Design Techniques

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  • view course page for Pixel Playground

    Pixel Playground

    with Bert Monroy

    Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy for a fun, self-contained project in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    22h 4m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Managing Conversions Between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office

    When it comes to Creative Cloud and Office, the exchange goes both ways. Learn how to convert and share assets—text, graphics, chart data, and more—between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office.

    2h 56m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Deke's Techniques

    Deke's Techniques

    with Deke McClelland

    A collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects from computer graphics guru Deke McClelland.

    86h 26m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator

  • view course page for Photoshop: Create a Satyr Using Layer Styles

  • view course page for Pastel Drawing with Photoshop

    Learn how to use Photoshop's chalk and pastel brushes to create convincing dry media artwork, and optimize the settings for digital drawing and painting.

    56m 5s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Photoshop: Create a Goblin Using Textures and Compositing

  • view course page for Photoshop: Turn Yourself into a Zombie

    Zombify yourself! Learn how to turn ordinary portraits into terrifying zombie pictures with this Photoshop tutorial featuring Face Off winner Rayce Bird.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating a Photo Composite Illustration with Adobe Apps

    Find out how to quickly create compelling photo illustrations on the go with Adobe mobile apps: Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix, and Photoshop Mix. Learn a complete mobile-to-desktop workflow for today's busy designer.

    50m 45s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design

    Learn the core skill areas (color, typography, and layout) and core tools (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) used in graphic design. Find out what designers do and what you'll need to learn to start a graphic design career.

    6h 4m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Creating a Poster with Adobe Mobile Apps

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects

    Describes various approaches to illustrating concepts with type, translating them into digital techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    5h 31m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Layer Effects

    Create editable, nondestructive effects such as shadows, glows, bevel and emboss, and much more with layer effects in Photoshop.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Working with Shapes

  • view course page for 3D Print Small Objects with Photoshop

  • view course page for Creating Printable 3D Art in Photoshop

  • view course page for Creative Quick Tips

    Creative Quick Tips

    with Justin Seeley

    Five-minute workflow improvements for creative pros, covering Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, and other tools designers commonly use.

    7h 1m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator

  • view course page for Photoshop CC Power Shortcuts

  • view course page for Eight Things Everyone Should Know about Photoshop

    Learn about the eight things that make Photoshop Photoshop: layers and channels, sharpening, selections and masks, the retouching tools, blend modes, color modes, Smart Objects, and layer masks.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Building Transparency in Photoshop

  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter

  • view course page for Textured Type Techniques

    Textured Type Techniques

    with Todd Gallopo

    Learn three analog techniques for creating textured typography: hand-cut type, transfer-textured type, and type with a chalky or hand-drawn look.

    24m 8s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Tomasz Opasinski's 3D-Rendered Birthday Balloon: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Photoshop for Designers: Filters

    Teaches designers how to maximize the potential of filters with use of Smart Objects, blending modes, and filter masks.

    6h 33m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop Variables: Game Production Art

  • view course page for Creating and Adapting a Logo

    Creating and Adapting a Logo

    with Deke McClelland

    Learn how to create an eye-catching logo and adapt it to fit a variety of device-independent applications, from business cards to banner ads, using Illustrator and Photoshop.

    3h 29m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

    Bert Monroy transforms a set of ordinary photographs into an extraordinary work of art featuring a labyrinth-like maze.

    55m 51s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Haunted House

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Offworld Mining

    Learn how to use Photoshop to build 3D planets and spaceships and composite them into a dreamscape featuring a mysterious off-world mining colony.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Magic Orb

    Learn to use Photoshop to composite and blend images from many different sources into a dreamscape featuring a magic orb and an island guardian.

    58m 19s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sacred Cavern

    Turn boring beach photos into a dreamscape featuring a sacred cavern, using the transformative tools in Photoshop and these techniques from Photoshop master Bert Monroy.

    39m 20s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Retina Graphics with Photoshop and Illustrator

  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy: Volume 2

  • view course page for Creating Aircraft Profiles with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mystical Passage

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sci-Fi Tower

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Castle on the Mountain

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Arch to Somewhere Else

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mushroom House

    Learn how to create a cozy mushroom house that looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale, with Photoshop and a collection of ordinary images.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating 3D Type in Photoshop

    Create 3D type in Photoshop, and learn about topics like extruding, inflating, beveling, and texturing type.

    48m 25s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express

  • view course page for Designing and Animating a Mind-Bending Illusion

  • view course page for Designing a Retro-Style Superhero

  • view course page for Introduction to Graphic Design (2014)

    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
     

  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy

    Legendary author and artist Bert Monroy, a digital art pioneer, walks through basic artistic concepts that are critical for creating great art and designs in this Photoshop tutorial.

    42m 14s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Design the Web: Simulating Web Text

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

    The third installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes series shows how to transport your photos into otherworldly territory, like an underwater coral reef, an enchanted forest, or even a menacing factory, all with Photoshop.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Design the Web: Video Graphics and Animation

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

    Join Bert Monroy in the second installment of his Dreamscapes series, and learn how to transform your photos into incredible scenes filled with imaginary creatures, ancient ruins, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     

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