Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 (a CompEd Solutions seminar)
Put Your Overactive Imagination to Work!
Supercharge Your Creativity
Adobe’s latest installment of Creative Suite, CS3, is the next wave of innovation, providing today’s creative professional with the undeniably best, most efficient, progressive, and uniquely integrative creative software available.
In the competitive creative world in which you work, where time is money and good design is everything, you need an edge that will get you from concept to completion, as quickly and skillfully as possible. Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 is designed to help you maximize your creative output and get you to your destination as proficiently as possible.
Get a Fresh Perspective
This comprehensive collection of Adobe InDesign®, Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, Version Cue®, and Bridge software allows you to easily navigate among applications like never before and reach new levels of productivity. So stop wasting time fighting compatibility issues between programs – get more work done in less time and watch your creative concepts come to life with this user-friendly, groundbreaking operating system.
Whether you’re producing work for simple print processes or high-end press operations or you’re preparing graphics for the Web, this is the software and the seminar for you!
Meet Your Trainer: Andy Anderson
A prolific author and world-renowned expert on Adobe Creative Suite applications who was recently voted one of the top 40 designers/trainers in the United States, Andy Anderson is widely considered to be the creative authority in the industry.
Andy’s 1,001 Adobe Photoshop Tips, a massive 1,700-page “bible,” is the ultimate reference guide and has helped thousands of frustrated Photoshop pros learn how to make the software work for them – not against them. He has since authored nearly 20 publications on Flash, Photoshop, Web Design, and more!
An acclaimed illustrator, animator, and graphic artist, Andy owns One-of-a-Kind Productions, whose clients include Disneyland, Boeing, and Wal-Mart. Andy’s articles have appeared in Science Digest and Writer’s Review, just to name a couple. Andy’s passion for his subject matter – and his “students” – will be evident to you the moment your seminar starts. Quite simply, he loves graphic design and the digital movement and wants to help you take your artistry to new levels.
If you’re ready to learn how to dazzle your audience with the extraordinary imagery you can create with Creative Suite 3, join Andy for an unforgettable learning experience!
In case of emergency, we reserve the right to substitute a trainer of equal quality.
What You´ll Learn:
- Efficient Application Integration - Keep your creative juices flowing and work more productively than ever with intelligent integration that allows you to stay focused on the task at hand by effortlessly importing and exporting files across applications. Import even your layered graphics and illustrations from Photoshop and Illustrator into InDesign and edit away!
- Remarkable TimeSavers - Research shows that shortcuts alone can save you a full hour of time in an eight-hour workday. Learn and master invaluable timesavers that you can immediately implement in your daily workflow and see your productivity soar.
- Cross-Platform Support - Learn just how easy it is to transport Creative Suite projects created on a Macintosh to the Windows platform and vice versa.
- Complete Creative Freedom - Whether you’re producing printed brochures, Web sites, interactive materials, mobile content, or even animated stories … Adobe Create Suite has everything you need.
- Cross-Media Publishing - Learn how to publish content across multiple media with the click of a button and even preview artwork for mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs using Device Central.
Section One - Assembling the Pieces
Discover the best, most efficient ways to load all of your Creative Suite 3 applications and learn what the minimum system requirements are for both Mac and Windows.
The best ways to outline a project to maximize production and minimize your time: from mind-mapping and flowcharting to creating timelines and work folders.
Section Two - Getting Organized
Getting yourself set up with The Bridge and Version Cue applications: How to add favorites and designers, respectively, and work with options.
Manage and control your projects by knowing where to start and how to assemble even complex projects from beginning to end.
Section Three - Adobe Photoshop
We’ll show you new tools Photoshop CS3 offers as well as techniques and shortcuts that will make you more productive and efficient at whatever project you take on.
Working with Photoshop preferences from the export clipboard to file handling and performance issues, we’ll make sure you’re set up properly.
We’ll also focus intently on setting your colors, organizing your layers, saving your images with compatible formats, and so much more!
Section Four - Adobe Illustrator
This updated, vector-based, full-featured drawing program provides sophisticated
tracing, text-manipulation capabilities, and color separations. We’ll explore
powerful new user-interface features and help you go from mediocre to a
Get to know Illustrator’s work space, preferences, press options, shortcuts, and much more.
Learn to share files seamlessly between Illustrator and other Adobe professional applications as you prepare content for print, Web and interactive, and mobile and motion designs.
Section One - Adobe InDesign
Design and produce professional page layouts with the latest installment of this innovative software. You’ll learn how to prepare and print complex files and improve your workflow effectiveness using InDesign’s productivity enhancements.
We’ll get you familiar and comfortable with all the newest InDesign features, preferences, work-space options, and tools you’ll need to become a true illustrator!
See firsthand the power and efficiency of InDesign’s seamless integration with other products.
Section Two - Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat has some new tricks that are well worth exploring. Discover how to use Acrobat to create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy file sharing, collaboration, and data collection.
We’ll show you how to customize your tools and preferences, create PDF documents from Web pages and other programs, edit images and objects, explore multimedia accessibility, and so much more.
Section Three - Project One: The Newsletter
We want to give you real-world experience with the newest CS3 applications. In our first of two projects, Andy will create a newsletter from concept to final assembly and output.
You’ll see how he produces visuals in Photoshop and Illustrator, cranks out and effortlessly transfers your copy, organizes and controls your project with Bridge and Version Cue, and assembles all the pieces to create a polished document.
Section Four - Project Two: DVD Artwork& Jewel Case
We’re going to get your creative juices flowing as Andy produces artwork for a DVD or CD case and its packaging.
Like the newsletter, this project will get you up close and personal with the unparalleled integration and power of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications!
Seminar Check-In 8:30 AM Seminar Class Time 9:00 AM
- 4:00 PM