Best Free Design Courses

Find the best online Free Design Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to design a logo that stands out from the crowd.

Created by Rawson Uddin - Graphic Designer/ Instructor

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Students: 254487, Price: Free

Logos are a critical part of the modern visual landscape. To learn how to create your own, it's important to be able to identify the components and design techniques behind the most successful Logos. In this course, we will be deconstructing Challenging logos in order to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator. These tutorials combine theory with nuts-and-bolts techniques that emphasize simplicity and readability: the principles that ground the best logo designs.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the right typeface
  • Designing with simple shapes
  • Adding shine, texture, beveled edges, and transparency
  • Designing with negative space
  • Choosing logo colors
  • Preparing final files

* Note: I have use used Adobe Illustrator cc version for this course.

Design a logo that stands out from the crowd with the help of these video tutorials.

* Fully explained tutorial from starting to end.

* Provided you secret techniques of creation.

You also get the Project file to enhance your work flow..

Contents and Overview

This course, containing over 45 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, provides step-by-step instructions on logo design.

Along with this you also get the AI. Working File to download and practice along the tutorials.

No logo design experience is required; however, you should have a full or free trial version of Adobe Illustrator, even though you don't need prior knowledge working in this program.

Upon completion of this course. You'll know how to create unique symbols, add elements to a word, use geometric shapes and initials, and position text properly.

Students will nail the basics of Illustrator, and create logos in color, black and white, and in different formats. All of these skills will make you a more valuable designer or allow you to use your creativity to make your own logos.

Photoshop for Web Design Beginners

Perfect Photoshop course for beginner web designers who want learn to how to make a clean simple web page design.

Created by Carl Heaton - UX Consultant and Senior Design Instructor

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Students: 193206, Price: Free

Photoshop is one of the best tools, so learn it with this Photoshop Web Design Tutorial!

I have been using Photoshop since version 3 and every time it gets better and better. I have created litterally thousands of designs and over that time I have found that there are number of key skills and tools us web designers use in almost every design. This is why I created, along with the team at Web Courses, a series of screencast tutorials ideal for beginner web designers who wants to Learn Web Design with Photoshop.

1. The Power of File and New

In this lesson, you will learn how to open a new document and apply the settings you need to set up before you start designing in Photoshop.


2. Changing, Using and Installing Brushes

A look at paintbrushes. The different types of brushes that you can use as well as installing some new brushes, so you can do some really nice affects on your design.


3. The Key to Custom Shapes

Shapes is something we use a lot when we're designing a web page. It's used to make the layout and lots of other elements on the screen. We get used to this really useful tool in this lesson.


4. The Core of Photoshop, Layers and Groups

Layers are the most important part of Photoshop, as they allow you to make changes to specific areas on the screen. You can further group these layers together to make it more manageable when you're designing.


5. The Shortcuts to Moving and Resizing

In this lesson we're going to be looking at how to move layers around the screen and how to resize them using the free transform tool, something you will use a lot in your designs.


6. Getting the Most from Zooming and Panning

We are going to look at how to look around your design and see the details by using the zoom tool. So in this lesson we look into two very important features of using Photoshop daily, zooming and panning.


7. Creating Cool Effects with Blending Modes

Blending modes are when you have two layers interacting with each other and effects are different things you can apply to single layer, things like shadows, inners shadows, gradients etc.


8. Text, Love it or Hate it

Texts are one of the trickiest things in Photoshop, reason being that its not really made to do it. So in this lesson, we're going to find easy ways to work with Photoshop and texts.


9. Clean Web Page Design using Photoshop

We are going to be creating a webpage design in Photoshop. We are going to use grids to organize everything and get things in line and various other tricks to make the perfect web page.

How To Create A Website using WordPress (Step by Step)

A Step by Step Instructional Guide on How To Create A Fully Functional Website Using WordPress in Around 1 Hour!

Created by Martie Dread - I love teaching people!

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Students: 187306, Price: Free

Learn How To Create A Website Using WordPress...
A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners!

*** NOW UPDATED FOR 2019 ***

Why Take This Course?

  • Learn To Create A WordPress Website in Less Than 1 Hour

  • The Website Will Be Fully Responsive (Mobile Friendly)

  • I Will Share A Coupon Which Gets Your First Month Hosting For 1 Penny!

  • Learn To Create A Logo For Free!

  • Using Most Up To Date Version of WordPress (unlike some others here on Udemy)

  • Get A Certificate of Completion (This is from Udemy)

  • All Lectures Are Downloadable

  • I have got 6+ Years experience of working with WordPress

  • I own 2 different websites which combined have taught thousands of people how to create websites with WordPress

  • This course is 100% FREE to enroll and always will be!

  • I always respond to my students questions!

There are a total of 10 Lectures (plus an intro and an outro) over a total of 55 Minutes.
This seems like very little time, but believe me when I say that its MORE than enough time to create a website using WordPress!!

