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How do I use Adobe at home?
To install Adobe software
at home, you must make
an Adobe account and pay
$9.95 per year!
1.
M...
How do I use Adobe at home?
To install Adobe software
at home, you must make
an Adobe account and pay
$9.95 per year!
2.
P...
How do I use Adobe at home?
To install Adobe software
at home, you must make
an Adobe account and pay
$9.95 per year!
B234...
How do I use Adobe at home?
To install Adobe software
at home, you must make
an Adobe account and pay
$9.95 per year!
3.
A...
How do I use Adobe at home?
To install Adobe software
at home, you must make
an Adobe account and pay
$9.95 per year!
4.
S...
How do I use Adobe at home?
After activating the Adobe Code you will need to install
an application to install the rest of...
How do I use Adobe at home?
There are many applications you can install on the license
at home. Only install what you need.
When to use what?
The main three professional design applications are
Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign
When to use Photoshop
Photoshop is probably the most popular program of the Adobe
software package. It edits photographs, ...
When not to use Photoshop
Photoshop should not be used for:
•	making logos
•	using large amounts of text
•	making brochure...
When to use Illustrator
Illustrator is a vector program, and is primarily used for creating
vector illustrations and objec...
When not to use Illustrator
Illustrator is a vector program, and is primarily used for creating
vector illustrations and o...
When to use InDesign
Designed for typesetting and text wrapping, it is especially handy when
working with multipage docume...
What are cloud services?
The license VCC users have
at home is also linked with
other applications and these
include fonts...
Before you start, have to think of assets
Make a folder where you
will store all of the assets
you will be using for your
...
New application, different environment
http://webcomicalliance.com/business/indesign-101-part-2/
The workspace
While MS Wo...
New application, different environment
Preview and
Artwork Mode
Very much like MS Word,
viewing documents in
InDesign can ...
New application, different environment
http://webcomicalliance.com/business/indesign-101-part-2/
The palettes
Palettes is ...
New document, lots of options
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/create-new-documents.html
Margins and Bleeds
If you a...
One page, lots of children
http://desktoppub.about.com/od/indesigntutorials/ss/id_master.htm
Master Pages
When you have a ...
Formatting text
http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-use-the-character-panel-in-adobe-indesign--cms-21110
Character...
Small detour...where does the type come from?
Different type families get installed
with different applications. When
we u...
Small detour...what’s Typekit?
Small detour...what’s Typekit?
Using Typekit
If you have wrapped your brain around
what’s really ON the computer; the soft...
Small detour...accessing Typekit
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/add-fonts-typekit.html
Formatting text
Paragraph Palettes
Another very nice thing is the
ability to work with paragraphs and
paragraph spacing.
T...
Now the big improvement, Making Columns
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/threading-text.html
Columns and Threading
I...
Adding pictures, there is a difference
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/threading-text.html
Placing vs Embedding
MS ...
Adding pictures, there is a difference
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-indesign/how-insert-image-into-i...
Adding pictures, there is a difference
Images and wrapping
The most frequently asked questions I get
from students who are...
Adding pictures, there is a difference
Images and wrapping
The most frequently asked questions I get
from students who are...
Layers make it easy to work with elements
Text over image and layers
Just like we like to get text out of the way, we
also...
Layers make it easy to work with elements
Portraits
•	Top layer (the word “Portraits)
•	Middle layer (the placed image wit...
Layers make it easy to work with elements
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/layers.html
•	The Middle layer changes
se...
The traditional ugly spreadsheet
gets a makeover
•	 http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Table-in-InDesign
•	 http://design.tutsplus...
Taking it further:
•	 https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/tutorials.html
Adobe TV
Adobe Systems provides a rich trove
of user...
Taking it further:
•	 http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-indesign/design-interactive-magazine-layout-for-i...
Taking it further:
•	 http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/the-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdesign....
Taking it further:
•	 http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/the-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdesign....
