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Foundations of Layout and Composition

Learn the foundations: Layout and composition

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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 Package Design with Illustrator

    Package Design with Illustrator with William Everhart

    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 Designing an Invitation

    Designing an Invitation with Nigel French

    Learn to create an eye-catching and welcoming invitation using the Adobe Creative Suite.

    1h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Developing Brand Identity Collateral

    Shows how to design collateral like business cards, letterhead, and envelopes that build brand awareness, catch the reader's attention, and extend your presence in the offline world.

    58m 21s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisans

    Follow the founders of Title Case, a business and workshop dedicated to the love of the letterform, as they put pencil to paper and ink to brush in pursuit of the letter that's uniquely their own.

    28m 31s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Restaurant Menu

    Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

    2h 46m
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  • view course page for Designing a CD Cover

    Designing a CD Cover with Nigel French

    Shows how to design a CD package using a combination of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.

    3h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Book Cover

    Designing a Book Cover with Nigel French

    A step-by-step approach to creating professional book covers using Adobe Creative Suite applications.

    2h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for On Getting Published

    On Getting Published with Lynda Weinman

    lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman asks business coach and professional mentor Peleg Top to join her in the studio to share this method of raising a designer’s visibility by contributing to elegantly presented publications.

    19m 19s
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  • view course page for Designing a Newsletter

    Designing a Newsletter with Nigel French

    How to build an eye-catching newsletter with an efficient workflow integrating text and images using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Layout

    Effective design and production techniques utilizing the best features of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Brochure

    Designing a Brochure with Nigel French

    Explores the creative process, giving designers options for producing brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.

    3h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Poster

    Designing a Poster with Nigel French

    Explores the creative process through a variety of approaches, generating over a dozen poster designs.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Business Card

    Designing a Business Card with Nigel French

    Learn to make a business card professional and functional.

    36m 7s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Logo

    Designing a Logo with Nigel French

    Discusses the principles and techniques of what makes a logo work, type-only designs, type treatments, and logo symbols.

    2h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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