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Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools remains the gold standard for creating digital media and content around the world. UNM Continuing Education offers beginner to advanced training in the most popular Adobe programs.

Adobe Creative Suite - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section SUA‐PD

56311
$249
06/25/2019 - 07/02/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section SUB‐PD

56311
$249
07/08/2019 - 07/15/2019
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section SUB‐PD

56121
$325
07/08/2019 - 07/12/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Delve deeper into the creative power and the productive rewards of computer illustration. Topics include creating and using gradients, advanced type use, an in‐depth look at Illustrator's color controls, and plug‐in filters. Several illustrations and single‐page displays are presented for use in class. Prerequisite: 56211 or equivalent experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56212
$249
07/09/2019 - 07/16/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance and transform your images. Organize and cross‐index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56312
$249
07/09/2019 - 07/16/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section SUB‐PD

56122
$325
07/15/2019 - 07/19/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56122
$325
07/17/2019 - 07/29/2019
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Adobe Lightroom is an ideal photo editing tool for beginners and seasoned photographers alike. With Lightroom, getting your photography into the digital workflow on your computer is easier than ever. Import, process, manage, and showcase your images from one shot to an entire shoot. Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop allowing you to quickly make changes and then see the updated effects in Lightroom. Learn how to import photos, organize them, make changes and color corrections, and use Lightroom to present your images to an audience. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section SUA‐PD

56361
$249
07/18/2019 - 07/25/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Delve deeper into the creative power and the productive rewards of computer illustration. Topics include creating and using gradients, advanced type use, an in‐depth look at Illustrator's color controls, and plug‐in filters. Several illustrations and single‐page displays are presented for use in class. Prerequisite: 56211 or equivalent experience.

Section SUB‐PD

56212
$249
07/22/2019 - 07/26/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Discover how to use a Wacom drawing tablet to trace, draw and sketch in Adobe Photoshop. Get acquainted with the set‐up and use of a Wacom drawing tablet, and how to create dynamic brushes in Photoshop that react to pressure, tilt and direction. Explore a variety of Photoshop tools to simulate naturalistic sketching and drawing using the tablet and stylus. Learn basic scanning and clean‐up techniques to import your hand drawn ideas for use in Photoshop as a tracing template. Finally, add color to your artwork using mixing brushes, patterns and gradients. Prerequisite: 56311 or equivalent experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56318
$149
07/25/2019 - 07/30/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Find out how to get accurate color on your monitor and match it to what comes out of your printer. The key is color management and calibration. Learn what's involved in managing color so that you can select and use calibration hardware and color management software to get consistent results for your printed digital photos, design proofs and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56013
$95
07/30/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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Learn how to design and produce a flyer with Adobe InDesign that you can print and hand out, email in PDF form or send to a commercial printer for output. InDesign is a highly versatile tool for creating flyers and ads and other documents that grab attention with colorful imagery, striking graphics and attractive typography. Get an introduction to the tools and techniques for flyer‐creation, including document set‐up, character formatting, importing and sizing graphics, and page layout tips. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section SUA‐PD

56045
$249
07/30/2019 - 08/01/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:30 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance and transform your images. Organize and cross‐index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Section SUB‐PD

56312
$249
07/31/2019 - 08/07/2019
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Utilize the note‐making and markup capabilities of Acrobat Pro to make notations to documents for editing and updating. Set up navigation features to make it easy for users to link to other pages, web pages, or other PDFs. Learn how to create electronic forms. Discover how a PDF opens for a user, how to make limited text changes in a PDF, and embed media such as audio and video. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56181
$249
08/29/2019 - 09/05/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Audrey Troche
CE South Building

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Adobe developed this brilliant Creative Suite of programs: InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Animate, Bridge and Acrobat Pro to help us build solutions and communicate our ideas. This class offers a hands‐on overview of these Adobe digital tools whether you are using Mac or Windows. Join us to explore the use of the tools to design beautiful layouts, create intricate illustrations, edit all photos, build exceptional websites, work with interactive animations, optimize graphics and whatever else you might imagine! Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56005
$195
09/07/2019 - 09/14/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Explore the differences between raster and vector graphics and determine which is best for each project. Understand key file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, native, RAW data, and discover how they import work within Adobe and other software programs. Additional topics include RGB, CMYK, spot and Web color systems and digital camera resolution conversions. This course provides important foundation information for all graphics software used in digital arts. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56101
$249
09/09/2019 - 09/16/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Make the transition from camera to computer. Learn how to download photos from your camera to your computer, how to best organize and archive photos, and how to protect your photos from losing image quality. Discuss optimum workflow patterns in order to start with best practices so that your photos are protected, manageable and accessible. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56011
$95
09/10/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAA‐PD

