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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
     
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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 Designing a Print Ad

    Designing a Print Ad 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 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
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  • view course page for Breaking Out of a Rut

    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 The Science of Logo Design

    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 Direct Mail Strategy

    Direct Mail Strategy 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: 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

    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 Insights on Graphic Design with Sean Adams

    Celebrated designer and AIGA president Sean Adams shares his sources of inspiration, hints for staying on top of trends, and advice for new designers.

    32m 14s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Developing a Mood Board

    Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.

    18m 43s
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  • view course page for Creativity Training: Generate Ideas in Greater Quantity and Quality

    Challenges preconceived notions about creativity and provides valuable tools that will help unlock this skill to help you generate better ideas faster.

    1h 2m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Creating a Visual Hierarchy

    Learn to use tone, color, and glazing to establish a visual hierarchy in your artwork and designs.

    34m 54s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs

    Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.

    1h 13m
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  • view course page for Artist at Work: Complementary Colors

    An award-winning illustrator sits down at the drawing board to explain how complementary colors can make your artwork and designs more compelling and vibrant.

    18m 32s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Color

    Foundations of Color Mary Jane Begin

    Learn the properties of color, and how to use it to tell stories, create moods, draw attention, and add new possibilities to your creative toolbox.

    1h 57m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Developing Ideas and Design Concepts

    Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.

    1h 39m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design

    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
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  • view course page for Insights on Graphic Design with Von Glitschka

    Designer Von Glitschka answers a series of questions on living a creatively curious life and leveraging moments of inspiration.

    31m 5s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Starting Small

    Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.

    1h 33m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

    Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.

    1h 7m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreements

    Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.

    1h 10m
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Freelancing

    Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.

    1h 23m
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  • view course page for Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know

    Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Typography

    Explains good typographic practices, how to select and use type to add impact and power, how type is measured and sized, and how factors like spacing and alignment affect your design.

    2h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Developing a Style Guide

    Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.

    23m 25s
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  • view course page for Print Production Fundamentals

    Introduces the printing process, from choosing the correct paper, inks, colors, and fonts and correctly laying out the project in Illustrator and InDesign to getting the final product from the printing press floor.

    4h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Restaurant Menu

    Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

    2h 46m
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  • view course page for On Getting Published

    lynda.com co-founder Lynda Weinman asks business coach and professional mentor Peleg Top to join her in the studio to share this method of raising a designer’s visibility by contributing to elegantly presented publications.

    19m 19s
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  • view course page for Working with Color

    Explores color principles, including value, hue and color relationships, digital color mixing, shifting, saturation, tinting, shading, toning, and swatch creation.

    4h 53m
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