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Adobe Acrobat DC

Group Rate for 2 to 4 persons  One to One Rates Available

Two days of hands on training with Adobe Acrobat DC will improve the way in which you create, combine, distribute and share Adobe PDF documents. We concentrate on the major areas of Adobe Acrobat – creating, combining, editing and securing, and also harnessing the power of Acrobat PDF forms.  All training uses the Official Adobe workbook and project files for extra reference after the course. Receive an Official Adobe Certificate of Completion.

DAY 1

Introducing Adobe Acrobat DC
An overview of the Adobe Acrobat DC software, as well as Adobe Reader. Tour the work area, the menu bar, task pane buttons, toolbars, and basic navigational elements. Learn different ways of viewing PDF documents, including Full Screen mode and Read Mode. Students gain experience with the most basic and commonly used features, as they get to know their way around the work area. They’ll have the chance to see features in action, by rotating a page, adding a bookmark, and adding a comment.

Creating Adobe PDF Files
In most applications, you create a document by choosing File > New. In Acrobat, however, creating a document actually means converting a file from some other application to an Adobe PDF file. Learn multiple ways of creating a PDF file, and be able to identify the advantages of different methods.

Reading and Working with PDF Files
This lesson gives students more experience with navigation, and then introduces a number of features that help make PDF documents more useful to readers. For example, students learn to search, make PDF documents accessible, print, and fill out a PDF form.

Enhancing PDF Documents
This lesson covers a range of Acrobat tasks that help you customize a PDF file and manipulate its pages. Students will learn how to accomplish many of the tasks that need to be performed to prepare a PDF file for distribution after it’s initially created.

Editing content in PDF Files
In AcrobatDC, you can edit text and images in PDF files more easily than before. As you modify text in a PDF, Acrobat reflows the text intelligently. This lesson gives students practice editing text and images, and reusing PDF content in other applications.

Using Acrobat with Microsoft office Files (Windows)
Acrobat PDFMaker makes it much easier to create PDF files from Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents. This lesson walks students through using PDFMaker in each of those applications.

DAY 2

Combining Files
You can combine files of multiple formats into a single PDF file; each file is converted to PDF as you combine them, as long as you have the file’s authoring application installed. If you use Acrobat Pro, you can opt to create a PDF Portfolio, instead, which can include unconverted files as well as PDF files.

Adding signatures and security
Many students have concerns about distributing PDF files, especially after they see how much you can edit a PDF file in Acrobat. This lesson gives students the power to control who edits a PDF file—and even who has access to open it. Additionally, students learn about digital signatures, which are gaining wider acceptance in the business world.

Using Acrobat in a review cycle
Acrobat can help make review processes much simpler and faster than traditional review processes, requiring multiple cycles of marked-up printed documents. This lesson covers the basic concepts of review processes using Acrobat, and gives students experience using Acrobat in a shared review.

Working with Forms in Acrobat
Interactive forms streamline the process of filling in and collecting data. Respondents can fill in forms using either Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader. In this lesson, students convert a static form to an interactive form, distribute it, and analyze the responses.

Using FormsCentral (Acrobat Pro)
Acrobat DC installs Adobe FormsCentral, a form-creation application. FormsCentral makes it easier to create and distribute forms, and to collect, analyze, and share form data.

Using Actions (Acrobat Pro)
Acrobat DC includes actions, collections of steps that help you automate processes and make them more consistent. Some students may be familiar with actions in Photoshop, but actions in Acrobat are quite different. Instead of recording a series of steps, as you do in Photoshop, you build a custom wizard that performs some steps automatically and prompts the user to perform others.

Using Acrobat in Professional Printing
Many of the lessons cover aspects of working with PDF files electronically: distributing forms, sending files for review, and so on. This lesson specifically covers printing PDF files professionally. While print production professionals may find this a useful introduction to the features in Acrobat, the lesson is intended as a primer for students preparing to hand off PDF files to a print production service provider.

Please use our Contact form or email us at sales@acstrainer.com or call 905 401-1789 to discuss you training needs.

Design With Creative Cloud

Group Rate for 2 to 4 persons. One to One Rates Available

Three days of hands on training with Adobe Creative Cloud gives you everything you need to create your best work. With it you can deliver eye-catching digital images and graphics that remain crisp when scaled. You can also lay out high-impact printed pages with exquisite typography, build HTML5/CSS3 websites that look great on any screen, and design applications for tablets and smartphones.  All training uses the Official Adobe workbook and project files for extra reference after the course. Receive an Official Adobe Certificate of Completion.

DAY 1

Creating Visual Identity Materials
Set up your documents and create assets easily and efficiently as you design your project. Learn how to organizing your work in Adobe Bridge. Then create a coordinated set of stationery, an envelope, and a business card. Next create a background image for a social media website. Set up multiple Illustrator artboards to contain a project in a single document. Draw in perspective using Illustrator CC and trace an image. Finish by cropping a photo in Photoshop CC.

Creating a Print Layout with InDesign
Learn the skills and techniques you need to put together a sophisticated print magazine. Use Mini Bridge and Adobe Bridge CC to preview and select files. Create a document in InDesign CC. Remove a background, work with layer comps, and adjusting raw images in Photoshop CC.  Import and style text then lay out graphics efficiently and work with transparency in InDesign CC.

