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Master Adobe XD With These 4 Courses

Adobe XD is the perfect graphic tool for anyone who designs for the web. It allows for designing, prototyping, and collaborating with others, all from within one application. 

But as it's still quite a new app, there's only limited information available out there on how to get the most out of it. So you'll want to check out these four Adobe XD courses, in which instructor Dan White takes you through the software in detail. 

If you take all four courses, you'll end up with a comprehensive understanding of how to use the essential tools in Adobe XD, as well as a grasp of more specialised topics like icon design, prototyping, and landing page design. 

Icon design in Adobe XD
Designing a search icon in Adobe XD

1. This Is Adobe XD

Adobe XD (also known as “Experience Design”) is fast becoming the web designer’s graphic tool of choice. In this course, you'll learn about all of the essential tools you’ll need to start designing and prototyping with Adobe XD.

 

2. Icon Design With Adobe XD

This short course focuses on learning how to use the tools available in Adobe XD to design a variety of different icons. You’ll start by creating a grid to work on, before learning how to use the various tools in Adobe XD to create and customise stylish icons.

 

3. Prototyping an App With Adobe XD

In this course, you’ll learn how to wireframe, prototype, and design an app with Adobe XD. Originally recorded as a livestream, the course takes you through the steps involved in creating several screens for a fictional social platform. It includes detailed discussion of the process from start to finish, including questions from the participants.

 

4. Landing Page Design With Adobe XD

Learn how to wireframe and design a landing page from start to finish, all within Adobe XD. You'll get detailed instruction on each of the steps involved, as well as looking at some useful tricks and tips that can be used to create this complete landing page design for a fictional company.

 

Watch Any Course Now

You can take any of our courses straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to these courses, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 400,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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New Course: Make Great Presentations Quickly With PowerPoint Templates

If you want to make a better impression with your PowerPoint presentations, you should check out our new course, Make Great Presentations Quickly With PowerPoint Templates.

The X Note PowerPoint template

What You’ll Learn

In this short course, instructor Andrew Childress will show you how to create a professional PowerPoint presentation using The X Note template, which is a great example of a professional template that reduces the hard work of building a compelling presentation. 

Learn how to use the power of a good template in Microsoft PowerPoint to bring together an engaging presentation quickly!

Watch the Introduction

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 400,000+ creative assets—including a wide range of elegant PowerPoint templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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New Course: Animating Paint Strokes With Cinema 4D

Final product image
What You'll Be Creating

How would you like to create your own animated paint strokes, ready for use in anything from object/text reveals to websites, videos, UI or video-game projects?

In our new short course, Animating Paint Strokes With Cinema 4D, you'll learn the full step-by-step process. The course takes less than an hour, so you can easily fit it in no matter how busy you are, and it's packed with useful information.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, instructor Jonathan Lam will show you how to create paint strokes and splash effects in the popular cel-shaded animation style, without any third-party plugins. 

Creating a paint effect in Cinema 4D

This course is perfect for designers, illustrators, and game artists who are interested in animation and motion graphics.

Watch the Introduction

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 400,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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New Course: Gravit Designer Quick Start

Introducing Gravit Designer—a completely free vector design application launched earlier this year. It’s available in the browser as well as on Linux, Mac, ChromeOS and Windows, making it arguably the most accessible application of its type in the world.

If you want to get to know all the ins and outs of this exciting new design app, try our new course, Gravit Designer Quick Start.

What You’ll Learn

Gravit is packed with professional-level features that position it as the next big up-and-coming graphics app. Whether you’re a UI designer, an illustrator, or any other kind of digital artist, Gravit could quickly find a regular place in your design workflows.

In this course, instructor Kezz Bracey takes you through all of Gravit's key features and major strengths, showing you how to get productive fast.

Gravit Designer screenshot

Here are some free lessons from this course, as a preview of what you can expect:

Interface Overview

In this video, you'll get an overview of the most important elements of the Gravit interface. Discover each main section and some of the key settings you’ll work with in Gravit.

 

Path Creation

Gravit brings its own collection of path creation tools, offering some functionality uncommon in other applications. In this video you'll discover the options you have available to you and how to use each one.

