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John McWade

John McWade John McWade is a senior staff author at Lynda.com in the field of graphic design. A designer, teacher, and author, Mr. McWade in 1985 created PageLab, the world's first desktop publishing studio, and in 1990 he founded Before & After magazine to teach graphic design to desktop publishers. Before & After is known for its simple beauty, clarity of instruction, and especially its emphasis on design not as decoration but an essential form of communication. Mr. McWade's formative background is in printing and publication design, with a specialty in typography. He has authored three books: Before & After Page Design, Graphics for Business, and How to Design Cool Stuff.
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  • view course page for Graphic Design Tips & Tricks

    John McWade presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.

    2h 42m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Fast, Easy Cover Design

    Learn fast and easy techniques for designing more striking, easy to read, and versatile covers for books, magazines, brochures, and more.

    12m 45s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design 101: Presentations

    Learn the "Design 101" rules for achieving a balanced, professional, attractive, and compelling presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote.

    51m 29s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After: Logo Design Tips and Tricks

    Learn how to design a simple, elegant logo—even if you've never designed one before—with these tips and tricks from Before & After creator John McWade.

    57m 20s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After: How to Set Perfect Text

    Learn to set text perfectly, adjusting letterforms so they are balanced and beautiful, with these tips from lynda.com's Before & After guru John McWade.

    1h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After Case Study: Small Business Identity Redesign

  • view course page for Before & After: Cropping Photographs

  • view course page for Before & After Case Study: Informational Sign Redesign

  • view course page for Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques

  • view course page for Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know

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