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 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!

Why Should I Learn Mobile Web Development?

Mobile web development isn't just another tech trend that'll be gone tomorrow, replaced by something newer and flashier. The exponential demand for mobile is due, in part, to the decreasing cost of mobile devices.

How to Use 3D Camera Tracking in After Effects [Tutorial]

Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of using 3D camera tracking. You’ll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to launch an interactive design career.

Top 5 Design Blog Posts from 2014

The year has come and gone and it's time to reflect on everything that happened in 2014. There's no better way to kick off a new year than to celebrate the last one! We identified five of our most-read and most-engaging design posts from this past year.

How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts 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 keyboard shortcuts. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to work in graphic design.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Graphic Designers

We understand it's tricky to pinpoint the perfect present, so we enlisted some industry pros to help us compile a list of great gifts for graphic designers. Take a look at what they came up with-there's something for every budget!

4 Web Design Trends that Won't Last in 2015

Web designers understand the importance of staying on top of the latest trends in technology and design techniques. But some fads fade quickly, which is why it's equally important to know which trends are not worth your time. Here are four that seem to be on their way out.

How to Create 3D Text & Animation in After Effects [Tutorial]

Check out the latest video in our Adobe Creative Cloud Series. In this After Effects tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of developing 3D text and creating animation. You'll be one step closer to mastering the technical skills necessary to launch an interactive design career.

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