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  • view course page for Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator

    Learn the art of comic book lettering—designing word balloons, dialogue, sound effects, and more—with Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 48m
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  • view course page for Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters

    Learn how to draw comic book characters—villains and superheroes alike—in these simple drawing tutorials from Ben Bishop.

    2h 1m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with the Concepts App

    Meet Concepts, the iPad app for sketching and design. Learn how to use its Freehand and Precision drawing modes and intuitive illustration toolset.

    2h 46m
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  • view course page for Adobe Draw for Illustration

    Learn how to create illustrations with Adobe Draw, the iOS and Android app for drawing, inking, and painting on the go.

    2h 9m
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Inspiration

    This 5-day drawing challenge is about finding drawing inspiration with unconventional tools and techniques.

    29m 36s
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  • view course page for Eddie Opara on His Influences, Design Process, and Joining Pentagram

    An interview with designer Eddie Opara, founder of the Map Office, partner at Pentagram, and creator of innovative motion graphics, brand identities, art installations, and more.

    1h 59m
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  • view course page for Inkscape Essential Training

    Create great illustrations for print and the web with Inkscape, the open-source vector graphics software.

    4h 58m
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Diversify Your Drawing

    Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and find new tools and inspiration to diversify your art. Share your work with the hashtag #5DayDraw.

    30m 25s
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  • view course page for Marshall Arisman on Education, Finding Inspiration, and the Root of His Art

    Marshall Arisman, illustrator, painter, and educator, talks to Kristin Ellison in this interview from the AIGA Design Conference.

    1h 54m
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  • view course page for Debbie Millman on Branding, Design Matters, and Personal Work

    An exclusive interview with Debbie Millman, author, brand strategist, and educator. Learn about Debbie's approach to branding; her award-winning podcast, Design Matters; and the inspiration behind her books.

    1h 31m
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Communicating Through Drawing

    A 5-day drawing challenge designed for artists and nonartists who want to improve their communication skills and flex their creative muscles.

    29m 18s
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  • view course page for The Monster Drawing Workshop

    Tackle your monsters—one limb at a time. This monster drawing workshop teaches those who are new to drawing how to drop their inhibitions and let creativity take over.

    1h 0m
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  • view course page for Adobe Mobile Apps First Look

    Learn about the new and updated Adobe mobile apps, including Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Mix and Fix, Capture CC, and Comp CC.

    1h 9m
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  • view course page for Anthony Jones: Concept Artist

    Concept artist and teacher Anthony Jones tells us what he's been working on, where he's finding inspiration, and how he sees the big trends in 3D and virtual reality developing over the next few years.

    1h 11m
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  • view course page for Manga Studio Essential Training

    Create a complete comic page along with artist Doug Hills, while you learn the essential features of Manga Studio.

    2h 50m
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  • view course page for Jason Seiler: Digital and Traditional Painter

    Jason Seiler, artist and illustrator for Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, the New Yorker, and more, talks about his influences and career path in this short documentary.

    51m 58s
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  • view course page for Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals

    Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals with Deke McClelland

    Learn how to draw with the Pen tool more effectively in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    3h 50m
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  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Illustrator

    Optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Illustrator and get finer control when creating designs and illustrations.

    48m 52s
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  • view course page for Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - The Great Training

    Comic book illustrator and video game artist Daniel Lieske shares the tricks of the trade in this Photoshop training course, designed specifically for artists who want to transition their skills to a digital canvas.

    4h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC Essential Training (2015)

    Start drawing, designing, and illustrating with Illustrator. Learn all the essentials of the program, from installation to exporting final artwork.

    6h 38m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing: Sketching the Landscape

    Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape like an artist, and take the next step from sketching at home to sketching outside.

    3h 2m
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  • view course page for James White's Laser Horse Illustration: Start to Finish

    Neon, VHS, and palm trees inspire designer James White's supercharged poster, created for lynda.com's Photoshop 25th anniversary series.

    7m 17s
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  • view course page for Tomasz Opasinski's 3D-Rendered Birthday Balloon: Start to Finish

    Movie poster designer Tomasz Opasinski creates a poster-size 3D card for Photoshop's 25th birthday.

    9m 25s
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Developing a Composition

    Learn to think about composition in terms of the visual interest and implied story by watching artist Mary Jane Begin create a brand-new comp from scratch.

    34m 2s
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Your Own Reality

    Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and draw a few alternate takes on reality. Share your work with the hashtag #5daydraw.

    50m 20s
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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.

    3h 23m
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Different Ways to Draw

    Improve your drawing skills! Take a 5-day drawing challenge and experiment with different ways to draw.

    46m 10s
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering

    Learn how to hand-letter type and turn your letterform drawings into pristine vector graphics and custom typography.

    4h 33m
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  • view course page for The Elements of Composition for Illustrators

    Mary Jane Begin clarifies the best practices for developing any artistic or illustrated composition, covering compositional balance, movement, direction, unity, and format choices.

    2h 2m
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Closer to Nature

    Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenge focused on drawing and personifying nature.

    43m 57s
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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 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 (2013)

    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 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
    Beginner
     
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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
    Beginner
     
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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 33s
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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
    Beginner
     
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