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.
Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.
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.
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.
Quickly learn how to use Photoshop for everyday design tasks—combining text and artwork, replacing backgrounds, and more.
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.
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.
Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.
Three different design approaches to make your resume stand out and make hiring managers take notice.
An inspiring conversation about creativity and learning with cartoonist Lynda Barry.
Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.
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.
Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.
Design a stylish and professional photo book to preserve your memories.
Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.