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The Conference for Adobe© Creative Suite© Users - Graphics Software Seminar

In this conference you'll learn...

  • How to use the new Quick Selection tool instead of the Magnetic Lasso tool to save time and frustration when selecting specific objects

  • How to create and edit vector and bitmap images, and import and edit native Photoshop® and Illustrator® files in Fireworks®

  • How to use Acrobat® to create and distribute interactive media-rich Adobe PDF files that can include text, graphics, photos, spreadsheets and much more

  • How to use the new InDesign® features—like the powerful new text formatting feature and many others to expand your creativity
  • And much more!

Adobe's Creative Suite is the next wave of innovation. Why? Because, hands down, it contains the absolute BEST software available for the creative professional. And the phenomenal integration among its applications is unprecedented, meaning you work smarter. After attending this conference, you're guaranteed to change the way you work by increasing your efficiency, and that'll lead to a surprising bonus for you—a big boost in your creativity. And we haven't forgotten to include tips on the very latest release either. We'll be sure to show you exciting new-release features like: The new intuitive interface ... new tools in each application ... the incredible advances made in integration among the applications ... and much, much more.

The conference is set up in a convenient two track format, with 10 dynamic sessions to choose from. Attend one track from start to finish, or mix and match sessions to meet your needs.


OPENING SESSION: 8:30 – 9:25 a.m. — Application integration

TRACK 1: Designer´s Dream Kit

Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


In this session, you'll learn the most efficient way to prepare and print even the most complex files and improve your workflow efficiency using industry standards. You'll discover some of the new Adobe InDesign CS3 features such as powerful new text formatting, object styles and much more. Also in this session ...

  • See how to override master page items like strokes, fills, frame contents and even text wraps

  • How to automate routine tasks such as creating running headers and footers

  • Make your productivity soar by using Snippets, an easy way to share and export InDesign objects

  • Learn how to export your InDesign content to XHTML and then open it in Dreamweaver® to create a Web site

  • How to apply basic, directional and gradient feathering to objects and how to manage the feathering options

  • Learn how to use the object and paragraph styles introduced in CS2 to apply styles to objects or text

Session 2: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Photoshop for Print Professionals

Photoshop has become the application of choice for working with raster images. In this session, we'll show you some new tools Photoshop CS3 offers that'll take your efficiency and productivity to a higher level. We'll show you some "tricks of the trade" for creating stunning visual effects that will have people wondering just how you did it. In this session, you'll learn ...

  • How to correct common lighting issues in your photos using the Camera Raw feature

  • How the Vanishing Point tool that was introduced in CS2 is better than ever, and how it allows you to copy or paint within the perspective planes of an image, adjust plane angles with measurement tools and wrap images around multiple planes

  • How to use the new measurement feature in Photoshop CS3 Extended to set a measurement scale, manage the measurement log and export the data to a spreadsheet

  • How the Auto-Align Layers feature allows you to align similar images on multiple layers and how to use the Auto-Blend Layers to correct misalignments in a panoramic display

  • How the Smart Objects feature introduced in CS2 allows you to group a logo and text and manipulate it just like any layer

  • How to use the Quick Selection tool—it's way beyond the Lasso tool

Session 3: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Illustrator for Print Professionals

In this session, you'll learn about transparency, the Illustrator text engine, powerful new user interface features and improved spot color support. You'll also discover how you can reliably proof, print and create Adobe PDF files directly from Adobe Illustrator CS3, including new PDF/X support. Also in this session ...

  • Tips on using the Live Paint feature introduced in CS2 to create Live Paint groups and how to use the options for painting faces and edges of overlapping objects

  • How the Workspace feature, new in CS2, allows you to create customized palette layouts to increase efficiency in your projects

  • How to create transparent text effects using ghosted text, transparent drop shadows with soft edges and more

  • How to use the new Anchor Point options with the Pen tool to draw any shapes that you want with ease

  • How to create multipage PDF files that can be easily viewed by your customers using Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader

  • Learn how to convert a sketch to a vector drawing using Live Trace, manage tracing options and convert a Live Trace object into a traditional Illustrator shape

Session 4: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.


In this session, you'll discover how to use Acrobat software as an important tool in creating richer documents. We'll show you how you can create and distribute interactive, media-rich Adobe PDF files that can include text, graphics, photos, videos, spreadsheets and much more. Plus ...

  • Discover the new streamlined interface which includes customizable toolbars that show only the buttons you choose

  • See how you can give permissions for commenting and reviewing tools to Adobe Reader users without Standard or Professional versions of Acrobat

  • Find out how to create PDF files that comply with most industry standards, including PDF/X and PDF/A
  • Learn how to allow users to share and review projects, see one another's comments and track the status of the review—all without IT assistance

  • Discover a way you can locate form fields in static PDFs and convert them to interactive fields with the Auto-recognize form fields

  • How to save headers, footers, watermarks and backgrounds and reuse them in other files

Session 5: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Visual Media Management With Adobe Bridge®

The totally redesigned Adobe Bridge allows you to easily organize, browse, locate and preview assets, and that's the focus of this informative session. You'll find out about its faster performance, customizable workspaces, nondestructive batch-editing of TIFF, JPEG and Camera Raw files, playback of SWF and FLV files and how to utilize its direct access to useful services such as Adobe Stock Photos. Also in this session ...

