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with over 200 hours of video training, quizzes and real life creative exercises
official training provider and partner for Adobe
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:
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 new Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp, that covers the most important areas of Graphic Design in a 12 Weeks long program. If you use design to complement your existing profession (ie. you are in Marketing, or a Solopreneur), but don't want to work as a professional designer, this Bootcamp will be all you need. MasterClasses dive much deeper into specific design fields covering one application completely. They are greatly advantageous for you if you know that you would primary work in a certain application (ie. a professional video editor working in Premiere Pro).
If you do wish to become a successful, highly sought out freelance designer in any field, the Pro Membership gives you access to further specialization as well as the invaluable experience of completing realistic design projects.
We have 3 tiers of Memberships tailored to these 3 distinctive needs. The Starter Membership gives you access to the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp, the Plus Membership to all our Masterclasses, while you can access the entire course library plus our 55+ Projects assignments in the Pro Membership. Please scroll down to the Memberships section to learn more of each.
Read more about how to get started as a Graphic Designer if you want to find out what you will need!
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.
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
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
Master the skills that, as a creative professional, you need every day:
- How to make Professional selections
- File Management with Adobe Bridge
- Using the Pen Tool
- Working with Images
- Working with Type
Learn about the design industry, how to get started as a designer and how to craft a successful creative career.
Some of the courses releasing later in 2021:
- Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp
- Graphic Design Theory MasterClass
- Adobe XD MasterClass
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.
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.
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.
Most of our courses don't require any prior knowledge or skill apart from basic computer skills. Our Starter Bootcamp will help you to build the foundations in skill and knowledge while our step by step MasterClasses get you to 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).
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.
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
Depends on which course you need, you will need to have an active subscription to a Membership tier that grants you access to the given course class. The Starter Bootcamp is available in all 3 tiers, MasterClasses form the 2nd, Plus tier, while Skill and Project courses, like the 365 days of Creativity is available only in the Pro Membership. You have access to the courses as long as your membership is active. 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.
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 after purchase for the 1st paid period. Unfortunately we cannot process refunds if you watched more that 10% of any of the courses, or asked for the same refund before. This means that if you received a refund for your 1st payment for the Plus Membership for example, but then resubscribe to it again, you would not be eligible for a refund again.
It is important to note that the price you joined with is always secured for you until you cancel your subscription. You can only rejoin at the current price, which may have been increased compared to your previous rate.
The Starter Membership - Access to the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp & the Starter Community
The Starter Membership is our entry level tier built around the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp and its student group on Facebook, the Starter Community.
This Membership serves as a single entry point for anyone interested in design, with a guided, welcoming experience that teaches you exactly the things you need to learn early on, at the time you need to know it. Starting in such streamlined manner helps you avoid the common overwhelm students feel when they begin to see how much there is to learn. This intimidation can lead to confusion and a ultimately a lot of time and effort wasted.
The main benefit of completing the 12 Weeks of the Bootcamp is that it accelerates all your future progress giving you strong foundations in both skill and understanding. Concepts and techniques previously floating around in your head will fall into their place, while you can move forward with work-ready skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD.
Unlike our other courses the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp is released week by week, with a project concluding each week at the end. These are similar to the Creative Briefs of the Pro Membership, and as you complete them, you can share you work in the Starter community and get feedback from fellow students. (we only offer instructor feedback in the Pro Membership)
After completing the 12 Weeks you can seamlessly progress to the Pro Membership or specialize further with the MasterClasses in the Plus.
Because this would most likely come much earlier than a year, the Starter Membership is only to be paid by the Month, there is no Yearly plan.
The Plus Membership - Access to all our MasterClass level courses
As a Plus Member you will gain continuous access to all of our MasterClasses for the duration of your paid period. Our Plus Membership is for you if you want to specialize one or more professional Adobe application in Graphic- or Motion Design. In the MasterClass courses you access in this tier we cover all the necessary skills, techniques and theories required for a peak quality, original work of a creative professional.
As a beginner, you can start with the Starter Bootcamp, and then expand your knowledge in the the three major graphic design applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), or learn the tools for a specific are of interest (eg. Lightroom and Photoshop on the iPad for photo editing on the go, or Illustrator (desktop & iPad) for digital vector art).
You will also automatically get enrolled to any new MasterClass level courses we release and you will receive emails on updates (new chapters, new exercises, etc.) when they are added to existing courses.
What you miss from the Pro Membership are the Creative Project Briefs, the Pro Community and the smaller Skill- and Project courses, as well as Pro exclusive seminars, however you do access everything from the Starter Membership including the Starter Community Facebook Group.
The Plus membership is only to be paid by the month, there is no yearly plan.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 PRO 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!
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.
Here is a detailed comparison between the three Membership subscriptions:
Comparison of the 3 Membership tiers
$19 / month
$35 / month
$67 / month
$670 / year
Access to the Graphic Design Starter Bootcamp & Starter Community
The Bootcamp is a 3-months-long guided learning program for beginner students or hobbyist designers with fun projects and a supportive community of like-minded students.
Certification for each completed course
Both Martin (graphic design) and Ozgur (motion graphics) are renowned masters of their field, and among the best Adobe Certified Instructors globally. You will get a signed certificate for each course you complete.
Quizzes, downloadable exercise files & resources
Test your knowledge by taking quizzes and practice everything you learn with structured exercises and useful training materials.
All our MasterClasses on professional Graphic and Motion Design
Choose from 9 complete MasterClasses to learn industry-standard design applications like Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro or Cinema 4D. We will add Adobe XD and Design Theory courses later this year!
Access our entire course library
In addition to our Masterclasses, you will have access to project-based courses such as the Character Design course or the 365 Days of Creativity, which help more experienced students improve their portfolios and create stunning design pieces.
Creative projects with personalised feedback
Choose from various Career Paths like (Graphic Design, Illustration, UX & Web Design, Logo etc.) and get monthly feedback and guidance on your work from us.
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.
Interactive webinars and priority support
Take part in monthly live events and speak with Martin and his team of creative professionals.
Pro Community Facebook Group
Be inspired by joining a thriving community of creative spirits. Share your work to get valuable feedback from fellow students.
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$19 / month
$35 / month
$67 / month
$670 / year
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:
We accept credit cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express at the moment. Our prices are in US Dollar. For the Yearly Pro Membership we can also accept PayPal. (as PayPal cannot process monthly recurring subscription payments for the Starter and Plus Memberships we can only accept credit cards.)
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.
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? (only in the Pro Membership)
In each Project you will find an Assignment lesson where you can upload your submission:
As a Pro Member 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:
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. As a general rule if you have 3-4 hours a week to study, you can comfortably start the Starter or Plus Memberships. The only time-sensitive aspect is if you join our Pro Membership program, where we provide two rounds of feedback per month. You should join the Pro Membership if becoming a Creative Professional is a priority to you and you can study and practice frequently.
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.
Does your programs 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 learning programs 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
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 55+ 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:
- Build a Killer Design Portfolio #01
- Build a Killer Design Portfolio #02
- CV design tips for Graphic Designers and Illustrators
- How to create interactive presentations with Adobe XD
We only review and provide portfolio feedback to our Pro Member Students. Please do not send us any work or CV for review.
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: