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  • Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

    Gain a solid foundation in the basics of drawing to become the artist you've always wanted to be. This course will help you become familiar with paper type, drawing styles, techniques, and basic principles of perspective, layout and design.

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  • Introduction to Guitar

    Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.

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  • Introduction To Interior Design

    Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the know-how to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.

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  • Music Made Easy

    Gain complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony and recognize pitches on the musical staff and keyboard. By the end of this course, you'll be able to read, write, and even play simple pieces of music!

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Graphic Art

  • Intermediate InDesign CC

    Learn to use advanced features in Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) to produce professional brochures, forms, and documents. This course will not only make you comfortable designing and planning workflows and templates but also efficient and effective to amp up your publications.

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  • Intermediate Photoshop

    Photoshop CC
    Take a giant leap forward in the way you creatively and productively use Photoshop. This course explores the more advanced features of Photoshop CC including layers, layer masks, Smart Objects, and others that let you re-edit images and create templates that you can edit and use again and again.
     
    Photoshop CS5
    Learn to more creatively and productively use Photoshop. This course explores the more advanced features of Photoshop CS5 including layers, layer masks, Smart Objects, and others that let you re-edit images and create templates for professional-looking images that are print or web ready.
     
    Photoshop CS6
    Gain skills using Photoshop that will allow you to be more productive and creative. Discover more advanced features of Photoshop CS6 including layers, layer masks, Smart Objects, and others in this hands-on course that prepares you to create images that are ready for print or the web.

  • Introduction to Illustrator CS6

    This course includes hands-on lessons and assignments that will challenge your creativity and growing skill as you learn to design and draw vector art, work with shape gradients, and manipulate color images using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

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  • Introduction to InDesign

    InDesign CC
    Learn how to use Adobe InDesign CC software to create professional-quality letterhead, brochures, forms, eBooks, business materials and more. This course uses hands-on exercises and expert instruction to help you discover how the program features relate to producing actual useable documents.
     
    InDesign CS5
    You don't have to be an artist or designer to create professional-quality letterhead, brochures, eBooks, business materials and more using Adobe InDesign CS6. This course uses hands-on exercises and expert instruction to help you use the program features to producing actual useable documents.
     
    InDesign CS6
    You don't have to be an artist or designer to create professional-quality letterhead, brochures, eBooks, business materials and more using Adobe InDesign CS6. This course uses hands-on exercises and expert instruction to help you use the program features to producing actual useable documents.

  • Introduction to Photoshop

    Photoshop CC
    Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC, the world's best graphics program, to edit and process photos and create original images. This course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.
     
    Photoshop CS5
    Learn to use Adobe Photoshop CS5, the world's best graphics program, to edit and process photos and create original images. This course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CS5 with confidence.
     
    Photoshop CS6
    Learn to use the world's best graphics program, Adobe Photoshop CS6, to edit and process photos and create original images. This course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CS6 with confidence.

  • Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

    Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (also called Photoshop CC) to edit and enhance your photographic images.  

    Part 1:  Master the use of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud to edit and enhance your digital images and give them a professional polish. This course includes simple, step-by-step instructions to guide you through the many tools that make this software so popular and unique.

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    Part 2:  Expand your skills in Photoshop CC. In this second course, you will learn many advanced techniques using layering, special effects, filters, combining multiple images, and even restoring old photos to become a Photoshop CC guru.

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  • Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer

    Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to do everything from quick fixes to detailed enhancements that greatly improve the look of your digital images

    Part 1:  Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to do everything from quick fixes to detailed enhancements that greatly improve the look of your digital images. This course will take you from a novice to an accomplished user.

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    Part 2:  Gain confidence and take your skills in Photoshop Elements to the next level. This course is packed with hands-on activities and step-by-step instructions to help you master editing and enhancing images using Photoshop Elements.

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Photography

  • Discover Digital Photography

    Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.

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  • Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

    Make the most of your scrapbooking talents to show off your photos and memorabilia with digital scrapbooking. This course provides hands-on experience building scrapbook pages, using artistic journaling, and producing your own artwork with Photoshop Elements.

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  • Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC

    Save time as you enhance and manage your digital photos. This course will show you how to effectively edit and organize photos using Lightroom Classic CC with hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises that will help you perfect your digital photo collections.

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  • Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

    Break through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure, and more to take your photography to the next level.

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  • Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

    Discover how your nature photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots. This course will help you explore composition and lighting as you master your digital camera's controls and features to take exceptional nature photos in no time.

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  • Photographing People With Your Digital Camera

    Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos. 

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  • Photography Suite

    Learn everything from photography fundamentals to advanced portrait techniques to advance your photography.  This suite of courses includes three courses that include: Discover Digital Photography, Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera, and Photographing People with Your Digital Camera.  

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  • Secrets of Better Photography

    Learn to take outstanding photos and get the best results whether you are using a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or your phone camera. Each lesson contains exercises and assignments to help you apply techniques learned using your own camera and make a distinctive difference in your photos.

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  • Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

    Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques digital photographers need to capture inspiring scenes from around the world. This course teaches photography techniques that are both traditional and unique to digital technology so you can be prepared to create high-quality shots that will captivate viewers.

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Web Design

  • Intermediate CSS And HTML

    Use CSS3 and HTML5 to streamline code that adapts to a variety of devices, screen resolutions, Web browsers, and user needs as you build modern websites. This course takes your CSS and HTML skills to the next level by teaching the methods the pros use to quickly build responsive sites that are easy to maintain and modify.

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  • Advanced HTML and CSS

    Learn the essentials of CSS3 and HTML5—languages that have redefined how modern web pages are created. In this course, you'll receive hand-on experience to develop skills for designing faster, more intuitive, exciting and interactive websites even for mobile devices.

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  • Advanced Web Pages

    If you want to build websites from the ground up, this is the course for you. You'll learn the latest programming languages with step-by-step instructions to help you build easy-to-use, interactive websites that work in any browsing environment.

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  • Creating Web Pages

    Learn the basics HTML so you can design, create, and post your very own website. This course will help you plan content, structure and layout of your website, create neatly formatted text, build links, and add color, graphics and tables, as well as understand no-cost web marketing strategies and SEO.

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  • Creating WordPress Websites

    This series of courses will take you from having zero experience and knowledge of web design to more advanced techniques.  
     
    Part 1:  Create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites without any coding! This course provides hands-on experience creating web pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing a site's look and feel, and working with user-friendly features.
     
    Part 2:  Discover how to add features to and customize websites built with WordPress, the world's most popular website building platform. This course will help you build interactive sites where visitors can comment on your articles, fill out forms and applications, buy your products, and even make appointments.
     

  • Designing Effective Websites

    Master the basics of web design and learn to build sites that are better and more effective. This course provides powerful graphic design techniques for attractive websites and is a must for Web designers — giving the tips and tools that will help your site stand-out from all the others.

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  • Front End Developer Suite

    Learn to create state-of-th-art responsive websites using modern CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript.  Learn to build fully responsive websites optimized for mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, and desktop viewing environments.  This course bundle includes: Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5, Introduction to JavaScript, and Responsive Web Design.

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  • Introduction to PHP and MySQL

    Learn how to create dynamic web pages and interactive websites using the PHP programming language and MySQL database server. This course provides clear, step-by-step instructions and useful templates for creating a complete website capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database.

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  • Web Design Value Suite

    Create your own webpages and websites after learning everything from web design layout to CSS3/HTML5 and Javascript.  This course bundle includes three courses: Creating Web Pages, Intro to CSS3 and HTML5, and Intro to Javascript.

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