Don't worry if all you have you used your computer for so far is sending and receiving emails... by following this course I can almost guarantee that you will be able to create a website using WordPress... and another thing... It will be awesome!

Not only will you learn to create a website, step by step but I have also included a link to another video of mine which will show you how to make a logo for free!

So go ahead and enroll today and let's make a WordPress Website... TOGETHER!

Martie"

AutoCAD 2D and 3D practice drawings

A collection of AutoCAD practice drawings and projects

Created by Jaiprakash Pandey - Co-author of Learn AutoCAD Book

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Students: 111797, Price: Free

Who should take this course:

Any one with little knowledge of AutoCAD can take this course, this is made as a supplemental material for practicing skills learnt in my AutoCAD 2016 complete course of Udemy. 

About this course:

In this course you will learn methods of making actual 2D and 3D engineering drawings along with some representation drawings. 

The course is divided into four sections with each section dedicated to a specific type of drawings. The first section has 2D drawings, sections has 3D drawings, third section has advance 3D drawings like making a gear or a Slotted nut etc. 

The last section has a project in which I have taught method of making a coke bottle from scratch. The lessons include 2D sketching, 3D conversion adn rendering of the bottle.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply skills learnt in AutoCAD to real world scenario.
  • Draw 2D and 3D complex drawings

All the lesson files containing PDF and DWG of drawings with dimensions are included with the respective lesson. 

Adobe InDesign Made Easy. A Beginners Guide To InDesign

Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to build comprehensive page layouts. A beginners course by Infinite Skills

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 107270, Price: Free

This Adobe InDesign CS5.5 training video by Infinite Skills is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to learn this powerful, often intimidating page layout and design program. Including a complete chapter on the latest edition to InDesign - EPUB, this computer software training program is designed to teach the absolute beginner how to use the industry standard Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software.

Starting with the basics in this video training tutorial, this course teaches you how to use Adobe InDesign CS5, covering topics ranging from setting up your workspace, to using grids, the new layers panel in CS5, working with text, paragraph formatting, creating and using styles, and combining text and objects. New to CS5.5 is the EPUB export capabilities, and the course goes in-depth with this new feature, as well as exporting your finished work in a variety of formats, from print, to interactive documents.

By the conclusion of this computer based training program, you will be fully versed in creating print and digital ready documents in Adobe InDesign . The author has included more than 2GB of work-files, so that you can work alongside him as he teaches you the ins and outs of this powerful desktop publishing software!

Figure Drawing From Life Using The Reilly Technique.

Learn to draw the figure from life in less than 45 minutes.

Created by Donelli DiMaria - Professional artist and teacher

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Students: 101920, Price: Free

This Frank Reilly method drawing course in fifteen lectures covers the details of the "Reilly" drawing technique and demonstrations using it. This technique allows for complete figure drawings from life in less than 45 minutes. Starting with the lines of action and large abstract shapes, the course proceeds through small shapes, negative space, value, perspective, foreshortening, edge, line, details (face, hands and feet), and drapery on the figure. The final two lectures summarize the entire technique and give two examples using it to draw complete figures in under five minutes by Reilly Method Drawing. There are also five complete demonstrations using this technique done in 4- 7 minutes of figures drawn from life in a variety of positions. The driving principal behind this course is that the "whole is more important than the parts" which is the reason that I start with a gesture drawing and build on its structure until completion with anatomy and details. Also, I cover how to apply drapery to the figure using the same principles.

Photoshop CC for Web Design Beginners

Learning the basics of Photoshop CC for Web Design Beginners

Created by Carl Heaton - UX Consultant and Senior Design Instructor

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Students: 100873, Price: Free

Do you Want to Learn Photoshop in a Fun Way Taught by a Friendly Education Expert?

After the huge success of the first version we had to do another to help more people like you create designs for the web. This course is IDEAL for total beginners who want to know why behind each of the tools, why behind the methods and why even use Photoshop for web design in the first place.

The course is very well explained, gives you lots of nice files to practice with and you will be able to create a web page design at the end of it!

Course Description

This course is designed to teach you the basics of Photoshop, even if you have little to no experience with it, to create profitable web designs that help you stand out from the competition.

Over 20,000 Students has been taking the old course already, this is the new version of Photoshop (cc)

Are you new to Photoshop (cc) or Need a refresher? Then this course will help you learn the basics of Photoshop.

Why Choose This Course?

Have you ever noticed how beautiful some websites look? That's because of the perfect design that have been made in Photoshop. Also you can definitely make a substantial income once you learn more about Photoshop.

