Ace the Basics: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
Essential training courses for these three apps are free for Adobe Creative Cloud members — for a limited time. Build marketable skills in photo editing, illustration and design, and video storytelling. Learn helpful tips and techniques, whether you’re just getting started or are well on your way.
Discover how to edit photos and artwork using layer effects.
Practice vector drawing basics.
Explore turning raw video footage into impactful stories.
Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics with Julieanne Kost
Learn the core features of Photoshop 2020 for photography and design. Find out how to improve color and tone, master layers, masking, and selections, add text, retouch, and more.
6h 18m • COURSE
Illustrator 2020 Essential Training with Tony Harmer
Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator. Find out how to use the 2020 version of Illustrator to create amazing artwork—from minimalistic logos to full-blown illustrations.
5h 41m • COURSE
Premiere Pro 2020 Essential Training with Ashley Kennedy
Learn the essentials of Adobe Premiere Pro 2020. Learn how to edit video and audio, make color corrections, and add titles and effects with this industry-leading application.
7h 40m • COURSE
You'll learn Adobe skills with these experts.
Julieanne Kost is a principal evangelist at Adobe Systems.
Julieanne is responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard digital imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating and educational training sessions, sharing original techniques and tutorials worldwide—via live events, Adobe.com, her own website and jkost.com/blog. She is also the author of Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking, an accomplished photographer and fine artist, and creator and host of the popular Photoshop CC Essential Training and The Art of Photoshop Compositing courses for lynda.com.
Kost is well known for her unique approach to instruction, infusing practical tips and tricks with an equal amount of humor and creativity that keeps audiences entertained and engaged. She often serves as a guest lecturer at distinguished photography schools and leading educational institutions around the world. She has created and published more than a thousand instructional videos for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. For her outstanding service and contributions to the photographic industry, she received the Gerhard Bakker award from the Professional Photographers of America and was granted the title of Honorary Educational Associate from the American Society of Photographers.
Kost holds an AA in fine art photography and a BS in psychology.
Tony Harmer is an educator and illustrator. He has 160+ certifications—including Adobe Creative Suite Master.
Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over thirty years on a range of design, illustration, and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor with more than 160 certifications and one of only a few to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master, Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.
Tony has written frequently for Computer Arts magazine and is a guest author on a number of blogs, but more than anything, he still just loves to sit and draw.
Ashley Kennedy is a managing staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning.
In her current role, Ashley leads a talented team of staff instructors in the Creative and Business libraries. She also creates courses for the LinkedIn Learning library on the subjects of video editing, filmmaking, and various business topics. In addition to more than a decade of creating online courses for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, Ashley has deep experience leading face-to-face classes and large-scale trainings—as a freelance instructor, and previously at Columbia College Chicago and Avid Technology. She's also written two successful textbooks on video editing. Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University.
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