Get Graphic Design Tips and Courses for Free

There is an incredible amount of information on the Internet. Sometimes the hardest part about surfing is distilling the good info from the useless or even worse, the wrong info.

photoshop-logoIf you want to get a few training freebies related to using Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, and yes, even an introduction to basic graphic design, we’ve got some picks that can help you on your way to becoming a better graphic artist or designer.

The following courses may be too basic for some, but it will help those who may want to brush up on some design theory or Photoshop techniques.

Newbies to graphic design can benefit from the knowledge given by those who have been in the business for a while.

Learning never stops so there may be some tidbits of design info that you can pick up on in these free courses. Those who want to continue their education in design may want to enroll in a graphic design college. But whatever path you take in your education, there is always something new to learn.

So without further ado, here are some of our picks for good freebie learning information:


Have you ever needed to take a .gif, .jpg image or photo and turn it into a scalable vector graphic? It isn’t too hard to do but it does take some time and effort.

But thanks to Illustrator CS2, you can use the Live Trace feature and be on your way in under a few seconds.

<—- Click on the photo to beam over to the site and learn how.


Ah yes, the infamous color wheel. We’ve all seen it and memorized it. It is the basis for what we all do with colors.

But in spite of this, some of us start to get the shivers when we stare at a photo that needs color correction or adjustment. If it’s too green, should you add more yellow or magenta? If a print is too blue, do you subtract blue or add more yellow?

These and other burning questions can be answered by clicking on the magic color wheel to the left.


Adobe makes so many cool graphics products that we all use such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Elements, and Adobe InDesign, just to name a few.

Wouldn’t it be great to sample a few official online courses from Adobe to gain some more knowledge?

Well sports fans, there is a way. Adobe offers free sample courses at no obligation. If you like what you see, you can enroll for the real course.

If you don’t like it, no charge. Click on the Adobe logo to see what is available.


To round out our selections, we saved the best for last. w3schools is probably the 800 pound gorilla of all free learning sites for web developers.

Here you’ll find resources, tutorials, and instruction about HTML, XML languages, browser scripting, JavaScript and DOM, and a zillion other things, and tips.

They’ve also got a healthy forum community that can answer your questions as well. This site is almost too good to be true. Pinch me. Am I dreaming? Click on their logo and be in awe of their resources.

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  1. Posted September 24, 2009 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Wow great tips, its good that there is a schooling website that offers free tutorials, I like the live trace tutorial, i didn’t really know how to use live trace until now, thanks for the trace. Would you happen to any more tutorial sites other then w3c schools and training sessions?

  2. admin
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Vim,

    We can dig up a few more of these freebie sites for you and the others on here in a week or so. Glad you could drop by. :D

  3. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

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  4. Posted October 6, 2009 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Great list of resources. The tutorials are great for both beginners and seasoned designers as well, it is always good to refresh your techniques during down times. Thanks!

  5. mahlet asmerom
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    i love this cours so much and help me by giving info and i need ur email address

  6. Jack
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    i have no comments because i used first time this site. next time comment and objection too you.

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