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Adobe tutorials feature hands-on instruction on Macs in classes of 10 students or fewer; payment is required to reserve a seat.

  • InDesign: Refresher

    This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of InDesign who wish to refresh their skills.

    Specific Topics: setting up new documents effectively; importing and linking graphics; working with text and frames; using multicolumn and threaded text boxes; applying type tools
    Prerequisites: some familiarity with InDesign; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Saturday, Sept. 15, 1-3 p.m.

  • Photoshop: Refresher

    This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of Photoshop who wish to refresh their skills.

    Specific Topics: touring the toolbox; making selections; working with layers, layer styles and text; learning basic touch-up techniques; applying filters and effects
    Prerequisites: some familiarity with Photoshop; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m.

    • (Canceled) Illustrator: Refresher

      This tutorial is designed for those with limited knowledge of Illustrator who wish to refresh their skills.

      Specific Topics: setting up documents; reviewing vector vs. raster; creating paths with the pen & shape tool; making selections; using layers; type tool and effects
      Prerequisites: some familiarity with Illustrator; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m.

    • InDesign: Design with Style

      Take advantage of InDesign’s style palettes to save time, ensure consistency and gain more control over your text and objects. InDesign styles are especially useful in multi-page documents and when changes need to be made frequently and in several places.

      Specific Topics: learning how to set up and apply Character, Paragraph and Object Styles
      Prerequisites: working knowledge of InDesign’s basic tools and simple text formatting; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Oct. 4, 4-6 p.m.

    • Photoshop: Brush Mastery

      The brush tool has more power than most people realize, and its usefulness can be combined with many other tools in Photoshop. Become a painting master or a graphics wiz with this deceptively complex tool.

      Specific Topics: learning the F5 key options and implementing them with a mouse or tablet
      Prerequisites: working knowledge of Photoshop’s menu system and basic tools; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

    • (Canceled) Illustrator: Find Your Path With the Pen Tool

      Get on the right path: Review the basics of points and paths and master the pen tool, in addition to other basic Illustrator tools, to create an infinite variety of vector illustrations.

      Specific Topics: reviewing the pen tool’s differ­ent functions, types of paths and anchor points; drawing straight and curved lines; manipulating existing drawings; using the Pathfinder and scale tool to create new shapes
      Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Illustrator; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Oct 18, 6-8 p.m.

    • InDesign: Booklet Bliss

      Save time and tedium by learning how to efficiently set-up, manage and print long documents and booklets containing common elements.

      Specific Topics: adding, arranging and deleting pages; creating master pages with common elements, such as page numbers, headers, footers, and backgrounds; learning how to assemble and print booklets
      Prerequisites: basic knowledge of InDesign; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Oct 25, 4-6 p.m.

    • Photoshop: Image Manipulation

      Give your Uncle Ed a realistic bear head or create your own storefront in Mt. Vernon! Learn to use Photoshop for superimposing and editing photographic environments and subjects with your own creative touch.

      Specific Topics:designing and imposing text, logos, and environmental details onto photographs and existing graphics; changing and modifying photographs; manipulating subjects and objects
      Prerequisites:working knowledge of Photoshop’s menu system and basic tools; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m.

    • Illustrator: Taking it to the Web

      Illustrator is good for more than just drawing! The flexibility and precision of vectors, combined with Illustrator’s robust type tools and effects, are perfect for Web design. Learn to design a basic Web layout/wireframe, create graphics, and export Web-ready images. (Note: this workshop does not cover actual coding.)

      Specific Topics: setting up a Web-ready document; using guides and transform palette; placing images; creating gradient fills and using effects; using type tools; slicing and exporting images.
      Prerequisites: familiarity with Illustrator and basic HTML/CSS; working knowledge of Mac OS X is recommended but not required

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m.

    • Creative Suite Wizard Workshops

      Don’t pull your hair out! Bring your Creative Suite frustrations, questions and conundrums to a Wizard Workshop for hands-on help. These workshops are open-ended Q-and-A sessions in which participants work on their own projects with guidance from the wizards.

InDesign: Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. 
Photoshop: Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m. 
Illustrator: Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m.


Registration Fees UB Students UB Staff/Alumni General Public
Each tutorial $10 $20 $30
InDesign Package Deal (all 4) $30 $60 $75
Photoshop Package Deal (all 4) $30 $60 $75
Illustrator Package Deal (all 4) $30 $60 $75
Wizard Package Deal (3 Wizard workshops) $20 $40 $50
The Whole Shebang (all 12) $60 $120 $180

Payment is required to reserve a seat. Call 410.837.5383 to inquire about space availability before submitting this downloadable registration form.

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