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A weekly series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.
Career expert Diane Domeyer explains what designers need to do to stand out in the creative job market.
John McWade presents a weekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.
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.
Allan Haley of Monotype fame talks to Kristin Ellison about typography: how the evolution from metal-set to digital type has impacted interest in type, how the Fonts.com library was developed, why certain types endure, and more.
Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.
Marshall Arisman, illustrator, painter, and educator, talks to Kristin Ellison in this interview from the AIGA Design Conference.
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.
A 5-day drawing challenge designed for artists and nonartists who want to improve their communication skills and flex their creative muscles.
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.
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.
Bert Monroy, hyperrealist digital painter, tells us about his labor of love with Photoshop.
A look back at Photoshop's history: from the rise of desktop publishing and digital photography, to the evolution of Photoshop's tool palette and its sometimes controversial but necessary role in modern photojournalism.
Neon, VHS, and palm trees inspire designer James White's supercharged poster, created for lynda.com's Photoshop 25th anniversary series.
Get a front-row seat to Art Center College of Design's lecture series, where top designers from around the country share lessons from the real world of design.
Movie poster designer Tomasz Opasinski creates a poster-size 3D card for Photoshop's 25th birthday.
Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and draw a few alternate takes on reality. Share your work with the hashtag #5daydraw.
Learn to use this incredibly popular and powerful set of plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
Improve your drawing skills! Take a 5-day drawing challenge and experiment with different ways to draw.
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.
Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.
Learn how husband-and-wife team Libby and Patrick Castro use their different disciplines—architecture and graphic design—to drive designs for clients at LP/w.
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.
Aaron Draplin, owner of Draplin Design Co., takes our logo design challenge. Watch as he sketches, tests, and tunes his ideas, and provides tips on freelancing and finding inspiration.
Get a thorough introduction to InDesign. Learn how to assemble text and images into multipage documents that can be published in print, on the web, and in many other electronic formats, with this industry-standard page-layout program.
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.
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.
Find out whether Creative Cloud is right for you. Learn about installing and updating the app, working with cloud storage, and using CC on the go.
Learn how to draw on your tablet with Adobe's Line and Sketch apps and the new Ink pen and Slide digital ruler.
An acclaimed documentary exploring typography, graphic design, and global visual culture through the history of a single typeface—now with an hour of online-exclusive bonus features.
Learn to create more compelling layouts with Adobe InDesign using contrast, repetition, hierarchy, and scale.
Yo Santosa's design firm, Ferroconcrete, creates campaigns and branding for nationally and internationally recognized companies. See how they have evolved brands like Pinkberry, TNT, and TBS.
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.
Learn about your rights as a photographer, from what and where you can shoot and how those photos can be published, to getting releases and respecting other's copyrights and trademarks.
Learn what copyright means to photographers and the correct steps to registering and defending your copyrights in the Internet age.
Learn how to sketch and render product designs like a Formula 1 steering wheel using SketchBook Pro.
Draw better, faster, and easier with the new tools in Illustrator CC.
Create, share, and find amazing artwork with Behance, and create a customizable digital portfolio using your own unique URL.
Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.
The founders of Pop Chart Lab describe the design process for one of their poster-sized infographic prints, "The Nebula of NES Games."
Quickly learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations with no experience required.
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.
Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks—combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.
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.
Figure out what to charge for your design services, and learn how to set an hourly rate, create estimates, and make sure you get paid.
Learn to use Photoshop brushes, patterns, and special effects to create professional-looking fashion croquis and costume illustrations.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Follow Erik Natzke, generative artist and principle designer at Adobe, as he draws on his experience as an artist to build applications that improve people's ability to be creative.
Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.
Convey your ideas with confidence and clarity to get the approval needed to move your project forward.