Submitted by colleen on 22 August 2013 - 11:30pm.
It was a windfall week in video training if you're ready to move past Deke's beginner-level courses and you're using Creative Cloud. This week, online training company lynda.com released CC-friendly versions of both Photoshop One-on-One: Intermediate and Illustrator One-on-One: Intermediate.
The Photoshop course tackles those next-level features like the potentially useful Content-Aware tools, adjusting photographic tone with the Levels command, adding and managing text in your graphic, creative control via Layer Styles, and printing (to mention a few subjects). Click the image below to see the full table of contents at lynda.com:
Meanwhile, the Illustrator course covers vital layout features like Layers and Groups, the controlling your objects with the Pathfinder panel, understanding Swatches and Stacking order, the oh-so-cool and useful Gradient features, and (again) more. You can click this image to see the full TOC of the Illustrator course:
If you're not quite ready to become a member of lynda.com, but you're interested in taking this dekeInstruction for a test drive, I have two useful ideas for you:
First, you can get a free week's subscription to lynda.com by going to lynda.com/deke. A week will let you peruse these two courses, as well as the bajillion other videos available. (At least, it was a bajillion last time I checked. Probably more than that now.)
Also, lynda.com always unlocks a certain number of movies in any new course. For instance, you can check out "Using the Pattern Generator" without being a member (temporary or otherwise). The movies that are listed in blue in any lynda.com course TOC are free to all. Read more »