I’m not sure what class is right for me?
This is the question we get asked most often. You have specific projects in mind, but you’re not quite sure what Adobe application will be best suited to tackle them. We’ll give you a simple breakdown of the programs and the types of projects you can expect to do in each application. If you want to discuss your situation with one of our Adobe experts, please call us toll free at 1-855-552-3623 or send us your question/s on our Contact Page. Get a response the same day!
Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program. Vector graphics are a powerful thing—imagine that you can take your artwork that is the size of a postage stamp and enlarge it the size of a billboard and the graphics look as crisp and clear as they did at the smaller size. Amazing, right? Illustrator is a program full of different types of drawing tools, brushes and many illustration time-savers. Illustrator can be used for (but is not limited to) symbol design, illustrations, maps, logos, patterns, fashion design, product illustration, technical illustration, medical illustration and most any type of print design…the possibilities are endless!
Adobe Photoshop is a premier digital imaging software. This program provides tools that will let you edit and manipulate images as well as create realistic painting effects. Photoshop can be used for (but not limited to) image editing, manipulating images, digital paintings and web design.
Adobe InDesign is the perfect program for creating print layouts…and now InDesign is great for digital layouts as well. InDesign provides many tools that makes it easy to control the layout of your page, manage long documents, make changes and control the consistency of multi-page documents and so much more! InDesign can be used for (but is not limited to) flyers, brochures, catalogs, book layout, magazines, interactive documents, epub files for digital eReaders and tablets, any type of print design.
Adobe Dreamweaver is included with some of the Adobe Creative Suite packages and is primarily used for designing web sites via HTML and CSS and supports many of the web development server languages such as PHP and ASP. Dreamweaver is the industry-leading web design software and has both a visual and coding interfaces so designers and developers at all levels can use it.
Adobe After Effects is included with some of the Adobe Creative Suite packages and is primarily used for creating motion graphics and visual effects. This particular software is popular in the following fields: videography, graphic design, website design, animation, video production, art direction, filmmaking, broadcasting, multimedia direction, VFX and 3D animation.
Do I need a computer and software for the class?
No. Most of our participants bring their own laptop with software already installed because they feel comfortable working on their own computer. We want to give you that option. If you have your own laptop to bring, but do not have the software yet, there is a free 30-day trial of each program on the official Adobe website. If you don’t like either of those options, we can provide you with a computer and software for a small, additional fee. When you register, you will indicate on the form if you are bringing your own computer or using one of ours. Our instructors are familiar with both Mac and Windows platforms—you are welcome to bring either.
Do I need the most recent version of Adobe for the class?
As an Adobe training center, we are always updated on the latest in Adobe software and we will always be teaching the latest version. We typically have a little lag time after a new release as individuals and companies are adjusting to the changes. We do recommend that you are using the most current version or the prior version. If you are using an older version, you would still benefit greatly from taking a class but we highly recommend upgrading or downloading the free 30-day trial on the official Adobe website.
How many people are in each class?
The maximum number of trainees in one class is seven. However, it is more typical that your class will have somewhere between 3–5 trainees. It depends on the specific class and time of year. We keep our classes small so each participant receives individual attention and can ask as many questions as they need to. We want you to get the most out of your Adobe training.
What kind of post-course support is given?
Many people that we talk to are afraid they are going to forget everything as soon as they leave the class. That is not true. One thing we recommend is to continue to use the software regularly…and don’t wait a month (or even a week) to use it again. But we are here for you too. You are given some great resources in the class that you can refer back to, and don’t forget you have 90-days phone and e-mail support with our staff at Visual Persuasion!
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