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  • view course page for Brainstorming Basics

    Brainstorming Basics with Stefan Mumaw

    Make your creative brainstorming sessions more effective and productive with these tips from creativity coach Stefan Mumaw.

    43m 6s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Five-Step Creative Process

    Don't just generate a list of ideas; follow Stefan Mumaw's five-step process and make sure you are developing the most-effective solutions for your creative challenges.

    19m 45s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Symbolism in Nature

    Tackles the hidden symbolism behind how we depict our planet and teaches you how to use these symbols to give your logo designs more impact.

    1h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Handmade Aesthetic in Logo Design

    Give logo designs a handmade aesthetic and add a sense of authenticity to your client's brand and messaging, with tips from LogoLounge founder Bill Gardner.

    1h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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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
    Beginner
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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
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creativity Bootcamp

    Creativity Bootcamp with Stefan Mumaw

    Guides you through five interactive training exercises for boosting your creative output and producing even more innovative ideas.

    48m 48s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Graphic Design History

    Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.

    2h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logo Design Techniques

    Logo Design Techniques with Nigel French

    Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The 33 Laws of Typography

    Discover how the 33 laws of typography can help you design documents that are beautiful and easy to understand.

    2h 53m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Direct Mail

    Learn how to design and send cost-efficient, engaging direct mail campaigns that follow all of the guidelines of the US Postal Service while "pushing the envelope" creatively.

    2h 10m
    Beginner
     
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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 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 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
    Beginner
     
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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 Drawing One-Point Perspective

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

    1h 12m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Storytelling for Designers

    Storytelling for Designers with Stacey Williams-Ng

    Bring the art of storytelling into your designs. Learn how to borrow the tricks writers, filmmakers, advertisers, and comic-book artists use to tell great stories, and apply them to graphic design.

    58m 9s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started in Graphic Design

    Learn how to get started in graphic design, with training from lynda.com. Kristin Ellison provides an overview of key design concepts, and points you to courses in our library to further your education on those important topics.

    21m 19s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing: Light and Shadow

    Learn how to see and replicate light and shadow in your drawings.

    1h 52m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Visual Effects in Logo Design

    Learn about six different visual effects, from transparency to optical illusion, that you can use in your logo concepts to communicate the right message.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Ideas that Resonate

    Ideas that Resonate with Stefan Mumaw

    Learn the seven characteristics of ideas that resonate, and discover how to connect with your audience in a big way.

    35m 42s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Layout and Composition: Marketing Collateral

    Learn how to design compelling and effective marketing collateral, including brochures, business cards, posters, media kits, and promotional pieces like holiday cards and swag.

    1h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) as well as the core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design.

    5h 58m
    Beginner
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Print Ad

    Designing a Print Ad with Craig Smallish

    Learn how to produce engaging and powerful concepts and compositions for print ad campaigns.

    1h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Digital Magazine

    Learn what it takes to design a digital magazine and make vibrant, engaging publications for today's digital subscribers.

    2h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for frog's FEMA Disaster Relief Innovation

    Find out how the design firm frog helped FEMA create a plan for a community-run disaster relief program in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    24m 53s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Breaking Out of a Rut

    Breaking Out of a Rut with Stefan Mumaw

    Learn how to break out of rut. Stefan Mumaw offers rut-busting techniques that give you the nudge you need to start moving again.

    33m 30s
    Beginner
     
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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 The Science of Logo Design

    The Science of Logo Design with William Lidwell

    4 scientifically based design principles that designers can leverage to create stronger logos.

    45m 3s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing

    Breaks down the fundamentals of drawing, from line, tone, value, and light to negative space, perspective, and composition.

    2h 24m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Data Visualization Fundamentals

    Communicate complex ideas quickly and thoroughly with data visualization. Turn information into artwork and intrigue your audience.

    3h 41m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing on the iPad with SketchBook Pro

    Learn how to sketch with the iPad and SketchBook Pro, and make digital drawing a natural, regular part of your artistic process.

    1h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Graphic Design for Business Professionals

    Learn basic graphic design principles anyone can use to make business documents more visually appealing.

    2h 9m
    Beginner
     
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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 Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing

    Learn about the possibilities and limitations of digital printing and working with variable data.

    58m 4s
    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 Direct Mail Strategy

    Direct Mail Strategy with Trish Witkowski

    Learn how to build a mailing list, design your messaging, and decide on a format for your next direct mail campaign.

    2h 2m
    Beginner
     
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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 Artist at Work: Tertiary Colors

    Explore tertiary color, the neutral browns and greys that make vibrant colors pop and subtle paintings possible.

    45m 32s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Creating Depth of Field

    Learn to add the illusion of depth to your artwork with the effective use of color and contrast.

    1h 6m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Textures

    Artist at Work: Textures with Mary Jane Begin

    Add visual texture to your artwork with color, pattern, and a variety of brush strokes. Break up repetitive strokes and static blocks of color for more dynamic images.

    35m 56s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Color as Shape

    Break an image down into its basic shapes and learn how to effectively compose a drawing or painting.

    1h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for LogoLounge: Shapes and Symbols in Logo Design

    Learn how shapes and symbols help designers weave a story into their logo designs, and explore the mystery behind these forms.

    1h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks

    Learn how to prepare your files for print and conduct a press check successfully.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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