“I created this course to teach you the knowledge that will help you with Photoshop since I was in your shoes some years ago. If you need support, my company Web Courses Bangkok will be just a message or an email away, feel free to visit our website. I love when my students succeed and that for me is priceless. You success depends on yours and I will make sure with that you get all the help you need when you need it." – Carl Heaton, Senior Instructor

We take our courses very seriously but at the same time we try to make it fun since we know how difficult it can be learning from an instructor over the web. This course is fun, and when you need some energy to keep going, you will get it from me. Also the courses are well illustrated and easy to understand.

The Approach

Practice, practice and more practice. In every lecture you will find the required .psd files to download. Along the way I will be explaining what to do with the files and how to use them.


This Photoshop course Covers the following;

  • Explanation about the interface of Photoshop cc
  • Using the paint brush
  • Using shapes and making custom shapes
  • Using layers and groups
  • Explanation about moving and resizing
  • Zooming and panning
  • Using different blending modes and effects
  • Insterting and adjusting text into Photoshop
  • During the course you will also learn some keyboard shortcuts

Some of my students reviews for the older version of this course:

"great course. Thank you Mr Carl Heaton for this great and simple course!" - Vili

"Thank You !! Even though I've played around with Photoshop before this course was really worthwhile and I learnt things which will definitely help me. You are a really good presenter and you make it easy to understand, I'll definitely be taking more of your courses :-)" - Sue Henderson

"The Way that the Courses are put together are awesome. Love the Way that you Put the Courses Together. The Second Showing is what makes the difference." - Marc Antonio Turner

"Excellent course for web designers that want to make there page designs in Photoshop. It explains all I needed to know to design my first website." - Koen van Dieren

Adobe Flash CS5.5 for Beginners

Learn how to use Flash CS5.5 with ultimate flash cs5 tutorials to create Interactive Content.

Created by Andy Anderson - 

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Students: 94279, Price: Free

A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this course.

Adobe Flash is still the leading way to create animations, games and presentations that can be viewed on any computer and countless mobile devices. It's also an incredibly popular way to share high quality video. Now in this hands-on Adobe flash cs5 tutorials for Beginners course, you'll learn how to work within the application to create impressive visuals for interactive animations, website interfaces and streaming online videos with usable controls.

The Adobe Flash Training Video course presented by professor Andy Anderson is a beginner-friendly guide to multimedia creation using the program's professional features. You'll learn how to work in Flash from the most basic creation of a project to adding layers, working with the timeline, adjusting colors, importing graphics, introducing interactivity and more. It could take years to learn such a wide range of skills on your own, but in this guided course you can learn how to put your videos, animations and presentations online in a matter of hours.

Take this Adobe Flash Training course now and learn how to create awesome animation with flash CS5.

Web Hosting 101: Get Your Website Live on the Web in No Time

Learn how to publish your own website live on the web in no time with this web hosting crash course.

Created by Brad Hussey - Marketing Consultant at FreelancingFreedom.com

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Students: 94061, Price: Free

Do you want to know how to get your website live on the web with your own domain name and hosting? You've come to the right place!

Buying a domain name, hosting package and getting your website live can be an incredibly intimidating and confusing process if you're unfamiliar with the territory, but let me tell you a secret: It's surprisingly easy! And I'm going to show you exactly how to do all of these things in no time by guiding you in a simple, step-by-step process.

In less than 1-hour, you will no longer be uncomfortable with the process of purchasing a Domain Name & Hosting Package, or Uploading your Website Live to the Web via FTP.

Don't have a Website or Blog yet? No problem! I will also be showing you how to set up a Wordpress Website (and write your first blog post) in less than 5 minutes.

So, what do you say? Want me to teach you how to get your website live on your own domain? Sign up for free today!

Mobile App Design: From Sketches to Interactive Prototypes

Learn to turn UX Design sketches into an interactive prototype on your mobile in a quick and fun way using Marvel App

Created by Pablo Stanley - Product Designer

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Students: 89386, Price: Free

UPDATE: New Section! (Section 2)

  1. Just added a new section where we go over the most modern design and prototyping tools.
  2. We discuss design tools like Sketch 3, Photoshop, and Illustrator, so you can decide what to use.
  3. Overview of static prototyping tools like Marvel App and Invision
  4. Overview of granular animation prototyping tools like Pixate, Flinto, FramerJS
  5. We create a simple design flow using Sketch!
  6. We put our prototype on Marvel

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Overview

A quick and practical course on turning your whiteboard or paper sketches into mobile prototypes. Learn to use animations and transitions to convert your static designs into easy-to-understand user flows, products, or features.

You don't need design skills, software knowledge, or even know how to draw. All you need is some paper, a pen, and an idea—a story waiting to be told.

5 reasons you should take this course

  • Prototyping is powerful. It helps an idea explain itself by letting users play with it.
  • Drawing is quick and simple. Sometimes boxes, lines, and circles are all you need to describe a product.
  • You'll have fun taking it. This course is designed for you to finish it as fast as possible and enjoy the ride.
  • You'll impress your colleagues. We all want to express ourselves, this course will empower your communication skills.
  • It's free and it doesn't suck! Seriously, I took some effort to cut what you don't need and just keep the juicy stuff ;)

So, is this the right course for you?

