Adobe Creative Suite

Private In-Home Tutorials

 

These classes are in the privacy of your home or office and pre-suppose that you 

will provide a computer for your use with the appropriate software for the class.

  A workbook for each class will be provided at no additional cost.

 

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Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Photoshop

This is the current program of choice for creating website content,  It's easy to use and you will find yourself creating simple web pages with images, links and professional effects by the end of the session.  You don't need to know HTML or Java Scripting to make your website.  If you can type you can have your internet site.  You will also learn how to register your web name, how to find the right host for your web site, how to maintain and update it and how to publicize it on the Google, Yahoo, Bing and other popular search engines

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Every graphic artist in the world knows Photoshop and every publication uses it.  This class covers the basics, from simple retouching a black and white image to removing parts of a photo, combining two or more photos and changing colors on any object.  You will surprise yourself at how easily you learn to perform the simple functions that create stunning results.  The session also covers creating text in an image, sizing and formatting images for various uses, various saving modes including CMYK and RGB and preparing images for use on the Internet.

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

 

Dreamweaver

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Photoshop

Adobe Dreamweaver - Advanced

Adobe Photoshop - Advanced

This session expands the use of Java Scripts for special effects.  It also covers the use of CSS (cascade style sheets) for easier automation and less coding.  By the end of the session the student will have the knowledge to create a total full service web site that includes links to other web sites, user input boxes for registering names, embedded video files and auto rotating slide shows with images that can be manipulated at will by the visitor.  

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The full power of Photoshop can take many hours to explore and in this session students are introduced to some of the more sophisticated features that allow for total image control.  Tools like the Content Aware and the Channel Mixer can help create effects never possible before and the end of the session you will have been exposed to features that can change the way you work with images in the future.  Learn how to add features by erasing parts of the picture and how to swap faces and bodies seamlessly so no one will know.

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

 

 

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign 

For the artist with imagination, Illustrator provides many opportunities to create stunning images that can be used for advertising, product labeling, book covers, posters, web pages or any place where a creative image is required.  Starting with simple circles and squares the artist will learn to manipulate those shapes into exciting and attention grabbing imagery that will draw the viewers total attention.  No formal art knowledge is required but a good sense of balance and style will enhance the work and make it unique.  

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InDesign is the choice of persons involved in the preparation and publishing of catalogs, flyers, brochures, magazines and any media that requires the layout of images and text.  This class focuses on the preparation of the page starting with the simple text layout and the enhancement with photos, drawings or other images that will add to the message.  The use of fonts and color is discussed as well as color coordination, page balance, block placement, kerning, leading and other typographical terms used in publishing print media ,

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

 

 

 

Illustrator

 

InDesign

Adobe Illustrator - Advanced

Adobe InDesign - Advanced

The possibilities with Illustrator have expanded with each release so that the current version offers features that could not be imagined before.  Explore the 3D function and discover the stunning effects you can create or become familiar with the animation feature to make your own moving images.  Upload a photograph and enhance it with the Trace feature adding your own special touches to the finished image.  You can explore for hours and chances are you will never fully learn all that this amazing program has to offer.

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This class expands the scope of the program and allows the student to create work that rivals professional layouts. By the end of the session, the student will have created a professional double truck magazine layout (2 facing pages) that will include images, overlapping text, special fonts, text box inserts and other graphic arts effects seen in the most sophisticated magazines.  The student will also create a professional brochure that will include graphics, text, full color photos and references to websites and other related information for an imaginary business.

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

Fee: 6 hours $ 100.00

 

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