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Adobe Creative Cloud Introduction

February 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - February 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Creative Cloud, combining elements of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to get the best out of them all.

Creative Cloud is a group of applications from Adobe for creating marketing materials, designs and communications content. During this comprehensive Introduction course, you will be guided through the fundamentals, exploring the functions of each tool, and learning to use them to create a variety of materials.

You will explore Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, utilising the strengths of each, and learning how they can be used together.

This is an introductory level course.

What you get

  • Class size kept to a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Average class is 4-6 people.
  • Qualified, experienced and approachable facilitators.
  • Training materials and take away practice files.
  • Lifetime post course support.

Adobe Creative Cloud Introduction Course Content

The Creative Cloud

  • Understanding Workspaces
  • Understanding Panels
  • Displaying and Hiding Panels
  • Working with the Control Panel
  • Navigating with the Hand Tool
  • Navigating the Document
  • Using the Zoom Tool

Essential Techniques

  • The Selection Tool
  • Understanding Smart Guides
  • Moving, Copying & Deleting Objects
  • Grouping and Ungrouping
  • Locking and Unlocking Objects
  • Alignment and Distribution

Applying Colour

  • Colour Modes
  • Applying Colour to Objects
  • Spot vs Process Colour
  • Managing Swatches

Document Setup

  • New Document Options
  • Creating Print & Web Document
  • Saving Documents
  • Grids, Guides and Rulers

Drawing with Vectors

  • Drawing Paths
  • Tips for Drawing Curves
  • Editing, Manipulating and Modifying Paths
  • Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
  • Splitting Cutting and Erasing Paths

Working with Layers

  • Building a Multi-Layered Document
  • Adding Transparency
  • Moving, Scaling and Rotating Layers
  • Locking and Protecting Layers

Printing and Saving

  • Printing from the Program
  • The Save for Print and Web
  • Image Compression and Optimisation

Working with Graphics

  • Different File Formats
  • Placing Multiple Graphics

Illustrator Essentials

  • The Illustrator Interface
  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces
  • Useful Shortcuts

Organising your Artwork

  • Introducing Multiple Artboards
  • Editing the Artboard Size

Artwork Components

  • Rulers, Guides & Grids
  • Intuitive Smart Guides
  • Paths, Point and Handles

Creating Basic Shapes

  • Using the Shaper Tool
  • Creating Primitive Shapes
  • Creating Polygons, Stars, and Spirals
  • Drawing Lines

Working with Type

  • Using Type Tools
  • Using the Character and Paragraph Panel
  • Creating Outlines from Text
  • Type on a Path

Photoshop Essentials

  • The Photoshop Interface
  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces
  • Useful Shortcuts
  • The History Panel
  • Snapshots

Starting with Images

  • Creating New Documents
  • Cropping & Rotating
  • Changing Image Sizes
  • Upsampling & Downsampling Images

Working with Selections

  • Lasso and marquee Tools
  • Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools

Correcting Images

  • Understanding Image Histograms
  • Using the Levels Command

Retouching Techniques

  • The Clone Tools
  • Healing Brush Tools

InDesign Essentials

  • The InDesign Interface
  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces
  • Useful Shortcuts

Laying Out Pages

  • Creating a New Document
  • Adjusting Margins & Columns
  • Using Rulers, Grids, and Guides

Working with Text

  • Placing text
  • Selecting and editing text
  • Handling missing fonts
  • Character Level Formatting
  • Paragraph Level Formatting

Placing Text in InDesign

  • Threading and Unthreading frames
  • The Auto-Fit text function
  • Flowing text through frames

Working with Graphics

  • Placing Multiple Graphics
  • Wrapping Text Around Images
  • Understanding Fitting Options


February 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am
February 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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