Learn Online: 11 Digital Creativity Courses
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.
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.
Learn the ins and outs of using a blog as part of a business marketing strategy.
Learn how to create your own website or blog with WordPress.com using this free, easy-to-use service.
This introductory course covers image editing, logo design and layout in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Learn to use Canva to easily create beautiful graphics. Build professional-looking graphics for social media, presentations, brochures, business cards and more.
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.
These are online, instructor-led courses with specific start dates. Learn more about Gale Courses. Course descriptions are from Gale Courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."