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Try Our New Course in Creative Typography

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What You'll Be Creating

Looking to develop your creativity and hone your Photoshop and Illustrator skills with a challenging typographic project? Our new course, Creative Typography, is ideal for you.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn how to design a piece of concept-driven, typographic artwork. Graphic designer Matt Withers will share practical tips for improving your creative process, demonstrate some techniques for how to create custom lettering in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and debunk some myths about creativity along the way.

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 320,000+ photos and 36,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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3 Essential Logo Design Courses

Think of a famous logo. Whether it's the McDonald's golden arches, the Nike swoosh or another iconic design, the logo you thought of is almost certainly very simple, yet very effective. With just a few simple lines, shapes, and colours, it conveys a lot of information and generates a wealth of feelings and associations.

That's why logo design is such a difficult skill to master. But with the help of these three in-depth courses, you'll be well on the way to designing the iconic logos of the future.

1. Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

There are two main aspects to logo design: the theory of effective design, and the technical software skills. This course covers both, with a special emphasis on the technical side of things. Daniel White will give you an in-depth introduction to every tool and panel you need to know about in Adobe Illustrator, and then go through a practical example of creating a complete logo design. 

The course was originally screencast to a live audience, so you'll also get the benefit of hearing the questions and feedback given by viewers at the time. 

 

2. Creating Professional Logos in an Instant

Designing logos for clients when time is short can be a tall order. This short course will show you how to bypass the panic and instead develop a foolproof method for creating professional-standard logos which are sure to impress. 

Graphic designer and brand consultant Grace Fussell breaks the method down into three simple building blocks, allowing you to create multiple logo concepts which combine vector elements to high-impact effect. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create your very own flexible “logo kits” which meet the brief each and every time.

 

3. Designing and Building a Brand

Logos, of course, are not just designs—they're part of a larger brand identity. This course teaches you how to create visual brands from scratch and develop your brand designs into professional, comprehensive brand identities. 

Through real-world examples of successful brands, you’ll learn how to pull together your brand elements into a style guide, and how to extend your brand identity into the digital world. Whether you’re looking to create a stunning brand identity for your own business or to learn more about how professional brand designers tackle branding projects for clients, this course is a fantastic place to get started!

 

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 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+ photos and 34,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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Welcome to a Week of Discounts in Envato’s Birthday Sale!

It's Envato's 11th birthday this week, but it's OK—you don't have to buy us a gift. In fact, we're celebrating by giving you some gifts. Read on for news of some huge discounts and freebies available this week only. Or visit Envato's birthday sale page to access the discounts right away.

Envato birthday sale

8 Free Items on Envato Elements

The premium creative assets on Envato Elements are usually available via monthly subscription only, but this week you can download eight items absolutely free. 

Among the items in this curated bundle of freebies are an elegant travel magazine template, a set of social media banners for a blog, a corporate presentation template, and more. Check out the full set of Envato Elements freebies, and download them to use in any personal or commercial project.

Envato Elements birthday sale

50% Off Popular Envato Market Items

Over on Envato Market, some of the popular items are half price this week. The 50% discount applies to a collection of top themes, plugins, audio, video and graphic assets from the most popular categories.

As long as you buy before 12 pm on 29 August AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), you can take advantage of these special sale prices. Find out more about the Envato Market 50% birthday sale.

Envato Market discounts

20% Off Everything at Envato Studio

Do you need to get some custom design work done by skilled freelancers? How about having an app developed, or getting video and audio services? 

You can have all of that done by expert providers on Envato Studio, and this week it's even cheaper. Between now and 29 August, you can get 20% off any Envato Studio service. 

View more details of the 20% sale at Envato Studio.

Envato Studio birthday sale

Thank You!

Envato has come a long way in the 11 years since it first opened its doors back in 2006, and the community has been a big part of that. That's why the company's core value is:

"When the Community Succeeds, We Succeed."

Whether you're an Envato Elements subscriber, a buyer on Envato Market and Envato Studio, an contributor to our libraries of content, or a reader here on Envato Tuts+, you're a part of that community. So thank you for helping us reach the ripe old age of 11. Don't forget to lock in your birthday discounts before they expire!

