Listed below is training we recommend for learning how to create visualizations. If you are aware of additional resources we should include, please contact us.

For credit (MIT students)

MIT Online Tutorials (certificate required) – free access for the MIT community (kerberos ID required for login) to all tutorials on creative authoring software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Affects, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Final Cut Pro, Unity3D, etc.

Other Software Tutorials

Adobe TV  - Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.)
AetutsPsdtuts+, and Vectortuts+ - After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator
The Gnomon Workshop - 3D programs (3DS Max, Maya, ZBrush; also Photoshop) – all creative authoring software (paid subscription access)
Molecular Movies - 3D programs (Maya, Cinema 4D) and After Effects for biologists
Tuts+ Hub - Adobe products; also WordPress
Video Copilot - After Effects

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

- Georgia O'Keeffe