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 jlay@clemson.edu 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

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

 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

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

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 jlay@clemson.edu