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Visual Design Tutorials: Home

About this guide

This guide contains various tutorials related to graphics and visual design production along with links to free image and animation software. Follow the left-hand navigation to access the various links and downloadable pdf files.

LinkedIn Learning tutorials

Students, faculty and staff at Kent State have free access to tutorials through LinkedIn Learning. contains a large collection of instructional videos on a variety of tools and software. For more information and to log in as a Kent State student, faculty or staff member visit (or sign in directly to LinkedIn Learning).

Discounted Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions

Thanks to a deal worked out by Kent State's Division of Information Technology, Kent State students now have access to a heavily discounted subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. For just $75 per year, students can download any or all of the products offered through Adobe Creative Cloud - from Photoshop to Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and more. For more information, visit