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  • view course page for Design Thinking: Prototyping

    Design Thinking: Prototyping

    with Randall Elliott

    Learn how to use prototyping throughout the design process: to generate ideas, validate concepts, or explore technologies. Randall Elliot of frog shows how to transform good ideas into interactive user experiences.

    58m 23s
    Intermediate
     
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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.

    3h 1m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Grow Your Business

    Grow your design business. Get tips from Rule29 founder Justin Ahrens on determining what you do best, identifying areas for growth, promoting your business, and building your team.

    45m 35s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Universal Principles of Design

    A series exploring over 50 core design concepts, from the 80/20 rule to storytelling, all based on Will Lidwell's landmark design books, Universal Principles of Design.

    3h 17m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Learning Art Direction

    Learning Art Direction

    with Bonnie Siegler

    Interested in taking the next step in your graphic design career? Learn what it takes to be an effective art director.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • 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 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Logo Design: Illustrating Logo Marks

  • view course page for Adobe Certified Associate Prep: Illustrator

    Study to become an Adobe Certified Associate. ACA certification is a gateway to a career in digital design, and lifelong mastery of Illustrator.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for The Value of Professional Graphic Design

    There are no shortcuts for professional graphic design. This course helps clients and designers understand the value of graphic design and have more successful partnerships.

    58m 29s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Drawing 2-Point Perspective

    Explore the basics of two-point perspective drawing, including asymmetrical and symmetrical perspectives, and learn to draw interior and exterior scenes more accurately.

    1h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Fast, Easy Cover Design

    Fast, Easy Cover Design

    with John McWade

    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 InDesign Typography Part 2

    Explore the typography options, features, and preferences of Adobe InDesign, in this exploration of macro typography. Learn about text flow, alignment, spacing, styles, and more.

    2h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for InDesign Typography Part 1

    Explore the typography options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign.

    2h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Making 2D Presentation Materials and Mockups

  • view course page for Logo Trend Report

    Logo Trend Report

    with Bill Gardner

    Learn the secrets of detecting logo trends to improve your logo designs. Bill Gardner evaluates over two-hundred logos, demonstrating how to train your eye to spot the nuances in logo trends so you can adapt and elevate your work, ensuring you produce fresh, original, and relevant designs.

    1h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Up and Running with the Concepts App

    Meet Concepts, the iPad app for sketching and design. Learn how to use its Freehand and Precision drawing modes and intuitive illustration toolset.

    2h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Painting with Vectors

    Learn how to create custom vector brushes and paint with vectors in Adobe Illustrator. Graphic designer Von Glitschka covers transforming hand-painted brush strokes into digital brushes and compiling strokes and shapes to achieve the authentic look of paint.

    4h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Running a Design Business: Self Promotion

    Learn how to promote your design business. Discover the various ways to use self-promotion, both analog and digital, to stand out in today's competitive marketplace.

    1h 23m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Color for Design and Art

    Learn about the practical application of color theory: how to create color palettes, manipulate colors in Adobe tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, and paint for learning and for fun.

    1h 45m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Figure Drawing

    Learn the foundations of figure drawing: techniques for bringing the human form to life on paper. This introductory drawing class shows how to capture gesture and motion, work with live models, and understand human anatomy.

    2h 29m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization

    Learn how design thinking can lead to better designs and business solutions. Discover new strategies for ideation and problem solving, such as journey mapping, concepting, and prototyping.

    2h 8m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters

  • view course page for Sketching for Product Design and AEC

    Visualize ideas for small-scale and mass production with just a pen and paper. Learn sketching basics such as how to quickly generate shapes and forms, using planes, various projection methods, line weights, and shade and shadow to bring product designs to life.

    3h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Nathan Shedroff on Design Strategy and the Merging of Business and Design

  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Inspiration

  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics

    Drawing Vector Graphics

    with Von Glitschka

    Join professional illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he shares his experience on how to research, sketch, build, and present vector graphics.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a 3D Logo in Photoshop

    Create your own 3D printed logo for signage or swag with the built-in features in Photoshop CC.

    21m 19s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Diversify Your Drawing

    Take this 5-day challenge to exercise your imagination and find new tools and inspiration to diversify your art. Share your work with the hashtag #5DayDraw.

    30m 25s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to Transmedia Typography

    Learn about the future of typography in transmedia and mediatecture, which is changing the way designers develop and apply type to solve design challenges.

    53m 51s
    Advanced
     
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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 Infographics Fundamentals

    Infographics Fundamentals

    with Amy Balliett

    Create engaging and successful infographics that will stand out from the crowd.

    1h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Communicating Through Drawing

  • view course page for The Monster Drawing Workshop

    Tackle your monsters—one limb at a time. This monster drawing workshop teaches those who are new to drawing how to drop their inhibitions and let creativity take over.

    1h 0m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Graphic Design History: The Arts and Crafts Movement

  • view course page for Creating Brand Identity Assets

  • 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 Designing an Illustrated Book

    Learn how to design an illustrated book, like a cookbook, children's book, or art book, with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

    2h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a Letterhead System

    Learn how to create a letterhead system, complete with envelope and stationery templates, to extend branding from business card to mailbox.

    23m 37s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After Case Study: Small Business Identity Redesign

  • view course page for Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - The Great Training

    Comic book illustrator and video game artist Daniel Lieske shares the tricks of the trade in this Photoshop training course, designed specifically for artists who want to transition their skills to a digital canvas.

    4h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • 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
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Drawing: Sketching the Landscape

  • view course page for Foundations of Layout and Composition: Grids

  • view course page for Artist at Work: Developing a Composition

    Learn to think about composition in terms of the visual interest and implied story by watching artist Mary Jane Begin create a brand-new comp from scratch.

    34m 2s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Print Production Essentials: Folding

    The definitive course on creative folding for marketing, direct mail, and special events from the world's leading expert on folded formats.

    2h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Your Own Reality

  • view course page for Designing a Business Card

    Designing a Business Card

    with Nigel French

    Learn how to design a business card that is eye-catching and functional.

    1h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Before & After: Cropping Photographs

  • view course page for Designing a Brochure

    Designing a Brochure

    with Nigel French

    Learn how to design brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.

    2h 35m
    Beginner
     
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