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.
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- Digital Publishing (5)
- Design Foundations (4)
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- Logo Design (4)
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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.
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.
Learn fast and easy techniques for designing more striking, easy to read, and versatile covers for books, magazines, brochures, and more.
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.
Learn to build elegant and easy-to-read long-form documents with Adobe FrameMaker 2015.
Stay up to date with all the new features in InDesign CC 2015. Check back for new videos every time Adobe releases an update.
Explore the typography options, type-related features, and type-specific preferences of Adobe InDesign.
Learn the essential tools and techniques you'll need to create expressive art and designs with CorelDRAW X8, the powerful graphics application.
Get the essential skills you need to use QuarkXPress for professional publishing and graphic design projects, both print and digital.
Learn the "Design 101" rules for achieving a balanced, professional, attractive, and compelling presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote.
Learn how to unlock your creativity—wherever it takes you—with Adobe mobile apps. Find out how to use the six graphic design apps (Adobe Draw, Sketch, Fix and Mix, Comp, and Capture CC) to take your design workflow on the go.
Learn how to set up and create a magazine template using Adobe InDesign. Graphic designer Nigel French explains body text, headlines, subheads, and images.
Learn to populate changes into a design and generate multiple versions using Adobe Illustrator Variable Data. John Garrett covers the Variable Importer, linking images, and exporting.
Learn how to publish interactive documents to the web with Publish Online, a great new sharing feature built into InDesign CC.
Learn how to create digital drawings and paintings with the vector design, pixel-based texture, and retouching tools in Affinity Designer.
Writers and editors: This InDesign course is for you. Learn how to efficiently edit and format text, navigate a document, and overcome common problems when working with text in InDesign.
Transition your designs from tablet to desktop in one easy step. Learn how to develop ideas in Comp CC and then bring them into Adobe CC desktop apps for further refinement.
Learn to use Adobe mobile apps such as Capture CC and Comp CC to develop cutting-edge graphic designs.
Speed up your workflow when designing data-heavy documents (directories, catalogs, etc.) with InDesign and XML.
Find out how to build well-crafted print publications, interactive documents, digital magazines, and ebooks with InDesign CC 2015.
Learn how to obtain, install, use, create, and modify scripts in InDesign.
Learn about the new and updated Adobe mobile apps, including Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Mix and Fix, Capture CC, and Comp CC.
Find out how to use InDesign to create smart templates that will save time and keep your designs consistent.
Smoothly integrate Illustrator and Photoshop artwork into InDesign, and vice versa, with these tips for sharing artwork without losing formatting, sharpness, or quality.
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.
Learn efficient and inventive ways to use and format tables in InDesign.
Learn how to create a letterhead system, complete with envelope and stationery templates, to extend branding from business card to mailbox.
Learn the five techniques every InDesign user needs to know to start creating and editing layouts. Get up to speed in less than 30 minutes!
Learn why grids are so important and how to use them to create strong and consistent designs.
Learn how to use variables in Photoshop to generate artwork for game designs.
Learn how to design your own layouts from scratch with Canva, the fun and democratic design tool that offers hundreds of fonts, images, and publishing choices in a simple-to-use, web-based interface.
Extract content and layouts from InDesign and transform them into HTML, which can be used to create ebooks, web and mobile apps, and more.
Make your layouts more visually interesting and your images more powerful with cropping.
Learn how to design brochures that are both stylish and cost-effective.
Get your first look at Adobe Comp CC, the incredible design-development app for the iPad.
Learn about the history of branding and the key elements involved in designing a brand, from conducting market research to creating logos and identity systems.
Learn about the new features added to InDesign CC. New chapters released for every major update!
Get a thorough introduction to InDesign. Learn how to assemble text and images into multipage documents that can be published in print, on the web, and in many other electronic formats, with this industry-standard page-layout program.
See how to plan, create, and output book-length documents using InDesign CC features and third-party plugins.
Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.
Dissects the anatomy of a typeface and defines the vocabulary of typography, using practical, real-world examples in InDesign.
Discover how the 33 laws of typography can help you design documents that are beautiful and easy to understand.
Watch Dirk Fowler, founder of F2 Design, design and print one of his evocative music posters, and explain the importance of making something by hand every day.
Find out how to build well-crafted print publications, interactive documents, digital magazines, and ebooks with InDesign CC.
Learn how to get started in graphic design, with training from lynda.com. Kristin Ellison provides an overview of key design concepts, and points you to courses in our library to further your education on those important topics.
Learn how to convert documents and files originally intended for print into optimized digital formats such as EPUB, interactive PDF, HTML, or a Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) file.
Learn to create more compelling layouts with Adobe InDesign using contrast, repetition, hierarchy, and scale.
Quickly format large amounts of data with InDesign and Data Merge.
Learn how to design compelling and effective marketing collateral, including brochures, business cards, posters, media kits, and promotional pieces like holiday cards and swag.
“Your tutorials move at just the right pace for me to work alongside and take notes. So I am learning things that my campus class will not have time for.” —Toni M.
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