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  • view course page for Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques with Deke McClelland

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

    63h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips with Justin Seeley

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

    3h 52m
    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.

    11h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Tribal Illustration

    Learn how to create tribal-style vector illustrations with Adobe Illustrator.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Vehicles

    Learn how to create hyperrealistic cars, boats, and bicycles, like the ones featured in Bert Monroy's painting Amsterdam Mist, with Photoshop CC.

    3h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Adobe Illustrator: Working with AutoCAD Files

    Discover how designers and engineers can share files between Illustrator and CAD programs like AutoCAD and SketchUp.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Punk Album Art

    Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    30m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Natural Elements

    Watch digital painter Bert Monroy paint the natural elements—the trees, water, and fog—in his painting Amsterdam Mist, using the tools in Photoshop CC.

    1h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Swiss-Style Poster

    Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.

    24m 55s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Type Project: Bauhaus Book Cover

    Create a book cover design inspired by Bauhaus, with Adobe Illustrator.

    33m 31s
    Intermediate
     
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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!

    46m 47s
    Intermediate
     
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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 Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Structures

    Follow along with the development of Amsterdam Mist, artist Bert Monroy's latest digital painting, and learn Photoshop and Illustrator techniques you can apply to your own artwork.

    5h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designs dekeConstructed: Animating a Mind-Bending Illusion

    Learn what it takes to design your own mind-bending illusion with Illustrator and Photoshop.

    1h 26m
    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 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 Designing a Logo for a Band

    A great band deserves a great logo. Learn how to take a client brief and turn rough ideas into a polished logo design.

    1h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns

    Learn how to build repeating patterns from scratch, and create patterns quickly with Illustrator's pattern tools and pattern brushes.

    4h 0m
    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 Designing an Infographic

    Designing an Infographic with Nigel French

    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 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 Creating Icon Fonts for the Web

    Creating Icon Fonts for the Web with James Williamson

    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 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 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 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 Illustrator: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates

    An exploration of the improvements to Illustrator CC.

    1h 21m
    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 Designing a Calendar

    Designing a Calendar with Nigel French

    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 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 Creating a Map with Illustrator

    Creating a Map with Illustrator with William Everhart

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

    2h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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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

    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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 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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