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Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 by Soeb Shaikh Last Activity on Oct 8, 2015

Visual Design is a year-long, project-based curriculum that develops key digital communication skills such as design, project management, research and communication, and photography, graphic design and illustration, and page layout technical skills using Adobe tools.
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How To Use The Cover Video Adobe Muse Widget From 123Muse

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

“Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a responsive Parallax Scrolling page in Adobe Muse that contains video!” Turns out, the wizards at 123Muse have created a Muse Widget that does exactly that. The widget, named Cover Video, creates full screen video background pages that work smoothly in Parallax-based landing pages. What really makes this widget impressive is that it is responsive meaning your video will adjust to  desktops, tablets and smartphones with no distortion. Before I get going keep in mind you will need the following assets: MP4 version of the video. WebM version of the video. Jpg. Screen shot of the video’s first frame that will be used as a Poster frame.
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How To Create A Text Mask In Adobe Illustrator CC

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Oct 4, 2015

So far I have shown how text can be used as a mask in Photoshop. If you have been following along with this series, you may have noticed the techniques are remarkably similar. All you need is some text and an image and, when you select both objects, a single click creates the mask and the image shows through the text. Being a vector application and knowing text really is nothing more than a series of vectors, it would be safe to assume there are a number of interesting things you can do with a text mask in Illustrator. In this How To I am going to show you three ways of creating Text Mask in Illustrator.
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How To Use Text As An Image Mask In Adobe Photoshop CC

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

An obvious question is why would one want to to use text as a mask? The answer is text actually serves two purposes. The first is to present information in a readable and legible manner that is quickly understood by the reader. The second purpose is to use the text as a graphic element in a print or web design project. When choosing the latter, the interesting aspect of the technique is the text must still be legible and readable. This means the text must still be set properly to conform to to principles of good typography. In this case font choice, font size, kerning and tracking still apply and Photoshop does contain the tools that allow you to reach this objective.
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How To Add Content To An Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Oct 5, 2015

In the previous article I covered off the various bits and pieces of the Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid tool. In this piece I answer a common question: How do you add stuff to the grid and have it place in perspective? Prior to the introduction of the Perspective Grid tool, adding content – images, vestors, text – to a perspective drawing on an artboard was an exercise in frustration. You had to identify a Horizon Line, draw the grid and then somehow distort the object to make it look somewhat natural.Naturally, there were tons of methods Illustrator Artists used to accomplish this but, in the final analysis, it was a time-consuming process. With the introduction of the Perspective Grid tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5, that process was reduced to a few mouse clicks and the convoluted methods of adding and using perspective in Illustrator were relegated to the dust heap.
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Keeping Things In Perspective With The Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Oct 5, 2015

There is a tool in Adobe Illustrator that inevitably confounds people who encounter it. It is the Perspective Grid Tool that was introduced in Illustrator CS5. Once you understand it you will discover it is one of the handiest tools in the toolbar. Unfortunately, it is the “using it” that is the inevitable stumbling block. When it first appears on the artboard the grid looks like a confusing jumble of coloured lines and handles with no clear starting point. This is understandable but the purpose of the Perspective Grid is to allow you to draw, in perspective, completely inside of Illustrator. Prior to its introduction drawing a box in perspective in Illustrator seemed like it required a degree in Advanced Mathematics. There were all sorts of secret formulas, skew values and so on that were used to draw a simple box. No longer. The Perspective Grid reduces the previous complication to a simple drag and drop procedure.
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How To Create A Video Mask Effect In Adobe Photoshop CC

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

I’ll have to admit when Photoshop added the ability to work with video I thought Adobe had gone too far. To me it seemed to be a classic case of “bloat” and this was a feature I would most likely never use. Boy was I wrong! It turns out that the amount of fun you can have with video in Photoshop should be illegal. In this “How To” I am going to show you how to use the video feature of Photoshop CC or CC 2015 to create a rather interesting masking effect using the video. I am going to use a short 10-second clip of some waves I shot on a beach in California and use the waves to mask an underlying image. As the waves roll in and out, the underlying artwork is revealed and hidden.
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Illustrator CC Gets A Sweet Chart Tool

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

A couple of months ago I did a “How To” around creating a pictogram chart in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. Then a funny thing happened just after the piece appeared: Adobe quietly added a new Chart Tool – Charts – to the Illustrator CC 2015 line up. The tool was so quietly added it was only briefly mentioned in the June 2015 Creative Cloud update. Before those of you who create infographics in Illustrator get all giddy, you need to know Adobe is very clear this feature is in the realm of “technology preview.” What this means is it is incomplete (only one feature, Scale By Area is available), not production-ready and may or may not be added to a future Illustrator update. Also, Creative Cloud Charts is only enabled for U.S. and U.K. Illustrator CC 2015 users. Even so, it is a rather neat feature that makes the creation of infographics even easier than ever.
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Creativity Booster

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Oct 6, 2015

Over the course of this year I have been attempting to build my skills in a range of Adobe programs (particularly Photoshop and After Effects). I have given myself a task using the restriction method where I must create as many new animations as possible using the same source material. Each animation must be based around the image you see here (or some derivative of it) - an emblem of sorts that I have created for myself. The animations must also perform a perfect loop so that they can be saved as GIFs. Although not a specific restriction I have also been endeavouring to keep file size small given the nature and use of GIFs.  Skills in programs like Photoshop and After Effects are like muscles in the body - if you exercise them they will grow and strengthen and if not you will begin to lose the ability to do things you once found simple. This exercise has been a great boon for me in terms of my own skills and my creative thinking and problem solving - I can only imagine what students woul... Read More
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Digital Citizenship

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 by james kinney Last Activity on Oct 5, 2015

