Skillshare Courses

Digital Art and Design
My favorite design courses at Skillshare.com.

*INDEX - Skillshare is My Favorite Online Learning star
Skillshare.com is my favorite online learning platform. We all know how fast things change and I find that Skillshare is among the first to offer courses for the newest advances and trending topics.

Animation Made Easy Apple Keynote by Ahmad Ghassan star
In this Skillshare course entitled Animation Made Easy With Apple Keynote by Ahmad Ghassan, you will learn how to make animations using mostly Keynote and finishing in Apple Motion.

Basic Shapes and Flat Illustrations - Skillshare star
One of the most popular trends in design is flat illustration. One fun project that is great for flat illustrations is to draw animals from basic shapes. If you want to draw your own animal characters, below are some great courses that I really enjoyed.

Basic Shapes and Flat Illustrations - Skillshare star
One fun project that is great for flat illustrations is to draw animals from basic shapes. If you want to draw your own animal characters, here are some great courses that I really enjoyed.

Color Fundamentals Understanding RGB CMYK Pantone star
In this Skillshare course entitled Color Fundamentals: Understanding RGB, CMYK + Pantone by Nayda Cruz, Cruz teaches her process for working with color and maintaining color consistency in her designs.

Complete Guide to iMovie Alli Barlett star
In this one hour and 40 minutes course entitled iMovie The Complete Guide to iMovie: Beginner to Expert, Alli Barlett does a good job of covering all of iMovie's features.

Create Final Cut Pro X Transitions in Motion 5 star
Brian Garcia, high school video production teacher, shares his knowledge about creating customized transitions for Final Cut Pro using Motion 5. He concentrates specifically on the transition process, so it will help if you have prior knowledge.

Design & Bind Your Creative Portfolio - Skillshare star
In Design & Bind Your Own Creative Portfolio, Bonnie Christine walks her students through creating both an online and print version of a creative portfolio. As she is a surface pattern designer and artist, the example portfolio is for pattern design.

Design a Digital Planner in Affinity Designer star
In this Skillshare course Design a Digital Planner with Vectors in Affinity Designer, Liz Kohler Brown teaches how to create a digital planner in Affinity Designer.

Design Christmas Collections in Procreate and PS star
In this Skillshare class, entitled Design Christmas Collections in Procreate and Photoshop by Kristina Hultkrantz, demonstrates her process for creating a mini collection of Christmas motifs. The collection consists of one main illustration and two complimentary patterns.

Digitize Artwork & Lettering & Create Planner Accs star
In this new Skillshare online course, Digitize Your Artwork & Lettering & Create Custom Planner Accessories with Silhouette, Ana Baker teaches how to create printable planner assets from your own artwork and the Silhouette cutting machine.

E-Courses for Creatives star
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. I love this site because the subscription price is low but you have access to over 17,000 project-based courses. Project-based instruction is one of the best ways to learn a new skill.

Etsy Clip Art that Sells by Shalece Christiansen star
In this 41 minute Skillshare.com course, Turn Your Watercolor Florals into Etsy Clip Art that Sells, the author Shalece Elynne Christiansen discusses in detail her process for converting her analog watercolor designs in to clip art for sale on Etsy.

Exploring 3D & Other New Features in Procreate 5.2 star
Are you ready for Procreate 5.2? Delores Naskrent has a great course entitled Procreate 5.2 How to Make Features Work for You. In this Skillshare course, she talks about and demonstrates her favorite updates to the program.

Get Discovered Knockout Portfolio - Sarah Rapp star
Get Discovered With a Knockout Portfolio is a Skillshare video course, taught by Sarah Rapp, introducing Behance and online portfolios.

Growing Your Creative Business Through Instagram star
In this Skillshare course, Growing Your Creative Business Through Instagram, Cat Coquillette shares her best tips for growing your creative business on Instagram.

Hand Lettering 3 Easy Steps to Typography Styles star
In this Skillshare course, entitled Hand Lettering Practice: 3 Easy Steps to Explore New Typography Styles, Vinitha Mammen shares her three step process for creating your own typography style in Procreate.

How to Create Animations for YouTube with Keynote star
In this Skillshare course, entitled How to Create Animations for YouTube with Keynote, Martin Lehmann teaches a good introduction to Apple Keynote.

How To Draw Cute & Kawaii Cartoon Cat by Ecky O star
In this Skillshare course, How To Draw Cute And Kawaii Cartoon Cat by Ecky O, you will learn the author's process for creating cute and Kawaii styled cats.

How to Draw the Head from Every Angle: Part One star
In this 15 min Skillshare course, Nina Rycroft teaches her students her technique for drawing character heads and facial details in different views, including front, side and back views.

Intro to Generative Art in Processing star
This Skillshare course entitled Intro to Generative Art in Processing by Hadeel Alharthi will introduce you to creating art using the Processing editor and the Java language.