 

Shape Tools Overview

Gravit includes some very powerful shape creation functionality that lets you make all kinds of interesting and complex forms. In this video, you'll learn about the shape drawing tools included, and how you can work with the modifiers of each one.

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 400,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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Start Saving With These Early Cyber Monday Deals

At Envato this year, Cyber Monday lasts a whole week. You can get 50% off selected items on Envato Market, or save a whopping $120 on an annual Envato Elements subscription, any time between now and next Wednesday, 29 November. So if you're l...

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Envato Elements Now Includes WordPress Themes & Plugins!

If you work with WordPress, you're in luck—WordPress themes and plugins are now included in an annual Envato Elements subscription. And what's more, you can lock in a special introductory rate for a limited time. Read on for more details.

Adios theme on Envato Elements

What's Included

Envato Elements already gives you unlimited downloads from a massive library of 400,000+ photos, graphics, templates, and other creative assets. Plus it gives you free access to more than 1,000 courses and 240 eBooks here on Envato Tuts+.

From today, you'll still get all of that plus a curated collection of beautiful, premium WordPress themes and plugins. 

As with everything else on Envato Elements, this is an "all you can eat" deal. You can download as many themes and plugins as you want, with no limits or credits to keep track of. And there's a simple licensing system so that you know you're covered for all of your projects.

Right now, there are over 190 top themes and 130 plugins available to choose from, and you can expect that number to grow as more authors join the platform and existing authors upload more items. 

WordPress Themes

There's a wide range of premium themes on offer, whether you're looking for a multipurpose theme suitable for a corporate audience or something more creative that would work for a blog or portfolio site. There are even niche themes for real estate sites, wedding sites and more—and of course, you can find e-commerce themes to help you make sales from your site.

Focuson theme on Envato Elements

WordPress Plugins

A well-designed theme is a great start, of course, but if you're working with WordPress you'll also need access to premium plugins to add the features and functionality you want.

Envato Elements has you covered here too, with a selection of powerful plugins to help you create booking and scheduling systems, contact forms, responsive menus, social media feeds, and more.

FlyFly WordPress plugin on Envato Elements

What It Costs

It's important to understand that WordPress themes and plugins are only available with an annual subscription, not a monthly one. Usually, an Envato Elements subscription costs $29 a month, so the annual subscription will be $348 a year ($29 x 12).

However, for a limited time, you can save $120 on your subscription and sign up for just $228 (the equivalent of $19 a month). Remember, for that price you get not only the WordPress themes and plugins but also thousands of photos, fonts, graphics, templates and more. It's a pretty special deal.

So head over to Envato Elements to see what's on offer, and if you like what you see, sign up for an annual subscription to start making unlimited downloads. Don't spend too long thinking about it, though, because this introductory deal won't last forever!

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New Course: Icon Design With Adobe XD

How about learning to design useful icons and mastering some exciting new software at the same time?

Our new short course, Icon Design With Adobe XD, will teach you how to use various tools in Adobe XD to design a selection of icons.

What You’ll Learn

Although this is a short course of just half an hour, instructor Daniel White will show you the whole design process from start to finish, working through eight commonly used icons such as search, phone, pencil, cloud, and so on.

Throughout the process, you'll learn more about the various tools available to you in Adobe XD and how you can use them to create and customise stylish icons.

Search icon designed in Adobe XD

Watch the Introduction

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 300,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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New Course: Landing Page Design With Adobe XD

We all know that a well-designed landing page is a powerful way to make sales or generate leads. But do you know how to wireframe and design a landing page from start to finish, all within Adobe XD? If not, you'll definitely want to check out our new course, Landing Page Design With Adobe XD.

Screenshot from Landing Page Design With Adobe XD

What You’ll Learn

In this course, instructor Daniel White will take you through each of the steps involved in creating a landing page in Adobe XD. You'll also learn some useful tricks and tips for creating a complete landing page design for a fictional company.

This course was originally recorded as a livestream on YouTube, with questions at the end of each lesson from people who participated.

Watch the Introduction

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 300,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

Read More »

New Course: Landing Page Design With Adobe XD

We all know that a well-designed landing page is a powerful way to make sales or generate leads. But do you know how to wireframe and design a landing page from start to finish, all within Adobe XD? If not, you'll definitely want to check out our new course, Landing Page Design With Adobe XD.

