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Creating Media with Adobe Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

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Have you been asked to design a poster or invitation? Does your department need a graphic designer, and you're the one with an artistic eye? Learn what the Adobe Creative Suite does and why there are three different applications you need to know about!


Your instructor, a graphic design professional, will cover what Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is used for and make sure you are getting the most out of each distinctive program.

Learn the correct way to set up your documents, work with layers, and troubleshoot common problems. This class is the perfect introduction to see why every creative professional has used at least one of these three applications in the Adobe suite.


This class begins with Illustrator, where you will learn how to work with vector art (typically used for flat graphics, like logos). Create art with shapes, gradients, swatches, and understand how to manipulate paths and develop graphic images that can then be imported into Photoshop or InDesign.

Next, we explore Photoshop and its ability to manipulate photos -- adjust the lights/darks, contrast, and scale images. Place the image into InDesign, using its robust set of layout tools for your final print or web project. Export PDF's for print or Jpg for web. Save time with multi-page documents.

We will cover how these three distinct applications can work together -- making the most of each application. By the end of the class, you will have a clear idea of what each application was designed for, and which will serve each project best.

The class will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

Rebekah A Venturini

I am a professional graphic designer and artist. I am an MFA graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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