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Online Courses

Our courses will help you to: 

  • Master industry-standard applications
  • Learn best practices from industry experts
  • Practice creative techniques and workflows
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes and exams
  • Prepare for official Adobe Certified exams
  • Be inspired to create amazing designs and art

25+ courses

with over 200 hours of video training, quizzes and real life creative exercises

Certified Training

official training provider and partner for Adobe

200,000+ students

taught online, at seminars
and in classrooms

15 million+ views

and over 600 free tutorials
on our YouTube channel


Where to start?

Whether you are just starting out or just looking to refresh your knowledge of creative applications and techniques, our online courses will provide you a clear and smooth learning experience.

Use the table below to find out, which creative tools you will need to master for each creative career path:

Creative careers

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe XD
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Cinema 4D

Graphic Design

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Illustration

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Editorial Design

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Packaging Design

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Photo Editing

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Motion Design

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Video Editing

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UX/UI Design

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Web Design

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3D Design

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Digital Art

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Adobe Photoshop is the most advanced image editing and manipulation application used by graphic designers, photographers, retouchers, digital artists, web designers and hobbyists.

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics application. Graphic designers all around the world use Illustrator every day to create beautiful artwork for logos, web, print, video and mobile.

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading page design and layout application used by designers to create books, newspapers, magazines, brochures, posters, flyers and digital publications. Understanding InDesign gives you precise control over typography, page layout and interactivity.

Adobe After Effects is used in a vast number of industries, including TV, web and film, for creating dazzling motion graphics.

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-standard tool for editing audio/visual material and used by filmmakers and broadcasters for TV, web and film.

Adobe XD is the software professionals use to design, prototype and share user experience for web and mobile devices.

Adobe Lightroom is the industry leading photo editing and cataloguing application. It gives you everything you need to edit, organise, store and share your photos across desktop, mobile and web.

Cinema 4D is without a doubt one of the most intuitive 3D applications out there. It allows you to create 3D projects from scratch, and go through the entire process of modelling, lighting, texturing, animating and rendering. 

Whichever creative career you decide to focus your studies on, our courses will cover everything you need to know. Build a solid foundation first with our MasterClasses and Essential Skill courses and dive deeper into specific design fields with our Creative Workflow courses.

You can choose to buy individual courses or Access All Courses with our Standard Membership.

Read more about how to get started as a Graphic Designer if you want to find out what you will need!


Course Library

We have a growing library of courses teaching industry standard design applications for all levels of users. With over 200 hours of video training our courses cover all the necessary skills, techniques and theories required for existing and future creative professionals.

9 MasterClasses

Each MasterClass takes you from beginner to advanced level in the creative application of your choice. Master the tools of the trade in the order of your choice!

  • Illustrator 2021 - Desktop & iPad
  • Photoshop 2021 - Desktop & iPad  
  • InDesign 2021
  • Lightroom 2021 - Desktop & iPad
  • After Effects 2021
  • Premiere Pro 2021
  • Cinema 4D

6 Creative Workflow courses

Our Workflow courses are all about applying your skills on real projects with real briefs. Time to get your hands dirty!

  • Drawing Monsters 
  • App Design with Adobe XD
  • Character Design 
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Parallax Slider Design
  • Typographic Poster Design 

6 Essential Skill courses

Master the skills that, as a creative professional, you need every day:

  • How to make Professional selections
  • File Management with Adobe Bridge 
  • Masking
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Working with Images 
  • Working with Type

4 Design Theory courses

Learn about the design industry, how to get started as a designer and how to craft a successful creative career.

  • Photoshop Certified Expert exam
  • How to Become a Designer 
  • Life After University 
  • Foundations of Creative Cloud
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    What is included in our courses?

    All our courses primarily consist of recorded video lessons, showing techniques step-by-step and explaining theories and principles in great detail. As a student you can watch these video lessons as many times as you wish and you can also pause them to follow along with the included exercise files. This is the closest learning experience to an instructor-led classroom training with the added advantage of setting the pace of the training to your preference. You can even adjust the speed of the video playback, whether you wish to slow them down or speed them up.

    Your progress is automatically tracked by finishing each lesson. This helps you to have regular breaks while studying and be able to easily continue where you left off. You can reach 100% completion rate for a course when you completed all the lessons (videos, quizzes, guides, etc.) and at this point you will automatically receive a course completion certificate, which you can download as a PDF.

    Exercise Files are usually located in the first chapter of each course. You should download these when starting the course and make sure you allow yourself time to practice all the techniques covered in the video lessons to make sure you understand and will remember everything.

