Here are most of the classes Mike and Urszula currently teach and consult on. Click on the link to see the suggested course syllabus.
NEW! Adobe InDesign Tablet Publishing with DPS
2 days. Master series. Learn how to use InDesign CC to create folio publications for the Apple iPad and the digital tablet publishing market.
NEW! Creating ePubs with Adobe InDesign CC
2 days. Master series. Learn how to use InDesign CC to create ePubs for the emerging eBook market.
Adobe InDesign CC level I
2 days. In this fundamentals class, you w ill learn to use Adobe InDesign CC to create graphics- and text-intensive publications.
Adobe InDesign CC for Long Documents I
2 days. Deep-Dive Master series. Publish long documents such as books or annual reports without the stress! Explore new options in numbering, position figures in relation to text automatically, create running headers or footers, and much more.
Layout Software Basics training syllabus
1 day. This is an essential introduction to desktop publishing and graphics software. If you have little or no experience with desktop publishing or graphics applications, we highly recommend this class.
Creating Section 508 Compliant Documents
2 days. Master series. This course will help you to become familiar with, and come into compliance with, the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations.
Adobe Illustrator CC level I training
2 days. Learn about this powerful, professional illustration and design tool for graphic artists, technical illustrators, and desktop publishers. Learn to understand and use the Bezier pen! Topics include:
Adobe Photoshop CC level I training
2 days. This course provides an introduction to the powerful, versatile photo manipulation features of Adobe Photoshop software. Topics include:
Adobe InCopy CC training syllabus
1 day. Deep-Dive Master series. Adobe InCopy is a professional writing and editing word processor program that tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign for a complete solution for collaborative editorial workflow.
Adobe Photoshop CC Web Graphics training
2 days. Designers and Web managers will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop software to create high-quality, low-bandwidth graphics for the Web. PNG and GIF and JPEG optimization are practiced. Correcting photos are covered, as well as the following topics:
Adobe Acrobat I training
2 days. Learn the skills you need to work efficiently with Adobe Acrobat software (Standard or Professional): the essential tool for document exchange. The first session focuses on creating PDF documents and the second day concentrates on enhancing existing PDF files. Topics include:
Adobe CC Bootcamp training syllabus
2 days. Deep-Dive Master series. You will learn in this advanced class about the interoperability and productivity possible between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat PDF. Working hands-on, you'll get answers to all your questions about Adobe workflow for print publishing. Topics include:
Adobe FrameMaker I training
3 days. In this course you'll learn how to design FrameMaker publications from scratch. You will create a publication in its entirety and will work on a variety of FrameMaker documents. Topics include:
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES3
Typography and Font Management training
1 day. Learn about electronic typefaces as used in desktop publishing applications. You will become familiar with the language and art of typography in order to communicate and design more professionally. And you will learn how to install, manage, and troubleshoot fonts on your desktop publishing computer. Topics include:
Color Mgmt and CC or CS6
2 days. Are you looking for color fidelity in your print workflow? From swatch to screen to proof and printed output, you'll learn how to get predictable, accurate, and stable color. By understanding color management workflow along with ICC profiles, you can use your Creative Suite applications with greater color accuracy and predictability. We'll explore:
Professional Design Techniques with Adobe InDesign CC
2 days. An amazing array of tools for designers, introduced by the Adobe Creative Suite set of applications, creates a need for learning good print design fundamentals. This class covers design principles and workflow techniques in real-life projects. It will show the best practices for using the applications offered by Adobe Creative Cloud or Suite and will help you decide which tools are best for a given task.
Adobe Dreamweaver I training
2 days. Adobe Dreamweaver's powerful page-layout capabilities, site management tools, code control, and groundbreaking support for dynamic HTML and CSS and HTML5 make this package the program of choice for many Web page developers. In this class you will learn:
Adobe RoboHelp 8 training
2 days. RoboHelp is the industry standard for Help authoring. It's the preferred program if you are a Help author, technical writer, or programmer tasked with creating Help systems for desktop or Web-based applications. Many popular software programs use RoboHelp for their Help Systems. Topics include:
Adobe Captivate 4 training • Level 1
2 days. Adobe Captivate is the easiest way to create professional-quality interactive simulations and software demonstrations without any programming or multimedia experience. You'll see how Captivate automatically records onscreen actions, including editable mouse movements, text captions, and scored click-boxes. The small file size and high resolution make Captivate content ideal for rapid application training, user support tutorials, and online product demonstrations. Topics include:
Adobe Fireworks I training
Adobe Flash I training
2 days. Learn to use the standard program for web-based animation and video delivery. Topics include:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Forensic training
2 days. Designed for law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel, this class outlines the processes for using Photoshop in a forensic environment. We'll examine digital darkroom applications as well as image analysis and image enhancement methods. You will learn how to take digital images and use Photoshop to enhance features not visible to the naked eye. Topics include:
Adobe Presenter 7 training
2 days. Learn to use this new program for presentations and video training. Topics include: