CC Creative Masterclass Introduction

Duration: 5 Days

Objectives

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!

Pre-requisites

None other than basic IT competency.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

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

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