    In some of our MasterClasses you can also test your knowledge with Interactive Quizzes at the end of each chapter. These lessons require a minimum passing rate in order to mark them complete. In case of these courses not finishing the quizzes will prevent you to receive the Course Completion Certificate.

    In our Exam Preparation courses you will also find Test Exams with randomized questions, simulating the real Adobe Certified exams and helping you to prepare for successfully passing them.

    Who are your courses aimed at?

    Anyone interested and very passionate about starting a creative career, even if you are a complete beginner! Passion and motivation is key to learning any skills so we encourage students  to put in the effort and time  to learn and practice along with our courses to see real progress.

    Our courses have helped individuals attain skills needed to become a Graphic Designer, Retoucher, UX/Web designer, Illustrators to Video Editors.  Our courses have also helped existing professionals upskill and improve their creative and technical skills.

    What languages are your courses available in?

    All our courses are in English but subtitles (closed captions) are available for selected courses in English and Mandarin. We are planning to add more subtitles in the future based on demand.

    You can also choose from 30+ languages for the navigation of our course platform from your Student Account Profile.

    Change language of course platform navigation within your Profile settings.


    Our instructors

    Martin Perhiniak

    Graphic Designer, Illustrator and
    Adobe Certified Instructor

    Voted as one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world and currently providing consultancy to WPP, Adobe's largest Creative Cloud enterprise customer.

    With over fifteen years of experience as a practising designer his online courses not only cover the technical knowledge you need. Martin also teaches a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a graphic designer and illustrator on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels.

    Ozgur Gorgun

    Filmmaker, Photographer, Motion Designer and 
    Adobe Certified Instructor

    Ozgur has been working in the film and TV industry both in the UK and abroad for over a decade. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Video Specialist and Instructor. He is also one of the very few Maxon Certified Cinema 4D Trainers in the world.

    Ozgur taught and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry such as SKY, BBC, Sony Pictures, ITV, Google, Microsoft, to name a few. He considers it a privilege to be able to contribute to that "lightbulb moment" when a creative person learns a new skill.


    Requirements

    Most of our courses don't require any prior knowledge or skill apart from basic computer skills. Our step by step courses will help you to start with the foundations and get to an intermediate or advanced skill level by the end of the training.

    The video lessons in all of our courses can only be accessed online, there is no option to download them. This is to prevent potential illegal copies and distribution. You can however download exercise files and PDF guides included in our courses. For a good learning experience we recommend having stable and fast internet connection.

    It is important to have an active Creative Cloud subscription to be able to practice the techniques covered in our courses. For Pro Members it is also essential to have access to Adobe applications in order to complete creative assignments. Access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications is not included with our courses or memberships and we cannot offer student discounts for these. Please enquire here about available student discounts in your area or find out more information on Creative Cloud subscription fees here.

    We recommend investing into a good laptop or computer (our courses are tailored for both Mac and PC users). You can find out more information on the specifications recommended by Adobe to run their Creative Cloud applications here. We suggest using a mouse instead of a trackpad in case you are styuding with a laptop. A mouse will allow faster and more convenient editing in most creative tools. For courses on illustration, drawing and retouching we also recommend investing into a pen tablet or pen display for a better and more intuitive input and experience. You can read more about the tools and devices we use at Yes I'm a Designer and can recommend for our students and you can find some of our product reviews here: Product Reviews for Designers (Designer's Kit).


    Certification

    All of our courses come with Course Completion Certificates. You can reach 100% completion rate for a course when you completed all the lessons (videos, quizzes, guides, etc.) and at this point you will automatically receive a course completion certificate, which you can download as a PDF. This document proofs that you attended and successfully completed an Adobe Certified online training led by an Adobe Certified Instructor.

    Course completion certificate generated with issue date and Adobe Certified Instructors signature.

    Although our course completion certificates can be used to prove that you completed Adobe certified training materials, it doesn't mean that you will automatically be certified by Adobe for a specific application that the course covered. To become Certified by Adobe you need to pass the official product exam. You can find out more about these here. Adobe is currently working on releasing new versions of these exams, so you might need to enquire from them directly if you cannot find the exam that you are looking for. 

    We are not able to help with booking exams and they are not included in our courses or memberships. We provide courses (MasterClasses and Exam Preparation courses) to help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Exams. We are proud to say that hundreds of our students already passed these exams successfully.


