Graphic Design Essentials

Get familiar with the essentials of every graphic designer's toolkit with this bundle of Tuts+ courses. Across 14 hours of video and six courses, we'll introduce you to the applications and techniques that are a vital part of creating beautiful graphic design. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign present a world of opportunity and can be daunting to start with, which is why our instructors will show you all you need to know, from top to bottom.

What You’ll Learn

  • 30 Days to Learn Illustrator
  • InDesign Fundamentals
  • Photoshop Essentials
  • Sketch for Beginners
  • Advanced Illustrator Techniques
  • Advanced Photoshop Techniques
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30 Days to Learn Illustrator

with Ryan Quintal

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Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and popular tool for illustrators and designers, but can be intimidating if you’ve never worked with vector before. Don’t know about anchors, brushes, symbols or meshes? Never fear! Experienced illustrator Ryan Quintal takes you from newbie to Illustrator pro in just 30 days. Once you’re up and running, Ryan will work through a final project, a product case design, to show how it all goes together.

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InDesign Fundamentals

with Cheryl Graham

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Jump into the world of print design by learning the leading publishing software, Adobe InDesign. Cheryl Graham does a masterful job of explaining the ins and outs of this great publishing program that anyone of any experience level can follow. Learn the basics of setting up pages, styles, pre-press, completing your first project, and more. Ready? Let’s get started!

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Photoshop Essentials

with Howard Pinsky

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It’s easy enough to pick up Photoshop and mess around with it for a bit, but if you want to really get things done, you need a few essential tips. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.

Master Photoshop with our Learning Guide: Learn Adobe Photoshop.

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Sketch for Beginners

with CJ Melegrito

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Sketch itself should be easy to pick up for any novice designer. This course will teach the know-how and techniques needed to utilize Sketch to its maximum capacity for those starting out in design work.

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Advanced Illustrator Techniques

with Ryan Quintal

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So you’ve learned Adobe Illustrator in 30 Days. You know your way around a vector — congratulations! But what about using Illustrator for print or apparel design? Or to create a website? Are you ready to take your skills to the real world? In this advanced course, Ryan Quintal throws off the training wheels and gets you into the nitty gritty of actually completing real design projects in Illustrator.

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Advanced Photoshop Techniques

with Howard Pinsky

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So you have mastered the basics of Photoshop, are you ready for the next step? Join in as Howard Pinsky teaches us how to master the more advanced topics in Photoshop. In this course, Howard will walk you through many of the advanced tools and techniques of Photoshop professionals, creating your own actions and shortcuts, and look at using Photoshop in specific contexts and projects.