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Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn how to use software included in Adobe's industry-leading Creative Cloud suite.

Adobe Captivate Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive e-learning content, including high-quality online learning tools to create engaging training modules. Develop soft-skills lessons, software demonstrations, and interactive training simulations.

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive eLearning content. If you are in education, you may be interested in using Captivate in your classroom to produce high-quality online learning tools for students to help them absorb and retain information from your courses. If you work in business or human resources, you can use Captivate to create engaging training modules that will help your company achieve its training and development goals.

Overall, students in this course will learn how to create soft-skills lessons, produce software demonstrations, and create interactive training simulations. You will also learn how to enhance the learner’s experience by adding interactive elements, test their learning with quizzes, and publish the project so learners can access it on virtually any device, including their mobile phones and tablets.

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After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create both eLearning and mLearning projects from the ground up
  • Customize captions, styles and timing
  • Utilize images and smart shapes to enhance a project
  • Manipulate pointer paths and curser images
  • Utilize Buttons, click boxes and text entry boxes to enhance learner interaction
  • Create and enhance audio
  • Add video, animation and special effects to a Captivate project
  • Integrate existing Microsoft PowerPoint projects into Captivate
  • Create a simple quiz and deliver the results to an on-line server
  • Publish a completed project for use in a number of environments

Adobe InDesign Level 1: Introduction

Adobe InDesign combines extraordinary production power, creative freedom, and tight integration with other Adobe products. Get to know the workspace and menus, flow text across pages, harness InDesign's editing tools, and work with typography.

Adobe InDesign takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. Create simple documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. Topics include learning the work area, working with text and graphics, creating text and object styles, and the basics of design.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2019 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

Adobe InDesign Level 2: Intermediate

Elevate your InDesign skills by creating professional-quality documents. Work with styles/formatting, import/modify graphics, and develop tables for better organization. Create proof files, generate forms, and develop EPUB files for digital publishing.

Take Adobe InDesign to the next level. Learn to create professional quality, advanced design documents and prepare them for print vendors or other mediums; export as interactive PDFs including video and buttons; or migrate files to EPUB.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2019 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

Adobe Photoshop Level 1: Introduction

Photoshop is the industry standard for working with digital images—learn to create your own graphics! We'll cover image formats, color correction, retouching digital photos, layers, advanced selection techniques, and other editing tools.

Pictures help give any report, presentation, or website a professional edge, and Photoshop is the industry standard for working with digital images. During this class you will learn to create and edit your own digital graphics and photographs. This hands-on course discusses image formats, color correction, retouching digital photos, working with layers, advanced selection techniques, and using various editing tools. You will also learn how several quick fix techniques and how to prepare for both print and web output.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Retouch images by removing, replacing, and correcting details
  2. Work with layers, including applying styles and filters
  3. Enhance and modify images with masks and channels
  4. Utilize best practices to export images for use in print and online

Adobe Photoshop Level 2: Intermediate

Work through example projects based on real-world scenarios to reinforce and expand your skills. We'll use vector capabilities, create movie posters using multiple source images, and discuss advanced techniques for image correction/typographic design.

Students in this class will work through example projects based on real-world scenarios to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in Photoshop Level 1.

You will learn how to create a movie poster using multiple source images; how to utilize Photoshop’s vector capabilities; and advanced techniques for image correction and typographic design. You will also learn how to incorporate lighting effects and perspective tools to create realism in your Photoshop compositions.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction

Discover the essential techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Use industry-leading Premiere Pro tools to assemble raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions.


Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio – and then use Premiere Pro’s tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow

Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Adobe After Effects Level 1: Introduction

Start with the basics—importing footage, adding effects, and animating a composition—and progress to developing a new composition with built-in effects, layering, and transparency. These elements will soon coalesce into a full multimedia presentation. Tuition: $995.

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Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for designing professional motion graphics and digital visual effects for use in film, television, and web video. Motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and other professionals use animations and composites created in After Effects everywhere from your local news station to Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films.