  • The goal of this course is to teach you how to convert your sketches, either on a whiteboard or on paper into a quick and dirty prototype on your phone.
  • I built this course for engineers, designers, product managers, or anyone interested in expressing an idea.
  • This is for creators that are in the early stages of building an app or feature—teams that want to explore ideas quickly or try different approaches to the same problem
  • This is for people that want to test their concept and show it to potential users

Who am I?

I've worked as a designer for the last 15 years. Now I'm focused on designing web and mobile products, but even with all that experience, sometimes explaining a concept with simple wireframes can be a challenge. Prototyping has helped me bridge that communication gap.

What this course does NOT cover

This course does not go into detail about usability or other UX issues. I think it's obvious by now, but this course will not teach you how to code. Remember, this is for people that are in the early stages of building a product or feature.

If you want to know a bit more about mobile UX or if you want to design a high fidelity UI, then I recommend you take my other course "Design and prototype an iOS Mobile App on Illustrator"

What do you need?

  • For this course, you only need a marker and a whiteboard, or a pencil and paper
  • A smart phone. Either an Android device or an iPhone.
  • Downloading the free Marvel App

This course is quick and practical, and my goal is for you to have fun finishing it. Prototyping has made a huge impact in my work. It's powerful. I'm sure it will help you too.

So, are you ready to start? Let's do it!
HAPPY PROTOTYPING :)

Photoshop Fundamentals

The power of the digital art standard at your finger tips

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 88659, Price: Free

If you’ve ever wanted to try digital painting, but you’re intimidated by photoshop, this course is for you! We’ll go through all of the software’s core functions and tools in a series of easy-to-follow lessons that will have you up and running in no time.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, this course is absolutely FREE! So enroll today and let's get you on board with Photoshop! 

How to Design & Prototype in Adobe XD

Everything you need to know about Adobe XD to start designing & prototyping awesome apps.

Created by Daniel White - Designer & Instructor

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Students: 79420, Price: Free

In this Adobe XD (Adobe Experience Design) training course, you will become familiar with all of the tools you need to create awesome app designs. Throughout the course, we’ll be covering the different options available in Adobe XD, with each lesson contributing to us designing an app screen together, step-by-step.

Once you have completed the course, you will confidently be able to transform your own ideas into on-screen designs, and then bring these designs to life, by creating working prototypes that you can share online.

If you get stuck, or have any questions, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help. I look forward to seeing you in the course.

Illustrator CC 2020 for beginners : Basics & Tricks

Familiarize with Adobe illustrator and get to know the the essentials

Created by Khalil Ibrahim - Chief Design Officer & Wordpress Expert

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Students: 78592, Price: Free

Adobe Illustrator is a very powerful application and it's the standard vector application in the design field.

& if you are new to illustrator this course could be a great intro for you to get familiar and know the basics of this program from scratch all the way to get you to know about the important tools & panels and the main mechanism of how to operate this application easily and do most of the common regular design work you might be thinking of.

the best way for you if you are completely new to illustrator is to watch each lecture then start applying right away on your illustrator and keep the lecture nearby to refer to any step if needed. 

hope you enjoy this course and feel free to contact me for any support.

Learn 3D Modeling: Blender Basics in Under 2 Hours

Learn the Basics of Blender in Under 2 Hours

Created by Josh Gambrell - Sharing my knowledge and constantly expanding it.

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Students: 75220, Price: Free

Learn the basic tools, shortcuts, and important aspects of the popular 3D modeling software, Blender, without any prior knowledge!

Take your first steps in the Blender software!

  • Learn the basic interface of Blender.
  • Learn how to select, grab, scale, rotate, and add objects.
  • Learn the difference between Object and Edit mode.
  • Learn how to render, add materials, and export your models into the Unity software.
  • Create a few basic models with your knowledge.

A great way to alleviate the burden of learning a brand new piece of software.

From the perspective of a complete beginner in the Blender software, this course wil cover the basics and alleviate the burden of learning a new piece of software. Blender is actually a very intuitive piece of software once you get the basics down, and is easy to pick up on the more complicated aspects after learning the basics. Blender is a great piece of software for new 3D modelers and those wishing to be able to create assets for video games. This course will make you feel confident in using Blender as a complete beginner.

Course Overview

This course will cover the very basics for those that have never used the Blender software before. Students who have never used the Blender software before will feel a lot more comfortable with it by taking this course. After learning some new concepts, you will test your knowledge by creating some basic models.

At the end of this course, you should have the confidence to go and further your knowledge in the Blender software. This course was designed with complete beginners in mind, so you should be able to create very basic 3D models and feel more comfortable with modeling in the Blender software.

