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April 16, 2020 | Lea Wentworth

What to Learn: Creative Skills on Lynda.com

There’s no better time than now to pick up a new hobby, expand your resume with new skills, or just do something to pass the time. There’s no better place to do those things than on the library’s subscription to Lynda.com in the comfort of your home.

One of the best features of Lynda is its Learning Paths. These are curated groups of courses that work together to take you from the foundations of a skill to advanced topics.

In this post, we’ll highlight some of the Learning Paths on Lynda that cater to your more creative side – music, photography, graphic design, and more.

General Creativity

Don’t think you’ve got what it takes to do creative things? You’re probably wrong! Everyone is creative in their own way – you just have to find your “thing.” Here are some Learning Paths to get you started:

Improve your Creativity Skills
Fostering Innovation


Graphic Design

Lynda.com really shines when it comes to technology training, and they include a huge selection of courses based around graphic design software, like Photoshop. However, they also include more theoretical courses to make you a more well-rounded designer. Here are some of our favorite Learning Paths in graphic design:

Become a Digital Illustrator
Become a Graphic Designer
Design a Comic Book
Advance Your Career as a Graphic Designer


3D Modeling

The growth of traditional gaming, virtual and augmented reality, and visualizations for industrial applications comes with a need for more people that know how to digitally sculpt and build 3D objects. This is definitely one of the more technology-focused ways to be creative.

Become an Asset Artist for Games
Become a 3D Character Animator
Become a 3D Visual Design Specialist
Become an Industrial Design CAD Technician
Master AR/VR with Unreal


Music

Warm up your vocal chords and dust off that old guitar – it’s time to explore your musical side!

Become a Songwriter
Write a Song
Play the Guitar
Play Piano and Keyboards


Photography

Whether you want to take portraits of your family and friends, cute pictures of your pets, or capture the natural world, photography can be both a rewarding hobby and a rewarding career. Use your photos to decorate your home, or take professional photos for local businesses to use to promote their products and services. Here’s how to get started:

Become a Photographer
Become a Portrait Photographer
Become a Photojournalist
Become a Product Photographer
Become a Family Photographer