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Product Design: Software & Tutorials

A guide for Product Design students on finding & referencing high-quality academic books, articles, standards & images, as well as resource suggestions for improving design skills (e.g. CAD, UX, Adobe CS) and sources of design inspiration.

Adobe Creative Cloud


Find handbooks, guides & tutorials for improving your use of Adobe Creative Cloud software, such as Photoshop & Illustrator. 


The LinkedIn Learning database has a lot of courses & video tutorials on using the Adobe Creative Suite. 

Suggested courses: 

  • Learning Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Photoshop 2020 Essential Training
  • Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
  • Adobe XD for Designers


Search the Library Catalogue for handbooks & guides on using Adobe applications. You can try a search like: 

  • Adobe AND (photoshop OR illustrator) AND design 

Browse books on the shelf, to see what's available. Software guides are found in the Reading Room (Level 5) in the 006 section. 

Map of UTS Reading Room Level 5 006s Section

Suggested Books:

Drawing & CAD


To find guides & tutorials on drawing and computer modelling, look at...


Search the LinkedIn Learning database for courses on drawing and using CAD software. 

Suggested courses: 

  • Product design: from sketch to CAD
  • Become a certified CAD designer with solidworks
  • SolidWorks: Surfacing
  • SolidWorks: Drawings


Search in the Library Catalogue for guides on drawing. Try keywords like: 

  • Computer aided drawing
  • CAD
  • Modelling
  • Guide / handbook

Software at UTS


As Product Design students, you will have access to software needed to complete your course (e.g. for drawing, CAD and Adobe CS). These are provided by the DAB faculty. 

Computer lab software

There are plenty of computer labs and general access computers on Campus for you to use. These have different software installed on them. Click on the links to find out what software is installed on the campus computers. 

How to access LinkedIn Learning


Click the 'Sign In' button

On a LinkedIn Learning course or video, check the top-right corner. If you are already signed-in, you will see the UTS logo. If not, click the 'Sign In' button. 


Use your UTS email address

Your student email should be your name or student number followed by


Continue to Single Sign-On

You should be prompted to sign in with Single Sign-On. To get this option, make sure you use your UTS email. 


Log in to your UTS email

Sign in to your UTS account using your student email and password. This is the Single Sign-On process. 



You should now be signed in to LinkedIn Learning on your UTS student account. Check the top, right-hand corner; you should see a blue UTS logo.