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What do you use that Adobe Program for?

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading application for publication design and production. InDesign is particularly used for multiple page documents. It is used by designers, prepress and production professionals, print service providers who work for magazines, design firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers, and retail/catalog companies, office and corporate publishing, commercial printing, and other leading-edge publishing environments.

You can use InDesign to create documents that can be published to a variety of print paper sizes, tablets and screens. InDesign is very much a companion program to Photoshop and Illustrator where content from those programs can be imported into InDesign.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the world leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and many other types of media. It is embraced by millions of graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and also regular people for home use. It is highly likely that nearly every printed picture you have seen in recent times (such as posters, book covers, magazine pictures, and brochures) has either been created or edited using Photoshop. The powerful tools used to enhance and edit these print images are also used in the digital world including the infinite possibilities of the Internet.

Photoshop works with Bitmap images (also known as raster images) that are made up of pixels in a grid. Pixels are picture elements; tiny squares of individual colour that make up what you see on your screen. All these tiny pixels of colour come together to form the images you see.
Bitmap images are resolution dependent. Resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image and is usually stated as dpi (dots per inch) or ppi (pixels per inch) or stated as the pixel dimensions of an image (number of pixels, width and height). Because bitmaps are resolution dependent, increasing or decreasing image sizes may result in sacrificing a degree of image quality.

Many people use Photoshop such as Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Photographers, Visual Artists, Animators, Industrial Designers, Illustrators, Publishers, Commercial Printers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Film and Video Pros, Medical Professionals, Forensic Technicians, Tech Communicators, and the list goes on.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector graphics software for print, multimedia, and online graphics. Vector graphics are one of the two most commonly used graphic formats in design, the other being bitmap (or raster) graphics. Vector graphics, like those created with Illustrator, are “resolution independent,” which means they can be resized infinitely with no loss of quality. For example, the same logo design created with Illustrator can be used on a business card or an outdoor billboard, maintaining the accuracy and detail of the original design.

People of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media be it print, web, interactive, video, and mobile use Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).

The latest version, Acrobat 11 marks the 11th version of Adobe's tool for creating, viewing, editing, and sharing PDF files. The PDF file format is probably one of the most widely used and distributed file formats in use today. It's gained such acceptance because it provides a format that can be widely distributed to anyone. The file will appear as intended on each person's computer. Any user can view a PDF file using the free Adobe Reader application by downloading it from Adobe's website. Using Acrobat, you can create a PDF file using any file as a source file whether it be Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, or a webpage. Acrobat 11 allows you to view, create, and modify PDF files to do a variety of different things. Adobe has improved the existing tools and added new tools to help you enhance the ease with which you work with PDF files.


Adobe Acrobat DC Pro/Standard: Highlights.

Adobe Muse

Adobe Muse enables you to create professional websites without writing code. Website planning, designing, and publishing HTML pages is as easy as creating layouts for print. The program includes sitemaps, master pages, and drag-and-drop workspaces that allow you to work quickly. Tools for interactivity, image control, and access to more than 400 web fonts served by the Adobe Typekit® service enable rich website design.

Adobe Muse is an application that allows graphic designers to create web sites for small businesses without having to know any complex coding languages. Designers use Muse for creating web friendly text that easily flows around objects and graphics. You can create interactive elements like buttons and links without knowing HTML or CSS, visually adjusting elements like page size without making any code level adjustments, easily creating rich interactive content like slideshows, navigation bars and light boxes, and deploying the site directly to your own web server, or hosted services, like Adobe Business Catalyst.

Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate - the NEW Flash!

For nearly two decades, Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web. Because of the emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards, Adobe have completely rewritten the Flash program to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. As the premier animation tool for the web for many years, Flash Professional has now been renamed Adobe Animate CC.

Arguably the biggest issue for the previous Flash platform was its reliance on the Flash Player plugin that has not been supported by Apple and mobile devices. Animate CC frees the application from the player by embracing web standards, opening up the whole of the web, including mobile. Adobe Animate has now been recognised as an HTML5 ad solution that complies with the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards, and is also widely used in the animation/cartoon industry.

Adobe Animate CC can output animation/interaction projects to virtually any format (including SVG), through its extensible architecture and importantly, Animate will continue to support Flash (SWF) and AIR formats.

Our Adobe Animate 2 day short course is ideal for web designers, interactive designers, and web developers who want to enrich their content for the web with motion and interactivity.