Adobe Tools

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@ Meramec | South County Education Center | Corporate College

Discover the amazing capabilities of the Adobe creative cloud tools. Learn Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and AfterEffects.

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Layout and Design | InDesign

Adobe InDesign CC: Basic Core Tools

The objective of this workshop is to give you an introduction to the basic core tools of Adobe lnDesign. It is targeted to those with little or no experience with lnDesign. The course covers the basics of the application; the preferences, tool bar, control bar and tool panels-what each is used for and how to use them. In addition you will work with type setting, formatting, type spacing, placing of photos, artwork and basic excel data import for tables. Included is the completion of a flyer so that an understanding of how everything works together to complete a page layout. The completion of this workshop will give you the skills to do basic page layout. It is recommended that you take the follow-up course Adobe lnDesign: Beyond the Basics to build on what you learned in the previous course.
CVTW:702 | 1 session | $79.50 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P03 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley | Feb. 22 | MC-HE, 233

Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction

Enhance your graphic design skills and productivity with InDesign. Learn how to import illustrations and photos and set type correctly for flyers, brochures and other basic applications. Learn how to convert Quark documents into Adobe InDesign documents. Learn key commands and other great tips for making easy work of your layouts.
CVTW:702 | 1 session | $74.50 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P02 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley | Feb. 8 | MC-HE, 233

Digital Illustration | Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017: An Introduction

This workshop is designed for the student looking to get started with vector graphic software to create logos, text effects and line art for print and the web. Course outline will cover topics such as learning the pen tool, editing and drawing shapes, setting up documents and basic typography. Little or no experience needed with Adobe Illustrator but an understanding of basic graphic design principles would be helpful. This class will be offered on the Mac platform with a current version of Adobe Illustrator.
CVTW:702 | 1 session | $89 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P01 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | John Schmitt | March 2 | MC-HE, 233

Video | AfterEffects

AfterEffects: The First Step

Gain understanding and skill in utilizing AfterEffects to create motion graphics. Focus on learning the interface in AfterEffects, putting graphics in motion and rendering finished movie and animation projects. Participants will also explore a workflow between Photoshop and AfterEffects. Be prepared for an intensive hands-on learning experience.
CVTW:704 | 1 session | $74.50 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P01 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder | Feb. 8 | MC-HE, 233

AfterEffects: The Next Step

Now that you know the basics of adding assets and key framing motion in AfterEffects, investigate more advanced techniques. Get a deeper understanding of options in the effects panel and other topics including background keying, motion tracking and the 3D workspace. Be prepared for an intensive, hands-on learning experience.
CVTW:704 | 1 session | $74.50 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P02 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder | March 8 | MC-HE, 233

Photo Editing | Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CC: In a Day

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop in a day! You will learn how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool and content-aware fill, transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | 1 session | $69 Age 60+ | $99 Regular
P04 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych | March 30 | MC-BA, 212

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction

This course, utilizing Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud software, shows students how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool and content-aware fill, the quick selection tool, the magic wand and color range, transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
COMP:755 | 4 sessions | $99 Age 60+ | $129 Regular
P01 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | Feb. 4-March 4 | Corp. College, 206
• NOTE: No class 2/18.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Intermediate

Picking up right where the introductory class left off, topics may include but are not limited to understanding the histogram and how to adjust exposure, smoothing wrinkles and brightening teeth, changing the size of your image and canvas, the power of crop tool and blending modes. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Introduction class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate.
COMP:755 | 4 sessions | $99 Age 60+ | $129 Regular
P02 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | March 25-April 15 | Corp. College, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced

Adobe Photoshop Advanced builds on the skills learned in the beginning and intermediate classes. Topics may include but are not limited to coordinating adjustment layers with layer masks, smart objects, blurring and sharpening and shadows and highlights. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Intermediate class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials program.
COMP:755 | 4 sessions | $99 Age 60+ | $129 Regular
P03 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | April 22-May 13 | Corp. College, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: The First Step

This workshop introduces practical methods for working with the software. Carefully crafted tutorials provide an overview and reinforce the student's understanding of Photoshop tools, including layers, making selections, masking, basic color, the type tool, extraction filter, image resolution, and the conversion from RGB to grayscale. Image repairs with the healing patch and clone stamp will be explored. The ability to create unique fictional images without a camera or scanner will be introduced. Lots of discussion and guided demonstrations by a Photoshop expert will encourage class participation.
CVTW:701 | 1 session | $74.50 Age 60+ | $139 Regular
P01 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Zak Zych | Feb. 1 | MC-HE, 233

Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction to Masking

Picking up right where the first workshop left off, this class will focus on refining selections, quick masks, layer masks and channels; explaining how to non-destructively conceal a portion of an image and blend multiple photos into a single composition. Prerequisite Adobe Photoshop CC: The First Step.
COMP:755 | 1 session | $54 Age 60+ | $79 Regular
P07 | F 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Zak Zych | March 1 | MC-HE, 233
• NOTE: Course code numbers have changed.

Animation

2D Computer Animation for Beginners

Starting with Adobe Photoshop and expanding to Adobe After Effects, this course will cover how to create basic time-lapse animations in both programs. Topics will include how to prepare images for animation, keyframes and in-between, adjusting position, scale, rotation and opacity, coordinating images with audio and exporting to the QuickTime movie format.
COMP:755 | 4 sessions | $99 Age 60+ | $129 Regular
P06 | W 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | April 3-April 24 | Corp. College, 206

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