Ascend Training

Events hosted at Ascend Training and Online

Free Online Lunch & Learn: 10/12/16
Photoshop CC 2015.5 New Features Seminar

PHOTOSHOP-CC-NEWFree Online Lunch & Learn! Photoshop CC 2015.5 New Features
12:15pm CST to 1pm CST

Photoshop has undergone a great upgrade packed with new features! Learn about the new Content Aware Crop and how to magically fill in blank areas. Watch how Face Aware Liquify isolates facial areas so you can make adjustments without damaging eyes, nose & mouth. See how Photoshop has made leaps and bounds with Type and more!

We begin at 12:15pm CST and end at 1:00pm CST. The seminar link will be sent the morning of the seminar by 11:00am CST.

NOTE: This live-streamed event is not recorded, and will not be re-broadcast.

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Free Online Lunch & Learn: 11/21/16
Adobe Basics: The Intro to Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator

PHOTOSHOP-CC-NEWFree Online Lunch & Learn!
Adobe Basics:  The Intro to Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator
12:15pm CST to 1pm CST

Are you new to the Adobe Creative Cloud?  Do you know which program you should use for Infographics?  Greeting Cards?  Adding text to images?  Join Laurie for an intro to Adobe CC so you have the answers to questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask.

We begin at 12:15pm CST and end at 1:00pm CST. The seminar link will be sent the morning of the seminar by 11:00am CST.

NOTE: This live-streamed event is not recorded, and will not be re-broadcast.

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Free Online Lunch & Learn: 10/21/16
Keynote for Creatives Seminar

Free Online Lunch & Learn! Photoshop CC 2015.5 New Features
12:15pm CST to 1pm CST

Join Ascend favorite Erica Gamet for this free Lunch & Learn seminar to learn more about designing beautiful presentations in Keynote.  

We begin at 12:15pm CST and end at 1:00pm CST. The seminar link will be sent the morning of the seminar at 11:00am CST.

NOTE: This live-streamed event is not recorded, and will not be re-broadcast.

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We at Ascend have a true passion for visual communication. Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Video Editors, Art Directors, and Marketing Professionals learn crucial skills to stay relevant.

ascend-staffWe offer a full array of classes for both the beginner and industry pro, and our hands-on classes ensure our students have the cutting-edge skills to stay competitive. We believe in “Learning by Doing” and students build things themselves in our immersive instructor-led classes. All instructors at Ascend are out in the real world so they can teach you real skills to bring your ideas to life. We have a fierce dedication to enabling our students to achieve more than they thought possible.

Ascend Training was created by Jori Curry in 1998 as a place where anyone creating something visual could learn from top industry professionals. All instructors at Ascend are out in the real world so they can teach you real skills to bring your ideas to life.

We have a fierce dedication to enabling our students to achieve more than they thought possible.

Training is an investment.

Classes on our published calendar feature free retakes for 8 months. You are more than welcome to join us for a refresher, and we feel that adds value to your experience when needed. Most students don’t feel the need to take the class again, but we realize that students can leave our class and not have the time to reinforce what they learned, weren’t able to get the software, or just want a review.

We offer hands-on classes that last from 2 – 4 days depending on the topic. We also host free Adobe Seminars both online and live in Chicago.

Our classes are offered as a hybrid of students live in Chicago, and other students online. This hybrid approach incorporates the best of both worlds. Online students can see the instructors screen, and ask questions just like students live in Chicago.

We feel the flavor of a real class is enormously beneficial to our online students. They get the same exciting energy that students live in Chicago experience. Students are also welcome to take the class live in Chicago, then retake it online or vice versa.

We offer an array of multi-day professional classes and events.

Free Events:

We host numerous user groups that host there events here at our Chicago facility. We also offer our own free events both online and in Chicago. These are generally 1-2 hours and cover topics such as Photoshop, Video Editing, UX Design and more.

Multi-Day Class Fees:

Our hands-on intensive training cover anywhere from 2 to 5 days depending. They are held in Chicago or Online, depending on your preference.

These professional level classes are for those that need to get up to speed and become a solid producer in such areas as InDesign, HTML, Illustrator and more. These courses feature free retakes for 8 months either in Chicago or online. Our 2 day classes start at $995. Each class price is listed on the individual outline.