    Access to Courses

    There are two ways to access our courses: you can either buy them separately, which will give you life-time access to them or you can choose to join one of our Membership options, which will give you temporary access to them. You can read more about these subscription-based programs here.

    We aim to provide 24/7 uninterrupted access to our courses, however occasionally there might be short periods when the access might slow down due to server maintenance. We always try to let our students know in advance in case we expect some temporary access issues. These down times happen very rarely (a few hours per year) and we are working hard with our server providers to further reduce this rate.

    Please email us if you experience any technical issues or having problems accessing the courses.


    Refund policy

    We aim to provide the best learning experience and support for our students. However, in case for any reason you are not satisfied with our content or service you can request a refund by clicking on the red icon on the bottom right corner of this page. You will need to choose the following options and fill out the form after the third step:

    1. I am enrolled to your course(s) and need help!

    2. Yes I'm a Designer website

    3. I would like to get a refund.

    We guarantee full refund for a 30 days period after purchase, as long as you haven't completed more than 10% of the course (or courses). Unfortunately we cannot process even partial refunds if either you passed the 10% completion rate or you asked for the refund beyond the 30 days limit.


    Memberships

    Standard Membership - Access All Courses

    We have a growing library of courses teaching industry standard design applications for all levels of users. With over 200 hours of video training our courses cover all the necessary skills, techniques and theories required for existing and future creative professionals.

    Our Standard Membership is a great option If you are interested to access all of our courses for a small monthly fee. You can find out more about this subscription here.

    As a Standard Member you will gain immediately access to all of our courses for the duration of your paid period. You can cancel your subscription at any time (more information here).

    As a paying Standard Member you will also automatically get enrolled to any new courses we release and you will receive emails on updates (new chapters, new exercises, etc.) when they are added to existing courses.

    In case you are interested to own a life-time access to some of our courses, then you should buy them individually or as a bundle:


    Pro Membership - Access All Courses + Projects and Mentoring

    Our Pro Membership is specifically designed for those who wish to get additional guidance and help besides accessing all of our courses. We provide personal feedback and mentoring to our Pro Members on their work. Choose from 45+ real, industry-standard creative briefs from Career Paths - like Illustration, Graphic Design, UX Design - allowing you to develop a portfolio, based on your interests and career goals.

    Here is a detailed comparison between the Standard and Pro Membership subscriptions:


    Features

    STANDARD Membership

    PRO Membership

    200+ hours of online video training

    Growing library of courses teaching industry standard design applications for all levels of users.

    Adobe Certified courses

    Learn from Adobe Certified Instructors and prepare from official Adobe Certification exams.

    Quizzes and downloadable exercise files

    Test your knowledge by taking quizzes and practice everything you learn with structured exercises and useful training materials.

    Creative projects with briefs

    Choose from various Career Paths like Graphic Design, Illustration,
    UX & Web Design, Logo and Branding, Stationaries, etc.

    N/A

    Early access to YouTube videos

    Watch our YouTube videos months before they get released on our channel and get access to the layered working files.

    N/A

    Personalised feedback from industry experts

    Get feedback on your work from creative professionals and guidance on how to improve your portfolio and get hired.

    N/A

    Interactive webinars and priority support

    Take part in monthly live events and speak with Martin and his team of creative professionals.

    N/A

    Members-only Facebook Group

    Be inspired by joining a thriving community of creative spirits. Share your work to get valuable feedback from fellow students.

    N/A

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    Personalized Feedback on your designs

    Get two rounds of feedback per month: one via video feedback and one through our Exclusive Live Webinar. Challenge yourself to create new work, build a portfolio, get guidance from existing professionals & grow as a creative.

    With one round of video feedback and one webinar each month, we guarantee that students never have to wait longer than two weeks to get your work reviewed.

    Video Feedback

    After we receive your submission on the design you would like feedback on, you’ll receive a personalised video lesson from our Instructor.  The video will be recorded and available for all students to watch on our course platform.

    Live Webinar

    Our Live Webinar interactive is in real-time, students will have the opportunity to ask instructors questions and interact with other Pro Members and importantly get feedback on their designs.

    All-Pro Members have up to six project submission allowance per month. For best practice, we advise students not to submit more than 3 designs for each round of feedback as working on multiple assignments at the same time may lead to creative block, burn-out and eventually poor quality of work.