An Apple Keynote presentation available on the iCloud that relates to identifying the dimensions of Digital Citizenship and promoting habits of mind and work that support active and engaged digital citizenship.  This presentation prepares students for the transition to using social media in ways that improve their digital footprint and help to build the foundation of their personal, professional digital brand by identifying and modelling ethical, responsible and effective activities within Communities of Professional Practice (COPPs). 
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In My Creative Classroom with Kimberly Larson

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 7, 2015

In this monthly webinar series, our wonderfully talented Adobe Education Community members will inspire you, and your students, by sharing their own experiences in the creative classroom. Each presenter will open their classroom door and give you a view of their creative teaching process. You’ll learn how they develop, implement, and assess creative activities in their classroom. They'll inspire you to include creative activities in your curriculum.  During each hour long session we’ll start by getting to know the presenter through an interview. We will then walk you through the planning, implementation and assessment of their creative learning activity. You’ll also learn technical tips and tricks to make using Adobe software a success in your classroom.  Session Presenter Kimberly Larson teaches the Graphic Design, the Graphic Communications, and the Web & Digital Design Pathways at Effingham College & Career Aca... Read More
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Exploring Adobe Illustrator Basic

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Ares Hovhannesyan Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

The session is design to introduce Adobe Illustrator CC to audiences that are beginners and intermediate. Session will cover basic knowledge about Adobe Illustrator CC and its features that learners can be use for creating creative artworks. At the end of professional training development training participants will be able to create their own artwork with Adobe Illustrator.
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From Indesign to Inbox: Form creation and Distribution

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Michael Buelens Last Activity on Sep 21, 2015

The Indesign to Inbox professional development session takes us on a tour through the design and creation process of interactive and fillable PDF forms with Indesign CC. After design and creation we go to Acrobat DC where we discover how easy it is to distribute, collect and manage your forms. This session plan is accompanied by three handouts. A compact workflow overview with links to additional information online. Your guide on the side.A textbook that is a compilation of excerpts from Adobe's official reference guides about the features and functions covered during this session.The third is a great handbook on digital design. Pixel perfect precision was created by a collective called UsTwo. It covers web design principles and offers some great tips. A must read for print designers who take their first steps in the digital domain.
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InDesign for Yearbook

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Sep 21, 2015

This is an ongoing series of video tutorials to take a student from no experience with InDesign to a competent Yearbook designer.  The focus, clearly, will be on InDesign as a tool for Yearbook layout.  Some specifics will apply only to our Yearbook here at CAC, but most of the material will be general and broadly applicable. [Watch on Youtube in order to get the links to the rest of the videos in the series.  I'll link them here as I develop them, but Youtube will have the most recent uploads sooner than EdEx.]
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Magazin Cover Design Project

Posted on Sep 19, 2015 by Öznur Alt?nta? Last Activity on Sep 19, 2015

Throughout their first year in high school and following years, our students are expected to prepare lots of infographics, posters, book covers or booklets for other lessons or student clubs. For this purpose, one of the topic we covered in 9th grade ICT lesson is desktop publishing. Book Cover Design project is their first assignment in Desktop Publishing topic and students are given 2 x double period lesson time to finish. First double period: Since our lessons are project-based, after the quick demonstration part to show how to use related tools (type, shape, etc.) and how to modify them, students start their projects. Students begin with deciding on their layout (famous  magazine cover pages are shown and brief discussion is made about what are the features of a good magazine cover, what kind of information must be added and how to make them appealing), then they place/format image files, add some texts and shapes. By the end of the first double period, students are expected to type necessa... Read More
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Course Information Booklet Preparation Session for Teachers

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 by Öznur Alt?nta? Last Activity on Sep 27, 2015

This is a lesson plan for Booklet Preparation Session for Teachers workshop that aims to demonstrate how Adobe Indesign can be used to prepare booklets or brochures to share detailed information about a course or topic in an organized and attractive way. Participants are considered to have basic technological skills, no prior Adobe product experience is required. Although we aim to work with teachers in this session/workshop, Lesson plan can be easily adopted to any adult learner profile. You can find the session plan and sample booklet project files in the attachments. I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback on this!
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Adobe iPad Apps - Increase your creativity with Adobe iPad Apps

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Gary Crossey Last Activity on Sep 19, 2015

The Adobe iPad Apps class is a showcase of the different Adobe Apps that are available. Due to recent changes in the Adobe App choices (Adobe Ideas dropped from the Creative Cloud). The Class includes what apps are available in the app store - rather than a focus on one of the apps.  The workshop does not aim to teach the participants how to use the apps, the objective is to showcase the apps. And for the participants to have a better expectation of what each app function is (video, audio, presentation, drawing, planning etc.) Most people are slow to adapt using the iPad in any meaningful way. Most people want to know how they can improve their workflow - not make it more difficult by using inferior versions of apps they have on their desktop. This workshop objective is to help user know when they can use iPad apps to reach different goals.  Visit the Class Resource page for sample of work created with Adobe iPad Apps that you can use in your class.  The class feedback for... Read More
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Fix typing issue with Arabic language in Photoshop CC

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by Saif Smeirat Last Activity on Sep 17, 2015

Hi everyone, This post is dedicated to Arabic Users of Photoshop, I'd like to post this video of mine, which shows the correct way installing Photoshop with Arabic language supported, or even fix it after the incorrect installation of it without having to Re-Install
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Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Infographics for the Classroom or Class Website

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 by Nikolai Lokteff Last Activity on Sep 13, 2015

A six hour PD session aimed at educators teaching middle school, high school, or college courses, which covers the basics of Adobe Illustrator, including fills, strokes, shapes, text, using the pen tool, and more. Skills will be learned in the context of creating an infographic in the subject area of the participant's choice. In addition to knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, participants will be exposed to best practices in infographic creation as well as basic tenets of graphic design.
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