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A 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.
Learn to populate changes into a design and generate multiple versions using Adobe Illustrator Variable Data. John Garrett covers the Variable Importer, linking images, and exporting.
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This installment of Deke's flagship Photoshop training series covers more advanced features and techniques: refining selections and masks, transforming and distorting subjects, working with blend modes, and more.
Learn how to create a walk cycle for 2D animation. This tutorial is appropriate for all levels of animators, using any software.
Learn to use this incredibly popular and powerful set of plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
Darin McGowan, a storyboard artist for shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, The Loud House, and Futurama, offers insights into the storyboard artist's life.
Get insights from a real character designer. In this interview, Sharon Ross explains how she went from art student to illustrator to character designer for Family Guy.
Create, share, and find amazing artwork with Behance, and create a customizable digital portfolio using your own unique URL.
Explains the fundamentals of managing color in Adobe InDesign—in a way any designer can understand.
Get an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to install and update apps such as Photoshop and InDesign, use cloud storage, and take CC on the go.
Learn how to create your own ebooks with iBooks Author. Find out how to import text from Word or InDesign, add images and interactive widgets, include links and bookmarks, and export your book for publication as an EPUB or PDF.
Kristin Ellison talks to Nathan Shedroff about the ways he's helping designers merge the qualitative and quantitative to better understand customers and pitch ideas to company leaders.
Learn about your fonts. Find out how to organize, purchase, install, and identify fonts used on Mac and Windows.
This 5-day drawing challenge is about finding drawing inspiration with unconventional tools and techniques.
An interview with designer Eddie Opara, founder of the Map Office, partner at Pentagram, and creator of innovative motion graphics, brand identities, art installations, and more.
Career expert Diane Domeyer explains what designers need to do to stand out in the creative job market.
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.
Learn about the future of typography in transmedia and mediatecture, which is changing the way designers develop and apply type to solve design challenges.
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.
Learn to add advanced features like security, form fields, and links, while keeping PDFs accessible and compliant.
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.
Give the gift of illustration: learn to use Illustrator to draw a wedding monogram that can be used on wedding websites, invitations, foil and embossing dies, stamps, and more.
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.
Learn how to use variables in Photoshop to generate artwork for game designs.
Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and draw a few alternate takes on reality. Share your work with the hashtag #5daydraw.
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 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.
Learn what role materials, layers, and channels play in a digital art workflow, and how they can elevate your art and designs.
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.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom icon set that displays beautifully on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.
Learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create realistic and beautiful aircraft profiles.
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.
Master Illustrator's advanced tools and hidden powers, including symbols, gradient meshes, opacity masks, and 3D effects.
Deke McClelland shares step-by-step tutorials and expert-level insights on the most powerful features in Photoshop CC, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.
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.
Follow industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Photoshop, from Smart Objects to smart selections.
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