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Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.
Learn how to build a mailing list, design your messaging, and decide on a format for your next direct mail campaign.
Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Watch Von take a simple, scanned sketch and turn it into colorful, vector-based artwork with Adobe Illustrator.
Explore tertiary color, the neutral browns and greys that make vibrant colors pop and subtle paintings possible.
Learn to add the illusion of depth to your artwork with the effective use of color and contrast.
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.
Break an image down into its basic shapes and learn how to effectively compose a drawing or painting.
Learn how shapes and symbols help designers weave a story into their logo designs, and explore the mystery behind these forms.
Learn how to prepare your files for print and conduct a press check successfully.
Celebrated designer and AIGA president Sean Adams shares his sources of inspiration, hints for staying on top of trends, and advice for new designers.
Learn how to curate and present a mood board that will keep your project, your design team, and your clients on track.
Add dimension, texture, and color to your designs with Adobe Illustrator, and make your illustrations more rich and unique.
Challenges preconceived notions about creativity and provides valuable tools that will help unlock this skill to help you generate better ideas faster.
Learn to enhance the clarity and impact of your type—and your message—with effective use of color, contrast, and scale.
Learn the basic principles of drawing—including line, tone, light, perspective, and composition—and unlock your artistic potential.
Learn about the basics of creating artwork for packages in ways that are practical for manufacturing and shipping, and make the products visually appealing.
Learn to use tone, color, and glazing to establish a visual hierarchy in your artwork and designs.
Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.
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.
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.
Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.
Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results.
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.
Create an engaging presentation (in PowerPoint, Keynote, or any other presentation software), to better reach your audience and emphasize your message.
Designer Von Glitschka answers a series of questions on living a creatively curious life and leveraging moments of inspiration.
Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.
Simple techniques to improve your layouts and refresh your creative vision, from the founder of Before & After magazine.
Explore the components of an elegant and readable book design, and the setup and strategy for designing a book in Adobe InDesign.
Open a wide range of practical and creative options by learning how to add spot colors and varnishes to your print designs.
Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.
Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.
Learn how to approach the challenges presented when creating a logo for a media company.
Learn to create an eye-catching and welcoming invitation using the Adobe Creative Suite.
Simple graphic design techniques from Before & After magazine to make your page, screen, or presentation look and perform its best.
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.
Join professional illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he shares his experience on how to research, sketch, build, and present vector graphics.
Explains the components that make an instructive style guide, and the elements that create a strong brand identity.
Examine all the components of a magazine cover—the page that brands and sells a magazine to readers.
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.
Shows how to create cost-effective, elegantly styled menus with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Shows how to design a CD package using a combination of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.
A step-by-step approach to creating professional book covers using Adobe Creative Suite applications.
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.
How to build an eye-catching newsletter with an efficient workflow integrating text and images using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Effective design and production techniques utilizing the best features of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Explores the creative process, giving designers options for producing brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.
Explores the creative process through a variety of approaches, generating over a dozen poster designs.
Learn to make a business card professional and functional.
Discusses the principles and techniques of what makes a logo work, type-only designs, type treatments, and logo symbols.