Taking it further:
•	 Lynda.com
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  1. 1. http://beardedcoffeemonkey.com/adobe-creative-cloud-is-it-worth-it/
  2. 2. How do I use Adobe at home? To install Adobe software at home, you must make an Adobe account and pay $9.95 per year! 1. Make an Adobe Account: https://accounts.adobe.com/
  3. 3. How do I use Adobe at home? To install Adobe software at home, you must make an Adobe account and pay $9.95 per year! 2. Pay the discounted rate from the VCC site myvcc > Departments > Operational > Information Technology > Special Offers (bottom of left menu) > On The Hub Store (click “On The Hub Store” link in the first paragraph) > Adove Tab > Adobe Creative Cloud
  4. 4. How do I use Adobe at home? To install Adobe software at home, you must make an Adobe account and pay $9.95 per year! B234 B234 B234 B234 B234
  5. 5. How do I use Adobe at home? To install Adobe software at home, you must make an Adobe account and pay $9.95 per year! 3. After you pay, you will be prompted to redeem your membership (use the Already have an Adobe ID link on the bottom of the window)
  6. 6. How do I use Adobe at home? To install Adobe software at home, you must make an Adobe account and pay $9.95 per year! 4. Sign in and enter the code that was supplied by the Hub B234 B234 B234 B234 B234 B234 Adobe Site From the Hub Site receipt
  7. 7. How do I use Adobe at home? After activating the Adobe Code you will need to install an application to install the rest of the applications.
  8. 8. How do I use Adobe at home? There are many applications you can install on the license at home. Only install what you need.
  9. 9. When to use what? The main three professional design applications are Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign
  10. 10. When to use Photoshop Photoshop is probably the most popular program of the Adobe software package. It edits photographs, this can include: • cropping images • changing colours on images • saving to different formats (JPG, PNG, GIF) • simple retouching • the applications are endless but for beginners these are the starting points
  11. 11. When not to use Photoshop Photoshop should not be used for: • making logos • using large amounts of text • making brochures or posters • it’s an application for editing pictures
  12. 12. When to use Illustrator Illustrator is a vector program, and is primarily used for creating vector illustrations and objects • working with logos • useful when working with vector graphics (when using cutting plotters, digital milling & engraving) • the advantage of vector graphics is the sharpness of the image at any size
  13. 13. When not to use Illustrator Illustrator is a vector program, and is primarily used for creating vector illustrations and objects • not editing bitmap images • not ideal for typesetting and text wrapping • not designing multi-page documents
  14. 14. When to use InDesign Designed for typesetting and text wrapping, it is especially handy when working with multipage documents with a lot of text, photos and graphics. • complete control over typography • suitable mainly for text wrapping of documents, books, brochures, newsletters, business cards • greatest advantage is setting of master pages and automated pagination • can create final files of a very small size, it is ideal for creating documents for printing and digital publishing http://www.bucan.sk/en/when-to-use-adobe-photoshop-illustrator-indesign/
  15. 15. What are cloud services? The license VCC users have at home is also linked with other applications and these include fonts using Typekit You can use the Adobe Apps at VCC without being logged into your own account. If you login to your account using Creative Cloud Connec- tion you can view files saved at home and have access to all your assets. + https://officialandreascy.blogspot.com/2012/08/introducing-adobe-creative-cloud.html
  16. 16. Before you start, have to think of assets Make a folder where you will store all of the assets you will be using for your project. Inside the folder you should have your images and any other assets will be using. Your InDesign file will also be in this folder, if you need to share the file, you have to share the folder. 1. 2. 3. Project folder name Main InDesign Document Temporary InDesign File Images, in an images folder (linked in InDesign document)
  17. 17. New application, different environment http://webcomicalliance.com/business/indesign-101-part-2/ The workspace While MS Word has different options along the top, Adobe applications work with palettes and document space. Elements are placed on a page ac- cording to where you want them to be. The application does not con- strain the elements. Although you have freedom at the beginning it may seem like to much freedom. Getting used to a new environment is perhaps the biggest obstacle when using the applications.
  18. 18. New application, different environment Preview and Artwork Mode Very much like MS Word, viewing documents in InDesign can be in Art- work mode (all guides, grids, and column guides, and contain- ing boxes show up) and Preview Mode (nothing shows up but the art).
  19. 19. New application, different environment http://webcomicalliance.com/business/indesign-101-part-2/ The palettes Palettes is the interface that Adobe uses to control different controls. They float on the document, the most important palettes are: Left toolbar Type > Character Palette Type > Paragraph Palette Window > Pages Palette Window > Color > Swatches Window > Links Palette
  20. 20. New document, lots of options https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/create-new-documents.html Margins and Bleeds If you are preparing a document for print, keep your margins and bleeds in mind from the beginning. Generally 1/8 inch or 3 mm should suffice. Approximately the same area within the document should be kept free of text and im- portant graphic elements (such as the logo). Set up your document for bleed in InDesign as you create it by selecting the correct set- tings in the document set-up box.