During this three-day training course, students will discover the tools and techniques necessary to create high-quality motion graphics in After Effects. We will start with the basics -- importing footage, adding effects, and animating a composition -- and then progress to creating a brand-new composition using content from Adobe Illustrator, built-in effects, layering, and transparency. The combination of animated text, layers, and custom shapes will soon coalesce into a full multimedia presentation – and perhaps a cornerstone of your professional portfolio.

Students will learn the secrets behind the movie magic of green screens and special effects -- how to utilize masks, keying effects and the Roto Brush tool to create these complex compositions. We will use the Roto Brush tool to isolate objects and either change the background or apply effects to the foreground. Our course concludes with lessons on color correction and 3D camera tracking.

Prerequisites: Some experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Premiere Pro is beneficial but not required for success.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the After Effects interface and identify how the different tools are used in the workflow
  • Create basic animations and special effects using presets
  • Manipulate key frames and layers to add production value to a project
  • Add professional touches to projects by creating, importing, and animating text
  • Distinguish the impact between parenting layers versus nesting compositions
  • Generate composites using transparency, mattes, and other effects
  • Harness the power of motion tracking to create compositions with movement
  • Define transparency with keying to easily remove backgrounds
  • Clean up footage by removing unwanted elements and correcting colors
  • Enhance 2D footage with the 3D elements using the 3D camera tracker

Adobe Illustrator Level 1: Introduction

Beginners and experts alike can create professional-quality print and web designs by using Illustrator's powerful tools. Work with colors, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects. Tuition: $695.

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Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard tool for creating logos, maps, diagrams, vector illustrations, and more. In this class, you’ll learn to understand the appropriate uses for Illustrator, the difference between vector and raster graphics, and how to create complex graphics with simple components and tools.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2019 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Create and modify artboards
  • Use the drawing tools
  • Combine simple objects into complex shapes
  • Rotate, scale and reshape objects
  • Draw organic shapes with the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Create, use, and edit colors
  • Work with text
  • Create a PDF and submit work to a commercial printer

Adobe Illustrator Level 2: Intermediate

Use Illustrator to create dynamic graphics with advanced drawing and editing tools, path-editing techniques, filter effects, and masks. By the end of this course, you'll have developed an understanding of Illustrator's more advanced features and tools. Tuition: $695.

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In the Illustrator Level 2 course, you will strengthen your production and illustration skills by working on real-world projects, such as creating a logo, building a package, and creating photorealistic illustrations. You'll see how simple tools, such as gradients and shadows, can add depth and realism to simple objects.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2019 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Create and modify layers
  • Use and create gradients, blends and patterns
  • Work with brushes
  • Employ creative uses of effects and graphic styles
  • Work with and create symbols
  • Work with the perspective grid
  • Combine Illustrator images with Photoshop images
  • Create and save content for the web

Adobe Premiere Pro Level 2: Intermediate

Add transitions and graphics, enhance and clarify audio, and integrate video effects by learning more about Premiere Pro for video projects. Use professional color correction tools, create composites, titles, and closed captions, and explore VR, too. Tuition: $695.

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Experienced users of Adobe Premiere Pro, are you ready to learn how to take your video editing and production to the next level? Learn how to use Premiere Pro’s built-in motion graphics effects to add lower thirds, transitions, and graphics to your project. As a critical part of any video, we’ll also discuss how to repair, enhance, and clarify audio. You can make your footage pop by integrating video effects and modifying some of the most common ones to fit your needs. Your project will shine once you learn to use Lumetri scopes, professional-quality color grading and color correction tools that are easy to use, even if you are new to color grading.

Premiere Pro’s tools also help you create video composites—graphics sequences that combine images, text, backgrounds, and video clips—that utilize alpha channels, transparency, and masks. Titles are an important part of any video, and we’ll discuss how to create titles using shapes, typography, and text effects. You will learn how to make your video more accessible with open and closed captions. Plus, we will discuss tips and tricks for a more effective and professional workflow. The course wraps up with information about how next-generation video technologies like immersive video and VR are managed in Premiere Pro.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Transform and animate footage
  • Sweeten your audio tracks
  • Use advanced video effects
  • Use color correction and color grading tools
  • Design with advanced compositing techniques
  • Create lower thirds graphics and closed captioning
  • Manage assets in large projects
  • Work with immersive 360º videos

Prerequisites: Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction or equivalent knowledge.