Adobe Courses

ACROBAT


ADOBE ACROBAT 9
(Course ID: COMP ADB4)
Everybody knows what a PDF document is, right? It's a file that you print. If That's all you've seen Acrobat do, you're in for a huge surprise! In this course, you'll discover how to bring together a wide range of content from dozens of programs that you can reuse and customize in Acrobat 9 Pro.

Need to change some text? No problem. Create a new file? That's easy. Add a page from this file and an image from that file? Not a big deal. This software allows you to do all that and more! Bringing together content is just the beginning. You'll work with many features, such as backgrounds and bookmarks, to help unify your documents and add navigation to guide your users.

You'll see how to protect your work using password security. For the grand finale, you'll discover how to wrap a set of PDF files (and other documents, too) Into a PDF Portfolio, complete with a Flash interface and display features.

Have you ever sent a document to a few people for feedback and then had to wait for replies? You probably had to send reminders, and maybe you even missed a deadline. If so, you'll be amazed at how the collaboration tools In Acrobat help you conduct, control, and manage the document review process. You'll even find out how to work in real-time using a chat window in Acrobat 9 Pro or online using a free web conferencing room.

This course will also give you a taste of how Acrobat 9 Pro uses artificial Intelligence to automatically find and configure fields on a page to convert to a form. It may sound complicated, but you'll be surprised at how simple it is! Then you can use form tracking features to send your form to others to fill in and send back to you, collect the data automatically, and zero in on results using filters and sorts. You can even send the results to a spreadsheet If you like.

Throughout the lessons, you'll see why Adobe Acrobat has become the best-selling Adobe software.

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DREAMWEAVER


DREAMWEAVER LEVEL 1
(Course ID: COMP DRM4)
In this course, students will receive a comprehensive introduction on using Dreamweaver to create and manage websites. The general layout and features of Dreamweaver that can be used to create a web page will be covered in this course. Students will learn how to use Dreamweaver templates, library items, and snippets in order to make their web page stand out. It is strongly suggested that students have a basic working knowledge of HTML prior to taking this course, but this is not required.

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DREAMWEAVER CS3 INTERMEDIATE
(Course ID: COMP DRM5)
Take your Adobe Dreamweaver skills to the next level under the tutelage of a proven web development expert. Examine pure CSS layout and learn how to incorporate multimedia elements such as Flash video and audio. Discover the uses of XML and XSL.

In this new intermediate-level Dreamweaver class, you'll learn to harness the power of this industry-standard web design tool. During this hands-on training, you'll learn how to use standards-compliant Cascading Style Sheets to create web pages that are easier to maintain and more search engine-friendly.

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INTRO TO DREAMWEAVER CS4
(Course ID: COMP DRM6)
Would you like to learn to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 to design, create, and maintain user-friendly websites that are full of professional-quality web pages? If so, then this is the class for you! You won't need any prior web design skills or knowledge of code. We'll start at the beginning, and through engaging lessons and hands-on exercises, we'll build a sample site from the ground up.

In the process, we'll explore the program's interface and how to set up Dreamweaver for building as many sites as you like with a minimum of effort and repeated tasks. You'll find out how to insert and format text, work with image files, and see exactly how hyperlinks work. We'll also take a short tour of Dreamweaver's Flash tools, work with tabular data, and get a handle on frames - getting clear on when to use them and when not to.

As we build a site together, you'll master the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and even pick up a little HTML. By the end of the course, you'll be well-prepared to learn more about HTML or CSS if you want to take your skills to the next level. So get ready for a great adventure that will show you just how simple and fun web design can be!

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INTRODUCTION TO DREAMWEAVER CS5
(Course ID: COMP DWCS5)
If you want to design professional-quality websites, this is the class for you! In these step-by-step lessons, you'll build an in-class website using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 - and in the process, you'll discover how to plan a website from the ground up.

As you create your site, you'll explore the Dreamweaver interface and find out how to make it work for you. You'll discover how to use Dreamweaver's What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG, or "wizzy-wig") features to eliminate the drudgery of hand-coding, while learning how to quickly access your code when you want to.

You'll work alongside an industry professional as you master skills ranging from using Cascading Style Sheets to creating standards-compliant pages. You'll examine site planning strategies, learn principles of good web design, and explore Dreamweaver's best practices for maintaining websites once they're online. By the time you're done, you'll be using this powerful software tool with skill and confidence.

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FLASH


INTRODUCTION TO FLASH CS4
(Course ID: COMP FLA1)
Begin your career as a Flash designer! In this course, you'll learn how to create animated, interactive movies in Flash CS4. These days, Flash movies appear just about everywhere: the web, the cinema, TV shows and commercials, computer games, and the list goes on. The skills you'll learn in this course will get you started on your way to a rewarding career designing animated graphics and special effects for one of these fun and exciting fields.

Together, we'll develop a fully-functioning Flash application, complete with animation, graphics, and interactive buttons. We'll start by getting familiar with the Flash workspace, creating text and graphics, and animating objects on the Flash movie stage. Then, we'll look in detail at the anatomy of a Flash movie, including how to use the Flash timeline, layers, and frames to control objects and timing on the stage.

While you can produce an entire movie in the Flash software, you'll often need to import graphics, sounds, and digital videos from other applications. As you create your first Flash movie, you'll learn how to format and embed external digital media and how to make them appear or play at specific times. We'll also look at how to control digital media based on specific events, such as end-user mouse clicks.

No course on Flash is complete without an introduction to ActionScript, Flash's powerful programming language. So we'll jump into ActionScript 3.0 by creating interactive buttons. You'll also learn to write scripts that control movie flow as well as scripts that call to and load external videos, web pages, and other Flash movie files.