Art Fundamentals – Building Blocks of Digital Painting

A beginner's guide to the building blocks of digital art

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 72490, Price: Free

This course distills semesters of art school into series of fun, engaging and succinct lessons. We’ll go over all of the core concepts and terminology that you’ll need to start understanding and creating art like a professional and I’ll even teach you my habits for success! Anyone who has a passion for art, but may not know all of the technical terminology or concepts - you have come to the right place.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, if you enroll today, this course is FREE!

Create a WordPress Website for Your Web Design Business

A beginner's guide to creating a WordPress website without any coding for your web design & SEO business.

Created by Christine Maisel - Helping Web Design & SEO Startups

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Students: 65462, Price: Free

"I've already started setting up my site while I'm learning because I'm new to wordpress but it's easier than I expected! Thank you!" - Chris Livingston

Have you ever wanted to create your own website but don't know how to code?

Good news, you're in the right place!

This course is designed to walk you step-by-step through setting up your own WordPress website without any experience or coding required.

Specific action steps are included to walk you through setting up your website so by the end of this course you will have launched your very own WordPress website!

Over 74 million websites use WordPress. And almost 50% of the top blogs are built on WordPress. Do you know how to use WordPress to get ahead?

As a web designer for over 10 years, I'm here to help you get your website online. I'm here to show you exactly how everything in WordPress works. No fancy terminology or complex methods used here. Just exactly what you need to know to set-up a fully functioning website.

"I have gone through a number of basic WordPress courses on Udemy and this is my favorite so far. I liked the included term definitions and resources as well as practical examples such as setting up email list. Good site example." - Christopher Kearney

Get Ready to Cover:

  • How to set-up a nicely designed site so you will save thousands of $ on hiring a designer.
  • How to add new functionality to your website so you will save even more $ on not having to hire a developer.
  • How to quickly and easily update and manage your own website without having to hire someone to do it for you.
  • How you can start earning money tomorrow by setting up websites for others.
  • And lots more!

"Excellent training course, one of the best around, if not the best." - Brad

My Guarantee

I personally guarantee you will be able to set-up your own WordPress website today without ever touching any code.

I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need feedback along the way. You're not in this alone!

Click the 'Take This Course Now' button in the top right of your screen to get your website online today.

How to Animate Logos for Companies & Brands

Practical Animation that Brings Logos to Life In 1 Hour or Less

Created by Michael McGreal - Motiongrapher/ Entrepreneuer = Motion-preneur.

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Students: 63514, Price: Free

Ever wanted to make cool animations but don't think you are creative enough?  Or ever wanted to learn "how to make money online" but not interested in mumbo jumbo sales pages? Learn a real skill that provides real value to businesses-- no creativity needed.  Our course will introduce you to the basic elements of motion graphics and teach you how to apply these simple motion recipes to lucrative logo animations.

There are many different ways to make money with motion graphics.  In my eyes, the top three are: 1. Explainer Videos (advanced); 2. MicroVideos for social media (moderate); and 3. Living Logos (beginner).  Most people begin their After Effects career attempting to create a difficult long form explainer video- which almost always leads to frustration and burnout.  Instead, it's better to begin with simple projects and build slowly from there.  Which is why we recommend starting with Living logos. 

Living logos are the easiest (and most immediately profitable) form of motion graphics to begin.  Unlike explainer videos which require in depth knowledge of the entire After Effects Application, Living Logos only require you to master a few simple workflows.  So instead of overloading you with unnecessary information, this course instead focuses on the bare bones.  The basic building blocks of animation that you can immediately apply to paying Living Logo projects.

Extras:

  • Content will always be up to date.

  • Access simple looping GIFs that explain common After Effects obstacles

Introduction to Blender For Beginners

The complete beginners guide to Blender and the world of 3D.

Created by Danan Thilakanathan - Self-taught Filmmaker, 3D Animator and Educator

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Students: 62148, Price: Free

Do you wish to create your own animated film one day? Or perhaps make your own game? But don't how to go about it or where to even start? If so, you may be looking around for cheap (and hopefully free) 3D software.

Blender is one such tool. It is a free, open-source 3D software that can do everything from 3D modeling, animation, rendering and game development. The tool continues to grow with newer and more awesome features being added every so often. Their current feature set is packed and rivals the most expensive 3D software today. One would have to see the awesome projects and quality renderings created by people who have not spent a cent.

In this course, you will learn the basics of (nearly) everything in Blender. Without needing to invest a whole lot of time or money, you will learn how to get started with 3D modeling, lighting, animation, sculpting, rendering, and physics to name a few with exercises spread throughout so that you can get your first experience with the software and gain overall confidence along the way. You will be one step closer to mastering Blender.

What's in this course?

The course is aimed to provide a gentle, yet thorough, introduction to Blender 3D so that you will go away with the confidence of working on your own dream projects. We won't just be looking at what each control does and call it done. The course provides a number of exercises (or mini-projects) on all the main components of 3D of which you are strongly encouraged to follow along and get your first experience with Blender. 

