Mega Adobe Bundle
Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard tool for digital imaging, which makes Photoshop expertise a valuable commodity in the workplace. Learning Photoshop is also a good way to learn imaging concepts. Concepts you learn from working with Photoshop apply to other imaging tools as well (including Photoshop Elements, which has a very similar user interface and features). The purpose of this course is to introduce basic Photoshop features and concepts so that you can use the program effectively. By the time you complete this course, you should be able to use Photoshop to open files and import images, move around images using navigation tools, understand basic imaging concepts, do basic image editing and prepare images for print and online presentations.
This course includes the following sections: • Getting Started (Photoshop desktop, getting images into Photoshop, moving around an image, tips for using Photoshop) • Imaging Concepts (color modes, image size, resolution, and print size) • Acquiring images (opening files and importing images into Photoshop) • Editing Images (cropping, removing imperfections, adjusting contrast, correcting colors, and sharpening images) • More Image Editing (selection techniques, layers, adding type.) • Exporting and printing (Saving for the Web, inserting images into presentations, printing)
Adobe Illustrator is the leading graphic design tool. The industry-standard vector graphics software is used by millions of designers and artists to create everything from gorgeous web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards. Since Illustrator is a vector-based design software, artwork can be scaled down for mobile screens and all the way up to billboard size, while always looking crisp and beautiful. Illustrator launches, saves, and renders effects extremely fast and allows users to reuse vector graphics and quickly access unlimited fonts. Illustrator works seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and After Effects.
In this course you will learn the following:
- How to Incorporate a Company Name into a Logo
- Create a Flyer
- Mock-Up a Website Design
- Add Effects
- Manage Styles
- Edit Individual Characters to Create Typographic Designs
Adobe InDesign is a layout software that takes images and text and lay them out across pages. InDesign is best used for working with multiple page documents like books, magazines, brochures, portfolios and can even be used to create business cards, letterheads, posters and flyers. You will first be shown how to navigate through the InDesign work area and how to create a new document and import images. You will be introduced to “master pages”, an important tool in creating multi-page projects, then you move onto other tools like creating tables and packaging. This course will be also go through more advanced techniques and design methods as well as types of exports.
Adobe After Effects
After Effects is a Motion Media, Compositing, Animation and Special Effects software. It can be complicated to use, but once you get the hang of it it’s very powerful. Don’t have Adobe software. No problems. Adobe offers free trials of their most popular software. Simply visit Adobe to download a copy today.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-standard tool for timeline-based editing, which makes Premier Pro expertise a valuable commodity in the workplace. The purpose of this course is to introduce basic Premiere Pro features and concepts so that you can use the program effectively.
This course covers core Premier Pro techniques in Photoshop Creative Cloud and includes the following sections:
- Getting Started (introduction, touring Premier Pro)
- Sound and Video Effects (sweetening sound, adding effects)
- Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences (basic color correction, composting techniques, creating graphics)
Adobe Flash / Animate
Adobe Flash/Animate is an animation and interactive media industry standard software. With it, we can create animation projects such as short films, commercials and even big projects such as television shows. While it is capable of being the only software used for all parts of an animated project, it’s not necessarily a compositing, video editing or sound software. Thus, it’s best utilized with other software such as Premiere and After Effects for animated projects. Flash is capable of both frame-by-frame animation, as well as other, more complex puppeting animation. However, while it has some camera functionality, it’s rather limited with it and again if you’d like to imply 3D space you’re best off including other software with more powerful camera features and manipulation, such as After Effects. However, what makes Flash different from other animation software is that it’s also built for interactivity, and with it you can create interactive projects, websites (though it’s a risky program to use for websites because of SEO), e-cards and video games.
Introduction to Animation
Animation comes from the Latin words “anima,” which means “life,” and “Animare” which means “to breathe life into” Animation consists of still images (called “frames”) with slight differences between them. When viewed together in a sequence, they give the illusion of motion – like a flipbook.