Create with Adobe Express!

In this course, learn how to get started with Adobe Creative Cloud Express —formerly Spark, the easy-to-use graphic design software from Adobe.

In addition to covering the basics—such as how to create dynamic layouts and add multimedia, you will learn how to make the most of the new generative AI features powered by Adobe Firefly - available in Adobe Express.

The Adobe Express Free plan is free for web and mobile applications. With BU's Adobe CC subscription, you get access to full version of the apps, which includes all premium features and lets you create branded stories with your logo, colors, and fonts. premium templates.


To get a Boston University sponsored Adobe license or for eligibility determination – see “Cost” section here: http://www.bu.edu/tech/services/teaching/digital-multimedia-production/adobe-creative-cloud/

 

  • Registration will ensure that you receive reminders and Zoom link prior to the session.

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Dynamic Text Layouts with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is an industry-standard graphic design tool useful for creating documents, posters, brochures, catalogs, magazines, newspapers or other digital and/or printed materials.

This training session will include the following topics:

  • User interface basics
  • Pages and spreads
  • Placeholder text
  • Placing images in a frame
  • Character and paragraph styles
  • Color and swatches
  • Export to PDF

Feel feel free to bring your own text and images to work with.

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are available for free (or with a significant discount) through BU. Visit this page for more information on requesting an Adobe Creative Cloud license:  https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/teaching/digital-multimedia-production/adobe-creative-cloud/

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is an industry photo and image editing software available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. Create graphics for your Blackboard course, academic projects, online portfolio or scientific figures.

This 1.5 hour introductory course will cover topics such as:

- User Interface Basics

- Working with Layers

- Image & Canvas Transformations

- Adjustment Layers

- Editing Layer Masks

- Drawing with the Pen Tool

- Clone Stamp and Spot Healing Brush Tools

- AI Tools: Select Subject, Generative Fill and Generative Expand

 

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are available for free (or with a significant discount) through BU. Visit this page for more information on requesting an Adobe Creative Cloud license:  https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/teaching/digital-multimedia-production/adobe-creative-cloud/

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Adobe Photoshop: Advanced

Looking to level up your Adobe Photoshop skills? This course will cover advanced functionality of this professional image manipulation tool, such as:

- Camera RAW editing

- Selection/Mask editing and the incredible new Select Subject tool

- Rubber Stamp, Spot Healing Brush and Patch Tools

- Photomerge: Create panoramic images from multiple photos

- Merge to HDR: Generate high dynamic range (HDR) images from mulitple exposures

- The Liquify Tool

- Actions & Batch Functions

 

Attendees are suggested to have previous experience with Photoshop.

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are available for free or at significant discount from Boston University. More information available at: https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/teaching/digital-multimedia-production/adobe-creative-cloud

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Adobe Design Apps Comparison for Beginners

When you’ve got a new project on your hands, one of the first questions you probably ask yourself is, “Which Adobe product should I use to make this?” With so many different Adobe applications, how do you know if you are using the best application for what you’re trying to accomplish? 

In this 1.5 hour workshop/Q&A Session designed for the beginners, we’ll focus on the big four Adobe design products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Spark to help you get started.  

Zoom invite will be sent to all the registered participants on the day of the training.

  • Adobe Photoshop is the first choice for art and design, as well as photo enhancement and transformation. 
  • Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphic design software. Draw, combine, refine, and make your work stand out.
  • InDesign is a page layout tool that’s used primarily for print, but also has digital publishing capabilities.
  • Adobe Spark is a suite of apps for creating graphics, web pages, and short videos for social media, easily and quickly. 

It is recommended you download Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign on your own laptop prior to the workshop. Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are available for free (or with a significant discount) through BU.

Visit this page for more information on requesting an Adobe Creative Cloud license:  https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/teaching/digital-multimedia-production/adobe-creative-cloud

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Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate level

Zoom invite will be sent to all the registered participants on the day of the training. 

This is a hands-on workshop designed for the beginners to the intermediates in mind. The 1.5 -hour training starts at a beginner level and progresses to intermediate level.

Topics discussed will include:

  • How to setup a project and import images
  • Interface, Panels and Toolbars
  • Adjustments using Smart Filters & Camera Raw  
  • Working with layers and compositions
  • Basic and complex selections
  • Removing Unwanted Objects 
  • Transform techniques and Clipping masks
  • Blending multiple images using Layer Masks 
  • Working with text, shapes and colors
  • Resizing, saving and exporting images  

NOTE: While the laptops in the computer lab do feature Photoshop, it is recommended you download Adobe Creative Cloud and Photoshop on your own laptop so you can continue to work with the program outside of the workshop. 

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Create & Publish a Course Research Journal using Adobe InDesign

In this 75 min hands-on workhsop, participants are given an InDesign template, which scaffolds their introduction to a professional design tool and gives them a jumping-off point for designing their article. 

We will cover

  • File management
  • Template tour and layouts 
  • Setting and editing  title page and spread. 
  • Placing text and images in a frame
  • Applying text styles, 
  • Formatting text and paragraph alignment 
  • Color Theme Tool and  swatches.
  • Export to PDF and publish 

The example shown is an article for the popular science magazine, but the sample template can be adapted to any magazine or journal that makes sense in your course or discipline. Participants can feel free to bring their own articles and images to work with. 

 

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Introduction to Adobe Premiere

A hands on introduction to Adobe Premiere and video editing. 

Topics discussed will include:

- the basics of the Premiere interface 

- how to setup a project

- how to import media

- working with video, audio and photo sequences

- working with titles and transition effects

- exporting a sequence

 

Prior experience with audio and visual media is recommended for this class. 

 

NOTE: Participants will need to bring their own laptop with Adobe Premiere Pro already installed. 
The laptops in the computer lab do not work with Premiere. Please come to class prepared.

 

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

A hands on introduction to Adobe Illustrator and vector graphics. 

Topics discussed will include:

- what vector graphics are and how to work with them

- the basics of the Illustrator interface 

- how to setup a project

- how to import media

- working with artboards and layers

- working with text

- using the pen tool and creating paths

- using the paintbrush tool and working with color

- exporting images and artboards

 

Prior knowledge of visual media (particularly Photoshop) is recommended for this class. 

 

NOTE: While the laptops in the computer lab do feature Illustrator, it is recommended you download Adobe Creative Cloud and Illustrator on your own laptop so you can continue to work with the program outside of the workshop. 

 

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