  21. 21. One page, lots of children http://desktoppub.about.com/od/indesigntutorials/ss/id_master.htm Master Pages When you have a multiple-page document, such as a brochure or catalog, using master pages will save you time. Master pages are used to automatically insert layout elements on various pages. All elements of the master page are placed onto any page you choose, and these are by default not selectable. To apply your master page to new pages, simply drag it from the Master Pages pane onto the Pages pane in the palette. If you’ve already started working on layout elements but forgot to make a master page, you can turn any page into a master page.
  22. 22. Formatting text http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-use-the-character-panel-in-adobe-indesign--cms-21110 Character Palettes The main and most important thing in InDesign is it’s ability to have complete and immediate control over typography. The palettes can be used or you can also use the top menu palette. The ease in which the important decisions can be made, changed, and explored are endless. With the Adobe license, users also have access to Typekit. Font Family Font Style Font Size Kerning Leading Tracking Font Family, the name of the entite family Font Style, a family may have a small amount of font styles or many (larger families are best, do not add by selecting Italic or Bold) Font Size, the measure is sally points Leading, space between lines, much easier in InDesign than word Tracking, the space between characters.
  23. 23. Small detour...where does the type come from? Different type families get installed with different applications. When we use word and share a document, it is assumed that the next user will have the same fonts. Not not true, it’s not the same. Word documents will reflow. By signing in at home, using Typekit, and signing it at VCC and using Typekit you can have the pretty fonts be consistent. Between your own documents and sharing with others. Also consistent between PCs and Macs.
  24. 24. Small detour...what’s Typekit?
  25. 25. Small detour...what’s Typekit? Using Typekit If you have wrapped your brain around what’s really ON the computer; the software and what Adobe considers a Cloud Offering... Typekit is a Cloud Offering. Adobe basically allows their licenced users to have access to a library of fonts. These fonts are paid for with the subscription and are high quality licensed offerings. It’s a bit tricky to wrap your head around the fact that the fonts are not really on the computer but are accessed through being logged into your Adobe account. All of your Adobe applications have access to these fonts, not any MS applications.
  26. 26. Small detour...accessing Typekit https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/add-fonts-typekit.html
  27. 27. Formatting text Paragraph Palettes Another very nice thing is the ability to work with paragraphs and paragraph spacing. The control of a paragraph box gets some getting used to. All paragraphs should be part of a large box, individual boxes should not be made for each paragraph. Paragraph Formatting Left Align Indent First Line Indent Space above paragraph Right Align Indent Last Line Indent Space below paragraphParagraph with hypernation or no hypernation
  28. 28. Now the big improvement, Making Columns https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/threading-text.html Columns and Threading It’s a very nice thing to make columns, in concept you draw two boxes, copy and paste the text into the first box...then what? Where does the rest of the text go? If there is a red corner box, then that means the rest of the text needs to be expanded, or threaded. Either you need to make the text box bigger or you need to add another box and “connect” or rather “thread” the text.
  29. 29. Adding pictures, there is a difference https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/threading-text.html Placing vs Embedding MS word can be challenging when working with pictures and moving picture boxes around can be cumbersome. When in MS Word you “embed” the image, you make it part of the document. When using InDesign, you “place” an image. You select File>place, then select the image from your working folder. You are making a connection to the image. If you do not take the image with you, InDesign will still “display” the image, but when it prints it will be pixelated.
  30. 30. Adding pictures, there is a difference http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-indesign/how-insert-image-into-indesign-document/ Scaling and placing When you place a picture the picture will place into InDesign in the physical size it was made. If using an image from the web this can be very small or very big, depending on the file size. The “concept” of real file size can be hard to grasp. MS Word places and then allows you to scale. InDesign does the same thing, but you have to think about the real “image size” much more. The good side is if you can understand this concept, your files whether in Word or InDesign will be much leaner. WARNING: Regardless of the application stay away from disproportionate scaling.