Motion Make Text Reveal Animations Using Masks star
In this short course, entitled 'Apple Motion: Make Text Reveal Animations, Using Masks', from Siren Productions, you will learn how to create three types of text reveal animations in Apple Motion. The animation that I found most interesting was the write on or handwriting effect.

PFL - Complex Pattern Swatches - Helen Bradley star
In Photoshop for Lunch - Complex Pattern Swatches, Helen Bradley demonstrates how to create a pattern from several icon shapes. You will learn how to control the positions of the icons to make this a repeatable pattern. You will also use the Pattern Fill window to test your pattern.

Photoshop New Textile Designer - Delores Naskrent star
In this Skillshare online course, Pattern Design with the New Photoshop Extension Adobe Textile Designer, by Delores Naskrent, you will learn how to use Adobe Textile Designer.

Procreate Animation - Holiday Greeting Card star
In this Skillshare course entitled Procreate Animation: Animate a Personalized Holiday Greeting Card, Isaiah Cardona walks you through his five step process for creating an animated holiday greeting card.

Review - 20 Illustrator Color tips Helen Bradley star
In this Skillshare course by Helen Bradley, entitled 20 Adobe Illustrator Color tips in 20 mins - A Graphic Design for Lunch Class, you will learn all about how to work with color in Adobe Illustrator.

Review - Bends and Blends in Adobe Illustrator star
In this Skillshare course entitled Bends and Blends in Adobe Illustrator, Helen Bradley takes you step-by-step through her process for making beautiful geometric art using the Bend and Blend tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Review - Color Theory Basics for Graphic Designers star
Have you ever wanted to create your own color palette but didn't know where to start? In this Skillshare course entitled Color Theory Basics for Graphic Designers - Creating Color Palettes by Lindsay Marsh, you will learn how to build a simple custom color palette for any type of project.

Review - Digital Illustration Basics: Painterly star
In this free 25 minute video course on Skillshare, Jasmine Love takes you through her digital painting technique using Photoshop and a pen and tablet. She demonstrates her complete process from hand drawn sketch to the final illustration.

Review - Digital Paintings With Processing star
In this Skillshare course Create Abstract Digital Paintings With Processing, Benjamin Halsall teaches how to use Processing to create abstract digital paintings with a random layout of images.

Review - Mandala Creation With Affinity Designer star
In this Skillshare course, entitled Mandala Creation With Affinity Designer, Aldara B. Dios shares her techniques for creating beautiful mandalas.

Review - Online Teaching with Google Slides star
If you teach online and want to create your own teaching slides, Kayla Kitterman has a Skillshare course, entitled Online Teaching with Google Slides, that's just right for you. Her techniques can be used for almost any age group or subject.

Review - Understand & Using RGB, CMYK & SPOT COLOR star
In this Skillshare course entitled Understanding and Using RGB, CMYK and SPOT COLOR!, Kimberly Gonzalez teaches you how to use RGB, CMYK and spot colors. She begins with a short introduction of the different color models.

Review - Zentangle Inspired Art In Procreate star
In this Skillshare course, Tracy Anne Wilkinson teaches her technique for Zentangling on the iPad with Procreate. She teaches her digital version of the traditional Zentangle method, by demonstrating how to draw eight Zentangle patterns. The final project is to combine these patterns into your own Z

Review Create a Grid System by Rob Sutcliffe star
In this Skillshare course, entitled Create a Grid System, Rob Sutcliffe covers creating and using grid systems for mobile and web design. This course is part of a series entitled UI Design Bootcamp also by Rob Sutcliffe.

Review Draw Your Notes Intro to Visual Note-Taking star
This Skillshare course entitled Draw Your Notes: Intro to Visual Note-Taking by Wallis and Sarah from the Ink Factory Studio shows a fun, visual way to take notes.

Review Illustrator Basics The Shape Builder Tool star
In this Skillshare course entitled Illustrator Basics: The Shape Builder Tool, Dylan Mierzwinski shares one of her favorite Illustrator tools and shows how it enhances her workflow. She includes four downloadable pdfs that are step-by-step instructions for creating cute monster graphics.

Review Layout Design Theory Create Strong Designs star
In this course, entitled Layout Design Theory - Create Strong Designs, Lindsay Marsh explores the best practices for building strong and unifying layouts. She shares her process for using a grid system to block out each design element. She covers several examples, including editorial and UX design.

Review Teacher Tips Designing A Successful Class star
In this Skillshare course entitled Teacher Tips Designing A Successful Skillshare Class, Jake Barlett shares his best tips and practices for designing his Skillshare courses.

Teacher iMovie Tips and Tricks by Tabitha Park star
In this twelve minute course, entitled Teacher Tips: Easy Tips and Tricks for Using iMovie to Edit Your Skillshare Class, Skillshare Top Teacher Tabitha Park shares her best practices for creating her photography courses in Apple iMovie.

Two Skillshare Courses for Creatives star
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. For the price of a low-cost subscription, you can view over 17,000 project-based courses, including creative, business, technology and lifestyle topics. As a long-time member of Lynda.com, I was curious as to how Skillshare compared.

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