Adobe Tools

Adobe Tools

Professional Development

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | South County Education Center | Corporate College

Discover the amazing capabilities of the Adobe creative cloud tools. Learn Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects and Lightroom.

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Continuing Education

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314-984-7777

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Photo Editing | Photoshop & Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14: Basic Overview

Unhappy with your pics or just want to take your photography to the next level? This entry level course will introduce you to the basics of this incredible program sometimes known as Photoshop Creative Cloud's little, but powerful, brother. Basic photo editing such as brightening, retouching, filters, cloning, layers and much more will be taught. Class will be taught using Elements 14; however, the majority of the techniques can be applied to most versions of Elements from version 10 to current. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience and proficient computer skills.
COMP:755 | $89 | Age 60+: $55
F05 | Tu 6-9 p.m. | Rachel Bufalo | Sept. 18-Oct. 2 | STLCC-SC, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: In a Day

Learn the Basics of Adobe Photoshop in a day! You will learn how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to: layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool and content-aware fill, transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $99 | Age 60+: $69
F04 | Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Francis Zych | Sept. 29 | MC - BA, 212

Adobe Photoshop CC: Intro

This course, utilizing Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud software, shows students how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Topics may include but are not limited to: layers, history, the clone stamp, the spot healing brush tool and content-aware fill, the quick selection tool, the magic wand and color range, transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
COMP:755 | $129 | Age 60+: $99
F01 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | Sept. 10-Oct. 1 | Corp. College, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: Intermediate

Picking up right where the introductory class left off-topics may include but are not limited to: understanding the histogram and how to adjust exposure, smoothing wrinkles and brightening teeth, changing the size of your image and canvas, the power of crop tool and blending modes. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Introduction class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate.
COMP:755 | $129 | Age 60+: $99
F02 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | Oct. 8-20 | Corp. College, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced

Adobe Photoshop Advanced builds on the skills learned in the beginning and intermediate classes. Topics may include but are not limited to: Coordinating adjustment layers with layer masks, smart objects, blurring and sharpening and shadows and highlights. Students will work hands-on with a wide variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Intermediate class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials program.
COMP:755 | $129 | Age 60+: $99
F03 | M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych | Nov. 12-Dec. 3 | Corp. College, 206

Adobe Photoshop CC: The First Step

This workshop introduces practical methods for working with the software. Carefully crafted tutorials provide an overview and reinforce the student's understanding of Photoshop tools, including Layers, Making Selections, Masking, Basic Color, the Type tool, Extraction Filter, Image Resolution, and the conversion from RGB to Grayscale. Image repairs with the Healing Patch and Clone Stamp will be explored. The ability to create unique fictional images without a camera or scanner will be introduced. Lots of discussion and guided demonstrations by a Photoshop expert will encourage class participation in an atmosphere of mutual support.
CVTW:701 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F01 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Francis Zych | Aug. 31 | MC - HE, 233

Adobe Photoshop CC: The Next Step

This workshop presents essential techniques for graphic designers, photographers and digital artists who are already regular users of Photoshop. This level of instruction will demonstrate precise selections using the pen tool and compositing two images together based on displacement maps. You will explore the brush engine, typography, filters, channels, advanced masking and the new vanishing point tool. Be prepared for an intensive hands-on learning experience that will assist you in expanding creativity.
CVTW:701 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F02 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Francis Zych | Oct. 5 | MC - HE, 233

Adobe Lightroom: Advanced Development with PhotoShop

This workshop will focus on advanced image development techniques for both amateur and professional photographers. Students will be taught both global and selective enhancement tools to optimize images. Emphasis will be placed on preparing images for the Lightroom output modules: Print, Slideshow, Book and Web.
CVTW:701 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F04 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce | Oct. 20 | MC - HE, 232

Adobe Lightroom: Introduction

This workshop introduces the basics of Lightroom. A powerful and comprehensive set of digital photography tools that enable you to organize and bring out the best in your images, achieving amazing image quality. Lightroom is designed as an end-to-end photographic workflow process for both amateur and professional photographers.
CVTW:701 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F03 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce | Sept. 8 | MC - HE, 232

Layout and Design | InDesign

Adobe InDesign CC: Basic Core Tools

The objective of this workshop is to give you an introduction to the basic core tools of Adobe lnDesign. It is targeted to those with little or no experience with lnDesign. The course covers the basics of the application; the preferences, tool bar, control bar and tool panels, what each is used for and how to use them. In addition you will work with type setting, formatting, type spacing, placing of photos, artwork and basic excel data import for tables. Included is the completion of a flyer so that an understanding of how everything works together to complete a page layout. The completion of this workshop will give you the skills to do basic page layout. It is recommended that you take the follow-up course Adobe lnDesign: Beyond the Basics to build on what you learned in the previous course.
CVTW:702 | $79 | Age 60+: $44.50
F06 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley | Nov. 3 | MC - HE, 233

Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction

Enhance your graphic design skills and productivity with InDesign. Learn how to import illustrations and photos and set type correctly for flyers, brochures, and other basic applications. Learn how to convert Quark documents into Adobe InDesign documents. Learn key commands and other great tips for making easy work of your layouts.
CVTW:702 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F05F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley | Oct. 19 | MC - HE, 233
NOTE: Course rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 19.

Digital Illustration | Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC: Pen Tool Boot Camp

Have you struggled with drawing in a vector format? The Pen tool is a key component for image creation in vector design and difficult to master. This half day workshop will focus on lessons to help understand line creation in vector software. Learn best practices on how to place anchor points, control handles and use modifier keys for path creation. Brief experience with illustrator is helpful. This class will be offered on the Macintosh platform with current version of Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.
CVTW:702 | $79 | Age 60+: $44.50
F01 | Sat 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | John Schmitt | Sept. 22 | MC - HE, 232
NOTE: Course moved to Saturday, Sept. 22. 

Adobe Illustrator CC: Raster to Vector

This workshop will take you through the steps to convert a raster image or logo into a vector format. Specific tools in Illustrator will be explored to learn all the aspects of this unique and important function of Illustrator. Explore the Image Trace menu, editing paths, and the pen tool to clean up a rasterized file. This class will be offered on the Mac platform. Basic knowledge of Illustrator helpful but not necessary.
CVTW:702 | $79 | Age 60+: $44.50
F02 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | John Schmitt | Oct. 27 | MC - HE, 232

Video | AfterEffects

AfterEffects: the First Step

Gain understanding and skill in utilizing AfterEffects to create motion graphics. We focus on learning the interface in AfterEffects, putting graphics in motion and rendering finished movie and animation projects. Participants will also explore a workflow between Photoshop and AfterEffects. Be prepared for an intensive hands-on learning experience.
CVTW:704 | $139 | Age 60+: $74.50
F01 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder | Sept. 14 | MC - HE, 233
F02 | F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Timothy Linder | Sept. 28 | MC - HE, 233

 

 

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