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Drawing Vector Graphics

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  • view course page for Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques Deke McClelland

    A collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects from computer graphics guru Deke McClelland.

    50h 26m
    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 Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips Justin Seeley

    Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.

    1h 53m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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.

    5h 58m
    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 Designing an Infographic

    Learn how to build an infographic that makes complex information easy to understand and visually compelling.

    1h 50m
    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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

    Learn to use this incredibly popular and powerful set of plugins for Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 30m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Animated Logos

    Learn how to create an animated logo with After Effects, and get the motion graphics experience you need to succeed as a freelance video editor.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Package Design with Illustrator

    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 Creating Icon Fonts for the Web

    Learn how to create your custom icon font quickly and easily from existing icons or your own hand-drawn artwork, using tools like Illustrator, Fontello, Glyphs Mini, and more.

    3h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Dada Poster

    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 UX Design Tools: Illustrator

    Start your UX designs in Illustrator. Learn how to create custom reusable symbols, add text, use artboards to design for multiple screens and application states, and export your wireframes as PDFs.

    1h 11m
    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 After Effects Guru: Working with Vectors

    Learn how to animate vector graphics from Photoshop and Illustrator with After Effects.

    1h 14m
    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 Designs dekeConstructed: Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator

    Learn to create custom gradient dot patterns with Illustrator in this new series from Deke McClelland.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Design the Web: From Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas

    Convert your vector artwork into dynamic HTML5 Canvas artwork with a free plugin for Adobe Illustrator.

    21m 35s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator Creative Cloud Updates

    An exploration of the improvements to Illustrator CC.

    1h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Introducing Illustrator

    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 Illustrator CC One-on-One: Mastery

    Master Illustrator's advanced tools and hidden powers, including symbols, gradient meshes, opacity masks, and 3D effects.

    7h 27m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Calendar

    Learn how to design three different types of calendars, and create a calendar that's both functional and inspirational.

    2h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Packaging

    Learn about the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.

    1h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

    A project-based learning approach to the advanced features in Illustrator CC, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects.

    11h 33m
    Advanced
     
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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 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Map with Illustrator

    Build a custom map for print or the web in Adobe Illustrator.

    2h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

    Introduces the basic features of Illustrator CC: sizing and arranging artboards; accessing panels, menus, and tools; and creating your first illustrations with line art, shapes, and type.

    10h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

    Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 1m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator

    Learn to toggle between Illustrator and Photoshop and take advantage of the strongest features in each program.

    3h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

    Open a wide range of practical and creative options by learning how to add spot colors and varnishes to your print designs.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Designing a Logo for a Media Company

    Learn how to approach the challenges presented when creating a logo for a media company.

    53m 51s
    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 Creating Infographics with Illustrator

    Learn the basics of what goes into creating an infographic.

    4h 16m
    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

    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 Illustrator CS6 New Features Overview

    Discover the new and enhanced features in Adobe Illustrator CS6.

    47m 12s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Magazine Cover

    Examine all the components of a magazine cover—the page that brands and sells a magazine to readers.

    2h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Illustrator CS6 New Features

    A tour of the interface changes and the new tools introduced in Illustrator CS6, including Pattern Options for creating repeatable patterns and advanced tracing options.

    56m 58s
    Intermediate
     
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