Creating a Mobile-friendly Website with Muse
Use Muse to plan the structure and design of your website. Add dynamic content, such as menus, a slide show, parallax scrolling and a contact form. Design a mobile version of the site. After you will preview and test your website. And then publish your website

DAY 2

Using TypeKit Fonts with Creative Cloud
Whether you’re new to digital fonts or a veteran of print and online publishing, the use of digital fonts has changed dramatically in recent years with new font formats and new ways to use them. Understand which font formats are best for print and web projects. Then choose appropriate font types in various Creative Cloud applications using TypeKit fonts.

Creating and Editing Video with Photoshop CC
Using the Timeline panel in Adobe Photoshop CC you will create a video by assembling media using cuts, fades, and transitions without having to learn additional software. Create video for projects such as your website or an app for the iPad. Learn important skills and concepts such as, organizing media for your video, using the Timeline panel, creating a video slide show using images and text. Animate layers and add audio tracks. To complete the project you will export your video.

Creating an iPad App 
Digital Publishing Suite provides tools that integrate with Adobe InDesign CC so that you can use the powerful design and production tools in InDesign to create an iPad app, or apps for smartphones and other tablets. Convert a printed brochure to a mobile format by adding interactivity, navigation and video. Then create alternate layouts for different orientations and screen sizes. Finish by testing an iPad app.

DAY 3

Creating an ePub
The EPUB standard was designed to let publishers create reflowable content or fixed layout designs that can be displayed on a wide variety of electronic reading devices. Learn how to convert a printed brochure to a mobile format. Understand the differences and  limitations of the EPUB formats for eBooks. Prepare your InDesign CC text and graphics for an eBook layout. Export your design to the EPUB format.

Creating Interactive Forms
Adobe InDesign CC includes form-building tools that you can use together with its advanced layout and typography features to create PDF forms that are functional and well designed. Learn how to lay out a form using a table grid and add different types of form objects, such as text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, and combo boxes. Then duplicate the form objects.  Adobe Acrobat Pro will be used to test you interactive form.

Preparing Images for Multiple Media
When you prepare an image for output on only one device, such as a printing press, you can simply edit the image as needed and archive it when the job is done. But when you know an image will be used in multiple media, you need to do a little more advance planning. Every output device—from a press to a smartphone to an inkjet printer—has its own capabilities and limitations, so optimizing an image for one specific device may cause it to work less well on other devices. Understand the multiple meanings of resolution and how they apply to different media.  Adjust image size as you crop and sharpening images for different media. Prepare image color for different media and inspect in various Adobe software applications.

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Lightroom and Photoshop
For Photographers

Group Rate for 2 to 4 persons   One to One Rates Available

Two solid days of Lightroom and Photoshop delivered at your location. All training uses the Official Adobe workbook and project files for extra reference after the course. Photoshop is unmatched when it comes to creative editing and precise corrections. Lightroom excels at performing many essential tasks in a photographer’s workflow. Learn how to round-trip photos from Lightroom to Photoshop and back for a professional editing workflow. Receive an Official Adobe Certificate of Completion.

DAY 1

Setting up Lightroom and Photoshop
Cover the steps to prepare to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop together to edit photographs. Start by reviewing the relationship between a Lightroom catalog and the photographs for import and plan how to store Lightroom photographs. Then import photographs into a Lightroom catalog. Learn settings in Lightroom and in Photoshop to optimize the way for using the programs in combination.

The Lightroom Photoshop Roundtrip Workflow
Take a photograph from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to Adobe Photoshop and back again for editing in both applications using a typical roundtrip workflow. Cover the mechanics of working with both Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance your photographs.

Managing Photos in Lightroom
Take advantage of the efficient photo management features in Lightroom’s Library module to organize and find your photographs. Learn the most important Lightroom’s photo management features

Processing Photos in Lightroom
Lightroom's Develop module offers controls you can use to correct and enhance your photographs. Master the most essential adjustments in Lightroom’s Develop module.

DAY 2

Lightroom to Photoshop for Composites
Using Lightroom and Photoshop together you will combine photographs, whether you’re making a layered design, a composite of flexible smart objects, an HDR merge, or a panorama. Master each of those round-trip projects. Learn useful design techniques, such as how to use Photoshop blend modes to add texture to a photograph and how to use layer masks to combine images.

Lightroom to Photoshop for Masking and Selections
Lightroom’s local adjustment tools may be all you need to bring out the beauty of individual areas in many photographs, but Photoshop’s ability to isolate part of a photograph for individual treatment is unmatched. Experience practical scenarios in which you’ll hand off photographs from Lightroom to Photoshop, use Photoshop selections and masks to work on targeted areas, and bring the results back into Lightroom

Lightroom to Photoshop for Custom Retouching
Photoshop is renowned for its retouching capabilities. It can do everything from intricate portrait refinements to larger scale content removal. In this section you will move photographs from Lightroom to Photoshop for retouching projects.

Lightroom to Photoshop for Special Effects
Using Lightroom and Photoshop together to add text, graphics, and special effects to your photographs. You’ll be able to apply several of the techniques covered in earlier lessons as you work through the five final projects.

Please use our Contact form or email us at sales@acstrainer.com or call 905 401-1789 to discuss you training needs.