School of Design Blog

The School of Design blog features design inspiration to help nurture your creativity, as well as tips on media, print and digital design, and advanced techniques in 3D animation and digital video.

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How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop [Tutorial]

Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to save time by using keyboard shortcuts. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.

How to Use the Gradient Tool in Illustrator [Tutorial]

Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Illustrator tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the gradient tool. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.

7 Things Self-Taught Designers Don't Know They're Missing

There are scores of self-taught graphic designers who have launched careers without a formal education. But there are several overlooked advantages of acquiring a degree. Hear from experts who insist their formal education has played an instrumental role in their careers.

15 UX Design Blogs You Can't Miss in 2015

A successful UX designer needs to possess a healthy balance of technical and creative skills. If you consider yourself adequate in one but still have some work to do in the other, it's ok. One of the best ways to sharpen these skills is by following UX design blogs. Here are some of our favorites!

How to Crop an Image in Photoshop [Tutorial]

Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to crop an image. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.

5 Graphic Design Courses to Get Excited About

We connected with Jennifer Ayotte, Rasmussen College School of Design dean, to help us identify five key courses included in the graphic design program. Her insight will give you a little taste of what you’ll experience after enrolling.

Web Design 101: Adaptive Vs. Responsive Design

The popularity of mobile device usage has skyrocketed in recent years. This evolution has paved the way for advances in web design techniques like adaptive and responsive design. What are the similarities and differences between these two approached? Find out from the experts!

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