Adobe Design Basics

This class introduces you to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and is the fastest way for professionals to get up and running on Creative Cloud.

  • Understand how the subscription-based service for Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign works.
  • Which program is the best option for which project?
  • Strengths and weaknesses for each application, print and web publishing.
  • Understanding the differences between “Vector” and “Raster.”
  • Creative Cloud Libraries: Saving files to the cloud for desktop or mobile access.
  • Uses for InDesign: Print publishing, interactive apps, and export to PDF.
  • Overview of toolbox, panels, page navigation and online help.
  • Create new documents and save the new document settings.
  • Add pages, set up page sizes and work with columns.
  • Place graphics into your pages: What is the right format for imported images?
  • Work with text frames with single or multiple columns
  • Understand the difference between Adobe programs, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat etc.
  • Use Adobe Bridge to View, Open & Oragnize.
  • Understand the Illustrator interface – windows, panels, tools, & customizing the workspace.
  • Create new Illustrator documents.
  • Use the Selection and Direct Selection.
  • Creating shapes: Oval, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Star and Polygon.
  • Add color, swatches and gradients.
  • Drawing in Illustrator: Changing colors of existing logos and graphics.
  • Importing graphics from Illustrator into InDesign and Photoshop.
  • The differences between Photoshop (raster based) & Illustrator (vector based)
  • How Photoshop works with the other programs in the Creative Cloud family
  • Resolution: What is the correct PPI for a particular project
  • Photoshop color modes: Choose the right mode for the right project.
  • Export Photoshop files for web and print.
  • Cropping images.
  • Understanding Layers and how to manipulate them.
  • Make selections to isolate parts of images.
  • Change colors in an image with Adjustment layers.

Class Length: 2 Days
Price: $699

This open-enrollment class is offered online with a live instructor. All instructors are Adobe Certified.

Not eligible for retakes

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