CC Creative Masterclass Introduction
This Adobe certified course is aimed at designers who want an overview of the key applications in the Adobe Creative Cloud toolset. The course provides hands on experience of the most useful features that designers use on a day-to-day basis, with an overview of Photoshop CC, InDesign CC and Illustrator CC. Attend this course, get inspiration for new projects and increase your productivity!
Photoshop - Exploring Photoshop The panels The tools Preferences Creating Documents Settings Resolution Colour modes Web vs. Print Mobile/tablet settings Presets Colour Theory RGB CMYK Printing colour Web colour Brushes Size Shape Options Custom brushes Layers Creating Organising Using Blending modes Adjustment tools Dodge tool Burn tool Sponge tool Blur tool Sharpen tool Smudge tool Adjustment commands Brightness and Contrast Levels Curves Others Adjustment layers Auto adjustments Selections Selection tools Making selections Adjusting your selections Saving your selections Channels Cropping Cropping images Cropping options Perspective cropping Layer Masks Making layer masks Editing layer masks Using layer masks Cloning and Repairing The clone tool The Healing brush tool The Spot healing brush tool The patch tool Content aware options Content aware Move Content aware patch Text Adding text Formatting text Shapes Vector layers Shapes Custom shapes Effects Layer effects Effect options InDesign - Introduction to InDesign What is Desktop Publishing? Why InDesign? What you will learn InDesign Interface Overview of the interface Creating customised Workspaces Organising Panels Customising Menus Changing Default Settings Document Creation Creating a New Document Bleed, Slug and Margins Facing Pages Columns and Gutter Frames and Shapes What are frames? Creating frames Moving frames Aligning frames Sizing and positioning Rounded corners Anchoring frames Rotating and skewing Creating frames from text Working with Text Creating text frames Using placeholder text Inserting special characters Glyphs Threading text frames Viewing threads The Story Editor Text frame options, inset spacing etc. Hyphenation Importing from Word Formatting Text Using Leading Kerning & tracking Drop caps Baseline shift Justification & Alignment Uppercase, lowercase, sentence case & title case Indents Bullets Formatting Bullets Working with Objects Grouping and ungrouping Change object shape Rotating a spread Arranging objects Layers Panel Images Using mini bridge Different file formats Placing images Frame fitting options Text wrap options Resizing and positioning images Select v direct select Content Grabber (and how to turn it off) Display performance Clipping paths Layout Creating layouts Guides and smart guides The gap tool Liquid Layout Alternate Layout Using the page tool Live distribute Merging frames Compound shapes Masters and Pages Working with masters Creating masters Importing masters Applying masters Master options Page numbering Numbering and sections Text threads in masters Colours Understanding Colours: CMYK, RGB, Pantone etc. Creating colours Saving colours as swatches Sampling colours from images Exporting and importing colours Applying colours to strokes and fills Creating gradients Saving gradients as swatches Applying gradients to items Gradient Feather When to use Linear v. radial Angle and location Tables Creating a new table Convert text to table Strokes and fills Alternating row and column strokes Adding rows and columns Deleting rows and columns Merge and unmerge Other Effects When to use Drop and Inner Shadow Inner and Outer Glow Bevel and Emboss Satin Transparency Basic Styles Character styles Paragraph styles Style Priority Creating styles Applying and removing styles Overrides Redefining styles Importing Styles Removing unused styles Nested Styles Pre-flighting Why use pre-flighting? Detecting errors Identify and correct errors Custom profiles Output Packaging all files PDF Presets (print ready, small size etc.) Including printers marks / bleed Compression Export to interactive PDF Page transitions (eg. fade, blind, etc.) Illustrator - Illustrator overview What are vectors? What are Bézier curves? The pen tools Creating shapes The pen tool Primitive shapes Adding/deleting anchor points Creating Bézier curves Combining shapes Creating outlines from text The shape builder tool The blend tool Editing shapes Adjusting existing shapes Cutting paths Combining paths and shapes Erasing paths and shapes Organising your work Artboards Custom artboards Layers Sub-layers Layer properties Templates Group Isolation mode Colour Choosing a colour Using swatches Saving your swatches Spot colours Process colours Global colours Stroke and fill Creating strokes Creating fill Applying colour to strokes and fills Transforming shapes Duplicating Moving, rotating Reflecting, Shearing Scaling Step and repeat Transform again Effects 3D Stylize Distort and Transform Warp Organising your effects Text Adding text Text within a shape Text on a shape Controlling text Creating outlines from text Saving and Exporting
Saving options Exporting options Exporting to PDF Other export formats Using Illustrator with other applications Dates