    • How would I be notified of Webinars and review deadlines?
      We will send out 2 emails per month on key dates and review deadlines. Students can also see this on their Pro Member Lounge if you join the Pro Membership programme.
    • How long does it take to review my design?
      Review will be provided within 14 days of submission, either via Video Feedback or on the live Webinar.
    • Will I have access to past Webinars?
      Yes, all webinars are recorded and you can rewatch them at any time and as many times you wish! As a Pro Member you can access them in the Pro Lounge.

    What happens after the review?

    If your design is Approved, then it means you have met the brief requirements, the Assignment status will be set to read Approved, and the lesson will be marked complete. 

    Please note that we will only provide feedback on designs that we feel can improve; as a result, occasionally we may Approve designs that do not need any feedback!

    If your design is Rejected, it means further refinement is needed; you will be able to make another submission for review. Once you resubmit, and you follow our feedback then we may automatically approve it without giving further feedback!

    Career Paths

    Graphic Design Career Path

    As a Graphic Designer, you need to work with text, images and graphic elements to create stunning compositions and tell a visual story. Our Graphic Design Briefs will give you an overview of popular design projects often done by a Graphic Designer such as Book Cover, Magazine Layouts and Poster Design.

    Most of these projects will require you to work in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. All three applications are essential in creating compositions and layouts.

    Illustration Career Path

    Our Illustrator Career Path briefs will mainly focus on commercial illustration, which involves creating drawings for editorial, advertising, apparel and products and for our briefs you will work on fun illustration projects such as packaging labels, drawing Monsters and vector landscapes. 

    As an Illustrator you will mainly use Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics, however, you can also use Adobe Photoshop for raster drawings, which allows for more traditional media effects, like watercolour, oil painting. If you prefer you can also use iPads / tablets and apps such as Procreate, Adobe Fresco, Illustrator on the iPad and Photoshop on the iPad.

    UX & Web Design

    Our UX & Web Design Career Path will give you the confidence to work on some exciting projects within the digital environment. Our briefs will give you an overview of popular design projects often done by a UX designer such as designing Apps, Websites and Web Banners! 

    As a UX Designer, you will mainly work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD and online visual editor platforms such as Webflow.

    Logo and Branding

    Building a Brand can seem like a pretty daunting task, but like most things, it can be broken into manageable tasks. Our Logo and Branding Career Path will give you an overview of what takes to create a successful Brand Identity and the process normally involved. 

    Our briefs will cover projects on moodboards and ideation, Logo development to creating fully functional Brand Guides.

    Most of these projects will require you to work in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. All three applications are essential in creating logo and branding guidelines.

    Gifts & Stationery

    Have you ever wanted to create your own stationery business but needed the extra push? Our Gift and Stationery Career Path will provide you with fun creative briefs to create artwork that can be used for Home Decor, Art Prints and Gifts and Greeting cards.

    Most Gift and Stationery projects will require you to work in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop. If you prefer you can also use traditional media or iPads / tablets and use apps such as Procreate, Adobe Fresco, Illustrator on the iPad and Photoshop on the iPad. 

    There may be an overlap between some Career Paths, for instance, some of our graphic Design projects may require you to do an illustration too. Some briefs in the Illustration Career Path projects can also overlap with the Gift and stationery Path.


    Exclusive Facebook Community

    Our Facebook Group for Pro Members is a place to make friends, network, share & discuss work with other creative minds from across the globe!

    Collaborate with fellow Students

    We provide the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects together. Take part in this super engaging, informative and fun experience and learn to work as a team!

    Early access to YouTube tutorials + New courses

    Pro Members automatically get early access to all new courses, industry news and our YouTube tutorials. Be the first to master new skills and receive resources!

    Career advice

    As a Pro Member we aim to provide help with your career decisions and choosing the right creative field for you based on your submissions and portfolio.

    Priority customer support

    Need help with your assignments, or having trouble understanding a creative application? Let our team of creative professionals lend you a hand.

    Please note: We may not be able to provide support on certain technical issues and you might need to directly contact Adobe.


    Billing

    You can update your billing details and which card to pay from under Billing in your Account settings. Please make sure to keep your card details up-to-date in case you have an active subscription.

    We will aim to send you notifications if we notice that you card is about to expire or if we couldn't process your subscription fee because of insufficent funds. We will try to reach you a few times and if we don't hear back from you, we will cancel your subscription and you will lose access to all the courses. 

    If you wish to restart your subscription and continue where you left off you can always return back to your account and rest assured, all your progress is saved for you.

    Available payment options:

    For individual course and bundle purchases we accept all credit cards and PayPal. Recurring subscription payments (Standard and Pro Memberships) however cannot be processed via PayPal.

