2000 Video Courses at lynda.com

Online video training provider lynda.com recently announced an impressive (if not astounding) milestone, with the release of the 2000th video course in their library. 


Perhaps even more incredibly, half of that number—1000 courses—have been added since the spring of 2011. That’s an average of more than one new course per day, on a range of topics from photography to Photoshopweb design to InDesignbusiness skills to design skills, you name it. So many CreativePro authors are also lynda.com authors that we can’t help but feel some pride and excitement here as well.

Here’s a little lynda.com trivia:

The 2000th video course was Working with Raw-Format Photos in Lightroom and Photoshop by Adobe senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes. By the way, the 1999th course was Creating an Interactive PDF Magazine by yours truly. Missed by that much. 

Of the 2000 courses, 785 are on Adobe products. And among those, 239 courses offer Photoshop instruction—not 239 videos, 239 courses! Software siblings InDesign and Illustrator have more than 80 courses each. 

About one-sixth of the library is devoted to photography (333 courses). And there are over 400 courses in business topics

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the library (over 1700 titles) are for beginners and intermediate users.

The most prolific lynda.com author is David Rivers, with 83 courses to his credit. While Chris Orwig and Deke McClelland are tied for second place with 60 courses each on Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography.

Finally, if you’ve ever wondered about the process behind the creation of all those videos, you can get a peek behind the scenes by checking out a brief documentary released last year called The lynda.com story, which includes a video called “How we do it.”

Posted on: July 19, 2013

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of InDesignSecrets.com, InDesign Magazine, and CreativePro.com. He is also the author of several lynda.com video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.