Learn Online: 11 Digital Creativity Courses

April 1, 2020 | Carrie

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Are you interested in learning new digital creativity skills such as graphic design, digital photography, web design and blogging?

Learn how to create and share digital content for your online portfolios, social media and business websites with the following online courses and resources below, all free to use with a Toronto Public Library card.

These are just some of the courses offered.


Courses from Lynda.com

Online tutorials that you can take at your own pace. Create an account to track your progress. Learn more about Lynda.com. You will be asked to log in with your Toronto Public Library card to access these courses. Course descriptions are from Lynda.com.

GIMP Essential Training

Learn how to perform basic image editing techniques such as cropping and resizing, selecting and masking, and retouching in GIMP, the popular open-source image editor.

Blogging for Your Business

Learn the ins and outs of using a blog as part of a business marketing strategy.

WordPress.com Essential Training

Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com using this free, easy-to-use service.

Introduction to Graphic Design

This introductory course covers image editing, logo design and layout in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Learning Canva

Learn to use Canva to easily create beautiful graphics. Build professional-looking graphics for social media, presentations, brochures, business cards and more.

Learning Video Production and Editing

Find out how to get started in video production and editing. Reviews the tools and techniques aspiring video professionals need to know to launch a successful career.


Gale Courses

These are online, instructor-led courses with specific start dates. Learn more about Gale Courses. Course descriptions are from Gale Courses.

Discover Digital Photography

This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for. You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography.

Introduction to Photoshop CC 

Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

This introductory course will teach you how to plan and create you very own blog and podcast. Through hands-on exercises, you will discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube.

Designing Effective Websites

In this course you'll master the basics of Web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective.


Safari Tech and Business Books Online

Along with streaming ebooks, Safari Tech and Business Books Online offers a variety of online video courses. Learn more about Safari Tech and Business Books Online.

Beginning Pixlr Editor: Learn to Edit Digital Photos Using this Free Web-Based App

"Learn digital image editing without the expense of using subscription-based editors. This eBook will introduce you to Pixlr Editor, a free, web-based image editing solution that works on virtually any computer platform."