Bootcamp CC 2017

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 DC.

Working hands-on, you'll get answers to all your questions about Adobe workflow for print publishing. Topics include:

  • Organizing and using Adobe Bridge CC 2018: dozens of tips and tricks
  • Bridge: collections, review mode, grid lock, web galleries, contact sheets
  • Setting up synchronized color management and swatches across applications
  • Bridge plus Adobe Camera RAW plus Photoshop to workflow stable color
  • Adding metadata to your digital files; making and reviewing collections of files
  • Adjustment panel, Properties panel, rotate canvas, content-aware scaling
  • Figuring correct resolution in Photoshop CC; creating layer comps
  • Using Smart Guides, Smart Objects, and non-destructive Smart Filters
  • Vibrance adjustment layer; color range mask; on-image controls
  • Auto Blend and Auto Align speed up collage techniques
  • The Quick Selection tool is the magical magic wand
  • Blob tool, multiple artboards, gradient transparency,
  • More new features: on-object editing, eraser, align anchors, etc.
  • Tracing scanned artwork in Illustrator CC with ImageTrace and LivePaint
  • Exploring color with LiveColor and
  • Preparation of Illustrator CC files for InDesign CC
  • Illustrator CC 2018: Highlights of favorite useful/new features
  • InDesign CC 2018 has improved Links Panel, Live Preflighting, and Smart Guides
  • Styles, style spanning, style mapping, scripts, GREP searches and styles
  • Enhanced text handling features, view rotation, and other new features
  • Export to EPUB on iPad and other tablet devices
  • Creative Cloud for sharing files in an onscreen meeting
  • New ways to zoom in and out of your artwork
  • Exporting to PDF for web, digital printing, and commercial printing
  • How to make a multi-document PDF in Acrobat DC
  • Production tools: separations preview, fix-ups, and BW conversion


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Erin Howe
Creative Solutions Group
Mike, thank you so much for the script! I really enjoyed the discussions and tips you led us into over the course of the two-day class. I have highly … read more
Erin C. Dubnansky
Scholarly Publishing, AGA Institute
Hi Mike, I was a student in your Typography and Font Management class. I really enjoyed the class; it was very informative and interesting. I found … read more
Nancy Fuller
Pubs Asst., Baltimore, MD
Hello Mike, thanks for the wonderful 2 days of learning. Your teaching style is very good and you make learning fun. I finished the directory! Well, … read more

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