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New Course: Introduction to Digital Matte Painting

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What You'll Be Creating

Would you like to know how to create this breath-taking fantasy landscape in Adobe Photoshop? Join our new course, An Introduction to Digital Matte Painting, to get detailed step-by-step instructions in over two hours of video.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you'll learn how to create a seamless fantasy landscape using the techniques of digital matte painting and photo manipulation.

Envato Tuts+ instructor Ed Lopez will take you through the process of creating a digital matte painting using classic techniques in Adobe Photoshop, from editing and composing an image to finishing a fully photorealistic painting.

Some of the techniques in the course are quite advanced, so if you're more of a Photoshop beginner, you might like to try our earlier course, Digital Matte Painting for Beginners.

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 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

And if you're serious about improving your digital painting in Photoshop, why not check out the wide range of Photoshop brushes on Envato Market? They'll help you create any effect you want, from watercolor to smoke and from optical flares to cracked ink.

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How Tuts+ Has Helped People in Their Careers

People use Envato Tuts+ for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it's just for fun or to pick up some creative skills as a hobby. But many people also use the site to help them in their careers. 

We ran a reader survey earlier this year, and some of the responses were quite inspiring. Here's a look at how some of your fellow learners have used the site to help them make progress in their careers.

Landing Their First Job

Quite a few of our learners are students who use Envato Tuts+ to help them supplement their formal school or university education with some extra practical skills.

Bartłomiej Szubert was one of those people. He started to learn web development from our courses and eBooks while studying, and after a few months he prepared his CV and applied for a web developer position at a company in his city. And he got the job!

Right now I'm a Mid-Level PHP Programmer / Senior Web Developer in another company, while my colleagues from university often haven't even found their first job. And that's all thanks to Envato Tuts+.

For Pouya Rezaei, it was after graduating from university in Economics & Finance that he realised he wanted to work in a different field. So he set out to teach himself everything he needed to know about designing websites. 

Two years later I began freelancing, six years on I am creating websites, design work, PHP, HTML, JavaScript ... Everything I learnt and all the CMS plugins I used for my clients when I first started, it ALL was with the help of you guys. I'm living my life doing what I LOVE. 
Pouya Rezaei
Pouya Rezaei

Humaira Mahinur only started on the site a few months ago, but has already learned a lot and is moving towards a freelance career. 

I am a learner of web design and development, graphic design and other skills ... After completing some projects, by the will of Allah, I will start my career with Envato Studio and some freelance marketplace. 

And Michelle Silva is a graphic design student about to graduate and now working in a printing job to gain some experience. 

This website has definitely helped me improve in areas that I didn't understand or weren't covered in class and need to learn quickly to complete a job. Tuts+ guarantees that the ONE course you watch will help you learn what you need. 
Michelle Silva
Michelle Silva

Finding Better Job Opportunities

Sometimes, people are already on the career ladder, but are not satisfied with the opportunities available to them in their current roles. 

Jenny Yamada, for example, says:

I'm using it to refresh my memory and apply for jobs I wouldn't qualify for otherwise. I was able to build out my website in WordPress from taking Adi's course. 

But you don't always need to move on to move up. Alexander Kozhurkin was already working as a full-time developer, but felt stuck at a junior level. By learning new skills, he was able to start working on more fulfilling projects.

Now I'm working on an enterprise-level business app. I realized that my success depends on my own efforts, and quality education is the key for this. Envato courses let me grow fast, it's like watching an expert coding over his shoulder. 

Making a Career Change

Envato Tuts+ is also helping people retrain so that they can make the career change they've always dreamed of.

Some, like Dave Perlman, are still in the early stages of a career change, but have accumulated skills that are moving them towards a dream job:

I'm closer now than I ever have been to having a career as a web developer and I've only put in about a year learning code.

Others are further along. Treighton Mauldin took a big risk several years ago by quitting his job in the construction industry to pursue a career in web development. 

I had no experience, and no clue where to start. When I found Tuts+ I was able to start learning rapidly, going through the free courses and tutorials, and within a year I had my first full-time job as a developer. Now I am a back end developer and am helping lead a development team of four people. 
Treighton Mauldin
Treighton Mauldin

Another person who switched careers with the help of Tuts+ is Traci Brinling. After being laid off three years ago, she decided to follow her passion for animation and break into a new career. She used our online courses and tutorials to help her make the change.   