Specifically,

  • You will learn how to navigate through Blender and get comfortable with the user interface.
  • You will learn the bare basics of 3D modeling, lighting, animation, materials, texturing, rendering, sculpting, particles and physics.
  • You will work on small easy-to-follow exercises to help solidify your learning and gain your first experiences making something with Blender.
  • You can ask me for help anytime if you get stuck trying to do something.

By the end of this course, you will have completed your first few mini-projects with Blender. Since we cover nearly everything in Blender, this will raise your confidence

With over 60+ lectures, there is so much to learn. Don't let this overwhelm you though. The course is designed to make the learning curve as smooth and as easy as possible so that you don't have to pull out all your hair in frustration in an attempt to learn Blender on your own.

Who is this course for?

This will be perfect for the absolute beginner of Blender and the world of 3D in general. There are no nasty jargon anywhere in this course and everything will be explained in a simple easy-to-understand manner.

You are not expected to know anything about Blender. You can start this course with no prerequisites (as we'll cover how to download and install Blender). If there was one prerequisite, it would be to have some passion for 3D (or whichever project you would need Blender for). That motivation will help push you to master Blender so that your dream movie or game can come to life.

What is the expected outcome after the course?

By the end of the course, you can expect to have a good understanding of the major components of Blender. You will gain experience and hopefully confidence in being able to pull off your own 3D projects without having to pull out your hair in frustration.

After that, the outcomes are endless. As you continue to work on your projects, you start to gain confidence in learning more advanced stuff. At this stage, making movies and/or game projects becomes a thing of reality. You could even meet one of the requirements for a Blender-related job!

Best of all, the course is designed to be flexible and will continue to expand as new features get added in or if you feel that I haven't covered an aspect that you would like to learn.

Useful Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator

In this training course, you will learn a variety of useful tricks and tips to improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

Created by Daniel White - Designer & Instructor

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Students: 57917, Price: Free

In this training course, you will learn a variety of useful tricks and tips to improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

The course is made up of 16 lessons, with each one being labelled individually, so that you can always come back and remind yourself how to do something whenever you like. We start off by looking at creating some basic and advanced shapes, before moving on to working with paths and imagery, followed by several text applications, and other cool effects.

By the end of this course, you will have developed a greater knowledge and understanding of how you can use some of the different tools in Adobe Illustrator to great effect.

Photoshop CC: The Essentials of Photoshop In Just 2 hrs

Photoshop CC - Give me 2 hrs of your time and I'll arm you with the skills you need for success, no matter the project.

Created by Adam Zollinger - Digital Artist & Instructor - 3ds Max / V-Ray / Photoshop

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Students: 57220, Price: Free

*Don't let the price fool you.  This is a very valuable course.  After you are done with this course you should feel comfortable joining any intermediate or advanced level Photoshop courses on Udemy.

*Voucher for other Photoshop courses (intermediate and advanced) included with this course.

*30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked)

Why This Course?

Maybe you've been eyeing a sweet Udemy course about photo retouching, or perhaps digital painting, but your concerned because they are for intermediate skill level, and you know NOTHING about Phtoshop.  Well, you've come to the right place!  Whether you are hoping to eventually be able to enhance your family photos, or to become a graphic design master, it doesn't matter, we all need to know the basics first.  That is why this course cuts through the crap, and focuses on Photoshop essentials, the stuff we all need to know regardless of the project.

Photoshop CC Quick Start is meant to introduce you to the software very quickly, and give you a foundation that you can build on.  With these basic skills, and the ability to confidently navigate the UI and tool palettes, you will be able to expand your horizons into various different fields that use Photoshop.

From the instructor:

“I have spent much of my professional career learning new software packages. From this, I know that the best way to learn is by familiarizing yourself with the UI, and then diving into a real world project, answering real questions and solving real problems."

Different areas of expertise that you can specialize in after taking this course:

  1. Photo editing

  2. Photo retouching

  3. Matte Painting

  4. Fine art digital painting

  5. Texture artist for 3d (Film, video games, architecture, etc)

  6. Illustration

  7. Graphic Design

  8. UI Design (mobile apps, web pages, video games)

  9. And more...

Photoshop is a very powerful program, so the learning curve can be a bit steep.  That is why this course cuts right to the essentials.  In just two hours you will be ready to explore on your own with a good understanding of the core functionality of Photoshop CC. 

*Voucher for $5 dollar Photoshop courses (intermediate and advanced) included with this course.

Project Files Included

Put your skills to the test with the provided files.  Also, explore some real professional projects to learn by example.  Here are the practice files I have so far:

  1. Enhance a basic portrait

  2. Practice the basics of digital coloring / painting on one of my illustrations

  3. More to come!

Join Today

Join today for lifetime access to the lectures and project files (including all future additions).  You'll never regret learning Photoshop.

