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  • view course page for Type Project: Art Deco Postcard

    Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    40m 39s
    Intermediate
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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.

    9h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express

    Artist Uli Staiger shows how to create complex scenes from just a simple sketch and some source images.

    1h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Linear Line Illustration

    Learn how to create linear line illustrations using Illustrator.

    2h 3m
    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 Illustrator CC Essential Training

    Explore the basic elements of vector graphics and find out how to use the powerful drawing tools in Illustrator CC.

    7h 57m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the new features added to Illustrator CC. New chapters released for every major update!

    28m 54s
    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 58m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 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 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 Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC

    Draw better, faster, and easier with the new tools in Illustrator CC.

    1h 52m
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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 Type Project: Dada Poster

    Type Project: Dada Poster with Nigel French

    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 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 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 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 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 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    Foundations of Logo Design with Von Glitschka

    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
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Mastery

    Become more efficient, exact, and creative with the advanced tools like pattern brushes, Gradient Mesh, and opacity masks in Illustrator.

    6h 38m
    Advanced
     
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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 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 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

    Drawing Vector Graphics with Von Glitschka

    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: Advanced

    The third course in Deke McClelland's Illustrator CS6 One-on-One series, which takes a project-based learning approach to the key features in Adobe Illustrator, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects.

    11h 2m
    Advanced
     
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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 Up and Running with Illustrator CS6

    Tour the interface, learn the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections.

    2h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Digital Illustration with Photoshop CS5

    Covers the entire process of creating a digital drawing, from setting up a document and custom brushes to developing and fine-tuning the image itself.

    2h 0m
    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 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 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator

    11 simple tutorials that will get you comfortable with the interface and start you working with lines, paths, shapes, text, layers, and more.

    3h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Animated Character Design with Illustrator

    Teaches you how to use Illustrator's tools and features to prepare 2D files for animation in Adobe After Effects.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS5 New Features Overview

    Get quickly up to speed on the new and enhanced features of Illustrator CS5.

    1h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Volume 2

    Learn to make rusty text, a glazed donut, fireworks, an antique photo, and a speeding bullet.

    2h 51m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Photorealism with Bert Monroy: Volume 1

    Artist Bert Monroy demonstrates his techniques for creating lighting, fire, smoke, grass, and reflections.

    5h 44m
    Intermediate
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