  31. 31. Adding pictures, there is a difference Images and wrapping The most frequently asked questions I get from students who are new to InDesign revolves around Text Wrap. Because it’s so difficult to accomplish well in Word, there is a palette strictly dedicated to working with wrapped text. Designers have to work with text and image all the time. Adobe InDesign’s text-wrapping tools allow you to define how much space should appear around an image. You can also specify how closely the text is to the image, and you can choose to have the text wrap around the image frame’s border or the object’s shape. The amount of offset space you specify for the object in the Text Wrap panel determines how much space is left open around the image. http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-indesign/how-wrap-text-around-image-in-adobe-indesign/
  32. 32. Adding pictures, there is a difference Images and wrapping The most frequently asked questions I get from students who are new to InDesign revolves around Text Wrap. Because it’s so difficult to accomplish well in Word, there is a palette strictly dedicated to working with wrapped text. Designers have to work with text and image all the time. Adobe InDesign’s text- wrapping tools allow you to define how much space should appear around an image. You can also specify how closely the text is to the image, and you can choose to have the text wrap around the image frame’s border or the object’s shape. The amount of offset space you specify for the object in the Text Wrap panel determines how much space is left open around the image.
  33. 33. Layers make it easy to work with elements Text over image and layers Just like we like to get text out of the way, we also like text over image. THE main concept around all Adobe applications is the use of layers. Things that are in front of an object, or behind an object. Basically to make things easier, when I get students to start working in layers I always ask for three layers (I try and make things easy): • Top layer • Middle layer • Back layer (sometimes background layer) TOP MIDDLE BACK BACKGROUND
  34. 34. Layers make it easy to work with elements Portraits • Top layer (the word “Portraits) • Middle layer (the placed image with a white stroke around it) • Back layer (a placed image with a Damask background)
  35. 35. Layers make it easy to work with elements https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/layers.html • The Middle layer changes sequence so that it’s being covered by the Back layer. • Layers can be moved around in sequence. • You have to be consistent with your strategy for the entire document since these are global rules. Portraits
  36. 36. The traditional ugly spreadsheet gets a makeover • http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Table-in-InDesign • http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-drag-and-drop-in-tables-with-adobe-indesign-cc-2014--cms-21463
  37. 37. Taking it further: • https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/tutorials.html Adobe TV Adobe Systems provides a rich trove of user resources for all applications in its Creative Suite, including InDesign. Learn InDesign tricks from the very people who developed the world’s most popular desktop publishing software. Adobe Systems provides at least two main channels through which users can learn about InDesign concepts, shortcuts, and techniques. In the official Learn and Support site for InDesign, you get guided tours of key topics that cater to a whole spectrum of users, from people who are totally new to InDesign to those who seek to master its advanced features.
  38. 38. Taking it further: • http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe-indesign/design-interactive-magazine-layout-for-ipad-iphone/ Digital Arts Mag Take a shortcut to creating awesome content for tablets and mobile phones. Want to unleash compelling digital magazines for iPad? This text- and image-based tutorial from Digital Arts gives a step-by-step procedure for creating mind-blowing and inspiring content for tablets. You’ll be guided by no less than niche guru Michael Golan, creator of the award- winning comics magazine, Scrawl. In 16 screenshot-illustrated steps, Michael will show you how he created an issue of Scrawl using InDesign and the Mag+ plugin.
  39. 39. Taking it further: • http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/the-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdesign.tutsplus. com%2Farticles%2Fthe-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340&mbsy=99LHl&mbsy_source=89a40fe8-4017-4cb6- 9343-fe8328f79bd0&campaignid=20686 Tuts+ Bookmark this quick reference on all things InDesign. Tuts+ counts among the top destinations on the Web for creatives and designers. One reason people come to it in droves is arguably the site’s library of free tutorials and other resources. We think that one of the site’s most useful resources is its glossary of InDesign terms and concepts, which is perfect for moments when you just need a quick lookup of an unknown term.
  40. 40. Taking it further: • http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/the-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdesign.tutsplus. com%2Farticles%2Fthe-a-to-z-of-adobe-indesign--cms-21340&mbsy=99LHl&mbsy_source=89a40fe8-4017-4cb6- 9343-fe8328f79bd0&campaignid=20686 Layers Magazine Layers Magazine specializes on Adobe software for the creative community and offers a trove of resources for InDesign users. Need some tips on how to edit tables, apply nested styles, or create QR codes in InDesign? Layers Magazine offers more than 200 tips-and-tricks articles that contain valuable nuggets of page design wisdom for both InDesign newbies and masters alike. Layers Magazine belongs to the KelbyOne network, a leading online learning provider led by photographer, designer, and award-winning author Scott Kelby. In addition to power-packed InDesign tutorials, Layers Magazine also provides tons of resources on Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and other Adobe applications. 4.
  41. 41. Taking it further: • Lynda.com

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