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Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in design or photography or just want to enhance the images you take of your family and friends, learning how to use Photoshop is one of the best investments you can make in your work. In this course, Julieanne Kost helps you get up to speed with Photoshop 2021, filtering out the noise and complexity to help you quickly achieve the results you want. Julieanne walks through the fundamentals of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface. She explains how to choose the right tools to crop, tone, and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, selections, and masking. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects and helps you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, type, layer styles, and much more.
Illustrator 2021 Essential Training teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or assets that will find their way into other applications. Instructor Tony Harmer covers the essentials of Illustrator 2021, including artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. Tony discusses vector graphics—paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to use each of the drawing tools in Illustrator. He demonstrates how to combine and clean up paths and organize them into groups and layers. Tony also covers text editing, working with color, expressive brush drawing, effects, and much more.
InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. In this course, instructor David Blatner presents a thorough explanation of the core features and techniques that make this powerful page-layout application fun and easy to use, providing a foundation upon which advanced skills and workflows can be built. David gets you up to speed fast, with a quick-start chapter that teaches you the basics in less than 20 minutes. Then he dives into the details, including managing documents and pages, editing text and graphics, creating interactive documents, and much more. Take the entire course, or focus on just the features you need to learn. Every lesson brings you one step closer to InDesign proficiency—an essential skill for any career in design or publishing.