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  • view course page for Perspective Drawing with Illustrator

    Add a sense of depth and space with Illustrator's powerful perspective tools. Learn how to draw in perspective, and add, position, and scale objects so that they blend within your scene.

    26m 6s
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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
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  • view course page for Creating and Using Textures for Design

    Learn how to collect and enhance real-world textures and integrate them into your digital designs.

    4h 8m
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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
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  • view course page for Evan Cheng, Character Designer

    Evan Cheng, character designer for Sesame Workshop, explains how a daily drawing practice and an alter ego helped him evolve his artwork and his career.

    9m 10s
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  • view course page for F2 Design: Letterpress Printing and Poster Design

    Watch Dirk Fowler, founder of F2 Design, design and print one of his evocative music posters, and explain the importance of making something by hand every day.

    10m 45s
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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.

    8h 13m
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  • view course page for Adobe Mobile Apps First Look

    Tour the seven new Adobe mobile apps now included with Creative Cloud.

    49m 27s
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  • view course page for Creating Icons with Illustrator

    Learn how to design icons for use on the web, in print, and on different operating systems, with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 7m
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  • view course page for Drawing One-Point Perspective

    Learn to draw in one-point perspective with SketchBook Pro 7.

    1h 12m
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  • view course page for SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training

    Walk through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—and get started drawing quickly.

    2h 36m
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  • view course page for 21-Day Drawing Challenge

    21-Day Drawing Challenge with Von Glitschka

    Take 21-day journey to improve your drawing skills and incorporate drawing into your life as a daily practice.

    1h 56m
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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
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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 Introducing Illustrator

    Introducing Illustrator with Deke McClelland

    Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.

    3h 55m
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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 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 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 GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
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  • view course page for Creativity and Learning: A Conversation with Lynda Barry

    An inspiring conversation about creativity and learning with cartoonist Lynda Barry.

    1h 1m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer

    Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.

    18m 5s
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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 Insights on Illustrative Design

    Designer Von Glitschka answers a series of questions on living a creatively curious life and leveraging moments of inspiration.

    31m 5s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Beeple, Everyday Artist

    Follow Beeple, a motion graphics artist, whose Everyday Project drives him to learn new software, adopt fresh techniques, and create art for himself and others.

    43m 45s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-Ng, Interactive Book Designer

    Join Stacey Williams-Ng, an interactive book designer, at her home studio in Milwaukee where she's animating her latest book, A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys, destined for the iPad.

    28m 31s
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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
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Ed Emberley, Children's Book Illustrator

    A generation of children have learned to draw using Ed's drawing books and we watch as a new generation puts crayon to paper. At 80 years young, Ed is pushing ahead and we meet with his team as he works on his newest iPad app—with graphic artists that, as

    51m 45s
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustrator

    Inside the home studio of Photoshop expert and hyperrealistic digital illustrator Bert Monroy.

    53m 7s
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer

    Follow graphic designer, Stefan G. Bucher, from his first illustrations, through Art Center College, Portland agency Wieden+Kennedy, Madonna's Maverick Records, and finally his own company, 344 Design.

    2h 15m
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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
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Ron Crabb, Digital Illustrator

    Get an inspiring look at the career, work, and lifestyle of Ron Crabb.

    1h 26m
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: tokidoki, Character Illustrator

    Explores Simone Legno's techniques and methods for creating his wildly popular tokidoki characters using Illustrator.

    1h 1m
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