56311
$249
09/17/2019 - 09/24/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance and transform your images. Organize and cross‐index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56312
$249
09/26/2019 - 10/03/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Make the transition from camera to computer. Learn how to download photos from your camera to your computer, how to best organize and archive photos, and how to protect your photos from losing image quality. Discuss optimum workflow patterns in order to start with best practices so that your photos are protected, manageable and accessible. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section FAB‐PD

56011
$95
10/05/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAA‐PD

56121
$325
10/08/2019 - 10/17/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAB‐PD

56311
$249
10/12/2019 - 10/26/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Are you switching to InDesign? Do you have experience with PageMaker, Publisher, or QuarkXPress? Do you need to get up and running quickly? Get a fast‐paced introduction to all the basic InDesign tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, working with blocks of text, creating and working with simple graphics, as well as importing text and graphics from other applications. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of any page layout software.

Section FAA‐PD

56126
$249
10/12/2019
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Adobe Lightroom is an ideal photo editing tool for beginners and seasoned photographers alike. With Lightroom, getting your photography into the digital workflow on your computer is easier than ever. Import, process, manage, and showcase your images from one shot to an entire shoot. Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop allowing you to quickly make changes and then see the updated effects in Lightroom. Learn how to import photos, organize them, make changes and color corrections, and use Lightroom to present your images to an audience. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAA‐PD

56361
$249
10/14/2019 - 10/21/2019
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn to prepare digital files for commercial printing in this introduction to electronic prepress technology. Discover the fundamental terms and technology involved, including pagination, spot and process color, trapping, registration, color separations, halftones and printing technologies. Master the basics of preparing quality files in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Prerequisites: 56121 and 56311 or equivalent experience. Suggested: 56181, 56211.

Section FAA‐PD

56185
$249
10/21/2019 - 10/25/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56122
$325
10/22/2019 - 10/31/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Do you want to build more creative solutions in the classroom, lab and workplace? Join us for this Fast Track day long dive into Adobe CC Photoshop. This technology, traditionally considered limited to creative fields, is now an essential tool for all professions as classrooms, labs and workplaces become more digital. We developed the Fast Track Adobe CC Photoshop workshop to give you the beginning you need to discover what more you would like to know.

Section FAA‐PD

56329
$249
11/02/2019
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAB‐PD

56121
$325
11/04/2019 - 11/11/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector art in both color and black and white. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including geometric and freeform drawing tools, transformation tools and path editing, paint and type tools, and exporting art for output. Special emphasis is given to the ways Illustrator facilitates drawing. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section FAA‐PD

56211
$249
11/05/2019 - 11/12/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance and transform your images. Organize and cross‐index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Section FAB‐PD

56312
$249
11/09/2019 - 11/23/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector art in both color and black and white. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including geometric and freeform drawing tools, transformation tools and path editing, paint and type tools, and exporting art for output. Special emphasis is given to the ways Illustrator facilitates drawing. Prerequisite: Familiarity and some practice with Illustrator.

Section FAA‐PD

56219
$249
11/09/2019
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section FAB‐PD

56122
$325
11/13/2019 - 11/20/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Delve deeper into the creative power and the productive rewards of computer illustration. Topics include creating and using gradients, advanced type use, an in‐depth look at Illustrator's color controls, and plug‐in filters. Several illustrations and single‐page displays are presented for use in class. Prerequisite: 56211 or equivalent experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56212
$249
11/14/2019 - 11/21/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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An online portfolio is a must for designers and anyone who creates visual media. Learn how to showcase your work by creating an online portfolio using InDesign's interactive features‐‐all without knowing any code! Topics include creating galleries, buttons, hyperlinks, animation, and adding audio and video for a truly dynamic interactive portfolio. Students will create an online portfolio in class. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section FAA‐PD

56128
$325
12/02/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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