Adobe Creative Suite Boot Camp CS6

3-Day Public Session  |  3-Day Live Online Session

Adobe Creative Suite Training Course Outline

I. Taking Advantage of Adobe Bridge

  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • Navigating through Bridge
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using keywords
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching for Files from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter Panel
  • Saving a collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Saving or uploading your Web Gallery

II. Photoshop - Exploring Photoshop CS 6.0

  • Taking a look at the final project
  • Experimenting with new Vector capabilities
  • Filling a vector shape with a pattern
  • Adding a mask to a Vector layer
  • Using the new brush tips
  • Saving the new Brush
  • Adding strokes to vector images
  • Cloning your new snowflake
  • Adding text layers from another document
  • Updating text styles
  • Cropping an image
  • Exporting to PDF

III. Photoshop - Getting to Know the Workspace

  • Opening an existing document in Mini Bridge
  • Discovering the Tools panel
  • Selection, Cropping and Measuring Tools
  • Retouching and Painting Tools
  • Drawing and Type Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Accessing tools and their options
  • Using Panels
  • Putting the panel system to use
  • Choosing other panels
  • Expanding and collapsing your panels
  • Customizing your panels
  • Hidden Tools
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom and Hand Tools
  • Tabbed Windows
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes

IV. Photoshop Basics

  • Opening an existing document
  • Understanding document settings
  • Viewing an image's size and resolution
  • Combining the images
  • Using Copy and Paste
  • Dragging and Dropping to copy an image
  • Transforming and editing combined images
  • Changing the size of a placed image
  • Removing a background
  • Understanding the stacking order of layers
  • Refining the edges of copied images
  • Adding text
  • Saving files
  • Understanding file formats
  • Choosing a file format
  • Saving a jpeg file
  • Saving for print
  • Changing the color settings
  • Adjusting image size
  • Saving a Photoshop PDF file

V. Photoshop - Making the Best Selections

  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Creating a square selection
  • Creating a Selection from a center point
  • Changing a selection into a layer
  • Working with the Magic Wand
  • The Lasso Tool
  • Adding Pages
  • Adding to and subtracting from selections
  • Feathering the selection
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge tool
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Saving selections
  • Copying and Pasting a selection
  • Using the Pen Tool for selections

VI. Photoshop - Painting and Retouching

  • Setting up your color settings
  • Color primer
  • Understanding color gamut
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Selecting colors
  • Starting to Paint
  • Using the Color panel
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Using the Airbrush feature
  • Creating a border using the Bristle brushes
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Retouching images
  • Using the clone stamp tool
  • Repairing Fold Lines
  • The History Panel
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch tool
  • Using the Clone Source Panel

VII. Photoshop - Creating a Good Image

  • Why you should work in RGB
  • Reading a histogram
  • Making the Curve Adjustment
  • Defining the Highlight and the Shadow
  • Locating the White and Black Point
  • Inputting the white and black point values
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Setting the neutral
  • Sharpening your image
  • Comparing your image to the original
  • Taking care of red eye
  • Using the Camera Raw plug- in
  • Saving a DNG file

VIII. Illustrator - Illustrator CS6 Essentials

  • Using the Shape Tools
  • Repositioning and visually resizing the rectangle
  • Finding or changing the shape's dimensions using the Transform panel
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Helpful keyboard shortcuts for selections
  • The selections tools
  • Using shape and transform tools to create artwork
  • Adding a fill color
  • Entering a shape size in the Transform panel
  • Viewing in Outline view
  • Rotating the shape
  • Changing the color of the triangles
  • Using layers when building an illustration
  • Creating a new blank layer
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Creating Bubbles
  • Cloning the Bubble Group
  • Repeating a resize transform
  • Moving objects from one layer to another

IX. Illustrator - Adding Color

  • Basics of the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors
  • Adding Effects
  • Creating a Colorful illustration
  • Locating the White and Black Point
  • Using Live Paint
  • Converting the artwork to a Live Paint group
  • Adding a symbol to your artwork
  • Expanding the symbol
  • Saving Swatches
  • What is a global color?
  • Selecting the Same color
  • Saving a set of colors as a group
  • Creating a color group from selected colors
  • Using the Color Panel
  • Adding Pantone (Spot) Colors