    In case you are interested one of our Memberships but can only use PayPal for payment, we can only process annual subscription payments:

    • $189 for 1 year Standard Membership
    • $279 for 1 year Pro Membership

    Get in touch with us and let us know if you are willing to get one of the above annual memberships and pay via PayPal.


    Cancelling Subscription / Membership

    In case of cancelling your Membership, all your progress will stay saved in your account and you can choose to continue studying at any time by restarting your monthly subscription payment. After your last paid period ends, you will continue to have access to all of your Course Completion Certificates, but you won't be able to access any of the lessons in any of the courses.

    Cancel your current subscription(s) here.


    General questions about Memberships

    How to sign in to my account?

    Click here to access your account. Make sure to remember, which email address (or social media login) you used when creating your student account. You can reset your password at anytime if you need to.

    How to access the Courses/Projects?

    You can find all your available Courses and Projects here. Note that Projects are only available for Pro Members.

    How to submit work for review?

    In each Project you will find an Assignment lesson where you can upload your submission:

    You will be able to submit 1 design per assignment, which will be reviewed by the team within 14 days via video feedback or on the monthly webinar.

    Keep your file under 100MB and ideally in JPEG or PNG format!

    We will announce the deadline for both the monthly video review and live webinar to members via email, giving you time to submit your work by that date.

    To help you to produce the best quality of work, please read briefs properly, watch the recommended tutorials, along with any past student reviews. Please do NOT to submit more than three designs for each round of feedback. Working on multiple assignments at the same time may lead to creative block, burn-out and eventually poor quality of work.

    Where can I find my course completion certification?
    After logging into your account find the course that you completed in your Dashboard. After selecting any course with 100% completion rate you will be able to download your course completion certificate from the top left corner of the course player area:

    What is the difference between Pro and Standard Membership?
    Both give you full Access to All Courses, However as a Pro Member, we also provide additional perks such feedback on your work, creative assignments and live webinar.
    See the full comparison of the two available Memberships here.

    I work a full-time job. Will I have time for this?
    All courses are pre-recorded for you to enjoy in your time and pace. The only time-sensitive aspect is if you join our Pro Membership program, where we provide two rounds of feedback per month.

    Do I need to be available at certain times of the day/week for any course?
    There is no time restriction for our courses, All courses are pre-recorded for you to enjoy in your time and pace. 
    The only time-sensitive aspect of the Pro Membership is the two rounds of feedback we provide each month. Once a month we provide video feedback and host one live Webinar. Usually, this feedback takes place every two weeks! All students will be sent an email with the monthly deadline dates and also marked on the Pro Lounge Student Dashboard which you can access once you become a Pro Member.

    Pro Membership support email

    Does your courses guarantee me to get a job as a creative i.e. Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Video Editor?

    We cannot guarantee you to get full employment, however our courses and Pro Membership learning program have helped students improve their technical and creative skills. With a lot of hard work and effort many of our students have also achieved to:

    • Build a creative portfolio
    • Win design competitions
    • Gain recognition on platforms such as Behance and Dribbble
    • Pass Adobe Certified Exams
    • Get hired in a creative role

    General questions

    How to get better at drawing

    You can still become a successful Graphic Designer and not be good at drawing, however it is certainly a useful skill for every creative to master. There is no doubt that it is essential to be good at drawing if you wish to become an Illustrator or Digital Artist.

    We recommend taking a look at the following resources if you are looking to improve your drawing skill: 


    Need help with my portfolio

    Join our Pro Membership program, and choose from 45+ real, industry-standard creative briefs from Career Paths - like Illustration, Graphic Design, UX Design - allowing you to develop a portfolio, based on your interests and career goals.

    Useful FREE Resources:

    We only review and provide portfolio feedback to our Pro Member Students.  Please do not send us any work or CV for review.


    Making money as a designer

    Once you master creative applications you have endless options to profit from your new skills besides working as a creative professsional in a full-time position.


    Starting my career and getting paid

    It can a daunting task to start your creative career and find clients. To help you out, here are some useful articles and tips on how to start out:


    I have no budget to pay for courses

    Sadly we are unable to offer our courses for free. Please do not send us these type of requests. We are not making exceptions and never give out free coupons on any of the learning platforms our courses are hosted, unless we are running a new course release promotion. We usually announce these giveaways on our YouTube channel or in our Newsletter. If you are interested to grab these occasional opportunities make sure you subscribe to both.

    Other free learning content we provide: