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.
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Learn the art of comic book lettering—designing word balloons, dialogue, sound effects, and more—with Adobe Illustrator.
Learn three analog techniques for creating textured typography: hand-cut type, transfer-textured type, and type with a chalky or hand-drawn look.
Learn how to hand-letter type and turn your letterform drawings into pristine vector graphics and custom typography.
Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Learn how to create an album cover inspired by the punk rock movement of the 1970s, complete with "ransom-note" type, using Photoshop and Illustrator.
Create a poster-sized advertisement inspired by Swiss-Style designer Josef Müller-Brockmann's 1955 original.
Create a book cover design inspired by Bauhaus, with Adobe Illustrator.
Learn to re-create a gorgeous postcard from the Art Deco era, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a distressed type treatment inspired by Grunge.
Create a poster design that invokes the style, spirit, and typography of the Constructivist movement.
Build a Dada-esque typography treatment with Photoshop, Illustrator, and period-appropriate typefaces and color palettes.
Recreate a type treatment in the Art Nouveau style, using Illustrator, Photoshop, and historically appropriate typefaces and color palettes.
Learn how to create a new design inspired by nineteenth-century Victorian type styles, using period-appropriate fonts, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Create type in Illustrator that’s both beautiful and communicative, whether it’s destined for logos, brochures, signs, infographics, or simple documents.
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