Introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite CS6

ACS-108 (5 Days)
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Adobe CS6 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Adobe Creative Suite CS6 training class teaches attendees the fundamentals of Photoshop CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, Fireworks CS6, Flash CS6, Illustrator CS6, and InDesign CS6. Using these programs, students learn the basics of page layout, vector graphics, photo editing, document management, web design, animation, file management, organizing all of your CS6 projects using Adobe Bridge, and much more.

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Adobe CS6 Training Objectives

  • Make images look great using precise editing techniques in Photoshop CS6
  • Build and maintain standards-based websites using Dreamweaver CS6
  • Create graphics and web pages using Fireworks CS6
  • Develop compelling layouts for print and digital distribution with InDesign CS6
  • Create multimedia, text, and animation using Flash Professional CS6
  • Design eye-catching vector graphics using Illustrator CS6
  • Work more efficiently using Adobe Bridge to keep your CS6 projects organized

Adobe CS6 Training Outline

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Introduction
Taking Advantage of Adobe Bridge
  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • Navigating through Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Saving a Collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Additional Photoshop Tools
  • Automated tools for Photoshop: Web Photo Gallery
  • Saving or uploading your Web Gallery
  • Automated tools for Photoshop: PDF contact sheet35
  • Changing the view
Photoshop CS6
  • Exploring Photoshop CS6
    • 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
    • Adding text layers from another document
    • Updating text styles
    • Cropping an image
  • Getting to Know the Photoshop CS6 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
    • Hidden tools
    • Navigating the image area
    • Tabbed windows
    • Maximizing productivity with screen modes
  • Photoshop Basics
    • A look at the finished project
    • 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
    • Saving a JPEG file
    • Saving for print
    • Changing the color settings
    • Adjusting image size
    • Saving a Photoshop PDF file
  • Making the Best Selections in Photoshop
    • The importance of a good selection
    • 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 tool
    • The Lasso tool
    • Adding to and subtracting from selections
    • Saving a selection
    • Feathering the selection
    • Using the Quick Selection tool
    • Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
    • Using Quick Mask
    • Saving selections
    • Copying and pasting a selection
    • Using the Pen tool for selections
    • Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image
    • More Pen tool selection techniques
    • Converting a path to a selection
  • Painting and Retouching in Photoshop
    • Setting up your color settings
    • Color primer
    • Understanding color gamut
    • The RGB color model
    • The CMYK color model
    • Working in the RGB mode
    • Editing color settings
    • Selecting colors
    • Starting to paint
    • Using the Color panel
    • Using the Brush tool
    • Changing opacity
    • Save time and learn the shortcuts
    • Using the Brush Presets
    • 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
    • Cloning from another source
  • Creating a Good Image in Photoshop
    • Choosing your color settings
    • Opening the file
    • Why you should work in RGB
    • Reading a histogram
    • Making the Curve adjustment
    • Defining the highlight and 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 with the original
    • Taking care of red eye
    • Using the Camera Raw plug-in
    • Using Camera Raw controls
    • Saving a DNG file
    • Reopening a DNG file
Dreamweaver CS6
  • Exploring Dreamweaver CS6
    • What is Dreamweaver?
    • Design and layout tools
    • Site management and File Transfer Protocol
    • Coding environment and text editor
    • Mobile design and development features
    • Who uses Dreamweaver?
    • Dreamweaver's workspace features
    • Live View and Live Code
    • CSS Inspection and the Enable/Disable Feature
    • Related files
    • Code Navigator
    • Photoshop smart objects
    • Support for Content Management Systems
    • HTML5, CSS3, and PHP code hinting
    • HTML and CSS Starter Pages
    • Subversion
    • Business Catalyst integration
    • How websites work
    • A simple flow chart
    • Domain names and IP addresses
    • Servers and web hosts
    • The role of web browsers
    • An introduction to HTML
    • Tag structure and attributes
    • The structure of an HTML document
    • Placing images in HTML
    • Colors in HTML
    • Case sensitivity and whitespace rules
    • Element hierarchy
    • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
    • Explorations in code
    • A look at the welcome Screen
    • Creating, opening, and saving documents
    • Creating new documents
    • Setting Up a New Site in Dreamweaver
    • Adding Text and Images in Dreamweaver
    • Styling Your Pages with CSS in Dreamweaver
    • Managing your Website: Reports, Optimization, and Maintenance in Dreamweaver
  • Flash CS6
    • Flash CS6 Basics
    • Getting Started with the Drawing Tools in Flash
    • Creating Basic Animation in Flash
    • Delivering Your Final Flash Movie
  • Fireworks CS6
    • Working with vector and bitmap objects
    • Making graphics interactive
    • Optimizing and exporting graphics
    • Website and mobile application prototyping
    • Vector and bitmap graphics
    • The startup screen
    • Creating a new Fireworks document
    • Workspace basics
    • Other Fireworks panels
    • Working with Bitmaps
    • Applying a filter
    • Working with vector objects
    • Drawing and editing basic shapes
    • Auto shapes
    • Working with text
    • Applying color
    • Using the color mixer
    • Using Layers and the Layer panel
    • About the web layer
    • Creating slices for interactivity
    • Optimizing and exporting in Fireworks
  • Illustrator CS6
    • Basics
    • Adding Color in Illustrator
    • Working With the Drawing Tools in Illustrator
  • InDesign CS6
    • Essential Tools
    • Building documents with Maser Pages in InDesign
    • Working with Text and Type in InDesign
    • Working with Style in InDesign
    • Working with Graphics in InDesign
  • Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

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Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

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Course Number:

ACS-108

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is presumed.

Training Materials:

All students will receive a copy Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom.

Software Requirements:

  • Core 2 Duo or faster processor with at least 8 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later, or Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, with the latest system updates applied
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • Adobe Flash CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac) and Flash Player 11 or later with a compatible browser.
  • Fireworks CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • Adobe InDesign CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • A recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari web browser
  • Related lab files that Accelebrate will provide

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