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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training

Digital distribution is the wave of the future for magazines and other print publications. Get on board now, with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). DPS tools are included with InDesign and can help you create rich interactive publications for mobile devices, such as the iPad, as well as Android and Windows 8.1 devices—with no code! Bob Levine shows you how to create DPS folios in InDesign with striking cover artwork, create and import articles, and add various interactive features, like buttons, audio and video, HTML content, links to outside sources, and even animation. He also shares his advice for publishers targeting more than just the iPad, as well as useful scripts and extensions for automating parts of your workflow.

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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite: Interactive Techniques

Migrated to digital publishing? Don't stop there. These techniques will help you add engaging, immersive interactions and media to your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite projects. Author Keith Gilbert covers buttons, nested multistate objects, interactive quizzes, video, animation, and embedded PDFs. Plus, learn to create vertical and horizontal scrolling frames and interactive panoramas. Each chapter begins with examples that show the effects in action, so you can see how these techniques are used in the real world.

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Adobe Dimension CC First Look

Adobe Dimension CC empowers graphic designers to achieve photorealistic 3D effects as never before. From advertising and product pitches to fine art and technical illustrations, Adobe Dimension promises to be a game changer. In this course, Mike Rankin helps you get started with Adobe Dimension by showing how to use it to create, edit, and render a photorealistic 3D product image. He demonstrates how to find and import 3D models, and then edit them by applying materials, lighting, and background images. After the complete image is rendered, he shows how to take it into Photoshop for post-processing, applying effects in order to perfect the final composition.

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Adobe Dimension: Photo Shoot Composite

Adobe Dimension CC is an easy-to-use app that helps you create striking photo-realistic renders from 3D models. This course covers both basic and advanced techniques for working with 3D models in this powerful program. Instructor Steve Caplin shows how to combine a 3D model with a background, and adjust the lighting in a scene; how to build a box, size it to the proportions of your product, and map your own artwork onto it; and how to combine multiple objects in a scene, render them, and then access the individual objects in Photoshop for color and tone adjustment. Finally, Steve looks at advanced techniques such as adjusting the depth of field, using the Magic Wand tool to change the texture on part of an object, and speeding up your work with keyboard shortcuts.

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Adobe Document Cloud First Look

This quick course explores the e-signature, continuity, and document administration and control features of Adobe Document Cloud, a new service for managing PDFs across multiple devices and platforms. Author Garrick Chow also shows how Document Cloud integrates with Acrobat DC, how to fill out forms, and how to use Mobile Link to keep PDFs in sync.

Learn more about Document Cloud family of products in < a href="">Up and Running with Acrobat Reader DC and the upcoming Acrobat DC Essential Training.

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Adobe Draw for Illustration

Adobe Draw is made for illustration on the go—drawing anywhere inspiration strikes. Here Von Glitschka shares his favorite uses for this iOS and Android app. New and seasoned artists alike will benefit from watching over Von's shoulder to see how he transitions a hand-drawn sketch to the iPad and adds details and color with Adobe Draw.

Follow along for a tour of Adobe Draw's best features and get techniques for refining line work, coloring a sketch, drawing, and adding shadows and highlights. At the end of the course, Von shows how to create new brushes and textures with Adobe Capture and then shifts his illustrations to the desktop to capitalize on the full-fledged power of Illustrator and Photoshop CC.

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Adobe Edge Code and Brackets: First Look

Get a first look at Edge Code, the impressive new code editor from Adobe, and its open-source cousin Brackets. Learn about the differences between the open-source and the commercial flavors of the software, and the exclusive features you get with Edge Code, such as Quick Edit, Live Previews, and integration with Creative Cloud features like Typekit and Edge Inspect.

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Adobe Experience Manager for Marketers

Keep up with your digital marketing campaigns, engage with your customers, and maintain your brand using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). In this course, Kevin Schmidt provides a tour of the AEM interface and shows you step-by-step how to create pages with text, add images, modify properties, manage assets, and publish. He also shares best practices for how to optimize your web content. He helps you quickly grasp the basics of content authoring and asset management so you can get started with AEM.

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Adobe Green-Screen Workflow

Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. The Adobe suite of video tools provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This course aims to answer that important question. Instructor Rich Harrington guides you through the keying process in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools. Get an overview of the import process, and discover the strengths of each keyer. Learn how to use Ultra Keyer, KEYLIGHT, Red Giant Keying Suite (including the Primatte Keyer), and Light Wrap Fantastic, while discovering ways to work with transparency and create great backdrops in Photoshop.