As we develop our movie, we'll practice making and animating 3-D objects, syncing sounds with animations, and publishing Flash movies to the web. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use the Adobe Flash CS4 software to create and publish movies and applications, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a Flash designer!

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INTRODUCTION TO FLASH CS5
(Course ID: COMP FLA2)
Take your graphics skills to a whole new level by adding Flash to your designer toolkit! In this course, you'll learn how to create animated, interactive movies in Adobe Flash CS5.

These days, Flash movies are everywhere - including the Internet, films, TV shows and commercials, and computer games. The skills you'll learn in this course will get you started on your way to a lucrative career designing animated graphics and special effects for one of these fun and exciting fields.

During this course, you'll create a full-blown Flash application, complete with animated text and graphics and interactive buttons. You'll start by exploring the Flash workspace, creating text and graphics, and animating objects on the Flash movie stage. Next, you'll look in detail at the anatomy of a Flash movie - how to use the Flash timeline, layers, and frames to control objects and timing on the stage.

While you can create an entire movie in Flash, most often you'll need to import graphics, sounds, and digital videos from other applications. While creating your first Flash movie, you'll learn how to format and embed external digital media and how to make them appear or play at specific times. You'll also learn how to control digital media based on specific events, such as end user mouse clicks.

Because no course on Flash is complete without an introduction to ActionScript, Flash's powerful programming language, you'll create interactive buttons with ActionScript 3.0. You'll also learn to write scripts that control movie flow and scripts that call to and load external videos, web pages, and other Flash movie files.

As you create your movie, you'll find out how to design and animate 3-D objects, sync sounds with animations, and publish your Flash movies to the Internet. By the end of the course, you'll know how to create and publish Flash movies and applications, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a Flash designer.

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ILLUSTRATOR


INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATOR CS3
(Course ID: COMP ILL1)
Whether you're just hoping to do a little more with your art or you want to design professionally, this class will give you the Illustrator training you need!

Adobe Illustrator CS3 is the program of choice for many graphic and visual artists. It allows you to draw and manipulate artwork, add special effects, apply color, and much, much more. Illustrator also sets the industry standard for creating vector images, which you can resize without loss of quality.

In this course, you'll learn how to draw and trace with the Pen tool, use the new and amazing Recolor Artwork command, enhance your project with color, and bring your projects to life with interesting type. And with each lesson, you'll get an assignment that challenges both your creativity and your growing Illustrator skills. The course is appropriate for those just getting started with Illustrator and those looking to update their skills by mastering this version of the program.

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INDESIGN


INDESIGN CS3 LEVEL 1
(Course ID: COMP IND1)
In this Adobe InDesign CS3 class, you'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional quality documents!

In each lesson, we'll cover an important aspect of InDesign CS3 as you prepare a range of print and online products for Natalie, the fictional owner of Natalie's Nautical Emporium. You'll get dozens of files to use in the lessons : partially completed InDesign files, as well as the graphics and other content required for the project. And to check your work or troubleshoot any problems you encounter, you'll always get a copy of the finished InDesign project file.

Lesson by lesson, you'll discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish the course, you'll not only be comfortable with the tools and features that InDesign offers, but you'll know the most efficient ways to use the program to produce the materials you need for your specific work, recreation, or hobbies.

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PHOTOSHOP


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3 BASICS
(Course ID: COMP PHO1)
Photoshop CS3 is a professional-level program for photo editing. No freehand drawing skill is required to create stunning effects, even at basic skill levels. Composites, basic color correction, and  layered editing will be taught in a hands-on, artistic approach.

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INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP CS4
(Course ID: COMP PHO3)
Students begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next they'll learn how to create simple digital paintings. Then they'll be editing their own photographs to remove red-eye, get rid of dust and scratches, and correct image exposure. They'll also learn how to switch the backgrounds on images and how to remove wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like in magazines.

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5
(Course ID: COMP ABD5)
Adobe Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this class, we'll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques that are most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take students from novices to accomplished users.

In CS5, Adobe combines the power of its award-winning technology with sophisticated tools to help you produce dynamic results in your photographs. You'll learn simplified processes for correcting flaws in your images, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing image files for e-mail and the web, all while learning the powerful tools that make this program so popular and unique in the world of digital editing.

If you haven't unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS5, leave your frustrations behind and enjoy simplified instruction in the features of this fascinating program.

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 ADVANCED
(Course ID: COMP ABD5)
Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is full of outstanding features for advanced editing. Once you've learned the basics, you're ready to see how they all work together for detailed editing, building collages, HDR, layers, workflow techniques, and much more. This course is designed for those already familiar with cropping, printing, and color adjustments, as well the various selection tools. If you're ready to take your photo-editing skills to the next level, join us and see what more you can do with the advanced features of Photoshop.

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 6.0
(Course ID: COMP PHE1)
Learn how to import your photos from digital cameras or scanners, repair and restore problems with off-color, poorly exposed or damaged photos, create slideshows on CD of DVD, store pictures and make great prints using Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 (with Adobe Premier Elements 4).

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 8 FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER
(Course ID: COMP PHE5)
Adobe's Photoshop Elements provides the tools for making quick fixes as well as detailed improvements. This course is designed both for those with no previous image editing experience and those upgrading to Elements 8 from an earlier version of the program. Students experience editing images on computer, correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, creating simple art projects, preparing images for e-mail and the Web, and more. They'll achieve high-quality results with images without having to learn complex professional techniques.

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