Raleigh Area Adobe Classes – Wake Tech
Start the year off right with a class in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. Attention Raleigh area students the spring schedule is up and the first classes start January 22 at Wake Tech. This year I will begin with Adobe InDesign, followed by Adobe Illustrator then finally Adobe Dream Team (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 -9:30 pm at the Western Campus on Kildaire Farm Rd in Cary. For more information about classes and how to sign up just use the handy 100% gluten free links below!
30 hours (10 sessions) 1/20-2/22 Monday and Wednesday 6:30-9:30 pm
Adobe InDesign CS6 is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. In this class, you will learn how to create elegant and engaging pages for brochures, posters, magazines, newspapers, and books. Use adaptive design tools to easily generate layouts that look great on a variety of page sizes, orientations, or devices. This course is intended for anyone that is interested in design and creative media publications, e.g. news papers, magazines, flyers, programs, yearbooks, ebooks, etc… If you are working creative professional, or if you are just interested in what the possibilities are with InDesign, this course is the most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign CC. For more info:
30 hours (10) 3/2-4/04 Monday Wednesday 6:30-9:30 pm
Build a firm foundation in vector art with Adobe Illustrator CC. Learn how to draw and manipulate vector shapes, paths, and more as you create logos and vector-based artwork. This course is an essential tool for anyone interested in design, creating logos and illustration. You will learn to create custom graphics for all types of media, including print, web, interactive media, and mobile media.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the Windows OS and Computer File Management. All prerequisites are considered to be the basic skills and knowledge needed prior to taking this class. Instructors will assume your readiness for the class materials and will NOT use class time to discuss prerequisite materials. Please bring a USB drive to class for holding class files and assignments. Please contact Ernestine Ledbetter at 919-334-1623 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. For related courses go to:
The Ultimate Dream Team
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign-30 hours (10) 6:30-9:30 pm 4/6-5/9
Which Program is right for me
Is it best to start with one program over another?
Photoshop – Many people ask me which program they should learn first. My answer depends on what you do and how you plan to use the programs. In general, if you’re not sure where to start and are just looking for a program that does it all, my advice would be to begin with Photoshop. It’s really the most intuitive of the programs I teach and also the most versatile. It is a huge program but don’t be intimidated most people only need and use a small portion of it. However you chose to use the program it’s a great place to start.
Illustrator – For design, illustration and graphic work Illustrator is your best choice. It’s a little less intuitive than Photoshop and takes a some time to get to know. There is no other program I know of that does a better job creating vector art than illustrator. This program is considered a requirement by most employers for anyone interested in a design career.
InDesign – For Layout and design, InDesign is king. This program is often overlooked by artists because there are other programs they can use to get them by. If you’re tired of just getting by then InDesign is a must. This program is hands down the best layout program in the creative suit and it is also the industry standard for layout and design. I recommend students interested in this course have a basic understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator in order to get the most out of InDesign.
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