X. Illustrator - Working with the Drawing Tools

  • Working with the Pen tool
  • Drawing straight lines and curved lines
  • Drawing hinged curves
  • Drawing curved lines to straight lines
  • Drawing straight lines to curved lines
  • Inputting the white and black point values
  • Manually tracing images
  • Placing an image as a template
  • Using the Line Segment & Arc Tools
  • Using the Pencil, Smooth, and Path eraser tools
  • Using the Eraser tool
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Refining a curve
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • Combining shapes using the Shape Builder tool
  • Subtracting with the Shape Builder tool
  • Creating the fish eyes

XI. InDesign - InDesign CS6 Essential Skills

  • InDesign Tools
  • The InDesign Workspace
  • The document window
  • Using Guides
  • Viewing modes
  • Working with panels
  • The Tools Panel
  • Managing Panelsl
  • Saving your workspace
  • Working with the control panel
  • Navigating through an InDesign document
  • Using the Pages panel
  • Changing the magnification of your document
  • Working with type
  • Entering, formatting, and placing type
  • Flowing type
  • Using styles
  • Applying paragraph & character styles
  • Apply styles across a story using Find/Change
  • Applying object styles
  • Working with and placing graphics
  • Positioning graphics within a frame
  • Applying text wrap
  • Understanding layers
  • Applying effects

XII. InDesign - Building Documents with Master Pages

  • Planning your document
  • Creating custom page sizes
  • Creating a new custom-sized document
  • Creating & formatting master pages
  • Adding automatic page numbers
  • Inputting the white and black point values
  • Using Text variables
  • Basing master pages on other master pages
  • Overriding master page items
  • Adding layout pages
  • Placing formatted text
  • Creating the classified page
  • Adding images and text to the master frames
  • Applying master pages to multiple pages

XIII. InDesign - Working with Text and Type

  • Adding text to your document
  • Creating a text frame
  • Changing character attributes
  • Changing font and type styles
  • Adjusting size and line spacing
  • Adjusting character spacing
  • Using a baseline shift
  • Changing paragraoh attributes
  • Horizontally aligning text
  • Changing the space before and after paragraphs
  • Using tabs
  • Adding rules above or below paragraphs
  • Changing text color
  • Creating drop caps
  • Finding and changing text and text attributes
  • Finding and changing text using GREP
  • Checking and correcting spelling
  • Adding words to the dictionary
  • Editing text using the Story Editor
  • Using Track Changes
  • Drag and Drop text editing
  • Special characters and glyphs
  • Using the Glyphs panel and glyph sets
  • Text frame options
  • Adjusting text inset
  • Vertically aligning text
  • Importing text
  • Flowing text manually
  • Threading text between frames
  • Using semi-autoflow to link several text frames
  • Changing the number of columns in a text frame
  • Baseline grid
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Adding story jumps
  • Using styles to format text
  • Creating a headline and applying a style
  • Importing styles from other documents
  • Redefining styles
  • Placing text on a path
  • Importing text from Microsoft Word
  • Finding and fixing missing fonts

XIV. InDesign - Working with Styles

  • Style Types
  • Paragraph styles
  • Defining and Applying paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Defining and Applying Character styles
  • Using nested styles
  • Updating styles
  • Loading styles from another InDesign document
  • Quick Apply
  • Organizing styles into groups
  • Object styles
  • Creating, Applying, and Changing object styles
  • GREP Styles

XV. InDesign - Working with Graphics

  • Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
  • Locating missing images
  • Working with the Links panel and the Link badge
  • Customizing the Links panel
  • Adding graphics to your layout
  • Fitting an image within an existing frame
  • Auto Fitting
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Using object styles for images
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels
  • Removing an image background
  • Using anchored objects
  • Advanced importing
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Importing InDesign layouts as graphics