  • How to use Adobe Bridge as your complete file manager to view thumbnails and enlargements, rename, delete and move files, and rotate, rank and sort images
  • How to copy Camera Raw settings and apply them to other photos

  • Find out about metadata and how to apply keywords to your image files

  • How to use the search feature to find images that contain keywords and other metadata

  • View Camera Raw images as thumbnails, enlargements or slide shows and edit white balance and exposure setting right in Adobe Bridge

  • How to use Bridge to display your InDesign file's fonts and colors

TRACK 2: Web Designer´s and Developer´s Kit

Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


In this session you'll see why they say the new Dreamweaver CS3 is built for both designers and developers with its choice of working in an intuitive visual layout interface or a streamlined coding environment. Our expert instructor will show you how to get the most out of Dreamweaver to create truly stunning, highly interactive Web sites, mobile content and more. You'll also learn ...

  • How to design, develop and maintain content within Dreamweaver while taking advantage of the intelligent integration with the other Adobe tools like Flash®, Fireworks, Photoshop, Contribute® and the new Adobe Device Central CS3 for creating mobile device content

  • How the CSS support takes full advantage of visual CSS tools to make it easy to view, edit and move styles within and between files and see how those changes will affect your design

  • Ways to add typical interface components such as lists, tables and form validation to Web pages with widgets from the Spry framework for Ajax

  • How to take advantage of the support for leading Web development technologies, such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScriptTM, Ajax, PHP, ColdFusion®, ASP, ASP.NET and JSPTM

  • How to easily add FLV files to your Web pages in just five clicks even if you've never used Flash

Session 2: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.


In this session, you'll experience the fast, fluid workflow of Adobe Flash CS3. Flash is the most advanced authoring environment for creating rich, interactive content for digital, Web and mobile platforms, but to really take advantage of it you need to know how to get the most from it. You'll also find out about ...

  • The new streamlined user interface and how you can choose where to dock the timeline and other panels or let them float outside the main window and simply drag features to the toolbar

  • How to create animated, interactive content and instantly convert timeline animations into ActionScriptTM 3.0 code that can be edited and easily reused by you or other developers

  • How to design and preview content created for mobile devices using Adobe Device Central CS3

  • Tips on how to improve the quality of your Flash videos

  • How to take advantage of the new Import Video wizard

Session 3: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


In this session, you'll see why Adobe Fireworks CS3 is the perfect tool for creating and optimizing images for the Web and quickly prototyping Web sites. You'll find out how to use the new vector and bitmap editing feature to create and edit native Photoshop and Illustrator files right in Fireworks. You'll also learn about ...

  • How image optimization allows you to preview and optimize your graphics for virtually any scenario with cross-platform gamma preview, selective JPEG compression and a vast range of export control options

  • How to organize and manage your prototypes with a new hierarchical layer structure, similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop that enables you to easily organize Web pages and layers

  • How the new Pages panel lets you create multiple pages in a single document and share layers across multiple pages, making it easy to simulate a Web site flow for each page

  • How to use the common library to help you jump-start your prototyping with a library of graphic symbols, text symbols and animations frequently used in Web applications, forms, interfaces and Web sites

  • Intelligent scale buttons and graphic symbols (in vector or bitmap) with 9-slice scaling and how to combine this with the new Auto Shape library

Session 4: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Photoshop for Web Professionals

In this session, you'll find out how to take Photoshop to the next level when working on your Web images. You'll discover how to use Photoshop Extended to edit 3-D and motion-based content and perform an image analysis to make sure you've got it right. In addition, you'll learn ...

  • How Smart Filters can now be applied in a similar way to Adjustment layers and can be removed or re-edited at any time

  • How to use the Auto-align Layers feature to combine two overlapping images into one almost magically

  • How to use 3-D compositing and texture editing which allows you to render and edit textures on 3-D images, change lighting effects and see your results live

  • Amazing techniques for creating and editing animations by converting frames to video, onion skinning and exporting to multiple formats

  • Why ImageReady® is now dead, which features were ported over to Photoshop and where you can find them

Session 5: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Illustrator for Web Professionals

In this session, you'll discover how Illustrator CS3 offers even more functionality when it comes to producing extraordinary graphics for Web, mobile and motion design. You'll see how to get a handle on the new interface, work
with Live Color and much more. Plus, you'll learn ...

  • How the new user interface allows you to scroll and zoom faster and take advantage of the single column toolbar to avoid having to juggle your panels to see the image you're working on

  • How to use Live Color on any artwork to interactively edit the colors and see results immediately, plus how to use the color guide panel to quickly choose tints, shades or harmonious color combinations

  • How the new Eraser tool now lets you erase parts of your artwork without worrying about which points belong to what—just like Photoshop

  • How you can copy symbols directly from Illustrator into Flash and how your vector art is preserved, to include paths, anchor points, clipping masks, layers and groups

  • How to use Device Central to preview your work on almost any device and even see what it looks like in different lighting conditions

Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced


CPE Credits: 7

Seminar Time:

Seminar Check-In:  8:15AM  Seminar Program:  9:00AM - 4:00PM (This is a One-Day Seminar)

Seminar Summary:

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