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Keystroke Learning presents

Adobe Creative Cloud Introduction

Creative Cloud is a group of applications from Adobe for creating marketing materials, designs and communications content. During this comprehensive Introduction course, you will be guided through the fundamentals, exploring the functions of each tool, and learning to use them to create a variety of materials.


You will explore Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, utilising the strengths of each, and learning how they can be used together.


This is an introductory level course.


What you get



  • Class size kept to a maximum of 10 participants.

  • Average class is 4-6 people.

  • Qualified, experienced and approachable facilitators.

  • Training materials and take away practice files.

  • Lifetime post course support.


We encourage you to bring along your own laptop so you are familiar with its layout and functionality. If you do not have a laptop, we can supply one on the training day.


Adobe Creative Cloud Introduction Course Content











The Creative Cloud



  • Understanding Workspaces

  • Understanding Panels

  • Displaying and Hiding Panels

  • Working with the Control Panel

  • Navigating with the Hand Tool

  • Navigating the Document

  • Using the Zoom Tool


Essential Techniques



  • The Selection Tool

  • Understanding Smart Guides

  • Moving, Copying & Deleting Objects

  • Grouping and Ungrouping

  • Locking and Unlocking Objects

  • Alignment and Distribution


Applying Colour



  • Colour Modes

  • Applying Colour to Objects

  • Spot vs Process Colour

  • Managing Swatches


Document Setup



  • New Document Options

  • Creating Print & Web Document

  • Saving Documents

  • Grids, Guides and Rulers


Drawing with Vectors



  • Drawing Paths

  • Tips for Drawing Curves

  • Editing, Manipulating and Modifying Paths

  • Adding and Deleting Anchor Points

  • Splitting Cutting and Erasing Paths


Working with Layers



  • Building a Multi-Layered Document

  • Adding Transparency

  • Moving, Scaling and Rotating Layers

  • Locking and Protecting Layers


Printing and Saving



  • Printing from the Program

  • The Save for Print and Web

  • Image Compression and Optimisation


Working with Graphics



  • Different File Formats

  • Placing Multiple Graphics


Illustrator Essentials



  • The Illustrator Interface

  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces

  • Useful Shortcuts


Organising your Artwork



  • Introducing Multiple Artboards

  • Editing the Artboard Size


Artwork Components



  • Rulers, Guides & Grids

  • Intuitive Smart Guides

  • Paths, Point and Handles


Creating Basic Shapes



  • Using the Shaper Tool

  • Creating Primitive Shapes

  • Creating Polygons, Stars, and Spirals

  • Drawing Lines


Working with Type



  • Using Type Tools

  • Using the Character and Paragraph Panel

  • Creating Outlines from Text

  • Type on a Path


Photoshop Essentials



  • The Photoshop Interface

  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces

  • Useful Shortcuts

  • The History Panel

  • Snapshots


Starting with Images



  • Creating New Documents

  • Cropping & Rotating

  • Changing Image Sizes

  • Upsampling & Downsampling Images


Working with Selections



  • Lasso and marquee Tools

  • Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools


Correcting Images



  • Understanding Image Histograms

  • Using the Levels Command


Retouching Techniques



  • The Clone Tools

  • Healing Brush Tools


InDesign Essentials



  • The InDesign Interface

  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces

  • Useful Shortcuts


Laying Out Pages



  • Creating a New Document

  • Adjusting Margins & Columns

  • Using Rulers, Grids, and Guides


Working with Text



  • Placing text

  • Selecting and editing text

  • Handling missing fonts

  • Character Level Formatting

  • Paragraph Level Formatting


Placing Text in InDesign



  • Threading and Unthreading frames

  • The Auto-Fit text function

  • Flowing text through frames


Working with Graphics



  • Placing Multiple Graphics

  • Wrapping Text Around Images

  • Understanding Fitting Options


If you need to book a course after the ticket sales have closed, please get in touch and we'll do our best to accommodate you.


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