Introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite CS6

Introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite CS6

Bascom Bridge’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.

 

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 PREREQUISITES

No prior experience is presumed.

ADOBE CS6 TRAINING MATERIALS

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

SOFTWARE NEEDED FOR EACH PC:

  • Core 2 Duo or faster processor with at least 3 GB RAM
  • Windows XP 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
  • For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor’s screen simultaneously with working on their own.

ADOBE CS6 TRAINING OUTLINE

  • 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
        • Creating a new site
        • Advanced site-creation options
        • Adding pages
        • Saving a page to your site
        • Defining page properties
        • Work views
        • A deeper look into the files panel
      • Adding Text and Images in Dreamweaver
        • Starting up
        • Typography and images on the Web
        • Adding text
        • An introduction to styles
        • Previewing pages in a web browser
        • Creating hyperlinks
        • Relative versus absolute hyperlinks
        • Linking to an e-mail address
        • Creating lists
        • Using the Text Insert panel
        • Inserting images
        • Image resolution
        • Image formats
        • Creating a simple gallery page
        • Linking images
        • Using image placeholders
        • Editing images
        • Adjusting brightness and contrast
        • Optimizing images
        • Updating images
      • Styling Your Pages with CSS in Dreamweaver
        • What are Cascading Style Sheets?
        • CSS replaces inefficient HTML styling
        • The benefits of CSS styling
        • How do you create CSS rules in Dreamweaver?
        • Understanding Style Sheets
        • Understanding why they’re called Cascading
        • Creating and modifying styles
        • Creating a class style with the Property Inspector
        • Creating and modifying styles in the CSS Styles panel
        • Advanced text formatting with CSS
        • Fine-tuning page appearance with contextual and pseudo-class selectors
        • Div tags and CSS IDs
        • Internal versus external style sheets
        • Attaching an external style sheet to your page
        • Modifying attached style sheets
        • Creating a new .css file (external style sheet)
      • Managing your Website: Reports, Optimization, and Maintenance in Dreamweaver
        • Working with the files panel
        • Creating a remote connection
        • Viewing files on a remote web server
        • Transferring files to and from a remote server with Get and Put
        • Using Check In/Check Out and Design Notes
        • Testing site integrity
        • Using Check Links
        • The Browser Compatibility Check
        • Optimizing pages for launch
        • Search engine visibility and Search Engine Optimization
    • Flash CS6
      • Flash CS6 Basics
        • What is Flash?
        • About Flash Player
        • Flash file types
        • Creating a new document
        • Setting up your new document
        • Saving your Flash document
        • Opening documents
        • The Flash workspace
        • The Stage and work area
        • The Flash Tools panel
        • The Property Inspector
        • Panels and panel groups
        • The Timeline
        • Practicing with the Flash tools
        • The drawing and selection tools in action
        • Using gradient and color tools
        • Animation in action
      • Getting Started with the Drawing Tools in Flash
        • Drawing in Flash
        • Using the Merge Drawing mode
        • Creating artwork in Merged Drawing mode
        • Working with Drawing Objects
        • Using the Add and Delete Anchor Point tools
        • Using the Combine Objects menu
        • Using the Primitive tools (Smart Shapes)
        • Adding text to your artwork
        • Flash Text: TLF & Classic Text
        • Working with Threaded and Multi-Column Text
        • Adding filters
        • Working with colors
        • Organizing and layering graphics
        • Arranging, locking, and hiding layers
        • Creating layer folders
        • Transforming graphics
      • Creating Basic Animation in Flash
        • Introducing keyframes and the Timeline
        • Building animation: Enter the tween
        • Tween layers and automatic keyframing
        • Tweening multiple objects
        • Previewing animation with Test Movie
        • Moving and transforming tween paths
        • Incorporating color effects and scaling
        • Modifying the animation using the Motion Editor
        • Tweening rotation
        • Controlling animation paths
        • Where did Motion Guide layers go?
        • What happens to my existing Flash files that use Motion Guide layers?
        • How do I create a motion guide if I still want to?
        • Morphing graphics and colors with shape tweens
        • Shape tween basics
        • Legacy techniques: Creating classic tweens