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Adobe Green-Screen Workflow (2013)

Working with green-screen footage can be a daunting task. The Adobe suite of video tools provides a wide array of choices, but how do you know which to use? This course aims to answer that important question. By providing an overview of the import process, and then moving into Premiere Pro, After Effects, and popular third-party keying tools, author Rich Harrington guides you through the keying process. Learn how to use the Ultra Keyer, KEYLIGHT, Primatte Keyer, zMatte, and more, while discovering ways to work with transparency and create great backdrops in Photoshop.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this material in our library.

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Adobe Illustrator: Variable Data

Have you ever changed data manually to make multiple copies of the same design? If so, you know it can be tedious and time consuming. Learn how to dynamically populate new information into a design and quickly generate multiple versions with Adobe Illustrator Variable Data.

Designer John Garrett appreciates the many different types of variables and their practical uses, including generating business cards and direct mailers. In this course, he explains how to use variable data including managing linked images, graphics, tables of data, and graphs. He covers the entire workflow, from setup to exporting dynamic batches.

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Adobe Mobile Apps First Look

The Adobe mobile apps are here and better than ever, putting both new and familiar tools within easy reach on your iPad or Android tablet. And they're included with any subscription to Creative Cloud. In this short course, staff author Justin Seeley shows how to set up and sign in to Adobe's mobile platform and gives you a tour of each app:

  • Capture CC, for creating color themes and brushes
  • Photoshop Mix, for image editing and compositing
  • Photoshop Fix, for retouching
  • Photoshop Sketch, for hand-drawn projects
  • Illustrator Draw, for vector drawing
  • Comp CC, for creating layouts on the go

Find out how these new tools can unlock your creativity—wherever it takes you.

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Adobe Mobile Apps For Designers

Accelerate your design workflow by incorporating mobile apps from Adobe into the mix. In this course, Tony Harmer dives into the key features offered in six apps—Adobe Capture CC, Adobe Photoshop Fix, Adobe Photoshop Mix, Adobe Comp CC, Adobe Illustrator Draw, and Adobe Photoshop Sketch—and shows how to get up and running quickly with each one. Discover how to create Photoshop brushes with Adobe Capture CC, make skin smooth with Adobe Photoshop Fix, draw with Adobe Illustrator Draw, and more.

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Adobe Pen Tool: Mastery

Become more proficient with the Adobe Pen tool by learning advanced techniques, including the proper way to create Bezier curves. In this course, Deke McClelland takes a deep dive into the intricacies of this Adobe standby, and helps bolster your expertise by explaining its mechanics and features. Deke starts off by discussing Bezier curves in anatomical detail—all the way down to their anchor points, control handles, and segments. In addition, he explains the difference between constrained and unconstrained path dragging, and shows how to create smooth and cusp points. Next, he explains how curves really work, providing their mathematical underpinnings. He then gives you an advanced look at how pen functionality works across the three main graphic design programs in the Creative Cloud suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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Adobe Portfolio First Look

Adobe Portfolio comes free with any Creative Cloud subscription and enables designers to quickly and simply build a website to showcase their creative work. No coding knowledge required! In this course, Justin Seeley provides an overview of the functionality of Adobe Portfolio, and shows how to customize your new Portfolio website so it works best for your style and clientele. Learn how to use different templates, add images, create a custom domain, and publish your site in just a few easy steps.

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Adobe Social Essential Training

Learn how to use Adobe Social for your social media marketing. Adobe Social is a natural choice for teams that are already working with the Marketing Cloud. It's a single solution for managing and measuring all aspects of a company's social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, and more).

This course will familiarize new users with the Adobe Social platform. Social media marketing expert Michelle Hernandez shows how to publish content, set up reports and publishing workflows, add campaigns, create tags, and track competitors. Plus, learn how to set up social listening rules to monitor conversations across the social web. You can also see how your campaigns are performing with Adobe Social's impressive analytics tools. Want to keep your online communities on track? Watch the chapters on unified moderation, which allows you to moderate comments across multiple platforms and implement auto-deletion and escalation rules. By the end of the course, you should be able to more effectively manage your brand, engage your audience, and measure ROI from all your social media marketing efforts.

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Adobe XD CC Essential Training: Design

Adobe XD is a powerful platform for creating user experiences using an iterative design process. In this course, strategic development manager Demian Borba introduces the design tools and workflows in Adobe XD. Learn how to set up an XD project for UX design, use artboards and grids to keep your project organized, and start working with the vector design tools. Find out how to access the official UI kits from Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Then discover how to use power tools like Repeat Grid and symbols with the Assets panel, and leverage assets from other applications as well as Creative Cloud Libraries. By the end of the course, you should have everything you need to know to create your own web and mobile application designs with Adobe XD.

