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 of each application
  • 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 using single or multiple columns
  • Understand the Illustrator interface: windows, panels, tools, and customizing the workspace
  • Create new Illustrator documents
  • Use the Selection and Direct Selection tools
  • 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.

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