Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

GDS 122 Graphic Design II
Lynda Tutorials

Instructor: Paul Young



To learn advanced technical skills through self-guided video tutorials on To become independent lifelong learners.


Every week, you will be assigned video tutorial(s) on (see playlist). Completed Lynda tutorials will be graded pass/fail (based on the quality of your submission). Parkland provides free access to for all current students. First time users: please read this Knowledgebase article.

Note: Credit will be given each week only if your assignment is uploaded to Cobra's dropboxes on time.

  1. Login to your account every week from or
  2. View the playlist for this class, download the exercise file(s) and do the tutorial(s) for the week (see schedule below)
  3. Save the finished tutorial file(s) in PDF format (smallest file size)
  4. Using Cobra's Dropbox, submit your completed assignment every Monday by 11:30pm
  5. Optional: For extra credit, do another design-related Lynda tutorial of your choice and submit the results in Cobra's "Lynda Extra Credit" Dropbox (be sure to choose a tutorial that is not assigned for this class). Summarize what you learned in the "Lynda Extra Credit Discussions" forum (located right next to the extra credit dropbox). Maximum extra credit: one extra tutorial per week.
Dropbox Tutorials (see calendar for exact dates)
Lynda 1

Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

  • Chapt 9 Select and Edit (1h 22m)
Lynda 2

Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced

  • Chapt 25 Levels and Curves (1h 9m)
Lynda 3

Logo Design Techniques

  • Chapt 1, 2, 7, 8 (64m)
Lynda 4

Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

  • Chapt 20 Scaling and Rotating (1h 42m)
Lynda 5

Designing a Restaurant Menu

  • Intro Chapt 1 (1h 5m)
Lynda 6

Designing a Restaurant Menu

  • Chapt 2 (37m)
Lynda 7

Designing a Restaurant Menu

  • Chapt 3 (1h 3m)
Lynda 8

Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

  • Chapt 3 Image Size and Resolution (1h 5m)
Lynda 9

Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

  • Chapt 27 Recoloring Artwork (36m)
Lynda 10

Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced

  • Chapt 28 Dynamic Effects (1h 22m)

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