CSS workflow. Extract CSS from an existing design comp automatically using Photoshop's Copy CSS feature.

    24m 8s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Automating Web Graphics

    Learn to composite hundreds of unique, data-driven graphics in Photoshop automatically, using variables and a simple text file.

    30m 49s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Fashion Design: Rendering Techniques

    Learn to use Photoshop brushes, patterns, and special effects to create professional-looking fashion croquis and costume illustrations.

    4h 52m
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

    Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.

    3h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

    Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.

    1h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Slice Tool

    Design the Web: Slice Tool with Chris Converse

    Learn to create multiple, optimized web graphics from a single Photoshop or Illustrator file with the powerful and versatile Slice tool.

    26m 45s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Multiple Graphic Sizes

    Leverage Smart Objects, clipping masks, and slices, in Photoshop and make graphics that will look razor sharp on any screen size.

    16m 37s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

    Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.

    2h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

    Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.

    1h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Sprite Sheets

    Learn techniques in this Photoshop tutorial to make sprite sheet creation fast and versatile.

    20m 49s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy

    Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy, a digital art pioneer, walks through basic artistic concepts that are critical for creating great art and designs in this Photoshop tutorial.

    42m 14s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Simulating Web Text

    Simulate the look of anti-aliased fonts in your next website mockup with this Photoshop tutorial.

    12m 25s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Video Graphics and Animation

    Learn to edit video and add custom graphics and animations to your projects in Photoshop CS6 with this Photoshop tutorial.

    24m 44s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: Clipping Masks

    Shows you how to use clipping masks to create interesting design effects in Photoshop, while leaving the original images unharmed and ready for further edits.

    17m 29s
    Beginner
     
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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
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  • view course page for Print Production Fundamentals

    Introduces the printing process, from choosing the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts and correctly laying out the project in Illustrator and InDesign to getting the final product from the printing press floor.

    4h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photoshop CS6

    Teaches you the basics of Photoshop, including the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, and outputting images.

    3h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Covers the image editing process from the very beginning and progresses through the concepts and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know.

    6h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 3D in Photoshop CS5 Extended

    Use some source images, a downloaded 3D object, and Photoshop's tools to create a striking composition.

    1h 19m
    Beginner
     
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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
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Explores such indispensable Photoshop features as resolution, cropping, color correction, retouching, and layers.

    17h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

    Shows how to produce the highest quality images with fantastic detail in the shortest amount of time, using a combination of Photoshop CS5, Adobe Bridge, and Camera Raw.

    11h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Deke examines the essential capabilities of the application, from correcting color to retouching portraits.

    14h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 Getting Started

    Photoshop CS4 Getting Started with Deke McClelland

    Deke McClelland introduces the new features in CS4 while emphasizing core concepts.

    2h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

    Deke McClelland explores such topics as navigation, color correction, resolution, and retouching in Photoshop CS3.

    8h 42m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2

    For professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to get professional results with Photoshop CS2.

    14h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS2 Essential Training

    Covers image adjustment and manipulation, tonal and color correction, brush settings, cloning, healing, and other advanced tools.

    10h 57m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS

    Increases digital imaging skills and creativity for professional photographers, imaging professionals, and enthusiasts.

    13h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS Essential Training

    Learn the basics of Photoshop CS.

    10h 13m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Photoshop 7

    Learning Photoshop 7 with Bruce Heavin

    Explores the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop 7, including layers, the healing and clone stamp tools, and filters.

    18h 48m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Photoshop 6

    Learning Photoshop 6 with Bruce Heavin

    Teaches essential and basic features of the Photoshop 6 imaging tools.

    7h 53m
    Beginner
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