        • Classic tween rules
        • Adding color effects and scaling to a classic tween
        • (Re)creating motion guides for classic tweens
        • Troubleshooting Motion Guides
        • Adjusting animation with onion skinning
      • Delivering Your Final Flash Movie
        • Publishing to the Web
        • Customizing the Publish settings
        • Publishing for the Desktop with Adobe AIR
        • About Digital Certificates
        • Installing Your New AIR Application
        • Publishing for Mobile Devices
        • Publishing for iOS
        • Publishing for Android OS
        • Using Export Movie
        • New: Export PNG Sequence
        • An overview of FTP
    • 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
        • Using the shape tools
        • Repositioning and visually resizing the rectangle
        • Changing the shape’s dimensions
        • Rotating and shearing
        • Constraining the shape
        • Entering exact dimensions
        • Selecting artwork
        • Helpful keyboard shortcuts
        • The selection tools
        • Using shape and transform tools
        • Adding a fill color
        • Entering a shape size
        • Viewing in outline view
        • Rotating the shape
        • Using layers
        • Cutting and pasting objects
        • Working with bubbles
        • Repeating a resize transform
        • Moving objects from one layer to another
      • Adding Color in Illustrator
        • Basics of the appearance panel
        • Changing color
        • Adding effects
        • Creating a colorful illustration
        • Using live paint
        • Adding a Symbol to your artwork
        • 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
      • Working With the Drawing Tools in Illustrator
        • Working with the pen tool
        • Drawing lines
        • Manually tracing images
        • Placing an image as a template
        • Other drawing tools
        • Using the line segment and arc tools
        • Using the eraser tool
        • Editing existing paths
        • Adding and removing points
        • Refining a curve
        • Cutting and joining paths
        • Combining shapes
        • Subtracting with the shape builder tool
    • InDesign CS6
      • Essential Tools
        • InDesign tools
        • The InDesign workspace
        • The document window
        • Using guides
        • Viewing modes
        • Working with panels
        • The tools panel
        • Managing panels
        • 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
        • Using styles
        • Applying style across a story
        • Working with graphics
        • Applying text wrap
        • Understanding layers
        • Applying effects
      • Building documents with Maser Pages in InDesign
        • Planning your document
        • Creating custom page sizes
        • Creating a new custom sized document
        • Creating and formatting master pages
        • Adding automatic page numbers
        • 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
      • Working with Text and Type in InDesign
        • Adding text to your document
        • Creating a text frame
        • Changing character attributes
        • Changing font and type styles
        • Changing paragraph attributes
        • Horizontally aligning text
        • Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs
        • Using tabs
        • Adding rules above or below paragraphs
        • Changing text color
        • Creating drop caps
        • Finding and changing text
        • Checking and correcting spelling
        • Editing text using the story editor
        • Using track changes
        • Drag and drop text editing
        • Special characters and glyphs
        • Text frame options
        • Baseline grid
        • Adding story jumps
        • Using styles to format text
        • Placing text on a path
        • Importing text from Microsoft Word
        • Missing fonts
      • Working with Style in InDesign
        • Style types
        • Using nested styles
        • Updating styles
        • Loading styles from another InDesign document
        • Quick apply
        • Organizing styles into groups
      • Working with Graphics in InDesign
        • Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
        • Locating missing images
        • Working with the links panel and the links badge
        • Customizing the links panel
        • Adding graphics to your layout
        • Fitting and image within an existing frame
        • Auto fitting
        • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
        • Placing multiple graphics using Mini Bridge
        • Using object styles for images
        • Wrapping text around images
        • Wrapping text around the bounding box
        • Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels
        • Removing a background image
        • Using anchored objects
        • Advanced importing
    • Conclusion

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  • Course No : ACS-108
  •  Theory : 40%
  •  Lab : 60%
  • Duration : 30 g
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