Creative Cloud for Design: Zero To HERO

Corse Duration: 6 Days

This course covers the full curriculum of

  • Photoshop: Beginner
  • InDesign: Beginner
  • Illustrator: Beginner
  • Edit & retouch photos
  • Prepare & publish documents for screen or print
  • Create Illustrations

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Description

The ultimate class for those new to design software and desktop publishing. No matter what background or industry you are from – this class will give you the practical skills you need to jumpstart your talents as a designer. These are tools of choice for designer and marketers all across the world. Adobe Creative Cloud is the state-of-the-art graphics software collection that combines the best software in the publishing world. Packed full of hints and tips, short cuts and techniques, this Academy Class offers a full on 6 days of training on the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The package does not have a schedule of its own so simply pick which course you want to start with and check out the dates for that particular class.

Courses included in this package:

  • InDesign 101: Yellow Belt
  • Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt
  • Illustrator 101: Yellow Belt

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Designers, pre-press professionals, architects, production managers, marketing, small business owners, web designers and anyone who wishes to master the Creative Cloud should attend this class. Special attention is paid to learning production workflows used by professionals in industry, keyboard short cuts, automating workflow and special effects techniques.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

You should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print

Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt

  • Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches, etc. using retouch technique
  • Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness settings
  • Create simple compositions by blending images together
  • Add text and modify type settings in your designs
  • Output artwork for web, print or video

Illustrator 101: Yellow Belt

  • Set up Illustrator projects and identify project requirements
  • Prepare graphics for web, print and video format text using various Typographical features and techniques
  • Apply design principles to create graphic compositions
  • Modify and apply colours
  • Create symbols, place images and organise artwork using layers
  • Archive, export, and publish graphics

Outline

InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

Setting up InDesign Projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Define media format and publishing requirements

User Interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents
  • Rulers, guides and grids

InDesign Documents

  • Setting up a single and multiple page document
  • Apply design principles to create a professional layout
  • Working with master pages
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Align and arrange content
  • Organise artwork using layers
  • Adding automatic page numbers

Working with Text

  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Threading text frames
  • Managing overset text
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Placing text from a Word document
  • Spell checking
  • Adding special characters
  • Assigning text wrap

Images & Graphics

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
  • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool

Colours

  • Selecting and applying colours
  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours
  • Adding transparency to elements

Publishing

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Using the packaging feature
  • Create a template
  • Prepare page layouts for print
  • Export InDesign projects for multiscreen devices

Photoshop 101: Yellow Belt

Digital Imaging Foundation

  • Image quality and resolution
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • Image and canvas size
  • Colour spaces and bit depth
  • Design theory principles
  • Files formats and media

Interface

  • Controlling the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Guides, grid and ruler

Selections

  • Creating selections using the selection tools
  • Refining selections
  • Transform, scale and distort selections
  • Saving and loading selections

Painting and Retouching

  • Saving and sharing colour pallets and swatches
  • Creating and controlling Gradients
  • Effective use of Brush tools
  • Understanding Retouching tools

Colour Correction

  • Levels and curves
  • Hue and saturation
  • Shadow and highlights

Compositing

  • Creating and grouping Layers
  • Cropping images
  • Transform and distort layers
  • Add filters from the Filter gallery
  • Effective use of Adjustment layers
  • Creating Layer masks
  • Working with text
  • Applying and controlling Layer effects
  • Blending and transparency settings

Illustrator 101: Yellow Belt

Setting up Illustrator projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Define media format and publishing requirements

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents

Creating artwork

  • Understanding difference between vector and bitmap formats
  • Apply design principles to create artwork
  • Using pen and shape tools to create basic geometry
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Create and manipulate text
  • Organise artwork using layers
  • Create symbols

Colours

  • Selecting and applying colours
  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours

Effects and transparency

  • Apply transparency to objects
  • Blend elements using blend effects
  • Working with bitmaps
  • Placing raster images
  • Using the links panel to relink and update images
  • Tracing images using live trace presets

Publish artwork

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Choose appropriate settings to optimise graphics on the screen, print and video
  • Creating JPEG, PDF, PNG, SVG

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