Screenshot from Landing Page Design With Adobe XD

What You’ll Learn

In this course, instructor Daniel White will take you through each of the steps involved in creating a landing page in Adobe XD. You'll also learn some useful tricks and tips for creating a complete landing page design for a fictional company.

This course was originally recorded as a livestream on YouTube, with questions at the end of each lesson from people who participated.

Watch the Introduction

 

Take the Course

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 300,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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Master Adobe Illustrator With These 9 Courses

If you want to master Adobe Illustrator, these nine courses will give you a solid foundation to work from. Whether you're a beginner who wants an introduction to the essential features or a more advanced user who wants to learn new techniques, there's something here for you.

So browse through the list, watch the quick introduction videos, and decide what you want to learn: logo design, typography, product mockups, animated icons? Or perhaps you want to master the Pen Tool or create some cool vector silhouettes. Or are you looking for a comprehensive course that takes you through the tools, panels and other features of Illustrator from start to finish? You can find all of that and more here.

1. Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

This first course may be primarily about logo design, but it's also a great introduction to the most important tools, panels and features of Illustrator. Instructor Daniel White takes you on a guided tour through Illustrator, showing you how everything works, before putting it all into practice by creating a complete logo design.

 

2. How to Use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Let's move from a general course to a very specific one. In this quick, ten-minute Coffee Break Course, illustrator Simona Pfreundner shows you how to use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. The Touch Type Tool can manipulate the individual characters in type as if they were separate objects. This makes this tool extremely useful as you don't have to worry about making stylistic changes to your type that make it hard to change later on.

 

3. Creative Typography

This is really two courses in one. It will teach you how to create beautiful typography and custom lettering in Illustrator and Photoshop, but instructor Matt Withers also focuses heavily on the creative process, helping you hone your creativity as you design a piece of concept-driven, typographic artwork. If you are looking to get the most out of your creativity, and you have a keen eye for typography, this is the course for you.

 

4. Creating Product Mockups With Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Product mockups are a great way of helping your clients visualize how your designs will look in the real world. In this course, Grace Fussell will show you how to create your own 3D product mockups, using Adobe Illustrator to create 3D shapes and Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance your designs. This is an immersive, easy-to-follow introduction to some of the tricks and techniques used by professional designers to create photorealistic mockups of their packaging designs.

 

5. The Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator

If you're looking for a solid introduction to Illustrator, or a refresher on some of its main features, this course is ideal for you. Simona Pfreundner walks you through the fundamentals of the program, so that by the end, you will be comfortable with how to use it and hopefully inspired to learn more about it.

 

6. Animating Icons With Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

Animated icons can liven up the user experience for anything from an app or website to a video game. Join concept artist Jonathan Lam to discover the step-by-step process of creating icons in Adobe Illustrator and exporting them to After Effects to animate them.

This course is perfect for designers, illustrators and game artists who are interested in animation and motion graphics.

 

7. How to Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator

The Pen Tool is without doubt one of the trickiest tools to use in Adobe Illustrator. But once mastered, it can also be the most useful tool. In this Coffee Break Course, instructor Simona Pfreundner will show you how to get to grips with using this tool, so you can become more confident and hopefully more productive in your design work.

 

8. Vector Silhouettes for Beginners

If you're relatively new to Illustrator and haven't mastered the Pen Tool yet, try this course to discover how you can create great end results by following some simple steps. Tuts+ Design & Illustration Editor Sharon Milne walks you through the process of creating two fun silhouette-based projects, helping you learn some great new tools and processes along the way.

 

9. Mastering Color in Adobe Illustrator

When you're learning new design skills, it can be easy to overlook something simple and fundamental like color. Although you learned the fundamentals of colors as a child, there's a lot more to discover. The right colors can set a mood, change a mood, and communicate all sorts of things. 

In this course, Simona Pfreundner will show you how to color your artwork in Adobe Illustrator, how to be really efficient with it, and how to use color to spark your creativity.

 

Watch Any Course Now

You can take any of our Illustrator courses straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to these courses, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+. 

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 300,000+ creative assets. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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