I did something right because I am working as an in-house animator and now just trying to build up my freelance client base. 

Meanwhile, Neeru Mokha is using the site to help her get back into work after a career break.

It's really helpful in updating my resume as I took 4 years of break but now I am getting very close to filling my gap. Videos posted are very knowledgeable and very helpful in improving your basic to advanced level skills.

And so is George Millard:

I have got back into software development after a number of years working in a different field. I am using it to get back up to speed and learn the new languages that are now popular.

Being More Effective as a Freelancer

Many freelancers use Envato Tuts+ to brush up on their skills and land better contracts. When Christian Nazha had a client ask for a Laravel site, he tried various other sites to get the information he needed, but none could help him. Some had bad English, poor sound quality, or even skipped the basics. 

Here I found the perfect combination of explanatory and quality videos.

Meanwhile, self-taught web developer Tracey Niblett is using Tuts+ to improve the quality of her work, resulting in big cost savings. 

Tuts+ has really helped to fill in the gaps in my knowledge so that my code has become more efficient and reliable. Reliable code means happy customers and less time supporting and more time developing new stuff so the money I have saved in time supporting has more than covered the cost of my subscription.

Being Their Own Boss

Lisette Marie McGrath has been struggling to set up an online business while grappling with health issues. The online courses and tutorials have helped her to keep her skills updated while working at her own pace. Now her health is improving and she's able to devote more time to her business, using the skills she's acquired.

Envato Tuts+ has kept me going for the last few years, keeping me interested, inspired and focussed on what matters the most to me.

Meanwhile, Martine Kerr says she went from 813 to over 10,000 Instagram followers in just over a year with videos she's created using skills learned on Tuts+, and now she's ready to design and film her own courses.

The skills allowed me to save a huge amount of time in filming and basic editing workflow. I'm now confident enough to create my own online courses.

Doing a Better Job

And finally, what better way to enhance your career than just being better at the day-to-day job you do?

Cassie Porcella got her first job as a corporate web developer/designer five years ago, and she used Tuts+ to help her thrive in the new role. When she started, the company website was very basic, and she used our courses and tutorials to learn the skills she needed to overhaul it.

I quickly started using Tuts+ and it helped me take my coding from basic HTML and CSS to full PHP, MySQL and JavaScript/jQuery. After a full redesign of the site design and architecture to align with our business objectives, I started using Tuts+ to refine the site and add user-friendly features. 

But as we all know, technology is an ever-changing industry, and a couple of years ago, Cassie updated her knowledge with the help of Kezz Bracey's explanations of responsive design

This course helped me to transform our site and its usability and help future-proof the design structure for the multitude of device sizes. Additionally, it really encouraged me to see a female coder getting recognition in a field where us gals are often the minority. Thanks for providing such helpful tutorials that have helped me excel in my job, which benefits my company, our team members and our customers! I look forward to refining my craft and boosting my skills with your help! 
Cassie Porcella
Cassie Porcella

Over to You

How have you used Envato Tuts+ tutorials and courses? Have they helped you in your career? Let us know in the comments below. 

If you haven't tried our full membership yet, why not give it a go? As you can tell from these stories, many people enjoy the kind of career progress that quickly pays for the cost of the subscription. Try our new combined subscription to Envato Tuts+ and Envato Elements. For just $29 a month, you get unlimited video courses and eBooks, plus unlimited downloads from a huge library of professional-quality graphics, photos, web templates, and much more.

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New Course: Animating Icons With Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

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What You'll Be Creating

Animated icons are great for giving your website or app that sleek, polished look. In our new short course, Animating Icons With Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, you'll learn how to design and animate icons from scratch.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, designer Jonathan Lam will take you through the step-by-step process of creating animated icons to use for your website, UI, or video-game projects. You will start by learning how to create your icons in Adobe Illustrator, and then you'll export them to After Effects to animate them.

Animating a mail icon

This course is perfect for designers, illustrators and game artists who are interested in animation and motion graphics. And it's a short course of just under an hour, so you can easily fit it in around your other commitments. Watch the quick introduction video below to learn more.

