Adobe® Creative Suite®

CCIT currently offers instructor-led training on a number of Adobe® Creative Suite® applications. Because Clemson does not have a site license for the Adobe® Creative Suite®, Clemson users who sign up for these classes usually fall into one of the following categories:

  • They own the software themselves
  • They have access to the software
  • They plan to purchase the software
  • They plan to download a trial version of the software

Enrollees who do not own or have access to the Adobe® Creative Suite® software may believe that one of these programs would suit a professional need.  In those cases, downloading a trial version is recommended. 

"Level 1: Essentials" classes are prerequisites for any Level 2 class without prior permission of the instructor.

Classes designated with an * are taught more frequently than the other classes, so if you want a class that is not on the schedule, please email Jan Lay at to request training. 

Custom classes for specific, professional needs are also available upon request.  Examples of specialty classes have included:

  • Converting entomological drawings from inked images to vector images
  • Rapid-cleanup of scanned blueprints
  • Creating vector images of nanoparticles
  • Publication of a student-generated magazine


Photoshop is a pixel editing program.  It is primarily used to modify digital images although it also has vector capabilities.

Level 1: The Essentials*
Level 2: Non-destructive Editing*
Level 2: Explore the Healing Tools*
Level 2: Working with Brushes*
Level 2: Working with Type
Level 2: The Liquify Panel
Level 2: Perspective Drawing
Level 2: Masks and Channels


 Illustrator is a vector drawing program used to created scalable images.  It also has some pixel-based capabilities.

Level 1: The Essentials
Level 2: The Pen Tool*
Level 2: Building complex shapes*
Level 2: Art, Scatter and Pattern brushes*
Level 2: The Perspective Grid
Level 2: Blending Color
Level 2: The Gradient Mesh tool
Level 2: Transforming Shapes
Level 2: Working with Symbols


InDesign is a layout program.  It is primarily used to create small (flyers) to large documents (books) destined for print publication.  

Level 1: Essential Skills (part 1)*
Level 1: Essential Skills (part 2)*
Level 2: Styling Text*
Level 2: Text Effects
Level 2: Object styles and Effects


Dreamweaver is a wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) web page creation program with a robust file management system.

Level 1: Website Crash Course

Acrobat X

Acrobat X is a PDF creation and manipulation program.

Level 1: The Essentials* 
Level 2: Forms*
Level 1: Create a PDF Portfolio
Level 2: Reviewing Documents


Any questions?  Please contact Jan Lay at



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