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Adobe XD: Design a Website

Learn how to design a website with all the tools and flexibility you need, and then prototype that website so your clients and collaborators can see exactly how it will work. It's all possible with Adobe XD.

This course shows everything you need to know to design your first website with Adobe's new prototyping app. Learn how to lay out a design, import graphics, and add headers and body copy. See how to create complex screen designs with repeating lists and grids that are as easy to change as they are to create. Then find out how to add new pages and use screen elements from the iOS, Android, and Windows UI kits that are built right into Adobe XD. Once the design is done, author Paul Trani shows how to add interactions and transitions to demonstrate how the website will "work" from one screen to the next. Plus, learn how to share a fully interactive prototype with other designers and clients, and export artboards and other assets to use in site development.

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Adobe XD Essential Training: Prototype and Share

Adobe XD is an amazing platform for UX design, but it also has powerful features for capturing feedback and developer handoff. Demian Borba is a strategic development manager for Adobe XD. In this course, he shares insider tips on prototyping and sharing design and prototypes with XD. Learn how to build artboards into clickable prototypes with interactions and transitions; record prototypes in video format for offline sharing; preview iOS and Android prototypes; and load XD documents from Creative Cloud Files. Then it's time for sharing. Discover how to share prototypes via easily accessible web link and export assets in multiple file formats, including SVG and JPG. Last but not least, Demian shows how to integrate Adobe XD with tools like Zeplin for seamless developer handoff.

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Adobe XD First Look

Experience Design (XD) is Adobe's new UX design tool, and we have a first look at its public debut. Experience Design CC can be used to design and prototype all sorts of digital experiences, but it's ideally suited for websites and mobile apps. Here, Tom Green shows how to use all of its main features, including artboards, drawing and text tools, links and interactions, Preview panel, and sharing features. He also explores Repeat Grid, an innovative feature for duplicating content in a layout.

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Adobe XD New Features

Paul Trani, senior evangelist at Adobe, provides a high-level overview of the new features in Adobe XD (Experience Design) releasing in November 2016. This update is part of the Creative Cloud 2017 overhaul, and offers exciting enhancements such as drawing and importing improvements, new ways to work with color and text, and prototype previewing on devices. This update also pulls your favorite features from other CC applications—layers and symbols—and puts them in this dedicated tool for UX design.

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Adonna Khare Large Scale Art

As an introverted kid growing up in Iowa, artist and teacher Adonna Khare loved to disappear into nature. In her work as an artist, where elephants strain under the weight of dilapidated houses, and trees sprout from the heads of animals and onto museum walls, Adonna continues to find joy in vanishing into surreal worlds of her own making. Her drawings are so richly imagined, it's hard to believe that she'd ever abandon them—but, buckling under the weight of parental and professional responsibilities, she almost did exactly that. Watch as Adonna shares how she went from nearly giving up art to entering ArtPrize 2012, one of the largest art competitions in the world. Hear the backstory behind Elephants, the sprawling, intricate 36 x 8-foot piece that she submitted to the contest.

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Advanced 3ds Max and Maya Integration

Maya and 3ds Max are two of the most widely used commercial software packages for 3D graphics. Artists and studios commonly leverage the strengths of both toolsets, resulting in production pipelines that use more than one package. Whether you're switching to one of these programs, using both at the same time, or simply need to move assets back and forth, this course illustrates invaluable techniques and best practices for integrating these two powerful Autodesk applications. Aaron F. Ross shows how to manage assets, harmonize the interfaces and preferences, and transfer data, materials, and scenes, making the transition between Maya and 3ds Max as seamless as possible.

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Advanced Accessible PDFs

The process of remediating a PDF—making sure its structure and tags are compliant with accessibility guidelines—is far from straightforward. The techniques outlined in this course will help you manage complex layouts and add advanced features like security, form fields, and links, while keeping PDFs accessible to users with disabilities. Author Chad Chelius shows how to work with tables, create PDF forms, and add links and security, with Acrobat, Word, InDesign, and LiveCycle Designer, addressing the remediation issues that go beyond the everyday.

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Advanced Affinity Photo for Desktop

Affinity Photo is a powerful but approachable image enhancement program that is being embraced by a growing number of photographers. In this course, instructor Steve Caplin covers advanced techniques that can help experienced users get more out of this powerful photo app. Steve goes beyond the essentials, explaining how to restore hazy images, work with advanced blending controls, convert images to black and white, sharpen the edges of an image, and more. Plus, he shares how to boost your productivity by setting your own keyboard shortcuts and creating macros.

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