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Become a Graphic Designer - Learning Path. Aaron Draplin Aaron Draplin designs products, logos, and identity campaigns for companies like Nike, Patagonia, and Target.

Become a Graphic Designer - Learning Path

Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the print, identity, illustration, and Gocco muscle categories. Become a Digital Illustrator - Learning Path. Design Training and Tutorials. InDesign Secrets. - [Instructor] If you're over 50, you know about things that younger folks just don't, like dial-up modems and Letraset rubdown lettering, remember that?

InDesign Secrets

Or here's another one: kerning tables. Of course, everyone knows about kerning, right? It changes the amount of spacing between letters for a more pleasant, even look, like here in this text. I would definitely want to come in here and add some kerning, increasing the amount of space between this italic F and the parentheses that follows it. Over here, I'd want to take away a little bit of space between the W and the en dash. And look at this, this slash A, that just looks horrible. If you have a particular font that you use for all your publications, and you use it a lot, that's not necessarily a bad idea. Personally, I'd still like to have a little bit more space there, but this is better than it was. In fact, I have a whole title in the online training library talking about GREP. There's two files inside this kern folder.

Introducing InDesign. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Get a thorough introduction to InDesign, in these tutorials from Deke McClelland.

Introducing InDesign

Deke shows how to assemble text and images into multipage documents that can be published in print, on the web, and in many other electronic formats. He introduces the core elements that make up any InDesign project, whether simple or complex: pages, text frames, and images. Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Creating the lettering for comic books is not just about capturing the tone in which the words are said (from the loudest scream to the softest whisper) or the sound of noises being made (like BANG or POW).

Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator

It's also about understanding the structure of comics: a unique storytelling format that leads readers from panel to panel around each page and through the story. This course deconstructs the lettering process for comics, in terms of how to think about lettering and how to execute your vision in Adobe Illustrator. Professional artist John Roshell begins with a brief history of comics and then jumps into the design of word balloons, type treatment, captions, and sound effects. Skill Level Beginner 2h 48m. Graphic Design Tips & Tricks. - Hi everyone, John McWade.

Graphic Design Tips & Tricks

What we're looking at today is one of my favorite things. I just love this. Universal Principles of Design. Overview Transcript View Offline Updated Released Design is full of unspoken rules and obscure theories that, when applied, can dramatically improve one's own design.

Universal Principles of Design

For the first time, we are documenting them all in one place. Illustrator CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced. - Hello, this is Deke McClelland.

Illustrator CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced

Welcome to Illustrator CC One on One Advanced. Part two in a series of three video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful vector-based drawing software. Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Updated Released This installment of Photoshop for Designers explains how to create beautiful typographic effects and challenges designers to expand their creative mindset with type.

Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects

Author Nigel French describes how to combine letters and imagery and how to illustrate ideas with type, often with just a few simple tweaks to the letterforms themselves. The final chapter contains a few creative projects, such as fashioning portraits and maps comprised entirely of type. Topics include: Illustrating with shape layers, layer masks, and clipping masks Modifying letterforms Using a displacement map Illustrating words Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type Working with brushes and type Warping text Using a Vanishing Point grid Incorporating repetition and pattern Layering type Skill Level Intermediate 5h 28m Duration.

Using the Artboard tool. - In this movie I'll show you how to move an artboard, with or without its contents, using the Artboard Tool.

Using the Artboard tool

And we'll also see the function that multiple undos play inside Illustrator. So let's say for example what I want to do is I want to move artboard one to a different location. Well, it works a lot differently inside Illustrator than it does inside of any other multi-page application. Which is to say that you don't go to this Document Setup button up here. Welcome. About this video Take your logo designs to the next level.

Welcome

Learn techniques for creating vector-based logos that display beautifully in any format. Welcome to One-on-One. - Hello, I'm Deke McClelland. Welcome to Illustrator One-on-One: Fundamentals. Part one in a series of three video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful vector-based drawing software. By which I mean the one, the only, Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is the number one drawing program on the planet. Penciling a Comic Book Page. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Penciling is the most integral part of creating comic books, graphic novels, and manga. Get a look inside the penciling process of comic creator Ben Bishop, as he goes from script to fully illustrated page. Learn how to pull key actions into panels—and edit out what you don't need to tell the story.

Learn Adobe Animate CC: Animation. Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Get your start in digital animation with Adobe Animate CC, the program that takes the best features from Flash and bundles them with Creative Cloud tools. Animate uses nested symbols and motion and shape tweening to create the "in-between" images between keyframes. Foundations of Logo Design: Illustrating Logo Marks.

Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released This logo design course is all about craftsmanship of the artwork, the minutia of building logo marks. It's focused on what goes into the execution of a good logo—because it won't matter what the idea is if you design it poorly. Illustrator CC 2015 One-on-One: Fundamentals. - Hello, I'm Deke McClelland. Welcome to Illustrator One-on-One: Fundamentals. Part one in a series of three video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful vector-based drawing software. By which I mean the one, the only, Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator is the number one drawing program on the planet. Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects. Introduction to Graphic Design. Illustrator CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced. Universal Principles of Design. Graphic Design Tips & Tricks. Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator.