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In Adobe® Creative Suite®, participants will learn...

  • How to enhance 3-D objects and designs with shadow creation, image-based lights and other easy-to-use techniques
  • How to create and edit vector and bitmap images, and import and edit native Photoshop® and Illustrator® files in Fireworks®
  • How to create and develop animated, interactive content with Flash®
  • How to use the most powerful InDesign® features—like the text formatting feature and many others—to expand creativity

Adobe’s Creative Suite is the next wave of innovation. Why? Because, hands down, it contains the absolute BEST software available for the creative professional. And the phenomenal integration among its applications is unprecedented, meaning more efficient work and projects. After attending this training course, participants are guaranteed to change the way they work by increasing their efficiency and creativity. And we haven’t forgotten to include tips on the very latest release either. We’ll be sure to explain exciting features like the intuitive interface … enhanced tools in each application … the incredible advances made in integration among the applications … and much, much more.

The training is set up in a convenient two-track format, with 10 dynamic sessions to choose from.

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    • How to override master page items like strokes, fills, frame contents and even text wraps
    • How to create different page sizes in a single document
    • How to quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few simple clicks of the mouse
    • Learn how to export InDesign content to XHTML and then open it in Dreamweaver® to create a Web site
    • How to apply basic, directional and gradient feathering to objects and how to manage the feathering options
    • Learn how to use the powerful object and paragraph styles features to apply styles to objects or text

    Photoshop® for Print Professionals

    • How to enhance 3-D objects and designs with shadow creation, image-based lights and other easy-to-use techniques
    • How the Vanishing Point tool is better than ever, and how it allow to copy or paint within the perspective planes of an image, adjust plane angles with measurement tools and wrap images around multiple planes
    • How to easily change a photograph into a painting for a stunning visual effect
    • How the Auto-Align Layers feature can align similar images on multiple layers and how to use the Auto-Blend Layers to correct misalignments in a panoramic display
    • How the Smart Objects feature can group a logo and text and manipulate it just like any layer
    • How to use the Refine Edge feature to get a nice clean edge

    Illustrator® for Print Professionals

    • Tips on using the Live Paint feature to create Live Paint groups and how to use the options for painting faces and edges of overlapping objects
    • Learn how to paint with vectors that resemble natural-media brush strokes
    • How to create transparent text effects using ghosted text, transparent drop shadows with soft edges and more
    • How to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2- or 3-point linear perspective to create the look of realistic depth and distance
    • How to create multipage PDF files that can be easily viewed by customers using Acrobat® or the free Adobe Reader®
    • Learn how to convert a sketch to a vector drawing using Live Trace, manage tracing options and convert a Live Trace object into a traditional Illustrator shape


    • Discover the streamlined interface which includes customizable toolbars that show only the buttons desired
    • See how to easily create PDF forms that can be filled in by anyone with Adobe Reader software to collect and analyze important data
    • Find out how to create PDF files that comply with most industry standards, including PDF/X and PDF/A
    • Learn how to allow users to share and review projects, see one another’s comments and track the status of the review—all without IT assistance
    • Discover how to locate form fields in static PDFs and convert them to interactive fields with the Auto-recognize form fields
    • How to enhance PDF documents with embedded video, audio and more

    Visual Media Management With Adobe® Bridge

    • How to use Adobe Bridge as a complete file manager to view thumbnails and enlargements, rename, delete and move files, and rotate, rank and sort images
    • How to copy Camera Raw settings and apply them to other photos
    • Find out about metadata and how to apply keywords to image files
    • How to quickly access the components of page layouts and browse linked files in InDesign documents within Adobe Bridge
    • View Camera Raw images as thumbnails, enlargements or slide shows and edit the white balance and exposure settings right in Adobe Bridge
    • How to convert any graphic, image or document in Adobe Bridge to JPEG format to post on Web sites or send via e-mail


    • How to design, develop and maintain content within Dreamweaver while taking advantage of the intelligent integration with the other Adobe® tools like Flash®, Fireworks®, Photoshop®, Contribute® and Adobe Device Central for creating mobile device content
    • How the CSS support takes full advantage of visual CSS tools to make it easy to view, edit and move styles within and between files and see how those changes will affect the design
    • Ways to add typical interface components such as lists, tables and form validation to Web pages with widgets from the Spry framework for Ajax
    • How to disable and re-enable CSS properties directly from the CSS Styles panel
    • How to easily add FLV files to Web pages in just five clicks even if Flash has never been used before
    • Discover the Site Setup dialog box and how easy it is to set up a local Dreamweaver site to start building Web pages right away


    • Choose where to dock the timeline and other panels or let them float outside the main window and simply drag features to the toolbar
    • How to use Flash® Catalyst® to design interactive content without writing code
    • How to design and preview content created for mobile devices using Adobe Device Central
    • How to take complete control over text using the new Text Layout Framework
    • How to use the Code Snippets panel to insert prebuilt code into projects and reduce the ActionScript® learning curve
    • Import Photoshop and Illustrator® layers right into Flash


    • How image optimization allows users to preview and optimize graphics for virtually any scenario with cross-platform gamma preview, selective JPEG compression and a vast range of export control options
    • How to organize and manage prototypes with the hierarchical layer structure, similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop, that enables the user to easily organize Web pages and layers
    • How the Pages panel lets users create multiple pages in a single document and share layers across multiple pages, making it easy to simulate a Web site flow for each page
    • How to use the common library to help jump-start prototyping with a library of graphic symbols, text symbols and animations frequently used in Web applications, forms, interfaces and Web sites
    • Intelligent scale buttons and graphic symbols (in vector or bitmap) with 9-slice scaling and how to combine this with the Auto Shape library
    • How to match colors precisely with designs from other Adobe graphics software with Adobe Swatch Exchange

    Photoshop® for Web Professionals

    • How Smart Filters can now be applied in a similar way to Adjustment layers and can be removed or re-edited at any time
    • How to use the Auto-Align Layers feature to combine two overlapping images into one almost magically
    • How to use 3-D compositing and texture editing to render and edit textures on 3-D images, change lighting effects and see results live
    • Amazing techniques for creating and editing animations by converting frames to video, onion skinning and exporting to multiple formats
    • How to use Adobe Repoussé technology to create incredible 3-D items from any text layer, selection, path or layer mask
    • How to use Vanishing Point to paste a texture and watch it bend around planes in an image

    Illustrator® for Web Professionals

    • See how the user interface lets a user scroll and zoom faster plus take advantage of the single column toolbar to avoid having to juggle panels to see an image
    • How to use Live Color on any artwork to interactively edit the colors and see results immediately, plus how to use the color guide panel to quickly choose tints, shades or harmonious color combinations
    • See how the Eraser tool allows users to erase parts of artwork without worrying about which points belong to what—just like Photoshop
    • How to copy symbols directly from Illustrator into Flash and how vector art is preserved, to include paths, anchor points, clipping masks, layers and groups
    • Preview work on almost any device and even see what it looks like in different lighting conditions using Device Central
    • Learn how to apply raster effects like blurs and textures that maintain a consistent appearance across media