Beginners Adobe Dreamweaver Tutorial

Go hands-on with web design skills in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 with one of the world's top software trainers!

Created by Infinite Skills - High Quality Training

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Students: 57136, Price: Free

Adobe Dreamweaver is the most popular web authoring platform on the market, bar none. Whether your goal is a creative standalone page, an entire site or a flexible web app, you won't find a better tool for building and editing your web-based project in real time. And in these targeted Dreamweaver Training, you'll learn key design skills and application controls that will help you take your project from start to finish.

This Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Training Video course by professor Andy Anderson assumes no prior experience with Dreamweaver and actually very little technical background as well. The training highlights new features unique to Dreamweaver CS5.5 and then goes directly into an interactive project, showing you how to plan, design, test and launch a usable website using good HTML and CSS principles and Dreamweaver's many tools. You'll get in-depth guidance on working with formatted text, handling images, working with embedded and external CSS, using forms and fields, uploading to servers, considering search engine optimization and much more. By the end of this Dreamweaver Video Tutorial, you'll be able to create a cohesive site tying together multimedia elements, custom formatting and Dreamweaver options that make management tasks simple.

2D Game Art for Non-Artists

Create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give your work depth

Created by 3D BUZZ Programming and Digital Art training - 

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Students: 54281, Price: Free

In this series, your instructor, Steve Curtis is going to demonstrate how to harness the power of Photoshop to get beautiful 2D art work for games, even if you've never created art before. This is High-Rez art designed to look like modern graphics but with that old school feel. Although it isn't pixel art, the graphics created could certainly be sized down to create art that has that pixel art feel. This course uses Photoshop, however GIMP and similar programs should suffice. No tablet is required, all of the art in this series was created using only a mouse.

We will create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give our work depth.

How To Build A Website Using WordPress – AMAZING

A Complete Guide To Building Amazing, Mobile Friendly Websites using WordPress.

Created by Martie Dread - I love teaching people!

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Students: 48769, Price: Free

Learn How To Build A Website Using WordPress...

A Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners!

I have been using WordPress to build SUCCESSFUL websites for over 6 years and been teaching people to do it for over 4!

Why Should You Take This Course?

  • Learn To Build A WordPress Website in Less Than 2 Hours
  • The Website Will Be Fully Responsive (Mobile Friendly)
  • I Will Share A Coupon Which Gets Your First Month Hosting For 1 Penny!
  • Learn To Create A Logo For Free!
  • Using Most Up To Date Version of WordPress
  • Get A Certificate of Completion
  • All Lectures Are Downloadable
  • I have got 6+ Years experience of working with WordPress
  • I own 2 different websites which combined have taught thousands of people how to create websites with WordPress
  • This course is 100% FREE to enroll and always will be!
  • I always respond to my students questions!

There are a total of 21 Lectures (plus an intro and an outro) over a total of 105 Minutes.

This may seem like very little time, but believe me when I say that its MORE than enough time to build an AWESOME website using WordPress!!

Don't worry if all you have you used your computer for so far is sending and receiving emails... by following this course I can almost guarantee that you will be able to build a website using WordPress... and an AMAZING website at that!!

Not only will you learn to build a website, step by step but I have also included a link to another video of mine which will show you how to make a logo for FREE!

So go ahead and enroll today and let's build a WordPress Website... TOGETHER!

MartieDread.

Graphic design: Designing 4 Advertisements in a series!

Graphic Design course, designing 4 full page AdverArt pieces using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Professional.

Created by Andrew Boehm - Growing business online

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Students: 47987, Price: Free

This is a Life Hack and you can only live once!! Make the most of your time. We are pumped to get this course out to you! This course will teach you how to create a professional magazine AD.

Four Advertisements in a Day is the best way to create awesome, compelling advertisements using Adobe Illustrator. Our professional designer, Lauren, will instruct you on the Adobe Illustrator software. He will walk you through creating 4, unique, full-page advertisements.

1. Does your website work for you

2. More Traffic More Leads More Sales

3. Generating Business Online

4. Relax, We have you covered

This is one of those rare looks inside an ad agency too see how they will create a professional design.

Using four different Headlines and four completely different designs, you will see the concepts that materialize as you watch the process unfold before you.

This lecture series is very straight forward, if you are looking to take your design career up a notch and start producing printed material that will be delivered into your community you'll want to watch this video.

Great value and great content, Creating 4 professional Advertisements in one day is a rare skill and this will save you so much time and your hourly rate will go through the roof. Literally blow the shingles off the roof and expand your horizons.

We are thrilled to offer you this amazing look into the process of a 10 year designer!

Look for Advertisements, Adobe Illustrator, Social Media, Logo Design, Adobe Reader and Adobe Photoshop.