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 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

Or, if you prefer, you can find plenty of ready-made animated icons over on Envato Market.

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Take Our New Short Course on Logo Design

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What You'll Be Creating

As a designer, you'll sometimes have clients asking you to design logos on very short notice. Our new short course, Creating Professional Logos in an Instant, will show you a foolproof method for creating professional-standard logos when time is limited. 

What You’ll Learn

In this course, graphic designer Grace Fussell will break the method down into three simple building blocks, allowing you to create multiple logo concepts which combine vector elements to high-impact effect. 

You'll see each method demonstrated in practice, and will be able to follow along in Adobe Illustrator to create the logos and practise the techniques yourself.

designing the typography for a logo in Adobe Illustrator

By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create your very own flexible “logo kits” which meet the brief each and every time. 

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 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

And here's a bonus: you can now download free logo kits over on our new site, Envato Logokit. 

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New Course: Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

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What You'll Be Creating

Logos are everywhere. A great logo design can give your website, product or business the right image and help people to recognise your brand instantly.

In our new course, Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator, you'll learn all the technical skills you need to start designing great logos yourself.

What You’ll Learn

This course was originally screencast to a live audience on YouTube. In it, instructor Daniel White teaches the essential tools required to help you create your own logo designs in Adobe Illustrator, whilst featuring questions and feedback given by viewers at the time. 

You'll get a useful introduction to all the Illustrator tools and features you’ll need, and then you'll learn how they can be used together to create a complete logo design.

Logo design in Adobe Illustrator

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

A Quick Guide to the Pen Tool

The Pen Tool is arguably Illustrator’s most fundamental tool, but it can be tricky to master when you're getting started. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Pen Tool to draw custom shapes using straight and curved lines.

 

What the Pathfinder Panel Does

The Pathfinder panel is enormously powerful in the hands of a logo designer. In this video, you'll learn about all its options and see how to use it to combine shapes in a variety of different ways.

 

How to Use Global Swatches

In this video, you'll learn all about global swatches and the benefits they offer.

 

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 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

You can also find some great logo templates on Envato Elements to help you get started right away. Or find even more variety over on Envato Market.

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Grab 16 Free Stock Photos and Design Assets From Envato Elements

Last month, we made a big announcement: unlimited stock photos on Envato Elements. Now, to celebrate the launch, we're giving away 16 free images and design assets, to give a small taste of what Elements has to offer. They all come with a simple license allowing you to use them in any single project you want.

The Freebies You Can Download

So what exactly can you download? You'll find a selection of beautiful photos, such as this stunning underwater shot:

Turtle swimming underwater

You'll also find striking portraits, creative close-up shots, landscape images, and work photos suitable for illustrating a report or proposal:

Colleagues working

And it's not just images you can download. There's also an amazing Photoshop action that allows you simply to brush onto areas of a photo and play the action to turn those areas into a powerful sandstorm effect.

Sandstorm Photoshop action

And on top of all this, you can download an elegant script font, a flyer template, and a PowerPoint presentation template. 

How to Unlock Your Free Photos

To access the free photos and design assets, all you have to do is go to the launch page and enter your email address. Then you can download as many of the free files as you want. 

If you like what you see, you can also explore the full range of more than 200,000 stock photos now available on Envato Elements, or browse the thousands of web templates, 3D renders, graphics and more that come with a monthly subscription. But if it's not right for you, no worries—you can just enjoy your freebies, with no obligation to buy anything. 

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New Course: Up and Running With Sketch

Whether you're a graphic designer, a web designer or working in any other field of digital design, Sketch has a lot to offer. Our new course, Up and Running With Sketch, gets you fully up to speed with this exciting design application.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to get started with Sketch. Instructor Adi Purdila will take you through all aspects of the application, from the user interface through to artboards, layers, vectors and shapes, working with text, and more.

Sketch app screenshot

Then the course will cover some of the advanced functionality in Sketch, such as shared styles, symbols, Sketch Cloud, and Sketch Mirror.

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 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

You can also find some useful Sketch plugins on Envato Market to help you create better designs. 

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