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The following is an Overview of LIBRARY CONTENT for each of the
[5] Instructional Sections PLUS bonus techniques
. Scroll down to view.

Over 150+ instructional videos. Enjoy.

SECTION 1: Principles of Digital Design (12 videos)

• Video #1: The skillsets of a Designer
• Video #2: Desktop Design
• Video #3: Responsibilities of a Designer
• Video #4: What is Design?
• Video #5: Where does Creativity come from?
• Video #6: File Management
• Video #7: File Formats-when to apply
• Video #8: The Elements of Design, Color, Typography, Spatial Relations
• Video #9: Gestalt, Unification of the Elements
• Video #10: C.R.A.P Organization of the Elements
• Video #11: Summary of Page Layout
• Video #12: Concept to Output

SECTION 2: Adobe Illustrator (65+ videos)

• Video #1: The Workspace
• Video #2: The Preferences
• Video #3: Color Modes
• Video #4: Setting Up Artboards
• Video #5: The Color Palettes
• Video #6: Screen Tints and Gradients
• Video #7: Layers
• Video #8A-C: Creating Shapes (3 videos)
• Video #9A,B: Creating Lines (2 videos)
• Video #10A, 10B: The Pentool Control (2 videos)
• Video #11: Pencil Tool
• Video #12: Using the Pathfinder
• Video #13A, 13B: Working with Sketches (2 videos)
• Video #14: Typography for Marks and Logos
• Video #15: Masks/Paths
• Video #16: Transparency
• Video #17: Grandient control
• Video #18: Mesh tool
• Video #19: Strokes
• Video #20A: Brushes
• Video #20B: Brushes
• Video #21: Symbols
• Video #22: Scale / rotate / shear
• Video #23A-G: Typography (7 videos)
• Video #24: Illustration examples
• Video #24A-E: The illustration process (5 videos)
• Video #24F: Isolation mode with layers
• Video #24G: Light source
• Video #25: CS6+ Imagelinks
• Video #26: CS6+ Artistic filters
• Video #27: CS6+ Stylize filters
• Video #28: CS6+ Warp filters
• Video #29: CS6+ High fidelity
• Video #30A: Masking / cropping images
• Video #30B: CS6+ Live trace
• Video #31: CS6+ Live paint
• Video #31A: CC-curvature tool
• Video #32A-B: Perspective (2 videos)
• Video #32C: One-point perspective
• Video #32D: Two-point perspective
• Video #34: Lo-res pdf
• Video #35: Hi-res, press-ready pdf
• Video #36: Web optimization
VIEW: Illustrator / InDesign interface
• Video #1A-D: THE LEARNING PROJECT-Making of a Logo (4 videos)

SECTION 3: Adobe Photoshop (35+ videos)

• Video #1: The Workspace
• Video #2: The Preferences
• Video #3: Page Setup
• Video #4: Raster vs. Vector
• Video #5: Marquee Selections
• Video #6: Magnetic Lasso Selections
• Video #7A-B: Magic Wand Selections (2 videos)
• Video #8: Quickmask Selections
• Video #9: Saving Paths
• Video #10: Clipping Paths
• Video #11: Hue, Value, Saturation
• Video #12: Image Transformation
• Video #13: Saving Files
• Video #14: Artistic Filters
• Video #15: Lighting Effects
• Video #16: Additional Effects
• Video #17: Patterns
• Video #18: Painting
• Video #19: Clone Healing
• Video #20: Image Merging
• Video #21: Summary of Layers
• Video #21A,B: Layers Opacity/Effects (2 videos)
• Video #21C: History Brush
• Video #22: Image Crop and Resize
• Video #23A-H: Image preparation for print (8 videos)
• Video #24A-B: Web optimization (2 videos)
• Video #24C: Transparent png file
• Video #25A,B: THE LEARNING PROJECT-Creating Images for Compositonal Merger (2 videos)

SECTION 4: Adobe InDesign (35+ videos)

• Video #1: The Preferences
• Video #2: The Workspace
• Video #3: Page Setup
• Video #4A-C: Color Palettes, Gradients, Screen Tints (3 videos)
• Video #5: Layers
• Video #6: Pathfinders
• Video #7: Drawing with the Pentool
• Video #8A-C: Typography (3 videos)
• Video #9: Shaping Textblocks
• Video #10A,B: Tabs (2 videos)
• Video #11: Stylesheets
• Video #12: Importing Graphics
• Video #13: Pasting Into Shapes
• Video #14: Incline Graphics
• Video #15A-K: Page Layout Sequence (11 videos)
• Video #16: Package for Output
• Video #17: Low-resolution PDF files
• Video #18: Hi-resolution PDF files

SECTION 5: Concept to Output, Project Development (8 videos)

• Video #1A-H: THE LEARNING PROJECT-Merging Elements-Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (8 videos)
• FINAL LAYOUT

BONUS INSTRUCTION: A variety of specialized software applications including, PDF
Portfolio development, interactive PDF files, Press-ready files, and more. (25+ videos)

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