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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe.com has self-paced courses and instructor-led courses for a price. (I didn’t get the
cost – the site loaded so slowly that I gave up before getting that information)
http://www.adobe.com/training/

Free Illustrator Tutorials from Colleges and Universities:
1. The University of Washington
   http://online.caup.washington.edu/courses/LarcWI01/LARC440/illustrator_home.htm
2. Iowa State – Hidden Tricks
   http://www.design.iastate.edu/LABS/tutorials/illustrator/illtut0003.html
3. Brown University Wiki – short tutorial
   https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/CISDOC/Illustrator+Tutorial
4. Whitman – Intro to making posters
   http://www.whitman.edu/geology/Illustrator%20Web/index1.htm
5. Florida Atlantic University handout
   http://www.coe.fau.edu/abinder/handouts/Itutor1.htm
6. U C Berkley http://www-dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu/cp208/illustrator.htm
7. Painting with Illustrator (Virginia)
   http://www.arch.virginia.edu/computing/training/online/illustrator/illustrator_Painting
   .htm
8. Johnson C Smith http://www.jcsu.edu/news/printshop/tutorials.htm

Some other free sites:
1. Smashing Magazine has two pages of Adobe Illustrator tutorials: Part 1:
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/03/adobe-illustrator-tutorials/
2. and Part 2: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/02/05/illustrator-tutorials-best-
    of/
3. Mike’s Sketch Pad has a multi-part tutorial on The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration
    for Illustrator. http://www.sketchpad.net/illustrator.htm
4. Designer Today has free tutorials for graphic design software including Illustrator and
    Corel. http://www.designertoday.com/Tutorials/Illustrator.aspx
5. About.com has video and other tutorials for essential techniques and fun tutorials that
    include such topics as Making Party Invitations, and Creating a Pop-up Box
6. http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/illustratortutorials/Essential_Tutorials_for_Adobe_Il
    lustrator.htm
7. Pixel2Life http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/adobe_illustrator/
8. Tutorial Guide http://www.tutorialguide.net/tutorial.php?sub=Adobe%20Illustrator
9. Creative Cow http://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobeillustrator
10. Learn It 2 http://www.learnit2.com/tutorial%20013/
11. Tech FAQ http://www.tech-faq.com/illustrator-tutorials.shtml
12. Lunar Eclipse - Fun with Illustrator http://www.lunareclipse.net/graphics.htm
CorelDRAW:
Tutorials and courses from colleges and universities:

1. University of Arizona Corel Draw 12 The Basics
   http://www.neurobio.arizona.edu/facilities/photo_graphics/cdr12/index.html
2. NC State University - Mitosis Animation
   http://www.ncsu.edu/scivis/lessons/cell2/cell2.html (I don’t know when you’d ever
   need this, but if you have an interest in science it might be fun.)
3. Edgecomb Community College Ed2go CorelDRAW X3 ($55 for a 6 week instructor-
   led course) http://www.ed2go.com/edgecombecc/

1.   Corel.com http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1152796556718
2.   Computer Technical Tutorials http://www.techtutorials.info/cordraw.html
3.   Advanced Artist http://www.advancedartist.com/tutorials.html
4.   Mike’s Sketch Pad has a multi-part tutorial on The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration
     for Corel Draw. http://www.sketchpad.net/corel.htm
5.   Designer Today has free tutorials for graphic design software including Illustrator and
     Corel. http://www.designertoday.com/Tutorials/Illustrator.aspx
6.   Tech FAQ http://www.tech-faq.com/corel-draw-tutorials.shtml
7.   Designer Info’s Producing a Logo with Corel Draw http://designer-
     info.com/Draw/corel_draw_tutorial.htm
8.   Grafx Design http://www.grafx-design.com/coreltut.html

Photoshop:
   1. There are a lot of short tutorials on specific topics at Tutorialized.
      http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Photoshop/1
   2. Photoshop Tutorials: http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/
   3. HP has a free course for Intermediate Photoshop CS2 which may transfer to ps2
      http://h30240.www3.hp.com/courses/overview/p/courseId/31733
   4. Chabot College Photoshop Step by Step Handouts:
      http://www.chabotcollege.edu/ITC/guides/#Photoshop (by the way there are many
      other handouts on this page for Excel, Word, Blackboard, Adobe pdf, etc. )
   5. If you’d like to take an on-line course with an instructor check out the ed2go
      Photoshop courses at Edgecomb Community College
      http://www.ed2go.com/edgecombecc/ I think most of the Photoshop courses are
      taught by Beverly Schultz; I took her course on photography and I found her to be
      a good instructor. I wouldn’t hesitate to take another course with her. (There are
      many other teaching institutions that offer ed2go courses if you’d rather take one
      in your home state. http://www.ed2go.com/ )
Design

Free courses and tutorials from colleges and universities:

1. Graphic Design Basics from San Diego University
   http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/ET650_online/MAPPS/GDBasics.html
2. Graphic Design from Duke University
   http://www.math.duke.edu/education/ccp/resources/write/design/graphicindex.html
3. Cornell Art, Design, and Visual Thinking http://char.txa.cornell.edu/
4. MIT Computation Design 1: Theory and Applications (This is from Open Course
   Ware which consists of lecture notes, reading assignments, etc from an actual college
   course.) http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Architecture/4-520Fall-
   2005/CourseHome/index.htm
5. MIT Fundamentals of Computational Media Design
   http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Media-Arts-and-Sciences/MAS-
   110Spring2003/CourseHome/index.htm
6. MIT Computer Graphics http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-
   Computer-Science/6-837Fall2003/CourseHome/index.htm
7. Online Graphic Design Courses and Tutorials Offered Free by Top Universities and
   Educational Websites
   http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Online_Graphic_Design_Courses_and_Tutorials_Of
   fered_Free_by_Top_Universities_and_Educational_Websites.html
1. Computer Graphics and Design
   http://web.archive.org/web/20060521221448/http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Compute
   rAnimation/CompAn_Graphix.html
2. Ag Design – a Graphic Designer’s blog (it’s very visually busy)
   http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/
3. Design Web Resources from the Library at the University of Michigan
   http://www.lib.umich.edu/aael/article.php?articleID=80
4. Computer Art and Design from Wanna Learn
   http://www.wannalearn.com/Fine_Arts/Visual_Art/Computer_Art_and_Graphic_Desi
   gn/
5. The Graphic Reporter http://graphicreporter.com/tutorials/design_tutorials.html

Miscellaneous:
1. Grafica Obscura http://www.graficaobscura.com/?/lasercut/index.html
2. Drawing and Graphic tutorials at Computer Technical Tutorials
   http://www.techtutorials.info/draw.html
3. Grafx Design http://www.grafx-design.com/tutorials.html
4. University of Toledo Imaging Tools http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/imagingtools.html
5. Laser Cutter and CorelDRAW
   http://www.media.mit.edu/physics/pedagogy/fab/laserprint/tutorial.html

From about.com
1. Graphics Software http://graphicssoft.about.com/
2. Beginner Basics
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/beginnerbasics/Graphics_Software_Beginner_Basics
    .htm
(Pertains to Desktop Publishing):
3. Elements of Graphic Design
    http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/graphicdesign/a/designbasics_2.htm
4. Graphic Design Basics
    http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designbasicsindex/Graphic_Design_Basics.htm
5. Design Basics http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/graphicdesign/a/designbasics.htm