Sit back and relax: We have you covered!

Basic Animation In After Effects

Learn basic animation, motion graphics and how to add special effects to video in After Effects.

Created by Dara Harper - Digital Arts Educator

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Students: 44632, Price: Free

In this Adobe After Effects CC course, you will learn the basics of animation, motion graphics, and how to apply special effects to videos. This course includes several practice files so that you can follow along with the instructor.

Whether you want to learn how to animate a cartoon character or change colors in a video, "Basic Animation In After Effects" is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to turn a video into a cartoon and tips for applying preset animations and special effects to any video. You will also learn how to render an After Effects project for mobile devices (including the iPad and Android), the web, and Blu-ray disc.

If you're interested in learning After Effects to start your career in motion graphics or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

Getting Started with Balsamiq Wireframes

Learn the basics of Balsamiq Wireframes, an invaluable tool for creating rapid user interface wireframes.

Created by Leon Barnard - Education Team Lead at Balsamiq

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Students: 43900, Price: Free

Are you a developer, product manager, designer or simply someone with an idea for a new website, mobile or desktop application?

Take your career to the next level and make sure your ideas are understood by learning Balsamiq Wireframes, the funnest, most loved wireframing tool on the market. In this course you will learn the basics of Balsamiq Wireframes, and create a sample application from idea to finished design. This is the only course created by the makers of Balsamiq.

Balsamiq Wireframes is the industry standard low-fidelity wireframing software that combines the comfort and simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool, so your work is easier to share, modify, and get honest feedback on. Wireframes look like sketches, so stakeholders won't get distracted by little details, and can focus on what's important instead.

If you work in the software industry you can benefit from this course by learning about creating wireframes for visual ideation, improved communication across disciples, and a better overall user experience. No prerequisites or expensive tools required.

After taking this step-by-step course you will be able to use Balsamiq Wireframes to explore different user interface ideas and convey them to other stakeholders quickly and effectively.

Happy Wireframing!

Illustrating with Adobe Illustrator CS3

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Proces

Created by Jonathon Levin - Digital Art and Design Instructor

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Students: 43355, Price: Free

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Process. You will walk through some of the best practices for working with layers, tracing and outlining an image and then explore some ideas for colors, fills and special effects.

Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes

Take Your Digital Paintings to the Next Level

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 42418, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to digitally paint eyes that make your art come alive? Or maybe you’re on a quest to understand the structure of the eye and incorporate it into your drawings? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes Course' will show you how to paint realistic eyes that will take your art to the next level. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program that uses a layer system from Photoshop to Manga Studio to ProCreate which is what I use. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back!

The course is your track to building a solid understanding of the eye and how to paint and draw it! Whether for your own content or for other peoples projects.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic anatomical understanding and structure to believable and engaging eyes in your paintings, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course. You’ll also gain access to all of my files I create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These assets can be used to study and trace over or as inspiration and reference for your own paintings.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating realistic eyes. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

Create Your Own Character in Blender

Learn the Great skill of character creation with Blender 3D

Created by Thomas McDonald - 3D Artist, Designer & Animator

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Students: 41500, Price: Free

In this course we create a simple character in 3D. We quickly and easily apply a rig for easy animation.

We begin by setting up some background images to use as a reference.

This course involves modelling the character from a simple plane so we use the mirror modifier to speed the process up.

We quickly get the form of the character and add his hands, form his ears, model some teeth and even model him a pair of simple shoes. We continue by creating some hair and forming eye brows.

When we are happy with how our character looks we move on and add an armature using an add-on within blender. We position the rig and generate control bones for use in animating our character. We briefly look at weight painting and how much influence some bones have over certain parts of the character.

Create 3D Game Characters: No modeling or rigging required

Create and animate professional-level, 3D game characters without any experience in modeling, sculpting or rigging.

Created by Reallusion Inc - Software Developers & Trainers

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Students: 41207, Price: Free

•This course is designed to teach anyone how to create professional 3D game characters and animations without having to spend months, or years, learning the ins-and-outs of other complicated 3D software. In just weeks, you will be able to get ahead by learning to exploit the power of a real-time 3D engine, in order to maximize your time and project completion. 100% GUARANTEE!

•Different from other 3D tools, the Character Creator tool and iClone are designed for instant creation and visualization feedback. Their unique real-time animation engine give you 10 x faster production speed. Create and morph game characters in minutes with the Character Creator tool, then send them to iClone for fast and easy full-body animation prior to exporting them via the 3DXchange converter to Unity, Unreal or any other video game engine or 3D applications.

•There are free trial versions for iClone 6 PRO, and 3DXchange Pipeline, so users are welcome to download them all in order to go through the entire course. The Character Creator tools is 100% FREE.

•Besides the free tools, students can also download free sample characters and projects to test out the pipeline process themselves. Just visit the iClone Game Character Design Platform page.